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#1 of 8 Old 01-23-2011, 07:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Where do you buy printer ink? I print a lot, always use draft mode, and seem to go through ink quickly. I haven't had any extra money to buy ink as the cheapest I've found it is 19.00. Suggestions? Thanks!


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I'm curious about this too. I got a Kodak printer a little over a year ago because I thought they were supposed to be better on it. While the ink *is* cheaper than with most printers, I feel like it runs out way quicker too. I just can't figure it out. I need to find some thrifty way of obtaining ink, though, because we homeschool and print a LOT.


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We use 123inkjets.com. We have never had an issue with the quality of printing. Also the sell bundles of colors which we find nice. Shipping is free with orders over $55 or $4.95 for  orders under $55. HTH.


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Be careful about those inkjet refill kits where you refill your cartridge with a syringe. Many companies now put a microchip in the cartridge that only allows a certain number of prints, despite how much ink is in there! Isn't that so unfair?! Anyway, just wanted to pass that info along to everyone. innocent.gif

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P.S. Ebay has some cheap ones but I can't speak to the quality.

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I broke my last printer by using one of those refill kits :(.

 

I suggest dropping them off at Walgreens. They refill ink cartridges for $12.99. However, each time you refill them you get a coupon for 50% of the next refill. So, you get one for $13, the next one for $6.50. We've been doing it for years and Ive been really happy with it.


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I gave up on the inkjets, most times it was cheaper to buy a clearanced printer than get new ink.  Last spring/summer I watched for sales and got a Laser printer at Staples.  Total cost was about $150(then I had some reward bucks and %off coupons) and I'm still on the 'freebie' cartridge.  Replacement toner is $70.00.  I've printed about 1500 sheets on this free toner and I love the thing.   If you watch for sales/clearance you may want to upgrade to a laser printer.  BTW mine is a combo   copier, fax printer, scanner. 


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Well what kind of printer do you have? What is the model number of the ink it uses?

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