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(NewsChannel 5 Nashville)   Couple commit "most expensive shoplifting case in recent memory" after stealing 332 ink cartridges. That's not a joke. They really only stole 332   (newschannel5.com) divider line
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2019-01-26 10:45:11 AM  
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2019-01-26 10:47:27 AM  
For that matter...
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2019-01-26 02:23:50 PM  
At least 300 millions $ stolen then
 
2019-01-26 02:26:46 PM  
Your local library may permit free printing. Save money. Use public services.
 
2019-01-26 02:30:40 PM  
One of the best decisions I made was buying a laser printer.

Got one for about $100 off Amazon and have never looked back. It runs like a champ.
 
2019-01-26 02:31:19 PM  
I still don't get why anyone has ever purchased an ink jet printer. I bought a dell color laser like 15 years ago (seriously) and it's still on the original toner. Granted, I don't really print that much stuff, especially lately. But it always just works whenever I need it.

So it cost maybe 2-3x what a cheap-ass ink jet would have cost at the time but I've never bought that shiat they sell for more $/mL than mid range perfume.
 
2019-01-26 02:33:25 PM  
I'm not saying I agree with it, but I get it.
 
2019-01-26 02:41:15 PM  
That's as many as 30 tens.

And that's terrible.
 
2019-01-26 02:43:31 PM  
That's why HP will sell a printer for 40 bucks. They are nothing more than pushers.

I had a Brother printer that was just designed to make you buy ink. First of all, the cartridges stopped working after a certain time, regardless of how much was in there. I called Brother and they told me it was "so that you didn't run expired ink through the printer." Seriously. Expired ink. Apparently ink is very similar to milk.

If one of the color cartridges is empty, you can just print black and white, right?  Nope. If even one of the colors is empty, you can't even use the black cartridge. Brother says that is "so you don't suck air into the printer from the empty cartridge" First of all, I didn't know printers could have embolisms. Second....what kind of bullshiat reason is that? How would you suck air through an empty air tight cartridge, if you're not even using that cartridge?
The fun didn't stop there. Nope. If one of the cartridges was empty, you couldn't scan. Not scan and copy, just farking scan something. It wouldn't let you. The lady at Brother said that was "to prevent accidental printing on an empty cartridge." Really. That's what she told me. You couldn't even send a fax. Which I guess makes sense if you don't have the ink to send down the phone line. All so you keep buying their ink.

Oh, and the damn thing would fake run out of ink to. When the cartridge got low, I'd have missing lines and poor print quality and lots of fading. But if I printed out a status page, it came out perfect. Print a document from Word. Faded and missing. Print out another status page. Perfect. When I replaced the cartridge, and printed from Word, it was back to being good.

Out of all the shiat the government likes to stick it's nose in and regulate, why don't they do something about this? It has gotten beyond ridiculous not only what they charge, but the tricks they employ to make sure you don't even get to fully use what you buy. It would be like a car that stopped running when the gas tank got down to 1/4 or if you haven't driven it in 3 weeks, until you got all new gas.
 
2019-01-26 02:48:39 PM  
300 cartidges? Three hundred???

That might be enough to finish myquaterly report. But what about everyone else's???
 
2019-01-26 02:50:07 PM  

Null Pointer: One of the best decisions I made was buying a laser printer.

Got one for about $100 off Amazon and have never looked back. It runs like a champ.


I have 2 laser printers, one for colour printing and one just for black and white. Colour laser printers are great for printing business graphics, charts and what not but an inkjet printer will blow them out of the water for reproducing photographs and artwork. They're able to print much more subtle shades than a laser printer can.
 
2019-01-26 02:51:22 PM  
So lemme guess MythDragon, Brother not so much in your life these days? Fully sympathetic, pretty sure we went through that with a cheaper model from them.
I have no concept why it's probably cheaper to buy butterfly milk ffs. Crinimals they is, crinimals.
 
2019-01-26 02:51:25 PM  

MythDragon: That's why HP will sell a printer for 40 bucks. They are nothing more than pushers.

I had a Brother printer that was just designed to make you buy ink. First of all, the cartridges stopped working after a certain time, regardless of how much was in there. I called Brother and they told me it was "so that you didn't run expired ink through the printer." Seriously. Expired ink. Apparently ink is very similar to milk.

