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Getting cheap inkjet cartridges

If you’re not worried about buying non-branded ink cartridges then there are some serious bargains to be had. I’ve found a store – Phoenix Direct – which, if you buy the cartridges in bulk, work out at around £2.50 per cartridge (based on a black Epson Stylus C42 cartridge). The official cartridges retail at up to £18 – you do the maths.
You do have to buy them in bulk to get the best value but even individually black cartridges are around £3 and colour at £4. This company supplies one of the local computer shops and I’ve been using one of their cartridges this week – it works just as well as the official ones,although the driver complains about it being non-Epson the first time you use it.

2 Comments

  1. Good tip – thanks.
    You say “it works just as well as the official ones,although the driver complains about it being non-Epson the first time you use it.”
    How do you get around this problem? I have a Canon, though I assume the procedure is roughly the same…

  2. the prices as shown in phoenix direct are good but i use a chap i meet from a computer fair in my local area he charges