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Remanufactured toner cartridges - worth it?

By Tink56 ·
Our LaserJet printers are way past their warranties so I'm looking at going from HP toner cartridges to remanufactured toner. Here's some pricing I found:

Item: C8061X for HP 4100 LaserJet

HP New: 119.95
Rhinoteck Remanufactured: $86.21
Xerox Remanufactured: $79.30
Radian Remanufactured: $72.55
West Pint Remanufactured: $61.05
Verbatim Re-manuf: 57.95

Okay, so why is there a 48% price difference between the Verbatim and the Rhinoteck? Is this going to be one of those "you get what you pay for (or not) things"??

Anyone have recommendations or experience they can provide?

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by TechExec2 In reply to Remanufactured toner cart ...

In my experience, remanufacturered toner cartridges are defective about 50% of the time. The defect is print quality. Blotches. Spots. Streaks. Etc.

I buy genuine HP toner from the cheapest source I can find, all things considered. It is just not worth it to futz around with non-HP toner.

P.S. When you buy a printer, factor in the price of manufacturer-branded toner. For example, Canon toner is usually a lot more expensive than HP toner. But, this difference varies by printer model. Some HP toner is expensive too.

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We use...

by cmiller5400 In reply to No

We use OfficeMax remanufatured toner here. I have not heard of one bad one. They do guarantee them too.

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Thanks for the tip!

by TechExec2 In reply to We use...

Thanks for the tip! I'll check them out!

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It depends on where you buy

by w2ktechman In reply to Thanks for the tip!

refilled toner is a bad idea, remanufactured is supposed to be not just adding toner, but replacing parts that wear. Remanufactured toner is almost as good as new and should be problem free. Refilling on the other hand is an accident waiting to happen.

Research the place you buy from, if they do not guarantee it, or do not state that they properly fix the cartridges it is probably a refill instead.

But, even then, the printer might not see the new cartridge as being the proper one. Since toner size may vary, and differences in its makeup, it is always recommended to use only the manufacturers toner in your system.

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WHAT YOU SAVE ON THE REMANS YOU LOSE ON TIME AND USER DISSATISFACTION

by cewallace In reply to No

DO NOT BUY FROM OUT OF TOWN VENDORS!! EVER!! ONLY USE
REMANS SOLD BY YOUR PRINTER SERVICE VENDOR . THAT WAY
IF THERE IS AN ISSUE YOU GO TO THAT VENDOR AND HAVE
THEM EXPLAIN WHY THEY RECOMMENDED AN INFERIOR
SOLUTION.

I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE. IF THERE IS ANY QUESTION, USE THE
MANUFACTURERS SUGGESTED CARTRIDGE. AND ALWAYS HAVE A
FEW OF THE OEM TONERS ON HAND AND HIDE ANY REMANS
BEFORE LETTING THE OEM'S REP ONSITE.

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OK!!! OK!!! OK!!!

by TechExec2 In reply to WHAT YOU SAVE ON THE REMA ...

OK!!! OK!!! OK!!!

THERE IS NO REASON TO SHOUT!!!

WE GOT YOUR VERY PASSIONATE AND IMPORTANT MESSAGE!!!

THOSE @#$#$% AWEERDSAS ******* OUT OF TOWN REMAN VENDORS!!!

ARGHHHH!!!

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Blood Pressure: 193

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Deep Breath

by Tig2 In reply to OK!!! OK!!! OK!!!

I know- gets me too. Screaming doesn't get the point across.

But I thought we agreed, no more calling people AWEERDSAS.

Remember the duckies! :)

And get your blood pressure back down! 193 is way too high for an asystolic pressure. 142 is better.

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I used it...

by TechExec2 In reply to Deep Breath

I used it just for you, Tigger! :-)

P.S. 193 was the DIAstolic...Boom! :-) (my BP is fine)

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We have to use remanufactured

by Another Canadian In reply to I used it...

We have so much printer on our site that we have to do that and no problems what so ever, but the quality of the cartridge go in pair with the quality of your printer and we always use high yield too.

To be honest with the number of printer we have here we have the bargain power to make the vendor stick to it promise, we have the money and the lawyer plus we could terminate our business with vendor and that mean way too much money to loose for them that a factor too.

If you go for a high yield cartridge make sure that if your present printer broke down you have the possibility to return the one that are not used.

For me it is sound business to go with remanufactured.

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Here you go again...

by OnTheRopes In reply to OK!!! OK!!! OK!!!

Just like when I let the pups out in the yard, I gotta' watch you every minute.

What planet are YOU from? (THAT was pretty dang good...)

Better'n JD's comment too but don't tell him I said that. ;\

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