As a rule OEM supplies because they are all built the same should be based on price. However when you shop for remanufactured supplies, price is the last thing to think about. The general rule is it should be half price of the OEM product and the rest is based on trials. Once you convert to an alternative brand of printing supplies and you have had a good experience, do not assume that the next guy selling at half the price of your half price guy is giving you a bargain. Not all remanufactured products are built the same, there is no standard. The only thing that you should do is try and once you are satisfied stick with what works for you.