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Choice Votes   Percent
It was a gift 36 21.3%   
It was bought for me, but not a gift 44 26.0%   
I paid for it 76 45.0%   
I stole it 13 7.7%   
I don't have a calculator 0 0.0%   

Survey posted 2008-05-15 20:31 by Duncan.

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Re: How did you get your last calculator?
Michael Ride  Account Info

People actually stole a calculator?

Reply to this comment    15 May 2008, 22:42 GMT

Re: Re: How did you get your last calculator?
Black-Salamander Account Info

Oops. I accidentally clicked on the button for "I stole a calculator". Oh well =)

Reply to this comment    16 May 2008, 00:30 GMT

I bought it ... with money ...
Duncan Smith Account Info
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Hehehe :)

Reply to this comment    16 May 2008, 05:35 GMT

Re: Re: How did you get your last calculator?
mdsb  Account Info
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It would be a very probable thing to do; especially with ones that have have alot of capabilities.
I do not mean to justify the behavior, but state what is likely.

Reply to this comment    17 May 2008, 01:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: How did you get your last calculator?
Travis Evans Account Info

Judging from the ticalc.org mailing list archives (when they used to be up a few thousand or so years ago), people would get their calculators stolen at school all the time. I never had mine stolen because I would never let them leave my sight for a second at any time on any day I brought them to school. They were just too important to me to allow something like that to happen, and I didn't.

Reply to this comment    25 May 2008, 05:06 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: How did you get your last calculator?
mdsb  Account Info
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Before getting my graphing calculators, I have lost pretty much all my calculators I brought to school. I have not lost any after that.
The scientific I mentioned in another post, that would be the first of which I still have; the old version I think I placed in a drawer, or maybe it is buried. 82 was given to me some time after that; told in profile that I sold it through e-bay, there might have been a chance that its current owner has joined this site. 83+ was given last, mailed it to TI to get an replacement; the replacement I now have, not sure what they did with my old one.

One math class I had in highschool had a way to recover the graphing calculator of each classmate; they had us record the number on a sheet and engrave our name on the back.
There was a time where of coming close to loosing it (with other possessions); the possessions were in my backpack. It turned out that another student had an identical backpack (in outward appearance) and had mistaken my for his; everything had returned next day.

Reply to this comment    26 May 2008, 21:50 GMT


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U.S.Games  Account Info

Yeah I had mine stolen right out of my backpack a couple weeks ago, I was really ticked off. I am usually really careful with it... I have my name on it and everything. I don't know why anyone would want it, because I have a password set on startup so they couldn't even use it...

Reply to this comment    14 June 2008, 15:14 GMT

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graphmastur Account Info

Someone stole mine just to be evil. I new everyone who had one and kept seacrching until i had one with all my programs. (The idiot was trying to clear my memory, but couldn't because of omnicalc)

Reply to this comment    10 July 2008, 14:28 GMT


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Matt Ventura Account Info

My friend got two TI-89 titaniums stolen. He managed to get one back though.

Reply to this comment    19 July 2008, 20:18 GMT

Re: Re: How did you get your last calculator?
TrustworthyCheater Account Info

Somebody stole my ti-83 plus, but later I got an 84 plus SE.

Reply to this comment    1 June 2008, 23:59 GMT

Re: Re: How did you get your last calculator?
Drantin Account Info

Pretty certain the TI-85 I first got was 'hot' ... 5USD...

Reply to this comment    19 July 2008, 23:10 GMT

Re: Re: How did you get your last calculator?
Ti_developer_84_73_Nspire Account Info

Yeah... my TI-84 was stolen out of my bag while I was eating lunch once.

Reply to this comment    28 July 2008, 19:01 GMT


Re: Re: How did you get your last calculator?
KurenaiYue Account Info

My friend definitely got hers stolen last year
It was a TI 84 plus, I think.
They're expensive, so... it can be expected.

Reply to this comment    22 August 2008, 17:41 GMT

Re: How did you get your last calculator?
CajunLuke  Account Info
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Definitely "bought for me", but the next one will be "paid for it". My parents aren't going to buy me a third calculator now that I'm in college.

Reply to this comment    16 May 2008, 16:26 GMT

Re: How did you get your last calculator?
Shady_0883  Account Info

All my calcs were a gift; not only the last one, the three times I had to pick between an ordinary gift and a calc..... it was an obvious decision

Reply to this comment    16 May 2008, 19:33 GMT

Re: How did you get your last calculator?
Rick Skrbina Rick Skrbna  Account Info

My last calcs were a TI 85 and some casio calc for 50 cents each at a rummage sale that I bought myself. here is how I got my other calcs:
TI 80: Ebay, bought it
TI 81: Garage sale $5, Bought it
TI 83 P: Bought it, There was a sale on them, ended up paying like $25 for a brand new one
TI 84 SE: For school
TI 85: bought it, 50 cents
TI 86: Free, bought it on ebay, link port did not work, so I got my money back, and they let me keep the calc.
TI 86: Bought it, Brand new in package on ebay for about $50
TI 89 Titanium: Gift
TI 74: not a graphing calc, but bought it on ebay NIB for $70

Reply to this comment    16 May 2008, 21:04 GMT

Re: How did you get your last calculator?
mdsb  Account Info
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Voted it being bought for me, but not gift.
It was my 83+. Got it during some day while attending community college; requested it some day earlier than that.

Reply to this comment    16 May 2008, 23:32 GMT


Re: Re: How did you get your last calculator?
mdsb  Account Info
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A correction:: I actually bought my last calculator which was a scientific one; bought it because my "old" scientific not working.
Though if this poll is meant for graphing calculators, my earlier post would apply.

Reply to this comment    19 May 2008, 19:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: How did you get your last calculator?
mdsb  Account Info
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Another correction:: My last calculator was actually an 83+ replacement (because of some of the link cable becoming stuck in it).

Reply to this comment    19 May 2008, 19:49 GMT

Re: How did you get your last calculator?
lifeiscalc Account Info

I paid for my ti-89 titanium new when they first came out.
Got a 89 hw2 for free because it was broken. (I have since fixed it)
I paid some kid $5 for my 82, I have no idea where he would get an 82, and he did not really even know what it was. He just needed money for lunch or something...

Reply to this comment    17 May 2008, 13:38 GMT


Re: Re: How did you get your last calculator?
CajunLuke  Account Info
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I think the 82 counts as stealing.

Reply to this comment    17 May 2008, 20:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: How did you get your last calculator?
Rick Skrbina Rick Skrbna  Account Info

Why, he said that he paied $5 for it...

Reply to this comment    18 May 2008, 01:03 GMT


I bought the last two
Duncan Smith Account Info
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Mmhmm, and I'm sure we all believe that.

Reply to this comment    18 May 2008, 10:18 GMT

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