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by Kwan H Lo
Consumers say "no" to high-price replacement cartridges.
cartridge picks up market share.
the steep drop of printer price, printer ink remains to be one of the most
expensive liquids in the world. According to a recent study by the UK
Consumers Association, printer ink costs even more than French Champagne
consumers are fed up with the high price of OEM replacement cartridges.
Many of them bought a cheap ink printer for home use, only to find out
that they have spent more on ink cartridges in just a few months. This is
why discount ink cartridges become so popular among bargain hunting
consumers these days.
ink cartridges are mostly compatible cartridges, also known as generic
cartridges. They are like the generic drugs in pharmaceutical industry.
Compatible cartridges are made brand new with the same specifications of
name brand cartridges but are generally 50-75% cheaper.
consumer was quoted saying "I was amazed at the money I save using these
discount ink cartridges. I can print as many color photos as I want now".
Another consumer said "I was a bit concerned about the printing quality at
first, but it worked out great".
type of discount ink cartridges is remanufactured cartridges. They are
name brand cartridges which have gone through one cycle of use, but
refilled and sometimes installed with new components. Remanufactured
cartridges are a bit more expensive than compatible cartridges but still
offer a big savings compared to OEM cartridges. In addition, they are
very popular among environmentally concerned consumers.
many stores offer discount ink cartridges, consumers are advised to choose
the products carefully. In addition to price comparison, they should seek
out suppliers who can also provide good service, good refund policy and