Monday, December 15, 2008
Everyone loves to give generously during the Christmas Season, but in a recession economy spending too much on gifts is not wise. Christmas gifts don't have to be expensive, but more importantly meaningful. Here are a few gift ideas that will please everyone on your gift list without breaking the bank.
1. Remember "It's the thought that counts." The gifts we give need to be thoughtful and aimed at the person we are giving them to.
2. Rather than asking each person on your gift list what they most want, instead take a little extra time to think what makes each of them happy and what they enjoy.
3. Re-gift. Now-a-days this is a green idea; the key is giving the item to someone who will appreciate it. Or if you're on humorous terms with someone, give it as a white elephant and start a new family tradition.
4. Another great idea is the gift of photos; they can be of family, pets, vacations or memories. Photos are always a PRICELESS gift, and are very personal and meaningful. They are many options make them into greeting cards which you print yourself. You can print them and simply put them in a fancy envelope and write comments on the back of the photos. This is a simple gesture that will be PRICELESS to the recipients. You can purchase everything you need to print your photos at home from Priceless Inkjet Co; this can be done very reasonably with our Value Priced Options.
5. Don't use expensive gift wrap, you can use tissue paper, or simply but a bow around the gifts. You can also choose to go green and wrap the gifts in old newspapers.
Remember when giving a gift to a family member or friend it does not have to be expensive or extravagant. It's the thought that counts, the gift or photos and memories are PRICELESS.
Friday, December 12, 2008
As you know many prices continue to increase daily, which affect each of us in some way. As of January 1st, 2009 Hewlett Packard is implementing another price increase, affecting many of their products.
If you need Hewlett Packard supplies, now is the time to order and take advantage of current pricing, saving you money.
We encourage you not to wait, as demand is already increasing for the most popular products.
At Priceless Inkjet Cartridge, we strive to bring you the best products and competitive prices. Contact our sales department today, and place your order before the prices increase.
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Thursday, August 07, 2008
It’s profit Baby, it’s the bottom line!
Got it U.S. Consumer.
August 1, 2008
As of September 1, 2008, HP is increasing the list prices on all Mono and Color LaserJet Print Cartridges.
As part of HP’s normal portfolio management, the company regularly reviews pricing. In response to rising production and supply chain costs, HP is now adjusting the price of HP LaserJet toner cartridges by five (5%) percent. This price increase will affect a total of 156 products.
NOTE: The following cartridges had their prices recently increased and will be excluded from the September 1st 5% price increase: 92274A, C3903A, C4092A, C3909A, C3909X, C3906A, C3906AG, 92298A and 92298X. This price increase applies to product ordered in pallet, layer or single unit quantities, and related MAP prices.
Please contact me if you have any issues concerning your HP supplies business.
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HP Supplies, Marketing Representative
Your City and State USA
HP LaserJet print cartridges will continue to provide superior value, reliability and high-quality output. From pioneering the desktop printing industry to its new smart print supplies system, HP is committed to developing products and services that meet its customers’ needs.
Shouldn’t they share your pain?
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Printer maker Lexmark sued chipmaker SCC
Static Control Components (SCC) produced replacement microchips that enabled printer cartridge remanufacturers to refill laser toner cartridges and sell them more cheaply. Lexmark claimed that SCC circumvented Lexmark's access control technologies and infringed its copyrights by "reverse engineering" its printer toner cartridges in the course of developing its replacement chips. The copyrights in question were to Lexmark software contained on its toner cartridge chips.
Lexmark cited provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in the lawsuit. The district court ruled in Lexmark's favor, then Static Control appealed to the Sixth Circuit. EFF filed an amicus brief to the appeals court supporting Static Control.
The Sixth Circuit ruled in favor of SCC, holding that (1) some of the Lexmark software was insufficiently creative to deserve copyright protection and (2) the authentication handshake did not effectively protect the software because printer owners could directly access the software through other open interfaces.
While an important victory against the anti-competitive uses of the DMCA and digital rights management (aka "technical protection measures"), the Sixth Circuit ruling likely will not prevent companies from trying tactics similar to those used by Lexmark in the future.
In addition, Lexmark is also using patent law to restrict competition in secondary markets for refilled toner cartridges.
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Thursday, July 03, 2008
A company that is moving forward into new areas of service and customer relations.
Supplying exceptional products at competitive prices was a start for this 10 year old online retailer. Building a client base that exceeds 100,000 customers was our main goal and initiative, explained Mrs. B. Colbert. During the years we expanded our product catalog, which now reaches more than 4000 ink, toner and maintenance products for the major brand imaging devices. The industry changes almost every day with new technologies and supplies becoming available. We have built 6 successful web stores, which appeal to different consumer markets and each one utilizes specific data for Search Engines to locate our stores. Online commerce is more of a science then most people realize. Consumers demand speed, accuracy, privacy, knowledge, security and a helpful attitude from their online retailer.
