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Offline mtRambo

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Websites for buying keyboards
« on: Tue, 04 August 2020, 00:50:11 »
Was wondering what websites do you usually go to when searching for different keyboards or other keyboard related accessories.

Offline jamster

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Re: Websites for buying keyboards
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 04 August 2020, 00:57:53 »
Google. Seriously.

Because specialist keyboard sellers usually cover very limited brands and hold limited inventory. I google exactly what I want then Google it. Or look around on Amazon, which at the cheaper end is just a more expensive front for AliExpress or Taobao.

Offline Tactile

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Re: Websites for buying keyboards
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 04 August 2020, 01:01:39 »
In the U.S. Mechanical Keyboards are great folks. I've bought at least three keyboards from them.

https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/

Offline mtRambo

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Re: Websites for buying keyboards
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 04 August 2020, 02:47:14 »
Google. Seriously.

Because specialist keyboard sellers usually cover very limited brands and hold limited inventory. I google exactly what I want then Google it. Or look around on Amazon, which at the cheaper end is just a more expensive front for AliExpress or Taobao.

I've tried looking on amazon seems like they have some of the larger more well known companies that use buzz words like "gaming" and all that RGB stuff but I seem to find less of other companies and it seems a bit more expensive there. Seems better if you already know exactly what you want but when just casually browsing for a first mechanical keyboard its hard to see everything. I think I will look into that once I get a better feel for what I want and need to look around for the cheapest price out there.

Offline mtRambo

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Re: Websites for buying keyboards
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 04 August 2020, 02:49:04 »
In the U.S. Mechanical Keyboards are great folks. I've bought at least three keyboards from them.

https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/
Thanks, they seem to have a pretty user friendly setup.

Offline Leslieann

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Re: Websites for buying keyboards
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 04 August 2020, 04:20:42 »
I usually start with: (these are always my first stop)
https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/
https://novelkeys.xyz/
Amazon

I've also bought and had really good luck with:  (awesome every time I ordered)
https://www.littlekeyboards.com/
https://thevankeyboards.com/
https://www.wasdkeyboards.com/
https://spacecat.design/


Others:
Ebay
1upkeyboards (Covid is raising hell with ship times, so I'm reserving judgment)

Chinese Suppliers: (BEWARE of massive ship times of possibly months and translation issues*)
https://kprepublic.com
YMDK off AliExpress (also on Ebay and Amazon with a limited selection)
https://kbdfans.com/  (not bought from them yet but plan to)

*These are known good sellers. If you have problems they will work with you, just don't be in any hurry for shipping or response and it may be difficult to even contact them things are so messed up but just know that they are not out to steal your money. They have worked hard to become what they are, they're not going to ruin that to steal your $100 or whatever. We're all victims of circumstance at the moment.
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