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RE: filmscanners: Scanner Buying Dilemma

Some brands will just never go away--like IBM, Kellogg, Oldsmobile,
Polaroid, etc. Well almost as Oldsmobile will shortly be gone! Nothing is
certain, for sure. But, at the price of the 4000, you just can't go wrong.
It is a great scanner and there are lots of helpful users around to answer
questions. By the time, you need service on it, you'll be shooting mostly
digital anyway, right?

Buy one and enjoy it, or spend $1,000 more and worry about other things.
Follow Nike's advice: Just do it!

Gregory Georges

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of John Hayward @
> Hopco
> Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2001 2:10 PM
> To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> Subject: RE: filmscanners: Scanner Buying Dilemma
> IF Polaroid should file for chapter 11, and the scanner division is a
> viable and profitable entity, I am quite sure it would be conserved in
> any reorganization.
> Even IF Polaroid should be dissolved via the chapter 7 route, the
> profitable and viable entities are sure to be bought (at bargain prices)
> up by others in the imaging industry (a la AMR's purchase of TWA out of
> bankruptcy this year in the airline bus.). In general, the acquiring
> company will honor the obligations (to consumers) of the entity acquired
> -- if for no other reasons than it makes good business sense to keep
> customers happy.
> Thus I would not worry about buying a Polaroid scanner for these
> reasons.
> IF should the worst should happen, I would hope the new owners would
> have the sense to keep David H doing his fine job of representing
> Polaroid scanners.
> John
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk] On Behalf Of Arthur Entlich
> Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2001 5:33 AM
> To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> Subject: Re: filmscanners: Scanner Buying Dilemma
> I'm not sure what this means exactly.  Are you suggesting the person but
> a Microtek version of the SS4000, or that if Polaroid should disappear,
> a person could "change name plates" and attempt to get a warranty repair
> through Microtek?
> The SS4000 and Microtek version have different bodies, so it isn't just
> a nameplate, and also the Polaroid seem to be built to higher standards
> than the Microtek version, as per several reviews.
> Art
> Gordon Potter wrote:
> >
> > Peter -
> >
> > I believe the polaroid scanners are made by microtek - so the
> > financial aspect of your decision (if you are concerned with
> > polaroid going belly up) could be removed by changing the name
> > plate.
> >
> > ______________
> >
> > Gordon Potter   <twocybers@home.com>
> > Nashville, TN 37215
> > USA
> >
> > >


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