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Casio fx-83ES Scientific Calculator £2.00 instore @ Sainsburys

£2.00 @ Sainsbury's
This is the calculator used by most secondary school students during GCSE and A level. Sainsburys usually sell this @ £7.99 and I have seen this as low as £3.99. I found this in the Rice Lane store…
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7y, 5m agoFound 7 years, 5 months ago
This is the calculator used by most secondary school students during GCSE and A level. Sainsburys usually sell this @ £7.99 and I have seen this as low as £3.99.

I found this in the Rice Lane store this morning and bought all 6 that were left. Before anyone gets upset I am not going to sell them on, I am a teacher and will distribute these in my classes to help kids with the rock solid calculations I set them :o

Hope this helps some people out there.
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#2
The Pound shops are full of them.

Sorry cold 4 me.
#3
ciaran4174
The Pound shops are full of them.

Sorry cold 4 me.


The Pound shops are full of crap ones, at least these are branded ones. I'm giving the OP a bit of heat for a decent price plus rep for the fact that its helping out the kids in the class who haven't got one - well done!
#4
I Work at a Uni and they will only use casio ones as they are the only ones that can be used in exams, so hot!
#5
ciaran4174
The Pound shops are full of them.

Sorry cold 4 me.


If these Casio ones are in the Poundshop for £1 then that's a steal. I've only ever seen the non-branded calculators in there, that in my professional opinion are not very good/sturdy.

(What I personally like about these as a teacher is that because over 90% of my students use them or share them the layout is familiar to all of the kids. They are comfortable using them and there is less hassle in class because of this. :) They are also the ones we give out to kids who forget their own in exams - another bonus because they don't have to panic about not knowing the layout of the calculator in the exam - when some students traditionally freak out at the slightest thing. I remember one going into a blind panic because when I told him the exam lasted "30 minutes", he was furious that another teacher had lied and told him it lasted "half an hour".)
banned#6
very good price. My school where charging over £6 for crappy ones.
#7
Dantooine
I Work at a Uni and they will only use casio ones as they are the only ones that can be used in exams, so hot!


I have a degree in electronics and I agree that casio calculators are by far the easiest to use. When trying to do calculus and complex transforms in an exam you have enough to worry about without trying to remember how your calculator works.

This also has the excellent feature of allowing you to scroll back through your calculations to see where you screwed up.

Others swear by Texas Instruments calculators though so I guess its down to personal preference.
#8
5318008

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! :w00t:
#9
fulyue
5318008

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! :w00t:


That took me a while! :thumbsup:

I bought a decent Casio one for my Math's GCSE. I still have it now after finishing my degree.

HOT deal
#10
I have at least two of these scientific calculators but I can't find them. I now need one for a particular module at uni, so if I get one for £2 what a bargain! I went past a Sainsburys yesterday as well, damn! Thanks for sharing.
#11
super deal! wonder why these are getting so cheap... h+r
#12
The missus got a couple of these about 3 weeks ago - she phoned and asked me if it was a good deal (were £1.99 in sainsburys) and I told her to buy the 2 that were left. Great calculator for a fantastic price. My kids are hitting that age they'll need them in big school.

To be clear - these are scientific calculators and do lots of mathematical computations including algebra, cube-roots, sin/cos/tan, and the like.

I still hanker back to my youth with the FX-7500G casio clamshell...
#13
I got one of these from morrisons for £5 and I thought that it was cheap at the time.
Don't confuse this calculator with the ones in pound shops, this calculator has a natural dot matrix display that will show a fair bit on the screen at once.
£2 is a right bargain.

John
banned#14
Very Good Deal, Heat Added:-D

The School That I Used To Go Were selling Ones Just Like These For A Fiver:x
#15
Ginglemonkey
I remember one going into a blind panic because when I told him the exam lasted "30 minutes", he was furious that another teacher had lied and told him it lasted "half an hour".


Fantastic, I think you deserve some rep just for that! :lol:
#16
drspa44
super deal! wonder why these are getting so cheap... h+r


They are just clearing their back to school stock to make room for halloween and xmas.
#17
Rackydoodle;6583254
They are just clearing their back to school stock to make room for halloween and xmas.


but calculators ARE for xmas. at least, thats what i get everyone!

cracking price, the only calc i was allowed for my physics degree was a casio like this. still got it now.
#18
Would agree with the concensus that Casio calculators are easy to use - through school and uni I ended up using Casio, Texas and Sharp calculators and found Casio easier to use. Though Texas did have better functionality in my view, particularly for programming.



Hot deal, heat & rep to OP
#19
fulyue
5318008

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! :w00t:


370HSSV 0773H :p

Oh no wait, that doesn't work on a calculator! :whistling:
#20
During my time at School and Uni I had a Sharp calculator which did the job perfectly all the way through and only on 1 set of batteries!!
I found some calculators wouldn't follow the BODMAS rule(I think it was that) for calculations and the way you had to enter things varied to what you were actually trying to do.
Personally I'd be very wary buying a child an over complicated super programmable calculator because I found doing A-Levels that the people who had these just relied so heavily on the calculator and had no basic grasps of the maths they were doing as the calculator did all the work for them. In my class, this resulted in them ultimately getting lower grades than those of us with the £6 calculators we'd had for years.

