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John Doe

04 Apr 2021, 01:41

Not bad epson keyboard with smk reverse cross switches.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3996824535

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raoulduke-esq

04 Apr 2021, 05:23


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ddrfraser1

04 Apr 2021, 15:47

My BTC identifies as a beamspring. You got a problem with that?

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raoulduke-esq

04 Apr 2021, 15:52

ddrfraser1 wrote:
04 Apr 2021, 15:47
My BTC identifies as a beamspring. You got a problem with that?
Not in 2021 I don’t. #woke

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depletedvespene

04 Apr 2021, 15:55

raoulduke-esq wrote:
04 Apr 2021, 15:52
ddrfraser1 wrote:
04 Apr 2021, 15:47
My BTC identifies as a beamspring. You got a problem with that?
Not in 2021 I don’t. #woke
Yet, in 2021, Wang keyboards are unacceptable.

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zrrion

04 Apr 2021, 16:33

really impressive that we're palette-swapping attack helicopter jokes still, one day you'll think of new material. I believe in you.

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hellothere

04 Apr 2021, 16:45

xxhellfirexx wrote:
02 Apr 2021, 01:01
Wang with maybe Alps SKCM black switches.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/133711526781?m ... olid=10001
I'm disappointed that I didn't see this earlier, because I have a Wang 724/725 (I have it in storage, so I can't check if it has a 3770 model number) with the same looking keycaps and it has salmon Alps. The Wiki entry says "Alps SKCL/SKCM," no Cherry MX, and has a pic of a KB with orange Alps.

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hellothere

04 Apr 2021, 16:54

John Doe wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 08:28
Anybody noticed the keyboard is a little bit weird?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/333944476485
If you're referring to to the "offset" "Upper Case Alpha" key, I've seen that style before. I don't remember where, off the top of my head.

If you're referring to the worn parts near each seam, I'm not sure if that's natural or the thing's been repainted. I'm leaning toward repainted.
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Jan Pospisil

04 Apr 2021, 17:36

zrrion wrote:
04 Apr 2021, 16:33
really impressive that we're palette-swapping attack helicopter jokes still, one day you'll think of new material. I believe in you.
We can only hope. What else do they have, beside maybe the n-word? And what if the keyboard is not black?!

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Muirium
µ

04 Apr 2021, 17:54

The n-word? Steady now!

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raoulduke-esq

04 Apr 2021, 17:55

Evidently my attempt to keep it light while diffusing that joke was misinterpreted as an attack? I can’t speak for anyone else but for me I’m dead serious. It’s 2021. I’ll refer to anyone however they prefer to be addressed and treat them with the respect they deserve as a fellow human. I would encourage everyone to do the same.

nearsky

04 Apr 2021, 18:13

Congrats to whoever snagged this green alps board: https://www.ebay.com/itm/AT-Computer-Ke ... 4746090863

I’d asked the seller to remove a keycap (as I imagine others did), the seller kindly obliged but by the time I checked back for the updated pics it was gone. No hard feelings though, happy hunting!

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Muirium
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04 Apr 2021, 18:16

Cute case. Great steal!

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hellothere

04 Apr 2021, 22:07

While I'd absolutely love to try brown Alps, this one's a tad too steep at $500 US. It's a "new old stock" replacement for an IBM 5140 luggable.

And one for $299. I do realize that the seller has a bit of history here ...

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ddrfraser1

05 Apr 2021, 11:00

hellothere wrote:
04 Apr 2021, 22:07
the seller
🤮

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hellothere

05 Apr 2021, 16:41

ddrfraser1 wrote:
05 Apr 2021, 11:00
hellothere wrote:
04 Apr 2021, 22:07
the seller
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Yah, yah. :P

I've had good experiences, though. As an example, I bought one of his case/mounting plate/PCB combos. When I got it, I saw that the PCB had a bunch of lifted pads. I e-mailed through ebay and he refunded me immediately -- and let me keep everything. So, I have no complaints. YMMV.

