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Originally Posted by JayKthnx View Post

allow me to rephrase;
what is it about cc caps that makes people willing to shell out a bill or two for them?

i've no idea, I don't mind spending $3-5 for a cap, but I just don't see it for the cc's, they look cool i guess, don't seem that practical, but its all about the e-peen right?

as for the price, its marketing, limited amount of product nets a high price. Afterall mechanical keyboards are sort of a 'collectable' so that also inflate the price.
Edited by Jixr - 12/8/13 at 6:07pm
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allow me to rephrase;
what is it about cc caps that makes people willing to shell out a bill or two for them?

What I said is literally it, some of them are rare, and people just decided they're worth that much. The cost can't just be attributed to the material they're made of, they're just rare and people will pay that much.
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i've no idea, I don't mind spending $3-5 for a cap, but I just don't see it for the cc's, they look cool i guess, don't seem that practical, but its all about the e-peen right?

as for the price, its marketing, limited amount of product nets a high price. Afterall mechanical keyboards are sort of a 'collectable' so that also inflate the price.

I guess I'm in the same boat as you. I look at them objectively and see $100+ on a piece of plastic the size of my fingertip. I can understand the high price on feng's silver snakes and caps like that simply due to "artisan crafting" and material cost, but not for limited edition plastic. no offense intended towards those who are into cc caps. I've spent loads of money on other things that plenty of people wouldn't agree with. to each their own. I'm just trying to understand what's up with those specific caps is all.
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I can't wrap my mind 'round the concept of very expensive CC, girldc, cinn, etc key caps. Yes, I appreciate the beauty and effort involved in producing collectibles like those, but I just cannot accept the price they command. I'm willing to pony up cash for a good keyboard, and perhaps up to 25USD for a nice key cap or two.......but that's the extend of my willingness to spend on key caps. I don't mind ponying up cash for a set of key caps, like the Topre Yellow and blue PBT sets I'd gotten......even paid about 40USD for a skull Topre R4 key cap. Was offered a set of 4 girldc Ironman key caps for 5 bills, but I simply cannot make myself pay that much for key caps......for a couple of HHKB 2's, hell yeah....but not key caps, even if they are collectibles.

I get that these collectible key caps may reap some returns on investment, I was offered 80USD for the Topre skull key cap by someone from GH. I turned him down as I like that skull key cap.....in mint green I believe.

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Has anyone bought any caps from KeyPop.net? Thinking about getting a few and am just wondering about the quality of them.
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Has anyone bought any caps from KeyPop.net? Thinking about getting a few and am just wondering about the quality of them.
I got 3 zoidberg keycaps from them, great quality.
 
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wow, thats cheap for a dub shot set.
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Nobody else bid on the kishsaver today, I am leading at 70 euros upsidedwnsmiley.gif

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wow, thats cheap for a dub shot set.
They look pretty much identical to the Tai Hao sets, which are like $15 a set after shipping/fees/tax/etc. But these are readily available, so that's a pretty good deal.
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For Christmas, you guys should find me that Italian Red ANSI Filco.

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