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Offline wynects

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[GB] GMK Amethyst - GB Closed - Color sample approved
« on: Sat, 07 November 2020, 01:58:24 »


Inspired by the beauty of Amethyst gemstone.
I'm here to represent you,
GMK Amethyst.
Hope you will like it!




Group Buy
11-11-2020  to  13-12-2020







Vendors
US  Kono
Europe   MyKeyboard
SEA   iLumKb
Asia   zFrontier / zFrontier-CN
Canada   DeskHero
Oceania   DailyClack
Rama keycaps (US)    RamaWorks



Pricing






Base


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Dark Base


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Novelties




Extension




Spacebars




RAMA

Brass PVD

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Aluminium Anodised (Pantone 276C) with blue glow enamel fill

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Deskmats



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Zeus Works X GMK Amethyst



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Renders

Haus by Hand Engineering

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J-02 by Jae

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U80-A by Rama Works

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Timeline
[11/11] - Group buy start
[12/13] - Group buy end
[Sept/Oct 2021] - Estimated shipping date


Color
GMK WS1
RAL Design 300 20 15
RAL Design 320 70 25



Special THANKS
Keycap Designers Discord Community - without the resources and continuous feedback from the community, I won't be able achieve this. Thank you!
Fujii Loh - my sis who helped me on the novelties design  ;D



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Offline Hydroxide

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 07 November 2020, 09:35:28 »
This looks fantastic. Count me in for a dark set.

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Offline bisoromi

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 07 November 2020, 10:20:17 »
is this violet tendencies v2
(credits to Kokaloo)

Offline lee jeong woo

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 07 November 2020, 10:23:58 »
Disappointing prices, but we will purchase foolishly
 

Offline wynects

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 07 November 2020, 11:05:02 »
Disappointing prices, but we will purchase foolishly

Tried my best to lower the price  :blank:

This looks fantastic. Count me in for a dark set.

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Thanks for the support  ;D

is this violet tendencies v2

Nope

Offline jubei

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 08 November 2020, 21:44:54 »
Eyeing that Dark Set though

PS. "Estimate dhipping date might need correction. Presuming 2021.* HTH

Offline sup3r170va

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 08:37:30 »
Hi. Can you share some details of the Rama keycaps? What material are they made of? Iím particularly intrigued by the darker Rama keycap. What is the base colour? Is it the same dark purple? For the gem, what is the colour of the infill? Is it glow in the dark? Thanks!

Offline wynects

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 09:11:32 »
Hi. Can you share some details of the Rama keycaps? What material are they made of? Iím particularly intrigued by the darker Rama keycap. What is the base colour? Is it the same dark purple? For the gem, what is the colour of the infill? Is it glow in the dark? Thanks!

Itís based on 276C Pantone, blue infill and yes, it will glow in the dark  ;D

Offline ClickClack919

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 10:46:58 »
Wow, I am disappointed by the kit prices, especially the base kits. This GB was a guaranteed purchase for me, but with these prices, I am wavering a bit. I don't think I've seen base kits this high before in GB prices. With how popular purple is in this community, I think this set could sell very well, and the prices could be lowered because of it. I hope it's not too late to make adjustments.

Offline Coneree

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 14:04:17 »
Wow, I am disappointed by the kit prices, especially the base kits. This GB was a guaranteed purchase for me, but with these prices, I am wavering a bit. I don't think I've seen base kits this high before in GB prices. With how popular purple is in this community, I think this set could sell very well, and the prices could be lowered because of it. I hope it's not too late to make adjustments.

I echo the above statements and have the same sentiment. With many November/December sets coming, this pricing is quite a deterrent. Any particular reason the base is $140/150 USD? Why is the dark different pricing? It may be naive to say, but I am not seeing new molds that would drive these prices in the base kits? I've been following since the IC and didn't think this would be around the same pricing as something like GMK Masterpiece which actually required a crazy amount of new molds.
Current Rotation:
Space65 v2 | Maja Ergo | SC Alice | NK65 Purple | ID80 | Massdrop Alt HP

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 14:34:54 »
Dark MOQ is 150, and thatís the 10$ difference.
Per report, GMK Masterpiece was subsidized.

Kono priced GMK Shoko R2 at 250 MOQ, and everyone and their uncle knew that would sell 1000 base kits easily. Other vendors price routinely at 500 MOQ. Some use a day 1 promo to buff the numbers (Space Cables this month, switchmod and Dixie previously).

Donít get me wrong, the dark base at 149.99 in 2020 is rough, but as soon as I saw the vendor Iíd worried about the base kit at 145.

Offline wynects

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 21:51:40 »
Just an update, I've discussed with vendors and already tried my best to lower the price for the base kit.
New price for dark base kit will be 144.99.
« Last Edit: Mon, 09 November 2020, 22:21:01 by wynects »

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 10 November 2020, 01:02:24 »
Thank you! Know youíre not the one setting MOQs on your own and appreciate the effort to get 2 base kits run and get changes on short notice.

Offline blue_waters

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 10 November 2020, 02:41:36 »
I'm based in Thailand. Is there any obvious reason to choose either iLumKb or zFrontier? Past experience suggests that customs clearance is a little easier for goods arriving from China, but really not sure in this case.

Offline ClickClack919

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 10 November 2020, 09:42:53 »
Just an update, I've discussed with vendors and already tried my best to lower the price for the base kit.
New price for dark base kit will be 144.99.

Thank you! Know youíre not the one setting MOQs on your own and appreciate the effort to get 2 base kits run and get changes on short notice.

Seconded, thank you for being receptive to our feedback in such a quick manner. I still think the MOQs could be higher based on how good looking this set is, but at this point, it is what it is. Thanks again!

