***CLEAR*** HP-85 FS on E-bay

From: Tothwolf <tothwolf_at_concentric.net>
Date: Thu Sep 25 14:27:02 2003

On Thu, 25 Sep 2003, Bryan Pope wrote:
> And thusly Tothwolf spake:
> > Clear cases are usually made just prior to any texture being added to
> > the production molds. Usually they are used for engineering purposes
> > (making sure it all fits), but sometimes they will also use those
> > cases for demo/promotional purposes too.
> Just a thought....
> Is there any *other* way to tell that this is an original? What if
> somebody went and made a new clear plastic case and replaced a normal
> case? How much does a normal cased HP-85 go for?
> The 3D printers out there are getting cheaper... (relatively!)

I seriously doubt someone (at this point) would make up a new case with a
laser system. Making molds to create just a few cases the old fashioned
way would also be extremely costly, so I don't think we have to worry
about it just yet. Maybe in another 5-10 years though...

Received on Thu Sep 25 2003 - 14:27:02 BST

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