Go Get Your Own Cable!

I just bought an all-in-one HP printer and discovered that it didn’t include its own USB cable. Luckily for me, I had a spare, but since when did selling cable-less printers become the norm?

10 thoughts on “Go Get Your Own Cable!

  1. It’s always been like this, printers do not come with a cable, even in the old days (thet doesn’t mean I’m old), you had to buy a parallel cable too.

    and of course, you have to pay for it


  2. same thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago when i got an hp printer too, i remember my epson printer came with a cable,
    luckily the salesperson pointed this out and i got a cable at the same time

  3. Out of the four or five HP printers I’ve purchased since 1995?, all had their Parallel or USB cables. This is the first time I’ve had this happen to me.

    Heck, even the cheapest printer (16 KD) had its own cable.

  4. How much would it cost them to include a USB cable? If they really wanted to cut costs, ditch the instruction manual and include a PDF/HTML guide on the CD.

  5. Same thing happened to me :p

    I went to Eureka and bought the all-in-one thingie and the salesman said, “do you have a usb cable, or should I add it?”

    Thank you very much :p

  6. This happened to me twice in the past few weeks! One time when my friend got his PC and wanted me to go with him pick it up, the shop had to take it out to install it for my “non-comupter literate” friend and they seem to have forgotten to put it back in the box. The second time was when we got a HP 1400 printer + scanner for work and the USB cable was missing as well, turned out that the printer was taken out to be installed before it had reached our faculty.

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