|The Last of the HP-15Cs ?|
Message #1 Posted by Gerson W. Barbosa on 24 Mar 2007, 4:15 p.m.
Today I received this HP-15C:
Actually, I had to walk ten miles for it. The post office I have a P. O. Box in is about three miles north from home. I decided to go on foot. When I got there I was told the package I was waiting for had gone to another post office, two miles farther north, because today's Saturday...
The seller, from São Paulo, told me he'd never used the calculator, as he bought it eighteen years ago for collecting purpose only. It really looks like it despite the absence of the original box. The picture I took just doesn't do it justice. It seems my quest for a pristine HP-15C is over... I just hope the equivalent to 225 dollars it cost me has not been too expensive :-)
But what has called my attention is the high serial number: 2905B29505. One of the last ever made?
There's only one thing I don't like: under daylight, viewing from certain angles, it is possible to notice PMT is hiding under the white yx lettering. A more careful observation reveals i, PV and FV in the nearby keys... HP, why have you done this?
Edited: 24 Mar 2007, 4:22 p.m.