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Does the keyboard cost more now, than last year? 
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Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:09 am
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Post Does the keyboard cost more now, than last year?
Hello.

I really consider buying the Optimus Maximus keyboard.
But as you know, its really expensive (atleast for some people ;)).

I've seen in couple of threads and people said they bougth it for $1600, which is much, but affordable.

But when i check the price on artlebedev.com, it says $2400.

Does it really cost $2400 now? $800 more than last year(?).

Obviously the price doesnt drop over time, heh.

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Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:48 am
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Post Re: Does the keyboard cost more now, than last year?
Prices jump all over the place. Thinkgeek carries them for $1500. I was actually debating on selling mine for $800-$1000 but I'm not too sure anymore.


Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:01 pm
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Post Re: Does the keyboard cost more now, than last year?
Ah cheers. Only thought i could buy it from one place :-)


Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:46 am
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Post Re: Does the keyboard cost more now, than last year?
Take a look at the exchange rate of the RUB, US $, € and maybe compared to your local currency. There were some bigger happenings between 2007 and now …
As I remember the US $ / CHF exchange rate (for my example) was about 1.4 when I paid my Optimus in 2007. Now it is below 1.1 and was even deeper some months ago.


A price drop over the time is normally only possible if you can increase the amount of produced / sold units (bigger production lots) or when the amortization of all invests (development, tools …) is paid. As I see the situation, the Optimus is because of the target group definitively not a product which became cheaper over the time.


Mon May 10, 2010 7:51 pm
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Post Re: Does the keyboard cost more now, than last year?
FYI it cost $1564.37 when i ordered it back in May 07 (i think it was delviered at the end of the year/early 08). That doesn't include import tax or shipping though.


Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:25 am
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Post Re: Does the keyboard cost more now, than last year?
Hello,

I'll sell you one for 1000 dollars,

Brand new

Sincerely,

Alfredo Croci

Contact me if interested

ac55@bluewin.ch


Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:04 am
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Post Re: Does the keyboard cost more now, than last year?
I bought mine from performancepc.com. I paid $1700 pluse shipping. That was 6 months ago.


Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:28 am
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Post Re: Does the keyboard cost more now, than last year?
Like the old saying, If you have to ask the price ~ then you can't afford it! When this keyboard was first introduced, it was more of a super vanity piece of computer equipment. However, Art Lebedev was just ahead of the times. Once people get over sticker shock for what they believe is just a back lit keyboard and begin to realize the vast potential that this keyboard actually offers, then they should realize that this baby is dirt cheap.


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