Nobody likes cold-calling salespeople—while they have a job to do like everyone else, that job is highly irritating to pretty much everyone involved. Case in point: an Australian office supplies company that bullied a farming couple into purchasing enough ink to last them 1,700 years.
PRINTER INK. Possibly more expensive than oil and blood. Definitely expensive enough that most people I know haven't bothered owning a printer in years. These printer cartridge dioramas, however, give the increasingly obsolete printer cartridge a new lease on life.
Trusted Reviews has a big investigation on inkjet printers and inkjet ink, and their year-long study comparing fading between more expensive manufacturer brand vs. the cheaper crappy brand shows that you get what you pay for. Over three months, the differences between the two were negligible, with pages only fading…
Print out this coupon and head to Walgreens to get a free printer ink refill today. Hey, waaaaait a minute. How are you supposed to print this coupon if your ink is dry? You almost got me, Walgreens. Good for Dell, HP, Lexmark, Okidata, Primera, Sharp and Xerox cartridges. [Walgreens via Wisebread via Consumerist]
• The American Consumer Institute estimates that consumers overpay for printer ink by $6 billion a year, since there is no competition in the market of printer ink. [Cameratown via Gadget Lab]
• Alltel will be releasing its version of the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 just in time for the holidays, with a price of $149 after…