Great/Interesting Finds

Rayndalf

03 Oct 2020, 00:29

Yasu0 wrote:
02 Oct 2020, 18:20
That for sure is within my price range.. nice vintage look too. I wonder if that is 8917 is 1989 17th week. I may go for one even though I have no idea how to get it working on the standard internals. Its cheap enough.. the seller has five available.

There are a couple more "space saver" ibm keyboards up on ebay. Rubber dome for over 100 usd!! Sold prices corroborate these space saver auction asking prices too.. Unicomp needs to get on this. Their retail wouldn't need to be inline with their wider boards imo. How much more the they could charge before the market loses its taste for them I do not know. I'm guessing quite a bit more than $110 usd.
It even comes with 3 buttons

I found an even sillier trackball type device, it's a control panel for some kind of part inspection scanner type think. The side panels and wheel (which look like plastic) are actually metal, and the ball needs lube but the knobs and wheel are crazy smooth.

Ti83 for scale?
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kajahtaa

03 Oct 2020, 16:32


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shine

03 Oct 2020, 20:14

say hi to my little guy. got it from my local dealer

Xerox Docutech 93D with Alps brown, poor thing is missing three keycaps and has no cable.

Trying to convert it to usb.
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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

03 Oct 2020, 20:36

Didn't even know these came with browns. Nice find!

xxhellfirexx

04 Oct 2020, 22:50

Anyone want to play key switch lottery?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/392968158652

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ppCircle

04 Oct 2020, 23:49

xxhellfirexx wrote:
04 Oct 2020, 22:50
Anyone want to play key switch lottery?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/392968158652
Mitsumi

xxhellfirexx

05 Oct 2020, 01:20

ppCircle wrote:
04 Oct 2020, 23:49
xxhellfirexx wrote:
04 Oct 2020, 22:50
Anyone want to play key switch lottery?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/392968158652
Mitsumi
You're right. The arrow symbols on Mitsumi switches are centered.

nearsky

05 Oct 2020, 03:30

UK collection only from Bromsgrove for a double Alps score, white & green: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-of-Vintag ... 3767103186

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hellothere

05 Oct 2020, 03:31

zzxx53 wrote:
28 Sep 2020, 23:45
IBM P70, bidding at $200
https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/104287704
Sold at $289. The Alps Plate Spring is one switch that I'd really like to try sometime.

zzxx53

05 Oct 2020, 18:59

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rare-I ... 4370980091
Another gen 1 M122 with F-122 style feet

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wobbled

05 Oct 2020, 19:50

if any of you guys see ebay user KevinOtto either buying from you or selling to you, avoid the little prick like the plague.
The guy bought some badges from me which were sent out instantly, he didn't bother to tell me that the item never arrived because he's a stupid fuck, and decided to open an ebay case where my only option was to refund, as opposed to send out a replacement for him.
Then he decided to leave me negative feedback.
Love it.

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ekeppel

05 Oct 2020, 20:17

Sorry to hear about that. Don't forget to add him to your blocked bidders list if you haven't already. Sometimes I've been able to pre-empt these kind of buyers and block them before they can bid (e.g. if their pre-purchase communication gives you the impression that they are going to be a problem). Unfortunately, there is little you can do in most cases though. :-(

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hellothere

08 Oct 2020, 02:21

Pingmaster:
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$107 US, ATM. Anybody want to guess how high it'll go?

EDIT #2: It looks like there are about more than a dozen blue and green Alps keyboards on US ebay. Everyone cashing in on prices while they're still high?

