Great/Interesting Finds

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seebart
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12 Feb 2019, 18:42


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Gamuholic

13 Feb 2019, 06:22

andrewjoy wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 11:09
You try with a XT/AT converter or with the terminal one ?
5-pin DIN.

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Hypersphere

14 Feb 2019, 23:09

Zenith Z-150 Black Label $99.99 shipped

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Zenith ... :rk:3:pf:0

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Rob27shred

15 Feb 2019, 21:07

Hypersphere wrote:
09 Feb 2019, 22:57
IBM 5140 at a somewhat reasonable price and shipping cost (USA):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Working-Vintag ... :rk:1:pf:0
Is that the model that has SKCM browns in it? If so someone scored a great deal, it sold at $175US! Well, that is if the switches are in good condition, but the whole unit looked pretty clean so I can't see any obvious reason they wouldn't be.

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Keybug

15 Feb 2019, 21:34

Very 'affordable' Model M. What is wrong with people?

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ZedTheMan

15 Feb 2019, 21:39

Keybug wrote:
15 Feb 2019, 21:34
Very 'affordable' Model M. What is wrong with people?
I saw that earlier. My hope is that they just have no idea wtf the item is and are too lazy to lookup what they go for, and so they just put a crazy ballpark number.

That, or maybe they had to promise someone who got tired of listening to it that they would "sell" it, its just going to take "a while".

They sold a raspberry pi for an extremely reasonable price, so they probably aren't just price gouging thinking they will actually get that much.

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Hypersphere

15 Feb 2019, 23:07

Rob27shred wrote:
15 Feb 2019, 21:07
Hypersphere wrote:
09 Feb 2019, 22:57
IBM 5140 at a somewhat reasonable price and shipping cost (USA):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Working-Vintag ... :rk:1:pf:0
Is that the model that has SKCM browns in it? If so someone scored a great deal, it sold at $175US! Well, that is if the switches are in good condition, but the whole unit looked pretty clean so I can't see any obvious reason they wouldn't be.
Yes, indeed. The IBM 5140 has SKCM brown Alps switches and lovely dye-sublimated PBT Alps-mount keycaps. I would have liked to have purchased this one, but I am way over my budget for the year already!

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Darkshado

16 Feb 2019, 00:00

Hypersphere wrote:
15 Feb 2019, 23:07
I would have liked to have purchased this one, but I am way over my budget for the year already!
In February? :shock:

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//gainsborough
ALPSの日常

16 Feb 2019, 00:04

Rob27shred wrote:
15 Feb 2019, 21:07
Hypersphere wrote:
09 Feb 2019, 22:57
IBM 5140 at a somewhat reasonable price and shipping cost (USA):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Working-Vintag ... :rk:1:pf:0
Is that the model that has SKCM browns in it? If so someone scored a great deal, it sold at $175US! Well, that is if the switches are in good condition, but the whole unit looked pretty clean so I can't see any obvious reason they wouldn't be.
+$50 in shipping though. So $225 overall, which is probably about market value for SKCM browns ATM I would say.

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snacksthecat
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16 Feb 2019, 00:07

//gainsborough wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 00:04
Rob27shred wrote:
15 Feb 2019, 21:07
Hypersphere wrote:
09 Feb 2019, 22:57
IBM 5140 at a somewhat reasonable price and shipping cost (USA):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Working-Vintag ... :rk:1:pf:0
Is that the model that has SKCM browns in it? If so someone scored a great deal, it sold at $175US! Well, that is if the switches are in good condition, but the whole unit looked pretty clean so I can't see any obvious reason they wouldn't be.
+$50 in shipping though. So $225 overall, which is probably about market value for SKCM browns ATM I would say.
To be fair, the 5140 is a monster of a keyboard so the $50 shipping is probable justified

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//gainsborough
ALPSの日常

16 Feb 2019, 00:13

Oh it definitely is! I feel like shipping cost is modeled by an exponential function rather than a linear one.


me: got 3 packages going to the UK!
PO guy: sounds good let's hear it
me: First one is 2lbs
PO guy: Righto, that'll be $28.23
me: Sounds right - next one is 3lbs 2oz
PO: guy: Okay, lookin' at $32 on the nose
me: Cool cool - last one is 5lbs 7oz
PO guy: Sure thing - that one is $135.68


....

