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Sources for empty CLI-42 cartridges?

Discussion in 'Canon InkJet Printers' started by avolanche, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. Jan 3, 2017
    avolanche

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    I'll probably end up with 3 or 4 of these printers, if the rebates continue. It's likely that only one of them would ever be under warranty (the others will be in storage). So, is it really worth keeping a set of OEMs? Probably not in my mind.

    Thanks,
    Fred
     
  2. Jan 4, 2017
    The Hat

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    If you can get theses printers for a song, why would you want a warrantee or guarantee with them, it would be cheaper to just dump the problematic printer rather than pay for a return to a Service centre, it wouldn’t make sense to me at all...
     
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    stratman

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    That may not be the case at the time of needed warranty service. Today is tomorrow's yesterday.

    PS - By the time you read this a bit of the future is already past. :old
     
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    Roy Sletcher

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    It makes perfect sense. That possibility was covered in my final paragraph.

    Planning for future events involves preserving choices and options.

    Unless of course one can foretell the future.

    rs
     
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    The Hat

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    OK then, its back to the Future for me... :p
     
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    Grazer5

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    You can buy sets of CLI-42 carts from China. They work perfectly, we have about 12 sets in our collection. In fact they're sponge is different, so that they almost never have flow problems.
     
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    mikling

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    You need to put a disclaimer on this on the aspect that you are using them commercially on a repeated continuous basis. That makes a HUGE difference. Also count yourself lucky for the carts received. I have had various shipments which ranged from OK to terrible. Molding variations galore. I have given up. I'd rather not get a small profit or even loss on shipments than go through that crapola. I need to have reliability with least issues or else I would not have enough time on the phone.
    I have tested these compatibles in a low use setting for multiple months that a low use printer might be subjected to. And they pose serious risks when the sponge dries out...I nearly lost my Pro-100 printhead during the course of this testing when the low ink condition carts physically dried out and ended up drying up ink in the nozzle during a period of no use. So again, as a seller and tester who have done a lot to see what happens in various conditions, I take the side of do not use in a home setting with low useage. If you choose to do so and it causes damage, then you are on your own the worse is that I get support calls for problem issues. Life is too short for promoting those calls via substandard products. You can always get some good products some of the time until you don't and I can tell you EVERY large shipment from China always has an issue that needs to be sorted out. Wish it was different but it never has changed in over 10 years. It's china roulette. In fact I'm dealing with one right now. OK, so you say return the goods? Considered the cost of shipping back to China reliably???? I lost over $800 in a return with goods that mysteriously disappeared. Again life is too short.
     
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    Grazer5

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    Yeah, you're right there Mike.
     
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    Again, I’d ask the question why would anyone want to use compatible CLI-42 carts, when clearly the OEM’s are best.. :idunno
     
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    jtoolman

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    I preach that very point in my canon videos but for some it seems to go in one ear and out another.
    So hopefully they have a spare print head sitting around for when the inevitable happens.

    Joe
     
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