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Where to safely buy a PRIME
Message #1 Posted by John Stark on 2 Oct 2013, 2:00 p.m.

To all:

I am quite interested in buying a PRIME, but am concerned about the current array of sellers (Amazon souks, E bay flippers and the like). Does anyone know when it will be available "officially" on the HP US site(s), or through major US channels ?

I have seen it shown on HP's site without pricing and "Add to Cart" option.

I do not want to get stuck with some premature, world-market version of the PRIME.

Sorry for seeming to be an old coot, but I don't want to repeat the HP-15c-LE experience.

Thanks so much.

John Stark (HP-45/80/65 Still in use !)

      
Re: Where to safely buy a PRIME
Message #2 Posted by Steve Fennell on 2 Oct 2013, 2:19 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by John Stark

I originally tried ordering through pcsuperstore.com, but they informed me they were out of stock. So I ordered through buy.com, which is now rakuten.com. The calculator is also sold by buy.com, not one of their third party sellers. It was $110.

I have used buy.com for about 15 years and not had any trouble so far. I suspect the major stores like Amazon and Newegg should have some stock soon.

EDIT: corrected subject line.

Edited: 3 Oct 2013, 12:30 p.m.

      
Re: Where to safely buy a PRIME
Message #3 Posted by kris223 on 3 Oct 2013, 12:08 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by John Stark

I bought mine off Amazon. I would check the seller rating before buying. No guarantees, but that's what I did.

      
Re: Where to safely buy a PRIME
Message #4 Posted by Eddie W. Shore on 3 Oct 2013, 8:28 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by John Stark

Bach Company and Sampson Cables has HP Prime calculators for sale.

      
Re: Where to safely buy a PRIME
Message #5 Posted by BruceTTT on 4 Oct 2013, 10:51 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by John Stark

Just bought and received mine from HPcalc.org. No problems at all.

      
Re: Where to safely buy a PRIME
Message #6 Posted by Dale Reed on 5 Oct 2013, 6:12 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by John Stark

Received mine from costcentral.com ... Cost Central is appears to be an office supply seller in Erie, PA, but the calculator was received from a distribution center in Mississippi --- exactly the same as when I ordered my 15C/LE and 12C/30th from them. (IIRC from the 15C/LE discussions, several of the online sellers use that same distribution center.)

There were TWO items listed on the costcentral website: HWP-NW280AA-ABA at about $122, and simply NW280AA-ABA at about $107 (USD), with shipping at about 6 bucks. I ordered the latter, and they honored the lower price. I got mine about 4 days after ordering, even though the website showed "special order - 2 to 3 weeks" for delivery...

So their website wasn't perfect. Their service has been good when I've ordered.

Dale

            
Re: Where to safely buy a PRIME
Message #7 Posted by Michael de Estrada on 5 Oct 2013, 9:46 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Dale Reed

Thanks for the heads up. I just placed an order for the Prime with Cost Central, aka Erie Computer for $106.08 + $8.06 FEDEX Ground shipping. I've done business with them before and they are totally legit. They typically have the best prices, except maybe Buy dot com, but I didn't see the Prime currently listed with them.

                  
Re: Where to safely buy a PRIME
Message #8 Posted by Cristian Arezzini on 6 Oct 2013, 2:23 a.m.,
in response to message #7 by Michael de Estrada

With Cost Central, is it the item labelled as "HP-LCD" (here)? The only item clearly stated as "HP Prime" is the $120 one, but as stated, the product number seems to be the same. I'd hate to place an order for something different...

                        
Re: Where to safely buy a PRIME
Message #9 Posted by Michael de Estrada on 6 Oct 2013, 9:34 a.m.,
in response to message #8 by Cristian Arezzini

Hi Cristian,

Yes, I believe it is the correct item, although I won't be 100% sure until I receive it. However, since it matches the product number that Dale provided, and he has already received his HP Prime, I am confident that it is correct. My order confirmation from Cost Central also lists it as "HP--LCD" and "NW280AA#ABA". I'll post again in this thread when I receive mine.

Update on Monday, 7/10/13 - The order now appears in my Cost Central online account, and the description is "HP Prime Graphing Calculator" So, I believe you can be confident that it is the correct item if you choose to order it through Cost Central under this listing.

Edited: 7 Oct 2013, 10:12 a.m.

                        
Re: Where to safely buy a PRIME
Message #10 Posted by Dale Reed on 7 Oct 2013, 8:32 p.m.,
in response to message #8 by Cristian Arezzini

Yep, that's the one I ordered and received. Dale

                              
Re: Where to safely buy a PRIME
Message #11 Posted by Cristian Arezzini on 8 Oct 2013, 12:20 p.m.,
in response to message #10 by Dale Reed

I tried to place an order with them, but apparently they don't accept payments from Italian credit cards, even if I wanted the calculator shipped to a New York address. :(

      
Re: Where to safely buy a PRIME
Message #12 Posted by Marcus von Cube, Germany on 10 Oct 2013, 6:15 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by John Stark

I bought mine here in Germany from Dynatech for 153.95 including shipping. Not cheap but a reliable source.

      
Re: Where to safely buy a PRIME
Message #13 Posted by Terje Vallestad on 10 Oct 2013, 12:28 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by John Stark

I bought at Oxford Educational Supplies in the UK 113.94 incl VAT. Postage is an extra 3.00 + VAT. Calc arrived within a week

            
Re: Where to safely buy a PRIME
Message #14 Posted by Chris Tvergard on 10 Oct 2013, 1:17 p.m.,
in response to message #13 by Terje Vallestad

Doesn't that make it USD 186 in the UK and USD 208 in Germany.

                  
Re: Where to safely buy a PRIME
Message #15 Posted by Terje Vallestad on 10 Oct 2013, 3:26 p.m.,
in response to message #14 by Chris Tvergard

About that yes. We are used to getting ripped off in the UK. Official HP price is 149, so a reasonable offer locally.


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