I don`t know if there is a Best Buy, or Circuit City or FRY`s near you but here is a simple piece of equipment that comes in so handy. It is the HP FAX 1050.
Check out the specs. For 129.00 it is not bad. Or you can go with an HP 1400 series which are all in one.. those things are good in price $79.00 and the ink last long. Ive had mine for 2 years now and haven`t changed the Ink cartridge.
let me know what you purchased.
I'm sure there a lot to look for at eBay or Amazon. Hp Fax is quite good. We have one at the office and got no issues so far.