[sane-devel] hard to find a supported scanner these days

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Tue, 13 Nov 2001 20:35:26 +0100


On Tue, Nov 13, 2001 at 10:16:08AM +0100, Christoph Kukulies wrote:
> After the woes I had with the Musted 1200 USB Plus
> I tried to find an Epson Scanner at the local dealers.
> Either price tag not in budget (we are thinking of spending 70-150 Euro,
> 60-140 $), or the scanner is no longer available vie the local dealers.
> Nearly daily they get different scanners and you cannot rely to get a 
> scanner you bought 4 weeks ago a second time now. So the Mustek 1200 CU,
> which I focussed now, is ruled out also.

I can only confirm your observations. Model changes get faster and
faster and the models are often completely different, so it's not just
a simple change in the driver.

I can only recommend to try to get a second hand device by e.g. Ebay
or better, at local computer fairs or similar.

Sometimes you have success with mail order dealers like alternate.
However, currently I can also only find unsupported (Mustek) models.