Used plotter

Used plotter

Post by Marc Pelle » Sat, 28 Feb 2004 01:43:28

Hello all,

We are considering selling a 8 yr old HP 750C Plus. Anyone know what it
might be worth? I can't find any evidence of them being sold on EBay, which
is kind of surprising.


Marc Pelletier
Goldak Surveys

Used plotter

Post by Paul Coope » Sat, 28 Feb 2004 03:03:36

On Thu, 26 Feb 2004 16:43:28 -0000, Marc Pelletier

Practically nothing, as it is no longer maintainable, and is far from
state-of-the-art. When it next goes wrong, it is junk. I think you'd
be hard put to give it away, unless you know a charity that could use



Used plotter

Post by Marc Pelle » Sat, 28 Feb 2004 04:07:53

Paul Cooper < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in

Well... not really. It is still under maintenance contract so can
definately be maintained. Its specs are roughly the same as the current 800
series, and are only slightly less than the plotter we are replacing it
with ( which is way faster ).

But thanks for you input.


Used plotter

Post by Paul Coope » Sat, 28 Feb 2004 06:58:20

On Thu, 26 Feb 2004 19:07:53 -0000, Marc Pelletier

I am surprised you still have a maintenance contract. However, if it
were not on contract, you would have had a letter from HP notifying
you that parts were no longer being made, and that they could not
guarantee to repair it. We had such a letter for a 3500CP, the model
AFTER the 750C! I think that the letter did have a let out for
existing maintenance contracts - I presume they reserved existing
parts stock for existing contracts. I doubt very much if a successor
user could get a maintenance contract. So, although the kit is worth
your while, it would not be worth anyone else's, at least not in a
production or mission critical role.

I'm not knocking the 750C - it was a great bit of kit, and I'm only
sorry we didn't get one - we bought the original Novajet plotter,
which was first to market in the large format inkjet market. And I
have subsequently bought two HP plotters - a 3500CP and (last year) a
5500ps. Width of output is critical for us, so we needed the 54" and
60" output widths of these models, so the 800 series wasn't an option
for us. I would actually see the 2500/3500 and 5500 models as the
successors of the 750C, not the 800 series, but that of course is a
matter of personal perception.


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Post by DH » Tue, 02 Mar 2004 14:57:40


I work for a non-profit organization that would be happy to accept it as a
donation. At least you can get a tax-deduction from it. If you are
interested email me (be sure to remove the (remove) from the email address).

Used plotter

Post by Raymo85 » Wed, 03 Mar 2004 02:10:53

We have a HP 750C, HP3000CP and HP5000PS. The 750c while slow and not the
best in print quality, is my most beloved plotter. It never breaks, acts
up, is easy for even the most inexperienced user to change the paper and ink
in. I might be interested in buying your 750C for out second office. It is
a shame replacement parts will be drying up.

The 5000 is nice, a little temperamental but works fine and prints great.

The 3000 is the biggest piece of junk. It was junk from day one. The print
head carriage wears out after about 10 rolls of paper and cost $2000 to
replace. I am so mad we ever got it and almost dropped HP altogether.
Everyone I know with a 2000/2500/3000/3500 hates it. Ours is currently a
plant stand for the new staff person obsessed with office plants. It is the
most useful function it has ever performed. I have noticed there is no used
market for that family of plotters. I assume everyone found out it was
junk. I've searched to see if there is any class action lawsuit vs. HP for
putting out such a poorly engineered product.

This gives me a thread to vent my hate of the HP 3500/3000/25002000


Used plotter

Post by Marc Pelle » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 06:44:01

Well.. for those interested, its located in Saskatoon, SK and we will be
looking for around $3500 CDN. This price was suggested by our local hp
dealer. If anyone is still interested contact me directly. I hope it is
obvious what to remove from my return address.


Marc Pelletier
Goldak Airborne Surveys