SURVEY SAYS ….UK BLOWS $MILLION$ ON OEM TONER & INK !

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SURVEY SAYS ….UK BLOWS $MILLION$ ON OEM TONER & INK !

 user 2010-12-06 at 7:38:24 am Views: 35
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    http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2010/11/25/printer_cartridges_expense/

    SURVEY SAYS ….UK BLOWS  $MILLION$ ON OEM TONER & INK !

    Branded printer cartridges, the new old enemy
    British
    consumers are wasting £440m a year on branded printer cartridges rather
    than cheaper white label replacements.A survey from YouGov found half
    of all households always buy brand name cartridges, which are typically a
    third more expensive than equivalents from the likes of WH Smith.
    Switching would save an average of £44 a year.Researchers spoke to 2,000
    households. The average UK home gets through 4.85 cartridges a year.
    Cartridges from HP, Canon or Lexmark cost an average of £30 each – so
    the annual bill is £145.50 – the same as a TV licence.

    Only 18 per cent of respondents stick exclusively to cheaper cartridges.
    The
    survey was carried out on behalf of Environmental Business Products,
    which also noted that non-branded cartridges are usually better for the
    environment because empty cartridges are collected, cleaned and
    refilled.Printer ink is of course infamously expensive – remember the
    old survey which compared HP’s cartridges with Dom Perignon vintage
    champagne?


    http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2010/11/25/printer_cartridges_expense/