Free ink @ HP Instaink (When Buying a New Printer)
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Free ink @ HP Instaink (When Buying a New Printer)

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Posted 1st Aug
When buying new printer, great deal with HP printers Instant ink...most are 4months free plus if you add code FREEINK ....for another month ...making 6months free....not badness ink is so expensive
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Much better off buying a printer where you're not tied into the official inks. A set of ink for a Brother printer costs <£15, compared to >£60 a set for HP.
I signed up to this as needed a printer to homeschool the little cherubs 😬 really impressed you get upto 300 pages a month on the free months! I don't start paying until September and have already had 2 lots of cartridges sent
Would generally avoid HP, they sucker people in with deals like this. They do really underhand things, like automatically updating the printers over the net to refuse to use non-HP ink (and have the cheek to call it a "security feature"). Rendering all your ink useless, and forcing you to pay 3-4x for their ink. You can get around it but it's really hacky and involved process (particularly for non-technical types). Wouldn't touch a company that would sell a £200~ printer, then after a year of owning it, cripples it to force you to overpay for ink. How do you know the next printer you buy from them won't be crippled in this way down the line? They haven't backed down in over a year of pulling this crap.
I just use the free instant ink plan and have for years. My printer doesn’t print more than half a dozen pages a month but HP have offered a free 15 page plan for as long as I can remember and it’s ideal for my needs. Never bought a cartridge for the printer In the time I’ve used it and only ever paid the surplus fee in emergencies.
Just don't get me started on printer ink.......more expensive than Chanel No 5......... although slightly less messy, I grant you
geekonthepc02/08/2020 00:41

I just use the free instant ink plan and have for years. My printer …I just use the free instant ink plan and have for years. My printer doesn’t print more than half a dozen pages a month but HP have offered a free 15 page plan for as long as I can remember and it’s ideal for my needs. Never bought a cartridge for the printer In the time I’ve used it and only ever paid the surplus fee in emergencies.


Echo the above, have had a free plan -15 pages for a few years and only once or twice paid 99p.
If you just need a printer for occasionally printing, this is perfect.
One thing to know though, if you go with the 3 months free (on a higher number of pages) you cannot then downgrade to the totally free plan. I spotted that when signing up, so just sharing.
Chris_Channon02/08/2020 09:03

Echo the above, have had a free plan -15 pages for a few years and only …Echo the above, have had a free plan -15 pages for a few years and only once or twice paid 99p. If you just need a printer for occasionally printing, this is perfect.One thing to know though, if you go with the 3 months free (on a higher number of pages) you cannot then downgrade to the totally free plan. I spotted that when signing up, so just sharing.


Good shout. I was able to get round this by cancelling the plan when the trial ended, letting it end completely and then re-enrolling.
geekonthepc02/08/2020 00:41

I just use the free instant ink plan and have for years. My printer …I just use the free instant ink plan and have for years. My printer doesn’t print more than half a dozen pages a month but HP have offered a free 15 page plan for as long as I can remember and it’s ideal for my needs. Never bought a cartridge for the printer In the time I’ve used it and only ever paid the surplus fee in emergencies.


Same here, great service.
Free trial was good, then you are in complete HP control, could only print 50% of the time, printer now in skip, got a nice Epson that I control now, never again with HP
Can't keep my HP printer online. Have to keep messing around,updating,etc,so much messing around to keep the damn thing online.
You can't beat free! thanks @arbroath
Just got my latest cartridges. Half the size of the last batch. Cost saving but keep charging me same monthly fee.
spinks02/08/2020 18:40

Just got my latest cartridges. Half the size of the last batch. Cost …Just got my latest cartridges. Half the size of the last batch. Cost saving but keep charging me same monthly fee.


Not sure how the cartridge size is a problem, you're charged per page that you print.
Is it still the case that if you take the free trial offer, that you cannot then later downgrade to the free plan post-trial?
m5rcc03/08/2020 10:01

Is it still the case that if you take the free trial offer, that you …Is it still the case that if you take the free trial offer, that you cannot then later downgrade to the free plan post-trial?


No, you can just ask customer services who will enable the free plan
al35503/08/2020 10:08

No, you can just ask customer services who will enable the free plan


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