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« Reply #1 on: Mon, 23 April 2012, 13:22:51 »
I am not BUYING a ton of garbage in the hopes of finding some Ms.
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« Reply #2 on: Mon, 23 April 2012, 13:22:51 »
5 metric tons. Hol-y crap.

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« Reply #3 on: Mon, 23 April 2012, 13:24:48 »
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« Reply #4 on: Mon, 23 April 2012, 13:32:59 »
Road trip!

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« Reply #5 on: Mon, 23 April 2012, 13:34:24 »
I messaged the seller and asked him to pull off the key caps.

Still waiting for a response.

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« Reply #6 on: Mon, 23 April 2012, 13:40:22 »
group buy!
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« Reply #7 on: Mon, 23 April 2012, 14:17:04 »
Haha that's pretty awesome. Wonder if anyone on GH is insane enough to purchase this.

I know there are quite a few people in the LA area :P
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« Reply #8 on: Mon, 23 April 2012, 16:37:56 »
Holy ****..why couldnt this be on the east coast :sly:

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« Reply #9 on: Mon, 23 April 2012, 16:53:58 »
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« Reply #10 on: Mon, 23 April 2012, 17:00:40 »
No rush, he says 150 metric tons PER MONTH available.
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« Reply #11 on: Mon, 23 April 2012, 17:40:48 »
Imagine a pool full of keycaps...
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« Reply #12 on: Mon, 23 April 2012, 17:59:22 »
I wonder if our garbage is being sent there only to be resold to us on ebay.

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« Reply #13 on: Mon, 23 April 2012, 23:42:30 »
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No rush, he says 150 metric tons PER MONTH available.
This must be where that artist, whatsername, gets her keycaps.

Anyone live in the area, it might be fun to tak a field trip down there just to look. Maybe there are some ALPS or IBM in there (in with all those dell quietkeys :p )

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« Reply #14 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 01:15:07 »
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This must be where that artist, whatsername, gets her keycaps.

Anyone live in the area, it might be fun to tak a field trip down there just to look. Maybe there are some ALPS or IBM in there (in with all those dell quietkeys :p )

I'd take the trip down there (about 2 hour drive) but I have a feeling it's not going to be worth my time.  

Just thinking about the SP crap bags and how disappointing that was...
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« Reply #15 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 03:47:47 »
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I'd take the trip down there (about 2 hour drive) but I have a feeling it's not going to be worth my time.  

Just thinking about the SP crap bags and how disappointing that was...

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« Reply #16 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 05:30:35 »
imagine the amount of hair and grime from all those boards, ughhh

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« Reply #17 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 17:01:47 »
Massive amount of work.

No doubt there is $2600 worth of "X" in 5 metric tons of keyboards. Heck, at $50 each, that would only take 52 Model Ms, and we know that they made perfectly good ones Hecho in Mexico.

@ approx 5000+ keyboards @ approx $2 each for a quarter of them, throwing 75% away, you break even

if 10% of them are Model Ms, plus just a little extra, you come out OK

But then, I live thousands of miles away and am out of the running .....
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« Reply #18 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 17:14:17 »
That was the type of mentality that we had with the SP grab bags. We assumed, out of of the 1,000 keys we were each getting, we would be able to nearly complete at least one set of doubleshots for an 87 board, if not swap around with the 10-20,000 other keys from the other bags. I don't think anyone managed to complete one full set.

These lots are most likely just crap that they're trying to dump in bulk. I'd be impressed if you even found a handful of model M's in there. But i'd really like to see what the seller says in response to pulling off some of the keycaps though.
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« Reply #19 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 22:22:28 »
Maybe you guys could pay a few dollars and have a little look around, maybe buy a few. It would like fossicking for rocks except with keyboards.
Most of them actually look like M's with that triangular shaped side. But then again every manufacturer was trying to copy that design.

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« Reply #20 on: Wed, 25 April 2012, 11:16:28 »
They're in Mexico - plenty of inexpensive labor.  Tell him you'll pay $ for M's.  I'm sure he could find people to pick through.

Of course, companies paid to have this stuff "recycled" -- no doubt people envisioned kids in third world countries surfing the internet on their "recycled" computers -- not just being dumped in Mexico.

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« Reply #21 on: Wed, 25 April 2012, 12:25:50 »
Hey honey, look what I just bought on eBay!
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« Reply #22 on: Wed, 25 April 2012, 15:48:25 »
Did the seller even respond to the request to remove a cap?

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« Reply #23 on: Wed, 25 April 2012, 15:58:33 »
Quote from: eyesnine;580047
I messaged the seller and asked him to pull off the key caps.

Still waiting for a response.


Funniest thing I've seen on a forum in a while. Even just ask him to pop one. "Which one?" he replies.

I want to buy this just for the thrill. Where are those Storage Wars nuts at when you need 'em?
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« Reply #24 on: Wed, 25 April 2012, 17:30:21 »
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Did the seller even respond to the request to remove a cap?


It was a joke...

You can go ahead and ask him if you want. Just make sure to post the reply here.

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« Reply #25 on: Wed, 25 April 2012, 23:05:02 »
Well, it's not exactly the response we were all hoping for:

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I'm not pulling no keys off 5 metric tons of keyboards you dumb ass.


Customer service could be stronger with this seller - I just don't get the feeling he wants to earn the sale.

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« Reply #26 on: Thu, 26 April 2012, 01:25:11 »
hah!

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« Reply #27 on: Thu, 26 April 2012, 09:12:51 »
You should ask him if any of them say "IBM" on them.

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« Reply #28 on: Thu, 26 April 2012, 16:49:04 »
IBM? Yes, every one has those keys...

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« Reply #29 on: Fri, 27 April 2012, 05:03:19 »
Maybe you could ask if he could take more detailed pictures... of every keyboard?

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« Reply #30 on: Fri, 27 April 2012, 05:53:19 »
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« Reply #31 on: Sat, 28 April 2012, 09:37:39 »
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I'm not pulling no keys off 5 metric tons of keyboards you dumb ass.

Possibly warrants immortalization as the most reasonable response from an eBay seller.

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« Reply #32 on: Sat, 28 April 2012, 10:10:52 »
LOL!

Roughly a million keycaps there...

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« Reply #33 on: Sat, 28 April 2012, 10:19:29 »
I should see if I can get an art grant to buy them all, like that person who glues the keycaps to walls...

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« Reply #34 on: Sat, 28 April 2012, 11:49:29 »
The upside down board in the center...the one with the metal plate...ill make a guess^^ it looks to be a Marquardt Mini-Ergo judging by the shape.

Someone...roadtrip, please!
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« Reply #35 on: Sat, 28 April 2012, 12:12:52 »
Oh its in mexico. Lol no thanks. Rent a uhaul and drive down there ;)

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« Reply #36 on: Wed, 02 May 2012, 09:38:26 »
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