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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #200 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 21:39:52 »
I really thought this was a neat keyboard, and expected it to be selling for like $30-40.

http://v.ht/kawasaki-kb

Well, it does say "Make an Offer".   :)

Made an offer of 30 =P

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #201 on: Wed, 11 April 2018, 00:46:01 »
I really thought this was a neat keyboard, and expected it to be selling for like $30-40.

http://v.ht/kawasaki-kb

Well, it does say "Make an Offer".   :)

Made an offer of 30 =P

Hey, I'd offer at least $40. But I'd include a comment like, "You DO know this is worth only $40, don't you?"
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #202 on: Tue, 17 April 2018, 10:53:06 »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-IBM-Type-F-Model-F122-APL-Keyboard/152985564442?hash=item239ea6751a:g:HK0AAOSwV21a1Urm
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It's a model F122. The case top has been swapped out for a M122 which is less brittle. It has APL keys. A THOUSAND DOLLARS.  :confused:

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #203 on: Thu, 19 April 2018, 02:52:58 »
Well, you are sort of getting two keebs in one.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #204 on: Sat, 21 April 2018, 03:11:31 »
"Hey, everybody, I'm selling this Chicony KB-5161 with White Alps...


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"How I know it has White Alps? Because I pried off one of the keys with a screwdriver, and included this photo of it in the listing..."





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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #205 on: Sat, 21 April 2018, 08:55:15 »
Ouch! An excellent example of why non-enthusiasts are reluctant to pull key caps. Price of this board probably went down 30% or more.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #206 on: Sat, 21 April 2018, 12:17:22 »
Ouch indeed! Nothing a steady hand, some fine pliers, and a replacement cap can't solve

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #207 on: Mon, 23 April 2018, 09:08:40 »
Good luck finding a replacement key, especially for vintage Alps...
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #208 on: Mon, 23 April 2018, 20:49:29 »
Yeah, too bad. At least they were up-front about it. I just thought it sadly ironic that they used it to show the switch type.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #209 on: Mon, 23 April 2018, 21:14:55 »

Price of this board probably went down 30% or more.


I was probably wrong. More like 80%
Trump gave some private advice to a friend who had acknowledged some bad behavior toward women. "Real power is fear. It's all about strength. Never show weakness. You've always got to be strong. Don't be bullied. There is no choice.
"You've got to deny, deny, deny, and push back on these women," he said. "If you admit to anything and any culpability, then you're dead. That was a big mistake that you made. You didn't come out guns blazing and just challenge them. You showed weakness. You've got to be strong. You've got to be aggressive. You've got to push back hard. You've got to deny anything that's said about you. Never admit."

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #210 on: Tue, 24 April 2018, 09:30:33 »
Because of one broken cap? D: vintage alps be crazy

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #211 on: Tue, 24 April 2018, 12:57:01 »
Unfortunately Alps keysets are pretty hard to come by. In general, you either need to harvest another Alps keyboard, or find one of the rare Alps slider over rubber dome varieties with the same layout.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #212 on: Tue, 24 April 2018, 17:13:20 »

Because of one broken cap?

I figure that a significant number of people would balk at soldering in a new switch (trivial to others) but finding a properly matching double-shot cap is going to be well-nigh impossible, rendering a "complete set's" value crippled, so that leaves the thing as little more than a switch donor board.
Trump gave some private advice to a friend who had acknowledged some bad behavior toward women. "Real power is fear. It's all about strength. Never show weakness. You've always got to be strong. Don't be bullied. There is no choice.
"You've got to deny, deny, deny, and push back on these women," he said. "If you admit to anything and any culpability, then you're dead. That was a big mistake that you made. You didn't come out guns blazing and just challenge them. You showed weakness. You've got to be strong. You've got to be aggressive. You've got to push back hard. You've got to deny anything that's said about you. Never admit."

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Starchy Cherry
« Reply #213 on: Tue, 01 May 2018, 03:15:17 »
Cherry MX 11900 Black USB QWERTY Wired Keyboard & Touchpad





“In excellent working condition... with light to moderate wear including some starches.”

This no doubt explains the board's exceptional rigidity.
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Re: Starchy Cherry
« Reply #214 on: Tue, 01 May 2018, 03:34:23 »
Cherry MX 11900 Black USB QWERTY Wired Keyboard & Touchpad


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“In excellent working condition... with light to moderate wear including some starches.”

This no doubt explains the board's exceptional rigidity.
Keycaps are doubleshot though.
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Re: Starchy Cherry
« Reply #215 on: Tue, 01 May 2018, 06:37:06 »
Keycaps are doubleshot though.

1. Look at the thread you are in.
2. He is making a joke about starches, like starchy foods or starch you use to iron your clothes.
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Re: Starchy Cherry
« Reply #216 on: Tue, 01 May 2018, 07:27:31 »
2. He is making a joke about starches, like starchy foods or starch you use to iron your clothes.
Totally missed that.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #217 on: Thu, 03 May 2018, 06:44:06 »
I love hanging out with super-literal types... You guys never fail to cheer me up.  :?)
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Model F-122, just $700 + shipping (from Taiwan)
« Reply #218 on: Thu, 24 May 2018, 00:06:21 »
These are swell classic keebs—but isn't stuff generally supposed to be cheaper in Asia?


