HP 35SW ?



#2

Take a look HERE

"HP35SW WARRANTY UNIT CALCULATOR" for $25.21 (but no longer listed on that site)

Have HP had so many returned units they had to fix that they gave them a new part number and re-sold them?

Also, why would they even bother to fix them?

Dave.


#3

Unlikely these are returns that have been repaired.

Warranty models are those used to replace users' machines that are returned under warranty. The fact that they are selling them could signify one or more of the following:

1) HP have stopped making the 35S and the last one was sold more than 1 year ago so there is no need for replacement stock any more. (Okay that's unlikely!)

2) HP are selling fewer than expected HP35S's and they have overstocked on warranty models and so are selling them off.

3) There has been a change to the ROM or the design of the 35S rendering the old warranty stock redundant (as they would no longer be like for like exchanges)


#4

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2) HP are selling fewer than expected HP35S's and they have overstocked on warranty models and so are selling them off.


If they're selling fewer 'normal' models than expected, why would they flood the market with even more 'warranty models' and kill their own business?


#5

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If they're selling fewer 'normal' models than expected, why would they flood the market with even more 'warranty models' and kill their own business?

Firstly it will hardly be a flood and, secondly, selling the models at a small profit or cost is still better than paying to have them destroyed and then dumped.

Supplementary question: why would the alternative be desturction? Probably because they don't have manuals etc and it's too expensive to match them up and box them to look like the normal retail product.

#6

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Warranty models are those used to replace users' machines that are returned under warranty.

Translation? Why would these be any different from a new machine off the production line?


#7

Just a thought, the "HP 35SW" part ID may be from the retailer, and not from HP. A warranty replacement does not need a manual, or case for the calculator, and this could save not only on for these items, but shipping as well.

#8

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Translation? Why would these be any different from a new machine off the production line?

The manufacturing line is in China, the warranty centres are spread worldwide. You can't just grab a calc off the line in order to replace one sent in for repair.

I would expect each warranty centre to receive a shipment of spares direct from the factory in exactly the same way as shipments are sent to the distributors.

Consequently, if not as many calcs are returned for replacement as expected then there will be extras.


#9

IMHO you didn't get Martin's point. If I got it ;) then his question was what's the difference between any random production unit and the ones labeled as warranty units? Why should one be better than the other?

#10

On their site, they list another HP 35 model number, such as:

HP - 35SWL REFURB SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR
Part: HP 35SWL
In-Stock $ 25.21

Along with many, many random backordered things. Not really sure what their deal is.

-Jonathan

(I'm just posting this for information related to the original post. I'm certainly not attempting to advertise for them, as I have no idea who they are.)


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