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13.07.2012 | 紅橙紫黑

[Volume 7 Issue 7, #1474]
marketing其中一個策略, 就係先要顧客上吊, 然後慢慢由佢哋身上where銀.. 列印機係最好例子, 一部列印機平到二百蚊有找, 個個都有能力擁有, 但係之後嘅墨水就鬼咁喇利!! 而我就因為唔捨得俾咁多錢買過盒新嘅墨水, 就一於DIY, 買散賣墨水返嚟自己入.. 點不知當我入緊紅色墨水時, 突然間瀉晒出嚟, 仲衰樣到流入藍色同黃色入面!! 本來紅黃藍, 家陣變咗紅橙紫, 死晒啦!! @#$%^& 結果咪又係需要再去多商場一次, 買過盒新嘅墨水囉, 嘥氣~~ @_@"
one of the marketing strategies is to "lock-down" your customer, get them buy your products and then slowly earn from the after-sales.. printer is a good example, a printer can be as cheap as RM200 now and almost everyone can afford, but what they are going to earn is the expensive ink cartridges.. because i do not want to pay more to buy a brand new cartridge, i decided to go DIY, get the loose ink and refill them myself.. never have i expected when i was filling the red ink, it overflown and worse, it went into the blue and yellow hole.. now instead of red and blue and yellow, i have red and purple and orange, can't use anymore!! @#$%^& in the end, i still have to make another trip to buy a new cartridge, back to square one~~ @_@"
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  1. Goooodd Morning, SK, everyone! Another Friday again!

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    1. Good morning, Happy and meow~~

      Good morning, everyone!

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    2. HAPPY FRIDAYS .. GIRLS & MEOW....

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    3. good morning guys... missed yah!

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  2. SK,
    You think they don't know got customer like ou who will try DIY ah? LOL

    But aiyoh, kesian....

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    1. SK

      Nevermind la...color different abit can use to print cards for your commenters that is not in top 3 la...hint hint LOL

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    2. Meow,
      Yes! That's a cool idea. ;p

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    3. Small Kucing, you're so cute!!

      I wanted to address you as SK but takut nanti SK (the talented cardmaker) thinks I'm talking about him pulak.

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    4. I'm very dummy to these hardware stuffs.... I don't think I would dare to DIY my color cartridge.

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    5. By the way, I don't own any printer :p

      Tumpang use the office one, kekeke!

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    6. Yvonne,
      I also fully utilise company hardware. Sssshhhh don't tell my boss. kekeke

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    7. I also don't have printer. Save ink and save paper. Go green.

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    8. HS...as Cat or meow will do la :)

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    9. Lina, Yvonne

      I sokong i sokong

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  3. So very true. However, reputable companies adhere to original cartridges for three main reasons.

    1. Ethics.
    2. Printer company honors service contract when originals are used. This amounts to something when we are talking about hundreds of printers in the facility.
    3. Printer stays good for a longer period.

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  4. Morning everyone!

    I kutuk SK first then wish you all a happy Friday morning! Muahaha!!!

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    1. Wakakaa Happy Friday 13th to you ....hmmm dapat point or not ah coz i got mention the word 13th...and SK post published on 13Th....kiasu pasal point

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    2. oooo like that I also want to mention. kakaka

      Happy Friday the 13th everyone. :)

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    3. See, SK, you're making everyone so kiasu! haha......

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    4. Good morning, gadis and rich man! Happy Friday the 13th~

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    5. Morning everyone, ladies and gentlemen.

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    6. of course kena kiasu coz now second half of the year. second half chart coming uo in 5 months time

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    7. After SK's post about the results, everyone kan cheong and become kiasu spam him like no tomorrow. Myself included! Muahaha!!!

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    8. lol .. make me also so kan cheong..
      i c now the meow meow also improve to use smart phone.. to spam at all time..

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    9. liddat, I also need to get smartphone worrr... I don't have one yet. I'm so outdated. ;p

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    10. Lina, faster got and get a smartphone. You can even spam during your morning run~

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    11. lazy to login pc ma. but PC spam is much faster

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    12. smart phone spam very super slow...sometimes it wont load... :(

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    1. Unhappy Friday 13th for me, HS

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    2. What happened to you, Meow?

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    3. water cut lo...not enough sleep lo...grumpy cat

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    4. Small Kucing, did you pay your water bill, or not? haha.. Kidding, of course!

