Recently we needed ink cartridges for one of our printers. As I was in the Fredericksburg area I stopped in Staples. They had the products I needed and home I went.
Later, while on the computer, I decided to check out the same products on officedepot.com to compare prices. The difference was almost enough to make me wish I had driven about three miles more (what's three miles in a Toyota Prius Hybrid) and gone there. Still curious I decided to check out the same items on Amazon.com. To my delight* the prices were even better.
Below are the items and the cost.
- Canon PGI-5 BK 2-pack black ink tanks and
- Canon CLI-8 4-pack multicolor in tanks
The cost at Staples, where I shopped, was $84.21. The same items would have been $81.48 at Office Depot and the winner is...........................Amazon.com $67.33. Yes, I would have had to wait two days (free shipping and no tax) but if you have the time, why not.
The difference from what I paid to what I could have paid was only $16.88 but that was a 20% savings on a small purchase. Not bad and that could have been accomplished from the comfort of home.
The reason I am sharing this is that I have found the savings to be there with almost any item I have purchased and they have run the gamut (digital cameras, printers, books, videos, coffee pots, toaster ovens and on and on).
Some folks think it is merely a place to buy books and perhaps some videos or Cd's. I have found it to be a place to save on many items I use in my business. Perhaps you will also.
*I own a very small number of shares and that is because it has been my "go to" place for years.
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