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Lanrefni

04 Dec 2018, 18:53

madrobby wrote: Decently priced IBM Model M Battleship https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3325299842
Damn that is tempting,sadly my desk just isn't big enough to accommodate a behemoth like that.

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ZedTheMan

04 Dec 2018, 19:48

madrobby wrote: Decently priced IBM Model M Battleship https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3325299842
Oh? I thought that price was pretty standard for those, if not on the higher end. Perhaps I am mistaken?

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bronz

04 Dec 2018, 20:00


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madrobby

04 Dec 2018, 20:50

ZedTheMan wrote:
madrobby wrote: Decently priced IBM Model M Battleship https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3325299842
Oh? I thought that price was pretty standard for those, if not on the higher end. Perhaps I am mistaken?
Well, they take offers, a good sign that you can haggle a lot of the price off. I regularly do just that, sometimes I get stuff for 50% off...

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hansichen

04 Dec 2018, 21:03

I think there was a time when one forum member was pretty much giving these boards away cause nobody wanted them :lol:

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madrobby

04 Dec 2018, 21:44


Lanrefni

04 Dec 2018, 22:11

madrobby wrote: Another Beamspring up for auction https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 1650639847
I'd love to own a beamspring board,but for that price I could build a really nice gaming pc,grab a 4K monitor and still have enough left over to build a sweet custom keyboard.

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Elrick

04 Dec 2018, 23:39

Just saw this and I don't know whether this has become pure sacrilege or intended stupidity.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Northgate-O ... Sw5iRcBaUQ

The case was beautifully painted but his destruction of the layout by eliminating the BIG Enter key filled me with immense hate and disgust towards this person.

He had partially destroyed this GREAT keyboard without even knowing it. Typical youngster's who seem to think they know better when it comes to 'upgrading' anything :? .

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JP!

04 Dec 2018, 23:43

Elrick wrote: Just saw this and I don't know whether this has become pure sacrilege or intended stupidity.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Northgate-O ... Sw5iRcBaUQ

The case was beautifully painted but his destruction of the layout by eliminating the BIG Enter key filled me with immense hate and disgust towards this person.

He had partially destroyed this GREAT keyboard without even knowing it. Typical youngster's who seem to think they know better when it comes to 'upgrading' anything :? .
Those issues aside I do like that paint job of the top case but the bottom didn't turn out well. You may recall a blue whale Displaywriter painted the same color.

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bronz

05 Dec 2018, 00:39

Looks like a Frankenstein keyboard to me...
good luck selling for $350.00 :?

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madrobby

05 Dec 2018, 04:00

I believe this Nimble NBK-2104 has Alps compatible caps (but not 100% sure), lots of colors https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3039392172
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abrahamstechnology

05 Dec 2018, 04:47

madrobby wrote: I believe this Nimble NBK-2104 has Alps compatible caps (but not 100% sure), lots of colors https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3039392172
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Yes, it appears to be a linear spring-over-membrane with Alps compatible sliders.

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kokokoy

05 Dec 2018, 06:40


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depletedvespene

05 Dec 2018, 13:13

Elrick wrote: Typical youngster's who seem to think they know better when it comes to 'upgrading' anything :? .
I don't think that is actually a youngster. He DOES, however, seem to think he knows better (as his previous jobs have repeatedly shown).

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Hypersphere

05 Dec 2018, 15:42

Elrick wrote: Just saw this and I don't know whether this has become pure sacrilege or intended stupidity.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Northgate-O ... Sw5iRcBaUQ

The case was beautifully painted but his destruction of the layout by eliminating the BIG Enter key filled me with immense hate and disgust towards this person.

He had partially destroyed this GREAT keyboard without even knowing it. Typical youngster's who seem to think they know better when it comes to 'upgrading' anything :? .
My reaction was different. I much prefer a US ANSI layout, although I am thus far content to wait for one that was born that way. I've been known to paint some Nothgates, but that glaring blue provoked a seizure in the aethetics lobe of my brain.

