If you guys are into DIY you could probably make back a bit of the money by desoldering the switches and selling the switches, then selling the keycaps, the top case of the QFR and maybe even the PCB/plate, not sure if there's a market for generic PCB's, most likely not.
There are a few that do this over at GH, especially with vintage boards. Doubleshot or Dye-Sublimated keycaps from vintage Cherry boards fetch a pretty penny depending on the set and condition. There are a few other manufactuers that have sought after keycaps and switches (like WYSE for example) and can be had from ebay for pretty cheap if you're quick. If you want to see an expensive keyboard, look for the Cherry G80-5000HAAUS At one point I had a G80-2100HDU (the battleship) BNIB that was just too big to use anywhere, even work. I ended up making a nice trade + cash on it, as those can be rare...but not nearly as rare as the 5000 ErgoPlus...people pay disgusting amounts for those haha. I think some people did some custom QFR tops (custom paint, etc) and sold them...covering up those pesky logos.
Edited by modulor - 10/12/13 at 7:28am