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Offline Adriano

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #150 on: Fri, 04 February 2022, 09:38:36 »
So 1 year for epbt is quite nice tbh.

Offline sefixmm

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #151 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 07:24:56 »
My god yes, already a year...

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #152 on: Fri, 11 February 2022, 15:13:17 »
ePBT going for the GMK approach.

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #153 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 01:25:55 »
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Received the sample, send it to the designer for reconfirmation (2022-02-14)

Wait what?

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #154 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 01:34:33 »
KBDfans received the sample from ePBT, then sends it to the designer.

Offline Scriba

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #155 on: Tue, 01 March 2022, 06:43:11 »
Who would have thought that epbt is not better than gmk nowadays. Yesterday was the anniversary of the GB end.

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #156 on: Wed, 02 March 2022, 09:48:03 »
This ZERO communication makes me angry. NGL.

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Offline sefixmm

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #158 on: Thu, 03 March 2022, 05:14:14 »
Sorry, bad comment :)
« Last Edit: Thu, 03 March 2022, 06:49:47 by sefixmm »

Offline Adriano

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #159 on: Sun, 06 March 2022, 09:33:57 »
crossing my fingers for q4/2022, christmas would be nice.

Offline Biotrin

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #160 on: Mon, 07 March 2022, 16:04:34 »
This GB has really turned my off from getting into another ePBT run. The lack of communication is even worse than GMK.

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #161 on: Tue, 08 March 2022, 07:31:11 »
Lack of communication is not really on me, as i said most of the time i'm waiting from ePbt. Once i got news i share them, i'm currently waiting (once again) for the full set of kits.

Ranting in the comment won't make the caps come faster. I can't do anything on my side.

Offline sefixmm

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« Reply #162 on: Tue, 08 March 2022, 07:34:38 »
We all know it's not the fault of GB runners. It's a general issue that seems to affect lot of productions in China and the world in general.

It' can be very frustrating but I think it's the new reality we live in. We have to learn to be more patient than before. Thanks for keeping us informed zekth :thumb:
« Last Edit: Tue, 08 March 2022, 07:36:13 by sefixmm »

Offline Biotrin

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #163 on: Sat, 12 March 2022, 14:51:56 »
Lack of communication is not really on me, as i said most of the time i'm waiting from ePbt. Once i got news i share them, i'm currently waiting (once again) for the full set of kits.

Ranting in the comment won't make the caps come faster. I can't do anything on my side.

I apologize if I made it seem as if I am blaming you for their lack of communicating to you.

Offline Adriano

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« Reply #164 on: Mon, 28 March 2022, 02:36:58 »
I can't do anything on my side.

This is somethign i doubt. Every contact i got with chinese companies is kind of "if you not care they do not care". If you talk a lot with them it seems they hurry more. It is like that all the time.

So i think having contact to multiple chinese companies "you could do something". I think honestly you do not care.

Offline acerb

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« Reply #165 on: Mon, 28 March 2022, 04:22:35 »
Wow that's harsh. Maybe a "I think you could push more" instead of "I think honestly you do not care." would be better here.

On the other side, I don't doubt of your experience or what you state, but it's maybe not true in every industry (even if in China). If their production lines are full and you're just in the queue, nothing much you can do.
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Offline sefixmm

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #166 on: Mon, 28 March 2022, 04:38:01 »
I don't want to start a debate or anything but in a certain way he is right, there is a huge management concern in group-buys.

When I see the deadlines that are only getting longer and the number of group-buys still in progress, I wonder why we continue to pile up orders when clearly production is not keeping up?

It's quite dishonest as it works, because obviously the producers are not able to meet reasonable deadlines but continue to accept orders (and the money that goes with it) knowing very well that it will not be produced before Greek calenders.

It doesn't bother me, I accept this modus operandi and I do not blame group-buy runners for that situation.
« Last Edit: Mon, 28 March 2022, 04:45:59 by sefixmm »

Offline acerb

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #167 on: Mon, 28 March 2022, 05:53:12 »
Well exactly. I totally second you. But it's on the producer side that they should put a STOP, or at least a cap to the number of GB to run in the near future until they somehow catch-up. It's probably a debate not worth starting and happening in a lot of GB threads but yeah, it's indecent and it bothers me, but I won't put in on the designer/runner of it. Even if they often could give a bit more news or pushing...
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Offline zekth

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #168 on: Mon, 28 March 2022, 06:16:10 »
I can't do anything on my side.

This is somethign i doubt. Every contact i got with chinese companies is kind of "if you not care they do not care". If you talk a lot with them it seems they hurry more. It is like that all the time.

So i think having contact to multiple chinese companies "you could do something". I think honestly you do not care.

The entire kits were ordered on March 3rd to ePbt for final inspection. I'm just waiting for those. Remember there was a lockdown in Shenzen too. So NO i can't do anything on my side.

Offline zekth

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #169 on: Wed, 30 March 2022, 06:35:32 »
From KBD Fans:
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Latest News from ePBT Manufacturer (March 30th, 2022)
Due to the need of epidemic control,  ePBT factories have become locked areas. So the production progress of all projects will be delayed. After the area is unblocked, we will continue to follow up on the progress of samples and production.

