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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 15 December 2013, 23:52:53 »
Limited edition, custom case, etc.  The rarity makes it a collector's item, so someone thought they could try to sell it for that much.
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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 15 December 2013, 23:57:16 »
This guy is still trying to sell that thing, eh?

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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 15 December 2013, 23:57:57 »
Nothing really, the seller is just a ****ing idiot. Pretty stupid really, it might be the only one in the world but if you have that kind of money to spend you could get a custom Alps board for half as much.
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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 00:04:02 »
What's so special about alps? I'd really like to try different types of switches besides MX. Obviously MX and Topre are the best, or they wouldn't be the standard - right?

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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 00:04:29 »
If an auction for 1k doesn;t get a bid over a long period, how does BIN at 1.2k going to make it any better?

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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 00:06:44 »
Originally, its cherry version. He added holes in pcb and add alps and wiring.
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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 00:10:16 »
Wow, such a great deal!


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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 00:14:55 »
Wow, such a great deal!

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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 00:35:39 »
Hype.

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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 00:54:30 »
Do I hear a certain stringed instrument in the background? Could a certain somebody from Chile have taken up residence in Korea?  :p

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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 02:40:52 »
That's rare item, but it's valueless with that hell price.

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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 03:08:45 »
What's so special about this?

From what I understand, it uses a pure quartz crystal that was made using hydrothermal processes with properties that are nearly 100% free of impurities.
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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 04:16:37 »
I would buy if he agrees to donate 1/4 to charity
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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 06:37:03 »
I would buy if he agrees to donate 1/4 to charity


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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 07:33:10 »
hey joneslee85

I offer to sell you my F XT with its unique Reraos crystals. These were identified by Sgid Tahof as having unique curative properties of the kind used in Chinese medicine. You know, they can cure arthritis, RSI, cancer, AIDS and other things as long as you sit near the keyboard while it is powered on.

$1,000,000 USD. I'll donate 99% to charity after you send me the cash in unmarked bills.

I would buy if he agrees to donate 1/4 to charity
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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 07:53:50 »
1200 dollar dollar?
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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 07:56:58 »
1200 dollar dollar?

This could be your next board demik!!

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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 09:41:57 »
This is the third (or fourth?) cycle on eBay. Each new cycle, the price has been raised. Interesting selling technique if it works. :-X
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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 09:44:47 »
Bare in mind this is the same guy who is trying to sell a G80-3000SAU for $750+

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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 09:47:17 »
This is the third (or fourth?) cycle on eBay. Each new cycle, the price has been raised. Interesting selling technique if it works. :-X


It would be the extremest case of market disorientation, leading to product over-appreciation, and price inflation.

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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 09:50:42 »
Why would anyone raise the price of an item they're selling if it didn't sell at the previous price? No logic exists in that situation at all...
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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 09:51:26 »
They said: "After made did not use" That should be reading by the wise museum's curator that is considering this "piece" for his collection: Refurbishing is brand new, but made out of used parts.


GH should open a new thread called: Nonsense, and put this there. Who dare to refer this in great finds? The seller for sure.

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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 10:00:30 »
Why would anyone raise the price of an item they're selling if it didn't sell at the previous price? No logic exists in that situation at all...

A lot of people watch an item and buy if and when the price drops. The sellers logic might be that they figure people who are watching the item will be more inclined to buy (rather than wait) if they know the price will only go higher.
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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 10:03:46 »
Why would anyone raise the price of an item they're selling if it didn't sell at the previous price? No logic exists in that situation at all...

A lot of people watch an item and wait to buy when the price drops. The sellers logic might be that they figure the people who are watching the item will be more inclined to buy (rather than wait) if they know the price will only go higher.

Unfortunately for this seller, that logic would only work if the price was actually reasonable.

And considering this is the third (or fourth) time this has been relisted and marked up, it's obvious that, in this case, the plan isn't working...
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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 10:04:55 »
They said: "After made did not use" That should be reading by the wise museum's curator that is considering this "piece" for his collection: Refurbishing is brand new, but made out of used parts.


GH should open a new thread called: Nonsense, and put this there. Who dare to refer this in great finds? The seller for sure.

