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How Much Money will I Save by Buying a Compatible or Remanufactured Cartridge?

You can save as much as 41.34% to 106.72% when you buy compatible ink cartridges over OEM cartridges.

You can save as much as 53.86% to 64.82% when you buy remanufactured ink cartridges over OEM cartridges.

What are Compatible and Remanufactured Cartridges?

Compatible cartridges are brand new cartridges made similarly to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) cartridges without crossing any patents.

Remanufactured cartridges are recycled OEM cartridges in order to reduce e-waste. They are carefully selected for high performance with any worn parts replaced. They are then carefully cleaned in order to be refilled and reused. 

It is always important to compare and save when it comes to buying cartridges. 

Two Factors to Compare

To find out how much one will save by buying a compatible or remanufactured cartridges, you can check 1.) Price Difference and compare 2.) Cost per Page of OEM cartridges and compatible/remanufactured cartridges.

The Cost per Page can be obtained by dividing the cartridge price over its page yield.

Compatible Cartridges vs OEM Cartridges

A. From our Cheapest

In CompAndSave, one of the cheapest compatible ink cartridge are CMYK Brother LC103 cartridges. Each cartridge has a 600 page yield.

The OEM LC103 cartridges cost $52.48 in total.

The Compatible LC103 cartridges cost $15.96 in total.

For our lowest priced compatible cartridge, you can save up to 106.72%.

OEM LC103 VS COMPATIBLE LC103
OEM LC103
$0.032
$0.018
  • Cost per Page Total
$0.05
Compatible LC103
$0.0067
COST PER PAGE DIFFERENCE 152.73%

B. To Our Highest Priced

One of the highest priced compatible ink cartridges in CompAndSave is HP 990X. 

Black OEM 990X cartridge costs $219.99. It has a page yield of 20,000 pages.

Each colored OEM 990X cartridge costs 239.99. Each have a page yield of 16,000 pages.

In total, that would be $939.96.

In CompAndSave, the Black 990X cartridge costs $149.99. It has the same amount of page yield as the OEM cartridge.

Each colored compatible 990X cartridge costs 155.99. It has the same amount of page yield as the OEM cartridge.

In total, the compatible ink cartridges would be $617.96.

For our highest priced compatible cartridge, you can save up to 41.34%.

OEM 990X VS COMPATIBLE 990X
OEM 990X
$0.011
  • CMY OEM 990X Cost per Page (C, M, Y)
$0.045
  • Cost per Page Total
$0.056
Compatible LC103
$0.0075
  • CMY Compatible 990X Cost per Page (C, M, Y)
$0.029
  • Cost per Page Total
$0.0365
COST PER PAGE DIFFERENCE 42.16%

In cost per page, you can save from 42.16% to 152.73% when you buy compatible cartridges over OEM cartridges.

 

Remanufactured Cartridges vs OEM Cartridges

A. From Our Cheapest

One of cheapest Remanufactured ink cartridges in CompAndSave is the Remanufactured Epson 288XL 4-Pack Ink Cartridges. It costs $33.96. In total, it has a page yield of 1,850 pages.

OEM Epson 288XL 4-Pack Ink Cartridges costs $58.99 with the same page yield.

For our lowest priced remanufactured cartridge, you can save up to 53.86%

OEM EPSON 288XL 4-Pack VS REMANUFACTURED EPSON 288XL 4-Pack
$0.032
$0.018
COST PER PAGE DIFFERENCE 56%

B. To Our Highest Priced

One of the highly priced remanufactured ink cartridges in CompAndSave is Remanufactured Epson 802XL 4-Pack Ink Cartridges. It costs $63.80 and has a page yield of 8,300 pages.

OEM Epson 802XL 4-Pack Ink Cartridges costs $124.99 with the same page yield.

For our highest priced remanufactured cartridge, you can save up to 64.82%.

OEM EPSON 802XL 4-Pack VS REMANUFACTURED EPSON 802XL 4-Pack
$0.0151
$0.0077
COST PER PAGE DIFFERENCE 64.91%

By cost per page, you can save up to 64.91%.