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IBM 3277 Beamer
« on: Fri, 09 November 2018, 12:21:01 »
Back to beamers. This one came from that large cache of 3277's from the summer of 2017 and also has a new pcb from a group buy from 2017 as well. It would just need an Xwhatsit and the solenoid driver for the clicky sounds. It's rather odd though it is missing it's shell though.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-3277-Beamspring-Keyboard-Ship-Worldwide/153253380989?epid=2170126314&hash=item23ae9d037d:g:Mb4AAOSw~ydb5cC2:rk:6:pf:0

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Also interestingly enough this same seller has sold/relisted other high dollar keyboards.

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Re: IBM 3277 Beamer
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 09 November 2018, 12:24:43 »
Back to beamers. This one came from that large cache of 3277's from the summer of 2017 and also has a new pcb from a group from 2017 as well. It's rather odd though it is missing it's shell.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-3277-Beamspring-Keyboard-Ship-Worldwide/153253380989?epid=2170126314&hash=item23ae9d037d:g:Mb4AAOSw~ydb5cC2:rk:6:pf:0

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Also interestingly enough this same seller has sold many other high dollar keyboards.

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That's an insane number of beamers to have sold.... where do people even find these?! These prices are just outrageous.

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Re: IBM 3277 Beamer
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 09 November 2018, 12:30:52 »
Don't quote me as I am going from memory but I think it was in Spain where something like 30 of these were found and distributed through a secret group buy. To think though I could of bought two of these NOS for $500 a piece last year locally :'( but I did get one for a bit over $100 + shipping last year on eBay of all places BIN  :thumb: Honestly the 5251's selling so high is ridiculous, they normally were going for $500 quite often and are far more common. They are big hulking beasts while these 3277's are much more usable.
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Re: IBM 3277 Beamer
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 09 November 2018, 13:58:05 »
Here I go getting my hopes up again... ^-^

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Re: IBM 3277 Beamer
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 09 November 2018, 18:37:29 »
Interestingly, this one seems to be missing the top case. Not sure how much that will affect the value

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Re: IBM 3277 Beamer
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 12 November 2018, 13:24:39 »
Taiwan?  Hmmm...secret fake factory cranking them out?