in the Steve Hamm article Rivals Say HP Is Using Hardball Tactics
"Now why would that be?" He asked rhetorically.
Printer industry and retailing executives contend the company has
offered chain stores incentives to stop selling store-brand cartridges
"Could it be...satan?" Or just a lame attempt by HP to continue to gouge the consumer?
HP could stand up straight and look the buying public in the eye and say, "We enjoyed a competition-free market for many years and realized a significant profit from the sale of our ink cartridges. Now that competition has arrived we will respond to free market forces and price our ink cartridges competitively."
In a lame attempt to further gouge the consumer HP is trying to quash the free market. This will only lead to greater resentment on the part of the buying public and an eventual demise of the HP market share. To think anything less is both foolish and arrogant.