You pay more for cartridges than the price of printer over a long run. Finding ways to reduce printing costs can quickly add up to big savings if you do a lot of printing.
Why refurbished printer cartridges?
Buying recycled printer cartridges is getting more popular in recent years. Recycled cartridges not only save consumers money, but they also are very green and help reduce the number of 400 million printer ink cartridges that end up in landfills every year.
Most printer manufacturers have adopted the same marketing model as razor blade companies. Sell the razor cheap – then make money with a big mark up on the blades that fit the razor. Printer companies will sell the printers at a loss in order to have you locked into buying their printer cartridges.
In addition, the printer manufacturers market heavily to convince consumers that recycled cartridges are inferior and not as reliable as the original brand cartridges. They also say that use of recycled cartridges will void the printer warranty.However, the original manufacturers are selling recycled cartridges( some of the components in new cartridges are old) and still charging full retail price. A knowledgeable consumer should be aware of what they are getting for the high cost.Moreover if you are an ecologically conscious consumer you will appreciate that recycled printer cartridges decrease the amount of solid waste dumped into landfills each year as the can be reused several times.Recycled cartridges really are worth a go, so do not let past experiences hold you back, third party cartridges have advanced hugely in the past few years, with outstanding quality and reliability now being seen across hundreds of models.