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+ - Cart cost == Printer (Carts included) ???

Submitted by santa c
santa c (846026) writes "It is indeed amazing that no major source mentions what shovel describes is "to a certain extent an antitrust conspiracy" — OEM cartridges' prices are so high, one can buy the original printer (with them included) at... Furthermore some (such as my ip4200) even include "protection mechanisms" against re-filling (at a friction of the price) which require turning the ink monitor off (while recording the fact and voiding the warranty) and risking print-head burning upon running out of substance... Looks like fear of losing control of your hardware in the future is... Too late?"

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