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groundFungus

My first "computer" was a ZX-81 (kit $99.95).  16K ram expansion ($99.95).  Printer ($99.95). Cassette recorder ($29.95).  Still have it.

retrolefty



I can['t] remember how much I paid for a HP-48SX back in 1991, but i believe it was something over US$ 200.
Then, in 1994 I sold it and bought a HP-48G, for about US$ 250


I paid $400 for an HP-45 in 1974. It was such an advantage I never regretted a nickel of it. Adjusted for inflation that's $1887 today.


And for the icing on the cake many of the HP calculators have retained a very impressive resale value to this day. Lots of people collecting HP calculators, My HP 32sii seems to be going for over double what I paid for it new!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-32SII-Hewlett-Packard-Calculator-HP-32SII-/190850127992?pt=Calculators&hash=item2c6f8dd878

Lefty

robtillaart

Tape-deck, Cassette player, music installations, photo camera with film, trip with airplane within Europe

in general all obsolete tech ;)
Rob Tillaart

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AlxDroidDev


Tape-deck, Cassette player, music installations, photo camera with film, trip with airplane within Europe

in general all obsolete tech ;)



True. My very first Sony Walkman cassette player was pretty expensive. That was what we called a "portable" device back then. By today's standards, it would be a furniture.

I also had one of those 35mm cameras, the famous Olympus Trip 35.
Some of my projects:
Shield for DS1337+, DS1624 and AT24C1024B (RTC, temp & mem): http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php/topic,126197.0.html
CHDK Camera remote shutter (BT, IR, USB): http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=295377.0

AWOL

I still have a 1979-vintage Pentax MX SLR body.
It cost £100 new, and I found one on eBay a few weeks ago at £150.
"Pete, it's a fool looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart." Ulysses Everett McGill.
Do not send technical questions via personal messaging - they will be ignored.
I speak for myself, not Arduino.

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