How many keyboards is enough?!

tigpha

12 Jun 2020, 09:38


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sharktastica

12 Jun 2020, 14:09

Suppose n is the maximum amount of keyboards you can have before you have enough keyboards.

n = ∞

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ddrfraser1

12 Jun 2020, 14:30

👆🏻 Correct answer

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XMIT
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12 Jun 2020, 15:42

When you start having so many of a particular type that you can't keep track any longer.

When you need a shipping container to store them.

When you spend more time thinking about how to store the keyboards than actually using them.

When seeing a Model M on Craigslist no longer becomes exciting.

I think I have "enough". I'm thinking of selling some soon.

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ZedTheMan

12 Jun 2020, 16:44

Do I have enough? Yes.
Do I always find something new to catch my eye, forcing me to resist my urges to grow the collection further and sometimes fail that resistance?
Of course.
Do I have a bunch of boards I need to clean and sell? Very much so.
Do I put in the time to clean and sell them? Sometimes, but often I have other priorities, and part of me doesn't want to give them up.
As for storing, I've got a desk, a secondary desk, an office filing shelf for smaller boards, a bigass display case for my alps boards, a record case for parts and some boards, a dresser top for my F122, a panel that used to be a wall display for hanging keyboards, where I now have my cleaning boards, and a couple of boxes full of for parts boards.
My my, how it has grown. I'm at the point where I feel happy with my collection, as far as what I've set out to acquire and then some.
But... sometimes opportunity arises for something old or new which I have not yet tasted.

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ddrfraser1

12 Jun 2020, 17:13

For me, every keyboard in my collection should be exciting and worth using. If I'm not excited to bust it out, it doesn't belong in my collection. That really helped me narrow down my new purchases. Now I only buy something if it is top tier quality and something that is unique/something I have never tried before. If I type on it and it doesn't bring me joy, even after lots of mods, it's out baby.

XMIT wrote:
12 Jun 2020, 15:42
When you start having so many of a particular type that you can't keep track any longer.
That's what spreadsheets are for :D

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12 Jun 2020, 21:35

ddrfraser1 wrote:
12 Jun 2020, 17:13
XMIT wrote:
12 Jun 2020, 15:42
When you start having so many of a particular type that you can't keep track any longer.
That's what spreadsheets are for :D
I should add: when it becomes easier to acquire more boards than keeping the spreadsheet current. (I did a re-inventory on February and /still/ haven't updated my records.)

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E3E

12 Jun 2020, 21:44

I've kept my collection relatively static for a while now and have grown content with what I have while selling off what I feel less of an attachment to.

Ultimately it's all relative, whether you can justify keeping an entire warehouse full of keyboards or just a closet or even less so.

It's all up to you if there's any limit to it, and it's valid, in my opinion, so long as it's not an unhealthy obsession in the literal sense.

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JP!

12 Jun 2020, 22:48

I definitely have more than enough and I know things will turn up that I will find hard to resist but fortunately this doesn't happen as much as it used to as my tastes have evolved. For me it's not necessarily the number of boards that matters if you like them and can store or display them properly. Since I'm not really as active as far as collecting I am really seeing the importance of having a well curated collection. Also I just want my space back. :lol: I've been thinking more about what boards I would like to sell but for now it's been more about making time to start doing more of this. So far I've sold just 2 boards this year and this doesn't change much but it's a start to a long term journey of learning to let go.

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fohat
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13 Jun 2020, 00:54

The same number as your wife has pairs of shoes.

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TheInverseKey

13 Jun 2020, 01:35

Until there is none left from a certain switch?

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depletedvespene

13 Jun 2020, 15:10

When you are (okay, used to be) a photography buff and you realize you now have more keyboards than camera lenses. :?

forter4

14 Jun 2020, 20:07

Even though this is a running joke, I am genuinely almost done with my list of things I'm trying to buy

Having said that, I do keep a running checklist of inventory and it has gotten quite out of hand. I plan to do a "spring cleaning sale" of sorts once I move, take stock of inventory again, and start working on my projects again

The vintage boards that I don't sell, I'll probably part out for spares

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ddrfraser1

15 Jun 2020, 01:42

forter4 wrote:
14 Jun 2020, 20:07
I am genuinely almost done with my list of things I'm trying to buy
Ha! I said that to myself 12 months ago.

Sturmtiger001

15 Jun 2020, 03:15

Only as many as you want, that will be your true limit.

forter4

15 Jun 2020, 03:38

ddrfraser1 wrote:
15 Jun 2020, 01:42
forter4 wrote:
14 Jun 2020, 20:07
I am genuinely almost done with my list of things I'm trying to buy
Ha! I said that to myself 12 months ago.
lol I have since bought two additional boards that weren't on my "list" since posting that.....

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Polecat

15 Jun 2020, 04:05

There isn't a valid definition of "enough". Proof is that I don't have room for the ones I have, but I'm still looking for more.

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funkmon

15 Jun 2020, 06:14

Same. Well, I do have a bit more closet space. I'll see when I fill that completely.

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JP!

16 Jun 2020, 15:15

fohat wrote:
13 Jun 2020, 00:54
The same number as your wife has pairs of shoes.
Your wife may have a different opinion on this matter :lol:

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