|Teal-Green HP-10B availability and Shelf Space|
Message #7 Posted by Dan M (New England, USA) on 9 Nov 2000, 6:23 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Peter Khor
I just spent an entertaining hour or so browsing a Staples store near me. They had several "teal/green" 10Bs, or so it appeared to my colour-blind eyes. I had no problems with the contrast, but am totally unfamiliar with the "old-style" colours, so can't really compare the two. They also had a few HP-30's. There was a spot on the display rack marked for the HP-12, but none were visible anywhere.
It was interesting to note that the 10B comes packaged with a booklet of sorts, possibly a "manual"(?) while the 30 only has some cool-coloured faceplates with it, and no instructions.
TI has the shelf space sewn up like crazy, including about 4' wide of pegboard with nothing but TI-82's from top to bottom, adjacent to 2' of other TI calcs. No sign of the HP-49 or anything else (except maybe the 6's, but I didn't sort through the mobs of $3.99 calcs to see if they were lurking there somewhere).
So... as far as shelf space and availability... it seems the battles are being/have been fought and the winner is obvious.
Good Luck for the future, HP, it seems you need a lot of it.