Over the years, the cost of printers has gotten lower and lower. Sometimes you can get a new printer for practically nothing (with rebates.) But, the cost to buy the ink is absurdly high.
I used to shell out almost $100 dollars to get a set of replacement ink cartridges for my color inkjet printer.
Then, I discovered I could buy ink cartridges for a fraction of the cost of buying them at Staples or even Frys.
Instead of paying $15 for a cartridge, I now pay less than $2 a cartridge AND I can return the empties to Staples and get a $3 Staples credit.
Oh... wait, this is better than Free. I'm actually making a dollar to use these cartridges!
So where do I get this great ink? The Abacus 24-7 Private Store.
Now, I do know that some companies will tell you that if you use any ink other than their brand that your warranty will be voided. The fact is that you will save more money buying this off brand ink to replace your full set of cartridges twice, than it will cost to buy a new printer. You do the math.
By the way, you can also buy toner to refill your laser cartridges. I just purchased toner to refill my laser cartridge. The toner cost $8.95. To buy a new cartridge would have cost $86.99.
I purchased this toner from Laser Tek Services, Inc.
Yes, I did have to get out a screw driver and read some instructions, but I saved almost $80!
Now you have no excuse not to print out a lovely letter to send to your mother to tell her you love her.