      Has water rationing started in your area? Or are they cleaning out your water tank due to some eyeball found in a teacup or something?

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    5. LOL....got paid thougfh always delayed paying kekekeke

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    6. I tot meow meow dont take bathe.. then only drink milk?

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    7. Yalor, meow meow jilat-jilat only, clean already. hehe

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    8. actually how. meow meow is the cleaniest creature.. is it?
      lol.

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    9. And dogs are the filthiest! *Sorry, dog-lovers out there*

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    10. Yes terday morning memang no take bath la coz tarak water.....thank god water come back yesterday evenig though i get free TEH O water from SYABAS

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  6. Sobs sobs....I am singing The Lazyu Song from Bruno Marz....bad friday for me....NO WATERRRR....sobs

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    1. Aiyo! So terible. So water cut for how many days?

      You got stocked water enough for the weekend, I hope?

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    2. I just FB Puspel...luckily it's just a burst pipe. Said 12pm recovery by stages...i think by tonight got water la...

      Muhahaha...got excuse not to cook .....

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    3. Small Kucing, okay, cancel my presumption in the comment above. Read it?

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    4. Our country is surrounded by water and yet we have water cut / low pressure affecting here and there.

      How contradicting!!

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    5. HS LOL....water bill paid already...hmmm i wonder electric bill paid or not....have to go check ...memory loss always

      Yvonne- ya lor...some more can sell water to singapore

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    6. so far my water bill is RM0.
      no need to pay a single cents...
      so far in PJ ok .. now water cut ..
      opps touch wood..

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    7. SP,
      why your water bill 0 one?

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    8. lina cause I use less water and the selangor pay for the water.. ngek ngek...

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    9. Lucky people who loves in bungalow.

      Me still have to pay water bill because bulk meter under JMB. I also live in Selangor. I also want free water (on top of free electricity) UUwwwaaa!!!

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    10. It's so unfair that Selangor got free water bill.... We Perakians actually can have that too... if the opposites stay on, mana tau they kena overtaken :(

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  7. Ya me dummy too pasal ink.I saw printers so cheap then baru found out the ink so expensive

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    1. I always check one since I know the prices of ink cartridges for the office. Kerja in accounts mah. ;p

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    2. Office use a lot of ink la but mine one is home use. Aiyo...me auntie mana terfikir of ink price. I thought cheap LOL. Mana tau expensive till can buy half a new printer

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    3. I now ink catridge is really expensive.. and I don't have a printer in my house..

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    4. SP, you are billionaire, you can 10 printers, if you want.

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    5. unless I want to print money..
      then I need to have 100 sets... lol

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    6. Now SP is hinting..... he actually print cash from his home!! No wonder he's BILLIONAIRE!

      Gals, let's serbu his house... he lives in SS2 area one.

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    7. Yvonne but her havent clarify if he printing what money wor...later he print monopoly money leh

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  8. But then i think there are some company that sell in refill cheap punya right?

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  9. Good morning HS, Petai Fairy and Miao Miao Cat....!!! I am so happy today is Friday. The feeling is nice and very light.

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    1. Petai fairy???

      I can "see" you floating as light as a feather, TM LOL

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    2. happy morning annay TM..
      me too.. I am very happy this morning..
      hopefully nothin happen and spoilt my day..

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    3. Good morning, granny TM~

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    4. Waaahhh!!! Got granny greetings some more! So long no one addressed me as Granny!... :)

      (Pat Yvonne's head...)

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    5. TM is a very humourous and sensible granny, I like granny like hime.

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    6. lol . last time when i was young.. my granma like to talk a lot of good stories..
      So annay when want to makan mamak .. can listen to granma stories?

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    7. I also want to listen to long winded grandma's stories. Ghost story, along story and onsen story.

      Eh, granny TM, where's your promised Japan posts??? Don't stop halfway, keep it coming!

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    8. ya lo..TM long time havent update blog jor

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  10. Die...lupa what is the name of the ink refill company. At Tropicana City mall got...logo green punya...bring there and refill

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  11. I think the printer ink refill was less than rm10. Not bad la.

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    1. I don't buy printer cartridge or refill. Tadak printer at home. kekeke

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    2. Lucky you...company sponsor. My company last time, tarak internet for employee. All blocked. Then canot simply bring "batang" to office to cucuk. Later kena virus habis kena goreng sotong

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    3. LOL "company sponsor" ah?

