BatmansWife Posted March 4, 2012 Share Posted March 4, 2012 ....a brand new printer. We have a Lexmark printer/copier/scanner from Walmart that was around $30.00. The refills cost $42.97 for a twin pack (b&w & a color). I've been needing printer ink for months but we couldn't afford it. So, with out tax return I said, "We need ink!" Anyway, he came home with a Canon printer/copier/scanner (he thought our Lexmark was just a printer) for $29.00 that included ink already. I just looked at the Walmart website and it looks like the Canon refills would be about $33.42 for b&w & a color. I was telling my oldest dd this and she says, "Yeah. That's what everybody is doing. When they run out of ink they just buy a whole new printer with the ink in it and sell their old printer." Really? I had no idea. So...where is the logic behind these printer companies (why do the refills cost more than a new printer with ink)?? I don't think selling a used printer would really work...since a buyer is going to have to pay more to buy refill ink then it would be for them to buy a new printer with ink themselves. So.....you'd think if "everybody" (I don't really know who everybody is) is doing this....there'd be a huge amount of barely used printers either collecting dust or being thrown in the garbage. Seems like such a waste of printers. I know I tend to overanalyze things too much.....but, goodness. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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