Sunday, October 17, 2010

HP Printer RIP OFF

I have been having a lot of trouble with my printer cartridges lately and am just about ready to throw my HP C6300 printer out the window. I have been replacing cartridges about one a month with the printer saying I was out of ink. I know I'm not printing that much, and mostly printing in black there is NO WAY I am running out of ink this fast. I'm not a tech geek but I can Google like a mad woman so I have been googling this ink cartridge thing and have found page after page of people that have ripped open the cartridges, brand new only to discover that they are about 30% full. WTF!!!!! Also, I have read that a few years ago HP was involved in a class action law suit due to a chip they put in the cartridge to tell the computer the cartridge was empty and would not allow the printer to print past this point, when in fact the cartridge had plenty of ink. I feel pretty helpless here, don't know how to deal with this, you know if I try and call HP I will get nowhere because what company out there is going to do the right thing any more? I am just sick to death of the money grumbing sons of bitches large corporations that have control of everything.
Wish you could buy electronics from artists, you would know that your purchase would be good quality and would last forever. Grrrrr......


cookingwithgas said...

I use mine until it looks like ghost writing.
I go to a refill place- I still think they run out of ink very, very fast.
This one was given to me but I would never buy one on purpose!

Lori Buff said...

You are so right about the large corporations. What may work is if you send a message (email or hand written if needed)to the VP of customer service of HP. Sometimes that works in getting your issue resolved. Keep us posted please.
Whenever I have shopped for a printer I check out the cost of the ink cartridges, that's the real cost of a printer.
Good luck.

Tracey Broome said...

Lori, I did the same when I bought this printer, I specifically talked to the salesperson about the cartridge costs and this is the one they suggested. Big fat liar!