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02-08-2009 03:03 PM
02-08-2009 10:06 PM
If their printers only worked with HP paper, or memory card and cameras manufactured by HP, or can only be installed on HP desktops and laptops, then THAT is monopolistic. Using HP ink that complies with the technology that the printer works on is hardly monopolistic. Just because you cannot afford their cartridges, dont point a finger at it. they manufactured the printer. so they can decide if it should work with their cartridges or not.
10-29-2011 02:55 PM
OK, so, when I purchase and drive a Toyota I can only purchase Shell gasoline exclusively for that specific vehicle? Or, if I reside in Los Angeles I can only purchase groceries from Safeway? Or, when I travel to Denver I can only fly Delta? As we, as a nation, continue to increasingly develop and implement more laws, codes, rules and regulations to enforce upon and control ourselves, we knowingly and unknowingly create the equal and opposite effect to our collective loss of independent decision and individual choice. The notion for HP to require consumers to purchase hp products exclusive to hp machines is a direct example of corporate design to control consumer decision and choice thus supporting the larger danger of corporate expectation toward generic consumer acceptance. Once we as consumers purchase an HP machine, who actually owns that machine? If I invested my dollars to purchase an hp copier, do I not own and subsequently control that machine? When I purchase a Ford automobile, do I not have the consumer option to use AC Delco parts or aftermarket parts to service that vehicle? HP must relenquish ownership and subsequent control of their machines at POS to the new owner and consumer.