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by keyboard Kultist
09 Oct 2020, 18:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Fragile space invaders keyboards?
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Fragile space invaders keyboards?

Thanks for the reply. The two I got recently had lots of bubble wrap but it doesn't look as good as that.
by keyboard Kultist
06 Oct 2020, 16:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Fragile space invaders keyboards?
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Fragile space invaders keyboards?

Thanks for the response. I may do a little experimenting on the one that's in worse shape.
by keyboard Kultist
03 Oct 2020, 20:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Fragile space invaders keyboards?
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Fragile space invaders keyboards?

Recently I've had some odd experiences with clicky space invaders keyboards. One arrived with a great number of key caps off, some switchs non functional, two switchs were actually broken, and two of the key caps had bits broken off and the bits were to be found attached to the switch housing. The s...
by keyboard Kultist
01 Aug 2020, 15:40
Forum: For sale
Topic: [FS] Cleaning off my shelves
Replies: 13
Views: 1905

Re: [FS] Cleaning off my shelves

As long as the keys are in good shape and send scan codes to the computer, I'd like to buy it from you. If you will pm me so we can discuss payment method :-)
by keyboard Kultist
31 Jul 2020, 04:44
Forum: For sale
Topic: [FS] Cleaning off my shelves
Replies: 13
Views: 1905

Re: [FS] Cleaning off my shelves

How is the condition of the switchs in the Chicony KB-5181 - Monterey Blue - $40 Honestly they feel pretty good. They feel smooth and there is no binding on off center key presses. There are just those few keys of V, H, and O that I was having some issues with when testing it out before I listed it...
by keyboard Kultist
30 Jul 2020, 21:03
Forum: For sale
Topic: [FS] Cleaning off my shelves
Replies: 13
Views: 1905

Re: [FS] Cleaning off my shelves

How is the condition of the switchs in the Chicony KB-5181 - Monterey Blue - $40
by keyboard Kultist
26 Jul 2020, 04:36
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: A case for a Tandy 3000
Replies: 6
Views: 1525

Re: A case for a Tandy 3000

PM'd
by keyboard Kultist
23 Jul 2020, 04:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Seen on ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 1147

Seen on ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rack-keyboard- ... SwmjdetxWU

Nice looking board if you can stand the tiny bezels.
by keyboard Kultist
21 Jul 2020, 17:22
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: A case for a Tandy 3000
Replies: 6
Views: 1525

Re: A case for a Tandy 3000

Yes, I'd never seen anything like it. At least the board inside is in great shape :-)
by keyboard Kultist
21 Jul 2020, 03:35
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: A case for a Tandy 3000
Replies: 6
Views: 1525

Re: A case for a Tandy 3000

Can you please mention how the case broke so others can be more careful when handling it? Sure. Now this case was extremely yellow, almost orange, so it must have been exposed to the sun or in some other bad environment for a long time. My plan was to take it apart and then either retrobrite it or ...
by keyboard Kultist
20 Jul 2020, 21:32
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: A case for a Tandy 3000
Replies: 6
Views: 1525

A case for a Tandy 3000

So I had this Tandy 3000, switchs in great condition but case very yellow and dodgy looking. Recently I got another in much better shape case wise, so decided to try to do a little work on the first one. As you might guess the case disintegrated in my hands and so I'm looking for a replacement case.
by keyboard Kultist
12 Jun 2020, 23:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Opening and cleaning SMK blue clicky switchs
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Opening and cleaning SMK blue clicky switchs

Hey all, I recently got a keyboard with clicky blue SMK switches but there's a lot of binding and the switches are not close to as pleasant as those in my Siig minitouch. Chyros published some videos on how to clean and rejuvenate Alps switches, (many thanks Tom!) Does anyone have any advice on doin...
by keyboard Kultist
20 Feb 2020, 23:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 20
Views: 2555

Re: Is it just me?

Why, I've been inspired by this thread to dig out a cherry mx black board I got from ebay a while back. The level of keyfeel pleasure is just as I remember.
by keyboard Kultist
18 Feb 2020, 00:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do you type properly?
Replies: 81
Views: 8806

Re: Do you type properly?

Currently at my office I'm using an Apple Extended Keyboard (orange alps, yum). The homing bumps on d and k were bugging me so I swapped the key caps on f and d also with j and k. I was just thinking today that I ought to swap a lot of the keys around to discourage peeking....also to mess with a fri...
by keyboard Kultist
03 Nov 2019, 01:40
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 42185

Re: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019

Deskthority doesn't have a steady income anymore. The club helped in the past, but that's ancient history. We still have expenses though and so far they are covered by an absconding webwit just out of his good heart. Hence I'm hereby asking for your support in the form of: A) Put your forgotten or ...
by keyboard Kultist
24 Sep 2019, 17:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Packard Bell US ANSI with Blue Alps Switches
Replies: 15
Views: 2316

Re: Packard Bell US ANSI with Blue Alps Switches

Thanks! When I get a little free time I may give it a try.
by keyboard Kultist
19 Sep 2019, 13:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Packard Bell US ANSI with Blue Alps Switches
Replies: 15
Views: 2316

