Cheap Barcode Scanners for sale

Cheap Entry Level Barcode Scanners, good quality with a minimum of 1 Year Warranty.

We at JNS Technologies have had a good look at all the cheaper barcode scanners on the market and have rejected many of them due to reliability issues.

Here is our recommended list of cheap entry level 1D handheld scanners:

Newland HR1250-70 Anchoa

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We have added the Newland HR1250-70 USB Barcode Scanner to our product list as an ideal Entry Level Scanner

It is an affordable, light weight scanner with good scanning and decoding capabilities.

The HR1250-70 comes with a 5 year Factory Warranty, giving you peace of mind.

We give this Entry Level Scanner 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

Price: R465 incl vat (31 January 2019)

 Argox AS8050 

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The new scanner from Argox (A Sato Company) is proving to be very popular and been one of our top sellers over the last four month.

The scanner come standard with a Stand, USB cable and a 12 month factory warranty.

The scanners reliability seems to be great with not one unit returned as faulty (31 January 2019)

We give this Entry Level Scanner 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

Price: R645 incl vat (31 January 2019)

 Cipherlab 1000A

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The Cipherlab 1000A CCD scanner has been around for some time and has proven itself to be quite a tough Entry Level scanner. 

The scanner comes in either a USB, Keyboard Wedge or Serial model. The 1000 CCD has the standard 12 month factory warranty.

Reliability of this unit has been good over the last few years with very few coming in for repair.

We give this Entry Level Scanner 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

Price: R665 incl vat (31 January 2019)

Datalogic QW2120 Quickscan Lite

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The QW2120 Lite imaging scanner from Datalogic is also amongst our top sellers with a proven track record. There have been very few coming back for repair.

The scanner comes in either a USB,Keyboard Wedge or Serial kit and includes a Stand and a 36 month factory warranty.

We give this Entry Level Scanner 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

Price: 820 incl vat (31 January 2019)


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Purchasing cheap barcode scanners from online stores

We receive many requests for support on Barcode Scanners that have been purchased from online stores. There are quite a few cheap unknown brands of scanners that are available lately from various online merchants.

There seems to be a lack of support from most of the online stores. Barcode Scanners and Printers can be quite complex when certain configurations need to be programmed into these units.

Its not possible for us to help clients that have bought these scanners or printers. We only deal with the Major brands like Datalogic, Honeywell, Cipherlab, Argox and Zebra. All the Barcode Scanners and Label Printers come from reputable distributors that have footprints across South Africa. All warranty and out of warranty repairs are done locally.

We only offer technical support or advice on the devices purchased from us.

Please consider the above before deciding where to purchase your Barcode Products. We offer personal support – Henry is available to chat about what model will best suite your needs or application.

Our best selling General Purpose Barcode Scanner has to be the Datalogic Quickscan Lite QW2120. The scanner comes with a scan stand and USB Cable and carries a 3 Year Warranty.

Datalogic QW2120 Barcode Scanners

The QW2120 has Datalogics “Green Spot” Technology which throws a green circle of light on the barcode after a successful read. When inserted in the Scan Stand it becomes auto sensing. This means the scanner becomes a Hands Free device, you just need to pass the barcode in front of the scanner to be scanned.

The Datalogic Quickscan Lite QW2120 USB Kit normally sells for about R650 including vat, depending on the exchange rate at the time the scanners are brought in to South Africa.

QR Code Scanners

What is a QR Code and which Barcode Scanners can read them?
A QR Code or Quick Response Code are 2D (Two Dimensional) barcodes that can hold a lot more information that the traditional 1D (One Dimensional) Barcode.

1D Barcode 2D Barcode or QR Code

QR Codes are printed in magazines, business cards and can be sent to smart phones to perform a variety of functions.

QR Code Scanners or Readers

The majority of the 2D scanners supplied by us are able to read QR codes that are printed or off screens.

Honeywell Youjie YJ4600 2D USB Barcode Scanner (Cost Effective Scanner)

Honeywell 1450G 2D USB Barcode Scanner

Honeywell 1452G 2D Wireless Bluetooth USB Barcode Scanner

Honeywell Youjie YJ4600 USB Honeywell 1450G USB Honeywell 1452G Bluetooth USB