Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread

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JP!

17 Jul 2019, 05:10

Wow that looks nice. Someone please call dibs on it here or else I will bid on it.

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//gainsborough
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17 Jul 2019, 05:22

If it stays low I might throw some bids at it. Looks neat for sure

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subcat wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 05:04
i get kind of a topre vibe from it, but i'm not sure. someone please grab it!!

Did topre boards come with those kinds of stepped caps? I was getting an alps vibe from. The homing keys look scooped as well. Maybe i'm just seeing what I want to see :lol: Either way, I think I will go for this interesting one!

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subcat

17 Jul 2019, 05:48

//gainsborough wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 05:22
Did Topre boards come with those kinds of stepped caps? I was getting an alps vibe from. The homing keys look scooped as well. Maybe i'm just seeing what I want to see :lol: Either way, I think I will go for this interesting one!
you're probably right, i can't recall any non-hipro topre keyboard with steps.

I'll throw a couple of other keyboards from yesterday that i missed for categorisation reasons here too, i'm not sure of the details of either:

- NEC N5155-27 - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/f253865910
- Starting Price - 10,000 JPY
- Listing Style - Auction

- NEC N5155-27A - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r248050919
- Starting Price - 10,000 JPY
- Listing Style - Auction

Findecanor

17 Jul 2019, 06:25

Wake me up when there's a vintage Japanese ergo board for the NEC PC98 or PC88

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yuchipashe

17 Jul 2019, 07:03

//gainsborough wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 05:22
If it stays low I might throw some bids at it. Looks neat for sure

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subcat wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 05:04
i get kind of a topre vibe from it, but i'm not sure. someone please grab it!!

Did topre boards come with those kinds of stepped caps? I was getting an alps vibe from. The homing keys look scooped as well. Maybe i'm just seeing what I want to see :lol: Either way, I think I will go for this interesting one!
Nice. But if you change your mind on bidding it do tell me since I'm also interested in bidding on it :D
But hopefully someone from here gets it since I'm interested on more info on it.

And yeah, the homing keys does look scooped, or that the image angle coincidentally makes the F and J look more deep, but what are the odds of that happening hahaha

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yuchipashe

17 Jul 2019, 07:07

JP! wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 04:04
The second was pure luck that I even came across it. I don't have it just yet but I know the case is metal and is 2.2 Kg or < 5 pounds so quite heavy for it's diminutive size.
Please do document the innards of the board, I'm interested to see if there is something different with this board since it's built for a radio transceiver

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//gainsborough
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17 Jul 2019, 07:40

yuchipashe wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 07:07
JP! wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 04:04
The second was pure luck that I even came across it. I don't have it just yet but I know the case is metal and is 2.2 Kg or < 5 pounds so quite heavy for it's diminutive size.
Please do document the innards of the board, I'm interested to see if there is something different with this board since it's built for a radio transceiver
I imagine it's very similar to the one I documented: viewtopic.php?t=20312

I will certainly document the anritsu board (assuming I win)! I am definitely going for it! Haven't taken a risk on keyboards in a while and I'm feeling the itch/excitement of the unknown! hahaha

LurkerMcNoPost

17 Jul 2019, 07:50

//gainsborough wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 07:40
I imagine it's very similar to the one I documented: viewtopic.php?t=20312
That one is really beautiful, I especially love the case. I saw the keyboard module being auctioned off maybe a month ago (for under 10k yen) but alas, no case, no buy.

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subcat

17 Jul 2019, 17:00

yuchipashe wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 07:03
//gainsborough wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 05:22
If it stays low I might throw some bids at it. Looks neat for sure

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subcat wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 05:04
i get kind of a topre vibe from it, but i'm not sure. someone please grab it!!

Did topre boards come with those kinds of stepped caps? I was getting an alps vibe from. The homing keys look scooped as well. Maybe i'm just seeing what I want to see :lol: Either way, I think I will go for this interesting one!
Nice. But if you change your mind on bidding it do tell me since I'm also interested in bidding on it :D
But hopefully someone from here gets it since I'm interested on more info on it.

