Great/Interesting Finds

John Doe

11 Jul 2020, 04:16


forter4

13 Jul 2020, 17:07

https://www.ebay.com/itm/193150820696

Very nice keycaps. Shape of them looks like they could be SKCC switches?

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Weezer

13 Jul 2020, 18:00

John Doe wrote:
11 Jul 2020, 04:16
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3041778555

BeamSpring 3278
Nice APL legends

newtype_

13 Jul 2020, 20:41

Asked the > $1000 IBM 5140 seller if they would take less (like an 80% discount lol) and they said they refuse to go lower. What the hell is wrong with some of these people.

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wobbled

13 Jul 2020, 20:58

newtype_ wrote:
13 Jul 2020, 20:41
Asked the > $1000 IBM 5140 seller if they would take less (like an 80% discount lol) and they said they refuse to go lower. What the hell is wrong with some of these people.
Disgusting greedy cunts who need to get the fuck away from our hobby

newtype_

13 Jul 2020, 21:10

wobbled wrote:
13 Jul 2020, 20:58
newtype_ wrote:
13 Jul 2020, 20:41
Asked the > $1000 IBM 5140 seller if they would take less (like an 80% discount lol) and they said they refuse to go lower. What the hell is wrong with some of these people.
Disgusting greedy cunts who need to get the fuck away from our hobby
It is awfully unscrupulous but what can you do (besides shame them on ebay messages)?

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fohat
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13 Jul 2020, 22:11

In a free market aren't both buyers and sellers free to determine their personal price points?

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Weezer

13 Jul 2020, 23:45

Sounds like this free market needs some government regulation.

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enrique.aliaga

13 Jul 2020, 23:48

Yeah... a few months ago, there was a lovely NOS Gold Badge Northgate OmniKey, listed at the absurd price of 800 dollars. I went as far as offering 500, but the seller didn’t even care to respond. Greedy fucks.

The Northgate stayed for sale for a month, and then it vanished. Must’ve been acquired by some rich person. LOL

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inmbolmie

14 Jul 2020, 00:11

enrique.aliaga wrote:
13 Jul 2020, 23:48
Yeah... a few months ago, there was a lovely NOS Gold Badge Northgate OmniKey, listed at the absurd price of 800 dollars. I went as far as offering 500, but the seller didn’t even care to respond. Greedy fucks.

The Northgate stayed for sale for a month, and then it vanished. Must’ve been acquired by some rich person. LOL
Well, only $300 richer than you BTW :D

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Weezer

14 Jul 2020, 00:15

inmbolmie wrote:
14 Jul 2020, 00:11
enrique.aliaga wrote:
13 Jul 2020, 23:48
Yeah... a few months ago, there was a lovely NOS Gold Badge Northgate OmniKey, listed at the absurd price of 800 dollars. I went as far as offering 500, but the seller didn’t even care to respond. Greedy fucks.

The Northgate stayed for sale for a month, and then it vanished. Must’ve been acquired by some rich person. LOL
Well, only $300 richer than you BTW :D
Shots fired :o

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inmbolmie

14 Jul 2020, 00:31

Weezer wrote:
14 Jul 2020, 00:15
inmbolmie wrote:
14 Jul 2020, 00:11
enrique.aliaga wrote:
13 Jul 2020, 23:48
Yeah... a few months ago, there was a lovely NOS Gold Badge Northgate OmniKey, listed at the absurd price of 800 dollars. I went as far as offering 500, but the seller didn’t even care to respond. Greedy fucks.

The Northgate stayed for sale for a month, and then it vanished. Must’ve been acquired by some rich person. LOL
Well, only $300 richer than you BTW :D
Shots fired :o
Well, wasn't me who bought it if you understood that. Only saying that for me $800 is in the same league than $500 if you can really spend that much.

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zrrion

14 Jul 2020, 01:33

800 is less that I spent on my near immaculate beamspring, that's an awful lot to pay for something that is only barely different from white ALPS. regardless of how rich the buyer was they certainly are an idiot.

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//gainsborough
ALPSの日常

14 Jul 2020, 02:22

I don't think I would personally classify 500 and 800 as "in the same league." That's a 60% increase.

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fohat
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14 Jul 2020, 02:26

If you want what you want, then you have to decide what you are willing to pay for it.

Your time frame might be immediate, or weeks, or months, or years. The more patient and diligent you are in your searching, the cheaper the price that you will eventually find.

If you want an uncommon piece of gear that is decades old, in immaculate condition, today, then you should expect to pay top dollar.

forter4

14 Jul 2020, 03:34

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sperry-Univac- ... 4361145751

This one was around $100 just this morning; now up to $200. I wonder if anyone picked up the other Univace I posted that was at a BIN for $500

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JP!

14 Jul 2020, 14:57


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Weezer

14 Jul 2020, 23:12

Model M blue label buy it now $36.30 shipping included

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-1391401-Mo ... SwH6dfDh0E

edit: gone

newtype_

14 Jul 2020, 23:55

lmao theyre multiplying now, if this one pos seller actually engenders a tripling of the going price for these im rage quitting the hobby
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Weezer

15 Jul 2020, 00:04

newtype_ wrote:
14 Jul 2020, 23:55
lmao theyre multiplying now, if this one pos seller actually engenders a tripling of the going price for these im rage quitting the hobby
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I genuinely don't understand the amount of rage towards this one seller. People go prospecting on eBay all the time with every item, what makes this guy so unacceptably outrageous? <--honest question

newtype_

15 Jul 2020, 00:10

I'm new to the prospecting so probably overreacting to a general trend, but I really need another IBM and this is torture to watch.

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fohat
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15 Jul 2020, 00:24

newtype_ wrote:
15 Jul 2020, 00:10

this is torture
But not agonizing enough to spend $412.50 assuage it?

newtype_

15 Jul 2020, 00:27

fohat wrote:
15 Jul 2020, 00:24
newtype_ wrote:
15 Jul 2020, 00:10

this is torture
But not agonizing enough to spend $412.50 assuage it?
considering nibs were going for 500-600 on reddit, no...

forter4

15 Jul 2020, 00:37

Is the demand for IBM 5140's based purely on their Brown Alps?

newtype_

15 Jul 2020, 00:38

forter4 wrote:
15 Jul 2020, 00:37
Is the demand for IBM 5140's based purely on their Brown Alps?
I mean I doubt its the 4MHz and Monochrome LCD ... there may be some niche ibm fanbois but I don't think its to the same level as old school Apple fanboys

Kankurou1010

15 Jul 2020, 02:50

Datacal keytronic easytype medical board

Love how ridiculous it looks but it’s probably shite eh?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/164290512053

John Doe

15 Jul 2020, 08:58

Kankurou1010 wrote:
15 Jul 2020, 02:50
Datacal keytronic easytype medical board

Love how ridiculous it looks but it’s probably shite eh?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/164290512053

is that a dead link? or seller removed the item?

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zrrion

15 Jul 2020, 15:46

it works for me

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fohat
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15 Jul 2020, 15:47

Kankurou1010 wrote:
15 Jul 2020, 02:50

Datacal keytronic easytype medical board
That would be great for someone with vision problems.

Is it just me, or does that lock light sticker look very Unicomp?

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Weezer

15 Jul 2020, 17:26

fohat wrote:
15 Jul 2020, 15:47
Kankurou1010 wrote:
15 Jul 2020, 02:50

Datacal keytronic easytype medical board
That would be great for someone with vision problems.

Is it just me, or does that lock light sticker look very Unicomp?
No, actually I was thinking that it looked like a Unicomp model M

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