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#1 nrjperera

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:17

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#2 nullie

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:22

no wonder I am always freaking out about the cost of printing. 10cents a sheet adds up quickly to hundreds of dollars per small print job if I ever want to send a bunch of stuff out, albeit small legal letters and stuff to people.

 

then the cost of the ink once it runs out.. yeah.. $30 bucks a refill, which runs out after only a few hundred sheets. woot.

 

fair cost of ink $5 bucks, for full color cartridge. about the cost of a cheap pen. more pricey premium ink sets, $10. and it better give me 100 high quality photos,

 

btw, printing text ain't so bad.. but printing pix and high resolution quality photographs en mass, that will set you back. I still haven't done that, but I am guesing it would suck my printer dry doing high resolution photography prints regularly.



#3 XerXis

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:25

there are many things that cost more than human blood, I don't really see how that is relevant



#4 Shiranui

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:25

Why should this be a surprise? 7 million humans on the planet and millions having their blood spilt like water every day.



#5 virtorio

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:34

If I sold all my blood I could buy quite a bit of Vodka.



#6 nullie

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:35

the comparison is nothing to do with how much blood costs. it's the fact that.. ink cost more than other things that are actually worth something. ink is more pricey than all the other major liquids out there.

 

ink is also really cheap to make. there probably isn't anything in ink that costs but I don't know. all those other substances cost quite a bit due to demand, and all the resources they take to extract and create (sometimes the other substances take years to formulate, age, and make; not ink). ink is just made up from nothing and put in a vile.. like sugar water. but it's made of other stuff.. cheap dyes, water, what else I don't know. point is, it's cheap, but cost more than all those other substances.

 

btw a gallon of quality paint costs about $50-$80 bucks. a gallon of ink might cost over a $1000 dollars.



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:39

Colour HP Cartridge costs £29
This works out at £1.70 per millilitre
1985 Dom Perignon costs 23p per millilitre

 

 


#8 nullie

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:44

hey I did the calculation. there is about 3785 ml in a gallon. so it would cost $2649.5 USD if ink costs $.70 per ml.

 

that's $2649.5 per gallon of ****ing printer ink.

 

 

that's more than the price of an ounce of gold or something that is actually worth something. lol



#9 n_K

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:06

hey I did the calculation. there is about 3785 ml in a gallon. so it would cost $2649.5 USD if ink costs $.70 per ml.

 

that's $2649.5 per gallon of ****ing printer ink.

 

 

that's more than the price of an ounce of gold or something that is actually worth something. lol

Maybe printer manufacturers have ounces of gold just lying around to prove and justify their extremely high price of ink.



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:18

Don't know why FTC doesn't investigate the biggest scam of our times. May be they are in bed with these Printer companies.

#11 DocM

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:49

What price the market will bear isn't the FTC's job. They're only concern is that the companies don't collude on a single price in a non-competitive way.

#12 francescob

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:52

And that's why you should always remember to print only with the blood of your enemies. Or in alternative to buy an officejet and print in draft mode (unnoticeable from normal on most pages especially on latest models).



#13 compl3x

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:52

Overpriced ink and dodgy printers which won't allow you to print when the carts are low or if one colour is out. Printer makers are ######. 



#14 Osiris

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:53

Yeah collusion is bad and all but....I think the message I am going to take away is that I am rich.  40c a ml, and my body can produce blood...suckers.



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:56

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