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(Some Guy)   World's finest wool sells for $2,500 a kilogram or somewhat less than printer ink   (thesundaymail.news.com.au) divider line 39
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2004-12-18 12:53:14 PM
I work for a toner and ink manufacturer... its alot less then printer ink

/happily gets all his ink for free
 
2004-12-18 05:08:43 PM
Yeah, but can the wool reproduce 16 million colors?

/HMMM?
 
2004-12-18 05:18:49 PM
I've posted it here before and I'll post it here again:

Fred Meyer at 39th and Hawthorne: HP 300 series inkjet printer, new, in box, with ink: $32.95

Replacement ink cartridge for said HP printer: $34.95
 
2004-12-18 05:19:04 PM
right. who's up for some sheep-napping?
 
2004-12-18 05:20:09 PM
mooooooooooo
 
2004-12-18 05:20:33 PM
Are they going to give congrats to the sheep for all their *fine* efforts?
 
2004-12-18 05:21:28 PM
yeah, 21-7-b, we really know why you want those sheep....
 
2004-12-18 05:22:35 PM
Beautiful headline.
 
2004-12-18 05:22:35 PM
um. are we sure about the printer ink. a kilogram is quite a bit of weight. im betting there definately is printer ink that would cost that much.
 
2004-12-18 05:24:08 PM
nirvana

yeah? so what! at that money for the wool, their asses are going to be kept cleaner than your normal sheeps' asses. it's all good
 
2004-12-18 05:24:51 PM
You know there's a problem with society when the sheep are more expensive than real hookers.

Well, unless you like sheep that is.
 
2004-12-18 05:25:19 PM
What's that made out of? Cocaine?!?!??!

/Chris Rock
 
2004-12-18 05:27:44 PM
endosymbiont

I knew a guy in college who had 6 Lexmark printers. At one point it was half the cost to buy a new one than to get a refil cartridge.
 
2004-12-18 05:27:49 PM
Huh. That might be more valuable than cocaine bought wholesale in Colombia.
 
2004-12-18 05:28:02 PM
When I was a little kid my dad told me the reason Scottsman wear kilts is because sheep can hear zippers.
 
2004-12-18 05:32:16 PM
San Diego Lawyer buys $20,000 suit

http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20041107/news_1m7suit.html
 
Rat
2004-12-18 05:32:17 PM
what, no money shot?

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2004-12-18 05:32:37 PM
At one point it was half the cost to buy a new one than to get a refil cartridge.

the new printer probably came with an ink cartridge that was something like 1/4 full compared to a replacement one...he probably wasn't saving quite what he thought...
 
2004-12-18 05:33:16 PM
endosymbiont:

I've posted it here before and I'll post it here again:

Fred Meyer at 39th and Hawthorne: HP 300 series inkjet printer, new, in box, with ink: $32.95

Replacement ink cartridge for said HP printer: $34.95


Then just buy another printer, pull out the ink, and throw the printer on the floor. Sends a message...
 
2004-12-18 05:33:23 PM
endosymbiont

At FutureShop, they have had deals in which you get a free printer with the purchase of an ink cartridge.
 
2004-12-18 05:53:28 PM
If you're tired of getting ripped off on ink and toner send me an email. I own a toner company and I'll set you up. And thanks to the farkers who are already using me.
 
2004-12-18 06:09:24 PM
Meh, slight threadjack, but nothing pisses me off quite like the printers you buy for cheap, take home, and realize they come with neither a USB cable nor a color cartridge. I mean, wtf?
 
2004-12-18 06:15:28 PM
cuprous2:

You do know its typical for that first free cartridge, laser printer or inkjet, to be only half full right? Sometimes the vendor will even admit it. As moeburn has noticed, most of the cost is in the inkjet cartridge, the printer is worth so little, you'd buy a new one instead of a cartridge if you got a new full one, and be money ahead.
 
2004-12-18 07:00:13 PM
Baaaaaaaaaaaa!
 
2004-12-18 07:08:22 PM
At least its not egyptian cotton.
 
2004-12-18 07:45:45 PM
Piana's $15,000 suits.

And, when I worked in JC Penney in the 70s, I thought $110 for their classic 3 piece suit (fitting included along with a free suit bag) was a bit pricey.

If I pay $15,000 for a suit, it better fit me like a second skin, make me look 25 years younger, automatically make me incredibly sexy to girls, last at least 20 years and be bullet proof.
 
2004-12-18 08:06:31 PM
I sympathize with all youse guys talking about the price of printer ink, which is egregious, execrable and several other things beginning with the letter "e", but youse are missing the point here.

This article is a sign that the apocalypse is well and truly upon us, viz., "The sheep wear nylon coats designed to protect the wool. At $6.50 a pop and with more than 1000 sheep, the coats aren't cheap."

Remember your Leviticus, the injunction against wearing cloth of two different threads? Well, if sheep wearing nylon coats ain't two different threads, then what the fark is it? We are doomed, I tell ya!

/Where can I get a nylon coat for $6.50? Is that Aussie dollars?
 
2004-12-18 08:35:55 PM
God hates gays as much as he hates silk/cotton blends. Or lobster.
 
2004-12-18 08:41:39 PM
Rik01:

If I pay $15,000 for a suit, it better fit me like a second skin, make me look 25 years younger, automatically make me incredibly sexy to girls, last at least 20 years and be bullet proof.

It'll make you incredibly sexy to girls if it comes with a large stick-on sign that says "this suit costs $15000". Then again the quality of the girls involved might leave a little to be desired.

Of course wearing such a suit seems as silly and wasteful as wearing a Rolex, but whatever.
 
2004-12-18 08:42:43 PM
Sock'emBop My Bishop: God hates gays as much as he hates silk/cotton blends. Or lobster.

You forgot shrimp! Don't forget shrimp!
 
2004-12-18 08:54:29 PM
Have you guys tried Merino wool clothing yet? It both explains the price, AND why someone would ever pay that.

Most comfortable stuff ever...

But yes, it costs like $130 (CDN) for a good Icebreaker shirt. (New Zealand Merino).

I only own one... and it better last for a long time, but it is NICE.
 
2004-12-18 09:05:27 PM
Lovin' the headline.
 
2004-12-18 09:40:40 PM
What kinds of margins do printer ink manufacturers make? Why can companies like vic secret afford to give away color catalogs?
 
2004-12-18 10:02:54 PM
Best .. headline .. ever =)

/seen better, but keeping morale up
/at least something is still up
 
2004-12-18 11:04:27 PM
Doesnt anyone else refill theirs? Just type Ink Refill Kit in google and you'll get dozens of companies. Its like a tenth of the cost and you get to pretend you're a drug-fiend and work with syringes.
 
2004-12-19 12:51:41 AM
Lexmark makes only printers and ink these days, and they have decent margins (10% ish operating margin) on the whole company. The best estimates I've seen suggest that both laser and inkjet hardware are given away at cost (wholesale price covers manufacturing costs) and laser toner carries less margin than inkjet ink. Speculation is that retailers and inkjet companies each mark up ink refils by 50% or more (gross margin). Refil generally cuts both markups to a total of 25% gross margin (educated guess), as the capital requirements are not as great to start a refill company.
 
2004-12-19 11:52:18 AM
Lexmark leaves a little tracking program on PCs that communicates back to Lexmark on how they are used. It can be disabled through the firewall. Fair warning on their business practices.
 
2004-12-19 11:56:44 AM
I refilled my Lexmark color cartridge with food coloring..
 
2004-12-19 11:56:35 PM
Drammach

How can you get your hard-boiled eggs to go through the little slot in the printer? Mine always get all squashed flat.
 
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