Currently the caps are being made for the final sample approval

Offline roguesystem087

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #170 on: Sun, 17 April 2022, 13:43:15 »
So the christmas samples i guess didn't get approved?
is that why we're trying to get the full kit as some kind of a final check?
correct me if i'm wrong but the samples took... quite a while?
i mean its been 14 months now and almost 4 months just to get where we are now.

Would it... be realistic to ask for a rough estimate of the ETA up to this point?
we technically haven't even joined the production que if i'm understanding this correctly (forgive me if i completely missed something here)

Offline zekth

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #171 on: Sun, 17 April 2022, 15:36:06 »
Christmas samples were validated for the colors. One other run was done to fix some font issues.
This last batch is to validate all the kits. Once validated production will start. I'll get an ETA once the production will start.

Offline grezeh

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #172 on: Sat, 23 April 2022, 09:07:18 »
:sweat: And here i thought, that some people already got their hands on a set (saw some pics in the meantime)

Offline Adriano

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #173 on: Fri, 29 April 2022, 04:29:55 »
If someone is interested in the base and norde kit please message me.
« Last Edit: Tue, 10 May 2022, 06:48:22 by Adriano »

Offline preisi

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #174 on: Thu, 19 May 2022, 14:49:26 »
I hate to "be the one" (sorry, that pun had to be made ;D), but: are there any updates regarding the remaining sample kits from ePBT?
« Last Edit: Thu, 19 May 2022, 16:08:00 by preisi »

Offline zekth

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #175 on: Thu, 19 May 2022, 15:15:24 »
I sent a message this week and the answer i got was:



Offline Oni74

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #176 on: Sun, 22 May 2022, 23:16:36 »
I sent a message this week and the answer i got was:

So final samples are on its way to KBDFans? What are the steps that come after that before manufacturing can begin? I feel like this GB has fell through every crack on the road, with as little information as possible being shared by everyone involved. :mad:

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #177 on: Sun, 22 May 2022, 23:35:34 »
EPBT Be The One Last  :thumb:

Offline roguesystem087

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #178 on: Mon, 23 May 2022, 01:39:59 »
epbt neva again lol
happy 15 months peoplez

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #179 on: Mon, 23 May 2022, 01:40:21 »
I sent a message this week and the answer i got was:

So final samples are on its way to KBDFans? What are the steps that come after that before manufacturing can begin? I feel like this GB has fell through every crack on the road, with as little information as possible being shared by everyone involved. :mad:

Technically yes. I hope to get them soon.

Offline sefixmm

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« Reply #180 on: Mon, 23 May 2022, 02:32:01 »
Ok, so now ePbt's production is slower than GMK, never think it's possible ;D

Offline Adriano

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #181 on: Mon, 23 May 2022, 05:39:50 »
It is not EPBT. EPBT is doing fine with their own keycaps. Everything is fluid there. :)

Offline BlivionIaG

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« Reply #182 on: Wed, 25 May 2022, 04:15:51 »
It is not EPBT. EPBT is doing fine with their own keycaps. Everything is fluid there. :)
Fluid for already in production keycaps right ? Or you think it's KBDFans impeding on the project ?

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Offline Adriano

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #183 on: Wed, 25 May 2022, 10:47:30 »
It is not EPBT. EPBT is doing fine with their own keycaps. Everything is fluid there. :)
Fluid for already in production keycaps right ? Or you think it's KBDFans impeding on the project ?
Who knows. But kbdfans seems to have no issues at all.

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« Reply #184 on: Wed, 25 May 2022, 10:54:21 »
It is not EPBT. EPBT is doing fine with their own keycaps. Everything is fluid there. :)
Fluid for already in production keycaps right ? Or you think it's KBDFans impeding on the project ?
Who knows. But kbdfans seems to have no issues at all.
Well from Zekth messages I don't think he can do anything more, every time he asks he has those vague answers. We can just wait, I guess.

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Offline Biotrin

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #185 on: Wed, 25 May 2022, 14:12:38 »
If you check KBDFans' updates for most EPBT sets that are due to ship, you can clearly see how they are all delayed due to the pandemic.

That and this set uses new molds which has had it's own issues.

It will come. Be patient.

Offline sefixmm

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #186 on: Sun, 29 May 2022, 10:01:21 »
I hope to receive it before the summer holidays but in my opinion and given what I read it is compromised. This year would already be good after all.

Offline Oni74

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #187 on: Fri, 03 June 2022, 09:20:24 »
Looks like kbdfans recently updated status (https://kbdfans.com/a/groupbuyupdates):
Sample confirmed, waiting for manufacture. (2022-05-27)

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #188 on: Mon, 06 June 2022, 02:40:30 »
oouuff so basically in que :(
damn that's rough

Offline sefixmm

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #189 on: Mon, 06 June 2022, 07:25:29 »
damn that's rough

That's the new reality :(
« Last Edit: Mon, 06 June 2022, 08:43:43 by sefixmm »

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Re: [GB] ePbt Be The One - Over. Waiting for ePbt
« Reply #190 on: Mon, 06 June 2022, 16:37:14 »
If you check the whole list, 9 of the EPBT kits are "start of production" or "waiting to manufacture". How many they do per month? If it's 2 like GMk, that means 4 months waiting still...
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