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Thread: We all need to save where we can - me on ink cartridges

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    Super Member M.I.Late's Avatar
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    I was paying $60 for a full set of colored ink cartridges: you know Black, Magenta, Cyan and Yellow. I use Brother LC61 for my all-in-one printer.

    I found this place online

    Compandsave.com

    I am the consumate skeptic - read all the reviews - decided that for $25.00 for a set of 10 cartridges (in my case it was 2 of each color and 4 black) - worst case I would have to send them back with a nasty letter.

    My printer ran out of Magenta and I ordered online. They came in fairly quickly (can't remember how long) and I carefully put it in. The entire time praying it wasn't going to break and spill ink all over everything. Oh yes, I can imagine the worst case scenario every time. It worked! I started printing (holding my breath) - wow nice! Didn't dry quite as quick but works. Have since changed, yellow and cyan. Still ticking right along.

    Just wanted to give you all a heads up. With the economy the way it is now, we all need to save. I'm sure they're probably made overseas, but right now, I need to save the money I can't save the economy by buying from Brother right now, although I'd like to. Give those online ink suppliers a try - it's saving me a bundle. (Now, it may print less - but so far so good and they say it prints the same quantity)

    And NO, I have absolutely no affiliation with anybody that sells ink.

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    Good to know, thanks!

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    thanks for the information

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    I'm gonna have to check them out. Thank you!

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    Here we can take in our empty cartridges to the print shop and get a refilled one at a discounted price. Also our local newsagent has generic ones for half the price of the printer brand names, I have used both services with no problems.

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    Which one did you use? I am in the same boat

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.I.Late
    I was paying $60 for a full set of colored ink cartridges: you know Black, Magenta, Cyan and Yellow. I use Brother LC61 for my all-in-one printer.

    I found this place online

    Compandsave.com

    I am the consumate skeptic - read all the reviews - decided that for $25.00 for a set of 10 cartridges (in my case it was 2 of each color and 4 black) - worst case I would have to send them back with a nasty letter.

    My printer ran out of Magenta and I ordered online. They came in fairly quickly (can't remember how long) and I carefully put it in. The entire time praying it wasn't going to break and spill ink all over everything. Oh yes, I can imagine the worst case scenario every time. It worked! I started printing (holding my breath) - wow nice! Didn't dry quite as quick but works. Have since changed, yellow and cyan. Still ticking right along.

    Just wanted to give you all a heads up. With the economy the way it is now, we all need to save. I'm sure they're probably made overseas, but right now, I need to save the money I can't save the economy by buying from Brother right now, although I'd like to. Give those online ink suppliers a try - it's saving me a bundle. (Now, it may print less - but so far so good and they say it prints the same quantity)

    And NO, I have absolutely no affiliation with anybody that sells ink.
    I was doing that too until I went to K-Mart and found that by buying them separate they were only $10 each which made it $40 for the set of 4. It is smart to look around for the best buys.

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    Wow, thanks for the great tip! Awesome!

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    Thanks for the tip

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    I get mine refilled at Costco... Very reasonable.

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    We've been buying our ink replacements at Staples, give them our empty ones and get a coupon for use on anything we buy there. So far we've saved about half the cost of replacements by using the coupons but am going to bookmark the site you've used and future use.

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    Double posted. My apologies.

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    Thanks for sharing this. Every little bit helps.

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    Thanks! Just placed my order! Was using Inkgard.com which is similar and gives you a little software program so that you can set your ink usage for a particular job to minimum up to high density.

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    I wouls love to use them, but I print a lot on fabric and the one time I bought the refilled cartridges and printed on fabric, the color washed out. Had to go buy full price, now I am a little timid about buying the refilled cartridges.

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    When my old printer died I purchased a Kodak 3-in-1, easy share. The b/w is 9.98 and color is 12.98. I'd rather not mess with refilled cartridges any more. But that is good advice for those who do.

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    At home I go to the recycle shop...but at work...we just got a NEW...not really, but new to us photocopier that does everything except make beds....if we use the recycled cartridges.....YUP.... our warranty is NULLED OUT>>>>> is that a word? anyway.... I will continue to buy and support our recycle people in town for my own person use.

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    Ink is one thing that has never come down in price like the printers and computers....

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    Last time I bought ink cartridges I notied that the prices had dropped a bit. But what they use to charge was way to high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.I.Late
    I was paying $60 for a full set of colored ink cartridges: you know Black, Magenta, Cyan and Yellow. I use Brother LC61 for my all-in-one printer.

    I found this place online

    Compandsave.com

    I am the consumate skeptic - read all the reviews - decided that for $25.00 for a set of 10 cartridges (in my case it was 2 of each color and 4 black) - worst case I would have to send them back with a nasty letter.

    My printer ran out of Magenta and I ordered online. They came in fairly quickly (can't remember how long) and I carefully put it in. The entire time praying it wasn't going to break and spill ink all over everything. Oh yes, I can imagine the worst case scenario every time. It worked! I started printing (holding my breath) - wow nice! Didn't dry quite as quick but works. Have since changed, yellow and cyan. Still ticking right along.

    Just wanted to give you all a heads up. With the economy the way it is now, we all need to save. I'm sure they're probably made overseas, but right now, I need to save the money I can't save the economy by buying from Brother right now, although I'd like to. Give those online ink suppliers a try - it's saving me a bundle. (Now, it may print less - but so far so good and they say it prints the same quantity)

    And NO, I have absolutely no affiliation with anybody that sells ink.
    the only thing you have to be aware of is, if your printer is still under warranty, using this kind of ink voids that warranty...
    My son worked for an ink cartridge place that refills them for you..and they always had to tell customers that!

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    Yes it will definitely void my warranty. But hey, once I've bought ink this way, three times I've saved enough money to just buy a new printer... I'm serious! That's how it works. The printers are relatively inexpensive ($120 - I think mine was) and I saved $110.00 on the last set of ink I bought. It's crazy but true.

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