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Polecat

25 May 2020, 01:33

That's another late one. Hard to predict switches on the Montereys since they seem to have used multiple types concurrently. The three K104s on my list closest to that serial number have, one each, white clones, white bamboo SKCM, and blue SMK "Monterey" switches.

edit: the attached photo offers a clue that Monterey offered different versions. Not sure which this was, since all of the switches were "clicky" by most definitions.
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John Doe

25 May 2020, 04:25

Thank for your kindness, that saved my time. Appreciated it.

John Doe

25 May 2020, 18:03

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4234203843

Obvly some guys have noticed this, but still worth a share as record.

A NIB MCK-142pro with quite price offer so far.

kelvinhall05

25 May 2020, 18:12

John Doe wrote:
25 May 2020, 18:03
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4234203843

Obvly some guys have noticed this, but still worth a share as record.

A NIB MCK-142pro with quite price offer so far.
Hiliarous part is that Northgate Bob has some NOS for $180.

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ddrfraser1

25 May 2020, 18:46

kelvinhall05 wrote:
25 May 2020, 18:12
John Doe wrote:
25 May 2020, 18:03
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4234203843

Obvly some guys have noticed this, but still worth a share as record.

A NIB MCK-142pro with quite price offer so far.
Hiliarous part is that Northgate Bob has some NOS for $180.
Um, link please?

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ddrfraser1

25 May 2020, 19:11

Found it 8-)

kelvinhall05

25 May 2020, 19:14

ddrfraser1 wrote:
25 May 2020, 19:11
Found it 8-)
Gonna buy one? lol

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ddrfraser1

25 May 2020, 19:23

kelvinhall05 wrote:
25 May 2020, 19:14
ddrfraser1 wrote:
25 May 2020, 19:11
Found it 8-)
Gonna buy one? lol
I’d like to. I’ve had my eye on these for a while. The dream would be a nos blue alps. One came up a few months ago but my FUNDS cheat code wasn’t working :(

NeK

25 May 2020, 20:29

John Doe wrote:
25 May 2020, 18:03
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4234203843

Obvly some guys have noticed this, but still worth a share as record.

A NIB MCK-142pro with quite price offer so far.
471$ with 8 DAYS remaining. Is this thing made of gold? :shock: :o

kelvinhall05

25 May 2020, 20:30

NeK wrote:
25 May 2020, 20:29
John Doe wrote:
25 May 2020, 18:03
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4234203843

Obvly some guys have noticed this, but still worth a share as record.

A NIB MCK-142pro with quite price offer so far.
471$ with 8 DAYS remaining. Is this thing made of gold? :shock: :o
Yeah lmao, even if Bob didn't have a handful for $180 (also NOS) it would be overpriced...but cmon, it's just adding insult to injury! Modern ebay is just whoever has a bot to bid for them and daddy's credit card :lol:

Hak Foo

25 May 2020, 20:30

The MCK-142 always looked compelling, but it doesn't come in ANSI. At least the Northgates seem to have a plate design amenable to an ANSI modification.

I don't get why with the billion 3x4 macropads out there, nobody's doing a 2x6 explicitly designed to bolt to the left side of a keyboard, or a 2x12 to sit on top, so you can convert an ordinary 101/103/104 to something close to a MCK-142 or Omnikey Ultra.

kelvinhall05

25 May 2020, 20:37

Hak Foo wrote:
25 May 2020, 20:30
The MCK-142 always looked compelling, but it doesn't come in ANSI. At least the Northgates seem to have a plate design amenable to an ANSI modification.

I don't get why with the billion 3x4 macropads out there, nobody's doing a 2x6 explicitly designed to bolt to the left side of a keyboard, or a 2x12 to sit on top, so you can convert an ordinary 101/103/104 to something close to a MCK-142 or Omnikey Ultra.
Yeah, I would totally save up for one of Bob's 142 Pros...but man, fuck ISO xD

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ddrfraser1

25 May 2020, 23:26

I would love to see a full sized ION x ai03: Parallax one day. Even better, one with a built in led screen like the G80-2000. Dream :mrgreen:

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Darkshado

26 May 2020, 03:21

ddrfraser1 wrote:
25 May 2020, 19:23
my FUNDS cheat code wasn’t working :(
Easy there or we'll have to deal with an earthquake on top of everything else!

