They didn't pay me a penny. I did get the printer on a great sale though ($379) and I haven't had it long enough yet to see how cartridge consumption goes. One thing I do though is unplug the printer when not in use. It's been a couple of months, and I haven't noticed the ink levels going down after being unplugged for a month here or a couple weeks there. The print quality is right in line with a pro-sumer level printer at this level. I'm curious as to what other 13"x19" printer you would say is better at this price range? When I was researching there isn't much choice. It seems to go from this $400-$450 range to $700 and then over $1k. I'm pretty confident that I would be hard pressed to do better than $379. But only time will tell. So far, so good though.
Oh yeh, if you figure out a way to get a printer company to pay me for a review, please sent them my way, I could use some extra $$$ or free stuff, LOL