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abrahamstechnology

05 Dec 2018, 16:28

I'm half-tempted to get that Nimble but I'd feel guilty for ruining a working keyboard.

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madrobby

05 Dec 2018, 21:49

Lol, $4k eBay listing for a Beamspring. This is becoming the new Bitcoin. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3040925703

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JP!

05 Dec 2018, 21:59

madrobby wrote: Lol, $4k eBay listing for a Beamspring. This is becoming the new Bitcoin. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3040925703
No, it's just this seller in particular being a dick as they have done in the past just to troll us "keyboard kids". They have an industrial Model M listed for $3k as well.

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madrobby

05 Dec 2018, 22:03

JP! wrote:
madrobby wrote: Lol, $4k eBay listing for a Beamspring. This is becoming the new Bitcoin. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3040925703
No, it's just this seller in particular being a dick as they have done in the past just to troll us "keyboard kids". They have an industrial Model M listed for $3k as well.
I just nearly spit my coffee all over my laptop

Excelso

05 Dec 2018, 23:17

madrobby wrote: Lol, $4k eBay listing for a Beamspring. This is becoming the new Bitcoin. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3040925703
He is trying to sell a microchannel audio card for 600$... or 700$ for a 286 to 386 upgrade that I bougt recently at 80$.

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digital_matthew

06 Dec 2018, 02:37

madrobby wrote: Lol, $4k eBay listing for a Beamspring. This is becoming the new Bitcoin. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3040925703
Doesn't even come with the book...

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Elrick

06 Dec 2018, 03:07

digital_matthew wrote:
madrobby wrote: Lol, $4k eBay listing for a Beamspring. This is becoming the new Bitcoin. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3040925703
Doesn't even come with the book...
If it did, then he would demand $5000USD. ;)

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bronz

06 Dec 2018, 15:21


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The Tiproman

06 Dec 2018, 15:47

Tektronix monitor and keyboard in France:
https://www.ebay.fr/itm/311920943856

A pity 2 caps are missing, but this way one can see the switches.
And the "Rub Out" key is there :lol:

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Nivlom_Drol-

06 Dec 2018, 18:25

Elrick wrote:
digital_matthew wrote:
madrobby wrote: Lol, $4k eBay listing for a Beamspring. This is becoming the new Bitcoin. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3040925703
Doesn't even come with the book...
If it did, then he would demand $5000USD. ;)

That is actually quite a rare beamspring with the Silver Badge IBM Logo on it. I don't think I have seen a beamer with the silver IBM badge.

I would for the price need it USB converted with working solenoid, and the insides should be inspected for any rust ect.

Also that is a MASSIVE beamspring, not display writer either.

Not even sure which model that is.

SpacemanToby

06 Dec 2018, 20:34

JP! wrote:
madrobby wrote: Lol, $4k eBay listing for a Beamspring. This is becoming the new Bitcoin. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3040925703
No, it's just this seller in particular being a dick as they have done in the past just to troll us "keyboard kids". They have an industrial Model M listed for $3k as well.

If I'm paying $4k for a keyboard, I want free shipping.

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Aer Fixus

06 Dec 2018, 21:51

Nivlom_Drol- wrote: Not even sure which model that is.
IBM 3101 I believe
SpacemanToby wrote: If I'm paying $4k for a keyboard, I want free shipping.
If I'm paying $4k for a keyboard, I want insured shipping.

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Nivlom_Drol-

06 Dec 2018, 23:54

Yes, a member here restored one.

workshop-f7/ibm-3101-beamspring-keyboar ... 12720.html

SpacemanToby wrote: If I'm paying $4k for a keyboard, I want free shipping.
Free Insured, Fedex Overnight Shipping. Signature required. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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JP!

07 Dec 2018, 00:19

There was a restored and converted 3101 that sold for $1600 this year.

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Nivlom_Drol-

07 Dec 2018, 02:18

JP! wrote: There was a restored and converted 3101 that sold for $1600 this year.
I believe it... hey wut happen to your fuzzle monster avatar

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