Ass hole (fwd)
justin.gruenberg at gmail.com
Sat Jan 2 10:57:30 UTC 2010
On Sat, Jan 2, 2010 at 4:31 AM, David Robert Lewis (ethnopunk)
<ethnopunk at telkomsa.net> wrote:
> I can understand how everybody feels. I live in a developing country,
> with less than $2 a day to make ends meet. My printer cost me R450. The
> replacement ink cartridge will cost me R350. This is unbelievable. I
> might as well buy a new printer on sale and throw it away. Talk about
> economics. Somebody has to answer for the system which makes R350 ink
> cartridges and then stops third world countries from producing them more
Just an interesting graph ...
The problem with just buying a new printer, is that the cartridges
that come with the printer are almost never full (closer to half). So
buying new carts, or off-brand/refillable ones is probably a better
An even better solution is to buy a laser printer if you print daily.
A lot of the used laser printers are built like tanks and are very
servicable. If you print enough, it's also the lowest per-page cost
(in exchange for a bigger up front expense).
And even better than that... don't print. Weren't we promised a
paperless society a long time ago?
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