Steve Pociask Quoted in Anne Kadet’s Article “Printer Ink’s Murky Math,” SmartMoney Magazine, July 2009.

Anne Kadet’s article discusses the high cost of computer printer ink and correctly points out that: 1) printer costs per ink can very from 2 cents per black and white page to 14 cents, depending on the inkjet printer; 2) most manufacturers provide insufficient information on ink costs per page, which leads consumers to buy more costly to operate inkjet printers; and 3) over the life of the printer, consumers pay several times more for the ink than they do for the printer itself.  The article quotes Steve Pociask as saying “consumers don’t have the right information to make the right choice.”  The article can be found at http://www.smartmoney.com/spending/rip-offs/printer-inks-murky-math/?cid=1108#mod=BOL_hpp_footer.

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