HP-71B on german ebay (not ad)



#17

Hello,

this is my first post here, I'm a long time user of HP calcs (21 years actually), and I have been looking for a HP-71B for some time. There are now several auctions by a guy named JB Morgado (from Portugal) in the german ebay, the HP-71B being sold seems to be in very good condition, but the price is a bit steep! (285 Euro).
Do anyone knows something about this guy ? Does he exists/is he trustworthy ?, what do you think ?

btw, someone is dumping loads of '70s calcs at the time also (!?)

Thanks

Edit: ebay ID: pacitosys (I'm not selling anything here!), article number: 300213503281

Edited: 9 Apr 2008, 1:30 a.m. after one or more responses were posted


#18

Hi, Alejandro:

    Regardless of this person being trustworthy or not and it being an auction sale or a garage sale, 285 Euro for an HP-71B is an outrageously high price, even if mint or new.

    285 Euro translates to US$ 448, and you can get hold of a similar HP-71B for less than half that amount, probably less than 1/3 if mint/new, and less than 1/4 if in good condition. Think about it.

    I do have two extra mint HP-71B (not for sale at this moment) and I wouldn't think of asking more than about US$ 200 (125 euro) for them, if at all.

Best regards from V.


#19

Regarding the price you are right, but I was not willing to pay that much anyways :-)

regards


#20

I don't think the other poster is necessarily right, because it all depends.

A while ago I bought a NOS HP-71B, complete in perfect original packaging,

for more than 300 Euros, but I was prepared to pay that much,

since I wanted to complete this part of my collection.

Other people may not want to pay that much, and 'working' to 'average' to 'good'

71B's are readily available in a price range between 50 Euros and 150 Euros.

For example, I have a nice but used HP-71B with HP-IL module

which I would part with for 100 Euros plus shipping.

And since you're located in Germany, shipping wouldn't be that much;-)

Raymond


#21

That is of course interesting, my email is in the contact information, if you could please send me some photos of it and the conditions, I'd be most grateful.

Regards.


#22

You have mail:-)

Regards

#23

Hi Raymond,
please, send me information about your HP-71b (if not yet sold)
Regards
Roberto


#24

Hi Roberto,

did you receive my mail I sent using the hpmuseum mail feature?

Regards

Raymond


#25

Hi Raymond,
I have not received your mail but probably because I take
a mistake in setting e:mail forum address
Now I changed this....and probably it works
Bye Roberto
#26

Hi Alejandro,

Valentin is right about the prize being possibly much lower than that. Besides, it's not even a real auction but a fixed prize. Be patient and watch for real auctions and you'll be able to get a 71B for around 100 EUR in no time. But remember: if you buy outside the EU (via ebay or personally) you'll have to pay customs fees (+ ~20%) and at times (depending on seller's country) extraordinary high postage fees, that is easily ~$30 in the US.


#27

I've been waiting around 19 years for one, so I can wait a bit longer ;-)

#28

Please include your ebay ID when commenting on ebay auctions and ebay users in this forum.

#29

Please post your ebay ID. Not someone elses.

#30

Hi,
I have had dealings with Bruno (JB Morgado). He is a trustworthy gentleman. Dealings have been very fair and I am quite satisfied with his items, communication and quality of service he offers to his clients. Well, Price is a subjective topic.

Best regards,

Prabhu Bhooplapur


#31

Hi,

Indeed price is relative, taking into account that this HP-71B + HPIL + 2*4K was bought for EUR 106.11 from swomeone in .....
right, Germany.

RamLab


#32

Similarly, a few years ago I won an auction for two new (never used) HP-71B handhelds, and each came with HP-IL ROM, Math ROM (!!), and 4 Kb RAM modules already plugged in, all 8 items for just US $130 (about 100 Euro at the time).

Just a single Math ROM could easily fetch that much. Talk about bargains ! :-)

Best regards from V.


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