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72 of 72 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2009
Sharp EL-1801V Adding Machine

I was looking for a fluorescent display because they are easier for me to read. This "calculator" operates just like what we used to call an "adding machine". You put in the number, then press the function (i.e., add or subtract, etc. the number), and repeat again for the next number...then hit the total button and you get the total. This unit works exactly like adding machines have worked for many decades (but this one is faster, lighter and smaller than the old machines). Some folks (my wife included) were disappointed because this adding machine does not function as a "calculator". With "calculators", you enter a number, then enter "add or minus" button, then the second number and there is your total. You do not have to tell the machine how to handle each number you enter, beginning with the first number. Even so, this is an excellent printing adding machine. This one is suited for folks who do taxes, business folks who need cost, sell, average, margin buttons because it has dedicated buttons for those functions. It is also great because you can read the lighted display n any lighting situation. On top of that, you get a bonus feature because this machine can tell you how much change the customer is due. You put in the price of the item, subtract the currency the customer gives you, press the blue "change" button at the top left of keyboard and "Viola", the amount of change that the customer should get is displayed.
This machine takes standard size printing paper and prints fast in 2 colors (red and black). You also have the choice of selecting whether or not you want the machine to give you a count of the number of items you have added, plus another button that will add the date (and time) the paper tape was run. It has an internal battery that keeps track of the date and time. The date and time are not constantly displayed, but one press of the "clock/calender" button will give you the date and/or time (after you set it up of course).
The instructions for setting it up are easy to follow.
This is a wonderful device for us mathematically challenged folks. The Amazon 3rd party vendor "Best Source Stationer" (in Monroe, NY) is excellent. Best Source gave me an order confirmation, shipping notice confirmation, and very quick delivery. I highly recommend this product.
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2006
This is the best calculator. I purchased this machine to use at my place of employment. I love the feel. You just touch it softly and it works. It's much quieter than most calculators I've used. I recommend it to everyone. The size of the display screen is perfect too.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2011
Previous I have owned Canon printing calculators only for them to fail within a couple of years. This time I decided to purchase a Sharp and I am very pleased that I did. I am very particular about how the keys feel in regard to key travel and feedback and size. This printing calculator is one of the best I have used. Please keep in mind that this is not a heavy duty calculator meant for business use but is more suited for home use. The small footprint of the device is perfect for a crowded or small desk. I prefer the blue illuminated display to those of the LCD verity which are difficult to read under certain lighting conditions. I would purchase this calculator again if need be. For my uses (paying bills, balancing a checkbook, etc in a home office setting) it is perfect.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
The best thing about this calculator is that the buttons are large enough to make totaling up a large number of checks or invoices very quick. I can't understand those who say this calculator is slow; to the contrary even in print mode it flies. If you want a solid, easy to use adding calculator without frills, you can do much worse than this one.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on March 15, 2007
I like the calculator, particularly that it prints negative numbers in red ink. Also it prints well and is pretty fast. It has all the features important in a basic printing calculator and the price was definitely right.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2012
I'm sure it is a wonderful calculator, everything is easy to use, I just wish I'd read better. I had one that I thought was just like this one, however when this one came it is only usable when plugged in. I really wanted it to be battery operated since I don't use it at a desk. It is my fault, just wanted others to be aware of this.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on July 9, 2007
THis ia an excellent calculator. I have it both at work and home. It is bigger than it seems, but it is sooo convenient to use.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2007
This machine is an excellent value for the money. Plenty of features, easy use,and excellent directions.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on December 21, 2010
This calculator has all of the features you will need for a reasonalbe price. I had my last desk calculator for over twenty years and so far I like this one more.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on September 28, 2009
This adding machine has been a good one so far. It is similar to my last one so it has been very easy to figure out how to use. It is easy to read the numbers and a fairly fast printer.
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