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JP!

Unread post by JP! » 07 Dec 2018, 03:50

Nivlom_Drol- wrote:
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
I changed it to a higher res fuzzle monster :lol:

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madrobby

Unread post by madrobby » 07 Dec 2018, 15:01

Black Unicomp Model M 122-key Terminal Keyboard from 2010... with PS/2 connector? $40 shipped in US.
I don’t understand the listing, it says it’s NOT clicky? And PS/2 port?
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3586467793

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JP!

Unread post by JP! » 07 Dec 2018, 17:02

'Tis the season. 10% off everything on ebay.com

Use coupon code PHLDAYTEN by 12/8, 3am PT.

*Only on eBay.com, cafr.ebay.ca and ebay.ca

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digital_matthew

Unread post by digital_matthew » 07 Dec 2018, 18:02

JP! wrote: 'Tis the season. 10% off everything on ebay.com

Use coupon code PHLDAYTEN by 12/8, 3am PT.

*Only on eBay.com, cafr.ebay.ca and ebay.ca
Thanks! Also can I have an artisan keycap of your avatar?

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JP!

Unread post by JP! » 07 Dec 2018, 18:06

digital_matthew wrote:
JP! wrote: Thanks! Also can I have an artisan keycap of your avatar?
If only! I think I'd pay up if someone were to make one.

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JP!

Unread post by JP! » 08 Dec 2018, 01:21

Interesting old switches:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Clicky ... rk:24:pf:0
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Kankurou1010

Unread post by Kankurou1010 » 08 Dec 2018, 11:20

Found this on LetGo for 100$ It seems pretty rare.. Should I get it? Digicomp DR-70 astrology minicomputer
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Muirium
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Unread post by Muirium » 08 Dec 2018, 12:07

Depends. Is this the dawn of Aquarius? You’ll need that computer to find out!

I like the fact it’s in a case. The caps look pearly white. Just wonder what mount they are. Should be something vintage, sphericals like that. And what a knob…

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elecplus

Unread post by elecplus » 08 Dec 2018, 19:12

IBM XT refurbs for a reasonable price https://www.pcliquidations.com/p56870-i ... rd-1801449 He probably does have them in stock.

Excelso

Unread post by Excelso » 08 Dec 2018, 20:02

Kankurou1010 wrote: Found this on LetGo for 100$ It seems pretty rare.. Should I get it? Digicomp DR-70 astrology minicomputer
I can't help seeing myself trying to do something like this: https://imgur.com/gallery/uT2Gv7T if I ever have a chance to find something like this in the future.

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Moosewing

Unread post by Moosewing » 09 Dec 2018, 00:45

abrahamstechnology wrote: Sadly that amber listing only appears to have two switches available (unless it's mistranslated and I'm missing something)
If you run the page through Chrome's auto-translate, it says there are 994,752 in stock. The '2' you're looking at is 'cumulative comments' aka transaction reviews, one of which is from me.

I've been working on a 60% PCB for B3G-s and other 3-leg switches for a few months now, and I was planning on making a replacement PCB for my old non-functional Wang, but I haven't made much progress on either because I've been busy.

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abrahamstechnology

Unread post by abrahamstechnology » 09 Dec 2018, 01:32

Moosewing wrote:
abrahamstechnology wrote: Sadly that amber listing only appears to have two switches available (unless it's mistranslated and I'm missing something)
If you run the page through Chrome's auto-translate, it says there are 994,752 in stock. The '2' you're looking at is 'cumulative comments' aka transaction reviews, one of which is from me.

I've been working on a 60% PCB for B3G-s and other 3-leg switches for a few months now, and I was planning on making a replacement PCB for my old non-functional Wang, but I haven't made much progress on either because I've been busy.
Wow, that's a lot! Good luck on your PCB!

