Folks, the following just appeared this morning on our university "small ads" service
For Sale : Photoscanner only £50
Might be of interest to someone wanting to get into slide/neg scanning. This is the type of scanner I started out with (seems a long time ago now!), and some of my earlier A.net uploads were done with this. OK, you're not going to produce A3 prints using this scanner, but its quite capable of A.net size quality images - and I think its still supported by Vuescan.
(PS - sale has nothing to do with me, and I don't know the guy)