Top positive review
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Great financial calculator. No problems. Question validity of old, bad reviews.
on August 7, 2016
I love this calculator! I also have the regular HP 12C (gold), but I'm taking a Finance course final in 2 weeks, and I heard the platinum was a lot faster. Before ordering, I read all the negative reviews so I was a little wary. I also saw that most of those negative reviews were posted a very LONG time ago - the first one listed, "BADDER," was posted in 2004! When I sorted by Most Recent, MOST of the reviews were 5 stars!
(Amazon, how does it benefit anyone to list outdated, negative reviews at the top?)
Anyway... on to my very positive purchasing experience. Shipping was very fast! I ordered it yesterday afternoon and I received it today, less than 24 hours after placing my order (Yay, Prime!). And, I am VERY HAPPY with my new 12C platinum! I received a CD with the User's Guide (pdf you can download from CD), a Quick Start guide (paper copy), and a sturdy, leather-looking case. The new case has a plastic window in the front for a business card or some form of ID to show it's yours. Many features are the same as the 12C I already have, but I'm going through the Users guide and working the problems and learn about new features, and everything is working great! It's very fast, no flashing 'Running' yet. And, the colors on the keys are brighter, easier to see, helping you to work faster. And, there is a GOOD tactile feel when pushing the keys, it is better than my original 12C. I am very happy with my purchase!
I recommend looking at the date of the review whenever you are evaluating products or services (wherever that is). 10- and 12- year old reviews of anything are generally worthless. And, for electronics, the quality problems that can be present in a newly released products will eventually get resolved or the product will fail. From the reviews, it seems this product was released around 2003/4, and it is still being sold today. Twelve years! And, now it's less than $100, it's a good deal. I think I paid nearly $400 for my HP 12C back around 2004.