Welcome to Bucaro TecHelp!

Bucaro TecHelp
Maintain Your Computer and Use it More Effectively
to Design a Web Site and Make Money on the Web

About Bucaro TecHelp About BTH User Agreement User Agreement Privacy Policy Privacy Site Map Site Map Contact Bucaro TecHelp Contact RSS News Feeds News Feeds


Victims of Sandy Hook

Stop the Slaughter of Innocents. Congress is bought and paid for by gun lunatics and gun promotion groups. If you want to live in a safe America, help buy Congress back for America. Send a donation to Mayors Against Illegal Guns, 909 Third Avenue, 15th Floor New York, NY 10022


Printer Cartridge Price Fixing

Printers are one of the biggest rip-offs in computing today. Companies like Hewlett Packard (HP) and Cannon throw together a bucket of cheap plastic parts and charge you $150.00 for it. Then, they price gouge you for the ink cartridges.

CNET.com analyzed the cost for inkjet printing and reported that the costs ranged from 14 cents to $1.32 per page. If it costs 21 cents per page and you print only an average of two pages per day, the annual cost of ink would be more than the cost of the printer.

The ink cartridge for a low end HP printer, containing only one tiny ounce of ink, costs a mind boggling $30.00! Thatís price gouging, and all printer manufacturers are doing it. Thatís called PRICE FIXING and itís illegal. To add to the rip-off, some of them put all the colors into one cartridge. Then you have to buy a new cartridge when only one color runs out, wasting the remaining ink.

This price gouging makes it impossible for businesses like direct marketing or mail order to survive. The only way you can protect yourself is to refill your own cartridges. Most people feel that it is too difficult or too messy to refill cartridges. But for the cost of a new cartridge, you can refill your old one 12 times (per color).

If your business on average prints 200 pages per day, refilling cartridges could bring your costs down from $15,330.00 to $1,277.50 per year. This is based on 21 cents per page, your actual cost per page could me much higher. With this kind of savings, you can afford to screw up a few cartridges while learning. If you spill some ink, you can afford to re-carpet the entire house.

A good place to get inkjet refill kits is MIS Associates. They provide detailed online well-illustrated step-by-step instructions. The same idea applies to laser printer toner cartridges. Can you afford to pay $400.00 every time your HP 1200se toner cartridge runs dry? A good place to get toner refill kits is TonerRefillKits. They also provide detailed online well-illustrated step-by-step instructions. You can refill the 1200se cartridge for only $12.95! (after one time $12.95 purchase of tool kit.)

Printers are one of the biggest rip-offs in computing today. I donít know why the FTC is not investigating illegal ink cartridge price fixing by printer manufacturers. For now, the way to protect yourself is to learn how to refill your own cartridges.

More Maintain and Upgrade Your PC Articles:
• How Power Surges Can Smoke Your PC
• Printing Troubleshooting Guide
• How To Refill Your Ink Cartridge
• How to Clean the Junk Files in Your PC
• Installing An Optical Drive Guide
• How to Use Windows Defender
• Installing A Power Supply
• A Quick Guide to Wireless Networking
• Windows 7 Action Center Lets You Control Alerts
• What's the Difference Between DDR1 DDR2 and DDR3?

RSS Feed RSS Feed


Follow Stephen Bucaro Follow @Stephen Bucaro


Computer Subsections

Fire HD
[Site User Agreement] [Privacy Policy] [Site map] [Search This Site] [Contact Form]
Copyright©2001-2016 Bucaro TecHelp 13771 N Fountain Hills Blvd Suite 114-248 Fountain Hills, AZ 85268