WTB: M50; M122; and F Bigfoot from Unicomp's Black Friday

Libretto Simpatico

05 Feb 2020, 21:35

Missed the chance to buy these while away on a trip during the holidays.

Please inform with price for any of the three model/s listed above.

I am in Brooklyn, New York 11229.

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06 Feb 2020, 01:32

I have a couple of the M122's and was mainly interested in them for the caps, but if anyone wants the rest of the board, would be willing to sell for about half of what I paid, something like $45 plus actual shipping without the alpha-numeric APL caps. I do have some original M122/101 key caps of the same era that would replace the ones I kept with and sell those boards for around $70 plus shipping. Of note, these M122's have very smooth key travel compared to other Unicomp boards I've experienced. I think it has to do with the IBM/Lexmark era stems having better/more precise tooling, so it still has that vintage quality, even though the main guts are modern.

I did contact Unicomp to see if there was any PS/2 output on the controllers they have there if you wire them differently, but alas, they report that their modern PS/2 controllers are completely different, so you can't use something like a Soarer's Converter for remapping/macros, but you can use autohotkey or similar on Windows anyway.

JP has a thread here that goes over the innards. Basically, it's a brand new Unicomp board with the original Lexmark keycaps and cases: viewtopic.php?f=62&t=23141

Main advantage to these is vintage feel, yet being completely new (so no time consuming restore process for those that want something ready to use), and they'll probably not need a bolt mod for decades, if ever.

As a reference, the currently available fully modern M122's sell for $105 plus shipping on Unicomp's Website, so $70 for one with vintage case and stems seems pretty reasonable to me: https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/category/PC122

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06 Feb 2020, 02:47

I've got one of the Bigfoots.

Libretto Simpatico

08 Feb 2020, 03:53

Replied to both Ori and Zed.


Libretto Simpatico

11 Feb 2020, 05:55

Thanks to Zed for a very professional transaction. Looking forward to many more transactions with this valued DT member.

Libretto Simpatico

12 Feb 2020, 11:43

Looking to also buy M50 from the same sale to use as a macropad.


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