We all love having a printer at home as it means we can keep up to date with correspondence, homework and even creating printed projects, cards and gifts. However, printer ink is expensive and getting hold of cheap ink seems like the most unlikely thing ever, but it is possible! By using some of the methods below we are certain that you will soon be enjoying HP printer ink at the fraction of the list price.
1. Bulk Buy Bargains
It may sound silly but bulk buying ink, when it is on offer, is a great way to maximise your savings and allow you to stockpile ink ready for when you next run out. If you choose to use this method you will need to make sure that you have somewhere to store the ink as it needs to be kept in a cool, dry location as well.
You will also need to check the sell-by date on the HP ink cartridge batch you are buying as even though the ink is usable after this date it has the potential to produce results that aren’t up to the standard you would expect.
2. Don’t Buy From A Store
Buying ink for HP printers at the local store may seem to be the most logical method as you can pick it up when you are doing your weekly grocery shop. The reality of this method is overpriced ink that could be sourced much cheaper elsewhere.
We become a captive audience when we get to the store and want to get everything on our list in one place so that we can get home and focus on other activities. This method may save you time but it won’t save you money and you can expect to pay nearly 25% more in-store than you would if you purchased your ink from a supplies store or via an online marketplace.
3. Give Replacement Ink A Try
Replacement ink suppliers have come a long way over the past ten years and you can expect to find companies that offer high-quality ink at rock bottom prices. Companies like Smart Ink offer the 902 XL for HP at over $80 less than you would expect to see in the store.
It’s important that when you start looking around at replacement ink companies that you balance out cost and quality. Many ink suppliers will claim to sell the cheapest ink but with little in the way of customer service of guarantees. Avoid those that don’t have a dedicated customer care line and those that offer a relatively short guarantee as they are usually the sellers with the poorest quality inks.
Getting cheap ink may take up slightly more time than you’d like but the payoff off is significant money-saving that can then be used to do something fun with your family and friends or even just saved up ready for a rainy day. Whatever method you choose to implement, make sure that you stop buying in as part of your grocery shop, you’ll thank us when you see the improvement in your bank balance!