MATTEL's NEW BARBIE PRINTER COMES WITH OVERPRICED CARTRIDGES

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MATTEL's NEW BARBIE PRINTER COMES WITH OVERPRICED CARTRIDGES

 user 2010-01-04 at 10:35:03 am Views: 72
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    MATTEL’s NEW
    BARBIE PRINTER COMES WITH OVERPRICED CARTRIDGES

    Mattel
    Sells Overpriced Barbie Printer, Forgets To Make Overpriced Refill
    Cartridges
    Mattel’s new “beautronics” device aimed at tween girls,
    the Barbie Nail Printer, is a glorified inkjet printer that customizes
    and prints designs on your fingernails. Neat idea in theory, though a
    bit pricey at $180. However, Mattel has apparently overlooked an
    essential part of the inkjet printer business model: selling new and
    overpriced cartridges. The problem, reader Richard writes, is that the
    company refuses to take orders for new cartridges, saying that they
    won’t be available until next year. But I want pink leopard print
    fingernails now!

    He writes:
     My daughter
    got a Barbie “Doll’d Up Nails” printer for Christmas. Its a cute
    device, exclusively sold through Toys R Us. It lets them print on their
    finger nails all sorts of designs. Only one problem, you cant buy the
    ink till next year! Mattel will only sell it to you if you call their
    888-892-6123 and when you call to order it the customer service person
    said: “We are running low on supply so they wont let us take any orders
    or ship any until after the new year.”The Ink is $29.95 + shipping but
    they couldn’t even quote the shipping price. So fair warning if you
    bought a Barbie nail printer ration your kids’ fingers or they may wind
    up with a huge paperweight in the short term.”

    Consider
    yourselves warned, parents. Also, if you want to see the Nail Printer in
    action, printing pretty pictures on a man’s fingernail, here you go:
    http://consumerist.com/2009/12/mattel-sells-overpriced-barbie-printer-forgets-to-make-overpriced-refill-cartridges.html