Take care when you are thinking of importing goods into the Uk from outside of the EU. You will have to pay around an extra 30% in import duty, VAT and customs clearance plus freight. If the deal still looks good go ahead, Iíve imported quite a bit from the USA without problem, mainly Graphex bits and LF lenses. You would have course have a voltage problem with electrical goods from the USA, not insurmountable though. As for your question on flatbeds, any of those from the main manufactures that are fitted with transparency hoods will be fine. I have Canon D2400U that Iím happy with.