HP Price increase effective September 1st, 2008

As I stated a few months back, prices for consumers will be going up by the end of the year.  First was Kodak and now, HP.

Price Increase Announcement – HP LaserJet Print Cartridges

August 1, 2008

As of September 1, 2008, HP is increasing the list prices on all Mono and Color LaserJet Print Cartridges.

As part of HP’s normal portfolio management, the company regularly reviews pricing. In response to rising production and supply chain costs, HP is now adjusting the price of HP LaserJet toner cartridges by five (5%) percent. This price increase will affect a total of 156 products.

NOTE: The following cartridges had their prices recently increased and will be excluded from the September 1st 5% price increase: 92274A, C3903A, C4092A, C3909A, C3909X, C3906A, C3906AG, 92298A and 92298X.

HP LaserJet print cartridges will continue to provide superior value, reliability and high-quality output. From pioneering the desktop printing industry to its new smart print supplies system, HP is committed to developing products and services that meet its customers’ needs.

And

Price Increase Announcement – HP Inkjet Cartridges and Print Heads

August 1, 2008

As of September 1, 2008, HP is increasing by approximately 5-6% the list prices on Inkjet Cartridges and Print Heads.

As part of HP’s normal portfolio management, the company regularly reviews pricing. In response to rising production and supply chain costs, HP is now adjusting the price of HP Inkjet cartridges and print heads.

HP Inkjet cartridges and print heads will continue to provide superior value, reliability and high-quality output. From pioneering the desktop printing industry to its new smart print supplies system, HP is committed to developing products and services that meet its customers’ needs.

So if you need or use actual HP cartridges, best stock up a little bit prior to September 1st.  However, be aware that some places might increase prices prior to the deadline.

While we at O-ink try our best to keep prices low for our customers, with HP increasing all of their prices, we will unfortunately be increasing our prices as well on September 1st.

The above quotes were forwarded from HP through our supplier and of course all of HP’s copyright stuff “© Copyright Hewlett-Packard Company 2001 All Rights Reserved.” for the quotes I used.

Just so I do not get sued.

Please keep in mind that O-ink’s prices for the remanufactured cartridges will not be going up, in fact in the last month, some of them have went down.  Here is the link for HP Inkjet cartridges.

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2 Responses to HP Price increase effective September 1st, 2008

  1. Bert says:

    I can’t believe how consumers are being gouged by HP. I was in a local staples and they have toner cartriges costing nearly 200.00. Are they nuts!!! They say they have a recycling program but they’re full of sh#$t. The pricing strategy they have is forcing people to ditch the printers they buy when the toners run out and buy new printers with new cartriges. Somebody at head office on in a vp position is off their rocker. It’s happened many times before that companies were out of touch with consumers…this is one of those times. HP will find out too late that people are fed up with their crap. STOP filling our landfills with old toners and printers. Build a quality printer and reasonably priced toners. Damn.

    • oinkinkstore says:

      From their standpoint they are just looking to make money. I give HP credit though as having one of the best cartridge recycling programs compared to all other OEM companies out there. As for quality, everything around us has went down, customer service, product warranties, and product quality. making a quality product does not mean what it used to.

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