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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #350 on: Fri, 18 January 2019, 00:57:04 »
Anyone wanna drop 10K on a rubber dome?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Compaq-Vintage-PS-2-Keyboard-KB-3923-294318-006-New-Old-Stock/362426686642

I really love how it says "save big, free shipping" on the description.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #351 on: Fri, 18 January 2019, 09:52:58 »
Anyone wanna drop 10K on a rubber dome?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Compaq-Vintage-PS-2-Keyboard-KB-3923-294318-006-New-Old-Stock/362426686642

I really love how it says "save big, free shipping" on the description.

I would love to literally drop an object that large on to a rubber dome.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #352 on: Fri, 18 January 2019, 15:29:26 »
Why does someone with 58,000 sales and 100% positive feedback list a rubber dome for $10,000?
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #353 on: Fri, 18 January 2019, 15:46:09 »
Hey at least the economy shipping is free  :))

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #354 on: Fri, 18 January 2019, 17:20:25 »
Why does someone with 58,000 sales and 100% positive feedback list a rubber dome for $10,000?

Hard to know. Those early-2000s Compaqs were really good rubber domes, but even $39.95 would be too high.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #355 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 19:08:49 »
LOL. Yeah, that's pretty wild.

Considering it looks like an legit seller, otherwise, I'm guessing they got distracted and typed more digits than they realized into the ol' Price box. I'll drop them a note to find out, and will let you know what they say.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #356 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 00:12:38 »
I mean, if he meant to list it at $39.95 i might actually think about it.  It's a cool rubber dome.   

$15 might be more enticing though  :p
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #357 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 04:37:46 »
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$ave BIG

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #358 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 21:07:04 »
No answer... Guess they're standing by their price. Maybe it's full of diamonds or something.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #359 on: Tue, 22 January 2019, 16:21:12 »
...... or something.
once received, open it up to retrieve the “something” to sell on the street and recoup your money.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #360 on: Tue, 22 January 2019, 18:10:54 »
once received, open it up to retrieve the “something” to sell on the street and recoup your money... Then you have one free keyboard

Dang, why didn't I think of that?

BTW, it's important to remember that you should never clean an old keyboard you're selling. Don't even pass a damp rag over it before you take your photos... Some of that vintage grime can be valuable! Plus, it's easier.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #361 on: Wed, 23 January 2019, 04:41:32 »
Also, dirt is a genuine certificate for a keyboard's age!
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #362 on: Wed, 23 January 2019, 13:25:55 »
once received, open it up to retrieve the “something” to sell on the street and recoup your money... Then you have one free keyboard

Dang, why didn't I think of that?

BTW, it's important to remember that you should never clean an old keyboard you're selling. Don't even pass a damp rag over it before you take your photos... Some of that vintage grime can be valuable! Plus, it's easier.

Dog chewed off an enter key? Pump that buy-it-now price up another six bucks, that's some GENUINE WEAR AND TEAR.

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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #363 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 15:06:09 »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/AVID-DEKO-FAST-ACTION-KEYBOARD/333046836409?hash=item4d8b236cb9:g:a6UAAOSwYXpcENMb

This board was described as one of the best constructed mx boards ever. It should have vintage blacks. Maybe someone can talk the seller down on the price
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #364 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 23:55:33 »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/AVID-DEKO-FAST-ACTION-KEYBOARD/333046836409?hash=item4d8b236cb9:g:a6UAAOSwYXpcENMb

This board was described as one of the best constructed mx boards ever. It should have vintage blacks. Maybe someone can talk the seller down on the price





I agree, $283 + shipping is steep. But I think most of you would agree, it's interesting enough to have its own Great Finds thread—rather than going here, where we traditionally put the real dogs.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #365 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 23:58:28 »
Here's a 2014 thread about them, if anyone's interested.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #367 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 08:17:29 »
https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/productdetails/79077/heinz-canned-soup-big-red-tomato-salt-reduced


Terrible find.

Yeah that's just too expensive. When I need my tomato soup hit I just steal some ketchup packets from the fast food joint and add warm water and pinch of salt and pepper.
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #368 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 09:57:40 »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/AVID-DEKO-FAST-ACTION-KEYBOARD/333046836409?hash=item4d8b236cb9:g:a6UAAOSwYXpcENMb

This board was described as one of the best constructed mx boards ever. It should have vintage blacks. Maybe someone can talk the seller down on the price


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I agree, $283 + shipping is steep. But I think most of you would agree, it's interesting enough to have its own Great Finds thread—rather than going here, where we traditionally put the real dogs.

Fair! I wanted to make a Great Finds thread but obviously thought the price was not-so-great
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Re: Not-So-Great Finds
« Reply #369 on: Sun, 03 February 2019, 04:33:39 »
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NIB Model M (except it's used)
« Reply #370 on: Wed, 06 February 2019, 15:17:37 »
Old Stock IBM Model M F2 Keyboard Part Number 1391401 PS/2 (1988 Vintage)


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Quote from: eBay seller
Condition: New other (see details)

"Was in original box when purchased and was bought as New old stock."

Looks like eBay needs a new category:

Condition: Seller thinks it's new, but they got taken
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Model M 1395100 – free nicotine sludge!
« Reply #371 on: Mon, 18 February 2019, 02:30:50 »
IBM Lexmark 1395100 Model M PS/2 Mechanical Buckling Spring Keyboard AS-IS





BIN $85.00 + shipping

You may be thinking, "Okay, I suppose that's a reasonable price for a seldom-seen oddball Model M variant which Lexmark, for some arcane reason, gave a p/n that'd already been used for an SSK."

But wait—there's more! This particular keeb has had so much cigarette smoke blown on it, its barrel plate is coated with free nicotine sludge (zoom in for full effect):





The stuff can also be found oozing out in various other places:





Usually, one must coat one's own keebs with the sludge of their choice. But if you're looking for one that's been pre-infused with oily, stinky, toxic tobacco goop, what a value!
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Re: Model M 1395100 – free nicotine sludge!
« Reply #372 on: Mon, 18 February 2019, 03:49:14 »
IBM Lexmark 1395100 Model M PS/2 Mechanical Buckling Spring Keyboard AS-IS


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BIN $85.00 + shipping

You may be thinking, "Okay, I suppose that's a reasonable price for a seldom-seen oddball Model M variant which Lexmark, for some arcane reason, gave a p/n that'd already been used for an SSK."

But wait—there's more! This particular keeb has had so much cigarette smoke blown on it, its barrel plate is coated with free nicotine sludge (zoom in for full effect):


Show Image



The stuff can also be found oozing out in various other places:


Show Image



Usually, one must coat one's own keebs with the sludge of their choice. But if you're looking for one that's been pre-infused with oily, stinky, toxic tobacco goop, what a value!

hey hey hey hey wait just one minute. Buying that and scooping up that juciy nicotine sludge so as to  smoke it through a crack pipe would still be cheaper than buying cigarettes in Straya.