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    Printer cartridges or new all in one printer?

    Hi all,

    Yet again my printer is out of ink, its a HP Deskjet 970cxi, and the cartridges HP78 are around £25 a piece (real ones as opposed to half useless refills).

    Does anyone know where I could get these cheaper?

    or

    Should I buy a new all in one printer with cheaper cartridges? (suggestions welcome as my scanner is a bit poo!)


    I do a fair amount of printing but I wouldnt say excessive.

    Also, have just found ]this printer at PC World, does this seem a good deal?

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    Hi Noel...I have an HP printer and the only cheap way of running it is by refilling the cartridges yourself...you get about 4 refills befor the printheads decide they've had enough of cheapo ink.

    The alternative to branded cartridges are the remanufactured ones but they are only a few quid cheaper than the originals...much depends on your usage...but if you use a lot of ink then you'd be better off spending your money on a printer that is cheap to run..Epson seem to be the most economic as the compatibles are far cheaper than other brands.

    As for all in ones there have been some really cheap Dells on this site but I'm not sure about the ink costs..probably expensive.

    So when you have decided your next move I'm sure members can advise on a suitable printer or allin one that is cheap to run.

    your best bet is to find a printer and look for compatibles first, i know epson compatibles are readily available for about a pound each,the cx6400 was popular as an all in one.

    I think HP printers have cheap cartridges with around £9 for colour ones and £7 for black (and these are the original cartidges)!

    Original Poster

    currychops

    So when you have decided your next move I'm sure members can advise on a … So when you have decided your next move I'm sure members can advise on a suitable printer or allin one that is cheap to run.



    Thanks Guys!!

    I've pretty much decided that my HP is too expensive to run, having tried the remanufactured option and been left disapointed by its shortcomings.

    So the search begins, I must admit I am impressed by the Brother printer mentioned in my original post, but if anyone can suggest a better option on an all in one and its price to run, I'd be extremely grateful.

    I eagerly await your ideas.

    :thumbsup:

    Noel...I suggest you price the cartridges for the Brother and if they are too expensive lets go from there...there are reviews on the web so I suggest you google the brother printer and see if the comments are favourable.

    dont think they actually read replies.any epson in your price range with matching compatible inks,though doubt repeating myself matters.brother and hp ink a tenner epsons 90 pence.do the math.

    Original Poster

    betelgeus

    dont think they actually read replies.any epson in your price range with … dont think they actually read replies.any epson in your price range with matching compatible inks,though doubt repeating myself matters.brother and hp ink a tenner epsons 90 pence.do the math.

    If that snide comment was aimed at me, believe me I read every reply, and did find compatible Brother cartridges priced between £3-£4. As for the Epson suggestion, fair enough, but I have yet to see a printer which seems suitable, let alone where I can buy one suggested by your good self.

    I'd rather have no replies to my post that rude ones!! :roll:

    helpdeskit.biz/eas…800

    have a look at this one Noel...HP/Canon always get the best reviews in any all in one tests...but this Epson did quite well and has an excellent scanner.

    Original Poster

    I did my homework and decided to buy the Brother DCP117 from PC World, only to discover its unavailble in my area to either collect or deliver.

    Gutted!! http://img.moneysavingexpert.com/smilies/angry-smiley-030.gif

    Back to square one, any more suggestions??

    The last lab tests on all in ones I can find are on this link
    pcpro.co.uk/lab…tml
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