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[IC] GMK Purple UWU | GB is live until MOQ is met or 1/6/2023
« on: Fri, 13 January 2023, 17:25:51 »
GMK Purple UWU

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Welcome to GMK Purple UWU IC, something that I have really been longing for to enhance a certain purple weeb set. And low MOQ of 40 kits was ensured. :cool:

Kitting
Purple UWU will feature 24x UWU keycaps, 6 keycaps per row 1, 2, 3, 4. This way you can equip your macropads, F-row, nav clusters or XT macro-columns with this set. Or even build a complete keyboard with UWU only!


GMK Purple UWU now supports all 4 rows!


Renders
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Disclaimer:
Renders are NOT color-accurate, they are just trying to recreate the look of
a certain purple weeb set and may not look the same as Oblotzky’s renders, but the colors will be the same. It will be in the same production queue as that set.  :p :eek:


W1-AT by Geon



Frog by Geon


Bloq by Thok


Werk Technica Instrument Macropad by Zaum


General Information
Manufacturer: GMK electronic design GmbH
Profile: Cherry Row 1, 2, 3, 4
Material: Doubleshot ABS
Colors: Light Purple (RAL 290 85 10) on Medium Purple (RAL 300 50 30)
MOQ: 40
GB Date: 4/17/2023
Estimated shipping date: before October 31 2023


Color “sample” for color reference. Picture taken by SacredSovL.

Color matching will be the same as a
certain purple weeb set.
And shipping will take place at around the same time (probably a littler later) as a certain purple weeb set.

Pricing (& Vendors)
I will personally sell and ship this set from Germany.
Price: ~35-40EUR for a 24-keycap bundle.
Shipping cost estimate: Germany 5.5EUR, EU 8.5EUR, International (USA, AU, Korea, Canada...) 15EUR, UK 13EUR


IC FORM

Credits
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Thanks to:
Zitres for doing all render work and being in contact with GMK and overall helping me out with this set
David (from Candykeys) for being lead vendor
Yuliia (Mykeyboard) and Bapo for letting me use the uwu mold
Krelbit (and Oblotzky) for not caring about me using these colors
ImperfectLink for KRK2
Geon for the Models of “Frog” and “W1-AT”
Thok for the “Bloq”
Zaum for the "Werk Technica Instrument Macropad"
Everyone else who helped me make and correct this IC
Clacktales and MKD community for always standing behind me
dvorcol for his amazing community work
You for reading this! :-*


DISCORD
German community discord that will have a GB channel dedicated to GMK Purple UWU.
You can also hit me up in DMs: Twitchy the inside man#1337


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Feel free to use this Signature to fully support this set! Thanks :-[


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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 13 January 2023, 17:28:10 »
Reserved for Updates:

Update 1/14/2023
- edited some small mistakes and changed wording to be more clear

Update 1/18/2023
- new renders by Zitres added

Update 1/19/2023
- color “sample” added

Update 2/2/2023
- shipping cost estimates added

Update 4/6/2023
- GB date announced: 4/16/2023
- kitting changes: GB will feature full row support as opposed to only running with row 1
(pending: IC post will be updated with new renders soon)

Update 4/9/2023
- updated renders with improved colors and "accurate" rows
- GB date post-poned to 4/17/2023 to align with the GB of UWU30 by the great dededecline
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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 13 January 2023, 17:46:58 »
Awesome!
I am happy to be part of it and hope it will be successfull :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 13 January 2023, 17:48:38 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 13 January 2023, 17:49:23 »
Awesome!
I am happy to be part of it and hope it will be successfull :)

Thanks for your renders, for your support, for putting all that time and effort into this.

I wouldnt be anywhere without you  :-*

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 13 January 2023, 17:52:04 »
well

why not

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 13 January 2023, 19:18:30 »
MKD supremacy carrying the keycap scene

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 16 January 2023, 05:58:16 »
I really hope we get a kit with all rows. Looking forward to more uWu on my boards.

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 16 January 2023, 09:53:39 »
If this all R1, weeb macro set runs before glorious, sculpted GMK Macros, I will riot.