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The Tiproman

26 May 2020, 07:15

Hak Foo wrote:
25 May 2020, 20:30
[…] I don't get why with the billion 3x4 macropads out there, nobody's doing a 2x6 explicitly designed to bolt to the left side of a keyboard, or a 2x12 to sit on top, so you can convert an ordinary 101/103/104 to something close to a MCK-142 or Omnikey Ultra.
https://xkeys.com/xke40.html

AnimatedFreak

26 May 2020, 11:34

Findecanor wrote:
24 Apr 2020, 16:15
Findecanor wrote:
15 Apr 2020, 09:12
Pack of three KPT-84, in boxes. US layout. Grey and black colour scheme. PS/2.
Available for "Buy It Now" within Sweden only.
The pack of three didn't sell, so the owner has relisted one for 250 SEK + s/h (Sweden only.), Buy Now only.
Hello, first time poster here.

I've bought two of these from him now. He's really kind but not very knowledgeable about the board. They seem to come with Tai-Hao APC with the whites slider (don't know if it's the 70 or 65 gram versions) and I love the keyboard a lot despite the case being extremely cheap. I've been in contact with the seller over the phone and he told me that he has a lot of them, about 90 apparently. Don't know if they are actually brand new however. It came in a simple box with a recycle symbol on them and they don't have the orginal plastic dust cover that other KPT-84 has with them, also some of the switches seems to have gone under a lot of use, some of mine barely even give off a clickly sound, they still feel really nice but I might just replace mine.

If you're looking for a 65% alps compatible board this might interest you.
Don't know how much demand there is for the KPT-84 but if there is I could try to convince him to sell some of them to people outside of Sweden.

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Daimakaimura

26 May 2020, 13:52

AnimatedFreak wrote:
26 May 2020, 11:34
Findecanor wrote:
24 Apr 2020, 16:15
Findecanor wrote:
15 Apr 2020, 09:12
Pack of three KPT-84, in boxes. US layout. Grey and black colour scheme. PS/2.
Available for "Buy It Now" within Sweden only.
The pack of three didn't sell, so the owner has relisted one for 250 SEK + s/h (Sweden only.), Buy Now only.
Hello, first time poster here.

I've bought two of these from him now. He's really kind but not very knowledgeable about the board. They seem to come with Tai-Hao APC with the whites slider (don't know if it's the 70 or 65 gram versions) and I love the keyboard a lot despite the case being extremely cheap. I've been in contact with the seller over the phone and he told me that he has a lot of them, about 90 apparently. Don't know if they are actually brand new however. It came in a simple box with a recycle symbol on them and they don't have the orginal plastic dust cover that other KPT-84 has with them, also some of the switches seems to have gone under a lot of use, some of mine barely even give off a clickly sound, they still feel really nice but I might just replace mine.

If you're looking for a 65% alps compatible board this might interest you.
Don't know how much demand there is for the KPT-84 but if there is I could try to convince him to sell some of them to people outside of Sweden.
Hi AnimatedFreak. I am interested in one of those (I'm based in Germany) if that helps.

AnimatedFreak

26 May 2020, 16:01

Daimakaimura wrote:
26 May 2020, 13:52
AnimatedFreak wrote:
26 May 2020, 11:34
Findecanor wrote:
24 Apr 2020, 16:15

The pack of three didn't sell, so the owner has relisted one for 250 SEK + s/h (Sweden only.), Buy Now only.
Hello, first time poster here.

I've bought two of these from him now. He's really kind but not very knowledgeable about the board. They seem to come with Tai-Hao APC with the whites slider (don't know if it's the 70 or 65 gram versions) and I love the keyboard a lot despite the case being extremely cheap. I've been in contact with the seller over the phone and he told me that he has a lot of them, about 90 apparently. Don't know if they are actually brand new however. It came in a simple box with a recycle symbol on them and they don't have the orginal plastic dust cover that other KPT-84 has with them, also some of the switches seems to have gone under a lot of use, some of mine barely even give off a clickly sound, they still feel really nice but I might just replace mine.

If you're looking for a 65% alps compatible board this might interest you.
Don't know how much demand there is for the KPT-84 but if there is I could try to convince him to sell some of them to people outside of Sweden.
Hi AnimatedFreak. I am interested in one of those (I'm based in Germany) if that helps.
Yes thanks, I'll ask him if he's interested in selling to some people outside of Sweden. He will probably ask for a bit more for them to make it worth his time.

