Dell Hates You: free printer = $60.00 for ink…

Dell 720 Inkjet Printer

Dell 720 Inkjet Printer

Just looked up some Dell inkjet cartridges for a friend, and boy are they expensive.  I can remember when Dell shipped free printers with almost any computer purchase (like a bundle).

How do you like that “free” Dell printer now?

Take our advice, and toss it in the trash after you mangle it so it cannot be used by another unsuspecting consumer.

Cartridges for the Dell 720 Inkjet Printer:

Color & Black cartridge for your Dell 720 $59.00

Color & Black cartridge for your Dell 720 $59.00

Most Dell inkjet printers, (and laser for that matter), are made by Lexmark for Dell.  This cartridge is the same shape/size as the Lexmark 18C0032/18L0042 series cartridges.

Oh, and you can only order from Dell!!  Great business model for them, not so good for you.  Take our advice, toss this printer and with the $59.00 buy a new printer which includes ink!

Remanufactured cartridges are expensive and have a failure rate of around 5-9% due to the fact that Lexmark/Dell design this cartridge to fail as to prevent refilling.  You can expect to pay $14-$22 for a remanufactured black or color cartridge.