And yeah, the homing keys does look scooped, or that the image angle coincidentally makes the F and J look more deep, but what are the odds of that happening hahaha
taking a closer look, those stepped caps look similar in terms of profile and shape to alps-made ones, so skcl/m could be a possibility

New listings 17/07

TOPRE

- Realforce 87UB-S (variable, silenced) - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/t660464353
- Fixed Price - 15,000 JPY
- Extra - box and accessories

- Realforce 91U (variable, 2nd generation logo) - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w325109457
- Auction Start - 5,000 JPY

- Realforce 91UBK (variable) - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/v646834422
- Fixed Price - 12,000 JPY

- Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional JP white - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d374550286
- Auction Start/Fixed Price - 18,000 JPY/20,000 JPY
- Extra - box and accessories, black keyset, coloured accents, free shipping

- Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional BT JP white - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d375777116
- Auction Start - 15,000 JPY
- Extra - coloured accents, licensed sleeve


OTHER

- NMB RT8255C+ (black space invaders) - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/402103037
- Auction Start/Fixed price - 13,000 JPY/15,000 JPY
- Extra - at-->ps/2 converter

- NEC PC-98DO - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/f360556879
- Auction Start - 1 JPY

- NEC PC-9801N-23 - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k398458284
- Auction Start - 100 JPY

- IBM Model M 1391401 - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/q302454156
- Auction Start - 10,000 JPY

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Muirium
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17 Jul 2019, 17:49

The NMB is dramatically overpriced. They're fairly nice boards, but that one's nothing special (this one is) and doesn't call out three figures to me.

Kind of annoying to see keyboard inflation at work in Japan, too…

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subcat

18 Jul 2019, 05:08

Muirium wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 17:49
The NMB is dramatically overpriced. They're fairly nice boards, but that one's nothing special (this one is) and doesn't call out three figures to me.

Kind of annoying to see keyboard inflation at work in Japan, too…
i know, but the goal is to post everything - keep in mind this kind of stuff was never really sold in japan and thus would have been imported at a high cost, and it actually isn’t that crazy, look at ssk prices in japan and you’ll see a perfect example. the model m is also ‘overpriced’ by western standards and it already has a bid.

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Raumfahrer

18 Jul 2019, 05:17

taking into account at least $50-60 shipping, +$15-$20 import duties and taxes, and you can have a max premium of almost $100 just to bring a board in

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subcat

18 Jul 2019, 17:00

New listings 18/07

TOPRE

- Realforce 108UBK (variable) - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/o329885926
- Auction Start - 1 JPY

- Realforce R2SA-JP3-BK (30g) - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/t660696705
- Auction Start - 10,000 JPY


ALPS

- Sharp X68000 DSETK0020CE00 (SKCL Yellow) - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/f361016008
- Auction Start - 100 JPY

- Sharp X68000 DSETK0024CE00 (SKCL Yellow) -
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r336402482
- Auction Start - 15,000 JPY
- Extra - OEM (?) cover

- Justy AKB-109 - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/j579095417
- Auction Start - 1,000 JPY

- Apple Adjustable Keyboard (SKFS) - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/u290419061
- Auction Start - 1 JPY


OTHER

- Apple M0110AJ (Mitsumi Standard Mechanical) - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/j579916728
- Auction Start - 1 JPY


I'm not actually sure if this Justy PC-98 clone uses Alps, but I've seen an Elecom? branded one with SKBM Black or something similar - this one appears to be OEM'd by Filco (or at least their OEM for their early/mid-2000s Alps stuff,) as is revealed by the sticker on the back's similarities in appearance.
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JP!

18 Jul 2019, 17:02

That X68000 cover is neat but seems a but expensive for a starting bid.

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subcat

18 Jul 2019, 17:15

it is kind of, but it isn't outrageous. that exact model averages about 11,000, the site tells me

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Raumfahrer

19 Jul 2019, 01:13

this is the link for the one with the cover
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r336402482

the one above is a duplicate of the first link

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subcat

19 Jul 2019, 04:06

Raumfahrer wrote:
19 Jul 2019, 01:13
this is the link for the one with the cover
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r336402482

the one above is a duplicate of the first link
thanks :) my clipboard failed me

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JP!

