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Did a search for printer inks yesterday and ended up on the French Amazon site. OK not bad prices and when I tried to buy some and input all my CC and delivery details I noticed 'it' had also included a subscription to blooming PRIME.

No amount of trying to go back and delete PRIME worked and in the end had to cancel the whole order and hope it had dispensed with PRIME.
Nope, still got some 'congratulations' about how wonderful PRIME was and all my so called benefits.

Took almost an hour to wade through all my new account options to finally find and cancel my PRIME. From then on I was bombarded with choices to rejoin and benefit again.

Whole evening wasted over Amazon virus like marketing. Back to square one again searching for some good value inks that don't crucify me on Brexit postage.

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So much for making life easy.
Just went on the French e-bay site as most ink purchases are post free to French address's.
Bought the inks and went to pay giving a French Credit Card number. This had to be verified with a code sent to phone. Code OK but would not accept the card. So use another card this time a UK one. Code OK but refused due to address being in UK. Can't change the address.
So then have to set up a DD with my French bank. More codes until finally my purchase of inks is accepted.

Easy??? It never used to be like this.

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Amazon prime behaves like a man made virus. You have to be totally on your guard and have the persistence of a 3 yr old to cancel it. I now refuse to visit Amazon in any guise!
 
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Yup, lasers rule, no drying out, not really more expensive to buy when you factor in toner costs are similar but las much longer, no runs if it gets wet either.

I bought a cheapo Brother one about 5 years ago still on the original toner, I have a spare but not ready to change yet, it has wifi too so it just lives in the back bedroom waiting patiently.
 
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I've really sold on Eson tanks since I bought one from Aldi online. Excellent no drying out and much, much cheaper to run than non tanks. I agree that lazers are better and had a Lexmark B&W one for ages until the drivers started to behave oddly with the lastest software. Could'nt afford a new colour one. I think that the tank is probably cheaper to run even than the old Lexmark.
 
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My home printer use is probably fairly limited compared to most. One or two docs a week and another couple of bills a month. But it seems I do need the odd colour print when my wife needs a recipe or image copied and shrunk wrapped.

So up to now a modest all in one for about €50 and inks set replacement at €10 recently increased to €19.99 is all I need. But the hassle.

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We used the French Amazon account using our French Visa card when we are at our cottage near Chalus. For two years running they have charged me for Amazon Prime. We are not resident in France. We have Amazon prime in the UK. No amount of emails have been able to correct this. I took my French Visa card details off but they just charged my UK one.
 

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Ah! the paperless office. Who remembers that?
 
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They should ban printers I reckon. :D save the planet an all that.
Where is that 'dislike' tab when you need one?

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We once had a 600dpi one at Triple S back in the 90s and there was nothing it couldn't do, we were making price lists/catalogues for our services at the time and needed smaller text to keep the pages down, it also did duplex printing, that and Pagemaker 5 were all you needed to produce just about anything you wanted up to A3 size back then, it would have cost a small fortune but we were given it by the head of Bradford Education at the time as the kids kept breaking it, (he was also a keen biker so we gave him some good prices after that) sadly it was only mono, colour lasers were out there but were astronomically priced.
 

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We use our printer occasionally but still had to frequently buy a new pack of inks at £30 plus. Then we run into problems with ink drying out on the heads. Printing was very unreliable so back In May I decided to go for a Laser monochrome. Pretty expensive (185€) but has worked perfectly so far (touching wood). It also scans well in colour. Works wirelessly from my two Linux laptops so would be confident in Windows or smartphones.
 

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We use our printer occasionally but still had to frequently buy a new pack of inks at £30 plus. Then we run into problems with ink drying out on the heads. Printing was very unreliable so back In May I decided to go for a Laser monochrome. Pretty expensive (185€) but has worked perfectly so far (touching wood). It also scans well in colour. Works wirelessly from my two Linux laptops so would be confident in Windows or smartphones.
Can you give the make and model please Paul. Not convinced I'm changing but just in case. Please.

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Can't understand the problems some seem to have with Amazon Prime, from any Amazon page, go to top bar and where it says bonjour *name* comte et listes click that, which will give you a page of options top right box is Prime, open that, then top right option Abonnement, click that and choose mettre fin a l'abonnement, choose that and your subscription is cancelled.


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