Kodak 5300, or 5500 Canada


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Rene Lamontagne

Where can I purchase one of these in Winnipeg, Canada. In the US Best Buy
is the retailer, but the Best Buys in Winnipeg know nothing and tell me the
do not plan to sell them.

Thanks, Rene Lamontagne
 
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Rene Lamontagne

Thanks Cari, I will continue to wait as I would like to see samples of
photos printed on one before I commit to buying, I know I can order from
BestBuy U.S.A. but don't like ordering heavy hardware online.

The reviews on these units are mixed, so not sure who to believe, The lower
ink costs are appealing but I am also looking for quality, Any thoughs on
these units?

Best Regards, Rene Lamontagne
 
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Cari

I haven't seen them in stores at all yet.... I just got myself a slightly
used Pixma 6600D (last year's model) for $41 (USD) from eBay and am so
impressed with its output. To compare it, I have all Canon units (i950,
i860, i560 and Pixma 4300) but this outshines them all. Canon ink
cartridges are about $14 each, which isn't too bad. I see the new wide
format HP unit's cartridges are around $50 each - at which point I was in so
much shock I walked away from the PC and gave my little 6600D a grin.
 
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Rene Lamontagne

Well no luck finding one yet so I have Emailed Kodak and hope they can give
me an answer.

Thanks, Rene
 
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Taliesyn

Rene said:
Well no luck finding one yet so I have Emailed Kodak and hope they can
give me an answer.

Thanks, Rene
A quick check of Kodak Canada's website reveals that I couldn't find
them offered to Canadians yet as part of their product line. It's not
uncommon in the printer business to have different release dates and
even different models for different world markets. But an email reply
from Kodak may indicate their expected due date. Strangely, they make
no mention of their imminent arrival. Unusual. I've seen Canon Canada
post arrival dates of new models.

-Taliesyn
 
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Gary Tait

A quick check of Kodak Canada's website reveals that I couldn't find
them offered to Canadians yet as part of their product line. It's not
uncommon in the printer business to have different release dates and
even different models for different world markets. But an email reply
from Kodak may indicate their expected due date. Strangely, they make
no mention of their imminent arrival. Unusual. I've seen Canon Canada
post arrival dates of new models.

-Taliesyn
For the case of printers, the hardware will be the same for the Canadian
market as the USA. There is the added compication of French packaging
and manuals, if that wasn't though of first off, and techincal approval
(RF emissions and electrical safety). More than likely though, it is
simply supply chain issues.
 
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Rene Lamontagne

This is the reply from Kodak to my Email.

"Greetings,

We received your e-mail regarding and appreciate the opportunity to be
of assistance.

The distribution timing of the Kodak EasyShare All-in-One Printers in
Canada has not been determined, so at this point there is no information
to share

We are glad to be of service and are here for you if you need us in the
future. If you do, please include any previous e-mail.

Regards,

Eric H.
Kodak Information and Technical Support"


Rene Lamontagne


</ANSWER>
 
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Taliesyn

Rene said:
This is the reply from Kodak to my Email.

The distribution timing of the Kodak EasyShare All-in-One Printers in
Canada has not been determined, so at this point there is no information
to share
They call it the Kodak EasyShare but tell you there is no information to
share. Maybe they should call it the Kodak Don'tKnowWhenShare in Canada.

-Taliesyn
 
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measekite

Read PCWorld current issue.

Summary:

The photo quality is good but when using the best paper and their ink
the cost savings is not as good and using their cheapo paper and ink
combo. The performance is very poor (about half the speed as a Canon
MFP 600 and the initial costs is higher than the competition. You are
not loosing out on that much plus when one of the colors go on the multi
color tank you need to toss the remaining ink out.
 
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Ron Baird

Greetings Rene,

I am afraid that the information you have is correct, Kodak is not selling
the All-in-One units in Canada, just yet. We want to be in every country but
as these printers are coming to fruition, the supplies are limited and the
distribution network has not reached Canada at this time. Watch the Canadian
web site for details or release. If the printers are released there you will
be the web site will have that information posted.

Glad to help if I can.

Ron Baird
Eastman Kodak Company
 
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measekite

Now here is the Kodak Public Relations Department again.&nbsp; I liked the silence.

Ron Baird wrote:

Greetings Rene, I am afraid that the information you have is correct, Kodak is not selling the All-in-One units in Canada,


Nobody needs for you to say that.&nbsp; It was already determined.


just yet.




We




want to be in every country but as these printers are coming to fruition, the supplies are limited and the distribution network has not reached Canada at this time. Watch the Canadian web site for details or release. If the printers are released there you will be the web site will have that information posted. Glad to help if I can. Ron Baird Eastman Kodak Company

Now all of the reviewers rate the Canon IP4300 - lowest price on sale with rebate has been $60.00


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Thanks Cari, I will continue to wait as I would like to see samples of photos printed on one before I commit to buying, I know I can order from BestBuy U.S.A. but don't like ordering heavy hardware online. The reviews on these units are mixed, so not sure who to believe, The lower ink costs are appealing but I am also looking for quality, Any thoughs on these units? Best Regards, Rene Lamontagne "Cari" &lt;NewsGroups@coribright.com&gt; wrote in message news:5dek0tF34hts2U1@mid.individual.net...



