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This site started out as an advice site to educate people on how to save money amid all the confusion and scams on the net. What the printer companies are doing amounts to legalized piracy and our goal was to help you keep your own money in your pockets. Eventually visitors urged us to stock the items we recommended and offer them on the site. When we discovered the reusable cartridges, we found a fantastic product difficult to obtain in the US so we had to import them. Our advice site evolved into a family business. Our goal is help you save money while getting great results from your printer.
We consider ourselves more than reasonable in dealing with customers and go the extra mile to make sure no one is disappointed. However, sometimes a few individuals make it difficult for everyone else. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone conducted themselves fairly and we wouldn't need lawyers and contracts to keep people honest? So while we would like to say 100% money-back guarantee, no questions asked, a few people have made it impossible to do this without adding some conditions. They can be summed up in two words: be reasonable.
We have a 60-day window in which to give credit car or paypal refunds, so refund requests must be received within this time frame (though we have at time sent refund checks even after that time period). The time limit for replacement is much more generous. If there is a problem with one or two of our cartridges, we will replace them. If three cartridges, we will refund the purchase price for those cartridges and any unopened ones returned within the window. If a printer uses four or six different cartridges (black and 3-5 colors) and you opened one of each, we will take those back. But don't open more than one of each color and expect a refund.
Why this limit? It is always possible that one or two were defective. This can happen (and has) even with genuine Epson products. But if it is two of the same color, this indicates a problem with the printer itself. What happens is the print head gets clogged and the printer stops producing that color. The customer puts in a new cartridge and it still won't print. The customer assumes the cartridge is defective and tries a second. At that point, the customer should realize it is a printer problem. Even if the customer believes it to be a cartridge problem, if two don't work, there is no point in continuing to open the rest. Return them for a refund. But we did have at least one person order a dozen black cartridges, then (without contacting us) return them all opened and empty six months later, claiming they were all defective. We did not refund in that situation. Another customer received 12 black cartridges on a hot day in a southern state. Exposure to heat creates pressure within the cartridge. (So does exposure to extreme cold.) He then emailed to say all 12 cartridges spewed ink when he removed the yellow tape and he wanted a refund. Had he called or emailed after opening the first one or two, we could have told him to put them in a refrigerator and let them cool off before opening. (And had it been a cold day, we would have recommended letting them warm up.) But if the first one spewed and then the second, why continue to open all 12? We have to protect ourselves from geniuses like that. Incidentally, we did send another 6 free and that person is still a loyal customer. But we went beyond our warranty and are not obligated to do so.
It does not take months to decide an entire order is defective. The customer tries one and it doesn't work, tries a second and has the same issue and at that point should contact us. Naturally we don't expect a customer to test an entire order within two months. So if they bought a quantity and a few months later find that one didn't work properly, we will replace it or add extra to their next order. But to request a refund, it must be done within the window. The excuse "I know I bought these 6 months ago but I just got around to using them" doesn't cut it. What's to stop anyone from buying anything - a MP3 player, computer, car, etc and saying they didn't use it until after the warranty expired? The warranty begins from date of purchase, not the date they decide to use it.
We have made exchanges a year after the purchase date when there was good reason. For example, customers bought a quantity of cartridges and then had to buy a new printer which couldn't take the old cartridges. We almost always take back sealed cartridges. But we don't want to be obligated to do so, hence the limitations in the warranty.
If you experience a problem, email or call first. Often we can resolve the problem over the phone. We get very few cartridges back and most of those work just fine in our printers. If we can't solve it, the next step would be to replace or refund. We may require that you send the product back to us. We do not send prepaid potage labels or reimburse your shipping. If this is for replacement, we will add extra to cover your costs. (We also put extra cartridges in most of our Epson, Canon and Brother orders.) This is what you accept when placing your order online. If you buy an item from a store and it doesn't work, it must be returned to the store. You can't call them up and expect to get your money back. If you expect a refund without returning the merchandise, shop elsewhere.
When returning opened ink cartridges, you must be careful to seal them against leaks. If they leak, the Post Office will dispose of them without delivery. Tape the bottom of the cartridge where the printer punctured it and the top where you removed the yellow tape. Place them in a baggie. Do not put closed cartridges in the same baggie. Return them to:
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We supply schools, professional printers and corporations. We do almost no advertising. Most of our customers come to us by referral from other customers. We must be doing something right (and our cartridges must be working properly) to achieve this track record. As long as your expectations are reasonable, we will be more than reasonable.
