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NOTE: I've now noticed that in one of the photos, you can see this has been opened at some point—and one of the original cork "feet" is gone. (Is it somewhere in the box?) So if you buy this, be aware it may be used after all.


Vintage IBM PC XT Clicky Keyboard 1501100 w/ Original Box

New-in-box Model F-XT with cables, $149.00 shipped "Or Best Offer"—though considering used XT's now routinely go for over $100, I'm sure someone will snap this up before anyone can make an offer on it.











Some foam's melted onto the cable (can that be removed?); and the box isn't in great shape, but at least it's there. But hey, NIB Model F, right?

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Re: NIB Model F-XT, $149 shipped OBO (won't last long)
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 11 January 2018, 15:43:32 »
*slightly used with water damaged box. I would love to see one of these with a sealed box.
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Re: NIB Model F-XT, $149 shipped OBO (SEE NOTE though)
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 11 January 2018, 17:26:47 »

Some foam's melted onto the cable


A very common problem, especially with styrofoam.

I always recommend empty toilet paper tubes for cable storage, and NEVER rubber bands.
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Re: NIB Model F-XT, $149 shipped OBO (SEE NOTE though)
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 12 January 2018, 01:18:18 »
I always recommend empty toilet paper tubes for cable storage...

Indeed, Fo, TP tubes are great for keeping cables organized!





In fact, you can use them to keep all kinds of things straight, and make whole storage units with them:









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Re: NIB Model F-XT, $149 shipped OBO (SEE NOTE though)
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 12 January 2018, 01:45:57 »
Well, at least we got some practical use out of this thread, even though I got overexcited about the dubiously-new XT.
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Re: NIB Model F-XT, $149 shipped OBO (SEE NOTE though)
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 12 January 2018, 01:50:48 »
I did not know of the tubes trick. I will have to try that out now.
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Re: NIB Model F-XT, $149 shipped OBO (SEE NOTE though)
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 13 January 2018, 03:51:44 »
I now think that for $119 shipped, I'd rather buy this one:

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It has a few small rubs on the sides, but otherwise looks very clean and well-cared for. (Having all four of the original cork "feet" is always a good sign.)

These are doing nothing but going up. I predict that by this time next year they'll be up around $200. F-ATs have already done that, and they were in this price range a year ago.
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Re: NIB Model F-XT, $149 shipped OBO (SEE NOTE though)
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 13 January 2018, 20:23:40 »
I now think that for $119 shipped, I'd rather buy this one:

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It has a few small rubs on the sides, but otherwise looks very clean and well-cared for. (Having all four of the original cork "feet" is always a good sign.)

These are doing nothing but going up. I predict that by this time next year they'll be up around $200. F-ATs have already done that, and they were in this price range a year ago.

Nice. I think mine may be even a bit better than that one. My cord is way more shiny ;)

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Re: NIB Model F-XT, $149 shipped OBO (SEE NOTE though)
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 00:38:36 »
But either of these is better than the one I just posted about here in Not-So-Great Finds.  :?D
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