Hewlett Packard has just affirmed that it’s coping with scarcity of replacement black toner cartridges for its low-end black and white LaserJet P1102W and LaserJet M1212 printers.
Over the past several months, HP partners have been struggling to acquire HP CE285A toner cartridges through distribution. Sources from a number of major suppliers explained that the CE285A toner cartridge continues to be either backordered or available in extremely limited amounts.
HP credited the CE285A shortage to the incredible demand the company has been experiencing for the LaserJet P1102W as well as the LaserJet M1212 and explained it is attempting to recover inventory.
The CE285A black toner to fill up consumables orders has been unavailable through distribution since October 2010, and he’s been given no indication of when it’s going to become readily available.
Oddly enough, the CE285A is listed as in stock through online stores such as Staples.com, Officedepot.com and Amazon.com, all of these sell it for $67.99. Prior to the general shortage he was forking out between $54 and $56 for the CE285A through distribution. It really appears to be unusual that no distributor can get them although the office supply houses can,
As a consequence of the toner shortage, shoppers have discovered it cheaper to purchase new laser printers and use the toner cartridges that’s sold together with them. In addition, InkCloners.com has remanufactured compatible brands available.