|Re: I Got To Look at it....|
Message #41 Posted by Reinhard Hawel on 26 Oct 2000, 11:34 p.m.,
in response to message #40 by Mike Davis
I'm pretty sure, that it's a real 35 red dot after reading through this thread. I think there's hardly someone with another red dot machine in my surrounding, but I guess, that the effort falsifying a red dot machine is much larger than the earnings you can expect.
Just think, what you should have before even trying (the correct manual version, serial number, the red dot switch itself or a very early HP-35, ...).
The risk is rather high. If you fail, you have a v2 calculator with a hole in the front. Not, what I would wish, not to mention the time effort to make the machine look authentic.
It had also a very very good description. I've never seen anything that well-described on eBay. If one of the abt 30 photos would have shown a real hint to falsification, I'm sure two or three of the experts would have found it. Additionally, I guess, a false calculator would have had better cleaning (the falsifier would have wanted to make more money by making the calc look "sexy").
A guy, who wants to make money, wouldn't risk putting too much photos on the web. (he'd email some to a potential buyer, but posting them on a web, can open a broad discussion in the collectors community, which has already happened with this thread).
This together with the huge feedback, the seller owns, and now with Mikes statements, makes the machine and the seller very trustworthy...