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Re: IBM Select Ease Adjustable KB689 $895, will it sell?
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 09 May 2017, 12:11:03 »
NIB?  Yeah that price is in the realm of possibility.
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Re: IBM Select Ease Adjustable KB689 $895, will it sell?
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 09 May 2017, 18:15:59 »
It will sell. There is a bid already. I will say this will break $1000.
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Re: IBM Select Ease Adjustable KB689 $895, will it sell?
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 10 May 2017, 03:39:48 »
What I don't get is, it's basically a split Model M2, and everyone knows how relatively crappy they are... So what's the deal? Rarity hysteria? The "I have one and you don't" thing?
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Re: IBM Select Ease Adjustable KB689 $895, will it sell?
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 10 May 2017, 15:10:33 »
It must be awfully funny when a thrift store in Shoetree, Iowa puts something like this online expecting to get a few bucks for it, not realizing how many peeps are out there with rarity fixations, rich parents, and little interest in philanthropy.
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Re: IBM Select Ease Adjustable KB689 $895, will it sell?
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 19 May 2017, 11:32:36 »
Well this sold for US $1,260.70! Not too surprising given the starting bid. At that price I would consider emptying my warehouse of these  ;D
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Re: IBM Select Ease Adjustable KB689 $895, will it sell?
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 19 May 2017, 14:58:46 »
Well this sold for US $1,260.70!


Holy cow! So what do you do after paying over $1200 for a NIB keyboard? Open it? Just look at the box?

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Re: IBM Select Ease Adjustable KB689 $895, will it sell?
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 21 May 2017, 01:46:57 »
Yes, and you moan, "My Precious...", and drool somewhat.
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Re: IBM Select Ease Adjustable KB689 $895, will it sell?
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 21 May 2017, 01:52:47 »
Ah, actually, I did up something like that and posted it here a couple of years ago (it's just a 1390120—but it's all relative, huh?):


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