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madrobby

Unread post by madrobby » 09 Dec 2018, 04:50

BTC 5100C 65% boards PS/2 from 1997, new in box. There’s a whole bunch. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3370972193

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madrobby

Unread post by madrobby » 09 Dec 2018, 15:10

Wow that PC-5 keyboards looks like new. I have a very similar one and it has yellowed like a lemon essentially.

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madrobby

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hansichen

Unread post by hansichen » 09 Dec 2018, 16:04

There were quite a lot of them on ebay for 5-10€ this year, I guess the seller bought one of these and tries to flip it now (what he has done with several other items before). Cherry M8 switches are rather disappointing imo and there is no easy way to convert these boards.


The commodore is a good deal if the board is as clean inside as it is outside. They have a cute colour scheme.

Findecanor

Unread post by Findecanor » 09 Dec 2018, 17:33

madrobby wrote: Wow that PC-5 keyboards looks like new. I have a very similar one and it has yellowed like a lemon essentially.
I think that picture could have been desaturated somehow. I think my PC-5 keyboard had a more yellow hue even on the inside that had never seen the sun. Many of Commodore's products were very yellowish to begin with.
(But I'm not saying that they couldn't yellow more...)

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Keybug

Unread post by Keybug » 09 Dec 2018, 23:05

Amazing bit of typewriter / computing history here on eBay: an Olivetti XP 1076 computer with a Hermes branded screen and keyboard. Apparently, Olivetti took over the Hermes typewriter business in 1981, then shut it down in 1989. This must be one of the very rare attempts to transport the Hermes brand name into the age of computing. Probably one really, really rare keyboard! Clearly with Olivetti internals and design...
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kakan

Unread post by kakan » 10 Dec 2018, 11:42


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flowerlandfilms

Unread post by flowerlandfilms » 10 Dec 2018, 14:56

Finally found a board with ALPS mount shine throughs.
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andrea-i

Unread post by andrea-i » 10 Dec 2018, 15:12

I'm surprised this black model m is still there, at that price:
https://www.ebay.it/itm/All-Black-IBM-M ... rk:39:pf:0

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Myoth

Unread post by Myoth » 10 Dec 2018, 15:14

kakan wrote: Wyse with vintage mx black NIB

https://www.ebay.com/itm/WYSE-Technolog ... OSwPXFcDWc~
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JP!

Unread post by JP! » 10 Dec 2018, 15:27


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swampangel

Unread post by swampangel » 10 Dec 2018, 15:56

Myoth wrote: itsatrap.jpg
Domes on the 9xx model?

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LightningXI

Unread post by LightningXI » 10 Dec 2018, 18:10

Myoth wrote:
kakan wrote: Wyse with vintage mx black NIB

https://www.ebay.com/itm/WYSE-Technolog ... OSwPXFcDWc~
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Reasoning?

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Myoth

Unread post by Myoth » 10 Dec 2018, 18:20

LightningXI wrote:
Myoth wrote:
kakan wrote: Wyse with vintage mx black NIB

https://www.ebay.com/itm/WYSE-Technolog ... OSwPXFcDWc~
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Reasoning?
caps lock gives it away, compare to a "normal" PCE

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you can also tell by "instinct", something feels off about it for me, I actually didn't know what differed but I knew it wasn't MX Black, I searched online and found out about the caps lock.

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stratokaster

Unread post by stratokaster » 10 Dec 2018, 18:22

When it comes to WYSE PCE, if it doesn’t have yellow arrows, it’s a rubber dome board

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LightningXI

Unread post by LightningXI » 10 Dec 2018, 18:24

stratokaster wrote: When it comes to WYSE PCE, if it doesn’t have yellow arrows, it’s a rubber dome board
Seems right. keyboards-f2/questions-about-wyse-termi ... tml#p38737

andrewjoy

Unread post by andrewjoy » 10 Dec 2018, 18:47

andrea-i wrote: I'm surprised this black model m is still there, at that price:
https://www.ebay.it/itm/All-Black-IBM-M ... rk:39:pf:0
100% rubber dome.

I think they are ok ish as RD goes but still RD

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