My Lexmark X83 printer hasn’t been used since long time and doesn’t work anymore. I suspected that the ink (which wasn’t used much) has dried up. So I went to nearest Circuit City to get the cartridges. The black and color ink cartridges cost $59.00 ($26 + $33). Since this was the first time I was buying an ink cartridge, I thought it was too high, so I goto the nearest Best Buy to buy them. I find same prices there as well….but I also found out that a new Epson Stylus C86 was on sale $49.99. So why do I even need to buy the ink cartridges? I can always buy a new printer and put the old one in garbage. The Epson printer uses 4 ink cartridges CMYK . and each costs about $12.00 that is $48.00 in all (cheaper ). Moreover if I am out of one color, I can still use other colors, say if am out of black color I can print dark blue which looks similar to black.
So now I have one printer working and the other non working printer can be used for scanning! I haven’t installed the new printer yet but I’ll do it the first thing in the morning and would share it on the network.
It is strange that I bought the printer a few hours after I read this post. Too many coincidences.