Great/Interesting Finds

Slom

05 Nov 2017, 14:33

Myoth wrote:
Slom wrote: There's a guy over at GH who has found 100(!) SSKs in some garage :shock:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=91667.50
and he's selling them at almost market price. He can do whatever he wants but I don't think he actually bought them ...
Now imagine everybody would be selling SSKs for 150$, where would we end up ...
http://www.elecshopper.com/ibm-1391472- ... board.html

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seebart
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05 Nov 2017, 14:34

Slom wrote:
seebart wrote: Great of you to remind us, [...]
seebart wrote: We know Slom. ;)
Pluralis Majestatis? :P
:mrgreen:
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Slom wrote: Now imagine everybody would be selling SSKs for 150$, where would we end up ...
http://www.elecshopper.com/ibm-1391472- ... board.html
Word ! :ugeek:
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Slom

05 Nov 2017, 14:35

seebart wrote: :mrgreen:
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Myoth

05 Nov 2017, 15:00

depletedvespene wrote:
Myoth wrote:
Slom wrote: There's a guy over at GH who has found 100(!) SSKs in some garage :shock:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=91667.50
and he's selling them at almost market price. He can do whatever he wants but I don't think he actually bought them ...
So? If he went through the work of rummaging through the mud and found some gems, I say Good for him! I'll just feel some degree of healthy envy from a distance.
I don't think he did, that's what I mean. I'm not envying him ... LONG LIVE ISO

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fohat
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05 Nov 2017, 15:08

Myoth wrote:
Slom wrote:
I don't think he actually bought them
So, if you dug a gold nugget out of the ground you should give it away or sell it below market value?

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Myoth

05 Nov 2017, 15:16

fohat wrote: So, if you dug a gold nugget out of the ground you should give it away or sell it below market value?

No, you should sell it at a price that everyone think is fair and try to help the people that wouldn't buy a SSK because they don't have the money for one. I'm saying that since he found A LOT of them, he could sell them at half the price and still make a reasonable margin.

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depletedvespene

05 Nov 2017, 15:26

Considering how high a price some SSK units are sold for on eBay, I think 150 USD is quite fair. Heck, if I didn't have two already (one converted to ISO, to boot), I'd be in line right now to get at least one.

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Myoth

05 Nov 2017, 15:35

depletedvespene wrote: Considering how high a price some SSK units are sold for on eBay, I think 150 USD is quite fair. Heck, if I didn't have two already (one converted to ISO, to boot), I'd be in line right now to get at least one.
I thought people knew damn well that eBay didn't represent the keyboard market.

Maybe I'm just too cheap of a person to make fair prices, I wouldn't spend 150usd on an SSK. I don't know about others, but I'm sure I'm not the only one.

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hoaryhag

05 Nov 2017, 15:37

Which is easier, selling one or two at a time on ebay, or raking in the cash on geekhack. Considering they won't have to pay ebay fees and they are charging 25$ for shipping, I'd say they are making out like bandits. As far as him saying he doesn't want resellers, well, I don't see any room for profit. We all know dirty auctioned SSK's could go for $150 on ebay. The buy it now prices are the $225 - 250 with free shipping and probably already bolt modded.

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fohat
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05 Nov 2017, 16:14

Myoth wrote:
eBay didn't represent the keyboard market.
I disagree with this 100%.

Ebay has become the de facto world marketplace for non-unique commodity items, especially when trading between individuals.

Specialized or niche marketplaces may have significant advantages, but ebay is the standard by which they are all measured.

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Myoth

05 Nov 2017, 16:24

fohat wrote:
Myoth wrote:
eBay didn't represent the keyboard market.
I disagree with this 100%.

Ebay has become the de facto world marketplace for non-unique commodity items, especially when trading between individuals.

Specialized or niche marketplaces may have significant advantages, but ebay is the standard by which they are all measured.
that's why there is loads of keyboards that have been sitting there or been destroyed because their listing were overpriced ?

I know there is some nice deals on eBay and that they are not rare, but it's also not rare that you see Model Ms for 100usd because they are "VERY RARE VINTAGE IBM KEYBOARD" where they would sell for less than 40usd if they were on another site like DT, GH or even /r/mm.

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seebart
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05 Nov 2017, 16:34

fohat wrote: Ebay has become the de facto world marketplace for non-unique commodity items, especially when trading between individuals.
Unfortunately yes. Although I love when I'm able to circumnavigate GREED_bay's own rules like just now. Saw a KB of my liking, PM'd the seller who obviously did not know what he's got and made him a fair offer which he took. F**K GREED_bay. :maverick:

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Polecat

06 Nov 2017, 01:06

OldIsNew wrote:
If you have it handy I would definitely be interested in wiring info on the TS-803/804. It's an interesting looking board and would be great to have some info on how it's wired.
Just posted in the Workshop section:

workshop-f7/televideo-pc-keyboard-pinou ... 17624.html

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Gnohio

07 Nov 2017, 01:05

This is most likely the antithesis of a "great" find but it sure is 'interesting'...and when I say interesting I mean hilarious.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/125-Vintage-He ... SwnDZUIcUg

EDIT: Also this Kaypro Maxi Switch: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kaypro-Keyboar ... 1438.l2649

Anybody got any info on it? Switches, history, etc?

