OK..so I bought a stack of stuff at the Apple store for Xmas, and almost as an afterthought, I asked about printers.. "Yes, we have a nice HP for $99.." So I bought it. Ive been VERY happy with it Steve.. But today, I go to the same Apple Store (nevermind that all apple stores are so wildly out of my way) to get some cartridges that I need for the kids birthday cards. Ok...printers are not shown for sale in a computer store, thats screwup #1 Steve, and having to socially "compete" with other shoppers for sales staff attention for cartridges that are as missing as the printers that you _do_ sell are, I find out some way stupid news. "We sell HP and Cannon printers, but as a company, we only stock Cannon cartridges. You can get them at Walgreens however...heres the address..." Steve...WTF? Did your sales associate, in your COMPUTER store, just send me to bloody Walgreens for a _ink cartridge_ for a printer that you sell today? Thats like Walgreens sending shoppers to your store for a hemorrhoid ointment, isnt it? Oh yes, it seems I can order these online, but thats pretty weak Steve. The cartridge that I order online tonight, wont see me until next week. Kid's birthday wont go on hold for Apple's consumer marketing department to figure out how to sell printer supplies, for a printer _in stock_ in every Apple store, but not displayed ? Steve..theres gotta be an easy 60% markup on ink cartridges, especially if they come from the apple store, because its elite. Also..it draws in people who -own- apple products to buy more stuff for the iphone 3G because you cant use original Iphone gear to charge the danged things..the additional profit draw from ink cartridges is pretty fat Steve. Geesh. So..lets go over this. I can go to the apple store to buy an Apple computer, I suppose. But after my major purchases, what exactly do I need the apple store for anymore Steve? Whats to draw me back? The accessory selection for phones/etc is pretty weak, theres no longer any reason for me to visit your profit engine for ink cartridges I guess.. What is _in_ the apple store that I, or anyone else really needs after the initial hardware purchase _if_ we go out of our way to get it in your store..since youre doing such a knockup job of making sure that other retailers sell the same things at the same price? If you dont wanna sell HP ink, stop selling HP printers, thats just stupid.