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HP65 Prices - have I missed someting? - Harald - 05-15-2013

HP65 on TAS

At that price I would sell mine, too!


Re: HP65 Prices - have I missed someting? - Michael de Estrada - 05-15-2013

Report back to us if it sells at that price.


Re: HP65 Prices - have I missed someting? - John Robinson - 05-16-2013

He's dreaming, about 1/10 of that price is more realistic.

Cheers,
John


Re: HP65 Prices - have I missed someting? - Walter B - 05-16-2013

Hallo Harald,

das versucht der schon eine ganze Weile. M.E. sind die Gebühren für Verkäufer einfach zu niedrig, sonst würde uns solcher und ähnlich grundloser Blödsinn erspart bleiben.

(German comment about an auction in German TAS)

d:-(


Re: HP65 Prices - have I missed someting? - Frank Boehm (Germany) - 05-16-2013

Well, the seller claims it's a space mission flown calculator. I can't see any proof of this claim though.


Re: HP65 Prices - have I missed someting? - Frido Bohn - 05-16-2013

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Well, the seller claims it's a space mission flown calculator. I can't see any proof of this claim though.



As a proof, the seller put a few posters of space missions in the package, among them a picture with a person in space suit holding an HP 65 in his hand. Pretty vague for a real proof as it is not evident that the example he tried to sell is the one in the guy's hand.



At the beginning Picassos were cheap too. May be some day we, rather our offsprings, will be confronted which such prices for "antique" HP calcs. If I look at the development of the HP-41 over the years this assumption is not that remote.




Re: HP65 Prices - have I missed someting? - Ignazio Cara (Italy) - 05-16-2013

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As a proof, the seller put a few posters of space missions in the package, among them a picture with a person in space suit holding an HP 65 in his hand. Pretty vague for a real proof as it is not evident that the example he tried to sell is the one in the guy's hand.

Have you saw that this picture is mirrored?

Ignazio


Re: HP65 Prices - have I missed someting? - Frido Bohn - 05-16-2013

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Have you saw that this picture is mirrored?



No, I didn't. You are a good observer!

The statement of the seller, "To this day, the HP-65 is impressive - even to HP 48 users." is impressive for itself. So he thinks the HP 48 is the top product of the series?

The analysis of the German text let me conclude that he is not very firm in that language. I guess an East-European origin so that the proximity to ex-Soviet paraphernalia might be probable. Perhaps he "got" the calc from a storage place with venerable material from former space missions. Also he seems to know on which market to place such stuff - but just ~5000 bucks is far out of scope, even for the supposedly whealthy German HP fan base.



Re: HP65 Prices - have I missed someting? - ClausB - 05-17-2013

I saw one of the flown HP65s (I read they flew 2 on Apollo-Soyuz) in Houston two years ago:


Edited: 17 May 2013, 6:55 p.m.


Re: HP65 Prices - have I missed someting? - Paul Brogger - 05-18-2013

Isn't the picture of the female astronaut doctored? The head looks WAY too small for the hands, etc. (I know spacesuits look big, but this???)