Different vendors aim to give you different reasons to feel good about buying or using a product. In this case, there are two vendors for one product: The inkjet printer/copier/scanner/fax seen here is not only an HP Officejet 6500 Wireless but a Staples EcoEasy Edition, one of 3,000-odd inventory items which the office retailer has designated as worthy of environmental note.
Staples' reasons? The $200 printer's power consumption is low enough to earn an Energy Star sticker and its automatic duplexing helps you save a tree or three by printing on both sides of a page. It even comes in a plain brown instead of colorful cardboard box, in which you're invited to bring your previous printer back to the store for recycling.
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