I have a fairly old Epson xp215 printer that is a bit temperamental but is still working.
The good thing about this printer is that I can buy new cartridges from Ebay at a smidgen the price that the proper cartridges cost and they work perfectly.
£35.48 for 4 Correct cartridges.
£10.99 for 14 Ebay compatible cartridges.
I have been using these for several years with no detrimental effects on the printer.
Of course there is a little box that pops up tells me that I am not using the correct ones but I ignore it.
This printer is upstairs together with my old desktop along with my craft stuff but sometimes when I am downstairs on my other (how lucky am I to have 2 desktop computer's, lol) I want to print downstairs.
So I bought a relatively cheap printer for downstairs thinking that I could again get cheap ink.
Oh no, I cannot find compatible ink anywhere and am not prepared to pay an arm and a leg for the recommended stuff.
The manufacturers have cottoned on and are making it difficult to find compatible ink for the new printers.
So I connected the upstairs one to WIFI but am having all sorts of trouble.
Sometimes it behaves and sometimes it doesn't, causing me to keep going upstairs to see what is happening.
Thank goodness for a stair lift or I might possibly have expired by now, lol
Why is printer ink so expensive?
Because they know that we can't do without it .
Finally, thank you for all the lovely comments yesterday.
I know we are not the only one's coping with problems and life isn't easy when you are 'mature' and have various bits falling off. lol