19 Jul 2019, 04:43

subcat wrote:
19 Jul 2019, 04:06
Raumfahrer wrote:
19 Jul 2019, 01:13
this is the link for the one with the cover
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r336402482

the one above is a duplicate of the first link
thanks :) my clipboard failed me
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Raumfahrer

19 Jul 2019, 07:31

no worries, the cover does look nice though.

In other topics, I am enjoying the 8801 converter that I got here from a maker - it works for the Type A (that strange 5 pin PS/2 like connector). Works like a charm

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//gainsborough
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19 Jul 2019, 07:40

Raumfahrer wrote:
19 Jul 2019, 07:31
no worries, the cover does look nice though.

In other topics, I am enjoying the 8801 converter that I got here from a maker - it works for the Type A (that strange 5 pin PS/2 like connector). Works like a charm
Woah there is a type A converter? How do I get one?!

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subcat

19 Jul 2019, 08:04

Raumfahrer wrote:
19 Jul 2019, 07:31
no worries, the cover does look nice though.

In other topics, I am enjoying the 8801 converter that I got here from a maker - it works for the Type A (that strange 5 pin PS/2 like connector). Works like a charm
nice! now gains can use his beautiful black one too :o

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//gainsborough
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19 Jul 2019, 08:06

subcat wrote:
19 Jul 2019, 08:04
Raumfahrer wrote:
19 Jul 2019, 07:31
no worries, the cover does look nice though.

In other topics, I am enjoying the 8801 converter that I got here from a maker - it works for the Type A (that strange 5 pin PS/2 like connector). Works like a charm
nice! now gains can use his beautiful black one too :o
Yeah! That's exactly what I want to do!

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Raumfahrer

19 Jul 2019, 08:45

It is also configurable with some software (not sure what since I didn’t try it yet) , I’ll share the details here when I get home as its in my Pc !

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subcat

19 Jul 2019, 17:30

New listings 19/07


TOPRE

- Realforce 108P-S (variable, silenced, ps/2) - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h409832127
- Auction Start - 9,500 JPY
- Other - with 108UH keycaps in place of original set

- Realforce 108UH (45g) - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e368607917
- Auction Start - 1,000 JPY
- Other - plate painted matte black, broken trace repaired


ALPS

- Apple Extended Keyboard II JP - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m346429420
- Auction Start - 500 JPY
- Other - with box

- NEC PC-8800 - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/l536087513
- Auction Start - 12,000 JPY


OTHER

- Gigatek KB220 - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/c747484723
- Auction Start - 2,160 JPY


I'm quite surprised to see that the 108P-S has been relisted, as it was priced extremely well to begin with (it's been reduced by 300 this time around).
Shame about the lack of rear-shots in the Alps department today, we can't tell what switches either Alps board has for sure :0

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snacksthecat
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19 Jul 2019, 23:56

Dude subcat thank you for these posts. You’re expanding my world.

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yuchipashe

20 Jul 2019, 03:17

My package has been held hostage by the Philippines government until I pay around 8000JPY :(

Guess I'm not going to buy anything from yahuoku for a while haha

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JP!

20 Jul 2019, 06:54

yuchipashe wrote:
20 Jul 2019, 03:17
My package has been held hostage by the Philippines government until I pay around 8000JPY :(

Guess I'm not going to buy anything from yahuoku for a while haha
:o

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Raumfahrer

20 Jul 2019, 07:53

8801 converter
this is the guy... http://ixsvr.dyndns.org/profile

that page has his email address.
you would have to email to inquire anyway since that site is not a shop. He goes by Hasegawa, a very nice and helpful fellow. There is a configurator that he made for this converter.

converter page: http://ixsvr.dyndns.org/usb2pc88

I will test out the configurator later today

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yuchipashe

20 Jul 2019, 13:54

So I just got home and the packaged arrived.
Spoiler:
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The SORD keyboard has a cherry switch in it, but it clearly isn't MX mount. I can't find any info on the switch after a quick google search, and I can't find any info on it. It's pretty linear and very pingy. The mount looks like the usual SKCC T mount, but the base of the switch is very curvy. Maybe someone can ID this switch haha.
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I'll take better pics if anyone else wants tomorrow since I'm beat haha

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Muirium
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20 Jul 2019, 14:05

MX’s ancestor: the ever adaptable Cherry M7, right?

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wiki/Cherry_M7
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