EDIT #3: sold for $156.50.
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depletedvespene

08 Oct 2020, 02:45

hellothere wrote:
08 Oct 2020, 02:21
Pingmaster:
Spoiler:
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$107 US, ATM. Anybody want to guess how high it'll go?
I'd rather not. 107 is already a dumb price for a pingmaster. :x

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

08 Oct 2020, 03:06

depletedvespene wrote:
08 Oct 2020, 02:45
hellothere wrote:
08 Oct 2020, 02:21
Pingmaster:
Spoiler:
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$107 US, ATM. Anybody want to guess how high it'll go?
I'd rather not. 107 is already a dumb price for a pingmaster. :x
Lol I just paid $175 for one :lol:

zzxx53

08 Oct 2020, 03:39

F122
2 hours into the bidding and we're already at over $300; wondering how high this one will go.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/114451160363?_ ... fresh=true

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depletedvespene

08 Oct 2020, 03:44

Redmaus wrote:
08 Oct 2020, 03:06
depletedvespene wrote:
08 Oct 2020, 02:45
hellothere wrote:
08 Oct 2020, 02:21
Pingmaster:
Spoiler:
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$107 US, ATM. Anybody want to guess how high it'll go?
I'd rather not. 107 is already a dumb price for a pingmaster. :x
Lol I just paid $175 for one :lol:
Ouch. You should have asked around first.

xxhellfirexx

08 Oct 2020, 03:51

depletedvespene wrote:
08 Oct 2020, 03:44
Redmaus wrote:
08 Oct 2020, 03:06
depletedvespene wrote:
08 Oct 2020, 02:45


I'd rather not. 107 is already a dumb price for a pingmaster. :x
Lol I just paid $175 for one :lol:
Ouch. You should have asked around first.
How much was Mendelsons selling the Pingmaster for? Wasn't it like $30 with $40 shipping?

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depletedvespene

08 Oct 2020, 04:03

30 or 35 USD, depending on the batch, with not that high of a shipping (depending on one's location; in one purchase I even got free shipping).

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Gamuholic

08 Oct 2020, 04:22

I paid $34.95 + $22.96 shipping for my Pingmaster in 2018.

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ddrfraser1

08 Oct 2020, 05:41

I paid $50 flat last fall nos

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Weezer

08 Oct 2020, 06:02

Yeah, they were cheap until that nos supply ran out.

mode1ace

08 Oct 2020, 08:14

zzxx53 wrote:
08 Oct 2020, 03:39
F122
2 hours into the bidding and we're already at over $300; wondering how high this one will go.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/114451160363?_ ... fresh=true
I really hate that the pictures were taken where they were, surely that stone will scratch it up?

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depletedvespene

08 Oct 2020, 13:17

Weezer wrote:
08 Oct 2020, 06:02
Yeah, they were cheap until that nos supply ran out.
The thing is, the "NOS supply" ran out a couple times, before Mendehlson put out new batches. Also, for a long time, the Japanese keyboards weren't available, with only Chinese units for sale, until a "fresh" batch showed up (this happened twice). It is now that we see pingmasters at inflated prices.

I myself bought a couple extra units to use them for trades later on, but the current pricing makes me conflicted (it "strenghtens" my hand, but not in a way I would have wanted)


I would be delighted in a rather particular version of schadenfreude if Mendehlson found now a new batch of pingmasters and put them for sale, again, at his usual prices.

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hellothere

08 Oct 2020, 21:31

FWIW, I wouldn't mind buying a Pingmaster that needs some work at a $80ish + shipping, depending on condition. I finally determined that I don't like linear switches for myself, but I do get a kick out of opening a keyboard with internals I haven't worked on before.

Oh, It looks like Mendleson's only has a couple rubber dome keyboards, ATM. Unless I'm missing a search term.

davkol

08 Oct 2020, 21:45


cakeanalytics

08 Oct 2020, 22:30

Never seen one like this before.
So the keyboard portion moves with the mouse? Wouldn't that make it a pretty clumsy mouse?

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Weezer

08 Oct 2020, 22:47

I'm posting this as an "interesting find"

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-Ar ... Sw1P1ff2jF

Never seen an Arabic beamspring. However wants $5000 and all keys are not present and many are damaged.

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shine

09 Oct 2020, 12:14

Weezer wrote:
08 Oct 2020, 22:47
I'm posting this as an "interesting find"

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-Ar ... Sw1P1ff2jF

Never seen an Arabic beamspring. However wants $5000 and all keys are not present and many are damaged.
I was about to post it as well. Nice pricing lol

cakeanalytics

09 Oct 2020, 23:20

Missing that many keys and still asking for $5000?!
The balls of certain sellers...

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