HP20B US availability?



#18

Any one knows if is available @ Amazon or other e-retailer? (or expected date)

Thanks

Miguel


#19

I ordered from HP's online store July 26 and it has been shipped. $39.99 + $5.25 shipping.

Don

#20

Has anybody seen the 20b or 17bii+ Silver in a real shop already? IF TRUE THEN please name.

Edited: 30 July 2008, 6:02 a.m.


#21

A *real* shop?

We don't have any of those any more. It is a virtual world. :-P


#22

That was what I feared. But I'll try visiting ... um, real California. So, if it's all just a Truman Show, they won't let me in ;)


#23

fear not.

brick-and-mortar shops unlikely to go the way slide rules did :-)


#24

Thanks. So I am calmed ;) Nevertheless, what I still need is such a brick-and-mortar shop selling the models mentioned above. Any directions are appreciated - I will not have the time to check each and every office supplies shop in S.F. bay area.

Edited: 2 Aug 2008, 1:04 a.m.

#25

FWIW, neither one is found in UC Berkeley Book Store. Nor is a HP35s available there. The HP50g is the newest model on sale :-/

HP, who is responsible for feeding these stores? There is space for improvement!

HTH


#26

Now the lineup in stores here is:

HP 33S AR$ 450 equivalent to U$S 150
HP 35S AR$ 500 equivalent to U$S 160
HP 17B silver AR$ 700 equivalent to U$S 230
HP 50G AR$ 1000 equivalent to U$S 330

Conversions between Argentine Peso and U.S. Dollar are approximated, but good enough for this report.

These days I usually question the meaning of more than two significant digits in matters like this...


#27

Yeah, but aren't you guys paying something like $0.12/gallon (USD/USG) for gas? I read in the paper that Argentina has the lowest per-gallon cost for gasoline...

Twelve cents a gallon. Boggles the mind...

thanks,
bruce


#28

Hey, this sounds like a win-win proposition. HP fans in US send HP calculators to HP fans in Argentina, in exchange for gas!


#29

Don, I love your idea, but:

I don't think the US Postal System (and probably not the Argentinian either) likes folks to mail flammable liquid - especially in multi-gallon quantities!

#30

Actually we pay around US$ 3.00 to 3.50 per gallon of regular, unleaded gas, depending on brand and octane number. And salaries here are lower in dollar terms...

And also there are a lot of import taxes, income taxes, whatever taxes and, finally, a 21% value-added-tax just to let you know who are you working for: the national budget, a.k.a. "the real black hole"

#31

FWIW, none of them is found in Stanford University Bookstore. In fact, there are NO scientific HP calculators on sale on the campus where Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard studied. It's a real shame! :( Of course, the store was full of TI :/

BTW, both Staples and Walmart have the 50g on their lists, but neither one has it in store -- virtuality is rising, making it hard to simply walk into a shop to buy such a model and return with it in one's hands. Is this progress?


Edited: 6 Aug 2008, 2:28 a.m.


#32

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#33

Thanks, Allen,

I found CircuitCity yesterday, too. Today, I succeeded in buying a 50g in one of their shops on east bay. You can also touch them at Fry's here. 35s were present in both, too.

However, not a single 17bii+ Silver nor 20b seen so far in any of the brick-and-mortar shops I checked, though only a few miles away from HP HQ. Forget Staples and Walmart. Just visiting this area, web-shops (be it Amazon.com or any other .com) are absolutely no use for me. Sorry, noone will get my dollars for calcs not readily available.

#34

Really, really, late reply, but after starting to use search term "hp 20b" - (whitespace significant), I started getting hits in Amazon, CDW, etc.

Looks like Amazon has them now at USD $39.99. CDW (just for a lark) was selling for USD $65.99!

-MikeO


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