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Hello:

Can anyone tell me what is the most expensive HP calculator sale they have ever personally seen was? Auction or otherwise?

This could be an interesting thread.

John Kercheval
Washington

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That one is to easy: 0 USD (or NOK or EUR or ...)

= a gift of course.

Hmmmh, is a gift a sale?? Hope this is not a philosophical question...

5 EUR for a 19B including manual, very good condition. Flea market, 2006. Of course, that was the cheapest sale and the buyer was me.

Tommy:

Do you have a receipt for this transaction?

Unfortunately not, sorry John.

Maybe we should think about the most interesting/valuable calculator we've been given... I can claim :
HP9100B, HP9810, HP9830, HP9815, HP9825, HP9831, many HP41s (including a 'Bug 1' ;-)), and several 'lesser' machines.

For a purchase, I bought a 17B-II in slipcase for \pounds 2.00 in a charity shop.

Are you asking for the most expensive sale of a single calculator or for a LOT of calculators? I am assuming that HP01 watches do not count for your purposes- there have been a number of threads on that $5000 sale?

What about that European lot that sold on an internet auction site some two months ago for $5,500 or so.

The two cheapest used calculators I bought are:

1) TI SR-10 for 99 cents. I gave the guy a dollar and he insisted on giving me change, feeling guilty for taking a whole dollar for the thing.

2) HP-19C for 2 dollars US. The batteries were dead, but the printer works. Cut the pack, put in a set of NiMHs, used a charger from the HP-IL accessories I have with the 41C, and it works fine. Now, if only I could find an inexpensive source of paper...

$400 or so recently for a mint condition hp xpander

Some of the NIB HP-41CX units from UK were more expensive;-)

And there was at least one HP calc which went for more than $1000 some time ago,

but I don't remember if it was a 10C, 35 red dot, 41CX, 29, 70, 95C, or what else...

I know that a 95C changed the owner in San Jose about eight years ago for about $1500.

Raymond

BTW: I don't count the 01 as boxed and working ones usually go for more than 1K...

Was for an HP41CX, it ended about $1100

New in box HP15C: $1135.00 October, 2006

Temporary link to archived auction

Rand:

Right now I'd say you are in the lead. Wow.

In 1978, I traded a used TI-58C for a "red dot" 1143A-serial HP-35 with leather case, manual, charger, hard case, reference card, and letter from HP saying the early ROM bugs had been fixed. I didn't know the significant of the red dot version at that time. Now, of course, I wish that the original ROM was still present. But I still think I came out OK.

Mike

In January 2007 there was a HP97 on sale, allegedly from the Los Alamos Laboratories. Two bidders pushed it up to USD 3250.
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Best regards
Peter