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DogacToklu
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Feb 2, 2017
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I just want the keycaps
Feb 2, 2017
bladerunner1961
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Feb 6, 2017
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You can buy datamancer capsets.
Feb 6, 2017
DogacToklu
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Feb 6, 2017
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Pure gold is cheaper
Feb 6, 2017
bladerunner1961
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Feb 6, 2017
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they have plastic ones on E-bay
Feb 6, 2017
squishysquid
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Feb 6, 2017
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for more than this board costs, even at msrp =/
Feb 6, 2017
bladerunner1961
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Feb 6, 2017
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Datamancer are very high quality, real key tops 2 $125.00 . E-bay one are single shot plastic @ about $40.00
Feb 6, 2017
These keycaps do drop from time to time here, I believe in the mech keys community though.
Feb 6, 2017
Caiz
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Feb 6, 2017
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if they are listed for 125 for a set, why can you get them here for 80? If there was no profit this listing would not exist, so i suggest to you that the 125 listing must be very heavily price inflated. Wouldn't you agree?
Feb 6, 2017
The datamancer ones are, there are cheaper ones that drop for $35-$40
Feb 6, 2017
bladerunner1961
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Feb 7, 2017
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Please tell me where and I would gladly purchase a set.
Feb 7, 2017
Caiz
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Feb 7, 2017
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I'm sorry but im actually not sure where, or if one of us can get them at a reasonable price, fellow. Sorry. But our friend bladeruning61 above seems to think we could. I`m just trying to make the statement that your reason for buying a board here, to get the keycaps, makes sense in a way, but also is unfortunate. Because you would pay for the other parts of the board, and the manufacture, which could be a waste of the other parts (and their manufacture), if you already have those parts, like mechanical keyswitches, usb cable, casing, ect, and this listing shows how ridiculously overpriced the caps are elsewhere. Maybe if you wanted to be green, you could harvest the keyswitches from this board, or, sell the board with other kepcaps on it.. Or have it for backup.. :-)
LivingSpeedBump let us know that sometimes datamancer keyset drop for 40 bucks, with similar(or the same?) keycaps. So this has me wondering, regarding the 125 listed ebay sale, how many men in the middle are cutting in, and why for, and how much money are they asking us to give them for nothing? I certainly didn`t see any cost breakdown detail offered for analysis. When maybe instead of; for 125 they could sell them for 50, or 25, and still turn profit. So don't think i'd give those ebay vendors any sale money at that listing price.. Geekhack gold. haha
A better price for the keycaps might be like, 15 or 30 bucks, and that's how they can get them into keyboards they sell for around 79 bucks. A price at 79 which includes the keyswitches, the pcb, the controller, the conctruction, and the fancy case, the manufacture, the shipping and handling, and the profiting of each of these parts.. So how much of the $79 could be going to the keycaps given all of those other parts? Or how much are we being charged for unsaid whatever elsewhere?
So it would be nice if someone reasonable sold the keyswitches alone on ebay or amazon, or here, Not for 125, but for 25. However, if you read up, there was a guy claiming his chrome plating on this product was flaking off.. you might want to check that out.. I`m about to suggest to him some replacement rims,or whatever, that are on ebay, heres a preview of the link http://www.ebay.com/itm/Typewriter-Vintage-Antique-Style-Keys-Ring-and-lens-unassembled-DIY-100pc/261868642258?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D21fd270d84234b0d953a0c52f52a0749%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D261845219705 I`d like some glass top keycaps myself.. :-) Anyhow peace and good luck with your board :-)
Feb 7, 2017
bladerunner1961
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Feb 7, 2017
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I fully understand and appreciate the, Mass Drop site. That was not the issue. I gave the person alternative supplier if they wished. I did this, as these parts are not listed on Mass Drop at this time. I stand by the prices I listed as accurate at the time of this posting. I did not claim is was a good buy, or encourage purchase of said parts elsewhere. I just gave away information.
Feb 7, 2017
I mentioned they go for $40 sometimes. They are NOW listed under mech keys for $39. So if you just want caps I highly recommend you just.p over there and pick those up and snag a better quality keyboard for them.
Feb 7, 2017
These are listed right now under mech keys for $39
Feb 7, 2017
the keycaps have their own drop right now in mechkeys!
Feb 7, 2017
DogacToklu
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Feb 8, 2017
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I know! It was announced a few days later I wrote this!
Feb 8, 2017
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