Printer Ink cartridges are something we all know are very expensive. Depending on the type of printer you own or what online deals are currently available, it’s often more cost effective to simply buy a new printer than it is to buy ink cartridge refills for your old one. The chances are, depending on how often you use your printer, that buying a new one will probably be an upgrade as well as a complete refill for less.
In many of my previous articles, I have expressed the importance of comparing the price per unit of products to effectively understand the full value you are receiving when you purchase them. A good example might be comparing the price of petrol or diesel per litre from different fuel stations to see which is less expensive. If you thought petrol was expensive at $1.31 per litre in Sydney though, then you’ll probably be as shocked as I was to learn that for the ink in my printer I’m actually paying a jaw-dropping $1,183 per litre.
Luckily though, Epson have released a bold new range of “EcoTank” printers that look like they could potentially save me $942 in ink costs by comparison. If these figures turn out to be accurate once the EcoTank printers reach Australian shores, it could well turn out to be a game changer for the printer industry. HP, Canon and Brother, beware!
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