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Cartridge World sells used printer cartridges in stores and online that have been cleaned and refilled with its own ink, saving you about $1 to $3 over new manufacturer's cartridges. You can also get your own cartridges refilled while you wait, or buy new cartridges. Most expert tests find that documents and photos printed with Cartridge World cartridges look approximately as good (some a little better, some a little worse) as those printed with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) cartridges -- in other words, fine for the usual office and snapshot printing. However, one overseas tester gets poor results with Cartridge World ink, and it fades more quickly than OEM inks in several tests. This franchise operation has more than 650 stores in North America and 1,700 worldwide, and you can buy ink online at CartridgeWorld.com.