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HP16C (NOS !!) - Mike Powell - 09-19-2013

Wondered if anyone might be interested in a chance in a million of getting a brand new (NOS) HP16C "Computer scientist" calculator complete ?

I found by chance last week a woman on ebay.UK selling one , couldn't believe my eyes , so I played it carefully and won the auction!

Turns out she has another on there right now - not sure how many she's got. (Just search for HP16C obviously)

(I had to ask how she had this NOS - turns out her hubby was a HP dealer back in the day and then they started selling Apple kit, and Apple restricted her from selling the HP kit so stock got stored away.)

Mine arrives later today hopefully !

I'm not in any way connected with the seller, but just thought someone might want the chance of a lifetime :-)

Edited: 19 Sept 2013, 10:09 a.m. after one or more responses were posted

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Harald - 09-19-2013

Your post probably means the price will go through the roof. May I ask how much you payed?
Congratulations on the find.

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Mike Powell - 09-19-2013

True - but how else do people find out about it....

Which is partly why I'm not directly linking to the auction , you have to go and seek it out :-)

I caught the first bidder by surprise...

Bidding started at £159 (two days before end) , I got it for £170 at last minute , which is about what the current example is going for.

Arrived an hour ago and true to the sellers word, it's BRAND NEW UNUSED stock ! complete with everything.
It goes very nicely next to my BNIB HP15C LE

Edited: 19 Sept 2013, 9:03 a.m.

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Sasu Mattila - 09-19-2013

I was bidding on it, too. I hope to catch the next one.

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Mike Powell - 09-23-2013

She's put another up today finishes on thursday morning

She's not saying how many she's got - I've asked :-)

Good luck

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Egan Ford - 09-23-2013

Sadly no shipping to US. While I already have a 16C and use it frequently, I would have liked a backup.

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Mike Powell - 09-24-2013

Have you actually asked her that? or just assumed from reading the ad?

She replied to me today , she has 'a few' left but unsure how many precisely

Edited: 24 Sept 2013, 3:08 a.m.

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Mike Powell - 09-26-2013

and yet another HP16C from her just started today, on a very short 3 day auction.
I keep taking a look to see what they go for

Get one whilst you can :)

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Nick_S - 09-27-2013

Sorry but you are not doing any favours here, basically hiking up the price which reached £250 for the last one compared to £170 for the one you paid for.

It may also violate the forum rules as there is a section in the Classified Ads for auctioned items.


Edited: 27 Sept 2013, 3:35 a.m.

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Mike Powell - 09-27-2013

I had no idea about the existence of the classified section, but as it wasn't my auction(s) I couldn't have put it there anyway.

I honestly thought I was helping interested people out by letting them know about the situation and of their existence.
I suppose I was damned if I did and damned if I didn't.

I suppose everyone knows who needs to know now anyway... I did it with the best of intentions. :)

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Egan Ford - 09-27-2013

You didn't do anything wrong. Thanks for the tip. That is why I come here--community.

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Michael de Estrada - 09-28-2013

It doesn't pay to be helpful here, as most of the time people are rude or unappreciative.

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Mike Powell - 09-29-2013

Cheers Michael

well that's another gone for £250 this morning and yet another is magic'ed out of her hat today !

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Harald - 09-29-2013

I think you are probably referring to Nicks comment rather than mine.
Anyway, what I said was simply meant as an observation / prediction.

I would have been interested in one of the 16Cs, too. But not at the prices they are going for now. On the other hand, I wouldn't have spotted them without Mikes post.

Although I can see how somebody who had found this on his own and was hoping for a low price is unhappy about this now.

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Sasu Mattila - 09-30-2013

Blah... That' is me. I will not pay £250 but would have paid £200ish.

Edited: 30 Sept 2013, 2:06 a.m.

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Paul Dale - 09-30-2013

Instead of a backup 16C, get a 34S -- it has more integer mode functions and capabilities :) Not quite so readily available from the keyboard unfortunately.

- Pauli

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Mike Powell - 10-02-2013

She must have had one big stock room , another up for sale this morning

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Keith Midson - 10-02-2013

I can't find them on ebay - is there an item number?

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Mike Powell - 10-02-2013

151133928235 for the one right now on a 2/3 day

seller is sunshine2153uk (not me or even related to me !)

Edited: 2 Oct 2013, 7:06 a.m.

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Mike Powell - 10-08-2013

I see Sasu Mattila finally got one? :-)

Well done you

Wonder if there are any more in the stock room ?

Edited: 8 Oct 2013, 5:10 a.m.

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Keith Midson - 10-08-2013

Thanks Mike, it wasn't coming up on ebay.com.au until I had the listing number. I bid, but it went too high for me! I wonder if she has any more? Cheers, Keith

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Sasu Mattila - 10-08-2013

Yeah! Some luck and patience paid off.

Re: HP16C (NOS !!) - Mike Powell - 10-08-2013

I found out from her today that she's moving and will have to stop for ~6 weeks or so, but she DOES have some more stock.
She will be selling again early november, she's told me she'll let me know when she's up and running.