It's got to be quick, reliable and cheap then I'll consider buying it! Sound familiar?
Yes, we've heard it from many of our clients and understand their needs. We are changing the focus of the company to represent increased levels of service. In the near future our simplified "re-ordering" site will be operational and allow customers to go from 10 minutes per order to less than 2 minutes with all the built-in accuracy and privacy requested. It will handle multiple department re-ordering with a focus of controlling costs and the introduction of "premium alternative products".
We will be officially introducing our "Print To Provide" (P2P) program so your cost to print will do much more.
The very first change you will notice is the company identity mark. Our new logo symbolizes the company's commitment to change. Going forward you will see it on all future confirmation messages, invoices, web pages and everywhere Priceless has a presence we will proudly display our new mark. We hope you like it as much as we do.
will become this:
Our Management is committed to change that will bring a "Priceless Relationship" to all our valuable clients.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
“All gave some... some gave all.”
Memorial Day was officially declared in 1868. It was a day to remember our civil war dead, on both sides. It began in the northern states, beginning with New York, but eventually the southern states joined in. It has evolved throughout the years to include all of our war dead from all wars.
This is a day to honor those brave men and women that made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. The “price of freedom is seldom free”. Will you find the time to go and clean up a gravesite of one of your local fallen solders at a local cemetery? Perhaps place a flag? I know I have never done this. But I know that this Memorial Day, I will. I will go to my local VFW post and find out what I can do to honor them. It’s only one day. This is not “my” holiday, to do with as I choose; this is their holiday, to honor them. Just a small way we can all observe this holiday is by following the "National Moment of Remembrance" resolution that was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans "To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of Remembrance and Respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to "Taps." When I read what the Sentinels of the Tomb of the Unknowns do each and every day, a moment of silence just doesn’t seem like enough.
Details below are from the website of the Arlington National Cemetery
The guard is changed every hour on the hour Oct. 1 to March 31 in an elaborate ritual. From April 1 through September 30, there are more than double the opportunities to view the change because another change is added on the half hour and the cemetery closing time moves from 5 to 7 p.m.
An impeccably uniformed relief commander appears on the plaza to announce the Changing of the Guard. Soon the new sentinel leaves the Quarters and unlocks the bolt of his or her M-14 rifle to signal to the relief commander to start the ceremony. The relief commander walks out to the Tomb and salutes, then faces the spectators and asks them to stand and stay silent during the ceremony.
The relief commander conducts a detailed white-glove inspection of the weapon, checking each part of the rifle once. Then, the relief commander and the relieving sentinel meet the retiring sentinel at the center of the matted path in front of the Tomb. All three salute the Unknowns who have been symbolically given the Medal of Honor. Then the relief commander orders the relieved sentinel, "Pass on your orders." The current sentinel commands, "Post and orders, remain as directed." The newly posted sentinel replies, "Orders acknowledged," and steps into position on the black mat. When the relief commander passes by, the new sentinel begins walking at a cadence of 90 steps per minute.
The Tomb Guard marches 21 steps down the black mat behind the Tomb, turns, faces east for 21 seconds, turns and faces north for 21 seconds, then takes 21 steps down the mat and repeats the process. After the turn, the sentinel executes a sharp "shoulder-arms" movement to place the weapon on the shoulder closest to the visitors to signify that the sentinel stands between the Tomb and any possible threat. Twenty-one was chosen because it symbolizes the highest military honor that can be bestowed -- the 21-gun salute.
Duty time when not "walking" is spent in the Tomb Guard Quarters below the Memorial Display Room of the Memorial Amphitheater where they study Cemetery "knowledge," clean their weapons and help the rest of their relief prepare for the Changing of the Guard. The guards also train on their days off.
The Tomb of the Unknowns (also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier) is guarded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and in any weather by Tomb Guard sentinels. Sentinels, all volunteers, are considered to be the best of the elite 3rd U.S. Infantry
The Tomb Guard Quarters is staffed using a rotating Kelly system. Each relief has the following schedule: first day on, one day off, second day on, one day off, third day on, four days off. Then, their schedule repeats.
Somehow a few flags on a few graves really don’t seem like much of an imposition.
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Thanks for taking a moment and remembering our Vets.
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Tuesday, May 06, 2008
How many pictures do you have on your hard drive right now? Hundreds, maybe thousands just sitting in the computer bringing joy to nobody. How many of them are of your family? How many times has your mother or grandmother asked for more pictures? I know I am awful when living up to these requests. I have the most wonderful photos on my hard drive right now that my relatives would love to see. I don’t even have the excuse I used to have. No time to take the roll of film to the local store for processing. I have no excuse, none whatsoever.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Identity theft increased by 79% between 2002 and 2003
1. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put 'PHOTO ID REQUIRED'.
2. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts, DO NOT put the complete account number on the 'Memo' line. Instead, just put the last four numbers. The credit card company knows the rest of the number, and anyone who might be handling your check as it passes through all the check processing channels won't have access to it.
3. Put your work phone number on your checks instead of your home phone. If you have a PO Box use that instead of your home address. If you do not have a PO Box, use your work address. Never have your social security number printed on your checks.
4. Keep a list of the credit cards that are in your wallet. List each company and the toll free number listed on the back of the card. This information will be invaluable if your wallet is ever stolen and you have to call every company to report the theft. Don’t list the card numbers on this paper. Put it in a safe place so you will have it to reference. If necessary, list only the last 4 numbers, the credit card company will be able to access your account without the complete number.
You cannot completely prevent theft, but here's some critical information to limit the damage in case this happens to you or someone you know:
5. We have been told we should cancel our credit cards immediately. But the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them.
6. File a Police Report immediately in the jurisdiction where your credit cards, etc., were lost or stolen. This proves to credit providers you were diligent, and this is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one). Local law enforcement is not always excited or as diligent as they should be when it comes to investigating identity theft and fraud as it is in writing traffic citations.
But here's what is perhaps most important of all:
7. Call the 3 National Credit Reporting agencies (NCR) immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and also call the Social Security fraud line number. The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen, and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit.
Remember, be “proactive” protecting yourself from identity theft and potential credit problems. Don’t forget there is no charge to get a current credit report each year “Free of Charge”. Simply go to this link: https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/order
Now, here are the phone numbers you will need to contact the three main reporting agencies should your wallet be stolen (or missing) and you have a concern about your identity being compromised.
1.) Equifax: 1-800-525-6285
2.) Experian (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742
3.) Trans Union: 1-800-680 7289
4.) Social Security Administration (fraud line): 1-800-269-0271 or 1-877-438-4338
For additional resources please visit this non-profit site: http://www.idtheftcenter.org/map.html
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
What to read the entire Epson case — click here (in PDF)
STOP: Start thinking of a New Printer.
Now you have no reason not to purchase your new printer. HP is offering a cash-back incentive that makes it extra rewarding when you upgrade to a fast, energy-efficient new HP printer. Through the Make the Upgrade and Save promotion, you can earn a check for up to $1,250 when you upgrade to a new model from HP and send in your old laser printer. Trade in your old HP, Dell, Lexmark, Xerox, Epson, etc. and HP will pay for the shipping and recycling. Your savings are determined by the new HP printer model you choose. For each new printer purchased, an old laser printer must be traded in. Offer ends April 30, 2008.
- HP accepts all previously-owned HP LaserJets and all competitive brand laser printers.
- Only one old printer will be accepted for each purchase.
- Printers traded in will be recycled in an environmentally responsible manner.
To obtain your rebate:
- Purchase a new qualifying HP printer.
- Fill out the online claim form at http://www.hp.com/go/maketheupgradefall
- Follow the instructions on the claim form to fax or mail your proof of purchase for the new printer.
- Within 2 business days, you’ll receive a prepaid FedEx shipping label. Just box up your old printer, attach the label and send it in for recycling.
- Within 6 weeks, you’ll receive the rebate check on your new printer.
You can always count on us to provide you with high quality HP inkjet cartridges and toner supplies.
Friday, February 08, 2008
Many websites are advertising their security against outsiders getting your credit card information. Scan Alert, Hacker Alert and Thawte along with others regularly check the security of member sites and certify that those sites are secure against hackers. We are members of two services simultaneously, and take security against hacking very seriously.
One type of protection that we do not advertise is the way we protect you against a charge on your card from someone that already has your information. We are one of the few sites that do not rely exclusively on a computer generated system to catch suspicious transactions. We also look and evaluate each and every transaction that is placed on our website. Our experienced team knows what to look for, and how to verify the validity of these transactions. Many of these fraudulent transactions never even make it into our system. Many times, when we contact the card owner, they are totally unaware that their card has been stolen somewhere else, and they are very grateful that not only do we notify them of the theft, we do it before any charges have been placed on their card from our company. We have one of the lowest fraud rates in this industry considering that 1 out of every 20 online orders turns out to be fraudulent. It is estimated that this year more than 8 billion worth of fraud loss will be absorbed by online retailers. What’s the end result you’ll pay more for goods and services? Just like shoplifting, it affects everyone.
Lastly, even very secure sites can sell your information. It is part of their revenue generating model. A fresh name and email address can bring as much as $3.00 from those that buy “Cyber-Info”. There are a few scams that offer you free this or free that in order to get your financial (credit card) data as payment for shipping then sell this information for as much as $150.00 per “fresh victim”. (Your problems begin about 3-4 months later after you have forgotten about the freebie. Ever ordered something on the internet and then had your e-mail box fill up with unwanted offers? You will never experience this when you order from us. We do not sell your name and we do not sell your contact information. Never have, never will. Zero tolerance when it comes to privacy.
