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    Unbelivable Printer Cartridge Offer

    Had some company ringing me today telling me all about their HP compatible cartridges that last 7 (yes seven!) times longer than standard HP ones by using special thick toner !

    These cartridges ONLY cost 199 each so I'll be saving loads of money (1 price for all HP cartridges!)

    As I seemed distinctly unimpressed by his miraculous offer - he offered to send one (no upfront charge) together with 15 M&S vouchers and only if I was delighted would they bill me in Feb.

    I said I'd have to check with headteacher and for him to ring me back on Wed.

    Anyone else had this offer made to them?

    can't remember firms name - something that sounded like Panador????

    regards

    Simon

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    be very careful fella we have heard this story many times whereby the end user gets billed anyway as you have accepted delivery.

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    I had a company once that said pretty much the same thing but were offering me a free ipod. They wanted my home address so they could send the ipod there so I didn't have to tell anyone at work about it...??!!

    By this point I was very suspicious and told them where to go. They called back the next day and tried the same thing with a colleague.

    Don't say we didn't warn you!

    C

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    There's also the old adage: If it sounds too good to be true....

    Besides, toner is a powder, can it be 7 times thicker? Saying 7 times more yield would make more sense.

    Anyone elses BS senses tingling?

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    If it's true then great, but I haven't seen any publicity whatsoever on this new thicker toner. Seven times longer does sound a lot and depending how much printing you do, it may take until after February to actually find out for certain!

    One thing you could do is strictly monitor the printer web interface and look at the cartridge percentage bars.

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    I'd be asking for a web link to the site for evidence at the very least!

    Don't believe it myself ... but then I'm cynical!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry View Post
    There's also the old adage: If it sounds too good to be true....

    Besides, toner is a powder, can it be 7 times thicker? Saying 7 times more yield would make more sense.

    Anyone elses BS senses tingling?
    Have you tried asking the toner who won the 1966 world cup? When even I come across anything that I think might be incredibly thick I ask it who won the 1966 world cup.

    If the toner replies with "Czech Republic" then it might actually be 7 times thicker then normal toner.

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    Probably these guys doing the rounds again.

    http://www.edugeek.net/forums/behind...ime-again.html

    Originally went under the name of millenium supplies or something.

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    Personally I don't deal with companies ringing out of the blue but ask for recommendations from people on here and from other colleagues.
    People ringing up with amazing new products are treated with the greatest scepticism.

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    Sorry - I didn't convey my disbelief enough
    I was just wondering if anyone else had had these &*^% artists ring them
    regards

    Simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Sorry - I didn't convey my disbelief enough
    I was just wondering if anyone else had had these &*^% artists ring them
    regards

    Simon
    I've not had that myself but personally I wouldn't use that toner because different models of copiers / printers require a certain density of toner and if you use the wrong toner causes more issues then its worth.

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    I woulda thought a thicker powder would have gone less further. Logic states that the bigger the chunks, the less you get of them. Therefore I would have thought a finer powder would spread more thinly and cover a larger surface area (ie more pages)

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    Surely if it was going to last 7 times longer it would have to be thinner?

    *note to self read other posts*

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    If you want to save money by default, reduce the quality from typically 'Best' or 'High' to 'Standard' or 'Basic' and most people won't notice the difference at all.

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    I've had these or someone similar trying to sell me these but I think they were 295 each and supposed to last 30 times longer than standard high capacity ones. This company were really annoying and forceful. They were giving away sports shirts and tickets to a top tickets to a game of your choice.
    They told me they'd send me a sample with a shirt. I thought this was to be a free sample but the bill turned up before the sample.
    The sample turned up with a cheap t-shirt with an England flag printed on it (not the team one I'd mentioned). I can do better with my own printer and iron on logos.
    I phoned the company and said that I thought this was a sample and would be free. Not the case and I had to pay for it. Told them I wasn't interested then and they turned real nasty on the phone.
    After a few rows on the phone I managed to take it to a higher level and then returned it and the tacky t-shirt.
    So if anyone phones and offers you any of the above, hang up.
    Unfortunately I can't remember the name of the company, but the guy I spoke to was a bit of a wide boy. They've rung a couple of times since, using the same lines about your favourite football team but I just tell them I'm not interested.

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