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kmnov2017

19 Nov 2019, 23:13

A not so expensive model F https://www.ebay.com/itm/133234023863

kmnov2017

19 Nov 2019, 23:23

Not a bad price for whats most likely a white alps board https://www.ebay.com/itm/233236468619

xxhellfirexx

20 Nov 2019, 04:18

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143447128763

Anyone want to play switch lottery? It could be Alps, SMK, or Cherry.

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ZedTheMan

20 Nov 2019, 04:24

xxhellfirexx wrote:
20 Nov 2019, 04:18
https://www.ebay.com/itm/143447128763

Anyone want to play switch lottery? It could be Alps, SMK, or Cherry.
I'm playing the lottery today. If it's SMK or Alps I will be very happy based on that condition. Cherry might make a good chassis for a custom project, since that backplate looks metal and I'm a sucker for that.

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JP!

20 Nov 2019, 15:37

ZedTheMan wrote:
20 Nov 2019, 04:24
xxhellfirexx wrote:
20 Nov 2019, 04:18
https://www.ebay.com/itm/143447128763

Anyone want to play switch lottery? It could be Alps, SMK, or Cherry.
I'm playing the lottery today. If it's SMK or Alps I will be very happy based on that condition. Cherry might make a good chassis for a custom project, since that backplate looks metal and I'm a sucker for that.
Nice! Let us know what you find.

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Sangdrax

20 Nov 2019, 16:55

kmnov2017 wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 23:23
Not a bad price for whats most likely a white alps board https://www.ebay.com/itm/233236468619
I grabbed it for $25 shipped so I can't really complain even if it's not.

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XMIT
[ XMIT ]

20 Nov 2019, 22:11

Honeywell Hall Effect keyboard and terminal in Italy. I hope someone there can get this. https://www.ebay.com/itm/193212871297/

Looks like the same keyboard as Muirium's Honeywell Hall Effect from so many years ago. It's a bit out of my price range at the moment...

kmnov2017

20 Nov 2019, 22:42

XMIT wrote:
20 Nov 2019, 22:11
Honeywell Hall Effect keyboard and terminal in Italy. I hope someone there can get this. https://www.ebay.com/itm/193212871297/

Looks like the same keyboard as Muirium's Honeywell Hall Effect from so many years ago. It's a bit out of my price range at the moment...
I've seen this on and off for several weeks now. I guess, there isn't much demand for these things in Europe. Or people are just not willing to pay as much. Another Italian seller has been trying to sell two beamsprings for over a month. Not a single bid was received each time the item was relisted. Both the models had a start bid of EUR 750. Both the items were eventually removed/not listed by the seller.

kmnov2017

21 Nov 2019, 14:59


MMcM

21 Nov 2019, 15:43

kmnov2017 wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 14:59
Another storage unit

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4106289673
The Kaypros (looks like three of them, two with cases) stand out, even in the opening overall shot.

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JP!

21 Nov 2019, 15:58

MMcM wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 15:43
kmnov2017 wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 14:59
Another storage unit

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4106289673
The Kaypros (looks like three of them, two with cases) stand out, even in the opening overall shot.
Also a few Fortune Systems keyboards / monitors in box.
https://randoc.wordpress.com/2016/06/05 ... e-systems/

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ZedTheMan

21 Nov 2019, 16:49

Extremely early Model M, September of 1985.

Not often you see these, especially for non-industrial ones. I was tempted to go for it myself but I've purchased too much as of late anyways.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3341651745

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Sangdrax

21 Nov 2019, 17:16

kmnov2017 wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 14:59
Another storage unit

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4106289673
That's only an hour drive for me, but I don't know where I would store it all.

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JP!

21 Nov 2019, 17:42

Sangdrax wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 17:16
kmnov2017 wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 14:59
Another storage unit

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4106289673
That's only an hour drive for me, but I don't know where I would store it all.
In a storage unit ;)

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User101

21 Nov 2019, 19:21

JP! wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 15:58
MMcM wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 15:43
kmnov2017 wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 14:59
Another storage unit

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4106289673
The Kaypros (looks like three of them, two with cases) stand out, even in the opening overall shot.
Also a few Fortune Systems keyboards / monitors in box.
https://randoc.wordpress.com/2016/06/05 ... e-systems/
Complete fortune systems are kinda rare. Nice find

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abrahamstechnology

21 Nov 2019, 21:06

Matias was not first with transparent Alps-like switches:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10x-KPT-like ... 1789088325

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Keybug

22 Nov 2019, 17:52

This is so utterly ridiculous. 250€ for a lasered-caps run-of-the-mill G80-3000 - and its not even in great condition. Gives me violent ideas...

