Hi Steve, I have been using compatible ink cartridges for my Epson C64 for about 3 years now. I find the best place to buy is on ebay. A good brand on ebay is Pro-Jet. Put a search into ebay for R265 ink cartridges, I just did this and there are loads available. One in particular is offering 7 inks for £14.99 + £3.00 P&P. You might be able to find cheaper if you look through all the listings. The ones I buy for the C64 are about £1 each. Never had any trouble with them.
Steve, I forgot to mention, make sure you buy the compatibles that have the chip already fitted, don't buy those where you have to take the chip out of the original cartridge, they tell you it's easy, but I found it to be a nightmare, ink everywhere etc.
i bought some ink from ebay with say they have the latest chip in them
there called pro jet "themoneyman" said there ok and as ive learned poeple on this site do know wat there talking but the only thing that cocerns me is the small matter of the chip i don't want to buy compatible ink if there not going to work ????
Well personally I would never buy inks on ebay, I would rather pay an extra £1 and know that my purchase was absolutely guaranteed to be perfect. I have dealt with Choice Stationery for some years (as have very many regular forum members) and have never been let down by them.