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HP-15C Original UK Purchase Price
Message #1 Posted by SteveH on 3 May 2011, 2:59 p.m.

I'm just wondering what the original price of an HP-15C purchased in the UK in 1983 might have been.

I suspect it was a major investment (my father made in me) at the time and curious how it translates to 2011 prices.

      
Re: HP-15C Original UK Purchase Price
Message #2 Posted by hugh steers on 3 May 2011, 3:43 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by SteveH

from a communication on the same topic:

here are the 1 February 1983 UK recommended retail prices (including 15% VAT):

HP32E 58.18 HP10C 62.65 HP11C 80.56 HP15C 107.41 HP16C 107.41 HP33C 98.45 HP34C 134.26 HP12C 107.41 HP37E 80.56 HP38C 134.26 HP97A 633.77 HP41C 164.78 HP41CV 232.38 41 memory module 22.20 41 quad module/ time module/ extended functions module 66.60 41 card reader 164.78 HP7470A plotter (HPIL) 1316.75

            
Re: HP-15C Original UK Purchase Price
Message #3 Posted by SteveH on 3 May 2011, 4:08 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by hugh steers

Many thanks.

Steve

            
Re: HP-15C Original UK Purchase Price
Message #4 Posted by Gerson W. Barbosa on 3 May 2011, 6:50 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by hugh steers

Quote:
HP15C 107.41

which today is equivalent to at least 266.00, according to MeasuringWorth.com.

      
Re: HP-15C Original UK Purchase Price
Message #5 Posted by exschr on 3 May 2011, 4:58 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by SteveH

Quote:
I suspect it was a major investment (my father made in me) at the time and curious how it translates to 2011 prices.

IMHO, the investment was rather formativ than material. The early exposition to RPN shaped my expectation of how well designed engineering work should feel like in the hands of the user/consumer.

That's the "real value" of this investment.

            
Re: HP-15C Original UK Purchase Price
Message #6 Posted by Walter B on 4 May 2011, 1:57 a.m.,
in response to message #5 by exschr

I fullheartedly concur d:-)


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