Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-04-06, 02:01 AM   #1
blue_neon
Elite Rep
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Melbourne - Australia
Bikes:
Posts: 2,096
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Buying printer Ink-Cartriges (non genuine) off eBay?

Because I would save A LOT of money. I have an Epson R210 which takes 6 colours, each cartridge is about $17AUD. Now i can get incredible savings off eBay for compatible ink, but it is not genuine. (Works out to be no more then $4 per cartridge).

Has anyone ever bought ink off eBay before? Does anyone not recommened buying un-genuine ink?

Here's an example:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/12-x-Epson-T0...QQcmdZViewItem

Thanks!
blue_neon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-06, 02:17 AM   #2
blue_neon
Elite Rep
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Melbourne - Australia
Bikes:
Posts: 2,096
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Also if i didn't use Genuine Epson Cartridges could there be a possibiliy of degrading the life of my printer, or some stuff may malfunction incorrectly?

blue_neon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-06, 02:57 AM   #3
operator
cab horn
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto
Bikes: 1987 Bianchi Campione
Posts: 28,306
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by blue_neon
Also if i didn't use Genuine Epson Cartridges could there be a possibiliy of degrading the life of my printer, or some stuff may malfunction incorrectly?

If by life, you mean colour reproduction and/or crappy quality ink, then yes. Otherwise no. You should just get the refills instead (if they support your cartridges).

I've used refills on my old bubble jet and there'd always be some hassle. Either refilling them or when printing and the ink flow suddenly stops.
operator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-06, 04:37 AM   #4
aussie troy
Senior Member
 
aussie troy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: sydney, australia
Bikes: Orbea Udana, Mongoose wing MTB
Posts: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I only use the non genuine cartridges that I buy off ebay. They don't last as long as the genuine Canon cartridges but the genuine ones are $39 and the non genuine ones I buy off Ebay are 10 for $18. They run out quicker but I haven't had any other problems with them.
aussie troy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-06, 04:39 AM   #5
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Buy refill kits and save even more!

Lasers rock, $39 for a reconditioned cartridge and it lasts six months
__________________
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-06, 06:26 AM   #6
bennyk
Senior Member
 
bennyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 477
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have used the generic ones from www.carrotink.com and they are really great. They may not make one for your model though.
bennyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-06, 07:05 AM   #7
rideabike
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 290
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It doesn't hurt the printer. i just refilled a cartridge this mnorning on a laserjet and it works fine. The laserjets meed the whole cartridge replaced after two refills, but some people go longer. I'm not sure how many times you can refill an old injet cartridge.
rideabike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-06, 05:00 PM   #8
blue_neon
Elite Rep
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Melbourne - Australia
Bikes:
Posts: 2,096
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hmm i'm not sure i can refill these cartirdges. I will buy a non-genuine set off eBay then and just see how it goes.

thanks
blue_neon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-06, 05:55 PM   #9
operator
cab horn
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto
Bikes: 1987 Bianchi Campione
Posts: 28,306
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Report back on results later.
operator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-06, 09:12 PM   #10
blue_neon
Elite Rep
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Melbourne - Australia
Bikes:
Posts: 2,096
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have orderd a set of Epson R210 Cartirdges off eBay and they have been delivered. They worked out to be about $4 each. Total payed $28AUD delivered to my door. Save just under $100 off genuine cartridges!

I just installed them into the printer then, i installed 2, cyan and light cyan, the printer did not reconside light cyan, so i re-installed it and it was ok.

They are working and printing. I will do a few high quality run off and let you know how the quality is. Ink was Made in USA.
blue_neon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-06, 05:31 AM   #11
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here's something youi might want to have a look at http://www.cartridgesave.co.uk/173.html They sell refillable cartridges too.
__________________
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-06, 06:11 AM   #12
blue_neon
Elite Rep
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Melbourne - Australia
Bikes:
Posts: 2,096
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks Stacey!

I did my first high quality photo print, on premium quality setting and preimum paper. Thumbsup! Perfect quality!

The real test will be to see how long 18ml cartridge of ink will last for!
blue_neon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-06, 07:12 AM   #13
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You're welcome.

Congrats & continued success!
__________________
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-06, 09:17 PM   #14
blue_neon
Elite Rep
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Melbourne - Australia
Bikes:
Posts: 2,096
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
*VERDICT*

Summary - Non-Genuine ink cartridges still provide the same excellent quality as genuine ones do! However, the ink decipitates faster then normal at an approximate rate of 1/3rd.

Pro's-
- Cheap! For me it worked out 80% cheaper then buying genuine cartridges!
- Still great quality...cannot tell the difference between original ink.

Con's-
- You will find the ink runs out noticibly quicker
- The printer may have trouble reconizing or installing the cartridge. A few installation re-attemps may be nessesary.
- Printers company's do not recommened non - genuine ink for unkown reasons.

Conclusion:
I will never buy genuine ink again! When i can save so much buying this, even if it runs out quicker...its still miiiiiles cheaper with the same quality! So stack up and enjoy

THIS is the person who i bought my ink off on eBay!

blue_neon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-06, 10:04 PM   #15
Maelstrom 
Wood Licker
 
Maelstrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Whistler,BC
Bikes: Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
Posts: 16,885
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
wow..bubble, ink...yowsers...been a while since I heard those terms. They have become utterly so cheap price wise they are almost replaceable parts to themselves.

For ink, have you ever considered your own refill kit. Same life span as your aftermarket but REALLY cheap to refill
Maelstrom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-06, 10:55 PM   #16
blue_neon
Elite Rep
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Melbourne - Australia
Bikes:
Posts: 2,096
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maelstrom

For ink, have you ever considered your own refill kit. Same life span as your aftermarket but REALLY cheap to refill
I will now...however i need to buy 6-refill's individually at once, unlike these cartridges that i just buy when i need.

If the saving is over 80% then i'm all for them !
blue_neon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:22 PM.