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Re: The great ink conspiracy



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" <jimw203@mindspring.com>
To: <epson-inkjet@leben.com>
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
>
>
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