I think the majority of people are looking for standard125/tkl. If you only offered those, would you not group things up much better and lower costs?
You can't please everyone, this goes for everything.
I should skip the following keys:
2.75 units right shift.
1.75 units caps Lock with step.
2.25 units Shift and Return
All spacebars except 7 and 6.25 units.
1.5 units |\ in A-Z-color (the one in modifier color is no problem)
If everybody gets a Tipro keyboard (there are 60 for sale) we could just go for 2, 1.5 and 1 unit keys, plus a 4 units space bar, all as sphericals.
This would be the cheapest option, the price for the Tipro keyboards included!
ps: A good alternative would be a Phantom in 7BIT layout.
I think its the extra keys that increases that initial cost. Given that they have to stay, then yes, more keys -> cheaper. But if they're arn't too many sales lost by removing them, it could be that we drop the initial cost enough to lower the overall price.
Hey, I don't know exactly how this buy is working. But hope something gets worked out. It's going in a downward spiral atm.
Since 2 days the spiral is spinning around between 56,000 and 55,000 key caps. Not too bad.
I look now into prices for NOIR and BLOOD and the effect on red RGBY keys....