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EK decided to overprice, like two-three weeks ago Big commotion @ GH.
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post #12712 of 14564
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post
When did the HHKB price jump happen? Haven't paid attention much.
Almost a month ago now.
The price of all the Topre boards at EK jumped like crazy.
I do believe it is now officially cheaper to import a Topre than buy domestically.

BWU - Stealth;
I want to see some testing to be sure it's actually 6KRO (or something fancy like Leopold/Sidewinder x4, Ducky, or Noppoo.)

If it is, I could recommend it then. Though; build quality issues may still persist.
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post #12713 of 14564
Yup, like $10 cheaper using this week's JPY/USD rate.
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post #12714 of 14564
Quote:
Originally Posted by csm725 View Post
Yup, like $10 cheaper using this week's JPY/USD rate.
I wonder what OCN could import Topre's for....
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post #12715 of 14564
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
I wonder what OCN could import Topre's for....
That would be cool. I've never used a Topre keyboard cause their price is so inhibitive. However, if their prices were more reasonable I'd happily buy an HHKB or 87U to try it out.
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post #12716 of 14564
Quote:
Originally Posted by HWI View Post
That would be cool. I've never used a Topre keyboard cause their price is so inhibitive. However, if their prices were more reasonable I'd happily buy an HHKB or 87U to try it out.
They still wouldn't be cheap.

For reasons unknown, Topre boards are incredibly expensive no matter what.
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If they could get down to $200 I could stomach it. Anything more than that and I just can't justify it, because I'm really happy with Cherry switches.
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post #12718 of 14564
Quote:
Originally Posted by HWI View Post
If they could get down to $200 I could stomach it. Anything more than that and I just can't justify it, because I'm really happy with Cherry switches.
Import cost wise, it's $280-300 USD for a Realforce 104U.
For the Realforce 103U (what American's would use) it's $220-$235 which is $10 cheaper than Elite Keyboards.

So the 103U at $200 isn't such a long shot. I doubt it would happen unless we could import directly from Topre instead of through a Vendor like Elite Keyboards does.
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post #12719 of 14564
Quote:
Originally Posted by HWI View Post
If they could get down to $200 I could stomach it. Anything more than that and I just can't justify it, because I'm really happy with Cherry switches.
If you dont mind used... you can sometimes find some deals on 86U and 103U at GH.

They go for ~$200 or less nowadays since the 87U's came in. I saw someone last week post a 103U for $165 which was a steal.
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EK had plain 103u on sale for $199 back before their price increase.
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