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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%
“The greatest danger is not the rise of China but how the United States will react to China’s rise.”

The greatest danger is not the rise of China but how the United States will react to China’s rise and its own consequent loss of primacy. The rise of illiberalism in America is not an accident. It coincides with the dawning recognition of American decline and a desperate desire to prevent it. It should be remembered that the heyday of Western democracy corresponded with the zenith of Western hegemony. But can the West’s democracy survive the decline of Western global dominance? If the West is able to retain and renew its best values, in a world in which it enjoys a much diminished role and China is predominant, such a world will be the better for it.

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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.
“The greatest danger is not the rise of China but how the United States will react to China’s rise.”

The greatest danger is not the rise of China but how the United States will react to China’s rise and its own consequent loss of primacy. The rise of illiberalism in America is not an accident. It coincides with the dawning recognition of American decline and a desperate desire to prevent it. It should be remembered that the heyday of Western democracy corresponded with the zenith of Western hegemony. But can the West’s democracy survive the decline of Western global dominance? If the West is able to retain and renew its best values, in a world in which it enjoys a much diminished role and China is predominant, such a world will be the better for it.

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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.
 
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The greatest danger is not the rise of China but how the United States will react to China’s rise and its own consequent loss of primacy. The rise of illiberalism in America is not an accident. It coincides with the dawning recognition of American decline and a desperate desire to prevent it. It should be remembered that the heyday of Western democracy corresponded with the zenith of Western hegemony. But can the West’s democracy survive the decline of Western global dominance? If the West is able to retain and renew its best values, in a world in which it enjoys a much diminished role and China is predominant, such a world will be the better for it.

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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"
“The greatest danger is not the rise of China but how the United States will react to China’s rise.”

The greatest danger is not the rise of China but how the United States will react to China’s rise and its own consequent loss of primacy. The rise of illiberalism in America is not an accident. It coincides with the dawning recognition of American decline and a desperate desire to prevent it. It should be remembered that the heyday of Western democracy corresponded with the zenith of Western hegemony. But can the West’s democracy survive the decline of Western global dominance? If the West is able to retain and renew its best values, in a world in which it enjoys a much diminished role and China is predominant, such a world will be the better for it.

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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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