|Re: 42S in good shape in Canada--rats!!!|
Message #7 Posted by Les Wright on 3 Dec 2006, 11:07 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Patrick Jamet
Still makes me weep....
Influenced by Thomas Okken's briliant Free42, I just HAD to get a 42s back in May. I ended up paying around $300US (it came with manuals and box), and it isn't in nearly as good shape as the one that sold. I don't care so much about manuals, thanks to our favourite DVD, and the box, though beloved by collectors, is really irrelevant to me.
At least I am learning and made some wiser purchases this weekend--a 33c in excellent shape with manuals for $100, and a 97 that works but needs a printer cleaning for under $200 (unfortunately, cardreader status unknown but I am not expecting much). I splurged on a lovely 45 (around $200), but I didn't mind since it came with manuals and case and has a recently refurbished battery pack, and has the advantage of coming from a Canadian seller so I don't have to fret about duty. Also, it is simply a gorgeous little chunk of electronic nostalgia, even if it has limited capabilities compared to later programmables. Also, Mr. Palmer Hanson helped me dodge a bullet by not bidding on an overpriced TI59 with printer that looks lovely but probably can't be used by me since it is European issue.
I believe there is collector's karma, and I am being compensated for earlier pricey purchases by better "deals" as I get wiser and more patient.