Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

30 Jan 2011, 14:07

If you are trying to find out the price for one of your boards and want an honest opinion, feel free to ask here.

Post pictures too if needed.

The answers should be honest and based on experience, not greedy intentions. I keep a personal database of average board prices across eBay and various other places and might be able to help. Otherwise - any user if course free to help out, as long as you keep rule one in mind! No "I'll take it off you for ___" type of posts. Price checks only, no deals in it his thread.
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lowpoly

31 Jan 2011, 13:00

Not sure if this fits here, but...

I have an MX-5000 that I'm going to put up for sale. One half is slightly (more?) yellowed, probably because it has been sitting near a window and has been used in the roof position.

I ask myself if I should retrobrite it. Would this add to the value or distract?

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

31 Jan 2011, 18:10

I think that depends entirely on the outcome... how yellow is it right now? Got a pic?

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lowpoly

01 Feb 2011, 16:42

It was really dark today. I'll try to take one tomorrow.

ynih

03 Feb 2011, 03:51

How much would a modded 86U be worth? I've turned the entire A-Z keys area to 45g even weighted, the Insert/End/Del/PgUp/PgDn/Home, Print Screen/ Scroll Lock/ Pausebreak buttons are all 35g, and the Up/Down/Right/Left arrows are of course the left over 30g...

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

03 Feb 2011, 07:57

Thats hard to judge. I think a lot of people would love to have an all 45g board. How did you manage this anyway? Right now I can't recall which keys are weighted on the Realforce by default... were there enough domes to make the mod from one board?

ynih

04 Feb 2011, 08:48

It wasn't hard to do, just followed a guide from GH to replace the 30g pinkies and I decided to go all the way. I only used one board, didn't destroy any more "one cup goodness" of other boards. hehe

I've owned the all 103UB all 55g board prior to this 86U and I'd have to say, it's not that pleasant to type on for long periods of time. My fingers get tired of the extra-snappy feel and the short travel distance.

The 45g seems really good for me and I feel very comfortable typing on them.

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Ascaii
The Beard

05 Feb 2011, 09:11

can i please get an approximate quote on this model m:
Model M 1390133
16-12-1986
made in UK
aluminium square Right
SDL-AT cable
good, used condition
german layout

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webwit
Wild Duck

06 Feb 2011, 00:32

I think Sixty mentioned something about Model Ms going on eBay Germany for EUR 50. But yours has the alu label and extra old date bonus, you should get more. Clickykeyboards would put it on his site for $150 and wait and wait and sell it.

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webwit
Wild Duck

06 Feb 2011, 00:34

Btw, sixty..check this out:
http://twitter.com/clickykeyboards
Long live the model M. Thanks for the support of our customers. 12 months = sold 1470 model M keyboards & parts to 1283 US / 187 intl
I don't think this is how many he sold ;)

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daedalus
Buckler Of Springs

06 Feb 2011, 00:37

Note the "and parts". One of those was my order of 3270 keycaps and a 'silver bullet' AT adapter.

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laden3

06 Feb 2011, 01:23

G80-8200LUBUS.
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Ascaii
The Beard

06 Feb 2011, 01:30

daedalus wrote:Note the "and parts". One of those was my order of 3270 keycaps and a 'silver bullet' AT adapter.

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silver bullet...do you mean the full metal sdl-at cable? My M has that.

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

06 Feb 2011, 20:19

webwit wrote:Btw, sixty..check this out:
http://twitter.com/clickykeyboards
Long live the model M. Thanks for the support of our customers. 12 months = sold 1470 model M keyboards & parts to 1283 US / 187 intl
I don't think this is how many he sold ;)

Lol, yeah but not like anyone else but you has that mighty database :P
That was the greatest bug ever, I wish more companies had things like that happen.
laden3 wrote:G80-8200LUBUS.
$40~70 on eBay I would say.

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turbocharged

13 Feb 2011, 05:42

I have a set of double shot key caps that are kind of a weird layout and don't think I will end up using them...not sure what to ask for them.

First off, the red "turbo" key is not included.

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Spacebar with stabilizer

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

18 Feb 2011, 20:52

Random comment: It looks like that spacebar is compatible with both Cherry and ALPS stabilizers, what the heck! Also that turbo key is nice, where is it from?

