New Affordable Ink Website

The new Affordable Ink Website is now available for trial at http://affordable2.easyretail.co.nz/

It has been a long time coming, but we are finally ready to launch our new website.  We would like you to try out the website and give us any feedback on the way the site is working.

There are some great new features, the site is fully responsive and will work on any device you want to visit Affordable Ink with.  Mobiles, tablets, laptops and desktops should now all work with our new website.  

If you know what you are looking for just click on the manufacturers button at the top of the screen and then choose your cartridge from the menu.  In addition to this we have a powerful search function so you can quickly find the cartridges you are looking for using either the Search bar at the top of the page or the Printer Search straight from the menu.

We have a streamlined One Page Checkout that makes it even quicker to purchase the cartridges you want.  The coupon code is now right there, on the Checkout page, for all our return customers to save even more on their ink cartridges.

 

When the website becomes live it will also be secured by https:// encryption protecting your information while on our website.  This will also allow us to pass information to our payment page so that discounts apply correctly when making payment via Kiwibank. Note:  Until the site is secure discounts may not apply correctly, but we will refund these if an over payment happens.

We value your feedback while we are trialling the new website, before it goes live.  Use our contact form to let us know of any issues you encounter or suggestions you may have.

 

Affordable Ink Still the Cheapest In NZ

We have put together a price comparison of common compatible ink cartridge sets being sold in NZ by a range of different suppliers.  The lowest prices are marked in green with Affordable Ink coming up cheapest almost across the board. The most expensive is shown in red and Affordable ink is not represented at all. We are actively bringing you the best prices on ink cartridges that we can.

Here at Affordable Ink you get free shipping on all cartridge sets, we do not pretend to be cheaper and then hit you with high charges for delivering the cartridges.

We last looked at what our competitors were up to in Feb 2015 and a lot has changed in the last two years.  Some of the competitors then are no longer competitors today as they have not kept up to date with the latest cartridges, which have changed significantly.  There are also a few new competitors that have appeared that were not around 2 years ago.

There is one thing that has not changed in the last 2 years and that is Affordable Ink is still the cheapest across the board for a set of compatible ink cartridges delivered to your door anywhere in New Zealand.  The updated prices are shown below.

We last looked at what our competitors were up to in Feb 2015 and a lot has changed in the last two years.  Some of the competitors then are no longer competitors today as they have not kept up to date with the latest cartridges, which have changed significantly.  There are also a few new competitors that have appeared that were not around 2 years ago.

There is one thing that has not changed in the last 2 years and that is Affordable Ink is still the cheapest across the board for a set of compatible ink cartridges delivered to your door anywhere in New Zealand.  The updated prices are shown below.

While Affordable Ink looks after our customers throughout NZ, we do not deliver packages across the ditch to our Aussie cousins.   If you are after a fantastic deal on compatible cartridges in Australia check out our friends at https://www.inkhub.com.au/

Cartridges  Ink Cartridges  Toner Ink  NZ Consumables  Easy Ink  Top Ink  Affordable Ink
Brother
LC38 $30.53 $26.00 $35.00 $31.00 $45.50 $24.00
LC39 $30.53 $26.00 $35.00 $31.00 $45.50 $24.00
LC73 $54.05 $26.00 $23.00 $29.00 $34.50 $29.00
LC133 $33.35 $32.00 $29.00 $36.00 $32.50 $29.00
LC233 $53.59 $35.00 $35.00 $38.00 $34.50 $34.00
Canon
PGI525/CLI526 $39.68 $36.00 $35.00 $43.00 $44.50 $34.00
PGI650/CLI651 XL $50.60 $36.00 $58.00 $61.00 $44.50 $34.00
PGI670/CLI671 XL NA $56.00 $76.00 $83.00 $56.50 $39.00
PG640/CL641 XL $69.00 $65.00 NA NA $67.50 $49.00
Epson
73N $30.53 $29.00 $42.00 $31.00 $32.50 $27.00
200XL $37.95 $26.00 NA $45.00 $39.50 $29.00
220XL NA $40.00 $60.00 $56.00 $39.50 $34.00
HP
HP564 XL $67.85 $36.00 $68.34 $83.00 $43.50 $39.00
HP61 XL $65.55 $53.00 $72.00 $68.00 $62.50 $49.00
HP63XL NA $50.00 $98.00 $74.00 $71.50 $49.00

Prices correct as of Jun 2017

$874 For New HP Ink Cartridges!

