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Mint HP41CX's on ebay
Message #1 Posted by Tom (UK) on 6 Aug 2002, 12:59 p.m.

There is a whole load of mint(ish) boxed HP41CX's being sold on www.ebay.co.uk (search for hp* calc*) with a 'but it now' for 50 pounds (approx $75). The photo for all of them is the same, the manuals look sealed.

If you look at 'completed items' one person is buying most of them.

Is this a big find by someone and they are being sold off at a low price???

      
Re: Mint HP41CX's on ebay
Message #2 Posted by Ty Rogers on 6 Aug 2002, 3:45 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Tom (UK)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2044334933

      
Re: Mint HP41CX's on ebay
Message #3 Posted by gifron on 7 Aug 2002, 1:10 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Tom (UK)

Looks like a good opportunity to "enhance your collection" in you are in the UK. He only ships to the UK.

      
Re: Mint HP41CX's on ebay
Message #4 Posted by thibaut.be on 12 Aug 2002, 5:45 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Tom (UK)

[Link to auction bidding history deleted at the request of the seller]

            
Re: Mint HP41CX's on ebay
Message #5 Posted by Dave Mabry on 12 Aug 2002, 9:53 a.m.,
in response to message #4 by thibaut.be

Interesting indeed! That Leoglyph has been busy. Take a look here too... http://cgi6.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=1370347704

The fact that he "won" the HP-41CX will make it interesting to see what feedback, if any, gets applied. As far as I can tell these two auctions were from different sellers.

Too bad e-pay won't do anything about shill bidding. They always say there isn't enough evidence.

                  
Re: Mint HP41CX's on ebay
Message #6 Posted by David Smith on 12 Aug 2002, 12:58 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by Dave Mabry

It can be hard to tell from the photos, but that HP-15C does not look very mint to me. Also check out the manual and case in the photos.

                        
Re: Mint HP41CX's on ebay
Message #7 Posted by Dave Mabry on 12 Aug 2002, 2:43 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by David Smith

Out of curiosity I emailed the seller in this auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1370152495 The price seemed too high to be real. The seller told me that Leoglyph paid with Bidpay right away, so he seems to be for real. I wonder if he'd like to buy some of my collection... hmmmmmm Never mind. I'll keep them.

                  
Re: Mint HP41CX's on ebay
Message #8 Posted by Ellis Easley on 12 Aug 2002, 4:04 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by Dave Mabry

I think the repeated bidding only indicates inexperience or a misunderstanding/distrust of the Ebay "proxy bidding" system. I predict in a short time "Leoglyph" will join the ranks of the snipers!

                        
Re: Mint HP41CX's on ebay
Message #9 Posted by Scuba Diver on 15 Aug 2002, 6:06 p.m.,
in response to message #8 by Ellis Easley

Well, it looks like the curator can now update the price range chart for the 41CX...it looks like we've hit a new high!

            
Re: Mint HP41CX's on ebay
Message #10 Posted by sinibomb on 18 Aug 2002, 11:26 a.m.,
in response to message #4 by thibaut.be

'Now look here how "fake" biddings have appeared on this item...'

Baseless accusations of fraud like this can easily be interpretted as slander... I am reporting this to the forum manager for action as they see fit.

It's hardly any sellers fault if someone doesn't understand the proxy bidding system, or wants something so desperately they are prepared to pay over the odds for it.

Engage brain before typing next time...

                  
Who needs shill bidding?
Message #11 Posted by Gladiator (Bidder?) on 18 Aug 2002, 11:22 p.m.,
in response to message #10 by sinibomb

Hey.

I can't count how many auctions I've lost by a buck to a fellow collector from ....<grin>. He ought to have enough, now, for several dozen museums.

I should get some kind of kick-backs for being the second highest bidder so often...<grin>.

Slander, itself, is a strong word. I hope that this forum can be "free" enough to allow voicing of concerns such as keeping alert to the POSSIBILITY of misconduct. I think it protects everyone, including sellers. The bidder in this auction even admitted he was new at this.... and it turned out to be legit bidding.

Please, folks. Let's never let this forum stoop to the level of others. I don't want to see any more "fighting" words.

Peace, Love, and HP.

      
Re: Mint HP41CX's on ebay
Message #12 Posted by Gordon Dyer on 20 Aug 2002, 9:36 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Tom (UK)

I bought one of the mint 41CXs in the UK for 50, it does look unused with shrink wrapped manuals, just a slightly damaged box. Date code 2819S20688. Its my first HP-41 and I'm having fun trying it. I did wonder (for about 10 seconds) if I should keep it all shrink wrapped and re-sell it , but I am a user not a dealer.

            
Re: Mint HP41CX's on ebay
Message #13 Posted by David Smith on 21 Aug 2002, 5:15 p.m.,
in response to message #12 by Gordon Dyer

You might do good to put it away for the grandkids and go buy a nice used one on Ebay, etc.


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