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« on: Tue, 11 January 2011, 09:20:41 »
Up for sale are four sets of Cherry Corp original Double Shot keycaps. The keys have been pulled from various G80s and G81s and were all collected in a giant bucket. This means they are all mixed up and no one gets a "more shiny" or "less shiny" set. Sorry, no extra picking.

They are 101 keys mostly from REUTERS branded G80-308x keyboards, ANSI layout, beige color. The keycaps have been cleaned in bulk and all match in color.




Each set for now is: EUR 22 + shipping cost. Please limit yourself to one set per member for now. There will be more of these coming in future weeks, so keep an eye open.

Shipping:
Germany: EUR 3,90
Europe: EUR 4,90 ~ EUR 8,60
USA: Please ask.
« Last Edit: Thu, 13 January 2011, 14:51:49 by sixty »

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« Reply #1 on: Tue, 11 January 2011, 09:27:37 »
Quote from: sixty;276703
Up for sale are four sets of Cherry Corp original Double Shot keycaps. The keys have been pulled from various G80s and G81s and were all collected in a giant bucket. This means they are all mixed up and no one gets a "more shiny" or "less shiny" set. Sorry, no extra picking.

They are 101 keys mostly from REUTERS branded G80-308x keyboards, ANSI layout, beige color. The keycaps have been cleaned in bulk and all match in color.

Each set for now is: EUR 22 + shipping cost. Please limit yourself to one set per member for now. There will be more of these coming in future weeks, so keep an eye open.

Shipping:
Germany: EUR 3,90
Europe: EUR 4,90 ~ EUR 8,60
USA: Please ask.


Would be interested, but don't love to pay so much for potentially shiny keys!

What about a surprise package, where we have to sort out the keys by ourselves?
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« Reply #2 on: Tue, 11 January 2011, 09:29:21 »
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What about a surprise package, where we have to sort out the keys by ourselves?


I might start selling "keycap wundertŁten" at some point, I will be receiving the next giant batch of keys sometime within the next week.

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« Reply #3 on: Tue, 11 January 2011, 09:52:15 »
1 set for me please.

But i'm gonna need a price quote for shipping to Malaysia first :x


I hope these are like this ?

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« Reply #4 on: Tue, 11 January 2011, 09:53:34 »
I'll put you one set on reserve now, I'll figure out shipping costs tomorrow for you. And yeah, same color as those.

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« Reply #5 on: Tue, 11 January 2011, 09:59:46 »
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I'll put you one set on reserve now, I'll figure out shipping costs tomorrow for you. And yeah, same color as those.


Thx. I also sent you a pm for a special request.

I'm gonna do a sixty vs white rice's double shot review. I have a feeling i'm gonna like those thick cherry doubleshots :pray2:


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« Last Edit: Tue, 11 January 2011, 10:25:08 by Moogle Stiltzkin »
"So long as we do not depend on the facts entirely, incomplete knowledge is better than complete ignorance."

:bounce:

Current gaming keyboard: Ducky DK-9008 with Cherry Beige/White doubleshots (Cherry Mx Brown)

For my 2nd pc: Cherry G80-1095 HAU Revision 00 (Cherry Mx Black)

Dye subbed keys harvested from NCR 3299-k440-v001 G80-3007 SAU. Casing donated to Mike.
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« Reply #6 on: Tue, 11 January 2011, 10:41:59 »
One for me!
Cost of shipping to Singapore?
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« Reply #7 on: Tue, 11 January 2011, 10:44:20 »
Probably the same as to Malaysia, meaning I don't know yet :bounce:

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« Reply #8 on: Tue, 11 January 2011, 10:46:08 »
Might be in for it if shipping isn't too steep...
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« Reply #9 on: Tue, 11 January 2011, 10:48:22 »
I wonder if i will get the doubleshots first before square like the last time :D

It's on !
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Current gaming keyboard: Ducky DK-9008 with Cherry Beige/White doubleshots (Cherry Mx Brown)

For my 2nd pc: Cherry G80-1095 HAU Revision 00 (Cherry Mx Black)

Dye subbed keys harvested from NCR 3299-k440-v001 G80-3007 SAU. Casing donated to Mike.
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« Reply #10 on: Tue, 11 January 2011, 10:51:23 »
I may be able to offer flatrate shipping of EUR 6 as a "Maxi Brief" with DHL. I'll weight them later and report back.

So far 3 of the 4 sets are on hold:

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« Reply #11 on: Tue, 11 January 2011, 10:54:46 »
Quote from: Moogle Stiltzkin;276725
Thx. I also sent you a pm for a special request.

