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  • Note, this printer is eligible for 15 pages/month of free ink via the HP Instant Ink program.
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This is a great deal especially on the free 15 plan. I bought one of the 4500 series HP printers last year (akin to the 5000 series now) for about $40 and put it on the free 15 plan to pair with a cheap Brother BW laser. This combo works out great if you have the space for two printers. Obviously we do the bulk of the printing on the laser and only the necessary color on the HP. What's interesting is that we used to print more in color on our old Epson inkjet (RIP) but when you have to switch printers for color you just use it less. In fact, I keep the HP off most of the time so no one prints to it by mistake.

We print less than 10 color pages a month and I set a calendar reminder for when our cycle changes over so we can fit in any full pages photos or other color stuff needed for school or crafts. You can also print calibration or head cleaning pages on scrap paper to 'exercise' the ink cartridges and they don't seem to count towards the free 15.
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Each HP cartridge lasts about 350 pages - go look up their average usage. Each cartridge can cost up to $69 at local retail. They printed or copied a total of 5,444 pages in a few years. Do the math.

They are not poor, just not well informed about the economics of inkjet printers.
Then they bought the wrong dang printer. Not all printers are equal. They should have purchased a higher volume printer with a much lower cost per page. It's their fault they didn't educate themselves before they purchased, not HP's. It's a $40 printer of course the ink is going to cost more, HP has got to make money somehow.
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This printer is not meant for "medium" work use. It's meant for very light home use. Laser printers end up costing much more with far less features for home use. People just think that Laser printers are better because they cost 2-3 times as much and the toners appear to last longer, but in the end ink is the way to go for home use, especially with the Instant ink program.
I love Instant Ink too, and have no use for a Laser. Unless you are doing extremely high print volume and only print black-and-white, they are not even worth a consideration. Color lasers are ridiculously expensive and most people just see a $49.99 "laser" printer and don't think anything of it.
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I call B.S. on this. There is no way in heck someone racked up $1k in Instant Ink costs. The printers its compatible with are not even meant to print high volume. I had Instant Ink on the same printer for 3 years and have NEVER paid more than the $5/month I've signed up for and I print work docs all the time.
You seem a little too passionate about this to be impartial.

I didn't say the old couple I knew used Instant Ink exclusively and I am not familiar with all the intricacy of billing on Instant ink as you seem to be. I just reported that they used a HP officejet and retail HP ink they bought, usually from Office Depot and they thought they didn't print much, but ended up printing 5444 page or there about in about 4 years - which is only about 3.7 pages per day. If you calculate about 350 pages per ink cartridge as many HP references have documented and the cost per set of cartridge, you get about 16 HP cartridges used and that came out to be about $1,000.

Just because you don't print much of anything or is savvy enough to print the bulk of your work on laser doesn't mean every old couple using HP inkjet will figure out the economics of owning one.
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You seem a little too passionate about this to be impartial.

I didn't say the old couple I knew used Instant Ink exclusively and I am not familiar with all the intricacy of billing on Instant ink as you seem to be. I just reported that they used a HP officejet and retail HP ink they bought, usually from Office Depot and they thought they didn't print much, but ended up printing 5444 page or there about in about 4 years - which is only about 3.7 pages per day. If you calculate about 350 pages per ink cartridge as many HP references have documented and the cost per set of cartridge, you get about 16 HP cartridges used and that came out to be about $1,000.

Just because you don't print much of anything or is savvy enough to print the bulk of your work on laser doesn't mean every old couple using HP inkjet will figure out the economics of owning one.
I'm not impartial or biased, I just work in IT and part of my job is to manage a large printer fleet so I know all about printers and their true cost as well as that there is a ton of false information out there, especially about home printers and its rather annoying because all I see is..."oh it's an ink printer, therefor it sucks" and "oh HP is just ripping us all off because this and that".

