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Offline jacethesaltsculptor

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Decent deal on old fashioned Metal Badge M122:
« on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 09:59:42 »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-Mechanical-Clicky-Keyboard-1390572-Model-M-1987/184226822936?hash=item2ae4c63b18:g:300AAOSwoTFefIGA

This isn't a half bad deal on an old fashion M122 on Ebay. I just bought one since I needed one for my collection.

75$ and free shipping in the U.S.

It's a battleship shaped M though, not an F.

There are four available as of this posting.
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Re: Decent deal on old fashioned Metal Badge M122:
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 10:07:52 »
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Shipping: $149.99

Oh **** me.
<armin> i have the impression the only reason the mx red switch was invented was drunk people

       
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Offline jacethesaltsculptor

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Re: Decent deal on old fashioned Metal Badge M122:
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 10:16:47 »
Not in the U.S.?  :(

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Re: Decent deal on old fashioned Metal Badge M122:
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 10:22:23 »
Germany...  :-\
<armin> i have the impression the only reason the mx red switch was invented was drunk people

       
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Offline jacethesaltsculptor

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Re: Decent deal on old fashioned Metal Badge M122:
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 10:24:46 »
Germany...  :-\

oh yeah, I probably could of read your location.  :-[

Still, I am jealous that you get access to cool looking qwertz and european boards. Those are impossible to find over here.

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Re: Decent deal on old fashioned Metal Badge M122:
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 10:26:54 »
Unicomp makes German layouts and ships them to the U.S. if you like. Still, QWERTZ is not the only thing that matters. Sadly.
<armin> i have the impression the only reason the mx red switch was invented was drunk people

       
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Re: Decent deal on old fashioned Metal Badge M122:
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 10:50:57 »
A 122-key IBM will easily fit in a flat rate game board box and go international for ~$80, but not everybody wants to do it.

Outbound international shipping from the US is some of the most expensive in the world.
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Re: Decent deal on old fashioned Metal Badge M122:
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 11:13:16 »
I got mine, and it came cracked on the side, missing quite a few keys... I'm chatting with the seller right now.

The packaging was pretty bad, so I'm thinking that was the cause.

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Re: Decent deal on old fashioned Metal Badge M122:
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 12:07:24 »
I got mine, and it came cracked on the side, missing quite a few keys... I'm chatting with the seller right now.

The packaging was pretty bad, so I'm thinking that was the cause.

That's unfortunate to hear. Were you adding another battleship to the high seas fleet desk? Must literally be trying to snap that poor thing in two at this point.

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Re: Decent deal on old fashioned Metal Badge M122:
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 09:14:20 »
I got mine, and it came cracked on the side, missing quite a few keys... I'm chatting with the seller right now.

The packaging was pretty bad, so I'm thinking that was the cause.

That's unfortunate to hear. Were you adding another battleship to the high seas fleet desk? Must literally be trying to snap that poor thing in two at this point.

I was getting one to finish out that part of the fleet, I'd wanted an M122 battleship for awhile as my F122 is awesome. I was going to put it on another computer because of how awesome my F122 is. So in this case, the desk snapping was being spread to another desk. I can't sleep without wooden ship like creaking in my house.  ;)

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