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HP-21 sells for nearly $400 on TOS!
Message #1 Posted by Michael Meyer on 18 Sept 2010, 10:34 a.m.

Now I regret cannibalizing so many cheap HP-21's in the past for working ACT chips!

      
Re: HP-21 sells for nearly $400 on TOS!
Message #2 Posted by Michael de Estrada on 18 Sept 2010, 10:40 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Michael Meyer

I always thought the acronym was "TAS" for "The Auction Site." What is "TOS" ?

            
Re: HP-21 sells for nearly $400 on TOS!
Message #3 Posted by Michael Meyer on 18 Sept 2010, 10:43 a.m.,
in response to message #2 by Michael de Estrada

"That Other Site". Sort of like, "He who must not be named..." For those of us who are avoiding mentioning--- you know, THAT site. Maybe I've got it wrong and will still be struck down by lightning.

Edited: 18 Sept 2010, 10:47 a.m.

                  
Re: HP-21 sells for nearly $400 on TOS!
Message #4 Posted by Namir on 18 Sept 2010, 11:16 a.m.,
in response to message #3 by Michael Meyer

You meant TAS ....

:-)

                        
Re: HP-21 sells for nearly $400 on TOS!
Message #5 Posted by Michael Meyer on 18 Sept 2010, 8:14 p.m.,
in response to message #4 by Namir

I think you're right...

                  
Re: HP-21 sells for nearly $400 on TOS!
Message #6 Posted by Michael de Estrada on 18 Sept 2010, 11:58 a.m.,
in response to message #3 by Michael Meyer

I always thought "That Other Site" was this TOS

Edited: 18 Sept 2010, 12:00 p.m.

                        
Re: HP-21 sells for nearly $400 on TOS!
Message #7 Posted by Joerg Woerner on 18 Sept 2010, 1:14 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Michael de Estrada

Thanks - Joerg

Greetings from The Dark Side of the Moon!

                        
Re: HP-21 sells for nearly $400 on TOS!
Message #8 Posted by Namir on 18 Sept 2010, 8:22 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Michael de Estrada

Nope! It's another site dedicated to the HP41C.

      
Re: HP-21 sells for nearly $400 on TOS!
Message #9 Posted by Han on 18 Sept 2010, 11:35 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Michael Meyer

Looks like a bid war between two guys who felt they had to have a mint HP-21. If it were the case that 40 of those 60 bids were from unique buyers, then I would feel regretful about cannibalizing those HP-21 calculators.

Just my 21 cents.

            
Re: HP-21 sells for nearly $400 on TOS!
Message #10 Posted by Michael de Estrada on 18 Sept 2010, 11:52 a.m.,
in response to message #9 by Han

I didn't see this particular auction, but in the past it seems that the HP 21 has been a pretty common Woodstock, and rarely if ever have I seen them sell for over $200. I have one that is pretty minty that cost me less than $100. Had this been an HP 27 or 29C or maybe even a 25C I could understand it if they sold for such an amount, but the HP 21 and 25 should not. As you said, it was just a bidding war between two big egos or perhaps a shill at work here?

      
Re: HP-21 sells for nearly $400 on TOS!
Message #11 Posted by Juergen Keller on 18 Sept 2010, 12:52 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Michael Meyer

Well, there might be HP-21s that are quite rare and might be worth $400, like this one: Yokogawa HP-21

            
Re: HP-21 sells for nearly $400 on TOS!
Message #12 Posted by Michael de Estrada on 18 Sept 2010, 12:58 p.m.,
in response to message #11 by Juergen Keller

Not for me, but OTOH the HP-41CY Turbo, absolutely!

                  
Re: HP-21 sells for nearly $400 on TOS!
Message #13 Posted by Juergen Keller on 18 Sept 2010, 6:05 p.m.,
in response to message #12 by Michael de Estrada

That's one of my Holy Grails, but that's another thread :-)

            
Re: HP-21 sells for nearly $400 on TOS!
Message #14 Posted by Michael Meyer on 20 Sept 2010, 3:57 p.m.,
in response to message #11 by Juergen Keller

Juergen: That IS very cool.

Edited: 20 Sept 2010, 3:58 p.m.

      
Re: HP-21 sells for nearly $400 on TOS!
Message #15 Posted by Peter Geiser on 18 Sept 2010, 4:56 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Michael Meyer

So I really should sell my Woodstocks...

But for various reasons, I prefer not to sell on TAS.

Regards
Peter


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