I definitely believe the old saying “You get what you pay for” – that said, paying full price for printer ink always makes me feel like I was robbed. Refills are a good route – we’ve had good experiences with Costco, but it’s still pricey at $8 and up per cartridge. So I recently decided to try out some super cheap ink we found on Amazon. For FOUR brand name ink cartridges, it would cost me $43 on Amazon, but I found a knock-off of FIVE cartridges for $5.48 with FREE shipping on Amazon.
Yes, you read that right – I saved over $37 AND got an extra black ink cartridge! I’ll be honest – I was skeptical. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is – right? Apparently not in this case. Sure, the ink spills out a little when you remove the cap, but I had read the reviews and was ready for that, so I opened them over the garbage can. I don’t mind a little black on my hands to save a bundle on my ink.
Be sure to read the reviews! I picked a knock-off ink that gets 4.4/5 stars – the BRAND NAME only gets 4.2/5. I’m not interested in being a guinea pig, but if it’s worked for other people I have no problem giving it a shot. Just make sure you’re getting something WORTH trying.
Spend a little time searching, your wallet will thank you! Here are a few deals I found just looking around for a few minutes:
|Cartridge||Brand Name Cost…||Knock-Off Cost|
|HP 92 2-Pack||$27.46||$7.14|
|Epson Ultra 69||$30.11||$8.75|
Many of these knock-offs come with MORE cartridges than their brand-name counterparts, none of them come with less.
Have you had a good or bad experience with refills or cheap ink? Let me know in the comments!