Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Posted: 2/12/2006 11:44:48 AM EDT
Is it better to refill them yourself or buy recycled filled ones?

What's the cheapest and best source?

I bought the ultra cheap Lexmark Z515 (uses 17black and 27 color) at wallyworld and the ink lasted about 3 months of light use.

Same with the Lexmark X4270 fax/copier (uses 70 black and 20 color). Now I find that the ink refills are more expensive than the printer itself was...!
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 12:03:15 PM EDT
I just ordered some for my S900 from Inksmile $3.95 per cartridge compared to $12 per at Best Buy. A couple guys I work with told me they'v been buying from them for 3-4 yrs and no problems.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 12:08:13 PM EDT
I understand that some large retailers are starting a refill program. One of the major drug chains was mentioned, though I don't remember which.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 12:08:15 PM EDT
Tag...because I'm going to be needing alot of them in the next 6 months.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 12:09:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By topknot:

Same with the Lexmark X4270 fax/copier (uses 70 black and 20 color). Now I find that the ink refills are more expensive than the printer itself was...!



That's the new scam. Just like razor blades - sell the kit cheap, charge an arm and a leg for the blades.\

Take a look at ldproducts.com. Pretty good prices and they'll give you a range of choices, from refill kits to remanufactured carts

I get the refill kit and do it myself.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 12:58:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By topknot:
Is it better to refill them yourself or buy recycled filled ones?

What's the cheapest and best source?

I bought the ultra cheap Lexmark Z515 (uses 17black and 27 color) at wallyworld and the ink lasted about 3 months of light use.

Same with the Lexmark X4270 fax/copier (uses 70 black and 20 color). Now I find that the ink refills are more expensive than the printer itself was...!



That's ONE (of many) reasons why I check out the cost on REFILL cartridges BEFORE purchasing the printer... I like Meritline myself, usually wait for a "special" w/free shipping (every few months) then stock up. Don't know if it's BEST, but I've had no problems.

Good luck.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 1:23:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 1:37:43 PM EDT
Costco or Sam's Club.
Top Top