12-19-2017, 02:31 AM
Post: #21
 brickviking Senior Member Posts: 322 Joined: Dec 2014
(12-18-2017 06:25 PM)AndiGer Wrote:  You can make another "good deal" at TAS these days ...
Michael Eckstein is selling his HP-35 red-dot, 1143A00100.
Look for article no. 173038780722
Andi

Five thousand dollars!!! Wow. The next red-dot entry in the list when I simply hunt for HP-35, is only 1.3% of that cost. Yeesh. He must think that the one born every minute must be filthy rich!

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12-20-2017, 05:39 AM
Post: #22
 Michael de Estrada Senior Member Posts: 335 Joined: Dec 2013
(12-19-2017 02:31 AM)brickviking Wrote:
(12-18-2017 06:25 PM)AndiGer Wrote:  You can make another "good deal" at TAS these days ...
Michael Eckstein is selling his HP-35 red-dot, 1143A00100.
Look for article no. 173038780722
Andi

Five thousand dollars!!! Wow. The next red-dot entry in the list when I simply hunt for HP-35, is only 1.3% of that cost. Yeesh. He must think that the one born every minute must be filthy rich!

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Yes, it’s a lot of money, but it’s also the rarest of the rare collectible calculators. So, I don’t agree with your implication that someone willing to pay the price is necessarily a sucker. I think the real suckers are people willing to pay $500 for an HP 15c LE. 12-20-2017, 08:11 AM (This post was last modified: 12-20-2017 08:17 AM by grsbanks.) Post: #23  grsbanks Senior Member Posts: 620 Joined: Jan 2017 RE: Your best deals (12-20-2017 05:39 AM)Michael de Estrada Wrote: (12-19-2017 02:31 AM)brickviking Wrote: Five thousand dollars!!! Wow. The next red-dot entry in the list when I simply hunt for HP-35, is only 1.3% of that cost. Yeesh. He must think that the one born every minute must be filthy rich! Yes, it’s a lot of money, but it’s also the rarest of the rare collectible calculators. So, I don’t agree with your implication that someone willing to pay the price is necessarily a sucker. I think the real suckers are people willing to pay$500 for an HP 15c LE.

You can look at it two ways.

If you look at it as a 45-year-old bug-ridden calculator then I would agree that you'd need to be one hell of a sucker to buy it.

If, on the other hand, you look at it as a unique and irreplaceable piece of computing history then you really wish you had 5 grand knocking about somewhere. I certainly do!
12-20-2017, 08:30 AM
Post: #24
 HP-Collection Senior Member Posts: 331 Joined: Dec 2013
Will do a grow-founding or a kickstarter for that Ebay-Deal.... Nooo, sorry, but For that price absolutly not interesting. I have several RedDots, all bought for reasonable prices.
12-20-2017, 10:44 AM (This post was last modified: 12-20-2017 10:46 AM by Massimo Gnerucci.)
Post: #25
 Massimo Gnerucci Senior Member Posts: 1,629 Joined: Dec 2013
(12-20-2017 08:30 AM)HP-Collection Wrote:  Will do a grow-founding or a kickstarter for that Ebay-Deal.... Nooo, sorry, but For that price absolutly not interesting. I have several RedDots, all bought for reasonable prices.

Yep!
And, regarding this thread, mine cost me 100USD, with accessories, shipping included.

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Massimo

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12-20-2017, 11:05 AM
Post: #26
 Maximilian Hohmann Senior Member Posts: 475 Joined: Dec 2013
(12-20-2017 10:44 AM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  And, regarding this thread, mine cost me 100USD, with accessories, shipping included.

I would say this qualifies for the title: Best HP calculator deal ever :-)

(Personally I have already buried the hope to ever own a "red dot", my collection will always remain incomplete in that resepect.) 5000 Dollars? This must be about what I paid for my 1000 calculators togther including all the HPs!
12-20-2017, 03:14 PM
Post: #27
 Michael Eckstein Junior Member Posts: 18 Joined: May 2014
(12-20-2017 08:30 AM)HP-Collection Wrote:  Will do a grow-founding or a kickstarter for that Ebay-Deal.... Nooo, sorry, but For that price absolutly not interesting. I have several RedDots, all bought for reasonable prices.

There are many other interesting deals, for example $2.000.000 for a tiny piece of old paper with blue print and many others :-) Maybe$5000 for a one of four existing calculators is better than $20.000 for currently very desired nothing represented by virtual bits? 12-20-2017, 03:17 PM Post: #28  grsbanks Senior Member Posts: 620 Joined: Jan 2017 RE: Your best deals (12-20-2017 03:14 PM)Michael Eckstein Wrote: Maybe$5000 for a one of four existing calculators is better than $20.000 for currently very desired nothing represented by virtual bits? If I had$5k knocking about, that HP-35 would no longer be on TAS. What's more, I'd fly to Prague to collect it in person!
12-20-2017, 06:04 PM
Post: #29
 badaze Member Posts: 72 Joined: Nov 2017
(12-20-2017 03:17 PM)grsbanks Wrote:
(12-20-2017 03:14 PM)Michael Eckstein Wrote:  Maybe $5000 for a one of four existing calculators is better than$20.000 for currently very desired nothing represented by virtual bits?

