|Re: The 42S's are gone---A call for philanthropy!|
Message #4 Posted by W. Bruce Maguire II on 16 July 2002, 1:07 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by Karl Schneider
I guess those who may have needed a bona fide service replacement unit are SOL from HP's standpoint.
No more than those who need a bona fide shirt-pocket RPN scientific calculator! <:-/
I, personally, was lucky enough to get ONE 42S service replacement. After someone first posted here asking about the mystery "part", I decided to call HP. The lady that I talked to told me that the part was a service manual. I asked here if she was sure. She said "yes." I asked her if her computer gave her more information about the part than the web-site, because the web-site was ambiguous. She restated that it was, in fact, a service MANUAL. I posted here with that information.
A day or two later, though, someone posted that they had known for some time that these were CALCULATORS---not manuals---and they had purchased one (or more).
I decided to take the chance that the post was not a hoax, and I ordered one. Even though I knew that these units were worth much more than the ~$95 price tag, I decided that if they really were 42s, that each person here had a moral obligation to not order more than ONE. I have no plans to EVER sell my new 42S; it goes to one of my kids---in about 12 years!
To anyone who got more than ONE 42S from HP as a result of posts in this forum: be a SPORT! Give something back to the forum that benefited you!
I would suggest the following. Keep one unit for yourself (and feel very fortunate) and sell---for $95 + shipping---your additional service relpacements HERE to the people who tried and didn't get one. A look at past postings on this subject will give you the identities of the legitimate disappointed collectors.