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Kyle D Jackson

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HP 70 / 73 ink / head supply shortage? Discontinued?
« on: July 29, 2022, 12:13:11 pm »

Hi everyone, a couple weeks ago I ordered a new set of heads and 1 ink cartridge for a Z3200, and my usual local HP supplier (in Canada) is backordered for like a month. I've never encountered this before and items usually ship immediately.

Anybody else having trouble getting supplies for older Z series printers? I'm wondering if HP has discontinued the 70 / 73 consumables and stock is running out. The HP Canada store shows a mix of "ready to ship" and "ships in 1-2 weeks", but the HP USA store has lots of "low stock" and "hurry, last few remaining".

Thanks!
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Re: HP 70 / 73 ink / head supply shortage? Discontinued?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2022, 07:38:01 am »

All instantly available in The Netherlands says my supplier's website.


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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2022, 12:51:25 pm »


Maybe I need to move there, I hear it's a friendly place for cyclists  :) Wonder how much a plane ticket is for a pair of Z printers  ;D
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Re: HP 70 / 73 ink / head supply shortage? Discontinued?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2022, 05:00:47 pm »

Maybe I need to move there, I hear it's a friendly place for cyclists  :) Wonder how much a plane ticket is for a pair of Z printers  ;D

Today the Tour Femmes has ended; all the coloured jerseys went to dutch cyclists... amazing! must be that we have a habbit of cycling...
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Re: HP 70 / 73 ink / head supply shortage? Discontinued?
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2022, 11:49:51 am »

Hi,
I'm using an HP Z3200ps photo, in Canada/Ontario
Yes HP Canada is certainly not on top of their game.
Try;  amazon.ca  and cbw.ca who are out of Montreal
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2022, 10:40:29 am »

@kers haha yes that's definitely true! I follow DC Rainmaker regularly and am very envious of his cycling world there!

@Larry451 thanks! I might check those out. My regular supplier for HP supplies (incl paper rolls) for years has been Printers Plus (both local and online), and have generally had the best price and availability whenever I checked around. So this backorder / shortage seems to be something new. Really getting nervous that this might be the end of HP 70 / 73 product line, but hopefully it's only the usual pandemic supply chain troubles.
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Re: HP 70 / 73 ink / head supply shortage? Discontinued?
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2022, 11:35:43 am »

There is a law in the US that requires a corporation to offer consumables on printers for a certain period of time. Though there is no law about cranking up the price of the inks. When I started my ink cost was $67.00 US and now they are retail $ 100.00 a 130 ml cart. But I donít pay quite that much.

I know with the Canon inks and heads they had a list of the end dates for all their printers. They donít however have to supply parts after a period of time. I know I could buy Canon inks and heads for the 8300 but all main boards were sold out and they would not work on them even though consumables were ( and still are ) available.

Hp must have an end time list like this, though I havenít found it. Might call them.

All these have chips in them, probably coming from Taiwan and there are shortages all over the place AND HPs priority of course would be supplying their new printers.

John


@kers haha yes that's definitely true! I follow DC Rainmaker regularly and am very envious of his cycling world there!

@Larry451 thanks! I might check those out. My regular supplier for HP supplies (incl paper rolls) for years has been Printers Plus (both local and online), and have generally had the best price and availability whenever I checked around. So this backorder / shortage seems to be something new. Really getting nervous that this might be the end of HP 70 / 73 product line, but hopefully it's only the usual pandemic supply chain troubles.
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2022, 11:09:02 am »

Now over a month since I ordered these supplies and so far I've received only 2 of 7 items. Still waiting, no clear arrival date from supplier. Still hoping it's just a supply chain issue.
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