Ink Cartridges Are A Scam

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austinmcconnell : Merriam-Webster backs me up, you goobers. “plural; mouses : a small mobile manual device that controls movement of the cursor and selection of functions on a computer display” ✌🏻

Larry Bundy Jr : What would be even better is someone took to kickstarter to produce an honest printer. it housed it's own ink resivours so you just need to fill them with over the counter ink, and had basic firmware.

Deksam101 : When buying a printer, Go to the store's ink isle and look for the cheapest cartridge, then buy the printer that it works in.

user295295 : The manufacturer recommends unplugging the printer from the wall before smashing it to bits.

Amir Bright : The stupid thing is, it's cheaper to buy a new printer with ink included than to buy ink.

Harris : The dislikes are all from printer companies.

Melanie Anne Ahern : I never thought ink cartridges would get me so riled up.

durtyclothes : environmentally shame them. just pick the biggest printer company and blame them for global warming as a result of these tactics.

CIAPoliceFBI : I bet you the 5.2k dislikes are from all the people from printer companies.

SilverSnake : Jesus $0.23 for a ink cartridge? I would think the case and the rest of the cartridge would be more expensive.

Double Dare Fan : What in the world is keeping any company from taking advantage of this whole thing by building printers that work and selling ink carts at a reasonable price?

Jimbo's Wacky Quest : this is the movement I'm willing to die for

samjustsaid : We have the exact same problem with WiFi companies. Literally costs them nothing compared to what they are charging people for internet. They are trying to charge customers on a per usage rate, when they aren't government regulated, aka they're making you pay for how much *they* say you are using. It would be like if gas companies could make/use their own gas pumps that they could program to start giving you less gas than it says your paying for, but you'd never know cuz you can't see the gas going into your car, you just trust when they say "this is how much you've used." Just like the scam printer cartridges that say you have no ink when you really do, and make you go buy more. Just like the wifi companies that give you a modem for $10 and then start charging you "per 100gb of data" after you've "exceeded your plan." They are fucking criminals who profit off of deceiving others. Fuck the tech industry.

AhYaOkRgT : color laser. the ink doesn't dry out and the printers don't break as much. case closed.

Askejm : My Aunt bought a printer from a company that doesn't make this bs. She had to pay $300 (not quite sure) for it, but at least the ink cartridges cost as much as they are worth and it has never failed her. Also it has a touch display UI that actually makes sense

golddi1 : Try Brother printers, they have a refillable cartrige

TJ Hastie : My blood is boiling right now

Christopher Strobelt : If companies sell printers at a loss, but make back the money by selling ink cartridges... and the printers can cost about as much as the ink cartridges, then if we were to all band together to fight back against these companies, instead of buying replacement ink cartridges, just keep buying replacement printers since they sell it at a loss, to force them into bankruptcy! (bankrupcy? bankruptured-cy? bankcorruptcy? Somebody help me out with the spelling here!)

ruhl1337 : Sincerely thank you for this video. A couple weeks after watching this I needed to buy a printer, ended up spending about $50 more on a laser printer. Zero issues with it and the toner lasts forever, hopefully it stays that way.

MeryMemes : Oy vey! Shut it down!

Anthony Staten : Another layer of ugliness I can add to this: You know how ink companies have cartridge recycling programs? Sometimes they'll take spent cartridges that people send in, refill them, and repackage/resell them as "new" cartridges at full price...WITHOUT RESETTING THE CHIP. I have, on more than one occasion, bought "new" ink cartridges in factory sealed packaging from physical retail stores, only to have my printer tell me they're "out of ink" the first time I try to use them.

Paul Groseclose : Totally. 100% agree. *INK IS TOO EXPENSIVE!!*

waluigi waluigi : I NEED MAGENTA

Philip Quaglino : I say a movement starts, we never buy new ink and only buy new printers, fill the landfills up with so many $40 printers that a crisis occurs and HP becomes responsible, they get fined and the supreme court orders them to allow us to buy new ink and refill

Zalo A : Ill just buy a new printer everytime i run out of ink, it will cost almost the same as buying new ink 😁

Crazy1 Prabh : I just got a really good printer for about $500 and I got this 2 years ago I had to reset the cartridges once in that time My printer has a reset button built in Edit: the model is *Brother Mfc-9300*

Lyte : Im angry at a liquid rn

William Mulvihill : I work at a unnamed office supply retailer and I assure you this is 100% accurate. It is apsolutly insane how much ink & toner is marked up. And just like at movie theaters we are pushed to up sell and sell ink with every printer sold even if it comes included in the box

music music : Thank you China for cheap refillable cartridges ! :)

Seven Numbers : Just buy a new printer every time you need ink. They come with Ink...

