Warehouse club stores offer great deals on certain products, especially if you buy in bulk, but do warehouse club stores offer true savings when it comes to ink cartridges for your printer?
Inkjet users have a different experience than laser printer lovers. Options abound if you own an inkjet printer.
Inkjet cartridges can be bought at a variety of brick-and-mortar locations, you can run into any large supermarket and find inkjet refills. This is where a trip to a wholesale club can turn up a few off-the-shelf bargains.
Sam’s Club had the biggest and broadest selection of inks. Both Costco and BJ’s had similarly stocked racks, with the bulk of the space devoted to HP ink cartridges.
HP was by far the most well-stocked ink, carried by all three warehouse clubs. All three also carried products by Epson and Canon.
BJ's had a slight edge over Costco in terms of products, but neither came close to Sam’s Club in terms of variety and selection.
The Ink Shootout
|Ink Cartridge||Toner Buzz||BJs||CostCo||Sam’s Club|
|HP63XL - Black + Color||84.99||83.99||83.98||83.98|
|HP 910XL 2-pack - Black||75.99||75.98||75.98|
|HP 910XL - Tri-Color||64.99||64.98||64.98|
|HP 952XL - Tri-Color||109.99||107.98||107.98|
|HP 61XL - Black + Color||75.00||87.99||87.98|
|HP 951XL - Tri-Color||99.99||99.98||99.98|
|HP 952XL 2-pack - Black||92.99||92.98||92.98|
|HP 902XL - Tri-Color||72.99||72.98||72.98|
|HP 902XL 2-pack - Black||81.99||81.98||81.98|
|HP 62XL 2-pack - Black||81.99||81.98|
|HP 63XL 2-pack - Black||82.99||81.98||82.98|
|HP 61XL 2-pack - Black||85.99||85.98|
|HP 962XL - Tri-Color||93.99||98.98||98.98|
|HP 962XL 2-pack - Black||80.99||83.98||83.98|
|HP 62XL - Black + Color||81.00||83.99||83.98||83.98|
|HP 64XL 2-pack - Black||81.98||81.98|
|HP 64XL - Black + Color||86.99||86.98||86.98|
|HP 65XL - Black + Color||66.99||66.98|
|HP 67XL 2-pack - Black||47.99||
|HP 564XL - Black + Color||91.54||91.98|
|Epson T200 - Black + Color||44.99||44.98|
|Epson 702 - Black + Color||78.38||70.98|
|Epson T220 - Black + Color||49.54||44.99||44.67|
|Epson T822 - Black + Color||71.26||65.48|
|Epson 127XL 2-pack - Black||56.98|
|Epson T212 - Black + Color||52.98|
|Epson T124520 - Tri-Color||37.62||27.39|
|Epson 69 - Black||23.78||19.49|
|Epson EcoTank 502 - Black + Color||49.99||49.98|
Epson T252 XL - Tri-Color
|Epson T802 - Tri-Color||93.34||99.99|
|Canon PGI 250 - Black + Color||71.60||63.98|
|Canon CL-41 - Tri-Color||40.35||30.98|
|Canon PG-220 & CL-221 - Black + Color||71.60||68.99|
|Brother LC51 - Black||32.00||32.97|
|Brother LC 65 2-pack - Black||52.00||50.48|
|Brother LC51 - Tri-Color||51.60||44.48|
If you own an HP inkjet printer, including the popular DeskJet, OfficeJet, or Envy All-In-One models, and you’re looking for the lowest prices on the most popular HP ink cartridges, CostCo can’t be beat. If you print on an Epson, however, BJ's is a better choice.
Both CostCo and BJ's have a limited range of OEM inks compared to Sam’s Club, which offered the biggest variety, including HP, Brother, Canon, Epson, and Kodak, as well as remanufactured and non-OEM “Sam’s Brand” ink cartridges, (which we strongly recommend NOT using).
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