Now before you go on and buy a scanner, you need to figure out just what is the reason behind you wanting to buy a scanner. Are you buying a scanner to get high resolution images, are you looking to scan text documents, or are you looking to do a little of both.
You need to figure out where your priorities lay, whether you want speed, or high quality images.
This is something that only you can answer, which is why you should consider spending ample time questioning yourself and then coming to the conclusion over just what it is that you actually want your scanner to end up doing.
After you have figured out what it is that you want your scanner to do, the next thing to do is to do an online search over just what kinds of scanners are available that end up doing what you want.
Now you are most probably going to end up with a number of different options, so carefully go on and browse through them and short list around four or five of them.
With the options now shortlisted, go on and hit the local markets and search for the scanners that you went on to short list.
Once you find them, go ahead and check out which one seems to look at work better than the rest in person. At the same time, look at the prices on them and settle on one that you feel works the best and fits perfectly into your price range.