Over three years ago, I purchased a brand spanking new HP Color LaserJet Printer. This is a real good print. It even prints high quality color photos. With the right paper, they come out near perfect. About two months ago, I got a warning telling me that it’s time to purchase black toner. The bars on the toner window indicate that it’s almost time to purchase the three color toners also. Last Friday, I decided that I would get the genuine HP toner replacements at Staples. To my great surprise, the four toner cartridges cost me more than the original printer. My printer the HP LaserJet 3600n, cost close to $600.00 almost four years ago. The new HP replacement toner cartridges cost $590.00.
When I got back to the rectory, I couldn’t think how crazy it is that the four toner cartridges cost me almost as much as the original price of my printer. With that in mind, I started to do an online search for new HP Color LaserJet Printers. I came up with a new, faster and built in duplex, HP CP 2025 dm. The new printer cost $499.00.
I decided to return the replacement toner and purchase the new printer. Saved: $100.00. It’s cheaper to purchase a new printer than it is to purchase replacement toner. Am I missing something? Everyone is crying out, “Save the environment, save the planet.” It a joke. You can’t tell me that toner cartridges cost so much to produce! Where are the environmentalists on this?