eddgge
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HP PhotoSmart S20?

Thu May 02, 2002 8:17 pm

I have got the opportunity to buy a HP Photosmart S20. This is second hand, the scanner has been used for about one and a half year and would have to pay about 250 USD for it.

Is there any parts in this machine that can have been damaged during this time? Will this cause bad scans or something like that? Is it a bad choise to buy it second hand?

Also, is this scanner overall a good scanner? Anyone that has a photo here at a.net that is scanned with this machine?

Best regards,
Gustaf
 
Staffan
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RE: HP PhotoSmart S20?

Thu May 02, 2002 8:22 pm

Price seems to be rather high considering it's been used for 1½ year. Dust might have collected on the CCD, best thing would be to try it out first if it's possible.

Staffan
 
mirage
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RE: HP PhotoSmart S20?

Thu May 02, 2002 9:24 pm

I have the S20 for almost one year. It's a little noisy and sometimes I heard some strange noises but is has been always like this. I think that price is high, as Staffan said, don't pay it until you make some 10 - 15 scans first to see if it works well.

If you want to see my photos, scanned with the S20 just write Luis Rosa in the search engine.

Luis
 
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RE: HP PhotoSmart S20?

Thu May 02, 2002 11:17 pm

I bought mine used for $220, i've had it for over a year and it still works fine, definetely $220 well spent.

Do a search for "chris weldy" and you'll see all my HPS20 shots..


chris
 
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RE: HP PhotoSmart S20?

Thu May 02, 2002 11:26 pm

I suggest that you keep your hands off that $ 250,- offer! That is way too expensive !!!!  Laugh out loud

Here in Austria they sell brand new HP S20 for approx. between € 297,- (EURO) and € 360,-. Most firms sell that scanner for € 320,- which is (considering todays exchange rate) exactly $ 281,92 (USD) !!!!!!!!!  Wow!

I don´t know what they charge for a brand new HP S20 in your country, but i am sure that the price can be simular to ours here if not even cheaper.

 Big thumbs up

Regards
Edwin
 
eddgge
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RE: HP PhotoSmart S20?

Fri May 03, 2002 2:03 am

Interesting! That price is way lower than here in Europe... the best price i can find is €458,90, that is from www.newyorkcamera.de ... here in Sweden the best is around € 530 Embarrassment

Gustaf
 
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RE: HP PhotoSmart S20?

Fri May 03, 2002 3:23 am

Austria is in Europe !!!! Big grin

You know.... that little country in the heart of Europe surrounded by Switzerland (and Liechtenstein of course), Germany, Tschech-Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy. Hope i did´nt forget any in the hurry.  Smile

Well the price for the HP S20 used to be almost double of the present height. The prices mentioned in my previous posting are valid since about the last two to three months now.

 Big thumbs up

Regards
Edwin
 
eddgge
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RE: HP PhotoSmart S20?

Fri May 03, 2002 3:17 pm

hehe, sorry for that... i dont know why, but I read Australia and not Austria :s

Do You happen to have a adress to a online shop that sells this scanner? Maybe I could order it from Austria online Big grin

Gustaf
 
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RE: HP PhotoSmart S20?

Fri May 03, 2002 11:05 pm

No problem, Gustaf !!!

Well yes... sometimes people mix up Austria and Australia  Smile

Here is a link to some Austrian mail-order companys:

http://www.geizhals.at/?such=HP+S20&a=2391

I´m not sure if they export their products outside of Austria. But you can give it a try.

Using the above link brings you direkt to the companys selling the HP Photosmart S20. Also the prices (in €) are listed. The cheapest on top and the most expensive on the bottom.

Wishing you lot´s of success!

Have a nice weekend
Regards
Edwin
 
eddgge
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RE: HP PhotoSmart S20?

Fri May 03, 2002 11:22 pm

Thank You very much Edwin, i will give it a try... hope You get a nice weekend too!

Gustaf
 
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RE: HP PhotoSmart S20?

Sun May 05, 2002 7:16 pm


Funny...I used exactly the same low price search engine (geizhals.at) and bought the S20 for 298€ !!!
I have not tried to upload any photos as I am still "training" but with all the shots scanned I am very happy!!! It was worth the money.

regards,
patrick
When I joined A.net it was still free, haha ;).
 
eddgge
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RE: HP PhotoSmart S20?

Tue May 07, 2002 12:22 am

Good to hear that You are satisfied with it... I have orderd one and expect it to arrive on wednesday Big grin

Gustaf
 
lanpie
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RE: HP PhotoSmart S20?

Tue May 07, 2002 5:41 am

I bought an HP Photo Smart S20 scanner two years ago. The results I got using it are OK. I have over 1,000 photos on this site and all of them have been scanned using the S20.

I bought it new and the cost was $700.00 CAD plus tax.

Pierre Langlois
 
asgeirs
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RE: HP PhotoSmart S20?

Thu May 16, 2002 8:24 am

I bought one new here in Iceland about a month ago and I am quite pleased with it (only thing which needs improving are my photography skills Big grin )

I paid approximately $580 / 640€ for it.
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