Home printers are very convenient and an integral part of your home office, but there’s one thing about them that gets under my skin – the pesky ink cartridge! It’s such a pain in the backside when an ink cartridge runs out and you haven’t got a spare at your disposal!
For me, the inconvenience used to come from having to trek to PC World or the like, walking up and down the vast isles of different types of ink cartridge, and even if you know which cartridge you want, it could be like trying to find a needle in a haystack thanks to these large retail outlets using absolutely no common sense in organising cartridges by brand or keeping stock levels up to date.
And then when you would be in need of some assistance, you would be left waiting around for a shop assistant to give you a helping hand – this is where the law of sod would take effect: when you’re just browsing, you get asked at least four times by different shop assistants if you would like some assistance, but when you actually do need some help you’re left waiting!
Many people have tried buying supermarket branded ink cartridges also, but they soon realise that you get what you pay for when they see the poor quality print and occasional bleeding of colours. Cost cutting does not eliminate the hassle of replacing ink cartridges.
What does eliminate the hassle is buying your ink cartridges online. Obviously this isn’t a new phenomenon, and you may well strike me down for never having done this before, until a few years back that is when I saw sense and found how simple and convenient it was.
And it’s a quick and efficient way of keeping your stock levels up to date for all types of businesses who use printers. The last thing you want is to be in desperate need of printing off a business proposal for an all important pitch only to find that the toner has run out on your printer and there are no spares in the dusty stationary cupboard!
It’s a similar nightmare of a scenario in the home as well. You’re entertaining guests and you’re already running late, then as you frantically attempt to print off the recipes for your starter, main course and desert from that brilliant little cookery website, that orange light starts flashing on the printer! You get that dreaded feeling when you realise the orange light is telling you that the ink cartridge is on its last legs. You really haven’t got time to scoot out and buy a replacement ink cartridge – even only you had bought your ink cartridge online and had the foresight to buy a spare in case of emergencies!
You now either have to threaten the livelihood of your laptop by having it by your side, amidst the boiling pots and sizzling oil, or you waste time that you don’t have jotting down each and every recipe… Either way, it’s a nightmare!
Many online ink cartridge specialists offer same day despatch, with fast delivery free of charge, or next day guaranteed delivery for just 5 of your English pounds, so it really is a no brainer! That doesn’t mean to say they will be any easier to fit into your printer! I’m afraid you’re on your own with that one!