Miscellaneous 10 Feb 2008 09:13 pm

New Brother laser printer installed – bad news for Brother!

Some time ago, I wrote about the silliness of laser printer pricing compared to drum+toner prices.

Today, the drum and toner in my old printer needed to be replaced. So I installed a new printer (same as the old one – Brother HL-2040) which cost $A95. Cost of a new drum plus new toner would have been over $A200. Cost to manufacture this whole printer (plus packaging, handbooks, CDs, cables, etc.) MUST be more than just for the drum and toner that came with the printer.

So who’s the winner here and who’s the loser?

One Response to “New Brother laser printer installed – bad news for Brother!”

  1. on 22 Apr 2008 at 12:35 (Sydney) 1.James said …

    Almost every printer on the market has the same ridiculous pricing on their consumables.

    I have a HL-2040 myself and was considering buying a new printer instead of buying a new toner for around the same price. When the time comes to replace the drum, I think I will be throwing out a perfectly fine printer and saving more than $100 dollars in the process.

    So much for corporate responsibility and environmentalism if its far more economically viable for consumers to be encouraged to continue being a “throw away society”