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Offline fohat.digs

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Re: 9 Models M for $10 but they're wicked gross.
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 13 July 2020, 08:43:16 »
Um, that's a starting point for bids, not a fixed price. And shipping is $60? No thanks.
"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
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Offline funkmon

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Re: 9 Models M for $10 but they're wicked gross.
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 13 July 2020, 17:45:54 »
Um, that's a starting point for bids, not a fixed price. And shipping is $60? No thanks.

Yeah but this thing's going for under $20. Mark my words.

Offline Rayndalf

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Re: 9 Models M for $10 but they're wicked gross.
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 13 July 2020, 18:18:37 »
The colorbalance and quality of the photos scares me more. Only 2 Ms are shown complete and one M incomplete. The Apple is a dome. Assuming half of them are blasted and the survivors are still really nasty I might try my luck and finally try me an M.

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Re: 9 Models M for $10 but they're wicked gross.
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 14 July 2020, 14:48:21 »
Um, that's a starting point for bids, not a fixed price. And shipping is $60? No thanks.

Yeah but this thing's going for under $20. Mark my words.

I would not be surprised, but that's a lot of buckling spring cap sets, and it isn't tough to pop them all off, dunk them in the sink with some soapy water, and come back later to lightly clean/rinse. It is probably worth that just for random spare parts/cases to paint/mod.

The colorbalance and quality of the photos scares me more. Only 2 Ms are shown complete and one M incomplete. The Apple is a dome. Assuming half of them are blasted and the survivors are still really nasty I might try my luck and finally try me an M.

You post crazy weird old boards on here all of the time, but you don't have a Model M?  :eek:

Offline Rayndalf

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Re: 9 Models M for $10 but they're wicked gross.
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 14 July 2020, 22:12:27 »
I don't really have an excuse. I put it off and prices have risen enough that it's a bit of a hard sell.

Even Wyse boards are so pricy now I can really only afford the ones Wyse OEMed for other companies (and lack the 'Wyse vints' premium). I really hope the vintage blacks meme dies a bit... people have even started tearing down Cherry Amiga boards and G80-1000s with Yugoslavian doubleshots for them.

My Yamaha QX3 (and QX1) arrived so I just need some lube and a ultrasonic cleaner before I can write my Hirose Cherry tell all titled "they're ok, but just lube some everglides lmao".

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Re: 9 Models M for $10 but they're wicked gross.
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 15 July 2020, 10:25:00 »
I don't really have an excuse. I put it off and prices have risen enough that it's a bit of a hard sell.

Even Wyse boards are so pricy now I can really only afford the ones Wyse OEMed for other companies (and lack the 'Wyse vints' premium). I really hope the vintage blacks meme dies a bit... people have even started tearing down Cherry Amiga boards and G80-1000s with Yugoslavian doubleshots for them.

My Yamaha QX3 (and QX1) arrived so I just need some lube and a ultrasonic cleaner before I can write my Hirose Cherry tell all titled "they're ok, but just lube some everglides lmao".

I agree. I still have yet to feel a "vintage" black that I could tell was "vintage" if you were to blindfold me.

Model Ms are still cheap if you shop around. I have seen those early Metal badge XT Ms for about $50 in surprisingly good shape before. I haven't been perusing Ebay for vintage boards lately, but I'll keep a look out the next time I do if you like.

That Hirose review ought to offend some people. lol. I have no opinion, and don't care to form one without feeling them. I say the more dissenting voices in the face of conventions that become all but fact by their gravity alone, the better.

Offline Rayndalf

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Re: 9 Models M for $10 but they're wicked gross.
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 17 July 2020, 18:32:47 »
Well I've made my bid, wish me luck.

I'm always surprised people divide MX Blacks into only 3 categories when it's clear that Cherry retools for reliability not perfect smoothness (so every couple years the switches made decline in 'feel' before they clean up the mods again).

Pretty sure the same thing happened to Gateron Inks, the later batches where made on tooling that had worn out more so the quality has declined (that or it's all a meme like those recolored Gateron switches that are suddenly much better than the normal colored switches from the same molds).

Guess I'll stunt on the world and pick up some Alpacas to swap into the QX3 (and trim the cross mounts to fit the original keycaps). No reason why I can't 'harvest' some meme switches and replace them with a cheaper meme.

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Re: 9 Models M for $10 but they're wicked gross.
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 17 July 2020, 18:53:21 »
I put in a weak bid myself, "just because" but this went higher than I expected.

You never know, out of 9 boards you should be able to build at least 3-4, maybe more, and that brings the price down to something quite reasonable.

Also, those Apple Design keyboards are crap, but the early ones with detachable cables often have Alps-compatible caps.
 
"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
– excerpts from Jimmy Carter inauguration speech 1977

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Re: 9 Models M for $10 but they're wicked gross.
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 17 July 2020, 19:32:45 »
Wow, That escalated quickly:
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I wonder if they noticed the outragous shipping...
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Re: 9 Models M for $10 but they're wicked gross.
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 17 July 2020, 20:40:53 »
$17 per board with shipping is still entirely reasonable, although it would have been nice to see a shot with the face of all of them.
"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
– excerpts from Jimmy Carter inauguration speech 1977

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Re: 9 Models M for $10 but they're wicked gross.
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 19:40:52 »
I feel like the seller dropped the ball. Better photos and a bit of cleaning (and selling them in bundles of 2 or 3) would have made the seller twice the money, but not everyone has the time.

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Re: 9 Models M for $10 but they're wicked gross.
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 20:09:40 »
Jesus Christ some maniac spent a lot of money for about 4 boards worth of parts.

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Re: 9 Models M for $10 but they're wicked gross.
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 05:46:05 »
Um, that's a starting point for bids, not a fixed price. And shipping is $60? No thanks.

Yeah but this thing's going for under $20. Mark my words.

No but this thing's going for under $30. Mark my words.
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Re: 9 Models M for $10 but they're wicked gross.
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 23 October 2020, 05:47:03 »
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Re: 9 Models M for $10 but they're wicked gross.
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 23 October 2020, 06:12:39 »
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