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The EEC is having a look at Epson ink prices over here so be prepared for some changes in a downward direction on the cost front. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Wingo" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Friday, June 14, 2002 12:52 PM Subject: The great ink conspiracy > Lest we begin to believe that Epson is alone in seeming to derive the bulk > of their revenue from consumables, I refer other readers to a daily > newsletter I get, called LockerGnome. > > In the June 13th issue, a portion reads in part: "One subscriber, Brian > Eickholt, brings forth a word of caution: 'HP has recently been fixing the > lower-priced printers so their consumables don't last as long. The three HP > printers I know about are the 612C, 812C and the 940. All three of these > printers use a special black cartridge that looks like a normal cartridge, > but only holds 21ml of ink in comparison to 42ml of ink for the standard > cartridges. The printers are designed to only accept these special > cartridges and cannot use the standard cartridge. The kicker is that both > cartridges usually cost the price at the store, so in the end, you pay > twice as much for the same amount of ink. I am not sure about other > manufacturers of printers if they use similar tactics on their lower priced > printers.' " Following this is a similar venting about Lexmark. If > interested, others may read the full issue at > http://www.lockergnome.com/issues/daily/20020613.html > > Jim Wingo > > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. > - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.