is more valuable a 41cx broken calculator than a good one?


See versus ($93 versus $81)


Part of the answer is given in the auction text:

There is a name engraved in the calculator and battery case (an attempt to scratch them out has been made)

The broken one isn't more valuable than the working unit,

but who wants a calc which has the previous owner's name engraved?

Actually the broken unit is not a halfnut, so there's a great chance to get it repaired.



However, the broken one has the wrong case :-) so that will detract from it's value.



As the guy (me) who purchased the broken one you have a good point but:

- PARTS if possible and very probable for 5 others that need work...
- Combined with the other auction:

parts auction

- Required for the book as I intend to disect a keyboard heat stake system the least destructive way possible then document the process.


- Can't find broken ones around here unfortunately.

Cheers, Geoff

p.s. if it is a candidate for restoration it will look and act as though new, pristine even, and as stated it is a full sized board and not a "halfnut" later version.

Edited: 9 Mar 2010, 7:59 p.m.


You are right, sometimes is more valuable a good cosmetic condition but broken calculaton for parts than a working one in bad cosmetic status.

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