• Jim Costa

Jim's Rant For The Day. Suppliers Outta Ink.

Yesterday I went to Office Depot to purchase color ink for my HP printer.

I keep several black inks on inventory but until now I have never inventoried the color ink. Without a color ink cartridge in the machine it is virtually impossible to print a readable page.

I was shocked to see they had no ink (any color for any printer) in stock. The clerk said they cannot resupply.

I struck out at Walmart and Target. I came home and ordered several from Amazon. I was expecting them to be on back order as well but thought they would automatically ship upon restocking and saving me the hour drive to town constantly to check there. This morning I received notice that Amazon shipped and will deliver Friday.

Erin Scott was right, the supply chain is broken. Just imagine all the businesses that cannot print paper, which is the lifeblood of commerce! My son works at an auto parts distributor and says they are out of more and more items that cannot be resupplied.

Brace yourself for impact.