Actually, my daughter once said I was cheap. I am not one to spend money if I feel that the value is not there. Yesterday I went to Office Max to get ink for my printer.
I have an Epson CX5000 and the ink was gone. It is an old model but I had just set it up a few months ago because the previous HP model was (c. 2004) was not working.
I needed black and the color printer colors. What to my shock and amazement (and believe me it takes a lot to shock me) was the cost of the four cartridges, approximately $60. What could I buy for $60, I looked at some printers and I could get a new printer from $79 to $120, and some of them were wireless.
Buy ink two times and I could buy the equivalent of the higher priced printers. Printer ink is worth more than the printer. Back to the drawing board for me. I had a consult with the husband and only bought the black, I have not installed it yet, but if the computer tells me I can not operate it with out the other three I will not be surprised.
I have to look into a new printer and on my list is a wireless, so all the computers can use it, a laser jet printer and I will not have to buy ink. I have to check the pros and cons of this upcoming project and the price of toner for laser jet.