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.

elams1894 : "Office Space" the movie. Gangsta scene where they beat the SH*T out of the printer. Best moment in cinematography history (except for the whole of Rambo First Blood).

Planeta Escapa : I’m mad now ...!!!😡 Thank you.

Racik : My dad often just buys a new printer instead of the ink lol

Hokunin : Back in my student days, I had to print a lot of papers. I bought old Samsung laser printer, printed stuff and when printer stopped working and notified toner is empty, I using instructions of one tech guy physically disabled the chip and reprogrammed the firmware using his custom soft and OMG the toner wasn't empty at all. That printer is still in my parents house to this day with that same cartridge, the only thing needed is to rarely buy cheap black toner in a plastic bottle and fill the cartridge via hole - SIMPLES.

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

Very Naughty Kitty : so how I fight back on the ink cartridge scam. so after I've gone to store bought the new ink cartridges. I saved the package and the receipt. after I have swapped out ink cartridge out of my printer then I stick the old ink cartridge back into the package . I go back to the store and tell the store that this ink cartridge is faulty. that I would like a refund . before you think the store is going to lose out on money. they don't because they returned it back to the company and get their money back. I was sick and tired my ink cartridges simultaneously constantly explode and ink would start leaking out of the cartridge . especially when I was paying $80 for two ink cartridges was getting to be a little ridiculous. so I figured canon can bite the cost...

E V : I knew they were scamming us when I realized my printer ink cost more than my actual printer but not to this extent jeeeeez

Robert Veach : I just watched your video and then killed myself....

Meg C : Ah! A small glimpse of good ole Capitalism gone wild and often unchecked. 😉 The system and consumers may have won the fiddling-after-bought bit, sort of, but it's sad and ridiculous that these giant companies are allowed to pull any of this highway robbery in the first place. Add to that the fact that many receive corporate welfare through subsidies and/or massive tax breaks at the taxpayers' expense (HP had been a huge welfare recipient), largely thanks to corporate-loving politicians and officials who allow it in a bipartisan effort (i.e. neoliberalism), and you're suddenly stepping into a whole new and infuriating experience of mindblowing-ly epic proportions. 🖒

TJ Hastie : My blood is boiling right now

Jo In : It would have been much better if you told us how to simply refill our cartridge.

DragonTooth65 : The gentle laborer shall no longer suffer from the greed of Ink companies. We will dismantle oppression printer by printer. We will cut the foundation of this scam in half, even if it takes an eternity! With your support we will send the hammer of the peoples will crashing the windows of Ink companies and destroy them!

LegacyRanger : EA Sports - it's in the printers

Kketansa Art : A few years ago, Our Chinese comrades 🏆 invented this Ink tank system attached to a dummy cartridge, to fight against this scam, and it blew a relief to a big chunk of consumers. Now all these printer brands like Hp, canon, epson, are manufacturing the Ink Tank based printers built in, to re capture their fallen scamatized market.

Jimmy's buzzard Advent : this is the movement I'm willing to die for

Player: Unknown : This is why I have a laser printer.

Diane Teasdale : Rothchild owns HP so what do you expect. Thieves thieves thieves

Gary G : Epson printers are the worst rip offs around. There is a little catch basin in them to hold the ink that squirts whenever you put in a new ink cartridge. There is also a little program that will display the following message when that basin is full. It states that "YOUR PRINTER HAS REACHED THE END OF ITS USEFUL LIFE". That's right. The perfectly good 16 month old printer that I paid $800 for is now a door stop. Thank God for you tube where I found a little program a that a guy was giving away for free. Fast forward 5 years and my printer works great. I just pulled out the tube that fills the basin and stuck it in an empty bottle to drain. EPSON, you are a bunch of sucky thieves.

friedchicken : This video has such a strong message. It changed my life

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.

Prometheus : It's still a problem in the 21st Century in part BECAUSE we shot a car into space. Instead of working to solve the world's actual problems, multi-billionaire tech geniuses are working out how to shoot cars into space, or working out how to cheat their employees out of even more profits, or working out how to get government to give them more tax breaks, or working out how to replace workers with robots, or working out how to get you and me to buy more stuff more frequently. This is why capitalism has failed.

