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Offline y0fate

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Alps Keycaps?
« on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 17:36:59 »
Does anyone know of a site or user on this forum that sells Alps keycaps? I would rather not salvage old keyboards...
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Re: Alps Keycaps?
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 17:42:14 »
Unfortunately you have to salvage from old keyboards. They're not made new since there isn't the demand for them.

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Re: Alps Keycaps?
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 17:42:47 »
Your best chance is lurking the classifieds. Nobody makes alps key caps anymore.

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Re: Alps Keycaps?
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 17:43:37 »
Oops, what I meant is that even if you can get the caps in the classifieds, they won't be new. They'll also be salvaged.

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Re: Alps Keycaps?
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 17:45:53 »
SP makes Alps caps do they not? I think there is some interest in some custom Alps based keyboards. Until those happen if they do I doubt there would be enough interest to get a reasonably priced groupbuy for cap sets off the ground.

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Re: Alps Keycaps?
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 17:50:36 »
Ahh, I understand. Thanks anyways guys :)
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Re: Alps Keycaps?
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 17:59:23 »
What is with people locking threads?  This discussion isn't necessarily over.

Matias has also stated that they intend on carrying sets.
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Re: Alps Keycaps?
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 20:11:39 »
What is with people locking threads?  This discussion isn't necessarily over.

Matias has also stated that they intend on carrying sets.
I locked the thread because it seemed as if my question had been answered.
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Re: Alps Keycaps?
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 20:45:23 »
Matias has also stated that they intend on carrying sets.

Really?? That would be incredible. Also do I spy a modded Ducky in your sig alaricljs? That looks incredible! :D

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Re: Alps Keycaps?
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 22:16:15 »
Some of one... the case got shattered during shipping.  :)
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Re: Alps Keycaps?
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 22:39:46 »
Some of one... the case got shattered during shipping.  :)
I hope that didn't happen to mine... lol
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Re: Alps Keycaps?
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 06 June 2013, 09:42:56 »
It shouldn't if the shipper thinks.  I got mine in a slightly padded envelope that was big enough to fit 2-3 of them in original boxes... Apparently it got dropped on the corner and shattered almost every standoff and snapped the face frame in a couple spots.  Mangled the Esc key plate hole too because that was the corner it dropped on and the plate is just a little ear for 1 switch there.
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Re: Alps Keycaps?
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 06 June 2013, 17:15:04 »
It shouldn't if the shipper thinks.  I got mine in a slightly padded envelope that was big enough to fit 2-3 of them in original boxes... Apparently it got dropped on the corner and shattered almost every standoff and snapped the face frame in a couple spots.  Mangled the Esc key plate hole too because that was the corner it dropped on and the plate is just a little ear for 1 switch there.
just got mine and shippping was... interesting. It came in an outer box with about 7 random stickers in Chinese (I think) and was wrapped in a good 5-7 layers of tape. After I got through all that the ducky box was wrapped in ONE layer of bubble wrap about 2 centimeters thick, and it didn't even the cover the whole box... But the keyboard arrived safe and everything is well besides a slight wobble. One of the feet must be too short, but everything looks normal.
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