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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #219 on: Thu, 24 May 2018, 01:41:13 »
Not on eBay!
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Re: Model F-122, just $700 + shipping (from Taiwan)
« Reply #220 on: Thu, 24 May 2018, 13:12:50 »
These are swell classic keebs—but isn't stuff generally supposed to be cheaper in Asia?


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I saw that this morning. I know it's a Model F, but good gravy what the ****  :confused:

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #221 on: Sat, 02 June 2018, 03:20:49 »
The seller cleaned it, and it's rusty only around some of the switches—so hey, may it is worth that much.


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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #222 on: Sun, 10 June 2018, 01:09:55 »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ULTRA-RARE-IBM-Personal-Computer-AT-Keyboard-Model-F-Clicky-84-Key-270091696/292595853242

Takes balls to list an F AT for $375.  Especially one that hasn't been cleaned up in the least.   Even odder he has a bid.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #223 on: Sun, 10 June 2018, 08:57:22 »
F ATs have been tragically under-rated for a very long time, and, despite their seemingly "mainstream" provenance, they don't actually turn up for sale very often.

My guess is that there are an order of magnitude less of them than XTs, and that they are worth at least triple the price of an XT.

Also, this one seems to be clean, complete, and tested good.
 
Trump gave some private advice to a friend who had acknowledged some bad behavior toward women. "Real power is fear. It's all about strength. Never show weakness. You've always got to be strong. Don't be bullied. There is no choice.
"You've got to deny, deny, deny, and push back on these women," he said. "If you admit to anything and any culpability, then you're dead. That was a big mistake that you made. You didn't come out guns blazing and just challenge them. You showed weakness. You've got to be strong. You've got to be aggressive. You've got to push back hard. You've got to deny anything that's said about you. Never admit."

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #224 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 23:10:07 »
Says it's tested but it's a LONG way from clean.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #225 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 08:17:18 »
Ha Ha.

"Clean" as in arriving from ebay is a lot different from "clean" as sitting on my desk.

As ebay vintage keyboards go, I would say that one is average or better for cleanliness. If I was buying it, I would immediately break it down into its individual parts and rebuild it, so personally I pretty much ignore ordinary dirt.

When I sell a keyboard, I make sure to specify whether it is "as-is" or "lightly cleaned" or "thoroughly cleaned inside and out"
Trump gave some private advice to a friend who had acknowledged some bad behavior toward women. "Real power is fear. It's all about strength. Never show weakness. You've always got to be strong. Don't be bullied. There is no choice.
"You've got to deny, deny, deny, and push back on these women," he said. "If you admit to anything and any culpability, then you're dead. That was a big mistake that you made. You didn't come out guns blazing and just challenge them. You showed weakness. You've got to be strong. You've got to be aggressive. You've got to push back hard. You've got to deny anything that's said about you. Never admit."

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #226 on: Tue, 19 June 2018, 17:56:06 »
F ATs have been tragically under-rated for a very long time... My guess is that there are an order of magnitude less of them than XTs...

I utterly agree with you, Fo. And perhaps ATs will reach these prices before long.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #227 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 13:35:55 »
And for today's Not-So-Great-Finds:
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #228 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 14:50:50 »
$1200? For scissor switches? Or... butterfly switches? Good golly, miss molly!  :eek:

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #229 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 18:27:37 »
Ha ha. I agree—Great Find not, this is.
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Das 4, Salvador Dali designed numpad
« Reply #230 on: Thu, 02 August 2018, 03:11:26 »
DasKeyboard 4 Professional Mechanical Keyboard, Clicky MX Blue Switch

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DasKeyboard 4 Professional Mechanical Keyboard, Clicky MX Blue Switch... Works great!  Has some warped keys on keypad (still works though)








(Be sure to click/zoom on that 2nd photo)

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Re: Das 4, Salvador Dali designed numpad
« Reply #231 on: Thu, 02 August 2018, 03:16:32 »
DasKeyboard 4 Professional Mechanical Keyboard, Clicky MX Blue Switch

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DasKeyboard 4 Professional Mechanical Keyboard, Clicky MX Blue Switch... Works great!  Has some warped keys on keypad (still works though)


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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #232 on: Thu, 02 August 2018, 08:37:04 »
Given that the warping is consistent and severe on one side of the board, I'd say this person had a small space heater on their desk. Good thing replacement caps are simple to source, because those need to go!

edit: I see it's really bad on the left side too. Gotta toast it evenly on both sides, I guess!

