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EduCALC catalogs
07-27-2016, 06:50 PM
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EduCALC catalogs
Are the old EduCALC catalogs available online? I have a couple but would be curious to look at some of the others.
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07-28-2016, 01:52 AM
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EduCALC catalogs - some on HP Museum Document Set
A number of them are already on the document set flash key:

EduCALC Catalogs

Book Catalog 8
Volume 12
Volume 15
Volume 18: 1983
Volume 27: 1985
Volume 29: 1985
Volume 41: 1988
Volume 45: 1989
Volume 52: 1991
Volume 52S: 1991
Volume 53: 1991
Volume 54: 1991
Volume 58: 1993
Volume 59 1993
Volume 60: 1993
Volume 61: 1993
Volume 62: 1994
Volume 63: 1994
Volume 65: 1994
Volume 66: 1995
Volume 69: 1995
Volume 72: 1996
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07-28-2016, 06:18 AM
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RE: EduCALC catalogs
I've got a couple on my website.

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07-28-2016, 06:18 AM
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RE: EduCALC catalogs
Here are a couple.

EduCALC Catalog #12 (late 1982):
http://www.wass.net/othermanuals/EduCALC%2012.pdf

EduCALC Catalog #41 (late 1988)
http://www.wass.net/othermanuals/EduCALC%2041.pdf
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07-28-2016, 06:20 AM
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RE: EduCALC catalogs
Well that was a coincidenceSmile
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07-28-2016, 07:40 AM
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RE: EduCALC catalogs
(07-28-2016 06:18 AM)Katie Wasserman Wrote:  I've got a couple on my website.

Wow, thankyou! 24 pages of HP-41 & HPIL stuff. I can't believe the prices, and that I paid that much for some of those things, back when a dollar was a lot more money than it is now!

http://WilsonMinesCo.com (Lots of HP-41 links at the bottom of the links page, http://wilsonminesco.com/links.html )
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07-28-2016, 09:42 AM
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RE: EduCALC catalogs
Yes, I spent probably close to $600 at EduCalc in the 80's and 90's. most of it was ordering via phone from their catalogs. Lots and lots of books (HP-28, HP-48, HP-42S) and HP-48 Goodies Disks. I drove to the store itself (about 2 hours away) to buy my HP-48SX in 1991. Fun times.
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07-28-2016, 03:55 PM
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RE: EduCALC catalogs
(07-28-2016 06:20 AM)Steve Simpkin Wrote:  Well that was a coincidenceSmile

That happens pretty often here, we've got a hyper-responsive group of people!

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07-28-2016, 08:00 PM
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(07-28-2016 09:42 AM)Steve Simpkin Wrote:  Yes, I spent probably close to $600 at EduCalc in the 80's and 90's. most of it was ordering via phone from their catalogs. Lots and lots of books (HP-28, HP-48, HP-42S) and HP-48 Goodies Disks. I drove to the store itself (about 2 hours away) to buy my HP-48SX in 1991. Fun times.

I spent over $2,000 at EduCalc, plus the HP-71 I bought at Elek-Tek, plus additional modules, interface converters, and accessories I bought used later on, worth another couple thousand dollars in their prices when new. It's a long list of things. (Actually, my second HP-71, for backup, cost me $25 in brand-new condition, before eBay existed, and the place closing them out didn't even know what it was or what it was worth!)

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07-29-2016, 03:54 AM (This post was last modified: 07-29-2016 04:06 AM by Chris Dreher.)
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RE: EduCALC catalogs
Thanks for the links, everyone.

Maybe at some point I will scan my EduCALC catalog #57 and contribute to the CDs. However, if I do it, it will be a while before I get to it.
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07-29-2016, 03:55 PM
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While I am happy with all the closeout bargains I got from EduCALC, I, of course, regret not buying a whole bunch more at the time . . .

Still, my dollars back then were worth quite a bit more than the ones I'm burning thru on Ebay these days . . .

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07-29-2016, 08:35 PM
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It's funny how things happen.....as I heard it, the ultimate reason for EduCalc's demise was that one of its office people embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the company and was eventually caught after a few years. Had that not happened, perhaps they could have survived a bit longer.

There are some great EduCalc stories - such as how they complained to HP when the 42S was discontinued; EduCalc was selling quite a few of them, but HP told them that they were the ONLY one selling them in any decent quantities.

I think there was another one like that as well with either the 95LX or the 100 or 200LX - EduCalc was selling them very well, and when they approached HP to place an order to refill their stock, HP told them that they had temporarily suspended manufacture of the units because they feared that they wouldn't be able to continue to sell them at that same pace. Apparently, EduCalc had to wait months in order to get their next allotment.

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07-30-2016, 04:59 AM
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RE: EduCALC catalogs
I spent over $700 for my HP 48SX with a boatload of accessories... all from money earned from my newspaper-route because I was still in high school. If my dad knew how much I spent, he would have blown a gasket.

However, considering how extensively I used it in high school and at college, that I still own it, and I use it a quarter century later, it proved to be a good investment.
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