There is a thread of bad buys but I can't find it....

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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 10:35:22 »
Why would anyone raise the price of an item they're selling if it didn't sell at the previous price? No logic exists in that situation at all...

A lot of people watch an item and wait to buy when the price drops. The sellers logic might be that they figure the people who are watching the item will be more inclined to buy (rather than wait) if they know the price will only go higher.

Unfortunately for this seller, that logic would only work if the price was actually reasonable.

He probably thinks it's reasonable, though. Look at the guy who tried to sell the Model M with the quartz crystal for $1400+.
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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 10:38:20 »
Um, considering that Keytrun called it WTF, I don't think he's the seller.

They said: "After made did not use" That should be reading by the wise museum's curator that is considering this "piece" for his collection: Refurbishing is brand new, but made out of used parts.


GH should open a new thread called: Nonsense, and put this there. Who dare to refer this in great finds? The seller for sure.
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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 13:11:12 »
Why would anyone raise the price of an item they're selling if it didn't sell at the previous price? No logic exists in that situation at all...

A lot of people watch an item and buy if and when the price drops. The sellers logic might be that they figure people who are watching the item will be more inclined to buy (rather than wait) if they know the price will only go higher.


This argument failed to consider the value of the item as a fact. Which is not necessarily true.

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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 13:13:24 »
Um, considering that Keytrun called it WTF, I don't think he's the seller.

They said: "After made did not use" That should be reading by the wise museum's curator that is considering this "piece" for his collection: Refurbishing is brand new, but made out of used parts.


GH should open a new thread called: Nonsense, and put this there. Who dare to refer this in great finds? The seller for sure.


Well advertising takes a lot of forms. Even disguised as a "WTF version" Even if the sarcasm were genuine even us are contributing to the seller for spreading the word.

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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 13:26:54 »
How many people here have spent a week's pay on a keyboard? Half a week? Two weeks? A third of a week (for all the 1/3 lovers like me)?

For someone who makes a lot more money than you do, maybe it is all just relative. Especially if they do not know which end of a soldering iron to hold.

After all, this really is not something that you can buy in a store.

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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 13:48:39 »
How many people here have spent a week's pay on a keyboard? Half a week? Two weeks? A third of a week (for all the 1/3 lovers like me)?

For someone who makes a lot more money than you do, maybe it is all just relative. Especially if they do not know which end of a soldering iron to hold.

After all, this really is not something that you can buy in a store.


The argument is not about purchasing power, but about the value of the item. The rest is behavioral economics and thus it lies in people's minds.

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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 14:29:59 »
Well, disguised WTFs and other sarcasm work only if you are trying to create controversy and attract traffic or page views. If all it does is generate a host of criticisms (like in this case) I don't think we are unwitting co-conspirators to help the seller.


Um, considering that Keytrun called it WTF, I don't think he's the seller.

They said: "After made did not use" That should be reading by the wise museum's curator that is considering this "piece" for his collection: Refurbishing is brand new, but made out of used parts.


GH should open a new thread called: Nonsense, and put this there. Who dare to refer this in great finds? The seller for sure.


Well advertising takes a lot of forms. Even disguised as a "WTF version" Even if the sarcasm were genuine even us are contributing to the seller for spreading the word.
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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 14:38:14 »
Well, disguised WTFs and other sarcasm work only if you are trying to create controversy and attract traffic or page views. If all it does is generate a host of criticisms (like in this case) I don't think we are unwitting co-conspirators to help the seller.


Um, considering that Keytrun called it WTF, I don't think he's the seller.

They said: "After made did not use" That should be reading by the wise museum's curator that is considering this "piece" for his collection: Refurbishing is brand new, but made out of used parts.


GH should open a new thread called: Nonsense, and put this there. Who dare to refer this in great finds? The seller for sure.


Well advertising takes a lot of forms. Even disguised as a "WTF version" Even if the sarcasm were genuine even us are contributing to the seller for spreading the word.


By now this post has been read 400+ times. Am I only me? or advertising, either good or bad, is advertising...

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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 14:45:45 »
Why would anyone raise the price of an item they're selling if it didn't sell at the previous price? No logic exists in that situation at all...

