Some of us are reluctant to use the third-party ink, but buying OEM (original equipment manufacture) ink can get expensive. To help you save money we checked the prices at 9 different online stores at 5 times throughout the year just to see who is selling at what prices. You can see the results in the graphic above.
Who sells the cheapest printer ink?
Amazon.co.uk proved the cheapest by selling at 24% less than the average price, followed by Cartridgepoint at 18% below average. Online retailers were the cheapest overall, but generally buying online is a guarantee of a good price.
Who sells the most expensive printer ink?
Despite shopping online being cheaper in general, Comet’s online store had the worst record with printer ink selling for a massive 26% over the average price. Argos’ website and Currys were next but, at 9% each, were some way cheaper than Comet. On average, printer ink on Comet’s website cost nearly 50% more than on Amazon.co.uk!
Who sells the cheapest printer ink on the high-street?
With the exception of Comet, shopping online proved cheaper. But for those who prefer shopping in store, the cheapest we found was PC World. Its prices were 7% over the average price. The most expensive high-street store was Currys at 9% above the average price.
For more advice, read our free guide to how to save money on printing.