If you print a lot, you know how expensive replacing ink and toner cartridges can be. This is a guest post from Steve McDowell about saving money by buying remanufactured ink cartridges.
In today’s world, it’s good to pinch every penny that you can, especially on things that aren’t a necessity. People are now learning that it’s a good idea to buy used and that it’s a good idea to purchase the generic brand of items that they used to purchase the name brands of. One way to save money is through purchasing remanufactured printer cartridges.
Ink cartridges are extremely expensive, and many people are surprised to learn that it’s not the cost of the printer that kills your wallet, but the cost of the printer cartridges. The printer companies know that they have you right where they want you and that they can charge whatever they’d like to for their printer cartridges, as you can’t print anything without a printer cartridge. But there is a way to purchase a printer cartridge a great deal cheaper.
Remanufactured printer cartridges are cartridges that have been reused and refilled. They’re less expensive because they don’t have to be made from scratch. There are, however, many companies online who try to sell remanufactured ink cartridges that are not anywhere near as good as the original. If you find the right company, the quality will never be in question. If, however, you find a bad company, you could be put off of remanufactured cartridges for life.
Here are a few tips that you can use to help you to purchase a remanufactured ink cartridge online successfully.
- Take a look at the company – the company is at the base of everything, so you will want to make sure that they’re a genuine company. Do a search online through a search engine on the name of the company and see if you find any bad press. A lot of bad press likely means that the company is not a good one. You can also check out the better business bureau, as they have a great deal of information about most companies and will be able to help you to figure out if a prospective company is legitimate or not.
- Look for a guarantee – does the company offer you a money-back guarantee if the cartridge doesn’t work, or do they leave you floundering on your own? A good company will offer some sort of a guarantee that the product will work correctly. Make sure that the company offers a money-back guarantee so that you aren’t left out in the cold if your ink doesn’t work.
- Check out their customer service – if something does go wrong with your printer ink, how do you know that you’ll actually be able to get a hold of someone in customer service? Instead of waiting until something goes wrong, try contacting customer service before you purchase a product from the company. If they get right back to you and are courteous, you’ve likely found a good company to work with.
A good rule of thumb when purchasing remanufactured ink cartridges online is to go with your gut. If you feel that a company looks unreliable, they very well could be.