Poll: Should consumers be able to refill printer ink cartridges?
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View poll results: Should consumers be able to refill printer ink cartridges?
Yes
49 94%
No
3 6%
Voters: 52.
#4
Yeah, I mean they can play with those shitty messy refill kits all they want just to save a buck.
#5
yep. you've paid for the cartridge so you should be able to refill it. You still have to buy the ink from somewhere, so it's not destroying the industry. Plus it helps to keep waste to a minimum.
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#7
Yes, it'd be nice if we could, however I understand that us not being able to do so is for the profit of the printer companies, so it makes sense why we cannot.
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#8
Yes.

There's a place near my house that specializes in refilling ink. I save money and the environment. I win.

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#9
You have the opportunity to refill ink cartridges, though I wouldn't know how effective it is. The reason why it shouldn't be refillable by all major companies (though I wouldn't be surprised if a company does start doing that, but it will make ink cartridge prices even higher) is because they make a majority of their profit off of ink cartridges.
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#10
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Yes, it'd be nice if we could, however I understand that us not being able to do so is for the profit of the printer companies, so it makes sense why we cannot.

It doesn't really harm the printer companies. Consumers still have to buy their ink from somewhere. I think the only industry that would be impacted would be the plastic companies due to the reduced manufacturing of the cartridges.

It's like having to buy a new guitar everytime a string breaks. That'd keep the guitar companies profits high but is that acceptable?
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#11
so what if takes money from the printer companies, they need to find a way to adapt, that's how capitalism works.
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#12
Wow, I thought you meant people couldn't put in new ink cartridges so they had to buy a new printer every time you ran out.

My answer is still yes though. It's america, you're allowed to do whatever the **** you want. (if you use that, I demand you credit me in your report)
#13
It's better for the environment.

I mean, you can recycle the old cartridges, but this'd be even better.
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#14
Yes but for home use....its usally better just to buy a new cheap printer haha
#15
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Wow, I thought you meant people couldn't put in new ink cartridges so they had to buy a new printer every time you ran out.

My answer is still yes though. It's america, you're allowed to do whatever the **** you want. (if you use that, I demand you credit me in your report)

then what're all those laws for?
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#18
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Yes.

There's a place near my house that specializes in refilling ink. I save money and the environment. I win.


Same here.
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#19
Does no one realise that you CAN refill printer cartridges? I do it all the time, I don't go to any shops or anything. My printer is fairly old.
#20
Quote by Gaz_m2k5
Does no one realise that you CAN refill printer cartridges? I do it all the time, I don't go to any shops or anything. My printer is fairly old.

It's an ethical debate rather than a legal one.

although some manufacturers could say that you void the warranty by using refilled cartridges.
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#21
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It's an ethical debate rather than a legal one.

although some manufacturers could say that you void the warranty by using refilled cartridges.


What!? Are you saying it's illegal to do this? WTF!
#22
Quote by Gaz_m2k5
What!? Are you saying it's illegal to do this? WTF!

no we're discussing that even though you can, should you?

Like abortion but much less messy.
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#23
Quote by Gaz_m2k5
Does no one realise that you CAN refill printer cartridges? I do it all the time, I don't go to any shops or anything. My printer is fairly old.


I find it harder to refill the ink jets because they use liquid which is harder to find.

I have a black and white laser jet printer with black toner, I refill it all the time. I have yet to see toner for my color Dell laster jet though but it really does well by using a minimal amount of toner.

I have a Brother printer that is used for faxes mostly and when one of the 4 cartridges runs low, the whole printer shuts down and locks up until you replace one of the inks...it's annoying because one color pack is about $18 and the black...(the only only one we use) is about $10. So what I did was open the colors and rig the sensor bar in each packet to make the printer think the color was full and we just replace the black when needed. Works well and is very cheap.

I think the newer cartridges are made so you can't fill them but I've yet to look into new printers for a while and I mostly use laser jet printers.
#24
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My answer is still yes though. It's america, you're allowed to do whatever the **** you want. (if you use that, I demand you credit me in your report)

where the hell did you get that idea?

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#25
Yes, I believe they should have the freedom to but personally I would discourage it because third-party inks don't produce as good of a picture. Also, replacing cartridges is also needed when the cartridge contains the print head.
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