Review: the Cheapest Inkjet Cartridges Sites

 

 

 

 

47 Web Inkjet Cartridge Sites Reviewed and Rated


Buying inkjet printer cartridges is a confusing business as there are dozens of web sites all claiming to offer the cheapest and best.

The trouble is that "cheapest" and "best" often don't go together.

At Tech Support Alert we put their claims to the test  by buying from 47 Web sites selling cheap compatible inkjet printer cartridges  and testing them on our office machines. To test customer service we also returned some of the cartridges we bought.

Many suppliers didn't make the grade but listed below are the best 11.

It's quite possible you may find some sites that offer lower prices than these sites. If price is your only concern then by all means seek out the cheapest. However from our survey I can state that the sites below not only have great prices but good products and a professional level of customer service.

The price of compatible inkjet printer cartridges can vary day to so we suggest you check prices at several of the recommended sites. 

Inkjet Printer Cartridges - the  Best  Sites

So many readers wrote in to tell me about this site I figured I had to heed their call.  A full review is currently in preparation but let me give you the skinny: this site offers a winning combination of sharp prices and top service.  

In fact BizRate have just awarded them their coveted "Circle of Excellence Platinum Award."  Only 41 of BizRate's thousands of vendors have achieved this rating.  This is a pretty impressive for a discount operation and a big comfort for potential buyers in an industry characterized by many fly-by-night operations.

Shipping is $3.95 but free if you spend $50 or more.  But the prices are so sharp you'll find that you are still mostly better off here than with sites that offer free shipping but higher prices.  However if you are spending $20 or less, maybe you should go with free shippers like PrintPal.  (Our test set of cartridges cost $35.05) Full review to follow.

CarrotInk.com
The best web site, low prices, a generous returns policy plus good quality products make this one worth checking out. ($37.30)  Full review

123inkjets.com *
Offer inkjet printer cartridges at the lowest regular shipping cost plus some good day-to-day specials.  ($37.60) 
Full review

Inksell.com
They make their own inks and the quality of their inkjet printer cartridges is very good. We had problems when returning our goods but all ended well.  ($37.70)  Full review

Inkjet Printer Cartridges - Good sites

Atlascopy.com
The site is not all that user friendly but the prices are low and they have the best inkjet FAQ in the business.  ($39.50) 
Full review

All-ink.com *
All inkjet printer cartridges get a 110% money back guarantee  Add to that free shipping over $40 and you have a site worth considering.  ($42.80) 
Full review

 


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by mikebudhani on 5. May 2014 - 7:15  (116040)

There are many other website on the internet which sell low priced Inkjet Cartridges in USA and Canada. I know few of them..

http://www.atlanticinkjet.com/ this website have almost all brand compatible, re-manufactured, recycled as well as original cartridges with very less price and with offers and deals too.

http://www.asapinkjets.com/ This is one of those website which sell all leading brands inkjet cartridges with cheap prices.

these two are the best I found. Have few more in the row, but 3 or 5 % above then these two are.

by la_leks on 6. April 2014 - 2:33  (115524)

It is looks like sponsored article :) Considering that two of those best web sites belong to the same company.
There are many other websites that sell high quality and low cost compatible printer cartridges:
refillbay.com
fillserv.com
and many more...

by dpbrick on 27. March 2014 - 19:04  (115353)

I'm surprised to not see inkgrabber.com mentioned here, either in the review or in the comments. We have a Canon MG8120 and have been using inkgrabber inks in it for over a year. They work great, and the cartridges all have chips that the printer recognizes. I've not had a single cartridge fail.

Inkgrabber's inks were evaluated on a website that I saw a couple of years ago as being the best of the generics -- very close to Canon's own proprietary inks, and, of course, much less expensive. Inkgrabber also sells Canon brand ink, but the combo packs of their generic inks are where the real savings can be had.

I have had to take the printhead out and clean it -- twice in over 3 years. Printer inks are water soluble and water is what should be used to clean the printhead -- not alcohol as I have seen recommended here in the comments. There are detailed instructions available on YouTube.

by Hyrax on 1. March 2014 - 22:57  (114734)

According to the photos of the ink cartridges on 4inkjets.com, they are LD Cartidges. I think it might be ok to order cartridges from LD on amazon. Most of the reviews are negative though, with a lot of the remanufactured companies. Is it because people freak out over the printer warnings?

