So if it's that new, why am I selling it? Is it that horrible to type on? No, actually, it's very nice to type on in my opinion! I'm inclined to agree with sharktastica's assessment that the key feel and sound are very similar, though not 100% identical, to a classic IBM Model M (I have since bought a 1990 one that I've restored and it is remarkably close with some subtle differences). But two significant factors have come into play for me very quickly:
1. My health is crap right now, and for directly related reasons I would rather not go into detail on publicly, I find myself in a fairly dire financial situation which means I could not afford to pay rent in June because of rather irresponsible handling of my wages by my employer. I had to chose between taking on debt (credit card) or not paying the bills, so I chose the former, which means I need to start shifting inventory now to pay that off.
2. I've developed kind of a love-hate relationship with Unicomp's New Model M because of some minor niggles which are enough to bother me but probably won't bother most people. Indeed, every time I've talked about them, somebody's been quick to tell me I'm being dumb and it doesn't matter. But I don't want you thinking I'm hiding anything from you, so I'll lay everything out and let you decide for yourself. I'm nothing if not honest. Crucially, these are not things that are uniquely wrong with this particular New Model M, in fact I know for a fact that at least some (and arguably all) of them are built in to all New Model Ms that Unicomp manufacture and sell, because they have explicitly confirmed as much. But since I was irritated that Unicomp did not make these issues clear to me, I would be a hypocrite if I did not make them clear to you. One sold on here very recently for more than I am asking despite it having all the issues mine has and lacking some of the more desirable qualities (e.g. two tone keycap colour scheme, PS/2 cable, and the classic green LEDs instead of the new retina-searing blue ones).
It's probably a very good idea to watch my unboxing video if you're potentially interested in buying the board, because it will show you a lot more clearly what it looks like from various angles than a handful of photos can:
Since I don't go into it in detail in the video, here are my niggles so you can figure out if they bother you or not. I have exhausted 2 months of my life trying to get Unicomp to handle this stuff with extremely limited success and I think I have finally given up; frankly, their internal attitude toward this struck me as not only incredibly uncooperative, but downright hostile. So it's probably simpler and better for everyone involved if I just sell the board whilst being 100% clear about what it is and what it is not.
If interested, please PM me or catch me on Discord if you've got me there (yes, I'm in the DT server). Pricing depends on whether you want the whole package with all the keycap options or just the board itself and no extras, but this is essentially a brand new board (I only used it for about a week or so) and is therefore priced close to, but still slightly below, the usual UK asking price. You can have the board itself for £120 but it'd arguably be better for both of us if you take some or all of the extra keycaps as well, which I'll post photos of separately below. I paid over $70 in shipping alone to get this thing here from the US, and although you can buy these from the UK reseller when they have them in stock (they didn't when I bought this one), you won't have the luxury of seeing exactly which specific board you'll receive, as you do here.
If you want the board with zero extras: £120 + shipping.
If you want the whole lot: £160 including UK shipping, obviously with a bit of an uplift if it's going elsewhere in the world.