The Unseen Printing Industry
Printers are cheap to replace as a general rule. If you have a printer whose transport motor failed, it might actually be cheaper to throw the printer in the trash and replace it with a new one. Sure, it might seem logical to buy a new motor and to replace the dead motor, but do compare pricing options first.
What most people fail to realize is that the printer companies are not making their money on manufacturing and selling printers. Sure, they do still make a profit when you buy your printer, but that is not the activity that keeps their stockholders happy.
When buying a printer, it really does make a lot of sense to compare the prices of replacement cartridges before you buy the printer. I bought a laser printer one time and was really excited about my new tool that is until I priced a replacement cartridge for it. $180 a pop for a remanufactured laser printer cartridge. Egad! That was more than I paid for the printer. I even bought a replacement printer for less money.
Sometimes, there is a challenge to find your printer toner cartridge at your local shopping center. With so many varieties of printers out there, most supply stores will not keep all of the various replacements on hand.
With the printer currently sitting on my desk, I save ?14-?17 on my colour
cartridge by buying my printer supplies using a third-party provider, I save ?14 against the manufacturer's website,
and I can save ?17 against Wal-Mart's prices. On the black toner cartridge,
I still save money buying from
http://www.proprint.co.uk/. I can save $5 against buying the replacement
from the manufacturer, and I can save ?6 against buying from PC World. And,
we have been trained to believe that PC World always has the best prices!
When it is time to buy a printer, never think that the manufacturer has your best interests at heart. They are in this business to make the most money they can, period.
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