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Alpinist

07 Nov 2017, 01:54

Gnohio wrote: This is most likely the antithesis of a "great" find but it sure is 'interesting'...and when I say interesting I mean hilarious.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/125-Vintage-He ... SwnDZUIcUg
Interesting indeed, if a bit stiff. This same one was listed about a year ago...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/125-Vintage-He ... rmvSB=true

Cavemanthe0ne

07 Nov 2017, 02:57

Montblanc wrote:
Gnohio wrote: This is most likely the antithesis of a "great" find but it sure is 'interesting'...and when I say interesting I mean hilarious.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/125-Vintage-He ... SwnDZUIcUg
Interesting indeed, if a bit stiff. This same one was listed about a year ago...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/125-Vintage-He ... rmvSB=true

How interesting, these have the same switches and are ... $60 or so.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-HP-2621-A- ... 2383493953

theres a few similar ones as well.

Engicoder

07 Nov 2017, 04:38

What is the oddness? What appears to be a clone PC/XT and a Key Tronic keyboard with IBM badging!?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-PC-XT-comp ... 2709416872

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Polecat

07 Nov 2017, 05:54

Engicoder wrote: What is the oddness? What appears to be a clone PC/XT and a Key Tronic keyboard with IBM badging!?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-PC-XT-comp ... 2709416872
I had thousands (and thousands...) of PC/XT clones go through my hands back in the day, but I never saw one with IBM badges like that.

Slom

07 Nov 2017, 10:55

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125$
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Memore ... 2516617809

if only the model number was 1337 ...

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Alps lottery?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NTC-KB-6251EA- ... 2710711128

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second SW close to a grand this week, next life I want to be a billionaire ...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-TI-Tex ... 2775552438

Cavemanthe0ne

07 Nov 2017, 22:04

Interesting Ampex D175 terminal and keyboard
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ampex- ... 2848937770

edit
also a beat up Honeywell
https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-RARE-H ... 1318687666

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kokokoy

08 Nov 2017, 04:38

depletedvespene wrote: Considering how high a price some SSK units are sold for on eBay, I think 150 USD is quite fair. Heck, if I didn't have two already (one converted to ISO, to boot), I'd be in line right now to get at least one.
White label's SSK are at $175. Damn I should have waited. :( Anyway I'm happy with mine. Also for the guys in the US the price is inclusive of shipping.

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seebart
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08 Nov 2017, 07:00

kokokoy wrote:
depletedvespene wrote: Considering how high a price some SSK units are sold for on eBay, I think 150 USD is quite fair. Heck, if I didn't have two already (one converted to ISO, to boot), I'd be in line right now to get at least one.
White label's SSK are at $175. Damn I should have waited. :( Anyway I'm happy with mine. Also for the guys in the US the price is inclusive of shipping.
Depending on where you are they can be $350+. $175 is a dream price for any SSK.


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kokokoy

08 Nov 2017, 09:05

seebart wrote: Depending on where you are they can be $350+. $175 is a dream price for any SSK.
Yeah shipping is usually a killer for me. But this time got it shipped for $20 in Singapore, used a forwarder which I have a coupon for that was to expire in a day or two. So for $170, my dream came true. :lol:

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seebart
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08 Nov 2017, 09:07

Why should there not be any SSK's in Singapore? And well priced also. Congrats. Let's see some pictures when you have it.

Here is the proper thread for that:

photos-f62/ibm-ssk-club-t2885-630.html?hilit=ssk%20club

EDIT: I see you already posted one, same one?

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kokokoy

08 Nov 2017, 09:18

seebart wrote: Why should there not be any SSK's in Singapore? And well priced also. Congrats. Let's see some pictures when you have it.

Here is the proper thread for that:

photos-f62/ibm-ssk-club-t2885-630.html?hilit=ssk%20club

EDIT: I see you already posted one, same one?
Not much old boards being sold here. So usually they are all from US or Europe.

Thanks and yeah thats the one from the same GH seller.

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seebart
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08 Nov 2017, 09:20

But your much closer to taobao and yahoo japan etc. I know there's plenty of interesting boards there.

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kokokoy

08 Nov 2017, 09:26

Oh yeah. There’s that. Just never tried it to be honest. Beside the language, I’m lost on how to go about it; agent and stuff. Maybe one of this day I’ll use my brain properly.

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seebart
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08 Nov 2017, 09:30

kokokoy wrote: Oh yeah. There’s that. Just never tried it to be honest. Beside the language, I’m lost on how to go about it; agent and stuff. Maybe one of this day I’ll use my brain properly.
I know what you mean but in terms of interesting keyboards you might want to have a look in the japanese yahoo auctions now and then.

Just an example:

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r213574323

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