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Old 05-28-2018, 12:00 PM   #1
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Costco Printer Ink refill

(As long as I have been using this site, I still can't figure out how to search -- no matter what. or how I put it in the "Search" box, I get a gagillion choices; none of which are useful.)

Anyway, has anyone used the Costco ink refill service? Costco Photo Center: Inkjet Refill Service

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Bring any supported, empty cartridges* to the Photo Center at your local Costco. Your cartridge will be refilled while you shop. Our high-tech system cleans, refills, and tests your cartridge. Receive your quality inkjet refill in an hour.
That sounds pretty darn convenient.
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Old 05-28-2018, 12:33 PM   #2
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I have used it a couple time for refills of a HP printer. No issues with the ink or life. Some HP printers will give you a warning notice about not being a genuine HP cartridge even if the original refilled cartridge is an HP product. Other than a nuisance, no issues with printer using.
Depending on your Costco, the refill process will take at least 30 min or longer, probably the biggest nuisance so would not recommend if you are a rush.
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(As long as I have been using this site, I still can't figure out how to search -- no matter what. or how I put it in the "Search" box, I get a gagillion choices; none of which are useful.)
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If using a browser, be sure to use version two with the green screen. Then use the Google search box at the top.
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often using google externally and naming the site you want to search is more useful: (see top line search bar) https://www.google.com/search?source....0.g7fzSFmqKzw
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often using google externally and naming the site you want to search is more useful: (see top line search bar) https://www.google.com/search?source....0.g7fzSFmqKzw
Thank you. Not very intuitive but seems to have worked. I will try that the next time. (FWIW, the green layout is not very pleasing to my blue eyes.)
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Yes I have used the service many times for HP Officejet. Sadly, they stopped refilling my 02 cartridges so I had to get a new printer! No issues at all.
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I looked at their prices for my canon inkjet. I usually just get a full set of non-OEM's from amazon for the price of 2 single costco refills.
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I looked at their prices for my canon inkjet. I usually just get a full set of non-OEM's from amazon for the price of 2 single costco refills.

Oh! Now there's a thought. Thank you very much!
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Used Costco refill service several times and was not happy - leaked, ran out way too early, saving the cartridges in a baggy for a trip in was a PITA. Don't even remember the printer brand, but am much happier with the plain B&W lasers. Have refilled those toner cartridges myself several times after melting a toner access port but the aftermarket cartridges with new chip are so cheap I probably won't do that anymore.
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The last time I used the Costco refill service the refilled cartridge would not work in the HP printer so never again.


Currently I have a Canon that can use generic ink which is pretty cheap.
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We've used Costco refills for ink cartridges several times and they worked fine ($10 vs $30). The $2 generics from Amazon for ink jet printing are even cheaper, if those are available. I have found for black and white printing a laser printer that takes generic ink to be the cheapest of all.
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