HP65 Prices - have I missed someting?



#2

HP65 on TAS

At that price I would sell mine, too!


#3

Report back to us if it sells at that price.

#4

He's dreaming, about 1/10 of that price is more realistic.

Cheers,
John

#5

Hallo Harald,

das versucht der schon eine ganze Weile. M.E. sind die Gebühren für Verkäufer einfach zu niedrig, sonst würde uns solcher und ähnlich grundloser Blödsinn erspart bleiben.

(German comment about an auction in German TAS)

d:-(

#6

Well, the seller claims it's a space mission flown calculator. I can't see any proof of this claim though.


#7

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Well, the seller claims it's a space mission flown calculator. I can't see any proof of this claim though.



As a proof, the seller put a few posters of space missions in the package, among them a picture with a person in space suit holding an HP 65 in his hand. Pretty vague for a real proof as it is not evident that the example he tried to sell is the one in the guy's hand.



At the beginning Picassos were cheap too. May be some day we, rather our offsprings, will be confronted which such prices for "antique" HP calcs. If I look at the development of the HP-41 over the years this assumption is not that remote.


#8

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As a proof, the seller put a few posters of space missions in the package, among them a picture with a person in space suit holding an HP 65 in his hand. Pretty vague for a real proof as it is not evident that the example he tried to sell is the one in the guy's hand.

Have you saw that this picture is mirrored?

Ignazio


#9

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Have you saw that this picture is mirrored?



No, I didn't. You are a good observer!

The statement of the seller, "To this day, the HP-65 is impressive - even to HP 48 users." is impressive for itself. So he thinks the HP 48 is the top product of the series?

The analysis of the German text let me conclude that he is not very firm in that language. I guess an East-European origin so that the proximity to ex-Soviet paraphernalia might be probable. Perhaps he "got" the calc from a storage place with venerable material from former space missions. Also he seems to know on which market to place such stuff - but just ~5000 bucks is far out of scope, even for the supposedly whealthy German HP fan base.
#10

Isn't the picture of the female astronaut doctored? The head looks WAY too small for the hands, etc. (I know spacesuits look big, but this???)

#11

I saw one of the flown HP65s (I read they flew 2 on Apollo-Soyuz) in Houston two years ago:


Edited: 17 May 2013, 6:55 p.m.


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