Fake Printer Ink The Warning Signs
Unfortunately, there is a fairly strong counterfeit printer ink market. Many consumers, put off by what can be pricey original products, are tempted by what seem to be more inexpensive printer ink cartridges.
But these often prove to be fake, and are usually unusable, meaning a loss of money and time for the consumer, and, in some cases, irreparable damage to the printer.
However, help is at hand. Comners.com has detailed some counterfeit ink warning signs.
First, only buy from what you can be sure are reputable retailers. Do a bit of research – have a look on the web and draw up a list of relevant dealers and manufacturers.
"It is best to only buy from these dealers and manufacturers," the website says.
Also, ensure you know what the current prices of printer ink cartridges stand at. Armed with that knowledge, you should be able to spot a fake seller a mile off.
Finally, look at the packaging. Most fake firms will package their counterfeit products differently – usually it will be obvious.
Earlier this year, Gareth Raynor, a professional rugby player, admitted selling fake printer ink cartridges on eBay.
Posted by Barry Ashmore