Information request on ebayer carrymore



#10

carrymore often has some incredible "brand new, factory boxed, never used products discovered after being hidden away for many years" like this one.

As being potentially interested by what he offers I would like to know what his reputation is.

Thank you for your input.

Best regards,

Patrick


#11

99.9% positive feedback. No, I haven't dealt with him, but 5000+ others have. I certainly wouldn't worry to much about him from an ebay purchase stand point.

Now, whether you can purchase a great calculator at a bargain basement price is doubtful, especially after you have advertised his product here.

Of course you could be the shrewd seller, feigning interest 8op

#12

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I certainly wouldn't worry to much about him from an ebay purchase stand point.
I don't agree...

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brand new, factory boxed, never used products

Yeah, right. For my two cents worth, the manual may be new but the 11C pictured has certainly been used. The wear on the foot pads tells the true story - it has been out of the box lots of times. Sure, it's in nice shape but (IMO) it ain't *new*. The battery door also shows some wear.

I'd also be willing to bet some money the slip case was liberated from a recent 12C. It does not have the correct shape or finish for a case made in the eighties.

Oh, yeah, one more thing. That manual didn't ship with a 1983 calculator - it has a glued spine, not the correct spiral wire.

In my opinion: pieces put together to make it look like something it isn't.

You might do better with this product from the same seller:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5658119945

Obviously a seller who knows his HP calculators and a whole lot more? ;^)

Edited: 30 Oct 2006, 11:03 p.m.


#13

Hi Randy,

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I'd also be willing to bet some money the slip case was liberated from a recent 12C. It does not have the correct shape or finish for a case made in the eighties.

Why do you say this? I'd love to know how to spot a new slip case from a classical one.

Many thanks,


Joao


#14

Easy. Classic slipcases are worn out, tattered and frayed.

#15

IMO, the original Voyager cases were not that glossy and smooth. It is easy to tell if you can lay eyes/hands on it. Original cases were much thicker with a lining, cases used in recent years are much thinner with no lining and they typically have bad stitching on the radius of the corners.

#16

Yes, I spotted the wear on the foot pads too and this is the major reason for my request.

Two days ago, someone bought a similar HP 11C from carrymore for the incredible price of 638 $. Incidentally, it was one of my fellow countrymen, a frenchman.

On week ago, carrymore sold an other similar one for 377 $. Perhaps he has a personal factory of HP 11C in his garage ;o).

Patrick


#17

Correction: the calculator that carrymore sold for $638 was a HP 15C.

Patrick

#18

Yes, I agree with all of you. The slip cases I have seen are certainly not original. The original has a very distinct surface pattern, or grain to be exact, much like a genuine piece of leather.

Regarding price, .... I purchased on eBay a really lovely 11C last week for $172.50. I think that the trick is to be patient and at around the price I paid, you should be able to pick up a beauty.

#19

Hello, Randy --

Quote:
Oh, yeah, one more thing. That (HP-11C) manual didn't ship with a 1983 calculator - it has a glued spine, not the correct spiral wire.

I would have thought that HP-11C manuals transitioned from spiral-bound to flat ("perfect")-bound around 1986, when cost-cutting measures were imposed.

However, I have two HP-11C manuals:

  • A flat-bound Revision C dated 1/83, printed in USA
  • A spiral-bound Revision G dated 11/85, printed in Canada

    What's the story, anyone?

    -- KS


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