Anyway, don't think these will go for much. It seems to be the MX variant to the Focus ALPS keycaps.

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Peter

18 Feb 2011, 21:25

Actually, since the set has the BIGASS enter-key I'm interested, it will probably fit on my 6Gv2..
How much are you asking for the set ?

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Minskleip

19 Feb 2011, 14:06

Is $50 good for a new G81-1800 HPU?

http://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=180

intealls

20 Feb 2011, 02:15

Figured I'm gonna get rid of my ALPS boards. Too stiff for me. Anyone know how much these are worth? It's an SGI-board with dampened yellow ALPS. It's in good condition, and I know it hasn't been used much. ANSI layout.
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sixty
Gasbag Guru

20 Feb 2011, 02:34

Minskleip wrote:Is $50 good for a new G81-1800 HPU?

http://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=180
Decent price, considering they are new. The board of course is terrible, like a dead octopus. The keys are good.

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turbocharged

20 Feb 2011, 07:06

sixty wrote:Random comment: It looks like that spacebar is compatible with both Cherry and ALPS stabilizers, what the heck! Also that turbo key is nice, where is it from?

Anyway, don't think these will go for much. It seems to be the MX variant to the Focus ALPS keycaps.
They are from some really old keyboard a neighboring business had in storage. The only reason I took it was for the turbo key, then found out that it had doubleshots.....so double win for me.

Also, the turbo key had to do with super old like 33MHz processors that when you set the computer to "turbo mode"...it would double the cpu frequency....or something like that.

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daedalus
Buckler Of Springs

20 Feb 2011, 13:02

Ascaii wrote:silver bullet...do you mean the full metal sdl-at cable? My M has that.
One of these beauties
Also, the turbo key had to do with super old like 33MHz processors that when you set the computer to "turbo mode"...it would double the cpu frequency....or something like that.
Rather ironically, the point of a turbo button was to slow down the processor. In the days of yore, timing elements in software (particularly in video games) were done by counting CPU clock cycles, and thus would fail hard if you ran the software on a CPU with a higher clock frequency than the software was designed for. By the time the original Pentium came out, this was a sufficiently serious problem that manufacturers installed buttons to dial down the motherboard's clock frequency so that timings would work as expected.

Thankfully, timing has ever since been done in a way that is unrelated to CPU frequency, so we no longer need a button to slow down our computers in order to play games on brand new CPUs.

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Peter

20 Feb 2011, 15:06

Yeah, it's hilarious to see all your little men run around with 800 mph ..

Thank God, you don't need a 'Turbo'-button, there is actually software
that can slow down your computer all the way to a few Mhz :
Mo'Slo : When speed kills old software…
http://www.hpaa.com/moslo/

It can even slow down your keyboard !!
Great for a nasty prank btw ....

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webwit
Wild Duck

20 Feb 2011, 22:11

How much is my nib Cherry "Ricercar" MX SPOS worth?

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

20 Feb 2011, 22:14

Depends. Used to sell really fast for up to $100. Recently no one seems to be interested and they sometimes slip through for $30-40. Koreans might be interested on that one though.

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Minskleip

20 Feb 2011, 23:48

sixty wrote:
Minskleip wrote:Is $50 good for a new G81-1800 HPU?

http://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=180
Decent price, considering they are new. The board of course is terrible, like a dead octopus. The keys are good.
They are double shot vintage H right? Do you know any other boards with those on ebay now?

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

21 Feb 2011, 00:48

Yeah, double shots. Though some keys have a slightly different profile compared to a fullsize board. Page Up/Down and those..

Also you lack a proper right shift and the numpad 0 and + key.

No others with double shots on eBay right now I think. At least not beige. Blacks there are a bunch.

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Minskleip

21 Feb 2011, 01:11

Ah yes I forgot about pgup/down etc. Are you sure they are not the same profile as on refular boards?

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

23 Feb 2011, 23:19

Yup. They are different, not by much though.

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Minskleip

24 Feb 2011, 00:38

I bought a board; shipping ended up the same! Now I definetely need a small board to put them on.

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