If one of the color cartridges is empty, you can just print black and white, right?  Nope. If even one of the colors is empty, you can't even use the black cartridge. Brother says that is "so you don't suck air into the printer from the empty cartridge" First of all, I didn't know printers could have embolisms. Second....what kind of bullshiat reason is that? How would you suck air through an empty air tight cartridge, if you're not even using that cartridge?
The fun didn't stop there. Nope. If one of the cartridges was empty, you couldn't scan. Not scan and copy, just farking scan something. It wouldn't let you. The lady at Brother said that was "to prevent accidental printing on an empty cartridge." Really. That's what she told me. You couldn't even send a fax. Which I guess makes sense if you don't have the ink to send down the phone line. All so you keep buying their ink.

Oh, and the damn thing would fake run out of ink to. When the cartridge got low, I'd have missing lines and poor print quality and lots of fading. But if I printed out a status page, it came out perfect. Print a document from Word. Faded and missing. Print out another status page. Perfect. When I replaced the cartridge, and printed from Word, it was back to being good.

Out of all the shiat the government likes to stick it's nose in and regulate, why don't they do something about this? It has gotten beyond ridiculous not only what they charge, but the tricks they employ to make sure you don't even get to fully use what you buy. It would be like a car that stopped running when the gas tank got down to 1/4 or if you haven't driven it in 3 weeks, until you got all new gas.


TL;DR: get a Lexmark.
 
2019-01-26 02:53:37 PM  

Null Pointer: One of the best decisions I made was buying a laser printer.

Got one for about $100 off Amazon and have never looked back. It runs like a champ.


We also got a laser printer when our inkjet died. It's so much better that when my sister asked for a printer for Christmas we spent the extra money to buy her one, too. 95% of what we print is black and white so not having color hasn't bothered us at all.
 
2019-01-26 02:54:14 PM  
I'd expect nothing less from a town of cousin-marrying lemon tree thieves.... Damn Shelbyville
 
2019-01-26 03:01:44 PM  
Fencing 300 ink cartridges?

That's more of a Shelbyville idea.

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2019-01-26 03:04:27 PM  
"$11,427 worth of ink cartridges"

You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means. "priced" - yes. "Worth" ?

On a side note : I've been thinking about getting an Epson Ecotank to supplement my laser, specifically for printing 8x10 photos.
 
2019-01-26 03:13:39 PM  
If they had stolen a couple of college textbooks they could have doubled the value.
 
2019-01-26 03:18:13 PM  
TIL that $11,427 is "tens of thousands of dollars" according to the newscaster.
 
2019-01-26 03:21:59 PM  

farkturf: TIL that $11,427 is "tens of thousands of dollars" according to the newscaster.


They could have said five figures worth of ink cartridges, made it sound even worse! Ahahha
 
2019-01-26 03:25:06 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Your local library may permit free printing. Save money. Use public services.


Having something paid for by the public doesn't make it cheaper.
 
2019-01-26 03:29:04 PM  

MythDragon: It would be like a car that stopped running when the gas tank got down to 1/4 or if you haven't driven it in 3 weeks, until you got all new gas


Well, cars do kind of work like that if you don't drive them much - that's why there's
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2019-01-26 03:33:40 PM  

I Ate Shergar: For that matter...
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On that note, China just recently, like last year, figured out to make pens, which they were proud of.

Yes, seriously, that little ball at the tip is apparently very difficult to make. Which is why the French more or less makes them all, and Switzerland makes the expensive ones (I guess with them being good at watches, they can do fine mechanics. But apparently not mass production like the French.).
 
2019-01-26 03:34:00 PM  

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2019-01-26 03:34:35 PM  

farkturf: TIL that $11,427 is "tens of thousands of dollars" according to the newscaster.


It's one ten and then 14% of another. Rounded up that's two tens.

/sensationalize it!
 
2019-01-26 03:58:48 PM  
 
2019-01-26 04:05:55 PM  
Current price of crude oil: About $1.20 per gallon (based on recent WTI closing prices).
Current price of HP printer ink: About $3,400 per gallon.
 
2019-01-26 04:07:30 PM  
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2019-01-26 04:11:31 PM  

LewDux: This is
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2019-01-26 04:11:44 PM  

subfactorial: I still don't get why anyone has ever purchased an ink jet printer. I bought a dell color laser like 15 years ago (seriously) and it's still on the original toner. Granted, I don't really print that much stuff, especially lately. But it always just works whenever I need it.


