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why_is_a_300_printer_cheaper_than_a_99_dollar_printer [2017/03/10 14:24]
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 It is called [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Total_cost_of_ownership|Total Cost of Ownership]] (TCO). Simply, how much does it cost to buy and run a printer over time. This is also way, for many printers, $100 toner is cheaper than $35 ink. This is frequently called the [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Razor_and_blades_model|Gillette Principle]]. Give the razors away for free and make a fortune on the blades. While King Gillette (a beard wearer who sold razors) did make a fortune on razor blades, it was his competitors who developed this principle, at least according to Wikipedia.\\ It is called [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Total_cost_of_ownership|Total Cost of Ownership]] (TCO). Simply, how much does it cost to buy and run a printer over time. This is also way, for many printers, $100 toner is cheaper than $35 ink. This is frequently called the [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Razor_and_blades_model|Gillette Principle]]. Give the razors away for free and make a fortune on the blades. While King Gillette (a beard wearer who sold razors) did make a fortune on razor blades, it was his competitors who developed this principle, at least according to Wikipedia.\\