Ever noticed the ridiculous cost of new toner cartridges on some laser printers? For example, my Dad is currently eyeing up a high end Lexmark colour printer which comes an 8000 page multi colour toner pack (not the reduced capacity starter kit often provided). The heavily reduced cost of the printer with included toners - about £200. The cost of a set of replacement 8000 page toners? Nearly £800.
His idea is to buy the printer, and when it runs out of toner, sling it and buy a new one. That could mean sell it on eBay, or more likely take it to the dump.
From brief searching around, there are no "compatible" toner sellers for this particular printer, so it appears you are stuck with buying the Lexmark originals.
Personally, I'm no eco-warrior by a long stretch but it seems appallingly wasteful to me.... What are your thoughts on this? I've long known that manufacturers are subsidising new printer prices with their over priced toner refills, but this seems to be a particularly egregious example of it.
My advice to him FWIW is if you don't need an "enterprise" level high end printer don't buy one. Just make sure replacement toner is available at a reasonable price...