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 16 January 2023, 11:07:18 »
If this all R1, weeb macro set runs before glorious, sculpted GMK Macros, I will riot.

uwu. It will. It will go into GB sooner and will ship sooner (around October-November is my guesstimate).

MKD supremacy carrying the keycap scene

uwu

I really hope we get a kit with all rows. Looking forward to more uWu on my boards.

uwu uwu
uwu uwu
uwu uwu
uwu uwu
uwu uwu

On another note, I very much doubt that I would be able to sell 125 (thats MOQ) kits of UWU in all rows.

However, I could imagine to just force selling 2 full kits instead of one, so that only 62 people need to buy the kit. If pricing stays the same, that would come to around 40-50€… Which is much more. And finding 62 buyers is hardly possible in current climate and me running with “inofficial” name and not having much capacity to advertise this set properly.

Edit:
I could also sell in packs of 15x all rows. Then I only need to sell 15 kits. But price would probably be around 90€.
« Last Edit: Mon, 16 January 2023, 11:25:43 by twitchytheinsideman »

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 16 January 2023, 12:17:55 »
how do you make them so cheap, or is this for just the uwu keycaps?

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 16 January 2023, 12:45:49 »
Not sure who will actually use 13 R1 keys. The mono f-row looks horrible on frost witch.

I think it's pretty cool that you were able to split the MOQ like this but it's just a weird qty to sell

Also a little sketched out with a child selling these kits and basically buying them through proxy. It defeats the entire purpose of GMK having a vendor list
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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 16 January 2023, 13:26:49 »
how do you make them so cheap, or is this for just the uwu keycaps?

Yes, ~18-25EUR is just for the 13x UWU keycaps. It is an add-on kit. Or you could use it standalone for a macropad.

MOQ for custom colors is 250 at GMK. So I am buying 250 Row 1 keycaps and splitting them into usable kits.  :thumb:

This way very low MOQ is ensured. It is cheap because Candykeys is taking a smaller vendor cut. I will likely just take a small cut to ensure a refund, if DHL loses/ damages a parcel (especially for international orders). Although I would prefer to run it just at cost.   :rolleyes:

Not sure who will actually use 13 R1 keys. The mono f-row looks horrible on frost witch.

I think it's pretty cool that you were able to split the MOQ like this but it's just a weird qty to sell

Also a little sketched out with a child selling these kits and basically buying them through proxy. It defeats the entire purpose of GMK having a vendor list

Still running through a real vendor. So no problems for GMK. Other vendors (Novelkeys) do this regularly. Even going as far as buying a whole new mold just to do some fancy custom novelty.
And I am really happy that GMK even allows such small community projects and doesnt say: “Only taking orders at $100,000 or above”.  :thumb:

I think that GeekHack and the community is built on projects like this. Someone thinks about something and makes it become reality. Some projects more meme-y (Greg, UWU, 2DGF) than others.

I would gladly just order 10 sets (with XT column rows) instead of 250. But sadly GMK isn’t SP.  :-[

This is the only way for this to happen. I did everything in my power to make this happen and it will happen. And I know that there is at least a handful of other people who want this.
Having only one color and only one row avail is a compromise to ensure that this does not fail.

I am pretty sure you understand that.

Some people love VIM above all and others do love UWU above all.

Although I am the type of person to like both.  :p
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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 17 January 2023, 05:01:42 »
I think that GeekHack and the community is built on projects like this. Someone thinks about something and makes it become reality. Some projects more meme-y (Greg, UWU, 2DGF) than others.

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 18 January 2023, 03:40:14 »
Purple color is  amazing  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 18 January 2023, 14:24:38 »
Purple color is  amazing  :thumb:

Thank you, however keep in mind that renders are NOT color-accurate. For that purpose look up pictures of a certain purple weeb set. :-X

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU | Color “Sample” Added
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 19 January 2023, 12:20:29 »
Hoodwinked is an underrated gem

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU | Color “Sample” Added
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 19 January 2023, 16:57:32 »
Hoodwinked is an underrated gem

Facts!