Re: Packard Bell US ANSI with Blue Alps Switches

Here is a presentation of a Packard Bell keyboard with blue Alps switches, US ANSI layout, and uncertain model number.... Being impatient, I started searching for other ways to color the case. I tried vinyl wrap, with disastrous results. I was a one-man Laurel and Hardy movie. Another fine mess I'd...
by keyboard Kultist
17 Sep 2019, 02:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where is your god of clicks now?! :D
Replies: 21
Views: 3190

Re: Where is your god of clicks now?! :D

Wait...... optical acoustics? I think we can all see that! :-)
by keyboard Kultist
16 Sep 2019, 22:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where is your god of clicks now?! :D
Replies: 21
Views: 3190

Re: Where is your god of clicks now?! :D

Very good, an Edward G Robinson reference :-) That keyboard goes to 11.
by keyboard Kultist
10 Sep 2019, 02:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: VAT and Customs; shipping a keyboard ti USA
Replies: 13
Views: 2379

Re: VAT and Customs; shipping a keyboard ti USA

No import taxes for keyboards from Europe to the US. No VAT, no customs fee, none of this. Have the sender complete the customs declaration as they would anyway. Source: multiple keyboards received from Russia, Ukraine, France, Germany, the UK. Thanks XMIT. BTW, I love those Hall effect switchs :-)
by keyboard Kultist
08 Sep 2019, 22:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: VAT and Customs; shipping a keyboard ti USA
Replies: 13
Views: 2379

Re: VAT and Customs; shipping a keyboard ti USA

I can only speak of my experiences in the UK but incoming parcels will usually be held hostage until relevant import duties, local taxes and "handling fees" are paid. The exact mechanism depends on the courier who does the last leg, which is whoever the originating shipping company has a contract t...
by keyboard Kultist
08 Sep 2019, 21:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: VAT and Customs; shipping a keyboard ti USA
Replies: 13
Views: 2379

Re: VAT and Customs; shipping a keyboard ti USA

Blue Alps have become a minor obsession with me, I have several boards with those lovely switchs. I blame Chyros for sparking this mania...thanks Tom! :-)
by keyboard Kultist
08 Sep 2019, 21:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: VAT and Customs; shipping a keyboard ti USA
Replies: 13
Views: 2379

Re: VAT and Customs; shipping a keyboard ti USA

In Europe, generally we get an invoice to pay from the customs. I am a bit surprised that you are buying a keyboard from Europe and having it shipped over to the US. I would expect it to be the other way round, there’s tons of retro stuff that I’d rather buy from the US....which are impossible to g...
by keyboard Kultist
08 Sep 2019, 20:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: VAT and Customs; shipping a keyboard ti USA
Replies: 13
Views: 2379

Re: VAT and Customs; shipping a keyboard ti USA

An European company must ship it to you without VAT. You will pay price without VAT at the time of ordering. If here are any import duties for keyboards in USA then you will be paying them when the keyboard arrives to USA. There is no VAT in USA so you will not pay any VAT but import duties may be ...
by keyboard Kultist
08 Sep 2019, 17:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: VAT and Customs; shipping a keyboard ti USA
Replies: 13
Views: 2379

VAT and Customs; shipping a keyboard ti USA

The title says it all :-) I'm negotiating the purchase of a keyboard from Europe into the USA and there is concern about VAT and customs, etc. Any advice would be much appreciated. The plan is to pay by paypal.
by keyboard Kultist
06 Sep 2019, 18:31
Forum: For sale
Topic: Acer Kb-102A Alps Blue [SOLD]
Replies: 9
Views: 3381

Re: Acer Kb-102A Alps Blue

Peers....it that still for sale? I haven't gotten myself an outlandish birthday present for myself yet :-)
by keyboard Kultist
29 Aug 2019, 15:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where do you guys store your keyboards?
Replies: 39
Views: 4774

Re: Where do you guys store your keyboards?

It is a pity to keep them closed in their postal boxes. I think you have enough room in that corner to set a Ikea BESTA up as I made with mines. What do you think of my Ikea low cost solution? Consider anyway that I slightly modded it adding some extra shelves, some of them were also further modded...
by keyboard Kultist
29 Aug 2019, 14:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where do you guys store your keyboards?
Replies: 39
Views: 4774

Re: Where do you guys store your keyboards?

Very nice! How Dust proof are the IKea type units? It's pretty dusty here so one reason I favor the boxes is to protect the boards from dust. I might think of getting one of those units and putting the very best boards in it...the beam spring, one of the model Fs, one or more of the blue alps boards...
by keyboard Kultist
28 Aug 2019, 23:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where do you guys store your keyboards?
Replies: 39
Views: 4774

Re: Where do you guys store your keyboards?

Some in the Master bedroom, some in the hallway between the bedrooms https://imgur.com/a/g2CBL5P ....five or six stashed in drawers...another five or six at the office in the filing cabinet...the one I'm I'm using at home in front of my computer, likewise the one being used at the office, big wicker...
by keyboard Kultist
22 Aug 2019, 18:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Acer KB 101-A
Replies: 11
Views: 1786

Re: Acer KB 101-A

andrewjoy wrote:
20 Aug 2019, 14:44
If you send it to me i will retrobrite it and send it back in about 40 years or so :)
lol I'll get back to you on that :-)

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