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ZedTheMan

22 Nov 2019, 23:31

JP! wrote:
20 Nov 2019, 15:37
ZedTheMan wrote:
20 Nov 2019, 04:24
xxhellfirexx wrote:
20 Nov 2019, 04:18
https://www.ebay.com/itm/143447128763

Anyone want to play switch lottery? It could be Alps, SMK, or Cherry.
I'm playing the lottery today. If it's SMK or Alps I will be very happy based on that condition. Cherry might make a good chassis for a custom project, since that backplate looks metal and I'm a sucker for that.
Nice! Let us know what you find.
Lost the lottery.

It's a very stiff kind of clicky foam and foil switch. At least the keycaps are doubleshots... Wish they were Alps mount though. The click is actually pretty strong and surprisingly consistent but it is still very unpleasant to type on, just, so heavy, and then everything past the click feels like foam and foil, so.....
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fohat
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23 Nov 2019, 00:32

Those springs might be valuable. I have couple that fit buckling springs and they are very useful for stiffening space bars. If I had more I would put them around NumLock and CapsLock.

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Elrick

23 Nov 2019, 00:44

Keybug wrote:
22 Nov 2019, 17:52
This is so utterly ridiculous. 250€ for a lasered-caps run-of-the-mill G80-3000 - and its not even in great condition. Gives me violent ideas...
Flebay, it gives hope to everyone when it comes time to sell their junk pile :D .

They actually think they'll become rich selling crappy based keyboards for upper level price tags. Those that hand over money like that deserve to be ripped off every time without haste.

Usually never blame the seller here, it's the payer/buyer that needs his butt kicked around the block for fun. Maybe then it teaches them not to throw away their money like that on trivial garbage ;) .

Fod

23 Nov 2019, 01:32

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Old-Lo ... SwqQpd2FEx

found this listing, skcl browns are pretty rare, right?

xxhellfirexx

23 Nov 2019, 02:04


Rezene

23 Nov 2019, 02:05

Fod wrote:
23 Nov 2019, 01:32
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Old-Lo ... SwqQpd2FEx

found this listing, skcl browns are pretty rare, right?
what is the appeal to skcl browns? Is it just their novelty? I don't see how they can be any better than skcl green.

cli

23 Nov 2019, 15:23

Rezene wrote:
23 Nov 2019, 02:05

what is the appeal to skcl browns? Is it just their novelty? I don't see how they can be any better than skcl green.
They have some distinct smooth tactile bump, can't really be compared with other Alps tactile switches.
SKCL Green is a linear switch, something completely different. Linear switches a are much simpler in design

Nice switches, but the keyboard is a Chicony 5160, not really exciting.

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swampangel

23 Nov 2019, 16:02

cli wrote:
23 Nov 2019, 15:23
They have some distinct smooth tactile bump, can't really be compared with other Alps tactile switches.
SKCL Green is a linear switch, something completely different. Linear switches a are much simpler in design

Nice switches, but the keyboard is a Chicony 5160, not really exciting.
SKCL Brown and SKCM Brown are different switches. SKCL Brown has the led cutout like other linear alps.

https://telcontar.net/KBK/Alps/model_nu ... _Star_Alps

viewtopic.php?f=62&t=20630

cli

23 Nov 2019, 17:46

swampangel wrote:
23 Nov 2019, 16:02
cli wrote:
23 Nov 2019, 15:23
They have some distinct smooth tactile bump, can't really be compared with other Alps tactile switches.
SKCL Green is a linear switch, something completely different. Linear switches a are much simpler in design

Nice switches, but the keyboard is a Chicony 5160, not really exciting.
SKCL Brown and SKCM Brown are different switches. SKCL Brown has the led cutout like other linear alps.

https://telcontar.net/KBK/Alps/model_nu ... _Star_Alps

viewtopic.php?f=62&t=20630
Ha,
My mistake... .
Also the Goldstar keyboard looks like the Chicony I own ..