Edit:

I think they are the same company...
http://www.ldproducts.com/aboutus
http://www.4inkjets.com/aboutus

by lotsamosi on 3. December 2013 - 12:26  (112738)

Are we ever going to see a full review of 4inkjets?

by lsklaska on 3. December 2013 - 11:08  (112735)

I have used Cartridge Value for past few months, prices are really good, service and postage good nothing to say. I used to order from other company ( don't remember a name :D ) but twice as I have ordered ink did not work so I gave a try for ' CartridgeValue' and they surprised me with efficiency. Now I'm using them only and I'm not thinking about switching to someone else>

by DOUGDODGE on 27. February 2013 - 18:53  (105803)

INKREDIBLE INKZ-- RIP-OFFS: NO EMAILS, WONT RETURN PHONE CALLS, NO PRODUCT WILL BE DELIVERED AFTER PAYMENT. STAY AWAY!!

by Stay Away!!!! (not verified) on 16. October 2012 - 15:14  (100843)

I've been waiting over two week for ink cartridges ordered oct 1, 2012 from Incredible Inkz. DO NOT BUY FROM THEM. They do not respond in any way. It's also possible that they could monitor threads like this site and post positive bogus comments to gain more victims. It's worth the time when they can steal money. As you can see online buying is still risky. Next time i will do research, call and email before making online purchases. Hopefully, in the future, owners of these sites will be prosecuted. But don't fret because vengeance is mine saith the Lord. The money these criminals make is cursed.

by cooper (not verified) on 20. November 2012 - 15:22  (102618)

i ordered my ink on 11/5/12 and the inkredibleinkz company will not respond to my e mail or my phone calls i definately would not recommend this company.this company has an F rating at the BBB wish i had done a little more research!

by Incredible Inkz (not verified) on 26. October 2012 - 15:12  (101389)

I just ordered ink from Incredible Inkz.
I wonder if you finally got your ink or not..
I have been waitting for mine foe week so far..

by Crazy Crazy (not verified) on 4. November 2012 - 3:36  (101833)

I finally received ink on 11/03,its been 3weeks since I ordered.
They shipped my ink on 10/30 which already passed 2weeks since I placed order.
Incredible! indeed!

by Kathy Blackmore (not verified) on 5. October 2012 - 9:39  (100321)

It's quite contradictory that the price for ink cartridges is on the increase yet, the price for printers is becoming cheaper by the day.

I have searched how to save money on printing and found that I it is cheaper to print using Times New Roman instead of Arial saves you about 30% per document straight away as it is a lot thinner. Using a font size a little smaller than your current obviously helps a great deal as well.

Trying to save money whenever possible can end up saving you a lot in the long run. Say if a company tried to implement these rules when it comes to printing could save a vast amount.

Hope this helps! :)

Kathy Blackmore

by Joe S (not verified) on 4. October 2012 - 20:55  (100290)

yes, same complaints here

challenging the credit card for $$
Fraudulent company?

Why are they 'still in business' taking money?

by Murray V (not verified) on 30. August 2012 - 20:36  (98532)

I made the mistake of ordering from INKREDIBLE INKZ before checking this site, and many others, and AFTER giving them my credit card information. I ordered 8/17/12, received a very ligetimate looking confirmation. That is all I have reI made the mistake of ordering from INKREDIBLE INKZ before checking this site, and many others, and AFTER giving them my credit card information. I ordered 8/17/12, received a very legitimate looking confirmation. That is all I have received and all I expect to receive at this point. DO NOT BUY FROM INKREDIBLE INKZ.

They give this as an address, probably phoney. The phone # is theirs, but all you get is an answer machine. Also notice it is not a toll free # a legitimate business would use.

414 Clubhouse Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 420-8467

by ckingman60 on 22. June 2012 - 19:12  (95238)

INKREDIBLE INKZ ? I've actually been buying from them for about 5 years after a 123Inkjets issue or two. (Took a month to get ink)

I print a lot, (Brother printers work best for me, I have 3) usually buy about 2/3 weeks before I think I'll run out and have yet to be disappointed after about 20+ orders.

Before that I purchased from a bunch of cheap sites. They're mostly all mom and pop so plan ahead and good luck.

Oh and almost all after-market-ink-suppliers come from about five major factories in China.
Unless you're printing high quality photos etc. they work just fine but get printers that don't need chips in their cartridges. What a headache those chips are!

by Gregg Marquezzz (not verified) on 1. June 2012 - 21:03  (94288)

Hello,

I saw all of the negative comments about this company. I had placed an order and became concerned. I called the number with no luck, I emailed them all the comments listed on this site and told them I wanted to give them a chance to prove these comments wrong. They replied quickly stating they would be giving me a tracking number soon. I never received a response from them in terms of the tracking number however today I received my ink. They were in the boxes and sealed nicely. Plugged them in with no problems. 'Inkredible delivered as promised and product was in good order. I thank them for the bussiness. Though they replied quickly they left me without a tracking number and concerned about the order. I don't fully endorse them, I would use caution and expected limited communication when using them but if your looking for a great deal on ink you can certainly benefit from using this company. If they can shore up on the communication and better customer service the would see the increase in sales.