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Hypersphere

16 Feb 2019, 00:26

Darkshado wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 00:00
Hypersphere wrote:
15 Feb 2019, 23:07
I would have liked to have purchased this one, but I am way over my budget for the year already!
In February? :shock:
Yep! (Of course, there's my idea of the budget for keyboard stuff and then there's my wife's notion of the same thing).

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Hypersphere

16 Feb 2019, 00:31

snacksthecat wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 00:07
//gainsborough wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 00:04
Rob27shred wrote:
15 Feb 2019, 21:07

<snip>

To be fair, the 5140 is a monster of a keyboard so the $50 shipping is probable justified
Of course, the IBM 5140 as sold here is a "luggable" computer. If you are only after the keyboard, some people can be convinced to disconnect the keyboard and sell it separately. The keyboard portion is very small and light. I got one this way for $50 shipped.

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Elrick

16 Feb 2019, 00:36

Hypersphere wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 00:26
Yep! (Of course, there's my idea of the budget for keyboard stuff and then there's my wife's notion of the same thing).
Yes, usually that should be avoided above all.

SHE must never find out the true cost of doing business, in the Keyboard World. ........World's will collide if she ever finds out :shock: .

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Elrick

16 Feb 2019, 03:09

Found this just now on Flebay;

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Filco-FKB-Skel ... SwNqRcRdDz

Unique looking Filco, with some kind of bamboo-like Alps switches.

ayehavgunne

16 Feb 2019, 21:56


Red_October

16 Feb 2019, 23:00

//gainsborough wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 00:13
Oh it definitely is! I feel like shipping cost is modeled by an exponential function rather than a linear one.


me: got 3 packages going to the UK!
PO guy: sounds good let's hear it
me: First one is 2lbs
PO guy: Righto, that'll be $28.23
me: Sounds right - next one is 3lbs 2oz
PO: guy: Okay, lookin' at $32 on the nose
me: Cool cool - last one is 5lbs 7oz
PO guy: Sure thing - that one is $135.68


....
You may have hit the threshold for an international First Class package, which is greater than the 1lbs it is domestically, and there is a dramatic price jump after it.
Elrick wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 03:09
Found this just now on Flebay;

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Filco-FKB-Skel ... SwNqRcRdDz

Unique looking Filco, with some kind of bamboo-like Alps switches.
That's ugly as sin.

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Muirium
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16 Feb 2019, 23:06

Ooh, yuck, it really is! Imagine the original translucent iMac keyboard and a black Matias board got it on…

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Rob27shred

16 Feb 2019, 23:23

Hypersphere wrote:
15 Feb 2019, 23:07
Rob27shred wrote:
15 Feb 2019, 21:07
Hypersphere wrote:
09 Feb 2019, 22:57
IBM 5140 at a somewhat reasonable price and shipping cost (USA):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Working-Vintag ... :rk:1:pf:0
Is that the model that has SKCM browns in it? If so someone scored a great deal, it sold at $175US! Well, that is if the switches are in good condition, but the whole unit looked pretty clean so I can't see any obvious reason they wouldn't be.
Yes, indeed. The IBM 5140 has SKCM brown Alps switches and lovely dye-sublimated PBT Alps-mount keycaps. I would have liked to have purchased this one, but I am way over my budget for the year already!
Thanks for the reply, the caps from it do look lovely! I hear you about the budget, I managed to score a Videowriter last week & that definitely didn't fit in with my KB budget for this yr. Although it figures, I decide this is the year I'm gonna cut back on spending on this hobby (I really need to get to upgrading my PC!) & all of the sudden I'm finding all my Holy Grail boards/switches at reasonable prices LOL!

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ZedTheMan

17 Feb 2019, 09:01

Elrick wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 03:09
Found this just now on Flebay;

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Filco-FKB-Skel ... SwNqRcRdDz

Unique looking Filco, with some kind of bamboo-like Alps switches.
Thanks, I hate it.

