Cheap Ink Cartridges?

I am looking for printer ink cartridges that are cheap and good quality. Where does everyone get theirs? It doesn't have to be brand name ink as long as it's good. Thanks.

Laura from Illinois

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January 25, 20090 found this helpful

I buy all my off brand cartridges from this site. Shipping is free if your order is $40.00 or more.
If order is under $40.00 you pay $2.95 USPS First Class shipping.

This is a small company and their service is excellent. Several years ago I owned a Canon Copier/Scanner/Printer that finally quit working. I was going to have it serviced and was told that the print head was shot and it was cheaper to buy a new copier/scanner/printer. I then purchased a new Epson copier/scanner/printer and I had these unused Canon cartridges that I purchased from Best Ink. I called their toll free number and was told to mail the cartridges back to them and they gave me a full refund on my credit card.

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January 26, 20090 found this helpful

I get refills at Walgreens - $10 The first time I tried to use a refill cartridge, I got a message on my screen about it not being compatable or something like that. There was a button to "continue" so I tried that and everything was cool. I don't get that message anymore & I have used many refills in my HP printer

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January 27, 20090 found this helpful

You can get refills at Walgreen's,the black ones for my printer are $10.00, the color ones are $15.00.

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By Linda (Guest Post)
January 27, 20090 found this helpful

I use the site They are real monks-just don't sell banana bread. I've never had a problem and the prices are comparable. Ihave an Epsom Stylus Photo printer (several years old).

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January 27, 20090 found this helpful

I get mine from They are
guaranteed, cheap and you get them quickly. And they have 'specials' all the time.
Been with them for 5 years.
Good luck

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January 27, 20090 found this helpful

I get mine at Cartridge World....they refill cartridges. Mine cannot be refilled at the shop, but they still have my type of cartridge in stock for about half the price of what it is at other stores. (They have to send my type out to be refilled.)

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January 28, 20090 found this helpful

Don't buy them at I bought some and all they did was leave big colored streaks down the pages.

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January 25, 2009

My ink ran out on my free printer cartridges that came with my Dell computer. The prices on replacements are astronomical and all these coupon people want you to print coupons off on the websites. I can't see where that is saving anything but putting me in the hole. Has anyone found maybe a dirt cheap place to buy one cartridge from? It seems like they all think they have to sell them in 3's. I have a Dell Photo Printer 720.


Thanks for any help.

Loridawn1956 from AR


Cheap Ink Cartridges

I buy my ink from Ebay. (06/23/2006)

By Chris

Cheap Ink Cartridges

Have you thought about using the refill kits? They are pretty easy to use if you just read the directions.
Otherwise we have stores around here that you can take your cartridge to and they will fill it for you.


By Pattie Hartley

Cheap Ink Cartridges

We buy nearly all of our cartridges from Shipping is free, and only takes a few days. Check them out to see if they have your cartridges. We buy the "generic" for our Brother and HP and have not had any issues. (06/23/2006)

By Lori Tomlinson

Cheap Ink Cartridges

I don't have a Photo-jet, or whatever it is called, but I do have a copier/scanner/printer. I bought a refill kit. I think I spent a total of about 20.00 at Wal-Mart. It is called Universal, I think. The B&W was about $8 or $10, the colour about $12. I have not had any problems. I have a HP 1100 series. (06/23/2006)


By KLS8800

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Be careful using the refill kits, if you puncture the "liner" it will destroy your printer. This happened to me once. A salesperson working in Staples told me that usually you can refill cartridges once, but after that you should buy another. I do searches online for "cheap printer ink" and then search for my printer type on some of the websites. Make sure to include the cost of shipping when trying to figure out whose is cheaper. There are generic cartridges for that printer but you have to look for them.

I have one of these too, but have not used it in a while due to having gotten a better photo printer. (06/23/2006)

By Charlene

Cheap Ink Cartridges

I have a Canon printer which I like because each color ink is in a separate cartridge. They are simple to refill, and you can buy the ink from Oddparts by the pint. The pints are about $25 with shipping, but a pint is alot of ink. They have directions that tell you how to fill the cartridges for whatever brand of printer you have. Some brands are easier to fill than others, I believe, but the Canon is very easy to do.


The big disadvantage to printers that have one cartridge for the 3 colors is that if you run out of one color, you have to replace the cartridge, even if the other colors are not empty.
Another source for ink to refill your own is Sam's Wholesale Club, they have a refill kit for about $20 that contains 4 ounce bottles of all colors including extra ink for photographic printers.

By Harlean

Cheap Ink Cartridges

I have an HP copier/scanner/printer that is only 1 year old. I have been refilling my black cartridges since I got it. Last month I started having printer problems and then my printer just quit. Nothing that was done would work. I called HP support and was told that I could not use refilled cartridges on my printer, it would ruin it and nothing could be done to repair it. I should go out and buy a new HP cartridge immediately and see if that solved the problem.


I called a computer repair shop in town and questioned them. I was told that companies who made printers made their money not on selling the printers, but on the cartridges. They have fixed them so a cartridge can be used a limited amount of time, usually once. If you continue to refill it, it will permanently damage the printer.

To get it repaired, it would cost $50 per hour and usually took at least 2 hours. They said it would be cheaper to just buy a new printer. He suggested that I buy an HP cartridge first and see if that solved the problem. I bought a new black HP cartridge and my printer now works. However, the printer now does not print clearly in color, and cannot be used to print photographs. It has been damaged, but is still usable for black and white printing only.


I told this to a friend whose son is really into computers, and apparently it is well known to those in the field that owners of all newer printer models cannot and should not refill their cartridges or they will damage their printers beyond repair. Some believe that you can refill them 1 time only, then must replace them. I thought that I was being smart and saving so much money since I'm back in school and use my printer constantly. I added up all that money, and it was not enough to buy a new printer. If this had happened to me when a major paper was due, I may have flunked that class and would have had the cost of tuition added to my lesson.

My point is, user beware. There are hidden costs of using printers. I now have changed my printing quality to "fast draft" or "fast normal" rather than "normal" or "best" print quality to save ink. I have to make this printer last through my time at school and cannot afford to buy a new one now. (06/24/2006)


By susan

Cheap Ink Cartridges

My husband injects ink into the empty cartridge using old syringes (06/26/2006)


Cheap Ink Cartridges

I bought 2 UX-70B for my Sharp fax copier from cheap inks. The first one ran out of ink very quickly despite claims of long life. I'm not happy about the short print span but, it did print as well as a new cartridge from Sharp. (03/07/2007)

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