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Darkshado

28 Jan 2020, 01:45

Do you want a sweary Chyros video? Because this is how you get a sweary Chyros video.

NeK

28 Jan 2020, 03:37

Keybug wrote:
27 Jan 2020, 22:09
Beautiful ergodox killer, even has backlighting. What a treat!
Marvelous! :lol:

xxhellfirexx

28 Jan 2020, 04:12

NOS Kawasaki Fujitsu keyboard. Contact the seller outside of eBay for a better deal.

https://www.robot-forum.com/robotforum/ ... us-spares/
https://www.ebay.com/itm/233477508828

andrewjoy

28 Jan 2020, 10:48

xxhellfirexx wrote:
28 Jan 2020, 04:12
NOS Kawasaki Fujitsu keyboard. Contact the seller outside of eBay for a better deal.

https://www.robot-forum.com/robotforum/ ... us-spares/
https://www.ebay.com/itm/233477508828
They looks quite cool.

Do we know what switches they have ?

Keybug wrote:
27 Jan 2020, 22:09
Beautiful ergodox killer, even has backlighting. What a treat!

What the actual fuck! Why are the backlight keys in the alpha block !!!!!!!!!

davkol

28 Jan 2020, 15:35

Cherry RC128BM for $35 (ships from Texas)

Lanrefni

28 Jan 2020, 19:36

davkol wrote:
28 Jan 2020, 15:35
Cherry RC128BM for $35 (ships from Texas)
Same seller also has RC80B's in stock,you will need a 32 bit copy of Win10,a PS/2 port, and Tipro's Changme software to program both boards.

Quizerno

29 Jan 2020, 04:35

andrewjoy wrote:
28 Jan 2020, 10:48
xxhellfirexx wrote:
28 Jan 2020, 04:12
NOS Kawasaki Fujitsu keyboard. Contact the seller outside of eBay for a better deal.

https://www.robot-forum.com/robotforum/ ... us-spares/
https://www.ebay.com/itm/233477508828
They looks quite cool.

Do we know what switches they have ?
Other pictures online suggest that they should have Fujitsu Leaf Springs, but no idea if it's the clicky variant or linear variant.
Wanted to get my hands on one, but too slow.

EnthusiastDude

29 Jan 2020, 08:25

Quizerno wrote:
29 Jan 2020, 04:35
andrewjoy wrote:
28 Jan 2020, 10:48
xxhellfirexx wrote:
28 Jan 2020, 04:12
NOS Kawasaki Fujitsu keyboard. Contact the seller outside of eBay for a better deal.

https://www.robot-forum.com/robotforum/ ... us-spares/
https://www.ebay.com/itm/233477508828
They looks quite cool.

Do we know what switches they have ?
Other pictures online suggest that they should have Fujitsu Leaf Springs, but no idea if it's the clicky variant or linear variant.
Wanted to get my hands on one, but too slow.
I bought them. I'll tell you what switches they have and I will probably sell one, so you will likely get another chance.

Edit: For some reason the seller told me they have a "very nice tactility", which I found to be weird considering they should have funitsu leaf spring in them.

andrewjoy

29 Jan 2020, 10:02

Quizerno wrote:
29 Jan 2020, 04:35

Wanted to get my hands on one, but too slow.
Same.

EnthusiastDude

29 Jan 2020, 16:12

andrewjoy wrote:
29 Jan 2020, 10:02
Quizerno wrote:
29 Jan 2020, 04:35

Wanted to get my hands on one, but too slow.
Same.
If I decide to sell one, I'll send a PM to both of you if you'd like that.

Quizerno

30 Jan 2020, 00:16

EnthusiastDude wrote:
29 Jan 2020, 16:12
andrewjoy wrote:
29 Jan 2020, 10:02
Quizerno wrote:
29 Jan 2020, 04:35

Wanted to get my hands on one, but too slow.
Same.
If I decide to sell one, I'll send a PM to both of you if you'd like that.
Yes thank you. If they are clicky fujitsus I would definitely be interested. Maybe even just a video to see how they sound.

andrewjoy

30 Jan 2020, 09:57

EnthusiastDude wrote:
29 Jan 2020, 16:12
andrewjoy wrote:
29 Jan 2020, 10:02
Quizerno wrote:
29 Jan 2020, 04:35

Wanted to get my hands on one, but too slow.
Same.
If I decide to sell one, I'll send a PM to both of you if you'd like that.
That would be cool yeh.

