[PLUG-TALK] Expensive toner, cheap color printer

Keith Lofstrom keithl at kl-ic.com
Mon Mar 10 23:34:50 PDT 2008

> Keith Lofstrom wrote:
> >In a month or two, I will need new toner for my HP2605DTN color laser
> >printer.  The official HP price for BW+3color toner is $324 ($75 plus
> >3 times $83), and Staples sells the set for $299.   The price at the
> >local toner refill+chip shop is $235.
> >
> >Meanwhile, Staples is selling new 2605 printers, with full toner 
> >cartridges, for $200.  Hm, buy the printer, strip off the crunchy
> >outer part, remove the tasty toner cartridges inside?  I guess it
> >is a cheap way to accumulate repair parts ...
On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 06:22:07PM -0700, Galen Seitz wrote:
> I know you said the cartridges in a new printer are full, but how can 
> you be certain of that?

That is in the specifications for the printer.  HP may be a mite
greedy, but they are usually honest. 


Keith Lofstrom          keithl at keithl.com         Voice (503)-520-1993
KLIC --- Keith Lofstrom Integrated Circuits --- "Your Ideas in Silicon"
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