Our warranty only covers the cartridges bought from us and for up to the amount paid us. We do not cover any other expenses. If someone waited until the day an important job was due and discovered a cartridge didn't work and had to run out and pay a lot more somewhere else, they can't expect us to refund the amount they paid for the other cartridge. We had one customer say since a cartridge didn't work and she couldn't find another one, she bought a whole new printer and expected us to pay for it. Sorry, but that's not the way it works. Another customer complained that his 4-year old printer stopped working a year and a half after putting in our cartridges so it had to be the fault of our cartridges and therefore he expected us to buy him a new printer. I hope anyone reading this understands why this is not a reasonable expectation. If not, please shop elsewhere.
Don't wait until you're down to your last cartridge on the last day you have to complete a critical job. At about $3 a cartridge, there is no reason not to have a backup. Someone's failure to spend an extra $3 does not impose an obligation on us. An entire set of our cartridges cost less than a single Epson cartridge. Instead of spending $60-$100 for one set of Epsons, spend $20 to $40 for two to three sets of ours. With our special bonuses for buying backup sets, there is no excuse not to be prepared.
We do not offer lifetime free replacements. Cartridges do not contain any moving parts. There is no particular reason a reusable or refillable cartridge can't last for years. We have a set going on four years. However, electronic chips can be damaged by stray voltage, liquid, or being touched by sweaty fingers. So don't count on your cartridge lasting forever. We typically replace it free within a few months of purchase or we add an extra in your next order. But we did have a professional print shop with multiple printers buy a single set of refillable cartridges and move it from printer to printer. Naturally doing this caused the ink to be used very quickly. Every time time cartridges are inserted in a printer, they go through a charging process which uses a good deal of ink. This print shop kept calling to complain the ink was being used too quickly. In four months we had sent five replacements for the four cartridges they bought. In all that time, despite our reminders, they didn't take the obvious step of buying a set for each printer. Expecting unlimited lifetime replacements of a $4 item is not reasonable. Epson won't do it and their cartridges cost five times more and give one-third the ink. Incidentally, when we stopped replacing the cartridges, this print shop bought several sets and has had no problems since. They still buy their ink from us and gave us a glowing recommendation. See our customer testimonials on the upper left. We also had customers call every few months to ask for a replacement for a different cartridge - all without placing any new orders. They were basically using our warranty to get free replacements every time they ran out of ink. Over a year they had received a complete new set, cartridge by cartridge. With some people abusing our warranty we can no longer afford to be that generous. So if you make your purchase expecting our basic warranty and you experience some issue, you will receive service which exceeds any reasonable expectations.
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|Single-Use XP-310 Cartridges|
These are direct replacements for Epson T200XL ink cartridges. Nothing more is needed.
Single-use Epson T200XL Cartridges Refillable XP-310 Cartridges XP-310 Refill Ink Bottles (refillable cartridges required)
|T200XLCH||single T200XL cartridge, your choice of color.
details of T200XLCH
||works with XP-310 & XP-410. if no color specified, you will get black. Specify your color choice(s) at checkout. here's how||Yes||T200XL3Bb||3 black cartridges
details of T200XL3Bb
||works with XP-310 & XP-410. shrink-wrapped.||Yes||T200XL9b||TWO sets of T200XL cartridges, 3 black, 2 each cyan, magenta and yellow.
details of T200XL9b
||works with XP-310 & XP-410. shrink-wrapped.||Yes||T200XL8||TWO sets of T200XL cartridges, 2 of each: black, cyan, magenta and yellow
details of T200XL8
||works with XP-310 & XP-410. individually boxed.||Yes||T200XL11b||11 cartridges: 4 black, 2 of each cyan, magenta, yellow and a bonus.
details of T200XL11b
||works with XP-310 & XP-410. shrink-wrapped.||Yes||T200XL10||TWO sets of T200XL cartridges, 4 black, 2 of each: cyan, magenta and yellow
details of T200XL10
||works with XP-310 & XP-410. individually boxed.||Yes|
|Reusable XP-310 Cartridges with double the ink! (includes ink tanks - see photo)|
If you have never ordered from us before, you need one set of these before you can order refill ink tanks. If you have already ordered these in the past, all you need are the refill tanks (below).