      Shouldn't misuse company's things for personal use, but since everybody also is doing it, I follow lor...

      I got one Sr Manager who photostat her daughter's workbook using company photostat machine.

      And don't talk about those still studying part time. Habis everything also use company stationeries!

      No wonder I always need to order a LOT of A4 paper for my department. @.@

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    4. aiyo.. Sr Manager still doing that?
      no kena warning letter meh?
      if kena caught sure very embarassed...
      the most I will most I will print my IC...

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    5. I lagi teruk...being GM and use the printer to print out all my wife's final university assignments to bind into a book... Phiak my head! I think I will issue myself a warning letter!

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    6. wah .. now I know ..
      GM Mr Annay TM.
      fulamak... boss ada Kang Tao Ka?

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    7. SP. you just print IC nia! I print recipe, song lyric, exam paper, colouring paper, hair style, McD coupon and IC only.

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    8. Luckily my boss isn't here. I know he won't blog one. Amitoufo.

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    9. Pecah rahsia! TM also KAYA what! GM owh.

      But this GM tak boleh pakai, misuse company's properties. ;p

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    10. Hahaha... I like this GM la, he misuse, I as peanut also can misuse !

      Lead by example, nyekekekeke!

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    11. I no print my children's workbook, using company printer (yet). But I always printout recipes :p

      My weekend project mah~~~

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  12. Ink may not be branded but mine is notfor heavy duty use, so should be okay la...occassionall use to print those KFC/McD or what ever vouchers

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    1. All those also I print at office.

      Including all my race entry confirmation letter. Save MY money. kikiki

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  13. Speaking of that...I really geram at those company. WHat for want us to print vouchers. Wanna kasi free burger kasi aje la...waste paper and waste our printer ink

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    1. Yalor... then those yang cannot print at home or at work, cannot enjoy lah??? Right?

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    2. Yalor.... better still straight away give the offer to its customers.

      Maybe they still wanna earn from those customers who don't have the coupons, geez!

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  14. Does anyone have any idea how to prolong or prevent the ink from drying? I seldom use printer...sometimes found the ink dried up :(

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    1. Prevention method no 1. : always use the printer. That way, ink will not dry because it will run out first! wakakaka

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    2. dab the printer on a warm cloth.

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    3. Dab on a warm cloth? Not store the ink in the fridge, ka?

      I keep all my nail polish bottles in the fridge to prevent them from thickening... same concept, no??

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    4. how to fit the whole printer into the fridge LOL...

      anyway, sbb nothing to print la baru dry up..i print once in a month like that punya

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  15. Friday 13th? Freddy Kruger will stand outside your window tonight! Horrors!! Waaaaaaa! Mak tolong!

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    1. Wei...Freddy Kruger out dated la....now is all those sexy vampire la LOL

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    2. Friday 13th movie where got vampire one? Maybe I missed the latest one dei.....

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    3. Friday the 13th..
      hmmm ... hopefully everything is ok for me...

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  16. I agree that printers are soooooo cheap just to attract buyers! Just like cares selling cheap food but the drinks are ridiculously priced. I saw one cafe sold fried rice at RM7.90 and the diluted fruit juice priced RM7.50. Think about it? I called iced water la!

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    1. What!? I rather order 2 fried rice and drink from my tumbler! Kakakak! The price is slashing our throat.

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    2. then maybe we should jump on the bandwagon. Open makan shop and sell expensive food. Just put it as "CAFE" sure ppl will come...kasi free internet. They can come and comment in SK blog MUahahahaha

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    3. yup i agree .. the hardware is cheap but the consumeable parts is expensive . ...

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  17. Ya...that's their marketing strategy. Otherwise you may opt for other brands of printers mah!!! Re, Twilight Man's comment, I know - Secret Recipe's like that...and with the extra RM1 that they charge here for their drinks, they're more expensive than their cakes. Not going to last very long, I think...always see the place, so empty.

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    1. You know what?? So many Secret Recipes closed shop here already! Their greediness has killed them for expanding too fast and slaughtering people after just winning 1 Best Cheese Cake award..

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    2. We have secret recipes in my place too. I never go there one, albeit I like their cakes.

