Message #19 Posted by Geoff Quickfall on 19 July 2011, 4:13 a.m.,
in response to message #17 by Mike Morrow
An Archeology prof invited me over to his place in 2007. I had coauthored a palynology paper about some Queen Charlotte island native sites.
We were talking when i spied the 67 box sitting on a desk in the living room with some other HP accessories. My surprise was that it was still shrink wrapped with the UBC bookstore price and logo 450 Canadian.
I asked him about it and he told me he purchased, moved and forgot about it. He was writing a paper which required stat analysis so he got it down from the closet.
I explained to him what it was worth to a collector, and what problems it would have if he opened it (gummy wheel). He did not want to be bothered as his casio would do the job. WOULD I LIKE IT?
YES, but its worth quite a few dollars. He said "its yours for 50.00"
I replied, make it 100 and you have a deal. Still feel guilty about not bidding him up higher ;-)
By the way, he was 96 and finishing another Archeology article.