Great/Interesting Finds

kelvinhall05

02 Jul 2020, 01:22

hellothere wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 01:14
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Macintosh-Port ... 3504005581

You need some salmon Alps switches? You don't mind unsoldering them? You want some Alps-mount keycaps to go with them? You want to pay $11 for 63 (I'm pretty sure it's 63) keyswitches and caps? Here's your auction. Free slow shipping, too.

Note that, while I was online actually ordering a bunch of these sets, someone gave the ebayer a negative review. That dropped his percentage to 97.8% on 87 sales.
Tripped me and a few people in the Discord up, that's just cables.

I 100000% guarantee he is hoping someone will buy it thinking it's a keyboard.

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hellothere

02 Jul 2020, 01:27

Well, I wasn't thinking keyboard, but I was thinking switches and caps. And I did read it, like 3 times, too. Oh, well. Not too expensive of a lesson. :(

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Jesseg

02 Jul 2020, 01:50

hellothere wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 01:27
Well, I wasn't thinking keyboard, but I was thinking switches and caps. And I did read it, like 3 times, too. Oh, well. Not too expensive of a lesson. :(
Don't worry I nearly did aswell, was about to hit buy and saw that it mentioned cable.. that was close..

Lanrefni

02 Jul 2020, 02:25

hellothere wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 01:14
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Macintosh-Port ... 3504005581

You need some salmon Alps switches? You don't mind unsoldering them? You want some Alps-mount keycaps to go with them? You want to pay $11 for 63 (I'm pretty sure it's 63) keyswitches and caps? Here's your auction. Free slow shipping, too.

Note that, while I was online actually ordering a bunch of these sets, someone gave the ebayer a negative review. That dropped his percentage to 97.8% on 87 sales.
That auction looks to be for just the ribbon cables,nothing else included.

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ddrfraser1

02 Jul 2020, 02:35

Pretty despicable

latemodel24

02 Jul 2020, 02:48

I don't see a problem, he clearly lists its only the cable.

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zrrion

02 Jul 2020, 02:59

Yeah, this is a reading comprehension problem, not a listing problem

kelvinhall05

02 Jul 2020, 04:03

ddrfraser1 wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 02:35
Pretty despicable
Agreed, very similar to those sellers who sell boxes from game consoles for $300 only mentioning it's just a box for two words in the title. *Technically* they're not doing anything wrong but like...c'mon.

Very obvious this seller is hoping someone will buy it thinking it's a keyboard.

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hellothere

02 Jul 2020, 17:24

What I will do is if I do get a shipment of just cables, I'll contact ebay and tell them that the product I received did not match the picture in the ad. I've done that two times before. It'll just take a month or so for a refund.

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JP!

02 Jul 2020, 17:29

kelvinhall05 wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 04:03
ddrfraser1 wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 02:35
Pretty despicable
Agreed, very similar to those sellers who sell boxes from game consoles for $300 only mentioning it's just a box for two words in the title. *Technically* they're not doing anything wrong but like...c'mon.

Very obvious this seller is hoping someone will buy it thinking it's a keyboard.
I guess I don't see the issue here. Everything seems accurately described in the listing and the price is within reason for the described item. It's not likely you would find the keyboard for $11.

kelvinhall05

02 Jul 2020, 17:46

JP! wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 17:29
kelvinhall05 wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 04:03
ddrfraser1 wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 02:35
Pretty despicable
Agreed, very similar to those sellers who sell boxes from game consoles for $300 only mentioning it's just a box for two words in the title. *Technically* they're not doing anything wrong but like...c'mon.

Very obvious this seller is hoping someone will buy it thinking it's a keyboard.
I guess I don't see the issue here. Everything seems accurately described in the listing and the price is within reason for the described item. It's not likely you would find the keyboard for $11.
Yeah, I see where you're coming from. But like I said, between only briefly mentioning that it's just a cable, and for the picture to be of a keyboard and trackball module, it totally seems to me like he is hoping someone buys it thinking it's a keyboard and/or trackball.

EnthusiastDude

02 Jul 2020, 19:18

I almost fell for it too, but luckily there is no shipping option to the EU :D
I think the problem that led to the wrong perception is that the thing pictured is not the thing sold, which I personally find close to being intentionally misleading.

