|Shocker! Nice HP-70 sells for only $260|
Message #1 Posted by Michael de Estrada on 22 June 2011, 1:43 p.m.
It's commonplace to see threads on this forum discussing outrageouly high TAS auction sale prices for vintage calcs and accessories, but how about amazingly low sale prices? Something to this effect happened earlier today, as a very nice HP-70 sold for a mere $260. In the past, an HP-70 in good condition would easily fetch over $500, and in one case nearly $1000.
There were several factors that probably affected the final price.
First, it was domestic only with no shipping beyond the USA.
Second, the auction ended at an odd time, middle of the week at a time of the morning when many potential bidders were probably somewhere between home and work.
Third, this auction comes after a period in the last 1 1/2 years in which more than a dozen HP-70s have sold, and perhaps all the high roller buyers have been exhausted, leaving only budget buyers.
Anyways, there is one very lucky collector out there today.