I'm gonna do a sixty vs white rice's double shot review. I have a feeling i'm gonna like those thick cherry doubleshots :pray2:


US ANSI layout
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As far as I understsand, these are 101-US-ANSI layout, meaning, they lack those Windows keys and have 1 1/2 sized modifier keys.

I can tell you the difference:

The Cherrys have razor-sharp edges at their bottom, while the SP-caps fulfill all modern safety regulations.

On the other hand, don't open a window when you have SP caps lying around. They might be blown away, while the Cherry ones are so heavy that the small little bag in the picture weights 5kg!
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« Reply #12 on: Tue, 11 January 2011, 11:15:08 »
What do you mean about the 1 1/2 size modifier key. Whats that :d
"So long as we do not depend on the facts entirely, incomplete knowledge is better than complete ignorance."

:bounce:

Current gaming keyboard: Ducky DK-9008 with Cherry Beige/White doubleshots (Cherry Mx Brown)

For my 2nd pc: Cherry G80-1095 HAU Revision 00 (Cherry Mx Black)

Dye subbed keys harvested from NCR 3299-k440-v001 G80-3007 SAU. Casing donated to Mike.
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« Reply #13 on: Tue, 11 January 2011, 12:24:20 »
Guys, shipping costs are in:

Malaysia: EUR 6,90 express 4-6 days (with online tracking)
Singapore: EUR 6,90 express 3-5 days (but no online tracking available)
USA: EUR 6,90 express 3-5 days (with online tracking)

Optionally everything available for EUR 3,90 with no express shipping and delivery times up to 14 days.

Offline Moogle Stiltzkin

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« Reply #14 on: Tue, 11 January 2011, 12:48:56 »
Found a guide to make some of the cherry keys compatible with say a Ducky.

http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:13999


Good thing i got spare cherry mx stem keys laying about :}
"So long as we do not depend on the facts entirely, incomplete knowledge is better than complete ignorance."

:bounce:

Current gaming keyboard: Ducky DK-9008 with Cherry Beige/White doubleshots (Cherry Mx Brown)

For my 2nd pc: Cherry G80-1095 HAU Revision 00 (Cherry Mx Black)

Dye subbed keys harvested from NCR 3299-k440-v001 G80-3007 SAU. Casing donated to Mike.
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« Reply #15 on: Tue, 11 January 2011, 12:58:51 »
If you guys need extra stems, just let me know before I ship. I have hundreds of thousands of lasered keys. I can throw in some just for stem harvesting.

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« Reply #16 on: Tue, 11 January 2011, 18:41:34 »
Does the stem have to be removed from the cap first, of can i keep the original stem and transplant from another key. So there will be 2 stems ?
"So long as we do not depend on the facts entirely, incomplete knowledge is better than complete ignorance."

:bounce:

Current gaming keyboard: Ducky DK-9008 with Cherry Beige/White doubleshots (Cherry Mx Brown)

For my 2nd pc: Cherry G80-1095 HAU Revision 00 (Cherry Mx Black)

Dye subbed keys harvested from NCR 3299-k440-v001 G80-3007 SAU. Casing donated to Mike.
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« Reply #17 on: Tue, 11 January 2011, 22:03:08 »
Is this the Reuters keyboard sources LOL...



Serious note: I doubt the spacebar will fit...
that's a bummer for me... still considering though.

@sixty : Any pics of a complete set yet?
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« Reply #18 on: Wed, 12 January 2011, 00:43:31 »
Looks exactly like it in the picture i saw posted earlier.

I think it's fine, since he is washing them anyway.


Reuters a brand ? Never heard of them :x


PS: I just ordered a set so should arrive 4-6 days from Now. So if your worried, i can review them before you purchase. But honestly i don't see what there is to worry about :x


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http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?t=14105
« Last Edit: Wed, 12 January 2011, 00:55:12 by Moogle Stiltzkin »
"So long as we do not depend on the facts entirely, incomplete knowledge is better than complete ignorance."

:bounce:

Current gaming keyboard: Ducky DK-9008 with Cherry Beige/White doubleshots (Cherry Mx Brown)

For my 2nd pc: Cherry G80-1095 HAU Revision 00 (Cherry Mx Black)

Dye subbed keys harvested from NCR 3299-k440-v001 G80-3007 SAU. Casing donated to Mike.
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Free mechanical keyboard + other gear click here![/color]

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« Reply #19 on: Wed, 12 January 2011, 06:36:47 »
Can post a pic later. And yeah, that actually is the Reuters board. Just without all the burn marks :P

Reuters is the biggest news agency, Cherry made these keyboards for them in the early 90s.

