OK, I've been wary of these refill company claims.Originally posted by: jjsole
this is a joke! success or not tho, it wont stop people from refilling the cartridges themselves.
Actually that's an exaggeration. I've seen printers for $30 or $40 after rebate sometimes. It's almost cheaper after rebate to buy a whole new printer. And since it's a new printer it will probably have better specs.Originally posted by: CyOp
What is so sad about 'this' is that the market would not allow for the 'other' product if the printer manufacturers were not ripping off consumers so bad to begin with.
I mean, c'mon, buy a printer for 99 bucks and then have to pay 35 bucks for some ink, that just seems to evaporate into thin air, anyway.
Edit... I was obviously refering to ink jets, but same thing stands.
Don't feel sorry for the printer manufacture selling a printer at a loss and losing money when you buy refillable ink. Free enterprise allows for COMPETITION. What lexmark is doing is to be able have a monopoly on all ink for their printers. Generic equipment allows for better prices and more innovation in what is made. Without competition everything will be owned by one or two companies and the consumer will be raped trying to live day-to-day.Originally posted by: BD2003
I dunno, as much as I love to refill my inkjets, you have to realize that printers are usually sold at a loss, with ink sales making up for the loss on the printer.
This way people that print more pay more. The prices are outrageous for ink, but they have to make money some way, and I print so little that I am just not willing to shell out $200+ for a printer.