Cherry MY-3100 SBU (EARLYPRODUCED) HELP!

Makoohr

01 May 2019, 21:35

Hii,

I am interested have anyone heard any thing about this specific keyboard:

Cherry MY-3100 (G81-3100SBU)?

Becouse i cant find any record about it,how many were produced,how rare are they,why they arent on the list of G81 series,is there any on the planet that we know, and many more?



I will be very happy if any one out there knows or knows some one who knows some thing.



Thanks for youre time! 😉
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Myoth

01 May 2019, 21:57

how many were produced
There is no way to know about this, Cherry is, and was pretty big, so I doubt there is any kind of number I can give you
how rare are they
Actually pretty rare it seems

why they arent on the list of G81 series
the list of G81s on the wiki isn't very much a list, but it's more a certain number of exemples, for an actual list, you can refer to this document here : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... kUafsFmb2U
is there any on the planet that we know, and many more?
Well, I don't keep up much with such specific keyboards, but there are a lot of very similar keyboards, yes.

ball00n

01 May 2019, 22:21

Do you have any pics of it? The manual from my G81-3100sav lists all possible variants of g81-3100S** but it doesn't include the SB*.

ball00n

01 May 2019, 22:34

I saw your pics on the other thread. Could you also take a picture of the manual where variants are listed? It should help with finding what does B in model number stands for. Thanks!

Makoohr

01 May 2019, 23:06

Myoth wrote:
01 May 2019, 21:57
how many were produced
There is no way to know about this, Cherry is, and was pretty big, so I doubt there is any kind of number I can give you
how rare are they
Actually pretty rare it seems

why they arent on the list of G81 series
the list of G81s on the wiki isn't very much a list, but it's more a certain number of exemples, for an actual list, you can refer to this document here : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... kUafsFmb2U
is there any on the planet that we know, and many more?
Well, I don't keep up much with such specific keyboards, but there are a lot of very similar keyboards, yes.
But there is no SBU?
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Myoth

01 May 2019, 23:09

Well I told you it was rare, but the thing I linked is an actual list, we'll be sure to add your boards to it :)

Makoohr

01 May 2019, 23:10

😁
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samuelcable

02 May 2019, 00:33

Oh shoot, that's nice. Og dyesubs in their original box is aught to get you quite a wad of dosh

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subcat

02 May 2019, 01:58

nice find, if they are unused and you’d like to sell, please shoot me a message :)

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photekq
Cherry Picker

02 May 2019, 02:19

Makoohr, thanks for the pictures. As I thought, they're standard A-profile ANSI dyesubs.

As I explained to you in PM : Yes, the G81-3100SBU has never been seen before, but there is no difference between a G81-3100SBU and a G81-3100SDU or G81-3100SAU that would be of interest to any collector. The difference in the middle letter on 3100 boards signifies differences in the card reader or additions like a heavy duty cable. See below :

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No collector today cares about differences like these. Realistically, most collectors only care about the keyset and some collectors (like myself) would value the whole NIB keyboard as a piece of history. However, nobody would pick and choose between a G81-3100SBU and a G81-3100SDU. They're the same visually, which is all that matters when it comes to G81s since the switches are so bad.

To illustrate what I mean further.. Do either of these look any different to yours? Because they have different middle letters. Actually, one of them isn't even a 3100; it's a 3116. But not even I would be able to tell you that from looking at it.

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I hope this explains things fully. Great job finding them too.

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photekq
Cherry Picker

02 May 2019, 02:34

Also, I should clarify since I saw your post in another thread about the middle letter corresponding to switch type: that only applies for Cherry G80 keyboards with MX switches. Yours is a G81 with MY switches, which were only offered in one type during each era of manufacture. On G81s that middle letter doesn't have a certain pattern; it means different things in different G81 series. Like I said, for the G81-31XX series it usually corresponds to variance in card readers or extras like thicker cables. We don't know what the "B" on yours signifies but, while I'd be curious to find out what it means, it's safe to say that it holds no bearing on market value which is what you seem to be interested in finding out.

Makoohr

02 May 2019, 02:40

Thank you very much for info, but we still dont know what B mean in this case since there is no SBU mentioned on the internet.
And what about these two with following serial numbers? Are they more valuable like a whole keyboard? :)

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photekq
Cherry Picker

02 May 2019, 02:46

Actually, I probably should've looked at your photos more carefully. It's pretty clear what the B means.

Look at your card reader. It's shorter than the ones I've posted. As I showed above, it was common for Cherry to use the middle letter to distinguish between card reader types on the G81-3100 series, so the B probably signifies that specific card reader type.

I don't know of anyone who cares about serial numbers. Maybe there's somebody out there who'd pay more for unlucky 0000013 though.

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Myoth

02 May 2019, 07:17

Makoohr wrote:
02 May 2019, 02:40
Thank you very much for info, but we still dont know what B mean in this case since there is no SBU mentioned on the internet.
And what about these two with following serial numbers? Are they more valuable like a whole keyboard? :)
The B is described in the manual in the boxes, the SAV find helped find what, in exemple, T means. So I have no doubts the manual in these will help know what B means.

Makoohr

02 May 2019, 13:28

So i found the explanation for B letter, but still don't know how many of this type are out there. Is this first find?
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Myoth

02 May 2019, 14:01

It seems those are the first ones, yes

Makoohr

02 May 2019, 15:48

subcat wrote:
02 May 2019, 01:58
nice find, if they are unused and you’d like to sell, please shoot me a message :)
They are new never used, but i still don't know what will do with them, becouse to many people are interested to buy it.

Makoohr

02 May 2019, 15:56

Cherry answer me but not completely.
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Myoth

02 May 2019, 16:05

Makoohr wrote:
02 May 2019, 15:48
subcat wrote:
02 May 2019, 01:58
nice find, if they are unused and you’d like to sell, please shoot me a message :)
They are new never used, but i still don't know what will do with them, becouse to many people are interested to buy it.
Well do you want to use them, or keep them, or do you not want them ? If you find an answer you know what to do

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Dingster

02 May 2019, 16:12

If you want a gateway into mechanical keyboards try trading one of them and selling the rest. Maybe keep one if you like it?

Makoohr

03 May 2019, 12:12

Well i would like to keep one and sell the other two. But i want to get more info about it becouse my mom left this to me before she passed away, so i would like to keep one minimum. :|

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subcat

03 May 2019, 12:17

Makoohr wrote:
03 May 2019, 12:12
Well i would like to keep one and sell the other two. But i want to get more info about it becouse my mom left this to me before she passed away, so i would like to keep one minimum. :|
i understand - i will pm my offer. all the best

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photekq
Cherry Picker

11 Jun 2019, 05:21

I purchased all three of Marko's SBUs on the 31st of May. Since then, I haven't heard back from him once. Throughout the whole buying process he tried his best to make me pay with Skrill, which has no chargebacks.

I've just learned that he's been trying to sell more SBUs to other people, and has successfully sold at least one board. He's told the other buyer that he doesn't have money to ship his keyboard. Seems like a clear trend of overselling and lack of response.

Please, don't buy anything off this guy. If you've already bought something: get ready to do a chargeback if you don't hear anything from him soon.

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