Looks like they're not available in Canada: http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-locale=en_CA&amp;pq-path=1441&amp;_requestid=9917 You could drop them a line and ask if they're going to distribute in Canada.... otherwise the specs are at the US site at: http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=1441/10580&amp;pq-locale=en_US -- Cari (MS-MVP) Windows Technologies - Printing &amp; Imaging http://www.coribright.com/windows "Rene Lamontagne" &lt;rlamont@shaw.ca&gt; wrote in message news:Gi%bi.22084$1i1.11880@pd7urf3no...



Where can I purchase one of these in Winnipeg, Canada. In the US Best Buy is the retailer, but the Best Buys in Winnipeg know nothing and tell me the do not plan to sell them. Thanks, Rene Lamontagne
 
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Frank

Ron said:
Greetings Rene,

I am afraid that the information you have is correct, Kodak is not selling
the All-in-One units in Canada, just yet. We want to be in every country but
as these printers are coming to fruition, the supplies are limited and the
distribution network has not reached Canada at this time. Watch the Canadian
web site for details or release. If the printers are released there you will
be the web site will have that information posted.

Glad to help if I can.

Ron Baird
Eastman Kodak Company
 
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Rene Lamontagne

Thanks Ron, Yes I expected that it would be a While before they got to
Winnipeg, I Can wait till they do as I am Very interested in purchasing
one, probably the 5300.

Regards Rene
 
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Rene Lamontagne

Measekite, Who asked for your ****edup opinion?

Shove off you stupid prick

measekite said:
This is not a public relations, advertising, or for sale forum
 
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facts2opinion

KODAK,

IF YOU ARE READING THIS CAN YOU CONFIRM IF THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IS
TRUE. I STILL WANT TO BUY YOUR PRINTER, BUT NOT IF THE INK EFFICIENCY
IS THAT POOR.

STAN

Ink jet cartridges not good to the last drop -- so what?
By Robert L. Mitchell on Tue, 06/19/2007 - 11:26am
In the latest salvo in the ink-jet consumables war, Epson has
commissioned a study with TÜV Rheinland that purports to show that
competitors' cartridges leave more ink in the tank when they're
supposedly empty. Like most vendor-funded studies, however, the
purpose here appears to be to create a marketing smokescreen in the
ongoing ink wars.
Epson singled out Kodak's 5300, which I just completed testing, as an
example. Kodak claims its lower ink cartridge costs give users a lower
cost per page than do competitors' ink-jet printers. Epson claims that
its printers are more efficient in consuming the ink in its cartridges
- and claims that Kodak's 5300 was the least efficient in its tests,
using just 36% of the ink before telling the user the cartridge was
empty.
This led Ken Fisher at ARS Technica to post a blog entitled Study:
Inkjet printers are dirty lying thieves.
Perhaps this ties into an interesting phenomenon I witnessed while
testing the 5300. During one test I ran I printed black and white
pages until the out of ink message appeared on the display. I opened
up the cover to replace the cartridges and then closed it again when
my phone rang. To my surprise, the out of ink message went away and I
was able to print a few more pages before it reappeared. (My review of
the 5300 versus HP'sC5180 should be up on Computerworld's Web site
this week).
Charlie Sorrel at Gadget Lab also picked up on the Epson announcement
and suggested a way around the efficiency issue. He writes that "...If
you can live with the mess, the cheapest (and some say best quality)
way to go is with bottles of ink and a specially adapted printer head.
The archival inks from Lyson, for instance, can be around 1/10th the
price of a cartridge..."
At the end of the day, however, this focus on ink tank efficiency
takes the user's eye off the ball. The study, commissioned by Epson,
is marketing spin in that it diverts attention away from cost per page
to the more esoteric efficiency of individual cartridges. But who
gives a damn how much ink is left in the cartridge if at the end of
the day you can print more pages for less money?
PC Pro gets it right in its story, Kodak inkjets doomed to failure,
says Epson, noting that "..Epson was reluctant to discuss specific
page yields and costs at its launch event.." but instead focused on
the "'ecological outcome" of wasting what PC Pro rightly refers to as
"a few millilitres of unused ink."
 
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Frank

KODAK,

IF YOU ARE READING THIS CAN YOU CONFIRM IF THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IS
TRUE. I STILL WANT TO BUY YOUR PRINTER, BUT NOT IF THE INK EFFICIENCY
IS THAT POOR.

STAN
Get lost meashershithead!
Frank
 

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