Edison Trent : This is way I buy printers and ink build by a small locole company yes I payed more fore the printer but I only pay 1 euro for the ink and it dus not do any of the shit stuf the big company do Wen it says your inkt is empty it is fun fact if you take your old ink carte back to dem day give you 40 cents for it so evry refil cost only 60 cents and I happy to see them taking over the local a market from the big companys And to doe how say it's not profebole day bin a company her for over 10 years and are dowing just fine sins all the local company are using ther printers

Bernard Jones : This is why i go to FedEx i do not have a printer. P.S to stop this by getting your job to stop buying ink and shift everything to FedEx :)

oklikeuknow : Sounds like Apple

Lyte : Im angry at a liquid rn

Hartmut Berger : Thumps up for repairing the ink sucker with a HAMMER!

EasyFolkDude : i heard that Windows 27 will only work on 16bit machines, so the printers will be alright without needing to change the red color, just squash a few cherries into the printer and you have all the colors in the world.

The Russell Empire : My parents send me stuff on G-mail and make me print it at school for free

Dosily Smith : on OLDER ones .... i would take out the cartridge and use a Q-tip soaked in Rubbing Alcohol ... seemed to work a bit longer ... especially if i hadn't used it in a while and it was DRY .... also try and NOT have the color cartridge in and see if it works .... OR just tell the computer to only use Black once the COLOR is gone .... again works best on ANCIENT models .... like the Gutenberg one .... LOL

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

goodtalker : I feel exactly the same way about many of today's automobiles. I have a Jeep and a Ford Superduty. They have been babied since  I bought them. Both have TONS OF YEARS left in them, but the electronics nonsense puts one in the shop every other month. THIS IS BULLSHIT!!! Electronics people have figured out how to get the consumer "hooked" and I for one am tired of it.

Weeaboos Hunter : Sir, it looks like you tried fixing it yourself 11:28 , your warranty has officialy expired


Zerpician : I got my ink on Ebay @ 35 cartridges for $30😆 and they work. I got a Canon MG5622

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?

Alienated Moon : Just eat the chips guys

Random Derplord : Talk about hardware gore.


schmui : And my ex still thinks that 3% of sociopaths in our society don't have any significant impact on our quality of life :D

spirit9871 : This was one of the biggest reasons why I quit Staples. I honestly felt kinda bad talking to people about how goddamn expensive the price of ink was.

Frank Lenny : This is a noble jesture to ban together and fight against high ink prices. Most of us have known for a long time that 5 or 6 milliliters of ink would often cost more than a barrel of crude oil. However, if consumers complained enough they may very well drop the price of ink cartridges but they would invariably raise the cost of the printer itself. Even you revealed in your video that they almost give the printer away while making most of their profit on the replacement ink cartridges. Therefore, if they lost the money on the ink cartridges then they would have to start making a profit on the printer itself. Imagine a basic $49 printer being sold for $149. So, which one is better a cheap printer with high priced cartridge, or cheap cartridges with a much higher printer price? I vote for a lower priced printer, because most of the time the ink cartridge can be hacked by somebody and refilled. While a higher priced printer would be difficult for some individuals to pay for, plus making changes to the printer would be more difficult ,

jim crow : As long as they can screw with your head and your wallet they are winning. It is part of the plan to demoralise you.

sky3z : i hate epson inkjet printers, always clogging the printer head all this bs, needing ink all the time.. argh. And to clean the printer head they make it soo hard for you to take it out without breaking it in pieces. such a joke

nigel mitchell : You would think the green lobby would be on to them this after all a criminal waste?

Emily O'Brien : *i k n e w i t*

joao rodrigues : Deep down, we all now printer ink is a scam, i think China should create a company that makes the same printers and ink cartridges, and sell it at a real price, stealing all of hp' s printing business. Unfair moove, NO WAY, they are Crooks. Im surprised big companies are willing to spent 100's of thousand s on ink?!?

Mikrobyo Zero : The are ink refilling stations if you are not so dumb. Which cost about 1$.

Chickknight Greenleaf : I never saw this problem in Vietnam, we just hack the damn thing and then install a big ink bottles outside of the printer, then you can print till you drop