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You can save money over time by buying remanufactured ink and toner cartridges. For instance, a remanufactured HP 98 ink cartridge might run you $15, while the original would cost you $20. The question is whether or not that cost savings is really worth it to you in the long run.
If you ask HP, the company will likely tell you remanufactured ink and toner cartridges aren't worth your time and money. According to HP, the company's own ink and toner cartridges outperform remanufactured ink and toner cartridges in terms of reliability. HP cites independent research that has found their own ink and toner cartridges to be more reliable. Specifically, HP ink cartridges showed a 98 percent success rate when it came to working right out of the box. Remanufactured ink cartridges showed a 30 percent success rate. HP toner cartridges showed a 98 percent success rate of working right out of the box while remanufactured toner cartridges showed just a 20 percent success rate.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|