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The price of a genuine versus a "compatible" toner cartridge
Posted by: freeradical
Date: June 17, 2019 03:34PM
The genuine Brother cartridge is $109.99.

The Monoprice generic is $10.99

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That's insane. I expect the generic to be cheaper, but by a whole order of magnitude?
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Re: The price of a genuine versus a "compatible" toner cartridge
Posted by: LyleH
Date: June 17, 2019 04:13PM
I've only used 5 generic carts in my Brother laser, but so far never a failure. LyleH
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Re: The price of a genuine versus a "compatible" toner cartridge
Posted by: graylocks
Date: June 17, 2019 04:17PM
a genuine brother inkjet 4 color set for my printer is $38.48.

the generic set i've been using for years has 6 black cartridges and three each of the other three colors. it costs $16.99. they've gone up. it used to be about $8.



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Re: The price of a genuine versus a "compatible" toner cartridge
Posted by: sekker
Date: June 17, 2019 08:04PM
Gillette razor business model.
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Re: The price of a genuine versus a "compatible" toner cartridge
Posted by: clay
Date: June 17, 2019 10:28PM
what's the cost of a replacement printer? sometimes that is cheaper than the replacement toner...
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Re: The price of a genuine versus a "compatible" toner cartridge
Posted by: graylocks
Date: June 17, 2019 10:29PM
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clay
what's the cost of a replacement printer? sometimes that is cheaper than the replacement toner...

at least twice in my computer life i bought a new inkjet because it was considerably less expensive than buying replacement ink.



"Success isn't about how much money you make. It is about the difference you make in people's lives."--Michelle Obama
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Re: The price of a genuine versus a "compatible" toner cartridge
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: June 18, 2019 08:23AM
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graylocks
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clay
what's the cost of a replacement printer? sometimes that is cheaper than the replacement toner...

at least twice in my computer life i bought a new inkjet because it was considerably less expensive than buying replacement ink.


I thought the printer cartel solved that by only providing "starter" cartridges with new printers?
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Re: The price of a genuine versus a "compatible" toner cartridge
Posted by: rz
Date: June 18, 2019 08:33AM
The generic toner cartridges in our HP Color Laser Jet work fine. A new set of "Genuine" HP toner cartridges costs more than a new printer.
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Re: The price of a genuine versus a "compatible" toner cartridge
Posted by: Microman
Date: June 18, 2019 09:35AM
Gray, where do you get 15 carts for $8, now $17.

I live a mile from 123injets, or whatever name they also go by on the internet. And I have to pay Around $50+ for 3 black and 2 each or 1 each of the color for my Office Jet 6700
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Re: The price of a genuine versus a "compatible" toner cartridge
Posted by: graylocks
Date: June 18, 2019 11:27AM
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Microman
Gray, where do you get 15 carts for $8, now $17.

I live a mile from 123injets, or whatever name they also go by on the internet. And I have to pay Around $50+ for 3 black and 2 each or 1 each of the color for my Office Jet 6700

MIROO Compatible Brother LC75 LC71 LC79 XL Ink Cartridges 15 Pack

you might have to search by your model # to find an off brand that works for you.



"Success isn't about how much money you make. It is about the difference you make in people's lives."--Michelle Obama
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Re: The price of a genuine versus a "compatible" toner cartridge
Posted by: sekker
Date: June 18, 2019 11:36AM
I once bought a USB cable, got a printer for free...

If people would be willing to pay full price for a printer, companies would not have to do the cartridge BS. Isn't there a brand selling super-sized cartridges but charging full price? I wonder if that's going ok.
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Re: The price of a genuine versus a "compatible" toner cartridge
Posted by: zachdog
Date: June 18, 2019 12:34PM
My last brother color printer gave up the ghost, and I wonder if it has to do with the generic toner that I used. It was streaky, messy, and obviously poor quality.

We replaced it with a Canon. The Ginuwine toner is quite good at printing brochures with pictures, and I’ve been afraid to use generic refills after my last experience.
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