Justin BentRails : Then you go to the store and they have that bin right next to the printer ink display for you to deposit your old cartridges for "recycling." They want to price gouge you for ink that costs a quarter, and still have the audacity to ask you to return them so that they can reuse them? All while you spend even more cash for new ones. 🤔 *And they can't figure out why I steal them...*

emily obrien : *i k n e w i t*

Philip Quaglino : Why I moved from HP, 1 ink goes out, the printer is bricked until you buy an entire set which naturally HP does not sell single ink wells. Moved to Canon, price gouge on ink? yes, works and prints what it can until ink is clearly gone on ALL wells. It is due to this I told HP I woudl never buy a product of theirs again, nada....not even a power bank if they had one or printer paper...HP will never be in my house.

archangele1 : The ink is expensive in these printers but some are worse then others. HP, in my experience is the worse. I have actually had an HP printer tell me that my brand new OEM cartridges were out dated. They had a date that was just under a year old and the printer refused to work giving me a message "Cartridge is Expired'. With the HP printer, all I got was cartridge is this or cartridge is that messages every time I tried to print anything. I finally just threw the printer out. I will NEVER own another HP product again. I presently have a Canon and it will continue to print even if one or more of it's ink cartridges are showing as empty. I do not print much so I really do not need a laser color printer. But, when I need to print something, I really need it and with HP, there was always some damned message about a cartridge and the printer would refuse to work. Just my personal experience.

Onion Bubs : We've been using a HP Laserjet 1200 for years now, and even though it doesn't print colour, it's an amazing printer. The ink lasts forever, is cheap to replace and the printer just works! Damn those inkjets.

Joceline Brown : I just wanted to print out my 5 paragraph essay on why acchilies is a hero. Now I want to cry.

Shivam Mhaskar : Apple doesn't follow the razor and blades model. They do both. Sell 'em the phone and then sell 'em airpods, cases and dongles.

Michael Brandon : Complains about printers for 12 mins, but doesn't offer any solutions. 🤔

{GD} Savage : The dislikes are from ink manufacturers

Lizza Ferreiros Carra : I have two printers for 20$ I can sell u for or 8$ if u in Adelaide Australia without ink 😊 seriously I didn't use much still I have them I bought my third one just coz the ink s free 😊 so if anybody wants reply this comment

FR4GS x BHANU : Can't we just remove that chip??!

Top 10 : The only thing that I don't understand about this video, is why is he sledgehammering the old printer on top of a shelf?

Tyler Steinhauer : This got me fired up hell yeah!!

ShockDoctrin : I used to do telemarketing and did tech support, reps are not just trained to sell but actually pressured and threatened for not selling things that nobody wants at inflated prices.

Andrew Grim : Wow

Shancun Ma : If you look closely into it, it's not just the printer company that's doing this, the battery companies and many other disposable product companies do this as well. I heard that there are cars(after making maintenance), mp3s, and even certain refrigerators are planned to fail and waiting for people to buy new ones.

The Financial Freedom Network : So this is where Apple get their business plan from

toothless toe : This is why I just print my documents at the library, especially since I only really use printers to print out sheet music, and I don't use printers a lot anyway.


Ju N : My advice, though no one asked, is get a LASER PRINTER. Yes, they are more expensive but, at least in my particular case, totally worth it. I think I even ended up saving money, considering all the ink jet printers and the crazy amounts of expensive cartridges I didn't have to re-buy. I never had a single problem with it since I started using it and it's been months, I didn't even have to buy drum replacements yet and I print frecuently (domestic use, but still). Also, it prints like a dream. Fast and flawless. I wish someone had told me to ditch the ink and start using toner a long time ago.