Re: WHy is printer price skyrocketing?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by BinaryBillTheSailor@Sea++.com, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. On Thu, 18 Nov 2010 01:50:56 -0600, "Jane_Galt"
    <> wrote:

    >HP Officejet Pro 8500A Premium Wireless e-All-in-One (CM758A#B1H)
    >
    >About a week ago, I priced this at amazon.com and it was $318.
    >
    >I put it on my Wish List.
    >
    >A few hours later it was around $348, where it stayed until tonight.
    >
    >Now it's $398?
    >
    >What the heck is going on?
    >
    >Does amazon.com raise prices on you because you put something on your wish
    >list?
    >
    >What else could it be?


    There is currently a price war on ink. HP and others have long sold
    their printers at lowball prices and subsidizing it with ginormous
    markup on ink and toner.

    All of a sudden, a few other manufacturers have decided to market
    their printers directly against HP based on a much lower cost for ink.
    HP has to follow them, or else lose market share.

    When HP lowers the price of it's ink, it HAS to raise printer prices.
     
    BinaryBillTheSailor@Sea++.com, Nov 19, 2010
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