Tass Times in Toner Town

I just paid $80 for a replacement toner for my Brother laser printer. The printer costs $150. TECHNOLOGY.

And if you get the reference in today’s blog title, you win a gold star.


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  • SoItBeginsReply
    August 23, 2013 at 2:24 am

    Hey, I have a guide for that game! I’ve never actually played the game, though.

    • Krishna M. SadasivamReply
      August 23, 2013 at 9:39 am

      I played the game on my Uncle’s IIGS years ago. It was pretty fun, as I recall. Alas, I never finished the game…

  • MikkoReply
    August 23, 2013 at 2:59 am

    It’s the same thing with ink printers the ink costs more than the finest champagne per litre

    • JIMFanReply
      August 23, 2013 at 8:21 am

      Yeah, but I found out the hard way; don’t try to fill your inkjet printer with champagne – it gets REALLY messy!! ;-)

      • CoyotyReply
        August 23, 2013 at 9:10 am

        Don’t fill your champagne bottles with ink either.

        • MikkoReply
          August 23, 2013 at 9:46 am

          Don’t drink the ink

  • Jake EskelReply
    August 23, 2013 at 7:35 am

    We just buy cheap printers on slickdeals, and then buy either off-brand toner, or we buy new printers every time the toner runs out. 20 dollars a pop, either way!

    • Krishna M. SadasivamReply
      August 24, 2013 at 9:53 am

      I’ve tried off-brand toners for the previous Brother printer I owned. It damaged my then 7 year old printer, forcing me to buy a new one. I wound up buying an XL toner.

  • Jeff BurkholderReply
    August 23, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Haha, Tass Times in Tonetown! I loved that game. In fact, I think I still have the disk for my Apple IIGS somewhere in the basement… Might have to get that up and running this weekend. ;)

  • Brian_M_CDNReply
    August 23, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Of course, the toner that comes with the printers is usually 1/2 or less of a standard cartridge. Buy the XL’s and you get 4x or more the toner. (I’ve gone more than a year on the last XL I purchased, was about 4 months on the one that came with the printer)

  • Neil linnertReply
    August 28, 2013 at 3:55 am

    Good cartoon. Obsolesence is built into everthing!
    There’s a great documentary on it on You Tube, called
    ‘The Light Bulb Conspiracy’
    Great work Krishna.

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