HP PSC 1610 All-in-One

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Qoxiivi, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. Qoxiivi macrumors regular

    Qoxiivi

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    How annoying is this? I got my new iMac a few days ago along with a bunch of other items - one of which is a printer (subject of thread). Upon unpacking aforementioned printer, I discovered all the components accounted for apart from what connects the f**king thing to a computer - a specific type of USB cable. Upon looking at the itinerary of what was included in the box I noticed an asterisk next to the picture of said cable:

    *purchased separately

    How nobby is that? I did, by chance, happen to have one of these cables - but only after hunting around and finding that it was the same type which connects my mum's PC to the broadband modem. :mad:

    I'm very happy with the printer itself, I just think that's awful though; giving you everything apart from one measly cable which is essential printer's function.

    Should I complain or is kind of thing accepted practice nowadays?

    Qoxiivi
     
  2. Atlasland macrumors 6502

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    Its actually accepted pratice nowadays. Don't ask me why... maybe they think most people have such USB cables lying around, maybe its just a way to extract more money from the consumer.

    Anyway, I wouldn't bother complaining unless the listing did not make it clear that the cable needed to be bought separately.
     
  3. sreedy macrumors 6502a

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    This happened to my dad and he got me down to set-up his printer and when he brought out the box I said "have you got the cable" and he said "there will be one in the box, won't there?".

    He was quite annoyed when I explained and I found it surprising that the guy in the electrical store didn't mention it to him when he got it; especially when they normally try and sell you stuff you don't need/already have!

    It's the accepted norm these days, I've noticed that with some on-line retailers adding the cable costs less than £1.....
     
  4. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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    This is way the make the money back on cheap printers the sell the USB cable for $25. Unfortunatly it seems to be becoming an acceptable practice.
     
  5. Qoxiivi thread starter macrumors regular

    Qoxiivi

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    Well, I think it stinks and am going to complain anyway; strike a blow for the common man and all that...
     
  6. cgingrich macrumors regular

    cgingrich

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    Acceptable indeed, I got the same printer as you with my new powerbook. I didn't even bother seeing if it came with a USB cable, I just went out and bought one before the printer arrived. Seems like most printers are not including USB cables nowadays
     

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