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Offline LugwidVanB

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Expiration date on injet cartridges
« on: Jul 29, 2009, 06:01 PM »
I'm seeing a lot of hp deskjet cartridges for sale on craigslist that are cheap. In the 10-15 range. I just emailed someone with a # 78 color cartridge for the printer I have. He said the cartridge has never been opened and has a date on the side of July 2003. Does anyone know if this is an expiration date or how long the cartridges are good for? Thanks,


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Re: Expiration date on injet cartridges
« Reply #1 on: Jul 30, 2009, 08:02 AM »
I wouldn't buy inkjet cartridges that old as it is a gamble to use HP "expired" inkjet cartridges. There are some reports that the HP printers will reject them due to a chip on the cartridge recording the manufacture date. I don't believe the #78 cartridge has a chip, but I would still stay away from it.


Edit: Corrected a spelling error. Maybe I should proof read more?
« Last Edit: Jul 31, 2009, 05:01 AM by Mark H »
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Re: Expiration date on injet cartridges
« Reply #2 on: Jul 30, 2009, 09:42 AM »
I concur with Mrak. That is way too old. I wouldn't pay 50 cents for it even if he delivered it to my door.
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