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HP-30b available at Office Depot.....soon
Message #1 Posted by Don Shepherd on 4 Aug 2010, 10:03 a.m.

Richard Nelson recently wrote that the HP-30b will be available at Office Depot stores in August. I checked it out today. The calculators haven't arrived yet, but there is a peg labelled "HP-30bii, HP financial calculator, $49.99". I had to laugh at the "ii" and wonder where that came from. The salesman checked his inventory and saw 0 units, but from the peg it looks like it is on the way.

      
Re: HP-30b available at Office Depot.....soon
Message #2 Posted by Joe Burwell on 4 Aug 2010, 7:18 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Don Shepherd

I saw some today at the Office Depot in Athens, Georgia.

            
Re: HP-30b available at Office Depot.....soon
Message #3 Posted by Don Shepherd on 4 Aug 2010, 9:09 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Joe Burwell

Thanks Joe. I'll check again in a couple of days and see if they make it to Louisville.

      
Re: HP-30b available at Office Depot.....soon
Message #4 Posted by Tom Mathes on 5 Aug 2010, 11:24 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Don Shepherd

Quote:
Richard Nelson recently wrote that the HP-30b will be available at Office Depot stores in August. I checked it out today. The calculators haven't arrived yet, but there is a peg labelled "HP-30bii, HP financial calculator, $49.99". I had to laugh at the "ii" and wonder where that came from. The salesman checked his inventory and saw 0 units, but from the peg it looks like it is on the way.

I just checked their consumer on-line store and the business OD web page (for corporate clients only; company I work for uses them for office supplies). It doesn't show for on-line purchases; must be an in-store only item for now.

            
Re: HP-30b available at Office Depot.....soon
Message #5 Posted by Tim Wessman on 5 Aug 2010, 11:59 a.m.,
in response to message #4 by Tom Mathes

Considering the problem is usually the other way around, I'd say that is an improvement! :-)

TW

      
also at Amazon.com finally
Message #6 Posted by Don Shepherd on 5 Aug 2010, 3:45 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Don Shepherd

here

            
Re: At Samson Cables also,
Message #7 Posted by Gerson W. Barbosa on 5 Aug 2010, 5:07 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Don Shepherd

and they ship it worldwide.

                  
Re: At Samson Cables also,
Message #8 Posted by Don Shepherd on 5 Aug 2010, 7:30 p.m.,
in response to message #7 by Gerson W. Barbosa

Unfortunately, the spec sheet at Samson says "programmable with 32K user memory." This has been a problem since day 1. Some nimrod, probably in marketing, put 32k in the spec sheet when, in fact, there are 290 bytes of user memory. That's a huge difference.

Tim, tell somebody in marketing that resellers are still saying 32K and it's WRONG!!

Don

                        
Re: At Samson Cables also,
Message #9 Posted by Don Shepherd on 6 Aug 2010, 12:13 p.m.,
in response to message #8 by Don Shepherd

They fixed it! Praise be!

                              
Re: At Samson Cables also,
Message #10 Posted by Gerson W. Barbosa on 6 Aug 2010, 3:33 p.m.,
in response to message #9 by Don Shepherd

Just yesterday it read up to 32KB RAM. Looks like they read your post (Carl?). I wish they had a couple of 33s left - I've bought twice from them, excellent service!


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