This is another public service announcement:
Choose where to buy your printer ink very carefully.
My two month old laser printer needs ink, which is a bit of a surprise given that my old printer only needed ink 4 times in its entire life. So off I went to PCWorld. I realised that the ink cartridge for my printer was smaller than many of the others and seemed to be priced accordingly at £37. When I went to pay, it came up as £74. There were no specifications telling me how many pages it would print, and that seemed like a lot for two month’s worth of ink. So I went home to check on line.
For the same ink cartridge, with a pathetic yield of 2,000 pages (I got the wrong printer…) the price is as follows:
- PC Word — £74.99
- HP on line — £49.99
- Amazon — £39.99
Is it any wonder Amazon has taken over the world?