Findecanor

17 Feb 2019, 15:32

ayehavgunne wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 21:56
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1970s- ... SwEbxcZyQJ

Intel Intellec(?) keyboard.
Looks like a Christian keyboard. ;) BTW. Note how "Control" is abbreviated as "CNTL".
Red_October wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 23:00
Elrick wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 03:09
Found this just now on Flebay;

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Filco-FKB-Skel ... SwNqRcRdDz

Unique looking Filco, with some kind of bamboo-like Alps switches.
That's ugly as sin.
It looks like it is from around '99 when the first iMac had introduced the trend with translucent or transparent plastic.
It is also available in Mac versions: this on the wiki in the same type transparent plastic, and this one in opaque plastic, which I suspect is earlier.
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swampangel

17 Feb 2019, 15:41

Findecanor wrote:
17 Feb 2019, 15:32
It looks like it is from around '99 when the first iMac had introduced the trend with translucent or transparent plastic.
It is also available in Mac versions: this on the wiki in the same type transparent plastic, and this one in opaque plastic, which I suspect is earlier.
flowerlandfilms provided some info in this short thread viewtopic.php?t=20249

Findecanor

17 Feb 2019, 16:05

swampangel wrote:
17 Feb 2019, 15:41
Findecanor wrote:
17 Feb 2019, 15:32
It looks like it is from around '99 when the first iMac had introduced the trend with translucent or transparent plastic.
It is also available in Mac versions: this on the wiki in the same type transparent plastic, and this one in opaque plastic, which I suspect is earlier.
flowerlandfilms provided some info in this short thread viewtopic.php?t=20249
... And apparently he has been looking for this for some time, so please do let him have it.

Edit: Goddamnit... The quote-boxes in the new forum theme remind me of "Bondi Blue" iMac. :lol:
Can we change it?

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seebart
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17 Feb 2019, 16:30

I don't like the blue boxes either! :? :lol:

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Hypersphere

18 Feb 2019, 16:56

3 Zenith Luggable Computers with Z-150-type keyboards (ZFA-138-42):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-of-3-VTG-Z ... :rk:1:pf:0

andrewjoy

19 Feb 2019, 10:45

Elrick wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 03:09
Found this just now on Flebay;

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Filco-FKB-Skel ... SwNqRcRdDz

Unique looking Filco, with some kind of bamboo-like Alps switches.

Interesting find.

I did not know filco made piles of translucent vomit :P normaly they make classy shit , like my majestouch 2 or my zero( that is filled with green alps now :) ) :D

cloudhax

19 Feb 2019, 21:18

ZedTheMan wrote:
15 Feb 2019, 21:39
maybe they had to promise someone who got tired of listening to it that they would "sell" it, its just going to take "a while".
ok that is brilliant, I am definitely gonna use that one when the time comes

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Elrick

20 Feb 2019, 13:14

andrewjoy wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 10:45
[I did not know filco made piles of translucent vomit :P normaly they make classy shit , like my majestouch 2 or my zero( that is filled with green alps now :) ) :D
Filco can swim with the best of them, in any cesspit.

This was an attempted but very conservative copy of the early iMac phase when Jobsie took power of Apple, again. It was his so-called cleverness to introduce bright-Lolly coloured PC casings and ensemble, as the new horizon for Apple Corp.

Little did it mean for every other PC device manufacturer to follow suit. Sometimes what Apple 'fabricates', is best left alone or ignored.

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Muirium
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20 Feb 2019, 13:24

Ah, the candy wrapper fantastic phase of early Jobs 2.0. Those were the days. It was the late 90s after all.

As the Velvet Underground put it:
candy screen wrappers of silkscreen fantastic
requiring memories, both lovely and guilt-free,
lurid and lovely with twiight of ages
All applies. Including the interpretation (via that link):
Could just be a choice of words that sounded nice together without regard for their meaning.
Jobs and Ive’s romance in a nutshell. As evidenced in their material designs as well.

Fortunately for copycats everywhere, they got their shit together once they rediscovered metal.

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stratokaster

20 Feb 2019, 14:35

Elrick wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 03:09
Found this just now on Flebay;

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Filco-FKB-Skel ... SwNqRcRdDz

Unique looking Filco, with some kind of bamboo-like Alps switches.
I like it. Would compliment my Fujitsu Primergy mini-server quite well :lol:

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