Greetings, fellow Deskthorians, and welcome to Keybug's great x-mas donation giveaway!
Here's how I would like this to go down - I hope no one objects to this modus operandi.
1. Chose item(s) you want below. You can raise bids to win items bid for by others - bidding battles are in a good cause!
2. Let me know how much you would be willing to donate either to Deskthority, Geekhack or a charity of your choosing to win the item(s). Please specify donation offers per item in case you want more than one. Consider that I will have to cover shipping costs so please be generous in the amount you are going to donate. Minimum donation offer per item is 5€. All items will be sent from Germany. Items may be sent in bag-type packaging to avoid big steps up in shipping costs, any damage incurred during shipping is at your own risk.
3. If no one else puts in a higher donation offer than yours by December 31st, you've won the item.
4. In the new year, send me proof that you've made the donation plus your shipping address and I will send the item(s) at a few days' notice. To be clear, I don't get any money. You donate the full amount, I donate the items and cover shipping costs to honour your donation.
I hope this is clear and acceptable.
Well, here comes the stuff I'm giving away, more will probably be added within the week. As for the switches, none of them have ever been soldered in, most have only been tried out in hot-swappable (holtites-based) keyboards, some not at all, i.e. those are new (see below). Please be aware that the Kailh box switches may harm some types of keycaps, so best not use expensive vintage or artsy caps on them.
Time-stamped photo of the whole lot:
Items from original post:
01. 35 Kailh box jade heavy clicky switches, as new high bid scottc 10€ to Irish Cancer Society
02. 35 Kailh box navy heavy clicky switches, as new high bid Findecanor 10€ to Barncancerfonden
03. 110 Kailh box white heavy clicky switches, as new high bid tentator 30€ to DT
04. 41 Kailh box orange heavy tactile switches, as new
05. 91 Kailh box brown light tactile switches, about one third of these have had a lighter spring swapped in but the original spring has now been swapped back in, the rest is new high bid swampangel 20€ to Mermaids
06. 91 Kailh box black linear switches, as new
07. 90 R8 tactile Zealios (30x 62g, 30x 65g, 30x 78g), new - not even used in holtites high bid nikolai 40€ to DT
08. - see 07.
09. - see 07.
10. Topre mount space bars, 1 blue (slightly used), 1 red (new) high bid AdrianMan 7€ to DT[/list]
Added in first update:
11. thick DS flat profile MX mount ABS typewriter keycaps, German umlauts, great condition high bid swampangel 20€ to Feed Nova Scotia
12. complete set of MX mount RGB modifiers, 32 pieces, new high bid okaboni 50€ to DT
13. complete set of MX mount light / dark grey OG Cherry thick (mods) / thin (other keys) lasered PBT keycaps (G81-3000 harvest), ISO-DE layout
14. around 100 MX clone "Taiwan black stem" clicky switch sliders and springs - quite rare, somewhat like Aristotles, a great opportunity (Chicony 5192 harvest) high bid dr_derivative 20€ plus shipping to DT
Total raised: 207€ (of which 157€ to Deskthority)