Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

Happydog

10 Jun 2021, 06:47

Well, a little while ago an IBM model M klicky keyboard was sold via Ebay for 0.99 cents. Does that establish the value?

Kind regards Happydog.

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an_achronism

10 Jun 2021, 15:57

Happydog wrote:
10 Jun 2021, 06:47
Well, a little while ago an IBM model M klicky keyboard was sold via Ebay for 0.99 cents. Does that establish the value?

Kind regards Happydog.
99 cents is more than the value of your bad attitude, I'll tell you that for free

cultofjosh

10 Jun 2021, 16:29

Hi there folks,

I was wondering if you could help me establish value on a few items I have lying around. Starting with:

1) Lightsaver v2 kit (unbuilt) - just the case, board and 2 plates (they were for different bottom rows IIRC)
2) FMJ poker case. The one with the brass poker pips on the bottom.

Thanks so much,

Josh

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Weezer

10 Jun 2021, 17:44

cultofjosh wrote:
10 Jun 2021, 16:29
Hi there folks,

I was wondering if you could help me establish value on a few items I have lying around. Starting with:

1) Lightsaver v2 kit (unbuilt) - just the case, board and 2 plates (they were for different bottom rows IIRC)
2) FMJ poker case. The one with the brass poker pips on the bottom.

Thanks so much,

Josh
What kind of switches do they use?

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Bjerrk

10 Jun 2021, 18:42

Weezer wrote:
10 Jun 2021, 17:44
cultofjosh wrote:
10 Jun 2021, 16:29
Hi there folks,

I was wondering if you could help me establish value on a few items I have lying around. Starting with:

1) Lightsaver v2 kit (unbuilt) - just the case, board and 2 plates (they were for different bottom rows IIRC)
2) FMJ poker case. The one with the brass poker pips on the bottom.

Thanks so much,

Josh
What kind of switches do they use?
Well, none, by the sound of it ;)

But otherwise I'd assume MX compatible ones.

cultofjosh

10 Jun 2021, 20:01

Yes, sorry, I never bought any switches for it but the board takes standard MX. Just the board, two plates and the case.

Just grabbed this from original group buy:
Aluminium housing (Aluminum 6061) in black, silver, gray, or red.
MX Reinforcement plate (STS-304 1.5T)
PCB presoldered with MX only support
Fixing bolts

The google doc with the summary of what I ordered is still live, but not sure if it's cool to post that link here. The case is grey. I have the "new" plate and the "original" plate (maybe from lightsaver v1? I'd have to reread the thread)

ZeFritz

12 Jun 2021, 10:07

I want to part with my Matias Tactile Pro 4 (Mac QWERTZ version).
Optical very good condition, but <P>, <Ü> and <+*~> feel a little lighter than the other switches.
Original box and cables will be part of the deal.

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blighty

12 Jun 2021, 10:41

cultofjosh wrote:
10 Jun 2021, 20:01
Yes, sorry, I never bought any switches for it but the board takes standard MX. Just the board, two plates and the case.

Just grabbed this from original group buy:
Aluminium housing (Aluminum 6061) in black, silver, gray, or red.
MX Reinforcement plate (STS-304 1.5T)
PCB presoldered with MX only support
Fixing bolts

The google doc with the summary of what I ordered is still live, but not sure if it's cool to post that link here. The case is grey. I have the "new" plate and the "original" plate (maybe from lightsaver v1? I'd have to reread the thread)
I still have mine from that buy:
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There's a guy on reddit who has been trying to sell his built one for $550 usd shipped (CONUS most likely) for a year, so I'd guess if you wanted to move it, $400?

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Evilcamels

07 Jul 2021, 06:32

I've been out of the game too long, want to check how values have changed over the last 5 years (Wow, I need to post more...)
Most interested in the NMB, as it is currently my daily & I am looking for a donor/sibling board to keep it working in the future.

NMB RT8255CW+ w/ Black Space Invaders (good condition)
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IBM Model F4704 107 key (good condition)
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IBM Model F XT (good condition)
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SIIG Minitouch w/ SMK switches (NIB)
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ChetManley

22 Sep 2021, 20:12

I've got an IBM 3276 I will be putting up for sale. Not sure what these are bringing. Converted, tested and working. Missing three keycaps, there's a chip on the cursr/blink key, and some slight discoloration where the paint was wearing thin on the wrist rest and a couple other spots. Other than that in really good shape.
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Muirium
µ

22 Sep 2021, 20:23

Beamers are about a grand these days. Missing keys will cost you, however. Someone's going to have to raid a Selectric to remedy that!

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TNT

15 Oct 2021, 03:29

What about 5251s? I've on I want to sell. Full set of keycaps, no yellowing on those, internally overhauled, no converter included.

hej

16 Nov 2021, 12:37

Hi!
I was able to obtain two never-used keyboards from an old computer store that closed down numerous years ago. What do you believe they're worth?

Cherry G 80-0454
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Myoth

16 Nov 2021, 15:58

hej wrote:
16 Nov 2021, 12:37
Hi!
I was able to obtain two never-used keyboards from an old computer store that closed down numerous years ago. What do you believe they're worth?

Cherry G 80-0454
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I'm not very well versed in Alps, so I won't comment on the second board, but about the Cherry board, I think it should be worth around 140-180€, depending on the buyer. It's incredibly rare but there's also not a huge demand for them.

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Mandarbmax

16 Nov 2021, 16:07

hej wrote:
16 Nov 2021, 12:37
Hi!
I was able to obtain two never-used keyboards from an old computer store that closed down numerous years ago. What do you believe they're worth?

Cherry G 80-0454
Spoiler:
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Alps AKB3430 Ascii
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Probably around $35-50 each. Neat switches and the keycaps look nice but probably a pain to convert and they aren't anything super cool.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

17 Nov 2021, 07:39

hej wrote:
16 Nov 2021, 12:37
[…] never-used keyboards from an old computer store that closed down numerous years ago. What do you believe they're worth?
Cherry G 80-0454 […]
Myoth wrote:
16 Nov 2021, 15:58
[…] about the Cherry board, I think it should be worth around 140-180€, depending on the buyer. It's incredibly rare but there's also not a huge demand for them.
Mandarbmax wrote:
16 Nov 2021, 16:07
Probably around $35-50 each. Neat switches and the keycaps look nice but probably a pain to convert and they aren't anything super cool.
Definitely what Myoth says.
This Cherry board is of course nothing you would want to convert in order to use it, but an excessively rare collector item apparently in pristine condition.

Edit: on the other hand, if you want to sell it for "$35-50", I'm your guy! :lol:

Komodowaran

19 Nov 2021, 13:33

Hey dudes,

could you plz help me to value this board? Thx a lot!

Here you can see also a picture from the sticker on the backside of the board.
https://imgur.com/a/f7ZDLNU
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Palatino

19 Nov 2021, 18:33

These come up pretty frequently on eBay. Main drawback is the connector, combined with the fact the cable is not unpluggable from the keyboard. This means a buyer would have to buy a converter to use it, or convert it internally him/herself. QWERTZ perhaps reduces the breadth of the appeal as well, although perhaps would raise the value for certain European buyers. $40-50 region I’d say, based on finished ebay listings.

Komodowaran

19 Nov 2021, 23:38

Thanks a lot for your quick answer.
This would be the price I bought this Keyboard.
Damn ... I thought this would be a good Deal and it plays in the same price league like common Model M Keyboards, but it seems like I should bei happy when I get my invest back :roll:

I should stick to my Cherry boards and dont enter new terrain in Future or Check Details before I jump in a Deal I am Not Sure about 😔

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