My dad (who is fairly up to date in his knowledge of technology) bought an inkjet cartridge refill at staples without my recommending it. I honestly don't know what I would have told him if he would have asked me if I thought they were OK to use, but he said that the Staples sales person mentioned that no one has had a complaint about them, so my dad proceeded to purchase what he thought was going to be a money-saving investment. He claims to have followed the directions exactly as they were given also. However, my sister tried to print a paper for school but only half of each line was printed and then nothing was printed after a few lines. They could not figure out what the problem was until they noticed that the ink had leaked out somehow and was all over inside the printer and even on the desk underneath. In the process of cleaning the printer, my dad broke a pin on one of the interior boards, so the printer no longer worked at all. Ultimately, he ended up buying a new printer instead of saving money which he originally thought was going to happen. So now it appears that I will have to make a trip home to see if I can fix the printer with my mad soldering skills(and also get their scanner working - my mom bought a USB scanner without having a computer with USB support, so I had to order a PCI USB card for the computer, and now the Windows98 CD they have doesn't contain the right USB drivers because it's the Win98SE cd but they are running the first release, so I have to figure that one out too).
[Edited by coleslaw on 09-07-2000 at 10:47 AM]