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Theres a original IBM Model M from 1991 in HK for around 300 USD, should I go for this piece of history?
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Bnib?
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Bnib?
Yes, apparently it was found in some old IBM warehouse. Theres also a used one for around 200 USD
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Not for 300 bucks..



Maybe $150, unless you're rather enthralled by them
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Good old buckling spring model M? Brand new in box? Oooh yeah. Do it if you can afford it. They're loud, but they are so close to bulletproof you could use them as body armour, and they are one of the best keyboards to type on ever made. Not the best to game on, but for typing, it's unbeatable.
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post #6 of 47
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Not for $300 bucks..



Maybe $150
But its the Model M

something from nearly 20 years ago makes me want it so bad!

The used one is a 1984, which makes it just as desirable, it was from the first batch!

But for that price I can get a Happy Hacking or some other Topre switch keyboard
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post #7 of 47
Original Model M? I got a 1985 Model M for about 20-30 quid.

If you want a new one, get one from Unicomp for $79. Almost exactly the same thing.

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The used one is a 1984, which makes it just as desirable, it was from the first batch!
There's a well known problem amongst simpleton eBay vendors whereby they see the copyright notice (IBM 1984) and think that that's the date of manufacture, even though the date is displayed underneath very clearly.

First Model Ms were a terminal keyboard which entered production in mid 1985. There are no 1984 Model Ms.
Edited by ch_123 - 3/27/11 at 6:56am
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post #8 of 47
Quote:
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Original Model M? I got a 1985 Model M for about 20-30 quid.

If you want a new one, get one from Unicomp. Almost exactly the same thing.
I think he wants this one for the rare factor?
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I think he wants this one for the rare factor?
Yep.
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post #10 of 47
I wouldn't call a 1391401 a rare keyboard. There's millions of them kicking around.

Even a NIB one isn't worth $300.
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