I bought an ink jet printer once (about 23 years ago) for about $400.

At the time, business class color laser printers were just starting to appear, their price tags were outside the realm of the average consumer.

EX: Apple put out one of the first (if not THE first) color laser printers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_​La​serWriter
Introduced: June 1995
Price: ~$7,000 (~$11k, adjusted for inflation)


Before my ink jet printer died, I had essentially went paperless, so I never replaced it. And online photo shops like Adorama could do a much better job of printing photos (and were cheap too) so I never bothered with a photo printer either.
 
2019-01-26 04:12:19 PM  
That's like half a billion dollars!
 
2019-01-26 04:12:56 PM  
^ also, remember when you had to print out directions from map quest or google ... because smartphones weren't a thing yet.

// people these days don't know how good they have it.
 
2019-01-26 04:35:15 PM  
Printer ink cartridges contain the most expensive liquid in the world, including champagne, oil and coffee.

No wonder thieves have hit upon the idea of making them the next Tide.
 
2019-01-26 04:54:45 PM  

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One step beyond!
 
2019-01-26 05:21:29 PM  

brantgoose: Printer ink cartridges contain the most expensive liquid in the world, including champagne, oil and coffee.

No wonder thieves have hit upon the idea of making them the next Tide.


You can DRINK the ink?  Full Colour Turd Challenge!
 
2019-01-26 05:32:54 PM  

lvdata2: brantgoose: Printer ink cartridges contain the most expensive liquid in the world, including champagne, oil and coffee.

No wonder thieves have hit upon the idea of making them the next Tide.

You can DRINK the ink?  Full Colour Turd Challenge!


Well I guess when I see a teen who looks like he got a money shot from a shiatload of pens I'll know why now.
 
2019-01-26 05:37:21 PM  

Ghastly: Null Pointer: One of the best decisions I made was buying a laser printer.

Got one for about $100 off Amazon and have never looked back. It runs like a champ.

I have 2 laser printers, one for colour printing and one just for black and white. Colour laser printers are great for printing business graphics, charts and what not but an inkjet printer will blow them out of the water for reproducing photographs and artwork. They're able to print much more subtle shades than a laser printer can.


Maybe the ones you've seen. I've printed photos that look just fine, not as good as a photo printer, but damn close. Gotta get a higher quality colour laser though.
 
2019-01-26 05:50:27 PM  
Most expensive commodity by weight.... technetium apparently at least a million times more expensive than printer ink :-O
 
2019-01-26 06:03:08 PM  
The inkjet ink market is a huge scam, but there are solutions.  I did a little research, bought a nice photo model that fit, and bypassed the inkjet cartridge system.  It cost me 100$ over the cost of the printer.  Now I buy bulk ink.  No fuss.  No muss.
(I print a bunch of stickers, t-shirts, and photos.)
 
2019-01-26 06:04:20 PM  
Surveillance videos showed a third person was waiting on the couple in a dark-colored getaway car with a spoiler to pick them up once they got out of the building.

Spoiler warning!!!
 
2019-01-26 06:22:53 PM  

Ghastly: Null Pointer: One of the best decisions I made was buying a laser printer.

Got one for about $100 off Amazon and have never looked back. It runs like a champ.

I have 2 laser printers, one for colour printing and one just for black and white. Colour laser printers are great for printing business graphics, charts and what not but an inkjet printer will blow them out of the water for reproducing photographs and artwork. They're able to print much more subtle shades than a laser printer can.


use dye sublimation printer for photos
 
2019-01-26 06:28:26 PM  
Rounded up to $11,430 is still only $38.00 a piece, that's pretty cheap. Last time I bought ink for my printer (about 6/7 years ago) it was over $50.00.
 
2019-01-26 06:29:28 PM  
Those will last them well into March.
 
2019-01-26 06:49:58 PM  

MythDragon: That's why HP will sell a printer for 40 bucks. They are nothing more than pushers.

I had a Brother printer that was just designed to make you buy ink. First of all, the cartridges stopped working after a certain time, regardless of how much was in there. I called Brother and they told me it was "so that you didn't run expired ink through the printer." Seriously. Expired ink. Apparently ink is very similar to milk.

