Re: You think?
Its not just the price of ink. Anyone who owns a HP ink jet printer knows the sheer frustration in dealing with dried up cartridges, the problem of cleaning the unit followed by an endless dance of death with the printer firmware that insists that the cartridges are cloned, refilled or otherwise unsuitable. HP have spent more effort protecting their short term profits than building functional printers so now when its time to replace a printer its "anything but HP".
HP also have spent time and effort coming up with a ink rental product -- you pay a monthly fee to allow your printer to print so many pages, beyond that there's an extra fee but the ink's 'free'. This is the epitome of a useless product.