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU | Color “Sample” Added
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 02 February 2023, 13:37:30 »
295942-0

To the person who wanted to know how much shipping to the USA costs:
Surprisingly little, but only insured up to 50EUR (Would be like 2 kits).
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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU | Added shipping cost
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 03 February 2023, 03:19:47 »
Just because people may not be familiar with the German DHL interface: 14.99€ tracked and insured (up to 50€), up to 2kg (weight won't be an issue I guess). This shipping method is very slow, afaik, though. Will take several weeks, I think.

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU | Color “Sample” Added
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 03 February 2023, 10:26:09 »
Hoodwinked is an underrated gem
Loved it as a kid.
One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen, Fifteen, Sixteen, Seventeen, Eighteen, Nineteen, Twenty... Yeah that seems about right.
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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU | Added shipping cost
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 09 February 2023, 11:12:41 »
Just because people may not be familiar with the German DHL interface: 14.99€ tracked and insured (up to 50€), up to 2kg (weight won't be an issue I guess). This shipping method is very slow, afaik, though. Will take several weeks, I think.

What I have seen is that Express shipping options would all cost upwards of 50USD. I do not think anyone would like that option for a 25EUR set.

DHL site states 2-3 weeks shipping for slow method that I would use by default.

However, I am flexible and can look what cheap express shipping options exist. As I am selling this, any buyer will be able to work out the best solution together with me.
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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU | Added shipping cost
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 11 February 2023, 20:00:21 »
Just because people may not be familiar with the German DHL interface: 14.99€ tracked and insured (up to 50€), up to 2kg (weight won't be an issue I guess). This shipping method is very slow, afaik, though. Will take several weeks, I think.
cool then, more people need to live the EU experience

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU | Added shipping cost
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 16 February 2023, 14:58:30 »
Oml this is so cute!! I have a little gaming macropad that would be perfect for this set! The world needs more meme sets like this. Honestly, if I had the money to, I'd probably fill a whole board with these  :))


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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU | Added shipping cost
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 16 February 2023, 15:23:28 »
Oml this is so cute!! I have a little gaming macropad that would be perfect for this set! The world needs more meme sets like this. Honestly, if I had the money to, I'd probably fill a whole board with these  :))

I think someone beat you to it lol.
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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU | Added shipping cost
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 01 March 2023, 12:45:18 »
Planned (and planning) to run this in March. No hard set date yet though as I am still waiting for more quotes on dual colorway and multi-row.

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU | Waiting for new quotes
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 02 March 2023, 05:54:14 »
run it now

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU | Waiting for new quotes
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 06 March 2023, 03:45:18 »
would be better if using the UWU to make the whole alpha kit
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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU | Waiting for new quotes
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 06 March 2023, 19:13:00 »
would be better if using the UWU to make the whole alpha kit

Am I understanding you correctly, that you want a whole alpha kit with uwus, like SA Bliss UWU?  :cool:

I might run with full row support, so this is becoming a more and more likely possibility.

Only concerns: Shipping cost for international customers will increase as the kit will cost more than 50€ (the maximum insured amount at that shipping rate).

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU | Waiting for new quotes
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 13 March 2023, 21:07:48 »
i'm enjoying the uwu overload

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU | FULL ROW SUPPORT and GB date announced
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 06 April 2023, 15:26:24 »
BIG UPDATE!
Group-Buy announcement!
Group Buy will be with full row support! Not only row 1 keycaps, but all four rows... This is what most people want(ed), despite price going up. I am doing this!!!
New renders with more accurate colors in the works too.
Thank you, to everyone believing in and supporting this project, ILY  :-*

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU | GB on 4/17/2023 and Full Row Support
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 08 April 2023, 17:56:46 »
I pushed back the GB run to align with dededecline's run of UWU30, consider buying it for the ultimate UWU powers!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cqn796TPiDX/



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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU | GB is live until MOQ is met or 1/6/2023
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 16 April 2023, 18:42:13 »
GB is live until MOQ is met or 1/6/2023.

GB post is awaiting approval.

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple UWU | GB is live until MOQ is met or 1/6/2023
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 17 April 2023, 10:06:40 »
GB is live until MOQ is met or 1/6/2023.

GB post is awaiting approval.

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