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[filmscanners] Re: SS4000 Plus not to Europe!



Or go for the Microtek articscan 4000tf which will come to Europe and is
essentially the same thing

http://www.dp-now.com/news/Apr2002/dpnnews180/dpnnews180.html

http://ww1.microtek.com/Europe-E/Web/Product.php?ThisPage=Scanners&Product=D
etail&P_Id=72

----- Original Message -----
From: Philip Elkin <philip.elkin@virgin.net>
To: <opopanax@xs4all.nl>
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2002 12:59 AM
Subject: [filmscanners] Re: SS4000 Plus not to Europe!


> I tried to get one here in England but with no joy. Can anyone who has one
> say if a US model has a 230v selection or auto selection switch which
would
> make a personal import viable?
>
> Regards
>
> Philip Elkin
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Arthur Entlich" <artistic-1@shaw.ca>
> To: <philip.elkin@virgin.net>
> Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2002 2:38 PM
> Subject: [filmscanners] Re: SS4000 Plus not to Europe!
>
>
> Hi Harald,
>
> I expect little isn't written in stone with Polaroid's scanner division
> at this point.  It is in the midst of being sold and the future of
> distribution is unclear at best.
>
> What might have been intended by the answers to your questions is that
> Polaroid's European distributor might not be the one who will be
> bringing this scanner in.  Since the scanner division will become a
> separate company, Polaroid's distribution channels may not be directly
> involved in importation of the scanners once the company is sold off.
>
> I can think of some reasons why the scanner might not be made available
> in Europe.  The cost of bringing such a product in goes further than
> just shipping it over.  The distribution chain needs to be provided with
> training, as do the stores, ditto for the tech support and repair
> people.  Parts have to be stocked, and probably more costly, all the
> manuals have to be translated into numerous languages, and the item may
> have to go through safety licensing.  All of this costs money to do, and
> that isn't even considering any promotion and advertising, which again
> requires translation.  As you likely know, certain trade laws require
> the packaging and manuals to be translated into many European languages
> for import.
>
> If you are so set on getting the scanner, and it turns out Polaroid (or
> whomever) isn't going to export to Europe, you may consider exporting
> one yourself, I suppose.
>
> Art
>
> Harald E Brandt wrote:
>
> > Two days ago, I spoke to Scandinavian Photo (with Roger, a guy I have
> spoken to MANY times the last few months) who had just spoken to Polaroid
> who said that Polaroid did not intend to sell SS4000 Plus at all in
Europe!!
> >
> > I was stunned, amazed, disappointed, ....
> >
> > The reason for not taking it to Europe was of course the Economic
problems
> of Polaroid, that they couldn't afford to market the machine. But to me, I
> thought that the SS4000 was so well known that the Plus version didn't
need
> any new marketing - it is just a very good upgrade of the well respected
> SS4000 (which is not sold any more)!
> >
> > I have been waiting for that SS4000 Plus ever since November last year,
> ever since I heard of that it was "soon to be released". What a waste of
> good technology not to sell the nice machine in Europe! What a waste of
> potential income for Polaroid! I simply can't understand Polaroids
decision.
> Is it expensive to sell a machine already in production? A machine people
> already are waiting for? Then why keep selling the 120 version which is
such
> a low volume thing? Strange! Now I have to rethink and buy something
> else....
> >
> > Or is the above information actually misinformation?
> > David, please tell me that it is all wrong.....
> > (But I can't wait another half a year.)
> >
> >
> > __________________________BragIt___________________________
> > Harald E Brandt     Harald@bragit.com     http://bragit.com
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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