Epson R3000 vs 3880 financial difference

Started Sep 21, 2011 | Discussions thread
gipper51
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Re: Following this thread with interest
In reply to richardplondon, Dec 4, 2011

richardplondon wrote:

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.

RP

True, the regional prices affect that alot.

I know this is another debate and just my opinion, but for an amateur home user the price of OEM ink is does not make printing even enjoyable! To me the whole purpose of buying a quality home printer is to print ALOT! If I bought the R3000 or 3880 my first course of action would be to sell the new cartridges and use those funds to purchase a high quality 3rd party system. From then on the cost of ink is hardly worth fretting over.

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