Plenty left in the Bury superstore (Peel Way) when I was in earlier.
There were many in stock in Leytonstone Tesco as well. Same price, so should be national. There also had 3833 model for £34.
You get a starter cartridge with the printer that will keep you going for a while. You can then sign up for Instant Ink, providing debit/credit card details, even on the free plan. However, your billing cycle does not start until the first Instant Ink cartridge has been installed into your printer. So, if the starter ink keeps you going for 6 months, you pay nothing during this time, regardless of how many pages you print in a month, as that ink was part of your original purchase. The Instant Ink cartridges are extra high capacity, higher than the XL cartridges which typically print 480 pages. When the ink reaches a certain level, it will automatically order a new cartridge for you. The formula used is twice your plan page allowance. So, on the free level, it will order ink when you have enough left for 30 pages. You will then be billed 30 days after inserting that cartridge. This will also include any additional costs for pages outside of your plan. You will also get an email indicating any extra costs for that month. Note, you can change your plan at any time, up or down, should you realise that you need to do lots of/a lot less printing one month. Also, if you are concerned that you may be towards the end of the printer ink, say you have been printing very little for many months, then suddenly need to print 500 pages, which the above formula would not cater for, by contacting support, they can expedite the cartridge delivery for you.
I read that. I'm still a little confused. So if I use 15 pages on the free plan I will receive a new cartridge with more then enough for 15 pages, but if I print 16 pages I will be charged a pound for ink already in my printer? What if I go out and buy a print cartridge? I'm assuming they send you a full cartridge and then charge you for how much you use it.
It is quite a simple model. The cartridges are the same whatever plan you are on. You sign up for whichever plan suits you. If you exceed your allotted number of pages, you pay extra. For example, if you are on the free plan, and print 15 pages, no cost. Print an additional page, and you will be charged £1.00. This covers 10 pages though, so for that month, you can print 25 pages for £1.00. Every set of extra 10 pages is an additional £1.00. I pay £1.99 for 50 pages. They also roll over to the next month, except on the free plan, obviously :) More details here.