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#1 vern28  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 23, 2017 - 4:11 am

My dd17 asked for a typewriter for christmas. Where should i start looking?

#2 Kanyon71  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 23, 2017 - 6:07 am

Amazon maybe? I haven't seen one in stores in many years now.



#3 jesusluvu  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 24, 2017 - 9:06 am

hummm.... I will have to keep an eye out on this one. 



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Posted Oct 24, 2017 - 9:12 am

I do all of the ordering for my company, so I checked the websites of the office supply companies we use most often.  Even with our preferred customer discounts, you're best price is Amazon. Looks like you're looking at around $150.

https://www.amazon.c...ords=typewriter



#5 Elmck  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 24, 2017 - 10:28 am

I'm curious as to why she wants one???


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Posted Oct 24, 2017 - 10:45 am

Yard Sales! ;)



#7 Suzy Crampton  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 24, 2017 - 2:59 pm

Goodwill, thrift stores and Craigslist.


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#8 vern28  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 25, 2017 - 9:20 am

Thank you for the replies. She wants one to type her reports. Even though she has a laptop for school work. Will deffinatle

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Posted Oct 25, 2017 - 3:26 pm

Check ebay out or goodwill or any other thriftshop. Just make sure it still works well or on amazon you can get keyboards for a computer that act like a typewriter.

 

https://www.amazon.c...id=AKGD12LJMOCQ



#10 jesusluvu  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 26, 2017 - 8:58 am

I had flashbacks reading this. Typing a paper and it jamming or smearing and having to redo it. Oh my poor fingers. I had the old one that you had to stay with your fingers to get it to work. Oh the horror. ..

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Posted Oct 26, 2017 - 2:34 pm

Estate sales.

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Posted Oct 26, 2017 - 4:06 pm

I had flashbacks reading this. Typing a paper and it jamming or smearing and having to redo it. Oh my poor fingers. I had the old one that you had to stay with your fingers to get it to work. Oh the horror. ..

Onion skin paper that you needed that special eraser pencil with the brush on the end or carbon paper.I was so happy to have that typewriter that had the white-out ribbon so you could backspace,retype the mistake with the white ribbon,then type your correct key! Kids today can't even conceive the horror of typing term papers on typewriters!


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#13 jesusluvu  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 26, 2017 - 7:42 pm

Onion skin paper that you needed that special eraser pencil with the brush on the end or carbon paper.I was so happy to have that typewriter that had the white-out ribbon so you could backspace,retype the mistake with the white ribbon,then type your correct key! Kids today can't even conceive the horror of typing term papers on typewriters!

Yes!!!!!

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Posted Oct 27, 2017 - 7:14 am

Then, there's this: https://www.facebook...94586957549605/ .  It's a typewriter keyboard, for your tablet.  Obviously, not what she's after. I just thought of this thread when I saw it :).

 

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Edited by Bopeep, Oct 27, 2017 - 7:17 am.


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Posted Oct 27, 2017 - 7:38 am

That is freaking awesome!  I love it.  I don't think my sister uses a keyboard with her iPad or I would definitely get that for her.  



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Posted Oct 30, 2017 - 7:26 am

Then, there's this: https://www.facebook...94586957549605/ .  It's a typewriter keyboard, for your tablet.  Obviously, not what she's after. I just thought of this thread when I saw it :).

 

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I love this! I just looked it up.  It actually sounds like a typewriter.  I need this, although, I don't use a tablet so I wouldn't use it.  Pretty expensive decoration.  



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Posted Oct 30, 2017 - 1:31 pm

I would wonder about the ability to buy ribbon for it LOL



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Posted Oct 30, 2017 - 2:06 pm

I would wonder about the ability to buy ribbon for it LOL

 

They still make ribbons for them, even the old ones.

 

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Posted Nov 8, 2017 - 8:43 pm

Did you find one yet? I have one that is still in it's original box unopened. It might be costly to ship since its heavy but if you are interested private message me and I will send pictures and check on mailing costs.


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