When the family went for shopping mid of last year, hubby and I decided to look for a fax machine for our personal use. At the mall, we hopped on those computer stores to look for the different fax machines available and we ended up buying a multi-functional one. Although products like this are expensive we thought that it will be a good investment for family's present and future use indeed. We bought this 6 in 1 flatbed digital multi-functional Brother MFC-260C for almost $190 bucks. The payment was made under an installment basis among one of our credit cards equivalent to six months making it a lot easier for us to pay it.
At home, for several times of using it I could say that it was a best buy. The machine scanned well and I don't have a hard time doing it by myself. After hubby installed the cd of the software the next is history. I just need to turn on the machine, click the scan and image buttons in my computer and presto the document lying down the machine will be scanned in no time at all. I do usually save my scanned images in a jpeg file extension as hubby wanted and what's best about it is that I will be able to have a copy of our important documents save and safe in our computer.
If you are looking for a certain machine maybe multi-functional machines like this one would sound better for you.