Outer section is the reusable cartridge. Inner section is the replaceable ink tank.
|T200XL4S||Full set of 4 high capacity reusable T200XL cartridges with ink
details of T200XL4S
||works with XP-310 & XP-410 produced before November 2014. If you have one of these printers, try a single cartridge to determine if it works before opening the whole set. In the future all you will need are ink tanks which cost about 50 cents after rebate!||Yes|
|XP-310 Refill ink tanks only with double the ink! - reusable T200XL cartridges required (see photo)|
If you have never ordered from us before, you need a set of reusable T200XL cartridges (above) before you can order T200XL refill tanks.
|T069T12Rch||single refill tank for T069, T125, T126
details of T069T12Rch
||Will not work without reusable cartridges. specify your color choice(s) at checkout. here's how.||Yes||T069T1206R||6 refill tanks: 2 blk + 1 of each color and bonus for reusable T069, T125, T126 cartridges.
details of T069T1206R
||Each with about double the ink of an Epson cartridge! Will not work without reusable cartridges. Note: because they have no chip, these tanks are interchangeable among printers which use t069,t078, t079, t098 or T126.||Yes|
|Refillable XP-310 Ink Cartridges (with almost triple the ink!) |
If you have never ordered from us before, you need one set of these T200XL refillable cartridges before you can order refill ink bottles. If you have already ordered these in the past, all you need are the refill ink bottles (below).
|T200XLCH4||spare set of 4 chips (one of each color) for T200XL refillable cartridges - must be ordered together with other items. Orders for chips alone will not be processed.
details of T200XLCH4
||latest version upgraded to work with XP-310 & XP-410.||Yes||T200XLRC4||set of 4 refillable T200XL cartridges filled with ink, black, cyan, magenta and yellow
details of T200XLRC4
||Since the chip can be affected by static electricity or being touched, you should get an extra set or chips to have backup.||Yes||T200XLRC8||2 sets of 4 T200XL refillable cartridges filled with ink, 2 black, cyan, magenta and yellow.
details of T200XLRC8
||Since the chip can be affected by static electricity or being touched, this set gives you backup of all cartridges. Note, the label may be covering the plug which must be removed before use.||Yes|
|XP-310 Refill ink bottles (with four to twelve times the ink!) |
If you have never ordered from us before, you need one set of T200XL refillable cartridges (above) before you can order refill ink bottles.
|SS50cc||50cc bulb syringe
details of SS50cc
||This 50cc bulb syringe has many uses. You can inject head cleaning solution into almost any printer with it (but only use about 2 ml). It can also be used as a turkey baster or to decorate cakes (but not it you used it as a head cleaner).||Yes||SS04||set of 4 syringes.
details of SS04
||Unlike the smaller bottles with their built-in syringes, the nozzles of the large bottles don't insert several inches into the cartridge. Air can also build up in the bottles and cause the ink to bubble up if you aren't careful.
You might find it easier to use syringes.
|Yes||IBCH||single 30ml refill ink bottle. Your choice of color
details of IBCH
||with nozzles - no syringe needed. Will not work without refillable cartridges. With about 4 times the ink of an Epson cartridge. Specify your color choice(s) at checkout. here's how. Save money with a pack of bottles below.||Yes||LBCH||light cyan and light magenta only.
details of LBCH
||with nozzles - no syringe needed. For refillable cartridges. Each 100 ml of ink is the equivalent of 3 smaller refill bottles or ten Epson cartridges. NOTE: some people have had trouble using the large bottles, perhaps because they pulled off the entire foil seal. Make sure you read the refilling instructions or consider the smaller bottles. A syringe is included just in case you find it easier. Specify your color choice(s) at checkout. here's how. Save money with a pack of bottles below.||Yes||Fptfine||1 large fine point 100 ml refill ink bottle. Black sent if color is not specified. You can request photo black for XP printers. (Light cyan and light magenta in regular point only)
details of Fptfine
||with nozzles - no syringe needed. For refillable cartridges. Each 100 ml of ink is the equivalent of 3 smaller refill bottles or ten Epson cartridges. Fine point tip gives greater control. No foil to peel off. Specify your color choice(s) at checkout. here's how. Save money with a pack of bottles below. Out of light magenta.||Yes||IB04||4 30ml refill ink bottles with built-in syringes, black, cyan, magenta, yellow.
details of IB04
||with nozzles - no syringe needed. Each with about TRIPLE the ink of Epson cartridges! Will not work without refillable cartridges.||Yes||Fpt4fine||4 fine point large 100 ml refill ink bottles. Black, cyan, magenta, yellow.
details of Fpt4fine
||with nozzles - no syringe needed. For refillable cartridges. Each 100 ml of ink is the equivalent of 3 smaller refill bottles or ten Epson cartridges. Fine point tip gives greater control. No foil to peel off.||Yes|
Epson XP-310 printer overview video:
The video above demonstrates the key features of the Epson XP-310. It highlights the versatility of the XP-310 for home and office.