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HP-8s calcs available on eBay - Bruce Bergman - 07-13-2007

Tipster:

For those collectors out there, keep an eye on eBay if you want to snag an HP-8s calculator. I've had an eBay search running for almost a year on ANY kind of HP-8s calculator, but haven't had a single hit until this past week. The first hit I got, I went out an did a buy-it-now before I was half awake. ;-)

I've since seen two others pop up. Don't know if that'll continue, but if you want one of these strange calcs, I'd recommend starting a search and keeping your eyes open.

thanks,
bruce


Re: HP-8s calcs available on eBay - Allen - 07-13-2007

I bought one a few weeks ago.. similarly surprised to see them for sale in Australia. Since they are not expensive, I would have bought one anyway just to complete the collection, but I'd recommend reserved expectations until you actually hold one and press the buttons.

IMHO both the manual and the actual hardware are fair at best. At least the 6S series was small...this one is capable with many scientific features, but is clearly aimed at the low price/low quality market in asia. That is to say this is the closest I have seen to TI. GRIN!

p.s. for the collectors: there is no easy way to remove the battery for long term storage.
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Re: HP-8s calcs available on eBay - Gene Wright - 07-13-2007

FYI. Learning modules are available for this on HP's Australia website for the HP8s.

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Re: HP-8s calcs available on eBay - Bruce Bergman - 07-13-2007

Written, no doubt, by a certain person who happens to be adept at that kind of thing. ;-)

thanks,
bruce

Edited: 13 July 2007, 4:20 p.m.


Re: HP-8s calcs available on eBay - Bruce Bergman - 07-13-2007

Allen wrote:

Quote:
> IMHO both the manual and the actual hardware are fair at best. At
> least the 6S series was small...this one is capable with many
> scientific features, but is clearly aimed at the low price/low
> quality market in asia. That is to say this is the closest I have
> seen to TI. GRIN!

Yeah, note that I didn't say the calc was all that GOOD -- I merely said it was available. ;-) I think it's definitely on par with the quality and uselessness of the 6s, but it definitely looks better and the keys actually depress, instead of float lightly beneath your finger.

I really wanted one just to say I had it, but it's fun to show around at work. :-D Besides, at $15USD, it's a no-brainer.

thanks,
bruce

Edited: 13 July 2007, 4:24 p.m.


Re: HP-8s calcs available on eBay - Massimo Gnerucci (Italy) - 07-14-2007

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p.s. for the collectors: there is no easy way to remove the battery for long term storage

Just loose the six screws on the back. At least that's what I remember I did since the two CR2032 are outside the calc right now...

BTW: I bought a second one a week ago but the seller is currently out of stock right now, I'll have to wait a couple of weeks.

Greetings,
Massimo