what do you pay for your ink cartridge for your printer

September 2, 2007 7:42pm CST
i had an hp printer and i was paying about 50 each for black and for color. it was crazy to spend 100 every time. i just bought a new 3 in one lexmark printer and it cost me less for the printer then to buy ink for my old one. now it's only 25 dollars for both black and color together. i can't beleive it.
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5 responses
@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
3 Sep 07
All printers are different. You need to check the cost of the ink cartridge as well as the amount of ink it holds. My mother has a cannon printer and her replacement ink is only about ten dollars each but they are small and have to be replaced more than mine. My ink runs about $49.99 each. I can get them on sale for a lower price. Watch staples and office depot because they give you $3.00 toward your next purchase when you turn in an old cartridge. I also get a good deal at Sams Club. I can usually get two black and one color for about $70.00 and that is a good price. I have a hp all in one printer. I have an Aunt that has a printer that you need to change like four or five ink cardridges. She is however, having problems with her printer because the ink has to be put in, in a certain order.
@ranitam22 (1147)
• United States
3 Sep 07
I paid $20 for my ink cartridge for my dell printer when it ran out. Too bad i wasted my money because even after I changed it and made sure I had it in correctly. My printer stopped printing black and was only printing in color and now for some reason it won't even print in color even though I have not done anything with that ink and it's not even half gone. I havenen't had the printer for long, but i guess it's just a piece of crap.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
28 Jan 08
I used to have a Cannon printer and I could buy a refill kit for like $20 that would last me like 5-6 months. Now I have a Lexmark and it won't let you refill it so I have to buy a new cartridge like every other month and it's like $20. I miss my Cannon. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@santuccie (3375)
• United States
5 Dec 07
I'm surprised. My experience with Lexmark was quite the reverse. In the past, their tactic was always to tempt you with a cheap printer, then jug you with the ink. If you didn't want to inconvenience yourself in buying and installing a new machine, and recycling/donating the old one; you'd bite the bullet and pay their exorbitant, cinematic prices. And the ink ran out quickly; not only were you paying out the nose, but you were paying out the nose for cartridges the size of HP's smallest. How big were the HP cartridges you used to buy, and how big are the cartridges you're getting now? Mine's an HP PSC 1410, and I'm paying $30 per set. And since HP lets you adjust the weight from the control center, it can print over 100 full-page pictures, or a good few hundred text-only pages. A few years ago, there was a Lexmark in the office I worked at (I can't remember the model, something like x1200, x1250...). Its cartridges were the size of the HP cartridges I use in my own printer, and they cost $50 each. And I don't remember being able to adjust the ink. It would print some 40-50 pages, then run out. There was a Brother printer hooked up to another workstation. It used separate cartridges for red, blue, yellow, and black. I don't remember what they cost, but the old machine printed well, and forever. Someone had given me my first flashdrive around that time, and I'd transfer files to the machine running the Brother when my Lexmark went out (the office wasn't networked). Glad everything seems to be working out now. Salute! -santuccie P.S.: Laughing at dumb jokes is still good for your health!!!
• India
30 Sep 07
yes, cost wise lexmark is cheaper than hp. first i also used hp but the cost of cartridge is too much high. now i am also using Lexmark from last 7-8 months, and i am happy with this printer.