Thanks

by Amy (not verified) on 13. May 2012 - 17:50  (93420)

I ordered from Incredible Inkz on May 4 and have not received anything yet. I did get an automatic email reply with an invoice number, and the company immediately billed my credit card, but I have not gotten anything yet. I have emailed and called to ask when they might be shipping me my order (because I actually need the ink that I ordered), but no one has replied. I think it's a bit soon to call my credit card company. But I am disturbed that there is no physical location / address connected to the company and that humans don't answer the phone -- it's an automated greeting.

by nflguy (not verified) on 14. May 2012 - 18:58  (93458)

I also ordered on May 4th, they debited my account on the 7th and I too have not received my ink. I have used them a lot in the past, this is very strange.

by Edwins (not verified) on 6. April 2012 - 2:27  (91695)

DONT BUY FROM INKREDIBLE INKZ I ordered 10 cya ink for epson stylus photo r300 and received 10 inks for a printer that i dont know ive been calling them, since they dont pickup the phone i have left many messages, have written many emails. AND NO RESPONSE. I have contacted my credit card for them to take over this fraud. REMEMBER DONT BUY FROM THEM. BECAUSE IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM THEIR IS NO WAY TO CONTACT THEM.

by Deuce (not verified) on 3. May 2012 - 23:45  (92989)

Agree totally. Do not buy from Inkredibleinkz.com. Never received order. Have emailed or called every day since they should have arrived. No one answers phone and no one replies to emails. Disputed charge with my credit card company. They will investigate. Also filed complaint with BBB and FBI (yes you can). Business' like this should be kicked off the web.

by Deuce (not verified) on 13. May 2012 - 19:36  (93424)

I did finally receive my order, about six days after I expected it. I never did hear from the company even though I called and emailed every day asking if my order had shipped. Rescinded my credit card dispute. Should not have gone through this though, and will not order from them again.

by Irene (not verified) on 30. April 2012 - 22:01  (92834)

I ordered from INKREDIBLE INKZ and received my order. No complains. It did take a little longer than usual, I did not contact them, so don't know if they answer the phone or not. But in interest of justice, just wanted to let everybody know that the order was received.

by Nubia (not verified) on 26. April 2012 - 15:03  (92637)

I wish I read your testimony earlier. I ordered ink from them about 2 weeks ago and I have yet to receive anything. I can't believe these people are even in 'business'. They don't answer, they don't email back and I haven't received anything about my order. I will call my back today and put in a fraud case.

Thanks!

by Acts1036 on 28. February 2012 - 15:13  (89640)

For what it is worth I have actually had god success buying manufactured carts on Ebay (about 8.00 total)for my old Lexmark Z32 printer, which seem to actually hold more than the original Lexmark, as i them refill them using bulk ink.

I have refilled the last black one over 20 times (color ones do not last as long). At about 1.75 an ounce that is the only way to go. Do you have reviews on best bulk ink (not refill kits!) suppliers

by Tod (not verified) on 28. February 2012 - 1:40  (89615)

May I ask if those are freeware? When I mentioned a paid-for version of AV, the product name was removed by the mod. "Cheapest Inkjet" means not free but paid-for, no? What's the judgment of freeware or not? I'm confused.

by MidnightCowboy on 28. February 2012 - 5:55  (89621)

Gizmo's is a freeware site in relation to software. Featuring commercial product names attracts spam in droves which is why they are mostly removed by the mods. Ink cartridges on the other hand are hardware.

by Bait and Switch-ee (not verified) on 28. February 2012 - 1:20  (89614)

I ordered two cartridges for my Canon MX882 from AtlanticInkjet.com, supposedly a Canadian store. I was hoping to get something better than my last cartridges from a different company. When I clicked on the “more details” link, it said the ink was made in America. I would have to take the chips out of my old cartridges and put them into the new ones, but I was willing to try.

What I received were two G&G cartridges from a place called Re-Inks in California. They said they are now Atlantic Inkjet. I emailed them saying they were not the ones I ordered, and the guy said they must have pulled the wrong cartridges in the warehouse. Sure! I asked if they really did have the advertised cartridges. No response.

If I had wanted G&G cartridges, I could have gotten 6 of them for $19.99 from e-Bay, free shipping. I would not have paid $21.97 for two of them.

I did get my money back with a moderate amount of trouble. I phoned and had to punch the button for wanting to place an order to get someone to talk to. But I just wanted to keep as many other people from stepping in this one as I can. So far my new order from PeachTree Ink seems good.

by Roger Yattaw (not verified) on 9. January 2012 - 18:11  (86896)

Do not buy from inkrediblenzk there e-mail does not work or their phone. my order charged to my credit card but I never received it. stay away from them

by liz (not verified) on 1. February 2012 - 0:57  (88114)

i ordered ink from inkredible inkz on jan 21 2012 and still have not received my order and ive sent 2 emails and tried phoning them and no one answered. isnt there something a person can do for being ripped off.

by Steve100 (not verified) on 15. December 2011 - 19:48  (85079)

I have bought from 4inkjets for a while and I would say that one in three cartridges never work. I continued to buy from them just because the price was good enough that even with the lousy odds, it was still cheaper than buying from Office Depot. Finally my last batch didn't work at all and completely gummed up my Epson so I'm back to buying the expensive stuff.

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