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raoulduke-esq

05 Apr 2021, 22:03

eBay says it’s a “great price”...
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Jan Pospisil

05 Apr 2021, 22:10

Hey, free shipping!

dr-lipschitz

06 Apr 2021, 06:00

if anyone with a 3278 was trying to find BoW numeric keycaps:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Selectric- ... 3861388256

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

06 Apr 2021, 09:13

dr-lipschitz wrote:
06 Apr 2021, 06:00
if anyone with a 3278 was trying to find BoW numeric keycaps:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Selectric- ... 3861388256
Aren't those actually MX mount?

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kmnov2017

06 Apr 2021, 11:23

dr-lipschitz wrote:
06 Apr 2021, 06:00
if anyone with a 3278 was trying to find BoW numeric keycaps:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Selectric- ... 3861388256
I am not aware of any selectrics that had a cross cherry style mount.

4_404

06 Apr 2021, 12:35

kmnov2017 wrote:
06 Apr 2021, 11:23
dr-lipschitz wrote:
06 Apr 2021, 06:00
if anyone with a 3278 was trying to find BoW numeric keycaps:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Selectric- ... 3861388256
I am not aware of any selectrics that had a cross cherry style mount.
They look like 12mm Cherry keycaps for M5/6/7 switches

dr-lipschitz

06 Apr 2021, 20:23

kbdfr wrote:
06 Apr 2021, 09:13
dr-lipschitz wrote:
06 Apr 2021, 06:00
if anyone with a 3278 was trying to find BoW numeric keycaps:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Selectric- ... 3861388256
Aren't those actually MX mount?

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Ah damn, I've been had! I should've looked through all the pictures. That being said, people have been able to to force cherry mx SA switches onto their beamers. Not that I'd recommend it. Guess this wasn't the deal I thought it was.

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Muirium
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06 Apr 2021, 21:36

People forcing caps onto Beamspring switches deserve to have their fingers burnt. Bad, bad!

Did you buy some?

kmnov2017

06 Apr 2021, 22:26

Muirium wrote:
06 Apr 2021, 21:36
People forcing caps onto Beamspring switches deserve to have their fingers burnt. Bad, bad!

Did you buy some?
one of the users in the past commented that they found the SKCC keycaps to be a better fit than the original IBM keycaps...


vdublove37

07 Apr 2021, 02:27

That price is outrageous, those go for $50-$75 from what I have seen in the past year

kelvinhall05

07 Apr 2021, 04:51

vdublove37 wrote:
07 Apr 2021, 02:27
That price is outrageous, those go for $50-$75 from what I have seen in the past year
That is a very fair price for a NOS split spacebar one.

Rayndalf

07 Apr 2021, 05:59

kelvinhall05 wrote:
07 Apr 2021, 04:51
vdublove37 wrote:
07 Apr 2021, 02:27
That price is outrageous, those go for $50-$75 from what I have seen in the past year
That is a very fair price for a NOS split spacebar one.
$140 is a little high when you consider taxes + shipping, but it's a well built board with nice switches, and the split bar saves the layout from the 1u backspace most BAE boards are stuck with.

I got mine in a weird and poorly concieved trade (I think I traded a Wyse board worth of vintage blacks and ~$60 for the case, caps, stabs and plate of a K151L and the split spacebar NMB). Those K151L caps are about to come in handy since I accidently melted my other set :lol:

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JP!

07 Apr 2021, 06:08

vdublove37 wrote:
07 Apr 2021, 02:27
That price is outrageous, those go for $50-$75 from what I have seen in the past year
Ha! I bought a used one at $50 and it needed cleaning and one of the switches in finicky and sometimes doesn't register key presses. One is NOS condition is worth the premium if you enjoy these clicky space invaders like I do. In fact I'd buy this if I didn't already have a couple of these.

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