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Elrick

25 Nov 2019, 03:29

Check out link to this Face-Clown's description;

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mtek-Monter ... SwYBpdrUkS

Unbelievable what they can get away with on Flebay. Describe something rubbish and mention multiple quality keyboards, within that very same description.

This is superb shyster 'scatter-gun' approach to confusing the gullible and the inept, into handing over cash for something that is pure crap.

Nice one Flebay, you get the award here for selling sewage as Gold :x .

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

25 Nov 2019, 07:58

Elrick wrote:
25 Nov 2019, 03:29
Check out link to this Face-Clown's description;

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mtek-Monter ... SwYBpdrUkS

Unbelievable what they can get away with on Flebay. Describe something rubbish and mention multiple quality keyboards, within that very same description.

This is superb shyster 'scatter-gun' approach to confusing the gullible and the inept, into handing over cash for something that is pure crap.

Nice one Flebay, you get the award here for selling sewage as Gold :x .
While I have to admit my lack of proficiency in IBM matters, I just can't see what in this description is supposed to be deceptive and not just simply factual, sober and accurate, and every claim in the description fits the pics. A pic of that exact same layout is to be found in the DT wiki page "IBM Model F".
Here is the complete description:
This is a generic clone mechanical keyboard of an IBM Model F. It is made by Mtek (Monterey International Corp.). Model number is K2AX. Serial number is 87A 0003323.

A. switch on the back allows you to switch between AT and XT compatibility. This is a mechanical keyboard with an unknown type of switches.

Condition
The keyboard has been completely disassembled and meticulously cleaned (but not Retrobrited). A few of the key caps are less yellowed than the others, so they were probably replaced at some point. The keyboard was tested on a AT-compatible computer, and 3 keys did not respond. Due to its age and condition, it is being sold as-is.

Shipping
The item will be very well packaged for safe shipment. Shipped with USPS Parcel Select Ground.
Nowhere it is even remotely suggested this would be an IBM model F, and there is a clear photo of the switch, which even I at once recognize not to be a buckling spring.

Oh, by the way, I'm by no means affiliated with the seller :lol:

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Elrick

25 Nov 2019, 08:40

kbdfr wrote:
25 Nov 2019, 07:58
Nowhere it is even remotely suggested this would be an IBM model F, and there is a clear photo of the switch, which even I at once recognize not to be a buckling spring.

Oh, by the way, I'm by no means affiliated with the seller :lol:
I always work on the simple premise, if it ISN'T a Model-F - then why mention it in the first place?

Because this 'shyster' mentioned it, any gullible would think it's in fact remotely linked to that ever famous and quite durable design. That is what is known as subtle substitution, by using weaselly words.

That is how you sell JUNK by mentioning OTHER examples of QUALITY but only offering the rubbish piece instead. Every dodgy seller in Asian Market stalls, run that very same rouse of confusing the gullible, whilst talking gibberish.

In the end the buyer gets fooled into believing he is buying something linked to a Model-F, which in fact it isn't in any way, shape or form. Unless you are looking at the key-cap mechanism of pressing the key (which on these horrid designs won't come back to you in a reliable way).

Always refuse to deal with anyone mentioning a Model-F in a sale, when in fact it isn't. Those are the scumbags to avoid in every way, shape or form, unless they are in fact selling an authentic Model-F keyboard to begin with ;) .

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

25 Nov 2019, 10:23

Elrick wrote:
25 Nov 2019, 08:40
kbdfr wrote:
25 Nov 2019, 07:58
Nowhere it is even remotely suggested this would be an IBM model F, and there is a clear photo of the switch, which even I at once recognize not to be a buckling spring.

Oh, by the way, I'm by no means affiliated with the seller :lol:
I always work on the simple premise, if it ISN'T a Model-F - then why mention it in the first place? […]

Oh come on, the seller is completely transparent in expresssly writing:
This is a generic clone mechanical keyboard of an IBM Model F.
even saying it is a clone in the title of the listing.

It is an absolutely accurate description, with no attempt to sell the keyboard for a genuine Model F.

And yes, you premise is really a "simple" premise :mrgreen:

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