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WHAT, I have a ton of those. They are worth something? Crap I almost threw them out on several occasions.

How do you know which ones are the 100 dollar ones?
    
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Our computer lab was had an entire box of free Dell SK-8115 keyboards in December. I grabbed two! Of course, it uses rubber domes.

    
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Nice. One classroom in school is filled with those, except they are white (or used to be ) I love them
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There's a room here at campus(i think its the biophysics classroom) that has 10+ topre keyboards. For what i have no idea, but holy balls!
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post #15 of 19
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WHAT, I have a ton of those. They are worth something? Crap I almost threw them out on several occasions.

How do you know which ones are the 100 dollar ones?
When they aren't the Dell AT101W. And make sure it isn't the Dell QuietKey, which looks kind of similar, but isn't mechanical and thus isn't worth anything. Paradoxically, the QuietKey is in nearly every way a better keyboard than the AT101W, but since the AT101W is mechanical it's worth more.


Even with mechanicals, 99% are worth well under $100. The IBM Model M is the most common mechanical in the US--they generally go for $20-$50 for a typical used one, depending on condition.

The Dell AT101 / AT101W / AT102W are the next most common, and they're worth $5-$25 depending on condition and if they're black or beige. They don't type nearly as well as the Model M and aren't made as well, so they aren't worth as much.

Nearly all the rest are worth anywhere from $10 to $50, with a smattering in the $50-$100 range.



There are very few vintage mechanicals that will go for over $100. An IBM Model F AT might (not to be confused with the Model F XT, which is incompatible with modern PCs and is thus near-worthless). The IBM Model M15 routinely goes for over $400, but is uber-rare. IBM Space Saving Keyboard (aka SSK, aka tenkeyless Model M) will go for $80-$200 used depending on condition. Very occasionally a Cherry G80 keyboard will break $100, but usually only if it's almost new and has doubleshot keycaps. A used Kinesis ergonomic or Maltron can crack $100 or even $200, respectively.
post #16 of 19
I would give my left nut for a Model M15. Last one on ebay went for what..700 bucks or over a grand, can't remember. super super rare.
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post #17 of 19
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Our computer lab was had an entire box of free Dell SK-8115 keyboards in December. I grabbed two! Of course, it uses rubber domes.

That's what I'm using right now along with my Logitech MX310 mouse I bought five years ago. It all still works like new!
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I would give my left nut for a Model M15. Last one on ebay went for what..700 bucks or over a grand, can't remember. super super rare.
Personally, I think my left testicle is worth more then 700 bucks.
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post #19 of 19
The first or second computer we ever had was an old IBM with Windows 3.1. Pretty sure it had some sort of noisy mechanical keyboard... too bad that machine is long gone.
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