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    Great Little Rant on an Auction...

    Dudes... Check This Out... ! !

    HP 01 LED Calculator Watch Owner's Manual | eBay
    "Time isn't the main thing. It is the only thing!" - Miles Davis

    I have found that some people just like to hear themselves typing.

    Friends don't let friends buy G-Schlocks.

    You think I'm condescending...?? Do you even know what that means... ??


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    Great Little Rant on an Auction...

    I just laughed out loud, that's hilarious, and ridiculous. Thanks for sharing!

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    Great Little Rant on an Auction...

    Best ebay auction description evah!

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    Great Little Rant on an Auction...

    So future generations can enjoy this long after the auction has disappeared...


    This is the User's manual from the HP-01 watch set.
    These are very difficult to obtain, and makes a nice way to complete your set.

    No torn pages, no writing in the book.

    These don't come up often.

    REALLY IMPORTANT

    I do not ship to :

    Germany

    France

    Anyone named Peter who lives in Germany who just totally jerked me around on the prior listing of this manual

    Peter: look up what "only Ships to Canada & US" means in the dictionary.

    It's complicated. It means ...... "I do not ship this to Germany"

    "I", being me.... "Do not", (sort of the opposite of I will" "ship this to" ,,, (imagine someone willfully putting something in a box and mailing it),

    And here's the really tricky part Peter.....

    "To Germany", as in a place more or less where you, being a German guy, live.



    Now just imagine that there was this big honking piece of glass in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with a sign that says "hp-01 manual doesn't ship to Germany". I know that sounds like something you wouldn't see every day Peter, but its not totally impossible. Apple could do it, cause they build entire stores out of glass.

    Plane takes of .... Vroom.. Up she goes. Calculator manual is in the cargo section minding its own business. Eating the free pretzels. Looking forward to being really appreciated by a HP-01 collector. Of all the cargo, nobody else can claim to be a very rare manual from 1976 that HP-01 collectors would love to get their hands on.

    Now here's the tragic part Peter in Germany that you just have to visualize. It's the part of the story where a lot of people close their eyes, or plug their ears. ( or both)

    Plane is at 31000 feet. Beautiful day. Not a cloud in the sky. The in-flight movie is half way through. The cranky chinese baby in 27e has finally (thank god ), passed out from the saki his mom as spiked his formula with.

    .... and BOOM,. The plane smacks into the piece of glass, and everyone on board plummets into the ocean.

    All because you flunked geography, and couldn't figure out that germany is not in the US or Canada.

    And the poor little manual flutters all scorched to earth, just because you had to be difficult.

    Such a sad ending to a very hopeful saga.

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    Someone needs to switch to de-caf and change his med dosage.........

    Ebay is always good for a chuckle now and then.
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    I would imagine its to do with the fact that ebay are biased towards buyers and discriminate against sellers.

    I havent used them for years but I wouldnt be suprised if you can no longer block certain buyers/buyers from certain countries from bidding.

    You cant leave negative feedback for buyers even if you get ripped off by them.
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    Great Little Rant on an Auction...

    Nice!


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    Re: Great Little Rant on an Auction...

    Oh, man, I soooo want to ask him if he'll ship to South Africa, because it's nowhere near Germany and maybe the glass doesn't extend this far south :).

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    Re: Great Little Rant on an Auction...

    I feel bad for Peter in Germany. He's looking for a user manual for his calculator watch so he's probably not a big hit with the ladies, and now this.

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    Re: Great Little Rant on an Auction...

    Quote Originally Posted by IWCwhatyoudidthere View Post
    I feel bad for Peter in Germany. He's looking for a user manual for his calculator watch so he's probably not a big hit with the ladies, and now this.

    Now..., come on, give the poor guy a break... some of us love our HP-01's!!




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    "Time isn't the main thing. It is the only thing!" - Miles Davis

    I have found that some people just like to hear themselves typing.

    Friends don't let friends buy G-Schlocks.

    You think I'm condescending...?? Do you even know what that means... ??


    Every time God closes one door... I open a bottle of bourbon.

    ¹ I have learned that you have to put a smiley face or LOL behind anything just so people don't take you too seriously.

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