If I had $5k knocking about, that HP-35 would no longer be on TAS. What's more, I'd fly to Prague to collect it in person! I was in Prague last summer. I only found 2 East German calculators not even the shadow of an HP. Sure they store them in safes. My site http://www.emmella.fr 12-20-2017, 08:11 PM Post: #30  Massimo Gnerucci Senior Member Posts: 1,629 Joined: Dec 2013 RE: Your best deals (12-20-2017 11:05 AM)Maximilian Hohmann Wrote: (12-20-2017 10:44 AM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote: And, regarding this thread, mine cost me 100USD, with accessories, shipping included. I would say this qualifies for the title: Best HP calculator deal ever :-) (Personally I have already buried the hope to ever own a "red dot", my collection will always remain incomplete in that resepect.) 5000 Dollars? This must be about what I paid for my 1000 calculators togther including all the HPs! I found the correct amount: 100$ = 77.15$+ 22.85$ shipping.

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12-20-2017, 09:40 PM
Post: #31
 pier4r Senior Member Posts: 1,763 Joined: Nov 2014
Little note. The 50g deal on ebay kleinanzeigen went gone on Monday. I hope someone saw my post and bought the thing.

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12-20-2017, 11:02 PM
Post: #32
 BruceH Member Posts: 174 Joined: Dec 2013
Best deal?

An HP38G+ bought on eBay for the price of an HP38G, i.e not much. I can understand the seller not knowing what they had, but was surprised that no collector had noticed it. Waiting for the auction to end was excruciating!

There's a picture in the thread here for those unfamiliar with this rarity - only 3 or 4 known to exist.

And before you ask, I swapped it (with a much more obsessive^Wdedicated collector than I) for a mint Casio 601P - something that I had lusted after at school but could never afford. So a double 'best deal', IMHO.
12-21-2017, 12:45 AM
Post: #33
 hth Member Posts: 213 Joined: Mar 2014
I made the best deal every time I bought a new HP-41.

Best calculator ever! I have never regretted what I payed for one. Excellent value for the money and all (4) bought new at asked list price.

Håkan
12-21-2017, 07:59 AM
Post: #34
 Massimo Gnerucci Senior Member Posts: 1,629 Joined: Dec 2013
(12-20-2017 11:02 PM)BruceH Wrote:  Best deal?

An HP38G+ bought on eBay for the price of an HP38G, i.e not much. I can understand the seller not knowing what they had, but was surprised that no collector had noticed it. Waiting for the auction to end was excruciating!

There's a picture in the thread here for those unfamiliar with this rarity - only 3 or 4 known to exist.

And before you ask, I swapped it (with a much more obsessive^Wdedicated collector than I) for a mint Casio 601P - something that I had lusted after at school but could never afford. So a double 'best deal', IMHO.

So you were the one! :)

Greetings,
Massimo

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12-21-2017, 05:21 PM
Post: #35
 Francois Lanciault Member Posts: 100 Joined: Dec 2013
My best deals:

HP-42S : Free
Hp-9815S : 15$HP-9845B : 15$

François
12-22-2017, 01:22 AM
Post: #36
 toml_12953 Senior Member Posts: 935 Joined: Dec 2013
(12-20-2017 10:44 AM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:
(12-20-2017 08:30 AM)HP-Collection Wrote:  Will do a grow-founding or a kickstarter for that Ebay-Deal.... Nooo, sorry, but For that price absolutly not interesting. I have several RedDots, all bought for reasonable prices.

Yep!
And, regarding this thread, mine cost me 100USD, with accessories, shipping included.

And you could sell every one of them for $5K apiece! Tom L Ducator meus nihil agit sine lagunculae leynidae accedunt 12-22-2017, 01:52 AM Post: #37  d b Senior Member Posts: 489 Joined: Dec 2013 RE: Your best deals (12-21-2017 12:45 AM)hth Wrote: I made the best deal every time I bought a new HP-41. Best calculator ever! I have never regretted what I payed for one. Excellent value for the money and all (4) bought new at asked list price. Håkan I could not agree more. Despite the things that HP could have done better, had they had a crystal ball; it was and is simply without compare. 12-22-2017, 07:14 PM Post: #38  Marc van Lemmen Junior Member Posts: 21 Joined: May 2014 RE: Your best deals My best deal was a working HP-21 for 1 Euro ( 1,18$) on a flee market, a HP-22 for free and a TI-59 for free.
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01-02-2018, 11:50 PM
Post: #39
 TheKaneB Member Posts: 166 Joined: Jul 2014
My best deal so far has been a HP 15C for € 20, sold as not working, it only had dead batteries. Works like a champion!

My second best is my 50G, bought new a few years ago for €60, now on ebay you can find those used for over 200-250 €!

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01-08-2018, 09:58 AM
Post: #40
 pier4r Senior Member Posts: 1,763 Joined: Nov 2014
(01-02-2018 11:50 PM)TheKaneB Wrote:  My second best is my 50G, bought new a few years ago for €60, now on ebay you can find those used for over 200-250 €!

On kleinanzeigen in Germany there are always a couple around 50 euro.

Anyway little obervation. What I am going to say is valid for everything that is still funktioning though.

It is really a pity to see truckloads of seemingly working, the TI that are quite common, really ignored. While finding a 50g around 50 euro could be hard, I could buy 3 ti89 with 15 euro. The problem is, what do I do with them then? I already have one and I barely use it (same for the ti nspire, that is clumsy to get lua answers back to the pc). I want to use what I have.

Same for other common TI calculators. It seems the same with other common producers (to be honest, casio and TI are way more common than HP and sharp)

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