|Re: Any idea as to an HP 35s source in Toronto, Canada|
Message #2 Posted by Les Wright on 25 July 2007, 1:47 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Geoff Quickfall
I have gotten other HPs from Larry at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is in Oakville. He tells me he will get the 35S in stock. He is not bargain cheap, but will certainly be cheaper than the Canadian MSRP. Tell him I sent you.
York University Bookstore is on hp.ca as the official Canadian reseller of all HP models. But they are obscenely expensive. When they get the 35S, they will no doubt be overpriced.
I was impatient and ordered one from Samson Cables. Despite the grievances in the group mine seemed to leave the US in a timely fashion. I splurged on express mailing and am paying $77US, or about $83CDN. I expect the CBSA to assess another $16CDN--$8 for their admin fee, $8 for the 14% GST/PST on the original $52US purchase. So just under $100CDN, or $90US. A lot more than our American friends are paying, but less than those in Europe. Considering that the HP65 was about $800US in 1974 money, I still think this is a bargain if it is good as people say it is.
p.s. please look me up if you ever want to meet in person. I am on the lookout for HP lovers in the GTA. Also, you should know that the eminent Namir Shammas, a sort of legend in these circles, has family in Burlington and we hope to meet one day when he is next up from VA.
Edited: 25 July 2007, 1:48 p.m.