I've been hunting for a blue kickstarter case for a few years now. Oh, I'd seen them pop up on Ebay from time to time but I refused to pay over $200 for one. I have a cream colored KS case and snagged it 4 or 5 years ago for $24, and that felt like a total bargain (it was).
And the cream colored case looks awesome IMO if you have the breadbin keycap setup. I also bought a custom printed case badge, and placed it on yet another metal badge to make it stick out more.
This is what I originally had:
A couple of weeks ago, a blue case popped up on Ebay and in auction format. My radar was sent on high alert, but I told myself, "Self, no more than $100. No exceptions." I figured if the price goes higher than a brand new Pixel Wizard case, I'm out.
I dropped a max-bid of $100 on there, and watched that final day as someone else bid up and up and up, all the way to $92. Then they suddenly stopped.
Those last 60 seconds were brutal, and I was certain when the time elapsed the page would refresh to show me I'd just lost to someone who bid $101 or some crap.
But then... to my complete surprise, I won!
Fast forward to August 14, my wife's birthday, which we spent outdoors paddle boarding with the kids and generally having a great time. Yet back home, a box waited for me to return. Late last night I finally cut it open.
And there it was.
I had been planning for this day for a long time so I immediately got to work. I love the cream case, but I wanted this more for so long! No sense in waiting.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I've some C64'ing to do. Have you played the new puzzle game Grid Pix by Carleton Handley yet? Well what are we waiting for?