May 21, 2008

Maybe This is What's Wrong With the World

Cost of a new toner cartridge for our printer?



$88.95



Cost of a new printer?



$69.00



So we bought a whole new printer because our old printer was out of ink.



That's sick.




Especially considering that there's a GIANT FLOATING ISLAND OF GARBAGE in the Pacific Ocean.

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7 comments :

scrappysue said...

it's called planned obsolescence and it's an absolute outrage. apple are one of the worst.
http://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/planned_obsolescence.asp

scrappysue said...

hey did u ask me a question for my 100th post??? can't wait to see what it is!

Jules said...

Hilarious...and somewhat disconcerting. Am I seriously spending that much in toner?

Amanda said...

SO WRONG!

David said...

I own 5 new Gillette Fusion razors. The razor is sold with 4 blades. It sells for $7.99.
The replacement pack of 4 blades is over $15.00
I am not dumb, but I don't want to keep buying razors. I have enough.
The 16 pack of replacement costs the same as a weeks groceries.
God help us

Elaine A. said...

WHAT?! That's just nuts. Although this sounds like a story from my household, I must admit.

Crochet Diva said...

I understand completely. I almost bought a whole new printer recently for the same reason, but my husband said it was too much trouble... :-/