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I am so disappointed with Epson
on 11 December 2016
I am so disappointed with Epson. The cost of these ink cartridges is more than the cost of my printer.
With my previous (also Epson) printer I used those "compatible" ink cartridges and my much loved printer eventually got a clogged print head. I tried to clear it and just ended up wrecking the printer totally, so I swore off those cheap alternatives.
Well for £13 I can get a "compatible" cartridge set that is twice as many cartridges as this plus two bonus black cartridges, and if after I use them my printer is wrecked...well I will have saved enough money to buy a new one.
The printer is a high quality photo printer with wifi connectivity and a scanner and all sorts of other features. Is it really just as cheap to manufacture as a plastic cartridge with some ink and a chip? Apparently not, based on the ready availability of the "compatible" ink cartridges, even if they do often clog the print head.
The main reason I am so disappointed is that I hate waste. I am disgusted that the most economic course of action involves deliberately wrecking a perfectly good printer with cheap ink cartridges, planning to throw it away and simply buy a new one. If they sold the ink cartridges at half the price it would still be much more expensive than the cheap alternatives, but then I might consider buying the proper ones and extending the life of my printer.