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Thread: Geez Cathay! ... what's the "in" film scanner now?

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    Default Geez Cathay! ... what's the "in" film scanner now?

    After procrastinating to buy one for so long, I have now lost touch the scanners. What are the models on the market that are worth a look?

    Recently, I had a chance to visit Singapore for a while. I went to Cathay to ask about the Minolta Scan Dual III. I knew they were selling pretty cheap (compared to where I am now) the last time I check using their eQuote. However, I was baffled by the attitude of the sales lady. She told me there isn't such a scanner, and maintain a "bor chup" attitude. Perhaps it was the way I dressed that day, or just that she had a bad day.

    I was quoted the Scan Dual IV at about $750. I didn't buy it as I haven't done any research, and I was wanting to buy the III. I can buy it for AUD$599.00, so that's about the same price.

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    Matthew

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    Considered a CoolScan 9000? Heehee... Nah they don't look at people's dressings, more than often I'm there in t-shirt and bermudas + sandals

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    I knew I should have turned up clean shaven and hair creamed up

    What's the going price for the Coolscan? Nikons are usually way beyond the 1 grand horizon.

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    The Coolscan 9000 is about $5K? Heehee...

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    I dunno about you guys, but I received a less than warm attitude when I turned up at Cathay a month or so back to buy my b+w green filter.
    And it was a woman who attended to me. (I wonder if it's the same woman, st11x)
    She was acting as if I wasn't serious about buying and only became friendlier after I told her I wanted to buy a green filter.

    Looks like I have to turn up with one of the regulars (eg: Darren, UL, Mr Goi) to get a proper customer service from them.

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    $5K! Ouch! That's a long way off the horizon mate. The Scan Elite 5400 was over A$2.2K here when it was first released, but now it has dropped to A$1.2K at one place I've found. Maybe I'll go for that. I think Cathay is selling it as S$1.8K. This is the first time an electronic item is cheaper here!

    I can recall only 2 ladies working at Cathy @ PP. One of them has a smaller frame, the other has a wider face too. Both wear spectacles. The one I encountered was the smaller one.

    We'll I guess either you get an old timer, or you lug a small travel luggage (ala a tourist). I think that will do the trick

    Once I brought in an eQuote for my Minolta 800si. Just out of curiosity, I asked the salesman about the price before I showed the eQuote. It was a difference of about $50. It took them quite a long time to honour the eQuote, albeit grudging so.

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    scan dual 3... about $550.. i got mine for $570 a few months back...


    personally i don't like cathay service.. esp the females... aiy. some of the males don't provide very good service either.

    oh well.

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