HP warns Walgreens, OfficeMax on ink ...

HP warns Walgreens, OfficeMax on ink sales

There are 130 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 22, 2006, titled HP warns Walgreens, OfficeMax on ink sales. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's largest printer-maker, has asked Walgreen Co. and OfficeMax Inc.

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Tracey- Clearwater Fl

Bradenton, FL

#108 Dec 20, 2009
All I know is, it's cheaper to buy a new printer than buy new cartidges. What's wrong with THAT picture??!!
Ahja

Marietta, GA

#109 Mar 18, 2010
I think that compatible toners are actually the way to go. I always get the TN04BK from http://www.printerexperts.com/brother-compati...
wt F

Dickinson, TX

#110 Mar 30, 2010
my hp printer prints crappy ass pictures so I really dont think a refill on my ink could hurt. So if hp wants to act high class why dont they dish out a good looking print from there printer..maybe then people will be willing to dish out the money..a-holes.
Wheel Leasing

Miami, FL

#111 Apr 7, 2010
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Bruce Bruxism

United States

#112 Apr 8, 2010
Tracey- Clearwater Fl wrote:
All I know is, it's cheaper to buy a new printer than buy new cartidges. What's wrong with THAT picture??!!
You need a new paintbrush. 15 years ago I realized the best technique was to purchase and another printer to obtain fresh ink cartridges, returning it as defective with old/depleted ink cartridges installed.

10 years ago I began selecting printers with cartridges that were easy to refill and held large quantities of ink. HP 15/17 and HP 45/78 are ink jet cartridges which fit the criteria.

2 minutes to refill the black cartridge and 5 to refill color, at a fraction of the cost of flushing money down the toilet for new units....or using refill services at Office Max, Walgreens, etc.

If you're REALLY frugal you can buy the refill kits and return them partially depleted.
WAGworker

United States

#113 Apr 13, 2010
Well if HP is going to throw a fit about it, maybe they should lower the prices of their effing cartridges. I work in photo and we refill HP the most because it is the most popular and also most expensive. Stop whining HP and do something about it.
Bruce Bruxism

United States

#114 Apr 28, 2010
If memory is correct, HP makes 70 percent of corporate profits on ink cartridge sales, although that category only represents about 25 percent of sales.

Never under estimate the stupidity of the masses. WHY the hell switch to digital imaging IF you're to blow 500 every year for ink to print photos !!!

These could be the same consumers who pay $5.99 for 24 plastic bottles of "spring water". The water is bargain compared to ink that cost $8,000 to 9,000 per gallon.

I've spent, maybe,$200 for ink related products in the past 13 years. Walgreens had $1 refills on earth day last week so I took in 5 COLOR units. Anyone who is incapable of refilling a black inkjet cartridge probably can't wipe themselves correctly.
Retech

Shenzhen, China

#115 Jun 8, 2010
Retech offer the best toner cartridges for HP Printers.
Pat Wilson

Peachtree City, GA

#117 Jun 15, 2010
I always use HP 4600 Toner from http://www.printerexperts.com/hewlett-packard... and I get great results.
donnie burrell

Simpsonville, SC

#118 Sep 28, 2010
well I guess I am trying a remanufactured cartridge ,gonna order it from ebay and see how it works. the seller has 100 per cent feedback and from what i read the buyers had no problems with those ink jets.
Jack Spratt

United States

#119 Sep 30, 2010
buying refilled/reman cartridges from ebay is generally a safe bet IF the seller has a large inventory and good reputation.
Joe

Anderson, IN

#120 Dec 9, 2010
Listen and this is to all u whining babies it doesn't matter what u think or say people will do what they do because they want to do it! So if u refill your cartridge or the store does your not going to get the same quality as a brand new one but, thong I'd if u bothered to take your head out of where th sun don't shine your never gonna k ow and ur alwys going to complain. So do urself a favor and all of us STOP COMPLAINING we don't care . I mean would you like a tissue to dry you eyes or something it is redundent and ludacris if u cry about something so simple. And to all you Fools who attack people because they don't have they're facts straight wake up cause guess what i am sure u arnt perfect either so shutup and stop attacking people
Mike Bham AL

United States

#121 Mar 29, 2011
Give me a break,, I purchase the stupid over priced ink and cartridge,, so its mine.. They don't rent them or lease them to me,,I can refill them or have someone refill them , if I want,,as long as I dont sale them under HP brand name,, remove the label and use YOUR property as you wish.. Over priced products and fixed pricing is whats wrong with this greedy world now,, get rich quick and screw everyone else.. 30% profit margin should be capped for CONSUMER GOODS , so all can afford modernized products on the market..
greyp

San Bernardino, CA

#122 Nov 14, 2011
Try http://www.tonerstore.com/cgi-bin/toner/make/... if you need HP toner you can trust.
Dawn

Pinckney, MI

#124 Dec 3, 2011
Jack wrote:
Any company that is a leader in any market such as ink cartridges is going to protect their inventions. Saying they are just trying to make money suing someone is rediculous. Remember, companies are people, if they don't protect their intellectual rights and patents, not only the company loses, but the people that work for that company loses. Do you think Coca Cola would accept you taking their bottles and refilling them with someone else's soda?
You missed the point Jack, ink does not cost as much as we are paying. Ink is not a softdrink formula. This is just another example of the human race being ripped off by yet another means. Paying HP prices for ink is just plain thievery. May all corporations with this kind of thinking fall, and 'the' new era begin!
Dawn

Pinckney, MI

#125 Dec 3, 2011
Tracey- Clearwater Fl wrote:
All I know is, it's cheaper to buy a new printer than buy new cartidges. What's wrong with THAT picture??!!
Amen sister!!!!!!
QueerBait

Saint Louis, MO

#126 Mar 10, 2012
Thanks to all of you for your information. I own the HP Deskjet 3050. Just went and nabbed a Walgreen refill kit. For black, it's fantastic. All I really need my printer for is printing shipping labels and this did the trick. Now, the color refill doesn't necessarily look that great, but in all honesty, the color has never quite looked right on this printer.

Printers suck and they are little plastic pieces of shit, much like the people trolling in this thread. lolololol
getfurnituredire ct

Hialeah, FL

#129 Mar 25, 2013
Jack wrote:
Any company that is a leader in any market such as ink cartridges is going to protect their inventions. Saying they are just trying to make money suing someone is rediculous. Remember, companies are people, if they don't protect their intellectual rights and patents, not only the company loses, but the people that work for that company loses. Do you think Coca Cola would accept you taking their bottles and refilling them with someone else's soda?
if i buy zefrihill gallon water,so you saying i cannot save money refilling water from a vending machine,companies try to be monopolise but when they see competetion they worries,cost of a gallon ink to make will be less than $100,to pay the employees cost them $10000,it should be peoples choice ,to go for cheaper & get lesser quality,spend more money you get extra salute from a suite guy comes in lamboghini.
walgemp

Seattle, WA

#130 Mar 25, 2013
Ink refill machines are currently in the process of being removed from all Walgreens stores.
Curious Roxas

Manila, Philippines

#132 Apr 17, 2013
I forgot about American freedom of choice when Obama got elected and bribed congress into voting Obamacare into law. I also forgot about the American entrepreneurial spirit. I could not accept all that hope and change(actually change back for your dollar.

America "love it or leave it". I left it in 2008 and now live very happily abroad with my new HP 4625 All in One.

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