These days when people go out and buy a printer, they would check the print resolution, the scanner resolution, the printing speed, and they would also want to check if the printer can send/receive fax or if it can print wirelessly.
What people forget to take in to consideration when buying a printer is the ink cartridges. People would check how much the printer would cost but they would never ask how much it would cost to operate that particular printer. Some smart consumers do ask how much the inkjet printer cartridges would cost and this information is important because people don't know that their ink cartridge replacements actually costs more than their printer. This is how printer manufacturers end up recovering their lost profit on their cheap printer sales.
But it is good to know that one could actually find discounted ink cartridges at Sam's Club. It's awesome that they offer free shipping on some of their ink cartridges and that they still carry certain hard-to-find ink cartridges for older printer models so one wouldn't need to buy a new printer anytime soon.
Aside from selling ink cartridges for a very low price, Sam's Club also has InkJet Cartridge Refill Kits which are perfect for businesses who wants to cut down on office supplies costs. With the refill kits, one doesn't have to replace the entire cartridge (especially for the tri-color cartridges) because one could just refill a particular color.
In an unpredictable economy, it sure helps to buy wisely in order to save for a rainy day.