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Has Hewlett-Packard hit bottom yet? - dano - 10-05-2003

A man was recently in the calculator aisle of a well-known office supply store. He can't find what he wants. A stockboy wanders by.


Man: Excuse me. I'm looking for the Hewlett-Packard calculators.

Stockboy: The what?

Man: The Hewlett-Packard calculators.

Stockboy: All of our calculators are right here.

Man: Yes, but I'm looking for the Hewlett-Packard calculators.

Stockboy: (blank look) Hewlett-Packard? Ummm . . . I'll have to ask somebody about that.

Man: OK. Thank you.


Five minutes later the man leaves the store. There were no Hewlett-Packard calculators. As he walks through the parking lot the man has a very uneasy feeling. He recalls his conversation with the stockboy and the man wonders to himself, "WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE?!?"


Re: Has Hewlett-Packard hit bottom yet? - Tom (UK) - 10-06-2003

HP calculators are alost invisible in the UK and have been from the year dot. Try looking for an online UK shop with them (there are 1 or 2 but compared to Casio and TI...)

After I asked in a normal high street shop if they could order an HP calculator they said that they did do HP printers and computers and did I mean a Packard Bell calculator / organiser!!

HP in the UK don't seem to push calculators AT ALL. If you want one you have to hunt high and low.

On a day trip to France I did find a reasonable range of HP calculators but no HP32Sii ;-( All the boxes were well worn and looked as if they had been on the shelf for a very long time - the prices looked full list price and my French was not good enough for me to haggle due to the box condition.


Re: Has Hewlett-Packard hit bottom yet? - martin - 10-06-2003

Why not try www.classiccalculators.co.uk for HP calculators in the UK?

Martin