Believe me, those 'bootleg' China cartridges are quite often actually better than the originals, and I speak from experience, since I am working in the Ink cartridge busines. And yes, it is true that the printer producers only make money off the cartridges, not the printers. We were once offered Lexmark printers for, and I kid you not, a price of on €3! Of course those were the most basic printers Lexmark offers, but still quite shocking when you see that we usually sell the ink cartridges for 10x the prices. Of course, if you do not buy the best printer, you're screwed, as the stores where you buy your printers don't want to sell the printer that's best for you, but rather that one whose cartidges guarantee them the biggest profit. If available, always opt for either Epson or Canon, which IMHO is the best choice.
The IP3000 costs around €80, if not less already, and you get perfect quality replica's for only €4 a piece. Try getting them that cheap for HP