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.
Update: Apparently 4Inkjets are now offering free shipping on all orders.
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