A lot of people watch an item and buy if and when the price drops. The sellers logic might be that they figure people who are watching the item will be more inclined to buy (rather than wait) if they know the price will only go higher.


This argument failed to consider the value of the item as a fact. Which is not necessarily true.

The value of the item is whatever people are willing to pay for it. That said, I never claimed to know its value. I'm simply suggesting that the aforementioned logic revolves around what the seller might think is reasonable, regardless how realistic it actually is.
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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 15:26:30 »
Why would anyone raise the price of an item they're selling if it didn't sell at the previous price? No logic exists in that situation at all...

A lot of people watch an item and buy if and when the price drops. The sellers logic might be that they figure people who are watching the item will be more inclined to buy (rather than wait) if they know the price will only go higher.


This argument failed to consider the value of the item as a fact. Which is not necessarily true.

The value of the item is whatever people are willing to pay for it. That said, I never claimed to know its value. I'm simply suggesting that the aforementioned logic revolves around what the seller might think is reasonable, regardless how realistic it actually is.
The seller obviously has very high sense of value but don't forget about inflation. The more times he tries to sell the more its going to cost "simple economics". Its too bad it has green Alps otherwise I would bought the first time he listed it and saved a bunch of money! :)

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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 16:32:32 »
Why would anyone raise the price of an item they're selling if it didn't sell at the previous price? No logic exists in that situation at all...

A lot of people watch an item and buy if and when the price drops. The sellers logic might be that they figure people who are watching the item will be more inclined to buy (rather than wait) if they know the price will only go higher.


This argument failed to consider the value of the item as a fact. Which is not necessarily true.

The value of the item is whatever people are willing to pay for it. That said, I never claimed to know its value. I'm simply suggesting that the aforementioned logic revolves around what the seller might think is reasonable, regardless how realistic it actually is.
The seller obviously has very high sense of value but don't forget about inflation. The more times he tries to sell the more its going to cost "simple economics". Its too bad it has green Alps otherwise I would bought the first time he listed it and saved a bunch of money! :))


Is it a saving buying something already expensive?

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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 17:13:28 »
Its too bad it has green Alps otherwise I would bought the first time he listed it and saved a bunch of money!

If you saved enough it would have been worth it to transplant your blues or oranges or whatever!
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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 22:35:40 »
Can always get Duck's KingSaver instead :)  Won't cost nearly as much!
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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 18 December 2013, 06:43:23 »
Also, this makes 1 Avid Collector's premium Model Ms seem dirt cheap in comparison. The labor involved is probably not all that different.
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By the fall, after hundreds of lectures, rallies attracting 10,000 roaring fans, and stellar performances at debates, she was a front runner. It didn’t last. When everyone was yelling last fall for a price tag for Medicare for All, Warren, the A student, stepped up and offered one. That bought breathing room for Sanders, who still hasn’t. And Warren suggested there would be a transition period before anyone’s private insurance would be taken away. That was heresy to purists but not enough reassurance to moderates to keep her from sinking in the polls.
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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 18 December 2013, 07:30:21 »
And the funny thing is that it isn't just small bumps. Last time I saw it, I think it was marked as $800.

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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 16 April 2014, 03:00:41 »
So, this thing is still for sale. I emailed the guy and asked what his bottom line is after months of no sale. He is willing to discount to -- get this -- $990. Plus shipping, ofc.   :))
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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 16 April 2014, 03:05:18 »
So, this thing is still for sale. I emailed the guy and asked what his bottom line is after months of no sale. He is willing to discount to -- get this -- $990. Plus shipping, ofc.   :))
What an idiot. It will literally NEVER sell at that price, unless the buyer is a complete fool.

It's not even a one-off. There are at least two others that I know of owned by other Korean forum members.

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Re: $1200 Dollar Green Alps Board on eBay?
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 16 April 2014, 08:16:38 »
Nothing really, the seller is just a ****ing idiot. Pretty stupid really, it might be the only one in the world but if you have that kind of money to spend you could get a custom Alps board for half as much.

Maybe he got some crystals from the Nazca lines in Chile that make that keyboard nuke proof. Don't ever call people idiots unless you're sure they are. It might be an idiot proof crystal.  :p
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