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    3. Eh SR is RM1 for drink meh...naik harga liao? 6 mths ago was 50sen a glass of plain water

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    4. coz they are too greedy and franchising is not good...
      make the quality of food drop..

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    5. Malaysian business always like that...

      One shop open, sell very good quality food then a lot of people come. Then, after a while, the owners become greedy and want more profit. Quality drop. Price go up. Then employ foreign workers who barely understand Malay and English. Always got blur staff. How to survive?

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    6. Yeah everyone open cafe, they dream can franchise. Every one open company, they dream wanna get listed on KLSE! Haiks!

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    7. I am more simple minded..
      If I ever get retrench ..
      I will open a siu yuk stall and you all must come and support me..
      open from morning till lunch.. lol

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    8. Hahaha, simple minded is definitely SP's style.

      Don't only sell siu yuk, must sell siu yuk rice + herb soup + siu kai. More varieties, can attract more customers.

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    9. If I ever get retrenched.... I'll be a happy housewife :D

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  18. Our office got scared with the ink bills that ran to RM1000+++ monthly on inks for 3 printers which run like snails and got clogged often. So we upgraded to just 1 Digital laser printer and the services plus ink is half the price! Some more fast like Lina Gonzale running!!.... Kakakaka

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    1. I'm upgrading one printer to a new Laserjet printer soon! Dunno how much the cartridge would be, but the current one I'm using cost RM380.

      p.s. If your printer printer like my running, it's not fast at all lah! LOL

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    2. Eeee! Gadis Petai run so slow meh?

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    3. Ever see me in top placing during a run? No right? Means slow ler... xD

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  19. 呢啲咪叫做偷雞唔到蝕渣米囖!

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  20. shocks thats a total mess haha

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    1. i think its tough to get customers to buy such products

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    2. have a great day sk

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  21. SK, you know you can actually BUY a refill ink right? U don't fill them yourself but buy a refill ink. That will be so much better when you refill yourself, you are not able to release the pressure inside the cartridge but these ink ppl can. So.. just my 2 cents worth lah coz I buy these all the time :D

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  22. hooray, finally i'm back... gosh it has been awhile LOL

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    1. alamk...you are back...habis la....gonnna have to work harder to beat you spamming SK blog LOL

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    2. Meow.... yalor. we must work harder now. hahaha

      BTW, haven't seen Lawrence for a bit now, right?

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    3. hahahaha.. so spam and spam more..

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  23. I decided to take some rest first because I had to take several anti-rabies shots.. so I decided not to stress myself first.. and now since I feel so fine, i can now spam your blogs again muwahahaha

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    1. Errrr... why you need to take anti-rabies shots? @.@

      Hope you are OK!

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    2. yup... got bitten by our dog :(

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    3. goodness..must be scary and painful.

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    4. Blue, your dog bite you? Why? It doesn't recognize its owner or it was just playing and unintentionally bite you?

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    5. Several anti-rabies? Not only one shot?? Oh dear~

      I'm scared of needles....

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  24. oh you can do that? I thought you have to replace the cartridge every after use.. though there are some available inks now that is refillable ... not sure with the brand though

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  25. LOL, now that reminds me after I try fixing my mobile phone haha...

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  26. remember what happened to my phone before? I drop it in a water, and then I disassembled it hoping that I could fix it myself but in the end, I messed it up and made it worse so I have to buy a brand new one instead... sigh

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    1. LOL...my hubby one masuk washing machoine...dry liao still can switch it on byut the thing inside kaput

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    2. Aiyoh! Why you all like to wash your handphones one! LOL

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    3. kena anak sabotage mah, Lina. Passport pun masuk washing machine washed. habis . make police report police gelak

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  27. but at least, i saw what's inside the mobile phone LOL... anyway, lemme check back your previous posts

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    1. bluedreamer, Im still waiting for yr address..I want to send u an European postcard.

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    2. oh ... i will send it right away haha so sorry

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  28. My company wants to save $$ to refill ink, hence the management decided to use ciplak / pirated ink. So stingy, like me :p

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    1. Everyone complains their printout is like sh*t, cannot present the report to big boss, paper kena stuck in the printer and blah, blah, blah....

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    2. adei....that one must be super chiplak ink. I went to the refill center can refill less than rm10 and print ok

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    3. print black and white le..

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    4. Last time my company also so kedekut. Advise is to order the refill ones.

