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# 68709 26-Sep-2010 21:58
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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.


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  # 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.

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  # 384696 26-Sep-2010 22:52
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Got one too... Sitting im cupboard and hasn't been used much, due to the cost of tapes.

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  # 384698 26-Sep-2010 23:08
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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.


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  # 384757 27-Sep-2010 09:28
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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.

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