Shipping will be from US directly to you if its cheaper than combined shipping, which might be the case with a keyboard. The PayPal address is the one of who will do the shipping from US.
grasshopper wrote:I own a 1992 Model M that I haven't used much because it's US ANSI layout and I prefer UK ISO. However, it occurs to me that it might be possible to convert it to an ISO layout by purchasing suitable parts from Unicomp. I could then purchase a black case for it, and end up with a black model M for a fraction of the cost of buying a new one. However, I need to contact Unicomp to find out whether it's actually possible to do the ANSI to ISO conversion, and more importantly, whether they'd be willing to sell me the parts. It's also unclear whether the black cases they sell come with feet, screws, LED overlays etc., or whether those items need to be purchased separately.
If you want an ISO layout Model M, there are plenty showing up every day all accross Europe! Go for a cheap one in good shape and then sell yours for a higer price (US-layout => more seldom in Europe or UK => higher price!)
I've go 3 Model Ms (101-102 keys, 122keys are a different story) in perfect shape for the price of one from Unicomp!
Nevertheless, it is possible to do the conversion (though not necessary). Just ask Half-Saint about how to convert.
grasshopper wrote:In addition to the keyboard, there are a few other miscellaneous items that I'd like to purchase from Unicomp:
3 * gray LED overlay (must be original IBM design, not the ones with the unicomp text)
3 * black LED overlay (must be original IBM design not the ones with the Unicomp text)
3 * IBM oval badge (white)
3 * IBL oval badge (black). If black is not available then I'd like blue instead.
1 * printed pearl white keycap with a }] symbol on it (I have a keyboard which is missing this keycap)
3 * spring with pivot plate
1 * set of RGB printed buttons
1 * printed blue enter key (the main enter key)
1 * printed blue enter key (the smaller enter key on numpad)
1 * printed red backspace key
1 * printed red delete key
The above keycaps are all for a UK (ISO) keyboard which doesn't have Windows keys (customer 102 non-US).
Can you let me know how long I have to make a final decision?
Only until Monday, 1 August 2011!
ps: If you only take the stuff in your list and go for a used keyboard, shipping will be cheaper than if you ordered directly.