Bargain though for £2 as I have lost my Sharp :(
#21
Gosh it all so takes you back to your School / College days. Casio for me all the way. My Casio scientific from over 20 years ago still works on its orig. Lithium coin cell!!! Bullet proof in my opinion.

If I recall Casio's were the 1st to have fraction calculations on them also (The envy of the class). All the teachers / lecturers had Casios and also were quiet intuitive to use for things like Binary calculations and other techy stuff.

If I was buying a calc. for my son, it would most probably be a Casio. £2 is a steal for this kind of quaility product.

That said be careful parents, it's very important to get our kids to learn to add up and not use a calc. for the simple stuff! Certainly gonna need one for trigonometry etc. at O level though fo rthe complex stuff (We've moved on from slide rules now I guess!)
#22
I dunno if the numbers add up here though in this deal.:whistling:

heat
#23
£5.99 in Wilko, for people who miss this one.
#24
Technical Specifications

Weight (g) 110

Natural Textbook Display Yes

Keystages Suitable For 3, 4, & above

Suitable for (ages) 11 plus

Battery Life 17,000 hours continuous display of cursor

Display TwinLine LCD DOT MATRIX

No. of functions 249

No. of scientific functions 164

Keyboard material Plastic

Mantissa + EXP 10+2

Case Slide-on

Memories 7

Parentheses 24

Physical constants No

Multi-replay Yes

Reset Yes

Degrees Yes

Radians Yes

Gradians Yes

% Yes

Fractions Yes

Trigonometrics (SIN/COS/TAN) Yes

Logarithm Yes

Exponents Yes

Reciprocals Yes

Degrees/minutes/seconds Yes

exponential regression Yes

Negative Indicator Yes

Hyperbolics Yes

Table of a function Yes

Engineering Symbol Calculations No

Expression editing Yes

Backspace/delete Yes

FIX/SCI/NORM Yes

Logic Operations No

DEC/HEX/BIN/OCT conversions No

square root Yes

Numeric Differentiation No

Numeric integration No

Formula Solver No

Equation Solver No

Auto power off Yes

Metric / Imperial Conversions No

Matrices No

Roots & powers Yes

Vectors No

Factorials Yes

Combinations Yes

Complex numbers No

Permutations Yes

Coordinate conversion Yes

Standard deviation Yes

Logarithmic regression Yes

Power regression Yes

Quadratic regression Yes

Inverse regression Yes

Random numbers Yes

Normal Distribution No

Program Storage Areas No

Total Program Memory No

Statistics Data Editor List-based

Linear regression Yes

Scientific Constants No

Dimensions (mm) 13.7 (H) x 80 (W) x 161 (D)
banned#25
And the prize for the longest post ever goes to......

Me and my mature friends used to do
55378008
#26
Ginglemonkey
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6 of Em!..

I guess im gonna see them on ebay :)

Lol heat added.
#27
Anyone else found one at this price.. looks like a one off to me.. none of the Sainsbury's I've been in have any knowledge of such price..
#28
I have two of these calculators and have paid over £10 each for them previously, and at £2 they are a steal since these calculators are perhaps the only scientific calculator youll ever need unless you are doing further maths at AS, or maths at uni. The layout, and input system is so simple, you can type in equations as you see them in text books, and has sooo many other features. It is perhaps the best calculator you could have for your school subjects.
#29
room.hunter77
6 of Em!..

I guess im gonna see them on ebay :)

Lol heat added.


If you read the title post carefully they're for use at school !
#30
normal price in Swansea unfortunately....asked cmr services to scan as well to check...no joy :(
#31
I always lose my calculators somehow. I'll need to grab a few of these. :D

Heat added.
#32
This deal was on ages ago (just after christmas) in my local Sainsburys. Like the poster, I'm a teacher and purchased all the ones they had left. Have gone back to normal price since then and don't seem to be on offer at the moment. Could your store be in a timewarp?!?
#33
Brill deal and well worth a trip to the local Sainsbury. Unfortunately someone bought them all up in one go! My students will have to go without, again. H & R added. :)
#34
pgregg
I still hanker back to my youth with the FX-7500G casio clamshell...


Mine's in a drawer these days, it earnt it's retirement :)
#35
this a great calculator, and one of the few accepted by exam boards at GCSE, A level and Degree level so +1
#36
This is a bargain! I've just had to buy this exact model by request of my tutor at college. It cost me £6 from Tesco and I thought that was a bargain! Heat added from me! :)
#37
hot from me :-D
#38
I still use the Casio fx-3600p I got for school in 1985! Casio calculators haven't really changed much since. I guess if the design is right to start with, there is no reason to fix it! Proper geeks use Hewlett-Packards though ;)
#39
Ginglemonkey
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http://sites.google.com/site/chemistrychimp/_/rsrc/1255596425449/hangaroo/homebrew/receipt.jpg


Why would you want 6 of these?
#40
The first scientific calculator I owned was a Sinclair and cost £29 in 1975! I wonder how much that would be equivalent to now? How things move on. Great price, voted hot :)

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