|Re: HP 42S sells for < $100 H**l freezes|
Message #4 Posted by Geoff Quickfall on 19 Oct 2009, 1:04 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Michael de Estrada
Just a few points:
1. It never ceases to amaze me to see a 'USA' only sale. I know
there are reasons for this; personal, export requirements,
shipping problems and etc. But if you want top dollar bid you
have to open up the bidding to the REST of the world.
2. The description was not the greatest:
"Workhorse, used, 15
years, small dent but does not affect the operation."
"Wow, works perfectly after all these years, no sticky or
noisy keys. One owner (me) and it was my main calculator!
Moving on to a graphing machine for work so no longer
Yeah, I know, sounds corny, but it does work!
3. Some artwork when it comes to photography?
4. one does not, a series make! When I see 5 in a row go,
working, for under 100 USd then I think the price is comming
The one pictured above went for 50 USd, granted it was not functional and the keyboard was a mess and the scratches and dents were very visible.
Just to see how strange the market is there is one listed with a "RESERVE NOT MET" and a leaky LCD panel. The bidding is at 100 USd at this moment. Now unless you have a spare panel kicking about, the ability to get in and swap it, it seems that the price is rather high and the reserve is not met yet.
Enough rambling, I chalk it up to Ebay and the collector mentallity!