Replacement printer ink cartridges. Bought a replacement set, and a couple of spares: 110 quid. 110 fucking quid. Cost more than the printer.|
One printer: five cartridges. Each cartridge: comes in a blister pack; if and when you can get the blister pack open, you have to open a cardboard box. Inside the cardboard box are two pieces of paper and another plastic bag. Open the plastic bag, there's the cartridge... shrink-wrapped in more plastic. Tear off the shrink-wrap plastic, there's a big orange plastic widget covering the ink hole.
So for one printer that's TWENTY levels of plastic packaging to get through for each cartridge which is itself made of plastic. No wonder the ink costs more per milligram than [insert peejism involving very expensive prostitute's vaginal secretions]. >
Next time I think I'll hire Titian to do my CV, it'll be cheaper.
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