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So the obsolete Fujitsu ScanSnap

2014-01-07 05:30:07.081558+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

So the "obsolete" Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 is remaindered for >$700, where the ix500 that replaces it is $410. What do they know?

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#Comment Re: made: 2014-01-07 16:29:01.727414+00 by: Larry Burton

I've always seen the prices of obsolete devices go through the roof. It's an incentive to get people to upgrade rather than replace and the vendors want to see these obsolete devices go away so they don't have to support them.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-01-07 17:04:18.807358+00 by: Dan Lyke

I've been so used to watching Woot.com and NoMoreRack.com remainder old tablets that I didn't expect that an old scanner price would skyrocket like that.

My current blockers to pulling the trigger on an ix500 are:

#Comment Re: made: 2014-01-07 17:07:52.476858+00 by: TheSHAD0W

It's likely some businesses have standardized on it, and switching or running a mixed set-up is more expensive than having a few years worth of replacements stockpiled.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-01-07 17:36:14.972555+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, given the raves for the iX500, I figure it's valuable for exactly the reason it'd be valuable to me: Known to work, despite the advancements in the new device.