Let’s face it; everyone loves the convenience of buying from Amazon! They sell everything, make it easy to purchase and offer fast delivery. In most cases, this makes Amazon the best place to purchase the items you need. But, unfortunately, Amazon and other online marketplaces fall short when it comes to selling ink and toner cartridges. Sure, you can find ink or toner cartridges that fit your printer, but that’s just the beginning.
The problem is quality control! Since the beginning of printers, companies have tried to figure out how to remanufacture name-brand ink and toner cartridges. Furthermore, some of these companies are cutting every corner possible to deliver the cheapest toner while profiting from uninformed consumers.
Over time, the remanufacturing process of ink and toner cartridges has improved. But, unfortunately, there isn’t a standard process that ensures high-quality ink and toner cartridges from all companies. While some companies are doing complete rebuilds with brand new parts, others are still doing the drill and fill method, which reuses every part in the original toner cartridge. This inconsistency in standards makes it almost impossible to choose the best ink or toner for your printers.
The lack of quality control brings us to the next issue with buying from Amazon and other online marketplaces. So what happens when you purchase a toner cartridge of lesser quality? You open the box; you put the toner cartridge in your printer, and the next thing you know, your print jobs come out with specs of toner, lines or other image defects. At this point, the cheap knock-off toner cartridge has likely leaked in your printer! What can you do? Ask for a replacement? Leave a negative review? Sure, you can do either of those things, but that doesn’t fix your issue. Now you need to call a local printer repair company to come and remove the loose toner from your printer. This cheap knock-off toner has now cost you lost time, headaches and the cost of hiring a printer repair company.