BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

Wow ... how odd!

I've been poking around the web, looking for printers that take the same BCI-24 ink cartridges as our current Canon printers (the i350 and ip1500 models) ... and I was amazed to see what some folks were charging for these!

A few years back got fed up with having to get a half a dozen different ink cartridges for the various printers we have here, and got us all new Canon printers that used the same cartridges (and then found a place where I could get knock-off cartridges for pennies on the dollar of the Canon branded ones!). Well, I'm looking to upgrade on one or two of them at this point, so was out looking in Froogle and the like.

What amazed me is seeing the places that were selling things like the i350 (which had a list price of $59.99 when it came out) for as much as $150.00! I mean, come on, this printer (while quite reliable), was a cheapy when it came out ... how is it suddenly selling for nearly 3x the original price???

I wish I could find a simple list of Canon printers that was sorted by cartridge type ... for instance, the Pixma ip1600 (which I've seen touted as just a "later release" of the ip1500) takes the much more expensive "40" cartridges rather than the BCI-24s ... I've written Canon a couple of times but only get "canned responses" about supplies (obviously not reaching living breathing "help" there).

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