|Re: prices & gossip|
Message #3 Posted by Randy Sloyer(US) on 12 Jan 2003, 7:19 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by db(martinez,california)
Computer store? What and where is this place? I thought HP stopped distributing through all but the "Big Box" stores. My local "computer store" (Micro Center) stopped carrying HP calcs more than a year ago. I'm curious as to how a "little guy" gets the apparent last batch of HP calcs on the planet?
I have heard a rumor that HP had sold off everything the bean counters considered "excessive" inventory before the Compaq merger to raise cash. Let us not forget the $96 42S replacements, not that long ago. Perhaps this is result? Bargain prices for those of us who don't need manuals?
As for the Samson Cable connection, if he got a pile of 32Sii service replacements from HP, why is he still buying them on eBay? I think the 32Sii is gone, plain and simple. I referred a person direct to HP about two weeks ago for a replacement, and they reported back that HP offered them a 48GX in place of the 32Sii, as they had none available.
The end is near, with the apparent exception of your bargain find of the LAST BATCH OF HP CALCULATORS AS WE KNOW THEM!
Would you let the rest of the world in on where this is?