Re: Ah, printers. brings back so many memories...
Lexmarks in our places cost some X, and the toner cost X/2. Our immediate boss didn't take long to chuck them into the bin when he found that 2 toner carts had the cost of the printer.
And then he told the middle-manglement to FUCK OFF when they found out. WITH THOSE WORDS. And that was the last time manglement decided which kind of printer was chosen JUST based on unitary cost, instead of running cost.
The director found it, and fried the middle-manglement schlob for his troubles after my brass-balls boss explained the whole thing.
He became head of IT in zero time, and never a disposable Lexmark dared to defile those halls again.