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Do you want a really good tip to save money on Ducky or Filco?

Whenever you visit the States, go online and buy the product while in the States and have it sent to your house via USPS. When you purchase from Canada, the system automatically changes the prices to the "premium, border crossing" shipping prices. But if you pay for it while in the States, the system automatically connects to the original US to Canada prices which costs around $20 cheaper than its Canadian counter part.

Also, USPS because first, they are actually smart enough to realize that putting a rug over a 4 yard box won't stop burglars or throw packages across my damn gate, and it also bypasses the "extra" fees that UPS/Fedex demand from their customers. This is due to the fact that USPS is the national postal service for the US and they are exempt from certain fees that "premium" freighters have to pay.
I was looking at the keyboards from most places and it was like $40-50 to ship it with USPS. That makes the only kind of keyboard with MX green that I can actually buy, a cooler master one, since I can get them in person.

With UPS, the shipping rate that's listed is often less, but you get charged $40 at the border.
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Cooler master quality is on par with the duckys and filcos. At least the original qfr. I have heard of some of the newers have qc issues.
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Cooler master quality is on par with the duckys and filcos. At least the original qfr. I have heard of some of the newers have qc issues.

Not at the PCB-level. Filcos are much neater and more refined. But QFRs are certainly great for their price (minus the recent issues).
   
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Aren't they both rebadged costar keyboards?  I don't really see why the PCB would be that different.

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Aren't they both rebadged costar keyboards?  I don't really see why the PCB would be that different.
The Filcos have a newer PCB design or something like that. It's not like it really matters, and it's definitely not worth the extra money to try to get a ducky over here.
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Yah what exactly does that PCB do better? As long as they both type and last I'm good.
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post #13477 of 36807
I finally decided to join the club after a month or so of being very happy with my Armaggeddon Cherry Black Switch KB!

Pardon the pictures since these were taken with my old Galaxy S2:



I'm waiting for some key caps to spruce it up and maybe paint it eventually.
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post #13478 of 36807
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Aren't they both rebadged costar keyboards?  I don't really see why the PCB would be that different.

It's different. Both are fine and both are functional, but Filco's quality is higher. If we're talking *quality*, not just "good enough"
   
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I've had multiple of both and I can't say I have ever noticed much of a difference. Never taken them apart but still.

Then throw in that the filco is nearly twice the price...

That said I do love filcos but can't justify the price anymore.
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It's different. Both are fine and both are functional, but Filco's quality is higher. If we're talking *quality*, not just "good enough"
 

 

Right on, I just figured they would be pretty similar, given they use the same OEM now.  I've never tried one of the CM ones though, I can attest to the quality of Filco.  My majestouch 2 is a tank, never needed to stray from it, yet...

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