Would be nice to try something different outside the hum drum beamspring model F/M and alps :)

John Doe

30 Jan 2020, 16:00

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-keyboard-3 ... c8f36b9605

Compact BeamSpring 3278, someone should be interested in buying this.😄😄😄

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SneakyRobb
THINK

30 Jan 2020, 17:05

John Doe wrote:
30 Jan 2020, 16:00
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-keyboard-3 ... c8f36b9605

Compact BeamSpring 3278, someone should be interested in buying this.😄😄😄
Those keycaps are quite uhh strange. Wonder what happened to them. Looks like someone tried to sand off the front legends, sand off the tops and then.. painted on their own letters ontop when they couldnt sand the doubleshots or something. Even if Im unaware, and they made Russian legends, its still a weird thing to see.

John Doe

30 Jan 2020, 17:16

SneakyRobb wrote:
30 Jan 2020, 17:05
John Doe wrote:
30 Jan 2020, 16:00
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-keyboard-3 ... c8f36b9605

Compact BeamSpring 3278, someone should be interested in buying this.😄😄😄
Those keycaps are quite uhh strange. Wonder what happened to them. Looks like someone tried to sand off the front legends, sand off the tops and then.. painted on their own letters ontop when they couldnt sand the doubleshots or something. Even if Im unaware, and they made Russian legends, its still a weird thing to see.

So the caps lower the value of the board? I'm not expert, out of curiosity tho.

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SneakyRobb
THINK

30 Jan 2020, 17:41

John Doe wrote:
30 Jan 2020, 17:16
SneakyRobb wrote:
30 Jan 2020, 17:05
John Doe wrote:
30 Jan 2020, 16:00
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-keyboard-3 ... c8f36b9605

Compact BeamSpring 3278, someone should be interested in buying this.😄😄😄
Those keycaps are quite uhh strange. Wonder what happened to them. Looks like someone tried to sand off the front legends, sand off the tops and then.. painted on their own letters ontop when they couldnt sand the doubleshots or something. Even if Im unaware, and they made Russian legends, its still a weird thing to see.

So the caps lower the value of the board? I'm not expert, out of curiosity tho.
Hi, in this specific case.. I think the rarity, hype, and goodness of the board is still very strong. Still, at $1500 it is less expensive than the sellers other 3278 at $1900.

I wasn't really commenting on the price of the board though, I just noticed the keycaps were in an odd condition.

John Doe

30 Jan 2020, 22:14

SneakyRobb wrote:
30 Jan 2020, 17:41
John Doe wrote:
30 Jan 2020, 17:16
SneakyRobb wrote:
30 Jan 2020, 17:05


Those keycaps are quite uhh strange. Wonder what happened to them. Looks like someone tried to sand off the front legends, sand off the tops and then.. painted on their own letters ontop when they couldnt sand the doubleshots or something. Even if Im unaware, and they made Russian legends, its still a weird thing to see.

So the caps lower the value of the board? I'm not expert, out of curiosity tho.
Hi, in this specific case.. I think the rarity, hype, and goodness of the board is still very strong. Still, at $1500 it is less expensive than the sellers other 3278 at $1900.

I wasn't really commenting on the price of the board though, I just noticed the keycaps were in an odd condition.
Understand. Price is always a dialectical issue and people upvote with their money, that's reasonable.

I personally think the 3278-2A with color caps is more worth if I'm glad to pay the one with strange caps for current price.😄😄😄

kmnov2017

30 Jan 2020, 22:19

John Doe wrote:
30 Jan 2020, 22:14
SneakyRobb wrote:
30 Jan 2020, 17:41
John Doe wrote:
30 Jan 2020, 17:16



So the caps lower the value of the board? I'm not expert, out of curiosity tho.
Hi, in this specific case.. I think the rarity, hype, and goodness of the board is still very strong. Still, at $1500 it is less expensive than the sellers other 3278 at $1900.

I wasn't really commenting on the price of the board though, I just noticed the keycaps were in an odd condition.
Understand. Price is always a dialectical issue and people upvote with their money, that's reasonable.

I personally think the 3278-2A with color caps is more worth if I'm glad to pay the one with strange caps for current price.😄😄😄
Are YOU the seller?

John Doe

30 Jan 2020, 22:22

kmnov2017 wrote:
30 Jan 2020, 22:19
John Doe wrote:
30 Jan 2020, 22:14
SneakyRobb wrote:
30 Jan 2020, 17:41


Hi, in this specific case.. I think the rarity, hype, and goodness of the board is still very strong. Still, at $1500 it is less expensive than the sellers other 3278 at $1900.

