Summary: I was pleasantly suprised when the calculator arrived with working batteries. Like the description stated, it worked fine and there were only a few scratches, however it failed to mention that the top cover slides on incorrectly and that makes it difficult to use as one normally would with the cover on the back. Overall, I'm satisfied with this product and the price was very low. I would buy it again.
Excerpt: This calculator is the one and only model that does what I need. All the basic are there. And when I need more than the basics, I can find these too. But I don't need to read the training manual to get it to work! I have bought 15 of these because they are constantly being borrowed at work and at home, and frankly I don't mind. This is one standard piece of technology I wish everyone used!! Battery has never been an issue.
Summary: I bought two of these for my kids who just started sixth grade. They are what they are, excellent full-function no-nonsense calculators and at a price that is to me remarkable. If I had owned one of these when I started sixth grade I could have sold it for a million dollars provided the CIA did not abduct me first and interrogate me to learn from what planet I was invading the Earth. But things have changed since 1969.
It works fine, no batteries required and is simple to use
21 September 2014
Summary: I bought it since my class specifically requires this version. It works fine, no batteries required and is simple to use. However, make sure you're inputting the numbers correctly. I have to double check the work a few times because I can't key in the numbers too fast or it won't register. The decimal is also slightly too small, but it's noticeable. Overall, it's a great calculator for simple calculations.
Summary: Texas Instruments has led the industry in powerful calculators for decades. This tool does not disappoint. We bought a pair of TI machines, with similar capacity, back in the late '70s for about $400.00 apiece - and, for our engineers, that was a bargain. It marked the end of the slide rule. Now, these things (solar powered, even) can be had on the used market for less than ten bucks. Amazing!