Need help finding Kodak printer dock...

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Matt Ion, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. Matt Ion

    Matt Ion Guest

    My parents have a Kodak DX-4300 camera we got them a couple years ago.
    Not being overly technological people, they take a few pictures with it,
    but don't do much with them after that (except maybe bring the camera to
    me and get me to print the pics). For Christmas, we'd like to get them
    the accompanying printer dock... unfortunately, the CX/DX-3000/4000
    series cameras only work with the Printer Dock 4000, which is now
    discontinued. They used to run around CDN$300 new, and not long ago I
    saw several going on eBay for about $170 "Buy Now"... but unfortunately
    waited too long and missed out; now all anyone's got are the 6000-series
    docks, except a couple 4000s that are going for US$250+, which even with
    the strong CDN$, comes out to more than a new one would cost, IF I could
    find one...

    So, here's hoping someone in these parts might have one they're not
    needing anymore, or could suggest an online Canadian seller I could try,
    or... any other suggestions?

    I'm sure not paying $300 for one, as I can get a brand new 6000 *with*
    4MP camera from Costco for $439...
     
    Matt Ion, Nov 29, 2004
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  2. Matt Ion

    Ken Weitzel Guest

    Hi...

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=15222&item=3856740337&rd=1

    This one's about 50 canadian now; there's still a
    couple of days left, though...

    Ken
     
    Ken Weitzel, Nov 29, 2004
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  3. Gene Palmiter, Nov 29, 2004
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  4. Matt Ion

    Matt Ion Guest

    Matt Ion, Nov 29, 2004
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  5. Matt Ion

    Matt Ion Guest

    Yeah, done that search too... remember that little word "Canadian" in my
    post? Apparently Google doesn't understand the significance of it,
    because 95% of the hits I ever get when including it end up being
    US-based sellers anyway, many of whom don't ship to Canada, or don't
    warranty in Canada, or don't accept Canadian credit cards, etc. etc.
    (your shoppingcartsplus.com link even has a special page listing
    specific limitations and extra charges for Canadian customers -
    http://www.qualitydigital.shoppingcartsplus.com/page/page/690784.htm)

    I was going on the assumption that humanoids had slightly more
    intelligent parsing abilities to know that that "Canadian" factor was
    kinda critical.

    My fault for assuming, I guess.

    (I don't want to know where everything is in the damn world, only within
    the second-largest damn country thereof... Google doesn't understand that).
     
    Matt Ion, Nov 29, 2004
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  6. Matt Ion

    Matt Ion Guest

    By the way, before anyone else suggests it... I did a search for "Kodak
    printer dock 4000" on google.ca - allegedly a Canadian-oriented flavor
    of Google.

    The first non-sponsored hit is for amazon.com, who don't ship to Canada,
    and they list the 4000 as discontinued and not available.

    The second hit is a FAQ from kodak.com (not kodak.ca).

    The next two are reviews from a couple of different UK(!!) sites.

    Next is a review from PcPhotoReview.com, a US-based site as near as I
    can tell.

    Following that are two more reviews, one from another UK site, one from
    shopping.yahoo.com.

    Finally there's a seller listing - superwarehouse.com, a US site, yet
    again - with no Canadian purchasing/shipping info anywhere except a
    non-toll-free number for "International orders".

    After that are several more reviews, many once again from UK websites...

    The Sponsored links, btw, are all either the same eBay searches, US
    online retailers, or a ca.pricegrabber.com, a Canadian version of the
    price-comparison site, which returns no hits at all.

    So much for Google.CA.

    This is why I ask here, hoping someone with half a brain will have some
    useful information, other than the equivalent of "RTFM".
     
    Matt Ion, Nov 29, 2004
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  7. Matt Ion

    Ron Hunter Guest

    I think that is your best solution. You will end up with a better
    camera, and better printer, too.
     
    Ron Hunter, Nov 29, 2004
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  8. It's hard to put myself in your shoes...not living in a third world country
    as you do I have never been told that I cannot get something because there
    are not roads to my town. Seems that someone would have found a way to
    search for Canadian firms. I have worked on some shipping to asia and the
    forms are a pain. How hard is it to ship to Canada? I think it would
    fustrate me too.

    As for second largest...who cares? It's population that counts to
    marketers....trees and moose don't purchase off the internet.

    Hey! Wait a minute...that page you sent me doesn't say you can get it...it
    say how you can. Just do what it says.
     
    Gene Palmiter, Nov 29, 2004
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  9. Matt Ion

    Ken Weitzel Guest

    Hmmm. Third world country?

    Is this why the usa is the most admired, beloved, and
    respected nation on earth?

    Or - wait a minute - am I mistaken ?
     
    Ken Weitzel, Nov 29, 2004
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  10. Matt Ion

    Ken Weitzel Guest

    You might try asking in rec.photo.marketplace.digital
    and see if there's any available.

    Also, unless you've already done it; you could look in
    the (your city).forsale groups. (I checked winnipeg's for
    you; there are none here)

    Good luck.

    Ken
     
    Ken Weitzel, Nov 29, 2004
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  11. Matt Ion

    Matt Ion Guest

    None in van.forsale either.
     
    Matt Ion, Nov 30, 2004
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  12. Matt Ion

    Matt Ion Guest

    It's NOT hard to ship from the US to Canada... nonetheless, many
    American retailers simply refuse to do it. Many also don't accept
    Canadian credit cards (you'd think a Visa is a Visa is a Visa,
    especially with all their ads about places around the world that "only"
    accept Visa, but nope...)
     
    Matt Ion, Nov 30, 2004
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  13. Matt Ion

    Matt Ion Guest

    Aside from the minor issue that I *don't have* over $400 to drop on a
    Christmas gift...
     
    Matt Ion, Nov 30, 2004
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  14. Matt Ion

    Ron Hunter Guest

    I understand, but you did mention it as an option. Perhaps regular
    trips to Wal-Mart/Sam's to print from the flash card will work for now.
    It's what I do if I want prints.
     
    Ron Hunter, Nov 30, 2004
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  15. Matt Ion

    Matt Ion Guest

    Not as an option... only to illustrate why paying upwards $300 (original
    retail) for the 4000 is not attractive.
    Like I said, these are not technologically savvy people; these are
    people who don't even care that the VCR has been flashing "12:00" for
    years. There's already an HP photoprinter in the house, one with card
    slots that will print directly from the Kodak's CS card... this is
    beyond both their comprehension, and the time to attempt to learn it.
    Travelling to the nearest mall to get prints done is more trouble than
    it worth. Dropping the camera on the dock and hitting "Print" is about
    all they can handle.
     
    Matt Ion, Nov 30, 2004
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  16. Matt Ion

    Ron Hunter Guest

    Gee, how did they ever manage to put film in a film camera?
     
    Ron Hunter, Nov 30, 2004
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  17. Ron Hunter wrote:
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    That's what the boy at the shop does....

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Nov 30, 2004
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  18. Matt Ion

    Ron Hunter Guest

    It's a wonder people like that can find their way home when they go to
    the grocery store.... Sigh.
     
    Ron Hunter, Dec 1, 2004
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  19. Matt Ion

    Matt Ion Guest

    Putting the film in was never a problem.

    Getting it developed anytime within two years of finishing the roll is
    another matter...
     
    Matt Ion, Dec 1, 2004
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  20. Matt Ion

    Ron Hunter Guest

    Yeah, that's another reason I switched from film. No more wasted film
    because I didn't finish off a roll....
     
    Ron Hunter, Dec 1, 2004
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