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Offline Digby

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Brand new, boxed Model M Compact Keyboards
« on: November 29, 2017, 04:07:03 AM »
I have three of these. What are they worth these days?
 

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Re: Brand new, boxed Model M Compact Keyboards
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 11:54:13 AM »
I paid about $70 on ebay for one a while ago. I wouldn't take much notice of listings which boast about them being "rare" etc... and ask for several hundred dollars.

That being said, I might be interested in one for my IBM PS/2 machine. Which country are you in? (Shipping costs might be a killer as those things weren't exactly light weight keyboards.)
 

Offline Alex Eisenhut

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Re: Brand new, boxed Model M Compact Keyboards
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 03:29:59 PM »
Depends. are they AT, PS/2, or USB?
 

Offline brucehoult

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Re: Brand new, boxed Model M Compact Keyboards
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 03:43:37 PM »
I have three of these. What are they worth these days?

They are still made (with USB interface these days) and sell for between $84 and $115 depending on features.

https://www.pckeyboard.com/
 
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Re: Brand new, boxed Model M Compact Keyboards
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 09:33:35 AM »
I'd be interested, but I am a bit short on cash for now. ~80 bucks sounds about right, but I would honestly prefer an AT keyboard.

They can get REALLY expensive if it's a PC or XT connector, as those weren't as common, and almost any keyboard that can be used on an IBM PC or PC/XT goes for a lot.

AT and PS/2 are electrically compatible. My KB-101, which is a rubber domed capacitive keyboard, has a DIN-5 connector with a switch for IBM PC, PC/XT, or PC/AT standards which use different methods for keyboard reset.
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Re: Brand new, boxed Model M Compact Keyboards
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 07:53:13 PM »
Post a part number for an accurate valuation.
 

Offline Flenser

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Re: Brand new, boxed Model M Compact Keyboards
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 02:52:20 AM »
http://clickykeyboards.com/ sells Model M keyboards and replacement parts.
The site currently only lists one of the space saving 84-key keyboards. It is one made in 1987 so the price comparison will be most useful if your keyboards are also the '87 model.
 


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