|Re: 33S situation is getting ugly...|
Message #3 Posted by Valentin Albillo on 15 Nov 2003, 11:49 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by CME750
"There's been plenty of 33S bashing on this forum. Well, at the same time there are many engineers and surveyors who are desperate for *any* basic, reasonably
priced RPN scientific. Even if it has an ugly keyboard."
Forgive me in advance, but there's something I think I don't fully understand, namely your "There are many engineers and surveyors who are desperate for *any* basic, reasonable priced RPN scientific" statement.
How can that be ? I still remember the times when I was a young student, with very little money to spare, yet I managed to buy first an HP-25, then an HP-67, which took a considerable effort and a lot of trade and work on my part to get the $$ required to purchase it. I guess many of this forum's readers have endured similar experiences.
Now the question is, why are your 'engineers and surveyors' so 'desperate' ? If they are, indeed, can't they resort to get an HP-15C, say, from eBay ? I know they aren't exactly cheap, but you can get one for, say $175-225, and that's pretty comparable with the original price, augmented by inflation, that an HP-67 commanded 26 years ago. If 'poor' students like me could do it at the time, why can't present 'engineers and surveyors' ?
In other words, if people are really so 'desperate', stop sticking to your money like mad, stop waiting for such weird, ugly, underdeveloped products as the 33S (which might as well get banished from the exams if someone discovers it has A-Z on the keyboard), and spend that money on a nifty HP-15C or 41CV out of eBay, this MoHP Classified, or whatever. It'll end your 'desperation' once and for all, and you'll be glad you did, now, and many years from now.
Best regards from V.