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Offline fluxrez

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« on: Sat, 10 September 2011, 01:32:47 »
Found a Packard Bell keyboard at the thrift store.  I pulled off a keycap and noticed it looked similar to the cherry MX keycaps.  Took it home and sure enough they work.  They are a little worn smooth but I love the new look!

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Offline litster

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« Reply #1 on: Sat, 10 September 2011, 01:44:48 »
good find!  Are they double shots?

Offline forTruce

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« Reply #2 on: Sat, 10 September 2011, 01:52:02 »
I think I should probably drop into some local thrift stores and see if I can make a nice find like so.  Inspiration for my breaks from studying this weekend, I thank you.  Also, very nice find.
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Offline dreamingftw

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« Reply #3 on: Sat, 10 September 2011, 04:17:45 »
Great find. The only thing I've ever found at my local goodwill was a Dell with black alps. Went many times after that hoping to find something good but nothing. Congrats.

Offline fluxrez

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« Reply #4 on: Sat, 10 September 2011, 09:26:30 »
They are not double shots.

It was actually a goodwill outlet.  Much better place for keyboards than goodwill.  And they charge $1.49 per lb.

Offline BiNiaRiS

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« Reply #5 on: Sat, 10 September 2011, 13:33:38 »
Quote from: fluxrez;413905
They are not double shots.

It was actually a goodwill outlet.  Much better place for keyboards than goodwill.  And they charge $1.49 per lb.

Most of the old vintage keyboards end up at the goodwill by the pounds. I have 3 store in my area and I hit up 2 of them almost weekly.

I'm not sure how they manage the Goodwill stores in Cali (the stores down there are way different than up here) but on heavy items you can ask them to reprice them.

They always mark keyboards at $2 for me and I've found 3 Model Ms there so far. I've only found one decent keyboard at a regular Goodwill.
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Offline ironman31

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« Reply #6 on: Sat, 10 September 2011, 15:03:27 »
I have a selectric 2 I got from a school warehouse for free. I need to clean it up and restore it one of these days
Keyboards:
IBM Model M Space Saving Keyboard (Used), HHKB Pro 2 (White, Lettered), Realforce 87U all-45g in White, Filco Majestouch 2 TKL with Cherry MX Browns, Model F PC/ATNoppoo Choc Mini (MX Browns), Model F XT, IBM Model M 1397735 (bought NIB), (2) Siig Minitouch (GHSS) one with XM, one with complicated ALPs (modded),2 Dell AT101W, Cherry G80-11900HRMUS (modded with MX browns)



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Logitech G500, Evoluent VerticalMouse 3, Logitech G5, CST 2545W, Microsoft IntelliMouse Trackball, Logitech M570, Logitech MX revolution


Offline fohat.digs

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« Reply #7 on: Tue, 13 September 2011, 21:05:30 »
2 comments -

First, I live in the Atlanta, Georgia area, and was told by a fairly high-up manager a year ago that Goodwill was no longer allowed to sell any type of computer gear, presumably because it competes with computer stores. Is this just an Atlanta thing?

Second, I have 2 nice Packard Bell keyboards that I would sell pretty cheap.
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Offline fluxrez

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« Reply #8 on: Tue, 13 September 2011, 22:31:16 »
Quote from: harrymoss;415796
2 comments -

First, I live in the Atlanta, Georgia area, and was told by a fairly high-up manager a year ago that Goodwill was no longer allowed to sell any type of computer gear, presumably because it competes with computer stores. Is this just an Atlanta thing?

Second, I have 2 nice Packard Bell keyboards that I would sell pretty cheap.

Wow, over in communist Atlanta Georgia goodwills are not allowed to sell computer parts?  I highly doubt the goodwills take any business from electronic stores...  I don't see many tape players and vcrs at my local Best Buy.

Offline IvanIvanovich

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« Reply #9 on: Wed, 14 September 2011, 07:25:18 »
A lot of thrift shops will no longer take any computer equipment and sometimes any type of electronics. The ones that do accept in my area require you to fill out a form now. The reason is because too many people were leaving non working items to avoid having to pay e-waste fees.