Hewlett-Packard and Epson have dropped prices on inkjet printers, spurring what might be called a "mini price war".
Hewlett-Packard has lowered its printer prices by 12 to 28 per cent for its DeskJet range. "We're offering our customers the best value for money in the inkjet printer market," said Paul Fisher, market development manager for peripherals at HP.
HP's new prices are: DeskJet 400, $377 (down 12 per cent); DeskJet 600, $438 (down 28 per cent); and DeskJet 600C (and DeskWriter 660C), $654 (down 24 per cent).
Hot on the heels of HP, Epson announced price reductions of its own, effective immediately. The new prices currently only affect the Stylus 820 range. The Stylus 820 now costs $379 (down 5 per cent); Stylus Colour IIs, $499 (down 9 per cent); Colour upgrade kit, $119 (down 30 per cent); and the Stylus Pro, $1,329 (down 14 per cent).