11-10-2020 03:21 PM
I ordered my particular hp printer specifically because I read about the free 15 pages/month option for printing. It was perfect for me, and I do occasionally go over the initial 15, so it's not like the ink is 100% free.
Fast forward 2 months, I get an email that MY FREE PLAIN IS NO LONGER FREE. Now HP is charging a monthly subscription which makes me feel pressured to print. It is deceptive to advertise a good deal that will establish consideration for customers, and then change that deal shortly after they are locked in.
I understand that in the terms, HP reserves the right to modify the subscriptions they have. I am not saying that what they did is illegal, but it certainly lost them the business of one customer forever hereafter.
11-10-2020 03:33 PM
I actually had the same concern. How can HP do this? the feree plan is only available on the cheapest printers. THey are just nickel and diming those who can't afford it. It is actually almost impossible now to have the former free option actually be a good deal. if you print 15 pages your ink typically costs $1-$1.10 anyway. You want me to pay a subscription on the off chance that I use heavy ink for exactly 15 pages in a given month? no thank you.
11-10-2020 03:52 PM
That is interesting you point out that this is not even a good deal anymore. I thought that it was still a decent deal but was just annoyed about the implications of HP sweeping the rug out from under customers. Good to know you can't even turn a profit, and I have no reason to stay with them.
I would still really like to hear from an HP rep to know what the company feels about this. They could have had my business for life. Instead, they lost it.
Interestingly, someone on Reddit cited an ad saying that customers could get free printing (up to 15 pages) FOR THE LIFE OF THE PRINTER... Blatant lie.
11-13-2020 10:53 AM - edited 11-13-2020 11:23 AM
I'd like to help!
I understand your concern, but they are many benefits to the paid plans.
•Roll over unused pages up to TRIPLE your plan amount.
•You can be rewarded for referring your friends to Instant Ink via the Refer-a-Friend Program
•You have more flexibility to upgrade and downgrade
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11-17-2020 02:12 PM
I'm sorry, but it seems you are trying to sell me on features that do not respond to my initial concerns. Even $1/month for 15 pages makes it almost impossible to save money and it forces people to print. Customers printing 15 pages/month clearly don't have the money that customers printing 100 pages a month do, but these are the customers you refuse to cut a deal. Not cool. Especially given your advertisement "free printing for the lifetime of your printer"...
11-17-2020 02:45 PM
I was gonna buy a printer and hp was my top choice because of this plan. Obviously Im not going forward now. Cannon is the way to go. I got lucky and feel bad for those that hp ripped off.
Heres an article outlining the issue:
11-17-2020 03:14 PM
Thanks for the reply and the article. HP is being greedy; they know it, and that is why we are probably due for another BS response from them dodging the question.
I appreciate that HP has a place to reach out with issues, but I doubt they will do ANYTHING for us. All we can do now is boycott
11-21-2020 05:06 PM
i bought an AOI Officejet 9018 last week the box said the printer included 8 months of free ink. Not only is this printer more cheaply made than the 8600 AIO I needed to replace, but -the free ink was a $40 pre-paid credit on a monthly instant ink plan that you choose. 13 months (50 page plan)2.99/month, 8 months (100 pages) 4.99/month, 4 months (300 page plan) 9.99/month, and 2 months (700 pages) 19.99/month
Hp shows the same info here ...https://instantink.hpconnected.com/us/en/l/?jumpid=in_r11549_HPSA
Then when you install the printer you get a popup window from HP that says get 3 months of hp instant ink service risk free.
The whole thing is confusing...especially if they have already changed their policy - and they're still advertising?