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Offline Keyboarder

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Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 22:05:25 »
Hey guys,

Just thought to share this link with you in case anyone was in the market for a topre (realforce/hhkb) keyboard.
https://www.massdrop.com/vote/realforce-keyboard

It is a massdrop, so even if you're just considering buying a keyboard, you can just vote and hopefully with enough votes, Massdrop will send a response to the sellers and we can get the price lowered for these expensive but oh-so-lovely keyboards.
As of writing this, I believe that there are still 307 voters needed in order for Massdrop to send a response so lets do what GH's do and try to get the best keyboards for the best price!
« Last Edit: Sun, 17 March 2013, 22:10:42 by Keyboarder »

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Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 22:09:36 »
Awesome!

I voted for the Dark Grey HHKB Pro 2, Realforce Tenkeyless 45g, and the Numpad :D


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Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 22:46:27 »
White go white!!!
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Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 22:47:50 »
he we go again...

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Re: Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 23:02:44 »
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Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 23:06:58 »
It's highly unlikely that this will go through as EK is the only official Topre distributer in the US, and Topre doesn't like dealing outside of Japan.
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Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 23:11:14 »
Ikr. Topre never goes on sale. We should find some nice Japanese distributor that would want to give us a discount....><
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Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 07:01:02 »
It's highly unlikely that this will go through as EK is the only official Topre distributer in the US, and Topre doesn't like dealing outside of Japan.

My assumption is that they would go through EK.

This won't work... you got 2 middle men...

Yup.

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Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 11:56:20 »
This won't work... you got 2 middle men...

Yeah same thing for this massdrop - https://www.massdrop.com/vote/gaming-keyboards
if you read the discussions theres a comment from Massdrop that they have been in contact with the leader of the vote and so far nothing.
I think the only company that might be open to something like this is Razer :\

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Re: Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 12:59:15 »
Ikr. Topre never goes on sale. We should find some nice Japanese distributor that would want to give us a discount....><

Topre boards were on sale last month.
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Re: Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 13:08:21 »
Ikr. Topre never goes on sale. We should find some nice Japanese distributor that would want to give us a discount....><

Topre boards were on sale last month.

Not sure if that was so much a "sale" as the Yen just dropping in price and EK dropping the prices on their Topres accordingly.
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Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 14:05:09 »
Ikr. Topre never goes on sale. We should find some nice Japanese distributor that would want to give us a discount....><

Topre boards were on sale last month.

Not sure if that was so much a "sale" as the Yen just dropping in price and EK dropping the prices on their Topres accordingly.

They could of just kept the profit for themselves.
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Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 14:11:16 »
Ikr. Topre never goes on sale. We should find some nice Japanese distributor that would want to give us a discount....><

Topre boards were on sale last month.

Yeah, but they didn't have **** in stock.

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Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 29 March 2013, 13:35:31 »
bump?

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Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 29 March 2013, 14:39:41 »
This will never happen. Forget it. Seriously

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Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 29 March 2013, 15:23:04 »
This will never happen. Forget it. Seriously

Well the guys from Massdrop said they were talking to the Topre guys about a different group buy and they said they were interested so one can hope...

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Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 29 March 2013, 20:07:55 »
i would buy a topre board if they dropped down to 150 easy. i think i would rather have a realforce though. i like the hhkb but with my pokers and gh60 orders...
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Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 29 March 2013, 20:30:57 »
No way it's gonna drop to $150. I am also dubious of this going down.

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Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 30 March 2013, 16:01:14 »
i would also buy a topre board if it went to 200. it just wouldnt be as easy.  :p
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Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 01 April 2013, 05:46:48 »
Ikr. Topre never goes on sale. We should find some nice Japanese distributor that would want to give us a discount....><

Unfortunately. I have been wanting to try it out, but have no idea whether it would be worth it for me, or if I even like them. The prices are too high for me to "just try"
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Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 01 April 2013, 10:00:10 »
Maybe you can try out some topre at a GH meetup before you commit to buying?
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Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 01 April 2013, 10:06:33 »
Even if you bought one and didn't like it, you could turn around and sell it at a very minimal loss. There was a black 45g RF in classifieds for 225 shipped. Wouldn't be a bad option.

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Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 02 April 2013, 19:33:17 »
Ikr. Topre never goes on sale. We should find some nice Japanese distributor that would want to give us a discount....><

Unfortunately. I have been wanting to try it out, but have no idea whether it would be worth it for me, or if I even like them. The prices are too high for me to "just try"

Keep your eyes peeled on places like Craigslist and Amazon used deals.  I got lucky and found a Realforce 87U SILENT in like-new condition for $210 with all original packaging and accessories.  Worst case scenario if I didn't like it is that I could resell it for at least $50 more than I paid :P  Hell, I could probably use it for 5 years and still get my money back.   

...but I liked it.  And I have zero buyers remorse.  It's a dream coding on that thing at work all day.  Variable weighting for life!!! :P

If you don't mind, keeping your eyes open might reveal some worthwhile deals.  And I seriously doubt you will be disappointed.  The MX Browns on my CM Storm Trigger (Costar) at home feel sloppy to me now. 
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Re: Massdrop for Topre Keyboards!
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 02 April 2013, 19:45:53 »
If you knew how much they retail in Japan, you'd know $150 is quite impossible.