|Re: HP-65 "restored?" with extras on ebay|
Message #11 Posted by Dan Lewis on 29 Nov 2012, 12:36 a.m.,
in response to message #10 by Keith Midson
Well, the auction ended and the same one has been relisted at near the same price, but this time, without the "or best offer" option. I have reason to suspect that's because someone (me) offered him $100 for it! I'd really like one of these, the whole magnetic card program thing just astounds me. But at $399, I guess I'll just have to wait. That is unless anyone here has one they'd like to sell!
On a sort of related note:
Awhile back, I was poking around on ebay and found an HP-35 security cradle with the HP-35 still in it! It was listed as non-working, but something about it told me that was not true. I got it home and sure enough, it didn't turn on. I wasn't about to let that stop me, however. I tried running it from the wall charger and EUREKA! IT WORKS! Sure enough, that could only mean one thing,the shorting bar at the top needed bent in a little. I also helped myself to its power switch, which was different from my other HP-35's. On my HP-35 (an early model) the switch had raised plastic all the way around the rectangle. On this late model one, the plastic was raised so that it would only contact the grooves that it was supposed to click into. This meant that it would provide more of a "click" when it was turned on and off. It was very interesting (and comforting) to see that HP paid attention to things like this and revised their design accordingly.