Reply to post: Simple answer to HP's problem.

HP to hike upfront price of printer hardware as ink biz growth runs dry

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Simple answer to HP's problem.

Sell the Printers at a *reasonable cost*.

Price the Consumables at the same as the 3rd Party supplies. (Volume costs should be lower for HP than 3rd Parties!!!)

Gradually, over time the customers will *BUY* HP because there is no gain from 3rd parties & HP will guarantee that the Printer/Toner or Ink will work optimally with no loss of warranty.

The only reason for HP having a problem is *Pure Greed*

P.S. I also have purchased a Printer because it is cheaper than all the spare parts + Toner combined, in fact cheaper than *just* 1 toner set (Colour Laser).

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