[ale] [Fwd: Re: Printers stink]
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Sat Apr 28 08:26:28 EDT 2007
James P. Kinney III wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-04-27 at 19:55 -0400, Geoffrey wrote:
>> Calvin Harrigan wrote:
>>> As a side note/off topic, I calculated the price per gallon for an
>>> average Inkjet printer. Given that an average cartridge contains 6 ml
>>> (really closer to 3, but I'll give the benefit of the doubt).
>> I heard a story by Clark Howard about how he keeps buying the same
>> printer and not buying the ink because he finds the printer on sale and
>> has figured out it's cheaper then getting the ink. I'm pretty sure it
>> was a laser color printer though.
> I guess Clark Howard has no conscience about the garbage stream that
> process will generate. Also the starter cartridges and toners are even
> lighter use than the full replacements.
Actually he did make mention of both issues. He claims he's keeping the
printers, has two in the box at his home. He noted it bothered him a
bit (although obviously not enough). He also noted that this particular
printer comes with full cartridges and that most printers don't and
therefore you have to do the math to find out which is the best deal.
Until later, Geoffrey
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