US$ 975 wanted for a defective HP10



#8

This is the offer at TAS.


#9

Let's call that trolling for a sucker, Version 2.0 He tried that a year or so ago with the same item and had no takers. IIRC he paid about $75 for it scored in a BIN. The box alone was worth what he paid for it but even doubling his money ins't enough for him...

TAS provides a steady stream of fools and their money. He recently sold a very unremarkable 35 and 55 for way more than market value. But hey, everybody has to learn somehow. The way I see it, classics have come way up the value scale of late. I found this way more interesting than Cobubba silliness:
HP67 with box


#10

Wow, the 67 itself seems to look relatively good,

but the box is in a terrible state IMHO...

Raymond

#11

Sorry, I did not remember Cobubba's a(u)ctions for 12 months -- and I will not do this in future :)

The 67 looks nice, but certainly not nice enough to spend US$ 456 IMO. Anyway, it's a free market as you told. Luckily, I've got nearly all the vintage calcs I'm interested in for now (incl. a working 67).


#12

Hello!

Quote:
The 67 looks nice, but certainly not nice enough to spend US$ 456 IMO.

Totally crazy. Collector or not, I would rather donate that money to Unicef rather than waste it like this. Last month I bought a very nice hp-67 (without box (who cares anyway?) but with pouch, charger and battery, that are missing from this 456$ calculator) for 66 Euros on german eBay and this is exactly what it is worth.

Greetings, Max


#13

Quote:
Last month I bought a very nice hp-67 [...] for 66 Euros on german eBay and this is exactly what it is worth.

We could discuss even this! Most people wouldn't pay 1 Euro for such an item and only consider it trash...
These things have no value of their own. We only attribute a value to them - and that may differ with your individual point of view.


#14

Good Morning!

Quote:
We could discuss even this! Most people wouldn't pay 1 Euro for such an item and only consider it trash...
These things have no value of their own. We only attribute a value to them - and that may differ with your individual point of view.

Yes, you are certainly right. But to people, who need a scientific calculator at work/school/university (or at least think they need one, or convice themselves, that they do...), a good, durable, reliable and efficient to use calucaltor does indeed have a value which is reflected in the market price of such units. So I think, that a good 67 should be valued more or less like the current 35S -both have their advantages and disadvantages with respect to the other, making them more or less equal valued in my eye. This is why I pay 66 Euros for an HP-67 but not more.

Greetings, Max

Edited: 2 Oct 2007, 5:01 a.m.


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