does anyone here know 5 or 6
companies who manufacture inkjet/bubble jet cartridges for
h-p, canon, lexmark, etc.
i'm assuming that
most of this is outsourced.
any tidbits on this
will be appreciated.
By all means continue to share your thoughts with
of us colonials enjoy your posts. Even
agree with your neo-
socialist views of
mangement/employee relations. Shame
that we are a people divided
by a common language.
It's just never been a two way street. If the
employee appears to be self serving he is reprimended my
management for disloyalty, if the CEO has the same
appearance the tendancy is to explain it away. Remember the
"good old boy," network on the boards.
That's the only way they make money on the
printers is selling the cartridges at 5x cost - but the
ink refillers are giving them all hell - taking the
wind out of their lucrative business models.
>> but the ink refillers are giving them
all hell - taking the wind out of their lucrative
business models. <<
hate to agree, but of
course this is exactly right.
Xerox, moving more and more to be first-choice in
filling up those H-P printers.
I've asked, on this
board, several times if there are any decent plans to
fight off the low-ball cartridge replacements. Price
war, service contract limitations, new design,
better-value (longer-lasting) cartridges, ...
So far, when not totally ignored, the best response
is "H-P is the best company in the world and people
will always pay for quality". Problem is, when it
comes to items like printer supplies (the high-margin
cash cows for H-P), most people will go with 'low-bid'
Our lovely new 5si's are sitting on top of table.
Below table are boxes and boxes of 3rd-party
replacement cartridges. I don't think that we're special (or
worse than normal) that way.
Any ideas on how to
fight back and protect this lucrative portion of the
business ? After all, somebody has to make the profits to
allow the continued investment (yuck) into the
low-margin, low-end desktop PC biz that H-P is pushing so