I wasn't really commenting on the price of the board though, I just noticed the keycaps were in an odd condition.
Understand. Price is always a dialectical issue and people upvote with their money, that's reasonable.

I personally think the 3278-2A with color caps is more worth if I'm glad to pay the one with strange caps for current price.😄😄😄
Are YOU the seller?
I'm not.

kmnov2017

30 Jan 2020, 22:30

John Doe wrote:
30 Jan 2020, 17:16
SneakyRobb wrote:
30 Jan 2020, 17:05
John Doe wrote:
30 Jan 2020, 16:00
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-keyboard-3 ... c8f36b9605

Compact BeamSpring 3278, someone should be interested in buying this.😄😄😄
Those keycaps are quite uhh strange. Wonder what happened to them. Looks like someone tried to sand off the front legends, sand off the tops and then.. painted on their own letters ontop when they couldnt sand the doubleshots or something. Even if Im unaware, and they made Russian legends, its still a weird thing to see.

So the caps lower the value of the board? I'm not expert, out of curiosity tho.
The caps look like shit. There is no way in hell that will sell at that price. I'd be surprised if the seller gets even a third of the asking price. The other beam-spring by the same seller hasn't sold in a year, and its unlikely it'll sell at all.

orihalcon

31 Jan 2020, 00:21

Tron had one and restored his, see pictures here:

https://imgur.com/a/D1XHKll

My guess is that it came from the same batch, so might be nice other than the caps?

John Doe

31 Jan 2020, 07:13

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4608960458

Barely see black M caps even on ebay, but shipping is pricey to my country. Glad to see they'll go to lover's hands anyway.

Rauha

31 Jan 2020, 21:21

John Doe wrote:
31 Jan 2020, 07:13
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4608960458

Barely see black M caps even on ebay, but shipping is pricey to my country. Glad to see they'll go to lover's hands anyway.

"Ships to:
United Kingdom, Asia"



Fitting to see this on the final Brexit day. In my dreams the seller is some Empire 2.0 lunatic selling it only for the special Unicorn people with their magical blue blue passports, or their former Asian colonies.

Well, I would have spent some of my filthy Euros for these.

MMcM

01 Feb 2020, 07:10

https://www.ebay.com/itm/114093986500

Symbolics 36400 Rev. D.

White on beige keys look less yellowed than the one I have, though maybe that's just the photo.

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typingweb10

01 Feb 2020, 15:53

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=M ... cctid=3337
IBM punch card machine with keyboard, starting bid 100$ this stuff is way outof my pricerange, maybe one of you guys wants it?

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JP!

01 Feb 2020, 19:05

MMcM wrote:
01 Feb 2020, 07:10
https://www.ebay.com/itm/114093986500

Symbolics 36400 Rev. D.

White on beige keys look less yellowed than the one I have, though maybe that's just the photo.
Wow that sold quick!

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wobbled

01 Feb 2020, 21:21

To another idiot with too much money responsible for killing this community.

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zrrion

01 Feb 2020, 22:38

Oh for sure, community's super dead :roll:

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E3E

01 Feb 2020, 23:04

It's not killing the community as much as it is increasing the price of entry in certain areas. Prices have been bonkers for a while now. The hobby is more popular than ever; there's more attention paid to it along with a lot more demand and people with disposable income willing to throw a lot of money into this.

It makes it harder for those not such positions financially unless they get lucky in some way.

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JP!

02 Feb 2020, 05:28

Anything Symbolic's related is not cheap and if keyboard aficionados were not trying to poach these the price would still be considerable with the growing interest from vintage computer collectors. Imagine if you had this machine and some keyboard nut job like myself snatches the board away. :roll:

Along with higher prices more things hopefully will be discovered and appreciated where they might have otherwise been scrapped. The bad part of course is limited supply and in some cases insane prices. At least we are not in the days when the membrane keyboard was the only choice before mechanical keyboards started becoming more mainstream. To those where cash is in short supply or vintage things are unavailable, there are a growing number of alternatives these days thanks to those with the drive or creativity to create something new like the new Model F, Silo Beamspring switch, or growing number of vintage inspired keysets. Yet even with the choices of today from contemporary mechanical keyboards to vintage reproductions, there will always be those who will want the original. Sure there are worthy copies of Picasso's paintings, yet there are still people who would shell out millions for the chance to buy an original.

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