Um, isn't this what husband's are for?
At least this is what my husband is for!
We've been blessed with a lot of old photos.
I know we've already scanned in 1,000's of them, so paying someone else is not cost effective.
We got a Kodak portable scanner.
What a life saver!
It scanned at 600 ppi for us.
All you have to do is to stick it in one side and it comes out the other and then it goes on to a little card like in your camera.
It sure beats lifting a lid, positioning, doing a scan, cropping, rescanning, etc that I have to do from my regular printer/scanner combo.
It eventually developed a line on it, so we have to get another one, but certainly cheaper than having someone else do it.
Or worse yet, having my precious photos lost in the mail!