Epson R3000 vs 3880 financial difference

Started Sep 21, 2011 | Discussions thread
richardplondon
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In reply to gipper51, Dec 2, 2011

gipper51 wrote:

Well look at it this way: The 3880 comes with 80ml ink tanks out of the box. The 3000 comes with 25ml tanks, so basically you need to buy two more full sets of carts with the 3000 to get what the 3880 starts out with. Buying the 3000 + 2 full sets of carts won't be much cheaper than the price of a 3880.

These two printers seem to be priced more comparably for N America buyers, than they are in (for example) Europe.

In the UK, the R3000 plus two sets of inks totals £945 (and the ink purchases are deferrable). The R3880 costs £1135 (up front). That's uncompetitive IMO, unless quite high printing volumes are being factored in over a longish period.

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