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Offline dantan

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Keyboard made of Osmium?
« on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 13:47:01 »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motospeed-Inflictor-CK104-Mechanical-Keyboard-Switches-Backlight-Gaming-RGB-SL-/112336478672

Shipping this via standard shipping within the seller's home area of NE USA will be $72.99.

Clearly this is a VERY heavy keyboard.

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Re: Keyboard made of Osmium?
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:41:59 »
Let's hope not, osmium is toxic as ****.
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Re: Keyboard made of Osmium?
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 14:43:16 »
Let's hope not, osmium is toxic as ****.

So....put the toxic keyset on it? :p
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Re: Keyboard made of Osmium?
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 15:00:37 »
2 bids  :confused:

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Re: Keyboard made of Osmium?
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 15:42:37 »
2 bids  :confused:

Not confusing at all, osmium is a valuable metal!

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Re: Keyboard made of Osmium?
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 18:24:43 »
Not osmium, just aluminum.
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Re: Keyboard made of Osmium?
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 21:38:39 »
International shipping costs the same amount, apparently ...

Many years ago, you would often see eBay sellers with inflated charges for shipping so that they could keep the official price low to attract more bidders and to keep eBay's cut low. I thought that eBay had clamped down on that though.
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Re: Keyboard made of Osmium?
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 22:05:58 »
International shipping costs the same amount, apparently ...

Many years ago, you would often see eBay sellers with inflated charges for shipping so that they could keep the official price low to attract more bidders and to keep eBay's cut low. I thought that eBay had clamped down on that though.

ebay doesn't care anymore. because they changed their policies. Now Ebay fees are taken from total price including shipping.

You can see how this totally screws over the seller, because Ebay's shipping calculator calculates exact real shipping, but Ebay charges 9% of that as well when deducting fees. If shipping was $100, item sold at $10, ebay will take $9.90 + more other fees leaving the seller was less than nothing.

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Re: Keyboard made of Osmium?
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 05:14:20 »
Hey, I just found out why it's so heavy: The body of Jimmy Hoffa is in it.

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Re: Keyboard made of Osmium?
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 08:12:10 »
Hey, I just found out why it's so heavy: The body of Jimmy Hoffa is in it.

Nonsense, you see the seller location (NE USA)?

There are bugs in the board used to wiretap Donald Trump.

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Re: Keyboard made of Osmium?
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 25 March 2017, 03:58:03 »
Okay, then, if it wasn't osmium, one of The Osmonds could've been in it. No one's seen most of them for a while.

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Re: Keyboard made of Osmium?
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 25 March 2017, 10:05:14 »
well it ended up selling for around twice what it costs to buy the keyboard on banggood


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Re: Keyboard made of Osmium?
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 30 March 2017, 04:50:54 »
Ah. I should never have spilled the beans about the Osmond thing.