EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As the price of gas increases, consumers are looking for options to keep money in their pockets when it comes to their day-to-day expenditures. At a current average rate of $3.00 per gallon of gas, motorists can expect to pay an additional $572 this year for each car they own. Consumers don't realize that another commodity that is frequently used as much as gas is printer ink. In fact, approximately 50 million ink cartridges are purchased per month in the United States alone. Although, we can't negotiate gas prices with oil companies, consumers do have a choice when it comes to purchasing printer ink. Fortunately, Cartridge World, the world's fastest growing retail chain of replacement ink, has a solution. Customers can bring their empty name-brand ink and toner cartridges into Cartridge World locations and have them refilled while they wait, swap out an original cartridge, or purchase one already refilled. The refill process is quick and offers a 100 percent money-back guarantee on quality. At the same time, it offers consumers and businesses up to a 50 percent savings and helps the environment by keeping used cartridges out of landfills. According to research, 24.1 million printers were sold in the United States last year. All printers will eventually need replacement ink cartridges. With printer manufacturers making more of their profits on ink and toner cartridges than on the actual printers they produce, consumers should be thinking twice about where their hard-earned money is going. "We're trying to educate consumers on the benefits of ink refilling, one being that a gallon of oil is saved for every laser cartridge that isn't created," said Burt Yarkin, CEO of Cartridge World North America. "With the current gas/oil situation, refilling your ink or laser cartridge helps save oil and just makes dollar sense." A typical price for an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) color laserjet ink cartridge is $89.99, but Cartridge World's compatible ink is available to customers for approximately $44.99. Why would you pay double if you don't have to? Consumers can simply go to Cartridge World and find solutions for all their printing needs for half the price. About Cartridge World Cartridge World, founded in Australia in 1997, is the world's fastest growing ink refilling retailer in the $80 billion printer cartridge industry. The company refills empty ink cartridges for inkjet printers, laser printers, fax machines and photocopiers with top quality, brand-specific ink and toners; at the same time offers consumers and businesses up to a 50 percent savings, a money back service guarantee and helps the environment by keeping used cartridges out of landfills. Voted #1 in the category of toner replacement services by Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500, Cartridge World has more than 1,300 franchised retail locations in 27 countries. Emeryville, CA-based Cartridge World North America was founded in 2003. There are currently more than 425 locations open in the United States with 500 locations expected by summer of 2006. For more information, call (888) 99-REFILL or visit http://www.cartridgeworldusa.com .
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