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Saturday, 23 November 2019

IT JUST GETS........

WORSE.  On Tuesday I had an email from my solicitor confirming costs for the sale of the rental. There were lots of things to be printed out and complete ready to get the ball rolling. I downloaded each file and pressed print........NOTHING. Just as I got to the printer to see what was going on it started making a lot of noise and promptly died! I delivered CPR in the form of a new fuse but still no joy.

Noooooo, just when I needed it. I was so  angry as I'd only just bought new ink for it last month. The colour cartridge has never been loaded. Printer companies make their money through the 'INK' rather than the printer itself, that's why printers are reasonably cheap.   The ink was almost more expensive than the printer.

I bit the bullet and bought a new one, but not before getting the broken printer  packaging down from the loft to check how old it was. I tape the receipt on the inside of the packaging. It was less than 10 months old, so I got a refund on the broken one.

Strangely enough sitting behind the counter of the well known high street shop was an identical model to the one I was also returning which made me smile. I am convinced that electrical stuff has  a little glitch built in ready  to quit once out of warranty.  Yes, mine was within the time frame  but I was still left with the ink.

After seeing the other defunct printer behind the counter I refused to have the same model, so I'm left with the ink which I'll sell because it doesn't fit this one. Why can't one cartridge fit all.........because it would seriously hurt their profits! It's a con, just like every mobile phone has a different power lead, why!! These companies are clever enough to have a universal power lead. Rant over.

Things are moving fast, the buyers have had their survey and I managed to get the first lot of paperwork to the solicitors. Fingers crossed for a tech failure free week.  Bye for now. Tx


21 comments:

  1. How frustrating! Technology makes our lives easier in so many ways....but only when it works!

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  2. How annoying for you Tania, it's one thing after another isn't it.
    We do a lot of work related printing about 2.5 years ago we spent over £250 on a printer as we were going through so many ink cartridges it was ridiculous the one we have you have to refill ourselves, and we have only had to top up the black ink once, so for us it has paid for itself already. x

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    1. I normally buy the extra large ones when they're on offer, so glad I didn't this time. But still money wasted. I've insured it for 3 years this time. My daughter has a fantastic one as she is head if marketing for her company.

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  3. I totally agree! Think of the land fill just formed by all the odd leads you end up with. We are guilty as we have a large cupboard box of them we must throw out. Perhaps we could get one of the Political Party to have an election manifesto to stop the ripping off of the public by the tech companies as well as stopping them selling us broadband? LOL.

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    1. They invent ways of making you spend money. I totally agree these tech companies should be working together to reduce waste.

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  4. I could do with a new printer as my photocopy bit doesn't work but I keep finding ink cartridges at boot sales as my printer is so old none use the same cartridges any more so I'll wait til i get to the end of my cartridges before I look for a printer.

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    1. You are lucky finding ink cartridges, that must save a lot of money. The problem is everything is sent out via email these days to reduce postage. But I always print the most important page, like the policy schedule etc.

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  5. Technology is wonderful most of the time but when it goes wrong it leaves me baffled and very frustrated. I reckon my printer will start messing abpout soon - I've had it nearly a year now, I think.
    xx

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    1. My poor sister has had a month of it, washing machine, microwave and fridge freezer. I hope your printer continues working for a long time.

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  6. You are a victim of planned obsolescence and bad design. Both keep people buying. I hope the new one lasts a bit longer.

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    1. We are all victims, things don't last like they used to, plus the manufactures design stuff not to be repairable. Something I believe a recent law is changing.

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  7. I feel your pain, I just spent $90 on 2 new ink cartridges!! It's so annoying, like you say, the ink cost almost the same as the printer. Over here all electronics can be recycled so do not go to the landfill.

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  8. Yep, by the time I by the ink for my printer it would be much cheaper to buy a new one. I dread the time this printer goes and I have to figure out how to connect it wirelessly. I am not a techie type person.

    God bless.

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  9. Get the compatible software by navigating to the 123.hp.com/setup web page!

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  10. I've just bought a new printer … and it was cheaper than the pack of inks I needed for it!!

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  11. That's just typical isn't it and you're right ink is as expensive as the printer itself. At least you've got everything printed and the ball is still rolling with the house. xx

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    1. It's always when you need or most, it goes wrong!

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  12. My printer died on me (after just buying new cartridges) so I went out and bought a cheap one. The every next week I found the big expensive one my ex-husband dumped in my cellar when he moved back to the States. Oh well, I guess it'll keep. And they sure do make their money on the ink though don't they. My sister was telling me she gets her from "Stinky Ink" as it's the cheapest. You might check it out.

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