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This is cool and all, but 100$ for some keys, really?
Welcome to the mechanical keyboard hobby, friend
Lol 100$ is really not that bad tbh. Most quality keycaps sets with numpad can go up to 150$, and I'm talking about normal keycaps here, not typewriter style caps like these.
One hobby I can't get into.
It just seem insane to me to pay 100$ for some pieces of plastic, I'd bet the production costs less than a tenth of that.
I understand what you're saying, but they're not just plastic, the ring on the outside is stamped and chromed steel. We also hand assembled them in the states so production costs are much more than $10.
I'm not here to bash this specific set of key caps, I'm just saying the whole key cap "industry" is overpriced as all hell, just take a look at any retailer and see how much plain looking caps with a little print\engraving cost .
Plain looking keycaps can range everywhere from a little print, to laser engraved, to dyed (penetrates deeper than printed) to double shot which is using two pieces of plastic to make one keycap. They all have different production costs from very little to quite a lot.
Also supply and demand drive cost too.
yeaaah, it's a matter of economies of scale. molds are expensive to tool, and the order quantities are relatively low for such a niche hobby.