Friday, July 29, 2011
As a way of saving some money, I brought a full set of cartridges to Jiffy Laser in Omaha. I had them clean my printer so knew they could refill my cartridges. I was sure that refilled cartridges would be less expensive than new, OEM cartridges.
I was mildly shocked when I picked up the cartridges and saw the invoice - $89.00 per cartridge! My bill was $356.00 plus tax.
Lets do some comparison shopping. Office Max in Council Bluffs sells the HP color cartridges for $91.99 and the black for $82.99. That's a total of $358.96. But wait, they also sell a package of the 3 color cartridges for $247.99. Add in the black and that full set would cost $330.98! All of these were new OEM cartridges.
Office Max also sells store brand cartridges. Color cartridges are $74.99 each and the black cartridge is $69.99 for a total of $294.96!
I should have asked the price before I dropped off the cartridges for refilling. The "refilled" cartridges came in boxes marked as "Premium Compatible Cartridge". There are no other supplier information on the box.
Finally, it took 2 1/2 weeks from the time I dropped off the spent cartridges to when refilled cartridges were back. The bottom line is that refilled cartridges (at least for my HP 2605) from Jiffy Laser is not a bargain!
Friday, July 22, 2011
This photo was taken during my early morning bicycle ride (before its too hot to ride). Stopped along E. Manawa Drive for the photo. The land jutting into the lake is Boy Scout Island.
Canon PowerShot S95 f/4.5 at 1/500 sec. Three bracketed exposures (2.0, 0.0, -2.0 EV). 9.6 mm, ISO 100. Processed with HDR Photo Pro.