I return used ink cartridges to Staples for 3 dollars each, sometimes 6 dollars each, (maximum 10 per month) and receive a check to use on future ink purchases. Today I used my check to purchase 3 new ink cartridges specifically made for my printer.
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One quick way to save some cash is to recycle your old ink cartridges, printers, computers, etc. for cash towards your next purchase. For instance, Staples gives $2 staples rewards for each recycled ink cartridge. HP will issue cash/credit for recycled printers, computers, etc. What a great way to help the environment, as well as save you some money!
Never buy a computer printer based on the sale price. It totally doesn't matter. One company in particular *coughHPcough* puts their printers on sale at super low cost. That's because they don't make their money selling printers, they make money selling INK! Next time you want a printer, go to the ink aisle to find the cheapest ink cartridge and buy the corresponding printer. Of course I have a cousin so bitter that rather than buying $30 ink refills, he buys $32 printers every time 246
In case this happens to you as it did me. I freaked out when the "empty" ink cartridge left black ink all over my hands and lots of it. I tried soap, nail polish remover, gasoline, mineral spirits to no avail. What worked was a wet rag with bleach on it. Whew! I was worried.
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