      But nowadays, I always order the HP original! ;p

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  29. Eventually they decided to use authentic one and all problems solved.

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  30. Pirated stuffs are never good. I'm not going to watch great-effect movie on pirated DVD - sound no good, picture is blur and sometimes it goes on 'snooze' mode.

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    1. But I still watch movies on pirated DVDs, kekeke!

      Normally catch up some old 18-rated movies because I can't watch in the cinema with the kids tagging along.

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    2. Last time pirated DVD / CD was still ok but now really like poo. cant watch at all

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    3. Long time never get any pirate DVD.

      Nowadays, pirate movies/dramas in form of download. kekeke

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    4. those days pirated ones were still considered good..

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    5. Pss pss download from where ah

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  31. SK, you throw away your DIY red and purple and orange. Very wasted.

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  32. TM has one good suggestion, print postcards or cards for sales, then money gives to charity.

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  33. I remember that I bought a printer come with scanner and fax...at the PC fair..
    price also cheap..

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    1. I wanna go PC fair.... wanna try and find a new notebook...

      Faster one so I can spam SK more. LOL

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    2. I have one..the lexmark

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    3. Lina, get one smartphone la~ Easier :D :D

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  34. but then the thing got spoilt .. then after that I never buy a printer again

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    1. I seldom buy anything from PC fairs.. I'm no good at mass events, as my eyes will go blur and brain freezes.

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  35. Actually I have not buy any printer catridge. Normally I jsut print from office.. but I dont have much personal things to print..
    go paperless...

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    1. SP, you don't have many personal things to print, wait till you have kids, then you will start printing a lot of personal things. Hehehe!

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    2. I remember my son asked to print color stuff for him..ink finished very fast.

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  36. In my company we are using the Toshiba photomachine cum, printer & fax as well.. so far everything is good..

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    1. but you got backup for the machine or not.

      One time that machine decided to go kaput, habis you owh! ;p

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    2. Ours is RICOH....colour okay nia but ales service very good.

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  37. last time there is no ppl set up the restriction on the colour printer .. and everyone just print colour and when the bill come it was like more than 3k..

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    1. Here also got like that at one department. Print everything colour like crazy, printing bill shot up. But cannot marah since anak boss.

      Here manyak anak boss. Susah wooohhh...

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    2. I 'feed' my accountant well so he wont question me for printing so much and use my company mobile overseas. Kekekeke!

      We got too many bosses here and 1 is a politician too! I am really their servant.

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  38. then after that the boss set only can black and white .. color only can be print by Department Head..

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    1. I can use colour printer (special privilege) hehehe

      sometimes, people will kacau and bodek me (esp those from other departments) when they want to print personal things.

      I will do (since it's not my money. heeee) but only to those I like. Cannot be so "generous" to everyone!

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    2. wah so many ppl will bodek you...
      happy le you...

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    3. Same here, we are allowed to print black and white only. Colour printer is only for certain users.

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    4. color ink is very expensive.

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  39. but i remember when I was young I saw my friend buy those color catridge.. and inject it by himself .. but then the catrige bocor and make a big mess..

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    1. SK is not leaking, SK one is overflowing. I mean the ink, don't think wrongly.

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    2. SK wanted to save cost, but the overflow ink caused me to waste more money. Pity him.

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    3. it's easier with black ink than color inks.

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  40. Good afternoon, everyone!

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  41. Just a short break..btw, I prefer to buy the cartridge.

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  42. Have a nice day..Will come back tonight!

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  43. wah wenn you really dont want to waste any time to spam...

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    1. sorry no time to do so..

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    2. anyway, I will try my best!

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  44. I hate refill printer ink too, always make my hand dirty so now I will wear glove when I do that lol

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  45. LOL ! U must have the patience to do the refill.

    I tried the refill too.....pump in little by little. Not really user friendly. At the end, i choose to buy new ones too.....but company use la. haha

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  46. That's all for tonight, tomorrow weekly chart again. Kan cheong!

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  47. I only use original cartridge for my canon printer but lately the black ink couldn't work anymore.

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  48. But for my other canon printer, I use the refill for black only.

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  49. I have tried refill for color inks. It won't work too.

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  50. We kind of avoid refills, refurbished we for more but here too it's not so common so we end up buying original which costs at least $30 per cartridge... what a steal right?

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