|Re: Valuing of Calcs and Related Stuff?|
Message #8 Posted by megarat on 6 July 2010, 11:59 a.m.,
in response to message #7 by Maximilian Hohmann
Just out of curiosity: What would you consider to be a _bad_ home for your HP stuff?
I think the definition of "good home" comes to mean "someone who really appreciates, knows a lot about, and wants the calculator for the long term".
Myself, the quintessential "bad home" would be someone that I gave a good deal to, under the expectation that they're a kindred spirit and happy about the acquisition, but then they turn it around and try to profit from the deal, coburlin-style.
(EDIT: I also suppose the definition would also include someone who intends to destroy the calculator while wearing a TI t-shirt as a means of performance art, but I don't think there are many of those out there.)
When I had the nice luck of finding a lot of working HP 27 calculators at a surplus sale, I sold nearly all of them through this forum and they were great transactions. I think it worked out best all around: I got a reasonable price (~ current eBay auction value minus 20%), the buyers finally got the scarce calculator they were looking for (at a reasonably good price), and I got to meet all these nice HP enthusiasts all over the world. I wish I could have that sort of luck again, and only partially for the money.
Edited: 6 July 2010, 12:26 p.m.