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crazy ebay price
Message #1 Posted by olivier croissant on 31 Mar 2003, 1:02 p.m.

is n it crazy ? [http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=11713&item=3014707551]

      
Re: crazy ebay price
Message #2 Posted by db(martinez,california) on 31 Mar 2003, 1:35 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by olivier croissant

yes, it is a crazy price. i have one that i paid a buck for. however; there are a couple of things to consider. the one in the auction looks new (it's original owner probably found it a drag to use and bought an rpn). buying a ti from that seller would be like buying an hp from dave. if joerg says it is perfect then it is; he would know. it is a pity that he did not have a battery to go with it but the lack of a charger is easy to explain: do you want to buy and pay for shipping for a 220v adapter that has a plug pattern we don't use here? all said you are right; some people have too much disposable income. but notice the starting price; i don't believe the seller thought it would be that desireable either.

      
Re: crazy ebay price - Maybe not that much
Message #3 Posted by Gene on 31 Mar 2003, 1:57 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by olivier croissant

The SR-51 original version is tough to find in anything close to good condition.

The SR-51A revised version came out within 6-10 months of the SR-51 being available.

The silver trim that is on the SR-51 wears off VERY easily.

And, Jorge is a very reputable seller so the buyers should know that what they see is what they get.

Good for Jorge and good for the buyer, who obviously wants a good SR-51.

Me, I'm still seeking a good working SR-60 desktop. :-)

            
Re: crazy ebay price - Maybe not that much
Message #4 Posted by Chan Tran on 31 Mar 2003, 2:51 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by Gene

Yeah it's crazy but I once sold a 51A for $150. The buyer said he wanted a 51 and offer $200 but I had only the 51A so he agreed to pay $150. He lived in Australia and had a brother in law lived about 15 miles from my home. The 51A I sold was in very good conditon with the bad battery pack, manual and case. Yes, I tested the unit and made sure that is was working. I paid $1 for the thing at a yard sale. I sold it because I am not a TI collector.

                  
Re: crazy ebay price: finally 227.5 !
Message #5 Posted by olivier croissant on 31 Mar 2003, 6:43 p.m.,
in response to message #4 by Chan Tran

So some people value this thing that much !


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