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What's a good cheap but high quality mech keyboard? Prefer something under $60 or less.

Thanks!
Used IBM Model M & Used Unicomp's are the best there is in that price bracket.

The right now, I've had one for a bit; it's not a bad board. Doesn't feel phenomenally built, thought it doesn't feel entirely cheap as well (unless I compare it to my Model M or my Deck Legend.)

For $59 Shipped you can get the iOne Scorpius M10 which is the same board as the Adesso more or less; though early batches had some build quality issues.

Adesso & Razer have their boards made by iOne and it seems build quality issues plague iOne products because of either the Soldering or the Cherry MX-Blue switches themselves.
(MX-Blues are overly complex because they're trying to emulate a Buckling Spring switch, and thus are prone to more problems.)

Right now, for $25+$12 Shipping there is a Dell AT101W on Ebay. The condition looks good, and overall the board is not bad. The switches in it though (Original Black Alps) can have issues with dirt getting in the switches making them feel very rough. So it may need some work and cleaning.
Possibly a point to ask on.
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Also scour local thrift stores and yard sales if you have the time. You might find a nice mechanical for under $10 if you're lucky.

Other than that, I'd second/third the used IBM Model M route.
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