AnimatedFreak

27 May 2020, 16:01

AnimatedFreak wrote:
26 May 2020, 16:01
Daimakaimura wrote:
26 May 2020, 13:52
AnimatedFreak wrote:
26 May 2020, 11:34


Hello, first time poster here.

I've bought two of these from him now. He's really kind but not very knowledgeable about the board. They seem to come with Tai-Hao APC with the whites slider (don't know if it's the 70 or 65 gram versions) and I love the keyboard a lot despite the case being extremely cheap. I've been in contact with the seller over the phone and he told me that he has a lot of them, about 90 apparently. Don't know if they are actually brand new however. It came in a simple box with a recycle symbol on them and they don't have the orginal plastic dust cover that other KPT-84 has with them, also some of the switches seems to have gone under a lot of use, some of mine barely even give off a clickly sound, they still feel really nice but I might just replace mine.

If you're looking for a 65% alps compatible board this might interest you.
Don't know how much demand there is for the KPT-84 but if there is I could try to convince him to sell some of them to people outside of Sweden.
Hi AnimatedFreak. I am interested in one of those (I'm based in Germany) if that helps.
Yes thanks, I'll ask him if he's interested in selling to some people outside of Sweden. He will probably ask for a bit more for them to make it worth his time.
Hello Again!

I asked him and he's up to sell it, he gave me his email address but I don't want to put it out publicly here, so PM me and I'll hock you up with it. He specifically said he doesn't want any spam so I am entrusting anyone who I give it out to that they wont share it around. He's a really nice guy and I don't wanna mess up his email.

arkanoid

27 May 2020, 16:22

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Omnikey-102-Bl ... 3579419858

Interesting to see this 2nd generation Omnikey has blue alps switches. Price is already high though.

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enrique.aliaga

27 May 2020, 16:54

arkanoid wrote:
27 May 2020, 16:22
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Omnikey-102-Bl ... 3579419858

Interesting to see this 2nd generation Omnikey has blue alps switches. Price is already high though.
Yes, it’s kind of “too new” to have Blue Alps. Made in 1990. My OmniKey from December of 1989 already has White Alps in it.

Not that I’m saying that it’s not a genuine OmniKey. I just find it amusing.

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Polecat

27 May 2020, 17:33

enrique.aliaga wrote:
27 May 2020, 16:54
arkanoid wrote:
27 May 2020, 16:22
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Omnikey-102-Bl ... 3579419858

Interesting to see this 2nd generation Omnikey has blue alps switches. Price is already high though.
Yes, it’s kind of “too new” to have Blue Alps. Made in 1990. My OmniKey from December of 1989 already has White Alps in it.

Not that I’m saying that it’s not a genuine OmniKey. I just find it amusing.
Ahhh, but this is *not* a Gen2 Northgate! The model number (560-0-0000001), serial number (009-1193), and Vendor (111) are for a Gen1 (gold label) as is the layout. The revision number (6.02) doesn't match anything I have on my list. I can't tell for sure from the photos, but I'll bet the cord is hard wired rather than unpluggable. And the box has an RMA number from Northgate.

This keyboard was probably returned and repaired or refurbished by Northgate where the gold label was replaced with the blue and gray one. We know the paper labels on the bottom were added by Northgate after the keyboards arrived from the manufacturer, so they probably "updated" it (literally) with a new label at that time.

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JP!

27 May 2020, 20:07


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ddrfraser1

27 May 2020, 20:09

WAT!? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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JP!

27 May 2020, 23:23

Whoa! Gone.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-TERMINAL-K ... SwJ15ezs8T

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John Doe

28 May 2020, 01:02

Wtf?!

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JP!

28 May 2020, 01:28


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28 May 2020, 02:26


forter4

28 May 2020, 16:37

JP! wrote:
27 May 2020, 23:23
Whoa! Gone.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-TERMINAL-K ... SwJ15ezs8T
Woah, what model is that? I've never seen that layout in a beamspring

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JP!

28 May 2020, 16:38

forter4 wrote:
28 May 2020, 16:37
JP! wrote:
27 May 2020, 23:23
Whoa! Gone.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-TERMINAL-K ... SwJ15ezs8T
Woah, what model is that? I've never seen that layout in a beamspring
Very rare these days.
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