“Buying replacement ink cartridges that cost more than the printer itself is robbery. This was the basis for creating Inkjet Willy; to fight the injustice of ink prices and make finding cheap printer ink as simple as possible."
Windsor, CO (PRWEB) April 18, 2013
The Frugals family of money-saving websites recently launched InkjetWilly.com, a comparative marketplace designed to help users find the best price on printer ink. The site features inventory from the top online sellers of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) ink, as well as refurbished and remanufactured cartridges. Site visitors select the make, model and printer series to quickly find the right cartridge at the best available online price. In addition to ink cartridges, Inkjet Willy provides instant price comparison for toner, ribbon, drum kits and more.
With nearly $10 billion spent on ink cartridges in 2012, there’s a demonstrated need for savings on replacement ink. “The markup on printer ink is unreal,” says CEO of The Frugals, Luke Knowles. “Buying replacement cartridges that cost more than the printer itself is robbery. This was the basis for creating Inkjet Willy; to fight the injustice of ink prices and make finding cheap printer ink as simple as possible for consumers.”
In addition to making it easier to compare prices for replacement ink, Inkjet Willy is offering a 10-percent discount to site visitors with an exclusive coupon code. Shoppers can use the code WILLY10 during checkout through any of the site’s online sellers to receive additional savings.
In line with Inkjet Willy’s mission to help shoppers find the lowest price on printer ink, site creators also compiled the following tips to help consumers save even more money:
1. Shop smarter
It seems the least expensive printers are the ones that require the highest-priced ink replacement. Make sure to factor in the cost of the ink cartridges before making a printer purchase.
2. Go digital
Find ways to digitally use information instead of printing. For example, consumers can make documents prepared on Google Drive available offline for access via a mobile device, even without a Wi-Fi connection.
3. Adjust printer settings
Adjust the default printer settings on the computer to print “fast draft” black-and-white. Then manually adjust these settings when printing photos or in color. In the long run, however, this default will help consumers save ink without much effort.
4. Try refurbished
In addition to manufacturer’s cartridges, Inkjet Willy features refurbished and remanufactured options. These cartridges are compatible with popular printers and cost a fraction of the OEM versions.
5. Recycle cartridges
Buying recycled cartridges is a great way to save money and the planet. Consumers can even earn credits by bringing used cartridges to Staples which offers $2 for every cartridge (up to 10 per month). Shoppers can then use accrued credits toward future purchases.
About The Frugals
The Frugals are a family of super-powered websites filled with the most reliable penny-pinching tools and advice, including, Coupon Sherpa, Gift Card Granny, Mr. Free Stuff and Mrs. Sweepstakes. Though each website is distinct, they are forever bound by their devotion to the singular purpose of protecting mere mortals from overspending. Each costumed crusader is rooted in the pages of a modern-day, consumer-minded comic book, where high costs are a constant threat to the forces of sensible spending.