Cheap barcode scanners...do they exist?

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  1. Max Leung

    Max Leung Producer

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    The Cuecat is not available in Canada, so are there any (cheap) alternatives? I'd love to scan my DVD collection and enter them into DVD Profiler, as well as have records for insurance purposes. But, everywhere I look, barcode scanners are in the $200 US range. [​IMG]
    Is there any hope for us Canadian brethren?
     
  2. Stacey_V

    Stacey_V Stunt Coordinator

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    Max...
    Follow this link to IBM's webpage. They are offering a FREE cuecat scanner to US and CDN residents. I have received one, and it does work great for entering DVD's into DVD Profiler. One word of warning: The cuecat software does track what you scan. There is a privacy issue here. If this doesn't bother you....a free scanner is yours.
    http://commerce.www.ibm.com/cgi-bin/...grfnbr=2069484
    Regards,
    Stacey
    Note: Edited to get the #&^% link working!
     
  3. Clay Autery

    Clay Autery Stunt Coordinator

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    Just don't install the cue-cat software... [​IMG]
     
  4. Dave E H

    Dave E H Supporting Actor

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    Cool - thanks! Ordered one of the CueCats
     
  5. Max Leung

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    Thanks for the info Stacey! I just ordered the cuecat, and hopefully it'll arrive before the end of the century!
     
  6. Max Leung

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    Well, I got a letter from IBM stating that they discontinued the cuecat program. Crap. I'm not happy. Guess it is impossible to get a cuecat in Canada.
     

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