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Old 03-19-2010, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Printer ink—which often costs more than the damn printer itself—immediately comes to mind. So do razor blade cartridges that cost more than $4 a pop.

Read more: Life’s Little Rip-offs That Drive Consumers Totally Nuts - It's Your Money - TIME.com
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:30 AM
 
Location: USA
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Yes, that's the biggest legal racket right there.

Here's how I beat it.

I order my ink cartridges online at discount sites. So if you have an HP printer they will have the exact compatible cartridge type for a fraction of the price.

Razor blades - Simple. Go to Costco, BJ's, Sam's and buy in bulk.

Gain leverage!
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:31 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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I find planned obsolescence quite annoying. Companies are literally designing stuff so that it breaks after a certain amount of usage, not seldom shortly after the warranty period is over.
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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"Little rip offs", but yet your all making a bigger deal out of it.
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