There are premium consumer products, and naturally you need to pay a "premium" to buy them as well.
For example, Epson has an "ink tank" based inkjet printer. It costs much more for the hardware, but saves a lot on the ink price on the long term. It's available at my local Staples store. Also Canon's and Epson's "pro" lines are usually good at ink cost for the quality you get (especially for photos).
For laptops, Apple has MacBook pro, and Microsoft has Surface Pro series. They both come with very high quality components (for example the SSD in SP4 is a Samsung and has 600+MB/s write speed). They have excellent warranty, and of course it is very difficult to find them with even a $200 discount, even with student offers.
Similarly there are many other high quality products on the market. Just make sure there are no "50% off" offers for the product (even for refurbished). Then you're just paying a "premium" for an expensive, but regular product.