The technological advances we're living with are pretty incredible—cars are driving themselves, dogs are being cloned, Alexa does our grocery shopping for us, and we're sending tourists to space. So, why are regular household printers so far behind? Not only do printers consistently stop working for no apparent reason, but the ink runs out way too prematurely.
Why can't printer companies figure out how to make ink cartridges last longer? Here's thing thing: they can, they just don't. According to YouTuber Gregory Austin McConnell, who worked at a tech support call center where he had access to the manufacturing prices for different products, we're all being scammed.
McConnell published a video titled "Ink Cartridges Are A Scam," where he breaks down the reasons why Inkjet printer companies are taking advantage of consumers.
"At the bottom of my screen I catch a glimpse of replacement ink cartridges and my jaw drops," McConnell says. "We were selling packages of standard capacity multi-color ink cartridges for $59.95. And the cost of manufacturing? $0.23." Yikes.
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He thoroughly explains how printer companies do a fantastic job at getting consumers to shell out more and more money, and it's pretty eye opening.
Take a look at his argument:
The purpose of the video is to start a revolution by telling printer companies that enough is enough. We want affordable ink, we want printers that work, and we want it now.