How come replacement inkjet cartridges cost as much as the printer?

Answer The ink is how they make their money. Your best bet is to find a brand that takes cheap ink.

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I need replacement cartridges for my printer. They cost about £2 less than the printer. Why?

Many companies sell the printer at a loss, and jack up the prices of the consumables.You only buy one printer, you buy many many sets of cartridges.Insult to injury - all companies ship their print... Read More »

Are remanufactured / compatible printer cartridges / inkjet cartridges as good as the real thing?

usually, they're just cheaper, still work ok

What is the Model # of your HP Inkjet Printer, & what HP Inkjet Cartridges Does It Use ?

I have an Deskjet 842C, 712C and an officejet 4215 with the office jet it can take a 56, 27, and 21 for black without incident, however being that the 21 is ridiculously low capacity I will not use... Read More »

Why do printer cartridges cost so much?

according to a canon printer rep "so the company can make money. We sell the printers at a cheap price, and then you have to buy our ink"