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Reasonable priced ink cartridges????

Anyone out there know of a place that sells Lexmark ink cartridges, that are remanufactured, refilled or replaced by for a better price than $19.99? Wow, do they ever make a killing on these things. Thanks, Slamina

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Reasonable priced ink cartridges????

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You should give the model number of your printer. It likely that someone has the same model and will know where to find the best buy.
I through out my lexmark printer a few years ago for an Epson. Cheaper ink cartridges and better quality printing.
I usually order from the site with the best deal of the day. Some will periodically offer incentives, such as extra cartridges or free shipping. It pays to shop around.
These are a few of the sites that I've used., Your Ink Cartridges, Printer Ink Warehouse, Atlantic Ink. A Google search will reveal many more.

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curious about

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I haven't tried them, but Kim Komando (nationally syndicated computer show on radio) endorses I have always wondered how good they are.

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Why not refill them yourself?

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You can purchase a refill kit for under $20, which includes enough ink for several refills. Personally, I use the brand ''Universal'' (available from Walmart), which is about the same quality as HP's (my printer manufacturer), and I've had no problems with leaking, fading/smearing, etc. This is by far the most economical method of obtaining more ink. However, there are catches. First, it can be a little messy if you're not careful, so always do this over a plastic bag. Second, make sure you follow the directions exactly, as a mistake could lead to all of the ink running out of the cartridge. Finally, some printers have countermeasures installed to prevent the end user from refilling the cartridge. Fore instance, some Epson printers require a chip resetter, while most HP's can usually be fooled by a piece of tape.

Just click here to go to the company's website, select your printer make and cartridge number from the drop-down menu, and see if any special procedure/products is required.

Hope this helps,

P.S. Since profit margins are so low on printers themselves, manufacturers make up for it by charging extremely high prices for their ink cartridges. Luckilly the end user has always found a way to bypass the anti-tampering methods used by companies such as HP and Epson.

P.P.S. Refilling your ink cartridge does not void your printer's warrenty, but the manufacturer will not cover any damages (most commonly staining) caused by a remanufactured or refilled cartridge.

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I have to agree.

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With Lexmark, that's probably the most economical method.
I have an old HP printer that I have refilled many times. However with my Epson, I've found it cheaper to buy the generic cartridges than refill them.

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think i'll try this refill kit

In reply to: I have to agree. wonder I've always found my cartridges so high priced. Guess I will never buy another Lexmark. I'm not anymore impressed w/the printing. And no way would I give anyone that kind of money for a replacement!! I did refill my Canon so may try this one too. Thanks for all of you adding to my post. Slamina

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Easy Lexmark refill, works for me

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I got the Universal kit (black ink only) at Walmart, and it has a syringe with a long, narrow needle, a screw to enlarge the tiny hole on the top of the Lexmark cartridge, and several bottles of ink. I don't even remove the cartridge, but refill it in the printer. If you have tissue handy, you can blot up any leak. This has lasted for a long time, and prints great copies. To be safe, you can refill it out of the printer. Sure beats $27 cartridges.

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