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Re: Das 4, Salvador Dali designed numpad
« Reply #233 on: Thu, 02 August 2018, 10:04:17 »
DasKeyboard 4 Professional Mechanical Keyboard, Clicky MX Blue Switch

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DasKeyboard 4 Professional Mechanical Keyboard, Clicky MX Blue Switch... Works great!  Has some warped keys on keypad (still works though)


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The sculpting of those keycaps are a bit too extreme for my liking.

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #234 on: Wed, 08 August 2018, 04:40:37 »
Speaking about prices: A German eBayer sells an IBM Model whatever from 1985 "like Model M/F" (huh?).

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Used IBM buckling spring keyboard, built 10-10-1985, in very good condition. It was unused for most of its life, protected by the included plastic cover. There are just a couple of small marks and scratches on the case and the cover is discoloured. The feet extend (see picture). Made in United Kingdom (Greenock, Scotland). German layout. I am unable to test this superb buckling spring keyboard but an adapter is available. No guarantee is offered, and no returns accepted.

EUR 1.500,00

Anyone interested?  :))

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #235 on: Wed, 08 August 2018, 08:46:10 »
What the hell does this seller think these are made of, unobtanium and handjobs?

And it ain't even a model F! Great moogly googly!  :eek:

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« Reply #236 on: Wed, 08 August 2018, 10:38:09 »
Those must be some very good handjobs.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #237 on: Fri, 10 August 2018, 03:49:10 »
Given that the warping is consistent and severe on one side of the board, I'd say this person had a small space heater on their desk...

Someone entered way too many numbers on that keypad. Or maybe it belonged to Salvador Dali.





Those must be some very good handjobs.

Please move this conversation to the Handjobs thread.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #238 on: Thu, 16 August 2018, 04:01:24 »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-IBM-Type-F-Model-F122-APL-Keyboard/152985564442?hash=item239ea6751a:g:HK0AAOSwV21a1Urm
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It's a model F122. The case top has been swapped out for a M122 which is less brittle. It has APL keys. A THOUSAND DOLLARS.  :confused:

Should be 10 000.

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #239 on: Fri, 24 August 2018, 10:28:40 »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Model-M-black/323406092173?

Ruined Model M, quite hard to think why botch it like that.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #240 on: Fri, 24 August 2018, 11:03:44 »
And starting bid is $85??? You can buy a brand new Unicomp (with actual black case) for basically the same price.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #241 on: Fri, 24 August 2018, 12:20:30 »
"can remove pain with nail polish remover"

Yeah, that's the ticket.

A couple of years ago there was a similar one that was far worse.

Trump gave some private advice to a friend who had acknowledged some bad behavior toward women. "Real power is fear. It's all about strength. Never show weakness. You've always got to be strong. Don't be bullied. There is no choice.
"You've got to deny, deny, deny, and push back on these women," he said. "If you admit to anything and any culpability, then you're dead. That was a big mistake that you made. You didn't come out guns blazing and just challenge them. You showed weakness. You've got to be strong. You've got to be aggressive. You've got to push back hard. You've got to deny anything that's said about you. Never admit."

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #242 on: Tue, 28 August 2018, 12:36:59 »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-beamspring-keyboard-model-3278-1977-English-keys-version/153155209130?hash=item23a8c307aa:g:afEAAOSwrcRbbjYN
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Oh neat a beamspr-





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Oh good, yes, you've clearly justified the price of this thing with extensive research and rationale.

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #243 on: Tue, 28 August 2018, 17:13:30 »

you've clearly justified the price of this thing with extensive research and rationale.

To be fair, these things are hardly plug-and-play, and Orihalcon's cables won't help, either.
 
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #244 on: Wed, 29 August 2018, 00:46:39 »
Oh, I am pretty sure that particular beamspring used to belong to me actually. I am fairly certain based on the location of the seller in that listing as well as the pictures matching up with the ones I sent him prior to trading it to him. He did inform me that he was planning on selling it on ebay shortly afterwards, but I was expecting the list price to be half that at most maybe. Not that it matters because I am pretty much certain it won't sell at this price anyway given the much rarer or better condition beamsprings currently listed at lower prices.

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #245 on: Wed, 29 August 2018, 06:06:33 »
I'd happily pay $1100 for it.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #246 on: Wed, 29 August 2018, 10:21:35 »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Model-M-black/323406092173?

Ruined Model M, quite hard to think why botch it like that.

Basically this:


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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #247 on: Wed, 29 August 2018, 10:33:44 »
Or this.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #248 on: Sat, 01 September 2018, 04:52:11 »
So, there's just one thing I'm not clear on here:

IBM Model M Mechanical Clicky PS2 Keyboard 1994 Model Number 1397599 Lexmark USA

BIN $500 + 19.95 US shipping


202770-0


202772-1


202774-2


Are grimy Model M 1397599s actually worth this much now? Or is it the novelty DAMN IT key that sends the price zooming? Some of these custom keys can be pretty pricey.
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Offline ag36

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #249 on: Sat, 01 September 2018, 19:46:58 »
Seeing the glue under it, I am pretty sure that key won't work.
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