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Vintage PROTOTYPE HP Xpander Calculator. MINT CONDITION
Message #1 Posted by gileno on 14 Dec 2007, 5:27 a.m.

Ebay Link

      
Re: Vintage PROTOTYPE HP Xpander Calculator. MINT CONDITION
Message #2 Posted by Walter B on 14 Dec 2007, 5:38 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by gileno

Bom dia Gileno,

how about being quiet once? Yoa are reducing the chances for buying at reasonable prices to zero d;-)

Comprimentos, Walter

            
Re: Vintage PROTOTYPE HP Xpander Calculator. MINT CONDITION
Message #3 Posted by gileno on 14 Dec 2007, 7:39 a.m.,
in response to message #2 by Walter B

I apologize :-(

Edited: 14 Dec 2007, 7:39 a.m.

                  
Re: Vintage PROTOTYPE HP Xpander Calculator. MINT CONDITION
Message #4 Posted by Ron G. on 14 Dec 2007, 9:44 a.m.,
in response to message #3 by gileno

No need to feel bad. Nobody here uses "that auction site" anyway. ;^)

      
Re: Vintage PROTOTYPE HP Xpander Calculator. MINT CONDITION
Message #5 Posted by Meenzer on 14 Dec 2007, 6:03 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by gileno

Quote:
Ebay Link

Thanks for the link!

Sharing information is what this forum is all about!

      
Re: Vintage PROTOTYPE HP Xpander Calculator. MINT CONDITION
Message #6 Posted by Frank Boehm (Germany) on 14 Dec 2007, 9:02 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by gileno

I actually doubt the "110 pieces left" story. These do pop up every other week on ebay - but I have never seen a not-mint-in-box one! This leaves two possibilities: the same 50 units steadily change hands *or* most of the calcs were not returned or not destroyed after being returned. I think if you start asking around in this forum or at collectors, you'll easily end up with at least 25 mint-in-box units. How likely is that?

            
Re: Vintage PROTOTYPE HP Xpander Calculator. MINT CONDITION
Message #7 Posted by Raymond Del Tondo on 15 Dec 2007, 1:23 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Frank Boehm (Germany)

Regardless whether there exist 10 or 100 or even 1000 Xpanders,
I'm sure some of tem are simply floating around between collectors,
when they realize that this ugly-ugly device has absolutely no practical use.

Apart from that, it doesn't have much in common with a typical HP calculator.
Looking back, I think it was the right decision to cancel that beast,
as it was done with the Jornada X25, which also wasn't fish nor flesh...

Just my Eurocents;-)

Raymond


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