Great/Interesting Finds

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ekeppel

06 Feb 2021, 01:28

IBM PCjr USB Keyboard Converter
https://www.ebay.com/itm/164688084527

Any masochists here? :shock:

xxhellfirexx

07 Feb 2021, 10:04


John Doe

07 Feb 2021, 12:39


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shine

07 Feb 2021, 17:50


Amontillado777

07 Feb 2021, 18:40

Should be named instead: an IBM keyboard + a $6k IBM box. :lol:

Never heard of beamers in boxes. And why bother to break the seal of an NIB to test it?
shine wrote:
07 Feb 2021, 17:50
LOL

Lekrafter

07 Feb 2021, 20:49

Blue Alps Leading Edge bidding at 26$ right now https://www.ebay.ca/itm/313410607288

xxhellfirexx

07 Feb 2021, 20:56

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Zenith-INEQ-Ke ... 4690868588

The problem with those boards is that you can't desolder the switches - they are literally "glued" in place with whatever that rust-resistant spray they put on the top after the switches were already installed.

Jan Pospisil

07 Feb 2021, 21:07

xxhellfirexx wrote:
07 Feb 2021, 20:56
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Zenith-INEQ-Ke ... 4690868588

The problem with those boards is that you can't desolder the switches - they are literally "glued" in place with whatever that rust-resistant spray they put on the top after the switches were already installed.
400 USD shipping, that's neat. :))

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TNT

07 Feb 2021, 21:34

Yeah, wtf. Very nice board tho!

xxhellfirexx

07 Feb 2021, 23:22

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-NMB-RT ... 4859844122

What is with this seller? This item got relisted at least 4 times.

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ddrfraser1

10 Feb 2021, 15:01

This should be interesting. I didn't even know these existed.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/233890323549?ul_noapp=true

Rayndalf

11 Feb 2021, 08:13

ekeppel wrote:
06 Feb 2021, 01:28
IBM PCjr USB Keyboard Converter
https://www.ebay.com/itm/164688084527

Any masochists here? :shock:
I mean... yes? I bought a new in bag(?) PCjr board (second version) for about $30 shipped 6 months ago... throwing another $75 into it seems insane

Any idea where all the cheap NOS PCjr boards went? Do people think they'll be the next Pingmaster? I'll be lucky if I can sell mine for $30... maybe some crazy people on mechmarket want them?

John Doe

12 Feb 2021, 13:05

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Retro- ... 890.l49292

Fujitsu 6246A with 3rd gen clicky switches version, quite good type feeling.

Amontillado777

12 Feb 2021, 18:52

Not as good as your collections.
John Doe wrote:
12 Feb 2021, 13:05
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Retro- ... 890.l49292

Fujitsu 6246A with 3rd gen clicky switches version, quite good type feeling.

vdublove37

12 Feb 2021, 21:57

I was hoping that FLS board didn't get as much attention as it did, it's going to go for quite a lot it seems.

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hellothere

13 Feb 2021, 00:00

Yup. I was looking for a clicky FLS.

To console myself, I bought a couple of other fun keyboards, so, no big loss :D.

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JP!

13 Feb 2021, 21:02


raoulduke-esq

15 Feb 2021, 01:59

Anyone want to pay over 20x what a board is worth?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Apple- ... 3293757576

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TNT

15 Feb 2021, 02:15

Dude, that's an original piece, it says Apple on it! It's very moderate considering the price of the new thing back then. I'd say grab it as long as it is still available!

Findecanor

15 Feb 2021, 11:16

TNT wrote:
15 Feb 2021, 02:15
Dude, that's an original piece, it says Apple on it! It's very moderate considering the price of the new thing back then. I'd say grab it as long as it is still available!
You forgot to add "/s" ... ;)

A guy on the Swedish auction site Tradera has sold quite a few Swedish-layout, Czech-made with serial numbers beginning in A ( => Alps-made rubber dome with slider, PBT keycaps) for around $10 in the past year.
Edit: https://www.tradera.com/item/302611/447 ... odel-m2980
He's also sold quite a few other vintage Apple keyboards, mice and whatnot, including several AEKII and M0118.
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TNT

15 Feb 2021, 12:01

Yeah of course I was sarcastic. But on the other hand look at that price tag. Buy it before somebody else does, what are you waiting for???

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Reshala

16 Feb 2021, 05:31

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/x764009233
nib oem libertouch for 5000 jpy each

arkanoid

16 Feb 2021, 06:44

Reshala wrote:
16 Feb 2021, 05:31
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/x764009233
nib oem libertouch for 5000 jpy each
Looks like it's new in vinyl bag.

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TNT

16 Feb 2021, 22:04


orihalcon

17 Feb 2021, 13:50

May have been posted elsewhere, but this looks like a nice restoration job on a 3101 Beamspring with some nice extras included:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/265056626958

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ddrfraser1

20 Feb 2021, 14:42

How's this for an interesting layout.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265054173958?_ ... noapp=true

Great looking board imo. According to this GH article https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=56207.0 it's got linear space invaders which according to Chyros https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbJpZLt ... hyrosran22 are similar to MX black but not as smooth. From the sound of it, lubing would be pretty risky due to how fragile the switches are. If it weren't for that and the fact that I'd have to figure out how convert it, I might jump on it.

MMcM

21 Feb 2021, 05:58

A Micro Switch 55SW parallel ASCII keyboard that seems like it really was adapted for use with a hobbyist system.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265060072364

It comes with the 16-pin adapter board with what looks like an odd mix of 74-series, 54-series (milspec), and DTL.

John Doe

21 Feb 2021, 12:50

MMcM wrote:
21 Feb 2021, 05:58
A Micro Switch 55SW parallel ASCII keyboard that seems like it really was adapted for use with a hobbyist system.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265060072364

It comes with the 16-pin adapter board with what looks like an odd mix of 74-series, 54-series (milspec), and DTL.
Gone so fast even at that price? My lord.

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hellothere

21 Feb 2021, 18:43

Lekrafter wrote:
07 Feb 2021, 20:49
Blue Alps Leading Edge bidding at 26$ right now https://www.ebay.ca/itm/313410607288
I'm sorta tracking prices on these for interested folks. Sold for $505 CAN. That's $400.52 US or 330.45 Euro.

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TNT

22 Feb 2021, 02:52


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