I can't help you with any comparisons. But I've got an Epson flatbed scanner (model 1250, I think) and a film adapter. The adapter takes negatives in strips, with the software automatically converting them to positive. I'm quite happy with it, but others in this forum will advise you to go for a dedicated film scanner if you're doing any serious amount of scanning.
I suppose you're talking about APS film, which is returned to you still in its canister. If you speak to a friendly photographer he should be able to show you how to get it out of its canister and wind it back. Presuming you are able to do that, you would be able to scan it using my Epson or, probably, with any other scanner which is set up for negatives.