That anonymous photo blogger from Digg claimed he was saving almost eight dollars by buying a new Canon printer with free ink rather than replacement cartridges. Did the new printer have the same amount of ink as the replacement cartridges?
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With prices of basic printers being around $40 - $50 and a ink cartridge being around $20 - $30 each for black AND color. It costs me more to replace the printer's ink than to just buy a brand new printer. This just seems like a total waste of materials though (I have 4 printers sitting in my basement with no ink).
The is available at Wal-Mart for $44. A combo package of ink for the X2600 currently costs $39.98 at Wal-Mart. It's close, but unless Wal-Mart puts that Lexmark printer on sale you're paying $4 more by buying a new printer instead of ink.