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HP.com website... where are the calculators?
01-25-2015, 06:53 PM
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HP.com website... where are the calculators?
I spent hours (OK, perhaps two or three minutes) perusing the HP.com website looking for their current calculator offerings. I gave up.

If HP still sells calculators, they're making them awfully difficult to find. Yes, I was able to find them following a general Web search: http://h30094.www3.hp.com/searchresults....rch_id=164

That pages shows a grand total of eight if you count the 12c twice. It doesn't even list the HP Prime, so I don't believe it's complete.

What's going on with HP? From all appearances they don't sell calculators. Ink? Yes.
Their extremely successful and popular tablets, yes. But calculators? Nada.
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01-25-2015, 07:22 PM
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Not a problem. I'm just questioning HP's commitment to the product line, when I can't even find one by going to their website.
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01-25-2015, 08:04 PM
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Having read about hp.com repeatedly, that's really no news anymore.

d:-(
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01-25-2015, 08:07 PM
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(01-25-2015 06:53 PM)John Galt Wrote:  What's going on with HP? From all appearances they don't sell calculators.

HP has had this landing page working for many years:

http://www.hp.com/calculators

The actual pages the calc info lives on seems to constanly change, but this landing page has always worked and believe they intend to keep it this way as much of their marketing materials publish this url. Links on this page give you access to only some of the calculator stuff available though. There is actually a lot of info on older models buried with the support section, though these materials seem to come and go as the support area is improved.

hth

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01-25-2015, 08:38 PM
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That's what I was looking for. Thanks Bob!
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01-25-2015, 11:41 PM
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Also, it is possible to navigate to their calculator pages from the home page.

HP.com
For Home, Accessories
Other Accessories, Calculators, Shop Now
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01-26-2015, 01:37 AM
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(01-25-2015 11:41 PM)bhtooefr Wrote:  Also, it is possible to navigate to their calculator pages from the home page.

HP.com
For Home, Accessories
Other Accessories, Calculators, Shop Now

That works this week... next week? Meh?

Above has worked for years... and its easy to remember too Smile

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01-26-2015, 04:08 AM (This post was last modified: 01-26-2015 04:10 AM by Joe Horn.)
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(01-25-2015 08:07 PM)rprosperi Wrote:  HP has had this landing page working for many years:

http://www.hp.com/calculators

The actual pages the calc info lives on seems to constanly change, but this landing page has always worked and believe they intend to keep it this way as much of their marketing materials publish this url.

It's even molded right into the case of some calculators, e.g. it's on the back of the HP 35s and 50g immediately above the serial number. Strangely, the back of the 33s and 49g+ says "http://www.hp.com/go/calculators" which currently seems to land on the same page.

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01-26-2015, 06:57 AM
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The strange thing is, you'd think they would have a nice little link or button (maybe a picture of the Prime or 35 or something popular that is clickable) directly on http://www.hp.com - and that would take people right to http://www.hp.com/calculators.

My question to HP's marketing department would be, why make it harder than it should be for someone NEW to buy your product? Customers who have bought before and liked it will take the time to do a search and find it. Customers who bought before and didn't like it are gone already.
NEW customers, clicking on http://www.hp.com for the first time, might not even be aware that HP sells calculators. That's exactly the moment to educate them and pique their interest!
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01-26-2015, 01:28 PM
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(01-26-2015 06:57 AM)Jedidiah Smith Wrote:  The strange thing is, you'd think they would have a nice little link or button (maybe a picture of the Prime or 35 or something popular that is clickable) directly on http://www.hp.com - and that would take people right to http://www.hp.com/calculators.

I'm not answering for them, but I think the answer is actually pretty simple. Calculators make up far less than 1% of HP's annual sales; every product group vies for some space on the home page, which is pretty spartan to begin with. I would never expect to see calculators on the hp home page, except perhaps for a short period announcing some exceptional event, such as the launch of the Prime. (I don't think they did - TW? Just saying it would have to be some special event to do so).

I figure I share opinions when I don't agree with HP, I may as well do so when I do agree as well.

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01-26-2015, 01:55 PM
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I've tried Learn more about scientific calculators. On Mozilla, prices don't show up. On IE, the layout looks strange. In either browser some text appears to be missing in the description.

Why can't HP get at least their presentation look right? Kicked out too many employees?
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01-26-2015, 04:02 PM
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(01-26-2015 01:28 PM)rprosperi Wrote:  such as the launch of the Prime. (I don't think they did - TW? Just saying it would have to be some special event to do so).

Unless you are HUGE/STRATEGIC and/or someone in the top tier takes a real liking to what you just did it pretty much takes an act of deity to be featured on the main page.

TW

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01-26-2015, 05:04 PM (This post was last modified: 01-26-2015 05:07 PM by John Galt.)
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I was hoping you'd reply Tim!

That confirms my suspicion (sadly).

A quick read of HP's most recent 10-K indicates that every piece of hardware HP sells excluding desktops, laptops, printers, enterprise equipment and support - a category they call "other" and I assume includes our beloved calculators - that entire category represents 1.1% of their total revenue.

I'm not sure if that 1.1% includes tablets, which are given a prominent position on their home page.

Maybe they'd sell a few more calculators if they were easier to find? A prospective customer almost certainly needs to know where to look before he has any hopes of finding them.
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