Are you insane?  HP have just released a range of new printers that include the HP Officejet Pro X451dw; HP Officejet Pro X476dw Multifunction Printer; HP Officejet X551dw; HP Officejet ProX576dw Multifunction Printer.

All of these printers take the HP970XL/971XL cartridges.  These cartridges are insanely expensive with a set of genuine cartridges selling for the RRP of $874!

And like all genuine cartridges the margins a reseller can get are very thin, so HP is making all the money on these cartridges. At this time we do not have compatible cartridges available and we can supply the genuine set for $790, saving you a few dollars.  If you need these cartridges they are a special order, please contact us to organise this.

I hope you read this before you buy one of the offending printers above, as it will save you a lot of money in the long run.  Ink is not that expensive, but obviously HP has other ways to spend your money.

Canon Maxify Printers – Cannot Change Cartridge

Canon have released a new range of printers called Maxify.  This includes the MB2060, MB2360, IB4060, MB5060, MB5360 printer models.  Unfortunately with this range of printers there is a design flaw that does not allow you to remove a cartridge unless it is empty.

If you experience a fault on a cartridge it cannot be changed, before it runs out, but you cannot empty the cartridge if there is a fault.  This is a classic Catch 22 situation.

But fortunately there is an answer, thanks to the power of You Tube.   See the video below

HP Printers Upgraded Chips

Some of the latest HP printers that take the HP932/933 or HP934/935 or HP950/951 cartridges have a new trick up their sleeve to keep you using genuine cartridges.  HP release a series of chip upgrades that are supposedly there to improve your printing results, but have another purpose and that is to make the compatible cartridges you are using no longer functional.

The upgrade path is known in advance by HP, but our manufacturer only knows about the changes once they happen.  This means that each time there is an update we have to get a new set of cartridges with the latest chips.

There are two ways this plays out, either later model printers will require a cartridge with a new chip or an upgrade on the printer will mean that the cartridges you are using will suddenly stop working.  This second one happens when you have subscribed to automatic updates or installed an update from the manufacturer.

The end result is a frustrating series of cartridge replacements and updates, that are designed to compel you to buy very expensive Genuine HP cartridges.

There is a good reason that one of our two rules when buying a new printer is do not buy HP printers.

 

Happy Easter, We Have a Winner

We have a winner! Congratulations to Kim M from Goodwood Heights in Auckland. She is the winner of our 40,000 invoice printer giveaway. We will be sending Kim a brand new Brother MFCJ4620DW printer just for being order 40,000 order. Congratulations to our runners up as well who were sent an extra set of cartridges with their orders. We hope everyone had a great break over Easter, thank you all for choosing Affordable Ink as your printer cartridge supplier. Keep an eye out for your next chance to win when we get to order 41,000 when we will be giving away more cartridges free of charge.

Win a Brand New Brother Printer

We are approaching invoice number 40,000 and to celebrate we are giving away a brand new Brother MFCJ4620dw printer valued at $249.95. We can barely believe how far we have come since our simple beginnings and we’d like to say a BIG thank you to all our customers for the continued support and loyalty.

To win this modern, multi-function printer all you have to do is purchase a set of cartridges and be invoice 40,000, and you win! Its that easy. Spot prizes of a free set of cartridges will be given to order 39,999 and 40,001 so you have 3 chances to win.

We expect to hit 40,000 before the end of next week.

Brother Printers CashBack Promo

Brother has been running a Cashback promotion ending soon with great savings on a range of printers. This is a great chance to save up to $150 on some great printers like the MFC5320DW, a powerful multifunction printer/copier/scanner featuring wireless printing, touchscreen and the ability to print on A3 paper. This printer uses LC233 or LC235XL/LC239XL cartridges available from Affordable Ink. Cashback offer ends on 29th February, see the range of included printers here.

 

Happy New Year

A slightly belated Happy New Year to all our wonderful customers. We hope you all had a great break. Congratulations to the winners of free sets of ink over this period, most recently John in the Far North who received a extra set of canon cartridges. “What a great surprise to receive an extra set of ink cartridges for being the 38000th  customer!!!!”

Free Ink Cartridges for Order 35000

Another 1000 invoices have gone by with order 35000 going to Paul France last week, and with it, a free set of ink cartridges. We like to give back to the customer so every 1000th order gets a complimentary set of cartridges. You chance to win just around the corner so stock up soon.