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I want to buy a cheap keyboard with Cherry MX switches (blue, brown especially) just to test them out. None of the Targets, Best Buys, etc near me have mech kbs on display. So I'm willing to just buy cheap kb(s) to test the switches out for awhile to find my preference

Or if you know of another solution to my dilemma, then feel free to speak up
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eBay. Just pick up a IBM Model M
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eBay. Just pick up a IBM Model M
Great. But what switch does the Model M use?

I'm looking to specifically test out Cherry MX blue, brown, and maybe black switches
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post #4 of 32
No. They use Buckling Springs. I didn't know you wanted a specific.
post #5 of 32
Define cheap.
Also, I would recommend a more local market, such as craigslist.
post #6 of 32
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No. They use Buckling Springs. I didn't know you wanted a specific.
Oh. Well, is it possible to switch out the Buckling switches for Cherry MX switches? If so, then can't I just buy the Model M and separate Cherry MX switches to install myself?

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Define cheap.
Also, I would recommend a more local market, such as craigslist.
It can be used or very plain with no extra features (media controls, etc). Definitely the lowest price range possible considering I'm only looking to try Cherry MX switches out to see which pricier mech kb I want (Razer, XArmor, Deck, etc)
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post #7 of 32
your not gona find much unless there used
    
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post #8 of 32
go to your local dump, and look for one of those old IBM ones
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Or you can check the MArketplace here and on geekhack. I know for a fact there is someone selling a bunch of Cherry Blue boards over there.
    
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post #10 of 32
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Originally Posted by ShortySmalls View Post
go to your local dump, and look for one of those old IBM ones
Definitely avoiding the dump for sure

I would buy one off ebay if I can swap out the Buckling for Cherry switches
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