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"Foxboro" keyboard
« on: Fri, 05 January 2018, 02:27:52 »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Foxboro-ms-f7861a-keyboard/253322230624

Here's what I like about this one.  The seller puts it up for $600 and the listing says, "only available for auction duration, then it goes to scrap".  For which he/she will probably get pennies on the dollar for it.  So I don't understand.  $600, or scrap.  Why not quickly sell it for a more reasonable price?

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Re: "Foxboro" keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 05 January 2018, 10:05:33 »

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Foxboro-ms-f7861a-keyboard/253322230624
The seller puts it up for $600 and the listing says, "only available for auction duration, then it goes to scrap".  For which he/she will probably get pennies on the dollar for it.  So I don't understand.  $600, or scrap.  Why not quickly sell it for a more reasonable price?

I doubt laying guilt trips on potential customers is an effective sales tactic.  But we shall see!

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Re: "Foxboro" keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 05 January 2018, 11:15:42 »
I just seen this last night as well.
You can either buy clothes or buy keyboards, it's that simple. No one who is not very rich can do both. Pay no attention to your clothes and no attention at all to the mode, and buy your clothes for comfort and durability, and you will have the clothes money to buy keyboards.

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Re: "Foxboro" keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 06 January 2018, 03:52:17 »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Foxboro-ms-f7861a-keyboard/253322230624

Here's what I like about this one.  The seller puts it up for $600 and the listing says, "only available for auction duration, then it goes to scrap".  For which he/she will probably get pennies on the dollar for it.  So I don't understand.  $600, or scrap.  Why not quickly sell it for a more reasonable price?

Well, there is a "Make an Offer" button, so they probably thought they'd try a high price and see if anyone went for it—which no one has.

It's a great old board, and looks like it's in awesome shape. There's nothing to lose by offering them substantially less and seeing what happens. Many sellers set up BIN listings so they automatically reject offers below a certain amount—so if your offer's too low, you may find out right away.
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Re: "Foxboro" keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 06 January 2018, 21:29:58 »

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Foxboro-ms-f7861a-keyboard/253322230624
The seller puts it up for $600 and the listing says, "only available for auction duration, then it goes to scrap".  For which he/she will probably get pennies on the dollar for it.  So I don't understand.  $600, or scrap.  Why not quickly sell it for a more reasonable price?

I doubt laying guilt trips on potential customers is an effective sales tactic.  But we shall see!





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Sounds like a sales pitch I've heard before!


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Re: "Foxboro" keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 06 January 2018, 21:47:21 »
totally not worth the money.

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Re: "Foxboro" keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 07 January 2018, 02:41:05 »
Honestly there most likely just going with a ploy to get someone to buy it on the spot with out much consideration. They really think the value is 600 dollar's unless there crazy. They will either hold on to it and try selling it again in a few month's. Most likely they will just send it to another ebay account using the buy it now offers they gotten.

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Re: "Foxboro" keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 17:44:07 »
I doubt laying guilt trips on potential customers is an effective sales tactic.  But we shall see!

Sounds like a sales pitch I've heard before!

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totally not worth the money.

It's clearly a "highball" price. With (virtually) unique items like this, there's always the possibility someone with more money than they can spend just wants it and doesn't care how much it costs.

Many so-called "luxury" items are already like this. Wealthy peeps are actually drawn to them because they cost so much—the price is part of the prestige.

In the collecting world (including that of keebs), "rarity" is often based on the principle that you have something most other enthusiasts can't afford. A Model M like this:



...isn't inherently better than any other Model M. But those who have them look at them and think, "I sure like this, because the other keeb peeps I show it to are jealous." The idea always makes me chuckle. But I digress.
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Re: "Foxboro" keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 19 January 2018, 00:25:43 »
What an abysmal layout.
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Re: "Foxboro" keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 15:02:23 »
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Well I guess that's it then:

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Re: "Foxboro" keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 15:47:39 »
Into the fires of Middle-Earth it goes! :(
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