If one of the color cartridges is empty, you can just print black and white, right?  Nope. If even one of the colors is empty, you can't even use the black cartridge. Brother says that is "so you don't suck air into the printer from the empty cartridge" First of all, I didn't know printers could have embolisms. Second....what kind of bullshiat reason is that? How would you suck air through an empty air tight cartridge, if you're not even using that cartridge?
The fun didn't stop there. Nope. If one of the cartridges was empty, you couldn't scan. Not scan and copy, just farking scan something. It wouldn't let you. The lady at Brother said that was "to prevent accidental printing on an empty cartridge." Really. That's what she told me. You couldn't even send a fax. Which I guess makes sense if you don't have the ink to send down the phone line. All so you keep buying their ink.

Oh, and the damn thing would fake run out of ink to. When the cartridge got low, I'd have missing lines and poor print quality and lots of fading. But if I printed out a status page, it came out perfect. Print a document from Word. Faded and missing. Print out another status page. Perfect. When I replaced the cartridge, and printed from Word, it was back to being good.

Out of all the shiat the government likes to stick it's nose in and regulate, why don't they do something about this? It has gotten beyond ridiculous not only what they charge, but the tricks they employ to make sure you don't even get to fully use what you buy. It would be like a car that stopped running when the ...


So Brother makes printers the same way God makes people.
 
2019-01-26 07:31:32 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: MythDragon: It would be like a car that stopped running when the gas tank got down to 1/4 or if you haven't driven it in 3 weeks, until you got all new gas

Well, cars do kind of work like that if you don't drive them much - that's why there's
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Exactly. Always find it funny when people say "I don't need fuel stabiliser in my motorcycle for winter storage" then haveh to spend a few days in the garage having to clean carbs or fuel injectors cos they got gummed up, while my bike starts first time.
 
2019-01-26 08:21:36 PM  
Ink cartridges?  From Walmart?

I hope they never get caught.
 
2019-01-26 10:23:54 PM  

Ghastly: Null Pointer: One of the best decisions I made was buying a laser printer.

Got one for about $100 off Amazon and have never looked back. It runs like a champ.

I have 2 laser printers, one for colour printing and one just for black and white. Colour laser printers are great for printing business graphics, charts and what not but an inkjet printer will blow them out of the water for reproducing photographs and artwork. They're able to print much more subtle shades than a laser printer can.


CISS
Best investment I ever made for my HP 7000 wide format inkjet printer. 20 day money back guarantee.
System is $33 with shartloads of ink (400 ml total). Installed in 15 minutes, with instructions.
Refills in minutes. Haven't had to buy ink in over a year, and I print lots (freelance artist).
If your inkjet can use one, might be a good idea to look into this gizmo.
 
2019-01-26 10:26:51 PM  

rewind2846: Best investment I ever made for my HP 7000 wide format inkjet printer. 20 30 day money back guarantee.

- And returns.
/FTFM
 
2019-01-26 10:56:56 PM  
I replace color laser printers more often than I replace color laser toner cartridges.

I had a Samsung color laser printer that I bought around 2007 that stopped working in 2017 (Would no longer power on). Never had to replace any toner cartridges in it. I was able to get a Xerox color LCD printer for a little over $100, and they gave me a trade in credit on my old Samsung. I just bought a black cartridge for it for $7.99.

Inkjet printers are a scam, get users hooked with the cheap printer, then make them pay with overpriced ink cartridges.
 
2019-01-26 11:47:18 PM  

MythDragon: That's why HP will sell a printer for 40 bucks. They are nothing more than pushers.

I had a Brother printer that was just designed to make you buy ink. First of all, the cartridges stopped working after a certain time, regardless of how much was in there. I called Brother and they told me it was "so that you didn't run expired ink through the printer." Seriously. Expired ink. Apparently ink is very similar to milk.


Are you sure it was a Brother? They are generally pretty generic-ink friendly. I think the newer models have chips, but they are easily defeated. My folks have an ancient all in one that has probably cost them $30 in ink in the last few years by using bulk ink bottles and refillable cartridges.

/I have a cheapo HP all in one, also old, but I either refill it or buy 'expired' cartridges on ebay. All I print is coupons every now and again so I havent' bothered to buy a different printer, but HP's are the worst.
 
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