[QUOTE=alan1476;2781118]This may be good for the short term but long term its going to bite people in the butt, Printer prices will rise and the people who still prefer to use 3d party ink, will wind up with a mess. So instead of buying an 80 dollar printer you will spend 200 or more on a printer and ruin it with 3 party ink and have no warrantee. Short sighted.[/QUOTE]
It sounds more like they’ve made this decision, knowing the risks and accepting them. Considering many of these people did spend $200 or more on their printers, both in the early days and now, and they have accepted the loss of a warranty. They’ll replace the printer or repair it as necessary.
And the rest of the public goes unaffected, buying genuine cartridges as they always have.