Rest assured that out there in the “cyber-jungle” there is one safe haven. Thank you for being our customers and we will continue to work hard to ensure the safety of your information, and to exceed your expectations.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Here are some new ways scammers are trying to get your information, and with it, your money.
Rebate Phone Call
The scammer calls you on the telephone and offers you a substantial rebate for filing your taxes early. The catch? You have to provide your bank account information so they can direct deposit. The reality? The IRS will not call to offer you anything. The only time you need to provide your banking information to them is on your annual income tax form (1040) if you want your refund direct deposited.
The same thing, but by e-mail. You have to click on a link to fill out the refund/rebate form. The catch? Again, you provide personal and banking information. The reality? The IRS will not contact you by e-mail to offer you money.
This one is brand-new. You are sent an e-mail informing you that you are being audited. This one is addressed to you personally. The catch? You are required to give them your personal information. The reality? The IRS does not send out unsolicited e-mails of any kind. Besides, audits are bad enough without being told via e-mail. Even the IRS isn’t that cruel.
Changes to tax law e-Mail
This bogus e-mail is addressed to businesses, accountants and "Treasury" managers. It instructs them to download information on tax law changes by clicking on a series of links to publications on businesses, estate taxes, excise taxes, exempt organizations and IRAs and other retirement plans. The Catch? Clicking on and especially downloading these files can give scammers full access to your computer. This action can also download mal-ware that can destroy your information and/or your hard drive. The reality? All IRS web page addresses begin with http://www.irs.gov/ , if the link does not begin exactly this way, don’t follow it, delete the e-mail.
Paper Check Phone Call
In this scam, you get a call from the IRS claiming that you didn’t cash last year’s refund check, or it doesn’t show that the direct transfer was made to your account. The catch? By now you know that they need your banking information to verify. The reality? Honestly, the IRS couldn’t care less if you ever cash the check. They don’t keep track, and they don’t need your banking information after you file your return.
Forward these e-mails straight to: email@example.com, using instructions contained in an article on IRS.gov titled "How to Protect Yourself from Suspicious E-Mails or Phishing Schemes." Following the instructions will help the IRS track the suspicious e-mail to its origins and shut down the scam. Find the article by visiting IRS.gov and entering the words "suspicious e-mails" into the search box in the upper right corner of the front page.
Information in this blog obtained in part from http://www.businessknowhow.com/
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
We know that you are aware that the cost of everything is increasing, but the largest increase by far is that of fuel. Not just any fuel, but especially the diesel fuel that moves virtually every thing within this country at one time or another. You don’t hear much about diesel, because most of us drive vehicles that burn gasoline. But the current average diesel price in the United States as of January 7, 2008 is $3.38 per gallon versus gasoline at an average of $3.11 per gallon.
The price of diesel affects all other prices. All those tractor-trailer rigs that you see on the highway are transporting groceries, clothing, auto parts, and ink, virtually everything to the stores from which you purchase them. Also when you order items on line, at some point during the trip to your home or business, a diesel-burning vehicle will transport them.
We have held off on an increase as long as we could, much longer than most of our competition. The increases are minimal. Our new shipping prices are as follows:
- Standard Shipping (5 to 7 business days), $4.95
- Expedited Shipping (2 to 4 business days), $7.95
- Second Business Day (Commercial address required), $15.95
- Overnight (Commercial address required), $18.95
I wish we had the answer to this dilemma. Some say bio-diesel, some say solar power, some say off shore drilling. There are many answers but none seem to be ideal or acceptable at this time. There is one thing I know, if diesel, which cost less to refine than gasoline, continues to rise in price, we will be seeing many more price increases to come with the products we purchase. As a truck driver put it, …“When bread is $10 a loaf and milk is $15 a gallon, maybe the consumer will start paying attention to the price of diesel fuel.”
Friday, January 11, 2008
Do you know how much time and money you spend on your printed image? Did you know that you could save both? Picink saves time and money for firms like yours everyday. One visit to our website http://www.picink.com/ and you could be saving, too.
We have remanufactured and compatible ink and toner for almost every make and model of printer, copier, fax machine and we even have ribbons for your typewriters. You can save up to 40% over brand name products at your local office supply store. And the time you will save will surprise you.
Next time you find yourself running low on ink in the middle of those year end financial statements, don’t spend any time worrying who to send down to the store, go to http://www.picink.com/ . With free shipping for orders over $29, and next day service available, why waste the time (not to mention fuel)?
Why not also take advantage of our net 30 terms? When you get a moment, (maybe in May) just go to Credit Application and send it to us.
Breathe easier this tax season by letting us take care one thing off your list.
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