Any advice for a good scanner that won't cost me a limb???

  1. When I get my new computer, can't be soon enough, I need to et a scanner. I have a gazillion pictures that I'd love to put to disc. SO what scanner do you have and would you recommend it?
    While we are at it, what about digital cameras????
    THANKS!!!!
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  3. by   sunnygirl272
    don't know from experience, but lexmark has a combo printer/scanner/fax..2 models, $149and$159...we have a lexmark printer and it's fine...refills are a little 'spensive though...
  4. by   Stargazer
    I was just this minute looking at auctions on UBid--was tempted to bid on one that has less than 3 hours left of auction and no one has put even a minimum bid on it yet ($9); but I really need a combo machine (printer/scanner/copier).

    They have lots of computers and accessories though--and if you're patient and can hang out a week or two to snag the best price, you can get stuff dirt-cheap.
  5. by   Mkue
    ugh, funny you should bring this up.lol.. i have a hp scanner/printer/copier and the scanner just recently says" scanner failure".. ugh.. so now i can't copy or scan.. was warned about these "all-in-one" systems..

    anyway i'm playing around with it.. at this time my advice would be to get a scanner seperate.

    i have a cheap aol digital camera and it worked fine.. nice pictures, but now i can't scan.. so i'm going to sulk.
  6. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    you can pick up a good scanner online or even at best buy for about a hundred bucks. they arent as expensive as they once were
    zoe
    go do a search on computer equipment online and you will see who has the best offers and go from there I just saw a cannon scanner at wal mart for 56.00
  7. by   Rustyhammer
    I have a Visioneer One Touch.
    It was highly rated by different PC magazines and I paid 129.00 for it.
    -Russell
  8. by   Rustyhammer
    oh...its the model 8900
  9. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I have a Canon CanoScan N650U (whatever that means)

    I like it. It's easy to use for us computer nerds in training, and it's one of those slim ones. I picked it up for about a hundred bucks at Best Buy.

    Heather
  10. by   Brownms46
    Originally posted by Stargazer
    I was just this minute looking at auctions on UBid--was tempted to bid on one that has less than 3 hours left of auction and no one has put even a minimum bid on it yet ($9); but I really need a combo machine (printer/scanner/copier).

    They have lots of computers and accessories though--and if you're patient and can hang out a week or two to snag the best price, you can get stuff dirt-cheap.
    I had a good one. It was a brother C3100, for $199.00...but it recently went out on me. But it was also after I moved here...and had it transported in this awful heat! But it faxed, copied, printed, and scanned. There is also one, with a video capture port. The color pics it copied were difficult to tell from the original!
  11. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    I have a Visioneer One Touch.
    It was highly rated by different PC magazines and I paid 129.00 for it.
    -Russell
    Thanks Russell !
  12. by   I1tobern
    If you have a Staples in your area, they generally have some good deals on scanners (ususally in the below $100 range for a basic). I too am having trouble with my all in one. Now I can't scan, print or anything else.
  13. by   nakitamoon
    Fedupnurse,,,,, thanks for this thread,,,, I'm am making the same decision now,,,,, need a scanner,,,,, but didn't know what to purchase,,,,,

    Was debating scanner/dig, camera,,,,,, think I'll follow this thread,,,, now leaning towards scanner first,,,,,,,

    thanks again,,,,,, for much needed info,,,,,,, Nikita~~~
  14. by   fedupnurse
    Thanks for the suggestions. I have an HP printer that I love. SO I really only need the scanner. I need one for text and pictures. The less I have to do with it other than push the scan button the better because as Heather so eloquently put, I am a computer nerd in training. Maybe when I get my new system, hopefully this week, I'll actually be able to download som pictures!!!

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