Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




22493 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

# 68709 26-Sep-2010 21:58
Send private message

Cant believe the price of them to buy, so I am guessing that somewhere someone is making compatible or refill ones for a sane price, not found any yet.




Richard rich.ms

Create new topic
1163 posts

Uber Geek


  # 384694 26-Sep-2010 22:35

richms: Cant believe the price of them to buy, so I am guessing that somewhere someone is making compatible or refill ones for a sane price, not found any yet.


I got my machine for $15 after rebate, which had a full tape in it. I suspect they are like inkjets where you get an almost free unit, and they make their money on selling you the tapes for a huge fee. They aren't chipped, so I guess that clones could be made for them.

2768 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 384696 26-Sep-2010 22:52
Send private message

Got one too... Sitting im cupboard and hasn't been used much, due to the cost of tapes.




Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool


 
 
 
 




22493 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 384698 26-Sep-2010 23:08
Send private message

I got mine with flybuys because it was all I could get with the expiring points that I actually would have a use for....

Someone on trademe has tapes for $21 each for 8 meters, but thats still too much IMO. Was hoping that there was some china/HK deal extreme equivalent with them for the $4-5 that they should be.




Richard rich.ms

2856 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 384757 27-Sep-2010 09:28
Send private message

We bought a bunch for $5 from kmart a while ago on clearance. Didn't realise it was such a score. Would have got more if I had realised.




My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51


Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35


Amazon Studios announces New Zealand as location for its upcoming series based on The Lord of the Rings
Posted 18-Sep-2019 17:24


The Warehouse chooses Elasticsearch service
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:55


Voyager upgrades core network to 100Gbit
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:52


Streaming service Acorn TV launches in New Zealand with selection with British shows
Posted 18-Sep-2019 08:55



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.