I am looking to buy one of the above scanners for my very simple home scanning. They currently sell at £65-95(Amazon etc) but I have seen them on ebay from £35 and stating brand new etc. How do they do this and do you think they are genuine. As I'm a bit of a 'belts & braces' man should I buy from a name supplier?
I will not use ebay at all - try your local free ads they often have good secondhand scanners advertised for a few pounds and you can usually ask to see them working before you buy them. There are also places such as morgans that offer end of lines cheaper than original. There are a lot around now that the all in one printer/scanners have become popular and cheap. Tesco have been selling all in ones at around £35.
Look at the sellers feedback rating. If it is 97%+ then you should have no problems in what they are selling
Always make sure its not there first sell, for example. My feedback is 107 (100%). Which means I have bought/sold 107 items and have received positive feedback on every purchase/sell, so you have good reason to trust me.
If the rating of the seller of the scanner is 2(50%) for example, then worth leaving alone.
Good advice from babybell - I've bought scanners and suchlike from eBay in the past - and if you "use your noodle" it should be fine.
Here is an example of one that I would go for - not only fits the bill as above, but is also new, and one of a number being sold. Also a lot of helpful info down the page including feedback from prospective customers.
Thank you so much Sea Urchin. Prior to this post, I had emailed rosiebella...your post.. on ebay as her scanner price was one of the cheapest and asked about warranty/brand new etc and she replied very quickly and was very helpful. I have now checked feedback and everything else she has told me and am about to order from her.
At 70+, I have to watch the outgoings and cannot afford to throw money away. You have given me the confidence to think that you can get a bargain once in a while. Thank you