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« Reply #20 on: Thu, 13 January 2011, 14:52:09 »
Pics added, as per request:



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« Reply #21 on: Thu, 13 January 2011, 16:27:27 »
nice pictures :D
"So long as we do not depend on the facts entirely, incomplete knowledge is better than complete ignorance."

:bounce:

Current gaming keyboard: Ducky DK-9008 with Cherry Beige/White doubleshots (Cherry Mx Brown)

For my 2nd pc: Cherry G80-1095 HAU Revision 00 (Cherry Mx Black)

Dye subbed keys harvested from NCR 3299-k440-v001 G80-3007 SAU. Casing donated to Mike.
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« Reply #22 on: Fri, 14 January 2011, 13:41:06 »
Two shipped today, two sets remaining for sale.

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« Reply #23 on: Fri, 14 January 2011, 13:43:30 »
If these fit a G80-3494, I'm interested. I'm on the east coast, USA so let me know about shipping.

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« Reply #24 on: Fri, 14 January 2011, 15:43:26 »
It will fit, for everything but the front row (obviously, since the 3494 has windows keys).

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« Reply #25 on: Fri, 14 January 2011, 23:45:15 »
For the ones that don't fit, 7Bit may be able to make them with SP's help.

A general approximation of the font, and color for keys such as alt, shift, tab, spacebar etc.

Also he can do the F1-F7 with media symbols for a Ducky with matching colors for Sixtys set. As well as the 4 extra media keys such as calculator, pc, mail and home.
"So long as we do not depend on the facts entirely, incomplete knowledge is better than complete ignorance."

:bounce:

Current gaming keyboard: Ducky DK-9008 with Cherry Beige/White doubleshots (Cherry Mx Brown)

For my 2nd pc: Cherry G80-1095 HAU Revision 00 (Cherry Mx Black)

Dye subbed keys harvested from NCR 3299-k440-v001 G80-3007 SAU. Casing donated to Mike.
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« Reply #26 on: Mon, 17 January 2011, 01:40:02 »
For those that sent in PMs, I will be checking stock tonight and respond to PMs.

Some asked, so quick FAQ:

Q: Are these keycaps clean?
A: Yes, the keycaps have been cleaned, but in bulk and roughly. I suggest giving them another clean before actually using them.

Q: Are these keys used and shiny?
A: Some are, some are not. The keys have been collected in a giant  bucket and are all mixed up. I guarantee that they will all match in color and will replace varying keys if needed (should not happen, I have decent eyes). You will most likely receive a few shiny keys, mainly in the F keys and number pad area, since these keyboard are from stock trading equipment. Some keys may have tiny scratches or scuff marks. These are used after all, but generally in good shape.

Q: ZOMG DOES THIS FIT MY KEYBOARd, ITS THE _____________???
A: Compatibility varies. Please keep in mind that these are vintage keycaps and lack windows keys. Therefore the CTRL/ALT keys are of a bigger size than on most modern boards and will likely not fit on your board (there are some exceptions like the Black Widow and most iOne boards, modifiers will fit these fine!). The same goes for the spacebar, which is also wider due to the lack of windows keys. Original Cherry Corp. keys have the caps lock key  stepped and therefore with an offcenter stem. This can be modded to fit centered stems somewhat easily. Please check the wiki here.

Q: How much is shipping to __________???
A: I can offer flatrate express shipping for EUR 7.00 to most places. Some obscure islands and such may be excluded. Cheaper shipping starts at EUR 3.90 EUR. Anything in Asia and the US will go for these flatrate prices. Tracking is available on express shipping, but some places are excluded from the online tracking (for example: Singapore).

Q: MY KEYCAPS ARE NOT HERE YET OMG YOU F#O#$ SCAMMER
A: Express shipping takes between 3-7 days on avg. Most keys leave Germany within 12 hours after being posted. The rest highly depends on whoever takes care of DHL orders in your country.

Thanks!
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« Reply #27 on: Mon, 17 January 2011, 01:59:55 »
I'll wait for my Noppoo to arrive before confirming my order.
Sorry Sixty for the wait, You don't have to reserve it for me yet.
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« Reply #28 on: Mon, 17 January 2011, 14:58:37 »
Is it possible to get a complete non-yellowed REUTERS board without burning marks, or at least the shell alone?
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« Reply #29 on: Mon, 17 January 2011, 15:32:08 »
Quote from: 7bit;279985
Is it possible to get a complete non-yellowed REUTERS board without burning marks, or at least the shell alone?


Gimme a while with the next batch. Ill reserve a shell for you.