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Wow, what a deal! TI-55-III
06-23-2014, 09:36 PM
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Wow, what a deal! TI-55-III
Yes, this is on TAS, but I had to share. Enjoy the humor!

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06-23-2014, 09:41 PM
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(06-23-2014 09:36 PM)Gene Wrote:  Yes, this is on TAS, but I had to share. Enjoy the humor!

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06-24-2014, 09:09 AM
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It's a fair price but you could probably shop around and do a little better Wink

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06-24-2014, 11:26 AM (This post was last modified: 06-24-2014 11:28 AM by hp41cx.)
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"Do not list items being sold on auction sites such as ebay on this forum."

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06-24-2014, 01:32 PM
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(06-24-2014 11:26 AM)hp41cx Wrote:  "Do not list items being sold on auction sites such as ebay on this forum."

Where are the forum rules?
Can you post the link, please?
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06-24-2014, 04:07 PM
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(06-24-2014 01:32 PM)jebem Wrote:  Where are the forum rules?

They are here (no direct link from this "new" forum!): http://www.hpmuseum.org/rules.htm#add2

But they do not contain the quote of user "hp41cx" above. No do they or did they ever forbid us to call eBay eBay.

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06-24-2014, 04:29 PM
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(06-24-2014 04:07 PM)Maximilian Hohmann Wrote:  But they do not contain the quote of user "hp41cx" above. No do they or did they ever forbid us to call eBay eBay.

On the main "HP Forums" page, the description of the Classified section includes the following text in the description:
"For sale/wanted. Do not post links to ebay or other auction sites in this forum."

I suspect the main purpose of this rule is to prohibit someone from posting a link to an eBay auction in order to promote their own sale on that site. However I have sometimes found it informative to have a reference number (not a link) to an eBay auction that is of general interest to the group, either because of the item or the price. I would like to see a clarification on this rule for cases where it is not promoting a sale.
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06-24-2014, 04:56 PM
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(06-24-2014 04:29 PM)Steve Simpkin Wrote:  However I have sometimes found it informative to have a reference number (not a link) to an eBay auction that is of general interest to the group, either because of the item or the price.
This has not only been tolerated thus far, but outside the Classified apparently never been explicitly prohibited. Dave just obligated anyone posting an auction to state his/her ebay-name (from memory, I don't have a quote). That worked for some months remarkably well. It was lost over the time, unfortunately.
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06-24-2014, 04:58 PM
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(06-23-2014 09:36 PM)Gene Wrote:  Enjoy the humor!
Either I'm the only one not getting it or the only one brave enough to admit it :-D.
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06-24-2014, 05:17 PM (This post was last modified: 06-24-2014 05:19 PM by d b.)
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(06-24-2014 04:56 PM)Thomas Radtke Wrote:  
(06-24-2014 04:29 PM)Steve Simpkin Wrote:  However I have sometimes found it informative to have a reference number (not a link) to an eBay auction that is of general interest to the group, either because of the item or the price.
This has not only been tolerated thus far, but outside the Classified apparently never been explicitly prohibited. Dave just obligated anyone posting an auction to state his/her ebay-name (from memory, I don't have a quote). That worked for some months remarkably well. It was lost over the time, unfortunately.

Thomas; I remember the same request from Dave years ago and yes; it got used less and less then lost over time. It was a good rule. It kept people from constantly beating their own ebay drum. I don't see the humor in the auction either, but maybe it was edited before we saw it.
Lost decimal point perhaps?
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06-24-2014, 05:36 PM (This post was last modified: 06-24-2014 05:40 PM by jebem.)
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(06-24-2014 04:07 PM)Maximilian Hohmann Wrote:  
(06-24-2014 01:32 PM)jebem Wrote:  Where are the forum rules?

They are here (no direct link from this "new" forum!): http://www.hpmuseum.org/rules.htm#add2

But they do not contain the quote of user "hp41cx" above. No do they or did they ever forbid us to call eBay eBay.

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Thank you and all others for the extra details.

P.S. - I don't see where is the humour on the OP, but hey, I'm from a different culture from the one's OP's author... let me read it again to see if I can figure it out!

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06-24-2014, 06:29 PM
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RE: Wow, what a deal! TI-55-III
(06-24-2014 04:58 PM)Thomas Radtke Wrote:  
(06-23-2014 09:36 PM)Gene Wrote:  Enjoy the humor!
Either I'm the only one not getting it or the only one brave enough to admit it :-D.


The seller has revised the following item information:
Date Time Revised Information
Jun-23-14 16:58:42 PDT Minimum Bid Price


If I remember well it was @ USD1395.00

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06-24-2014, 10:12 PM
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(06-24-2014 06:29 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  
(06-24-2014 04:58 PM)Thomas Radtke Wrote:  Either I'm the only one not getting it or the only one brave enough to admit it :-D.


The seller has revised the following item information:
Date Time Revised Information
Jun-23-14 16:58:42 PDT Minimum Bid Price


If I remember well it was @ USD1395.00

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06-24-2014, 10:14 PM
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(06-24-2014 06:29 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  
(06-24-2014 04:58 PM)Thomas Radtke Wrote:  Either I'm the only one not getting it or the only one brave enough to admit it :-D.


The seller has revised the following item information:
Date Time Revised Information
Jun-23-14 16:58:42 PDT Minimum Bid Price


If I remember well it was @ USD1395.00

Big Grin ROFL - certainly, that was worth a thread which will be frequently sought in the archives in the years to come. Confused
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06-24-2014, 11:11 PM
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(06-24-2014 10:14 PM)walter b Wrote:  
(06-24-2014 06:29 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  
The seller has revised the following item information:
Date Time Revised Information
Jun-23-14 16:58:42 PDT Minimum Bid Price


If I remember well it was @ USD1395.00

Big Grin ROFL - certainly, that was worth a thread which will be frequently sought in the archives in the years to come. Confused

Gee, Walter...
The thread Police! :\

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06-25-2014, 09:40 AM
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(06-24-2014 10:14 PM)walter b Wrote:  ...that was worth a thread which will be frequently sought in the archives in the years to come.

Different people see this forum differently. I live now so I care more about things happening now. What will be in years to come we shall see then. Certainly some clever person will find a way to hook-up an HP-41 to the internet server of this forum that will then filter out eBay threads older than 10 years from the search results.
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