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Want to Buy a Calculator? Here's a Little Bit of Help
« on: December 04, 2011, 09:43:55 pm »
If you want some cheap calculators, the site BachCompany.com has quite a few TI calculators, as well as other brands such as HP and Casio. This site also offers calculator related objects and tools such as software, overhead projectors, etc.

For people looking for the CX, this is also a good place for it.  I bought mine here, and I'm satisfied.  There aren't any damages, and they shipped to me in about a week.

For the normal CX $124.50:
http://www.bachcompany.com/product.aspx?ProductID=476

For the CX CAS $127:
http://www.bachcompany.com/product.aspx?ProductID=479

For Terms and Conditions (that has shipping details):
http://www.bachcompany.com/TermsAndConditions.aspx

I'm only putting this up to help, not to advertise (though it kinda is advertising...)

And for DJ_O: YES it does have Voyage 200s under $200:
http://www.bachcompany.com/product.aspx?ProductID=104  ($166.49)

The shipping and handling is a big iffy, but mine was a total of $132 from the original $127, which is still quite a bit cheaper than the base price for a CX CAS on other sites.  IMPORTANT: THE SITE SAYS THAT SHIPPING/HANDLING COSTS IS 5% OF PRICE.


TIPS (for eBay/Amazon): For now, these are the more obvious tips.
1.  ALWAYS look at a seller's rating.  Do not risk if the seller has a low rating.  If the seller has very few ratings (say, below 50 as a figure) and are mostly good, he still may not be trustworthy.  The object being sold may be damaged or non-functional.  There are people out there who make multiple accounts and rate themselves up.   A seller who has the Top-Rated Seller badge is always a good one to go with.
2. Go through buyer reviews.  See what they say and see if you like what they say
3. Check the description of the object being sold.  Does the description and/or ad look promising or hastily and messily put together?  Does it have a site? Does this site have a lot of buyers that are satisfied or that have at least bought from there?
4. CHECK SHIPPING.  An object may be cheap, but you never know what the shipping and handling costs may be.  If you can't find the cost, LOOK HARDER.  Don't get fooled.

Anyone may (and PLEASE DO) add to tips or sites that sell cheaply or are very well respected.

:D  Have fun getting awesome calcs!


edit: Thanks to TechPoweredMath.com/youtube.com/techpoweredmath for the site! He used this site to buy his very own CX CAS
« Last Edit: December 04, 2011, 09:48:55 pm by AzNg0d1030 »
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Re: Want to Buy a Calculator? Here's a Little Bit of Help
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2011, 07:07:52 am »
Maybe spoil this and say "This is not meant to advertise" as a description for the spoiler.
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Re: Want to Buy a Calculator? Here's a Little Bit of Help
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2011, 04:55:04 pm »
Haha maybe  ;D
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Re: Want to Buy a Calculator? Here's a Little Bit of Help
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2011, 05:49:22 pm »
what is the difference between the nspire CX and the nspire CX CAS?

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Re: Want to Buy a Calculator? Here's a Little Bit of Help
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2011, 06:06:57 pm »
it seems that they don't sell to outside of USA, are there any european sites?

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Re: Want to Buy a Calculator? Here's a Little Bit of Help
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2011, 06:46:18 pm »
Have many people here bought from bach company before? Im not sure if I trust it(but i really want to)
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Re: Want to Buy a Calculator? Here's a Little Bit of Help
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2011, 06:58:27 pm »
I buy most of my stuff on Amazon

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Re: Want to Buy a Calculator? Here's a Little Bit of Help
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2011, 07:10:59 pm »
Asked them my question and they quickly answered:
Quote from: BachService
Thank you for your inquiry, but, as per our Texas Instruments dealer contract, we are not allowed to sell outside the United States market.  We’re sorry we could not assist you more.
This is really bad for me... Amazon is much more expensive.
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Re: Want to Buy a Calculator? Here's a Little Bit of Help
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2011, 08:15:24 pm »
The CX was like $5 more on amazon

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Re: Want to Buy a Calculator? Here's a Little Bit of Help
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2011, 09:50:27 pm »
You could just buy one from your friend named Spyro for $35...

BTW: The forums are being flooded with spam again. This is what got it changed to >1000 posts last time. So keep it to a minimum.


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Re: Want to Buy a Calculator? Here's a Little Bit of Help
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2011, 09:54:53 pm »
what is the difference between the nspire CX and the nspire CX CAS?
The CX CAS has a CAS. That means it has a Computer Algebra System. A CAS can do all sorts of nifty things, like simplifying expressions, solving equations, and expanding polynomials.

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Re: Want to Buy a Calculator? Here's a Little Bit of Help
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2011, 09:57:09 pm »
Yet Ti says its not good for algebra 1 and 2.

Probably cause it just solves it all instead of having you learn it :P

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Re: Want to Buy a Calculator? Here's a Little Bit of Help
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2011, 10:11:15 pm »
Yet Ti says its not good for algebra 1 and 2.

Probably cause it just solves it all instead of having you learn it :P
yeah people find it overpowered in math therefore I must have it

Spyro I'd buy a CX for 35 or I could get my parents to do it for christmas
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Re: Want to Buy a Calculator? Here's a Little Bit of Help
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2011, 10:14:41 pm »
It was a Casio fx-9860g Slim...


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Re: Want to Buy a Calculator? Here's a Little Bit of Help
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2011, 01:47:40 am »
You could just buy one from your friend named Spyro for $35...

BTW: The forums are being flooded with spam again. This is what got it changed to >1000 posts last time. So keep it to a minimum.
Actually this topic is not spam. I asked the author if he could post it, to help people who are seeking for a new calcs. Staff should add new alternatives in the first post if they find any other good deals.