If you break down your math, that "old couple" paid about $20 a month in ink cost. Could have been much lower if 1. They were on the instant ink program as it's $5/month for 100/pages/month and after the math about 4/pages/day comes out to 120/pages/month given that they printed every single day.
or 2. If they would had just purchased a higher volume printer with larger ink cartridge capacity or even a SMB laser printer. Printers are just like everything else the more you invest the more you get back. You buy a printer with larger ink/toner capacity, you are essentially buying in bulk and will save some money.
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You seem a little too passionate about this to be impartial.

I didn't say the old couple I knew used Instant Ink exclusively and I am not familiar with all the intricacy of billing on Instant ink as you seem to be. I just reported that they used a HP officejet and retail HP ink they bought, usually from Office Depot and they thought they didn't print much, but ended up printing 5444 page or there about in about 4 years - which is only about 3.7 pages per day. If you calculate about 350 pages per ink cartridge as many HP references have documented and the cost per set of cartridge, you get about 16 HP cartridges used and that came out to be about $1,000.

Just because you don't print much of anything or is savvy enough to print the bulk of your work on laser doesn't mean every old couple using HP inkjet will figure out the economics of owning one.
Are you reporting what they saved because they enrolled in the hp instant ink program?
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Are you reporting what they saved because they enrolled in the hp instant ink program?
No. Nothing more from HP. They didn't save anything with HP. You IT guys can say he could have done this or that, but the reality is some old gentleman is not going to do any of that and would have just kept on buying retail HP cartridges, and that is what HP is counting on.

The reality of the story is actual sadder and more outrageous than I let on, but it has a happy ending. The old gentleman has stage 3 Parkinson's disease but he thought he was still able and he finally got sick of paying $69 or so at Office Depot for his HP inkjet cartridges. He bought an inkjet refill kit I think from Costco and tried to refill the HP inkjet cartridges himself but because of his diminished motor control he spilled ink pretty much on the desk and the carpet below and he was ready to put a hammer to the HP and I don't blame him.

When I found out what happened, I bought him a color laser printer for cheap and told him he could print as many color prints as he like because the toner only cost about $50 for 5,000 prints.

HP 935/934XL Color/Black Ink Cartridge Combo Pack $69 to $79 was what he was paying at Office Depot.
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No. Nothing more from HP. They didn't save anything with HP. You IT guys can say he could have done this or that, but the reality is some old gentleman is not going to do any of that and would have just kept on buying retail HP cartridges, and that is what HP is counting on.

The reality of the story is actual sadder and more outrageous than I let on, but it has a happy ending. The old gentleman has stage 3 Parkinson's disease but he thought he was still able and he finally got sick of paying $69 or so at Office Depot for his HP inkjet cartridges. He bought an inkjet refill kit I think from Costco and tried to refill the HP inkjet cartridges himself but because of his diminished motor control he spilled ink pretty much on the desk and the carpet below and he was ready to put a hammer to the HP and I don't blame him.

When I found out what happened, I bought him a color laser printer for cheap and told him he could print as many color prints as he like because the toner only cost about $50 for 5,000 prints.

HP 935/934XL Color/Black Ink Cartridge Combo Pack $69 to $79 was what he was paying at Office Depot.
I am a senior citizen. I do not work in IT. I am retired. I am sorry that your friend wasn't comfortable pursuing assistance earlier.
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I would avoid the hp printers like the plague if I were you guys. Replacement ink, even when remanufactured are pretty expensive compared to others. Wait on a similar deal for a brother printer. I had to learn this the hard way and my hp printer (not sure if it's the same exact model, but looked very similar) stopped working with a manually refilled cartridge shortly after purchase brand new from amazon.....and even the remanufactured cartridges were nearly 10$ minimum on eBay so I didn't even bother try. Correct me if I'm wrong but fairly certain they're facing a lawsuit right now about unethical business practices related to such an issue with many of their models. At least I remember reading as much. That being said, my current brother printer was purchased for the same price via a post on here, doesn't have a touchscreen like the hp did, but ink is dirt cheap in comparison, at only as little as a dollar per cartridge. (Separate color)
Well which Brother do you have and can you link the deal you found on SD for it?
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