Cartridge Prices Can Send You Broke, so Berto makes a contribution
The cost of printers has come down as the functions and technology continue to improve. So how do the printer manufacturers make money out of it? Through the ink and toner cartridges you use.
Consumer Reports has found that “inkjet ink costs anywhere from around US$13 to around US$75 per ounce (or $1,664 to $9,600 per gallon)”, in many cases more costly than expensive champagne or perfume. It’s sometimes cited as the most expensive liquid on earth, but that’s just not true. Scorpion venom apparently has that distinction, at more than $30 million per gallon [sources: Venom SA, The Wall Street Journal].
In any case, the amount you spend on a printer will be much less than what you spend on the toner or ink over the next two years. It’s enough to break you, if you are not careful, as Berto muses in this month’s cartoon.
Berto #14: April 5, 2014, Cartridge Prices Can Send You Broke
Last month’s Berto cartoon: Toner and Ink Star Wars – Berto’s battle for the universe
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