Dell All-In-One Inkjet Printer V305 60% Off Was £91.49
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Dell All-In-One Inkjet Printer V305 60% Off Was £91.49

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Found 24th Sep 2009
Print, Copy and Scan - Up to 21 A4 ppm black/white / 16 ppm A4 colour, 4800x1200 dpi, 48-bit scanner 1200x 2400 dpi. Standalone photo printing and copying. Microsoft Windows XP, XP 64 bit or 2000, VISTA, PicBridge

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great price for the printer, terrible price for the printer food.
probably lucky to find replacement black plus colour carts ]leaving much change from £35.

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Flipd;6382107

great price for the printer, terrible price for the printer food.probably … great price for the printer, terrible price for the printer food.probably lucky to find replacement black plus colour carts ]leaving much change from £35.



But surely that sort of price is standard for a two ink machine (Black and colour cartridge)if you are going to buy original cartridges, Epson originals would be about £35 a full set for any lexmark would be about £55 for a colour and a black, and the same for HP blacks about £20 colours about £30...

The only way you would get cheaper would be using replacements which you can get for about £10 a cartridge

TheCaptain;6382803

...The only way you would get cheaper would be using replacements which … ...The only way you would get cheaper would be using replacements which you can get for about £10 a cartridge



Dell, Lexmark and similar (Dell printers are usually clones) have notoriously difficult if not impossible to find reasonably-priced compatible carts.
Not a challenge: but if anybody can find some refs to compatibles for this model it would be very helpful to make the deal worthwhile.
Otherwise, only other cost-effective avenue would be refill - if actually possible and not limited by chips etc.

OK, genuine versus compatible cartridges has been debated many times before.
Don't want to spark any more of that debate.
As a possible alternative to the Dell, compare to a typical Epson all-in-one with similar spec and price, and with readily-available compatible carts from around £1 each.
Example
Epson SX200 from ]Argos at under £40.
Compatible and genuine Epson cartidges ]from around £1 each. (and typically equiv to £5 / set delivered from a well-known auction site)
Even allowing for the Epson model using total 5 carts (making them less wasteful than a multi-colour cart), the option to easily obtain comparatively ridiculously cheap compatibles is potentially overwhelming.

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Flipd;6383904

OK, genuine versus compatible cartridges has been debated many times … OK, genuine versus compatible cartridges has been debated many times before.Don't want to spark any more of that debate.As a possible alternative to the Dell, compare to a typical Epson all-in-one with similar spec and price, and with readily-available compatible carts from around £1 each.ExampleEpson SX200 from ]Argos at under £40.Compatible and genuine Epson cartidges ]from around £1 each. (and typically equiv to £5 / set delivered from a well-known auction site)Even allowing for the Epson model using total 5 carts (making them less wasteful than a multi-colour cart), the option to easily obtain comparatively ridiculously cheap compatibles is potentially overwhelming.



Given time the market will catch up and replacement cartridges will become available, 5 years ago you would struggle to get replacement cartridges for HP printers.....

Because I use mine for photography I only use genuine, other printers in the past I have used replacements and I have never had a an epson go past 18 months old without blocking.... I am using originals in my R1800 and I have never had a flicker of problems, but saying that a full set is over £100...
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