View Full Version : Cheap ink cartridges
01-20-2005, 01:30 PM
I keep seeing posts for cheap ink cartridges on the main page that are more expensive the the everyday prices at inkquik.com. I just bought cartridges from them last week and they are the least expensive place I have found.
I have a Canon i-450 and the cartridges are $1.50/each if you buy 10 or more. Maybe 10 seems like a lot, but $15.00 for 10 cartridges is less than what I usually spend on 4 cartridges elsewhere. If I can't use all of them before they go bad (2 years) then I'll throw 2 or 3 away.....so what!! Add to that the fact that their shipping charge is a flat $3.95. I got 10 color cartridges for under $20 delivered. That is a phenominal deal in my book!!
No, I don't work for Inkquik, but my research has found a place that sells my cartridges for less than any of the deals post I normally see. In addition, the customer service people that I have encountered there are very helpful. That is rare when shopping from the lowest bidder. They have been a rare exception to the saying, "You get what you pay for."
hm... not a single resellers review. http://www.resellerratings.com/seller4169.html
01-21-2005, 09:03 AM
Alright, I don't usually fill out those survey places, but for you I did. It claims it will post within 48 hours.
Anyway, shop where you want, but I'll buy from them again in the future. They were cheap enough I was skeptical, too, but I figured I was only risking $18.95 and even that wasn't really a risk because my credit card company will reverse the charges if the cartridges don't show up. So I ordered 10 color cartridges. I actually received 10 black ones, which I didn't order, so I emailed them asking them to fix the error. I wasn't expecting much in terms of customer service since they were so cheap and I thought it was my mistake for dealing with the lowest price place I could find. Surprisingly, they were amazingly courteous in their response. They sincerely apologized for the error, said they would ship my color cartridges immediately along with a call tag for the black ones, and offered to let me keep the black ones at a discount if I wanted to help make up for their mistake. I told them I'd let them know.
Anyway, the color cartridges showed up along with the call tag. I ended up deciding to keep the black cartridges, too, so they gave them to me for $10 and no shipping. In the end I got 10 color cartridges and 10 black ones for a Canon i-450 delivered for $28.95. Yeah, my order got screwed up initially, but they way they handled it was great and so much more than I was expecting. I'll keep buying my cartridges here based on the experience.
Oh, yeah. They also threw in 2 jolly ranchers with each shipment. That was kind of a neat surprise. Because they had to ship to me twice, in the second shipment I got a flavor I had never tried (Blue Rasberry). Not that it was a big deal, but it enhanced the experience.
01-24-2005, 05:30 AM
I know everyone says the cheap ink cartridges are ok for your printer, and I see that even Office Depot has their own brand name cartridges.....but, twice I have used an off-brand cartridge in my HP printer and had poor results....the cartridge seems to get clogged, and doesn't last as long.
So, I keep spending the big bucks for HP cartridges.
01-24-2005, 06:27 AM
I started with an HP. I discovered it was easier to replace the printer than the cartridges, though. The replacement cartridges would have cost me about $70 and a new Epson printer was on sale for $60. The new printer not only had better specs than the HP, it also came with two brand new cartridges (just the two included with the printer). Anyway, for $10 less I came home with an all new printer instead of just two cartridges. That printer not only worked great, but the cartridges were so much cheaper than the HP ones. Since then I have upgraded to a newer Canon, but I haven't forgotten why I bought the Epson to begin with. It was because HP cartridges are insanely overpriced. If you compare the print quality of HP to Epson and Canon you may be very surprised. I prefer both Canon and Epson to HP for print quality. Add to that the fact that the cartridges are much cheaper and it's a no-brainer.
01-24-2005, 08:25 AM
I heard the ink the printers come with is not a full cartridge. I buy the HP ink and it will last me over a year with the amount that I print. The cheap stuff usually clogs after it sits for a while.
01-24-2005, 11:02 AM
Sams Club has somewhat decent but not great prices on original HP cartridges.
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