IKSLM

02 Jul 2020, 21:46

kelvinhall05 wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 17:46
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Yeah, I see where you're coming from. But like I said, between only briefly mentioning that it's just a cable, and for the picture to be of a keyboard and trackball module, it totally seems to me like he is hoping someone buys it thinking it's a keyboard and/or trackball.
How is this briefly?

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hellothere

03 Jul 2020, 01:45

BTW, I did see an ad for "10 Pcs NOS NMB HI-TEK TTY Keyboards, Series 725, Electronic Projects, Arduino for $80.50." today. That could be cool. I've not played with a Space Invaders keyboard before.

Anyway, back to the discussion about that ad.

I think we're trying to get to some point of "buyer beware." However, there is a point where the seller steps over a line. Did the seller do so here? My opinion is yes. However, my opinion doesn't matter. ebay's opinion matters.
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latemodel24

03 Jul 2020, 01:45

The board is just a prop to show the cable connected to the keyboard.

Gnho

03 Jul 2020, 02:15

Made a mistake of ordering four cables... contacted the seller and s/he's willing to cancel it. Feels like a legit guy to me.

MMcM

03 Jul 2020, 03:02

hellothere wrote:
03 Jul 2020, 01:45
That could be cool. I've not played with a Space Invaders keyboard before.
I got one a while ago (see here). It's a fun little board.

MMcM

04 Jul 2020, 16:26

Sanyo MBC-885 with FLS 3rd gen switches:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/303613783321

This is around when everyone was standardizing on IBM compatibility, so maybe it's XT protocol, unlike the earlier 550, which was just serial ASCII.

xxhellfirexx

04 Jul 2020, 20:19

MMcM wrote:
04 Jul 2020, 16:26
Sanyo MBC-885 with FLS 3rd gen switches:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/303613783321

This is around when everyone was standardizing on IBM compatibility, so maybe it's XT protocol, unlike the earlier 550, which was just serial ASCII.
This is not XT Soarers compatible.

If you want one, get this one. But it costs as much as Alps SKCM blue.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/153985877086

forter4

04 Jul 2020, 20:40

xxhellfirexx wrote:
04 Jul 2020, 20:19
MMcM wrote:
04 Jul 2020, 16:26
Sanyo MBC-885 with FLS 3rd gen switches:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/303613783321

This is around when everyone was standardizing on IBM compatibility, so maybe it's XT protocol, unlike the earlier 550, which was just serial ASCII.
This is not XT Soarers compatible.

If you want one, get this one. But it costs as much as Alps SKCM blue.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/153985877086
I was following that when it started at $1...I'm surprised this has gotten so high

xxhellfirexx

06 Jul 2020, 03:01

NMB space invaders keyboard

https://www.ebay.com/itm/254445576662

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fohat
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06 Jul 2020, 03:21

Somebody should buy that.

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Jesseg

06 Jul 2020, 08:46


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ddrfraser1

06 Jul 2020, 16:14

Dang. Is that Alps or plate spring?

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Jesseg

06 Jul 2020, 16:15

ddrfraser1 wrote:
06 Jul 2020, 16:14
Dang. Is that Alps or plate spring?
Yep! Sure is

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ddrfraser1

06 Jul 2020, 16:17

Jesseg wrote:
06 Jul 2020, 16:15
ddrfraser1 wrote:
06 Jul 2020, 16:14
Dang. Is that Alps or plate spring?
Yep! Sure is
Lol, I figured it out. So what's the deal with Yahoo auctions? Why is this so cheap? Is the catch that shipping is just super expenseive?

EnthusiastDude

06 Jul 2020, 19:18

ddrfraser1 wrote:
06 Jul 2020, 16:17
Jesseg wrote:
06 Jul 2020, 16:15
ddrfraser1 wrote:
06 Jul 2020, 16:14


Dang. Is that Alps or plate spring?
Yep! Sure is
Lol, I figured it out. So what's the deal with Yahoo auctions? Why is this so cheap? Is the catch that shipping is just super expenseive?
I guess it is so cheap because the auction still has 3 days left. And there's also a certain risk when buying stuff second-hand from Asia.

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ScottPaladin

06 Jul 2020, 23:49

Very little info on this thing but definitely an interesting find. A quite dirty morse code generator.

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https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/96705037

bibobim

07 Jul 2020, 02:30

Every once in a while, I found another level of insanity :lol:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-51 ... SwIaNfA7yg

xxhellfirexx

07 Jul 2020, 03:21


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