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Buying a Printer Cartridge – Like Playing Bingo

Is anyone else TOTALLY confused when you go to purchase a refill printer cartridge?  Honestly, I had so many numbers in my head I felt like an air traffic controller when I walked into Office Depot.

My CX6600 printer takes a T044120 black cartridge and the T044220, T044320, T044240 color cartridges.

But WAIT!  They didn’t have them so I had to revert to the on-shelf cross-reference catalog that reads like my high school trigonometry book  and search for a “compatible” store brand cartridge.

Finally, I succumbed to the pressure, turned in my Man-Card and asked the Store Manager for help.  Off the top of her head, she spewed that “the T044220 could be replaced by the generic BG77G1 model or the store brand 8J4-MQ.”  Then she gave me that “That-was-so-obvious” look… just like my mother used to when she would send me to fetch  a can of something out of the pantry and, after 10-minutes of my mindless searching, she walked right up and snatched what she sent me for from the 2nd shelf, 4th row, third can in from the left in about .000182 seconds.

But back to the manager, she fired off the “T044220,  BG77G1, 8J4-MQ” numbers and letters so fast, that some older lady, who was in the store looking for scrap-booking supplies, instinctively yelled “BINGO” and her friend was yelling at the caller for calling the numbers too fast.

The bottom line… can we just name replacement printer cartridges simple names like 1, 1-A and 1-B like the exits on the Parkway, Ya Jagoffs??


Speaking of Bingo..I will be following KDKA’s David Highfield as the next Bingo Caller at the Outrageous Bingo, December 7th.

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