Offline Blastoise

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11 LIVE!
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 01:02:08 »
 Might have missed this on the kono site. Is kono going to be selling the Ramas?
« Last Edit: Wed, 11 November 2020, 01:05:44 by Blastoise »

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11 LIVE!
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 01:21:45 »
I figure Kono will sell them but they just donít have em up yet. I emailed, weíll see if itís not straightened out by the end of tomorrow

Offline wynects

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11 LIVE!
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 01:24:41 »
I figure Kono will sell them but they just donít have em up yet. I emailed, weíll see if itís not straightened out by the end of tomorrow

Might have missed this on the kono site. Is kono going to be selling the Ramas?

RAMA caps will be selling separately on RamaWorks website. Please find it from here
« Last Edit: Wed, 11 November 2020, 07:20:02 by wynects »

Offline blue_waters

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11 LIVE!
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 06:40:39 »
Any chance of an ETA for the GB? At +7 UTC I may need to set an alarm to wake up and place an order!  ;D

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11 LIVE!
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 09:57:45 »
Any chance of an ETA for the GB? At +7 UTC I may need to set an alarm to wake up and place an order!  ;D

Unlimited GB, you've got a whole month. Vendors will have it up in the next 24 hrs.

Offline wynects

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11 LIVE!
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 21:29:41 »
Any chance of an ETA for the GB? At +7 UTC I may need to set an alarm to wake up and place an order!  ;D

It's up on all vendor's site now, you can get it anytime before 13th Dec.

Offline blue_waters

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11 LIVE!
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 21:33:07 »
It's up on all vendor's site now, you can get it anytime before 13th Dec.

Thanks. I've placed my order. Good luck with the GB! This is a lovely set.

Offline IoBondrew

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11 LIVE! - New collab
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 17:07:57 »
Hey there, quick q:
Will the infill of the Artisan with the Amethyst be shine-through? So one could use it with a backlit keyboard.

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11 LIVE! - New collab
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 18:04:16 »
Hey there, quick q:
Will the infill of the Artisan with the Amethyst be shine-through? So one could use it with a backlit keyboard.

I had taken " blue glow enamel fill" to be glow in the dark not shine through, sorta like the Mizu or Terra Rama caps.

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11 LIVE! - New collab
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 03:03:06 »
I'd take it like that as well, one doesnt exclude the other tho, and if it were to be backlit compatible id get one too  ;)

Offline dvorcol

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11 LIVE! - New collab
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 18 November 2020, 08:40:16 »

Offline fatboycarney

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11 LIVE! - New collab
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 22:07:54 »
Nice job on this set, really liking the dark base and the theme/novelties. Also while pricing is challenging at times impressive that you fought to lower the dark base, and lucky for those interested to get a shot at one base or the other instead of only having a addon alphas which would be much more expensive.
Numbers looking good and well on the way  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11 LIVE! - New collab
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 20:13:16 »

Offline PairedPrototype

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11 LIVE! - New collab
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 17:30:18 »
The price is quite eye-watering, but I couldn't resist the dark base set, the novelties are nice too so added them to my order.

I was thinking about maybe grabbing the Amethyst artisan and deskmat too, but what are the dimensions of the deskmat?

Edit:

Never mind, I should have looked at the links first. MyKeyboard didn't have them listed, but I found the dimensions on zFrontier.

For anyone else wondering, the dimensions are 900x400mm.
« Last Edit: Fri, 27 November 2020, 17:38:38 by PairedPrototype »

Offline blue_waters

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11 LIVE! - New collab
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 28 November 2020, 09:34:01 »
Apologies in advance if this is poor GB post etiquette. I'm still fairly new to Geekhack.

A couple of weeks ago I saw a post in an FB group I belong to advertising what the OP admittedly described as an inferior quality PBT keycap set that was a copy of Amethyst.



Several 75% layout keys are missing from the set. The original post now shows the FB message - 'This content isn't available right now'.

I suppose this is a case of 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery'.

Curious to know if this sort of thing happens often?

Looking forward to a successful GB for 'the real' Amethyst.
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Offline noorejji

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11 LIVE! - New collab
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 28 November 2020, 23:14:44 »
Apologies in advance if this is poor GB post etiquette. I'm still fairly new to Geekhack.

A couple of weeks ago I saw a post in an FB group I belong to advertising what the OP admittedly described as an inferior quality PBT keycap set that was a copy of Amethyst.

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Several 75% layout keys are missing from the set. The original post now shows the FB message - 'This content isn't available right now'.

I suppose this is a case of 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery'.

Curious to know if this sort of thing happens often?

Looking forward to a successful GB for 'the real' Amethyst.
China being China, it happens as often as you'd imagine. And it's not very flattering.

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11 LIVE! - New collab
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 07:41:00 »

Offline wynects

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11/11 LIVE! - New collab
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 03:10:35 »
Last week for Group Buy!
GB ends on 13th December

MOQ Status:
Base
Dark Base (just a few more)
Novelties
Extension
Spacebars

Thank you so much for all for the support from the community and all of the kits have passed the MOQ except for extension kit.

Offline ClickClack919

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11th Nov to 13th Dec
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 09 December 2020, 15:10:25 »
What will happen for those who purchased the Extension kit if it does not meet MOQ? Are they refunded that portion of their purchase?

Any chance the vendors will buy out enough Extension kits to hit MOQ?

Offline holer

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - Ends on 13th Dec [Last Day]
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 14 December 2020, 03:51:59 »
I realize that this is way too late, but I bought this without looking closely. Is there any chance to include a R4 "\ |" button?

Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - 11th Nov to 13th Dec
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 14 December 2020, 12:16:53 »
What will happen for those who purchased the Extension kit if it does not meet MOQ? Are they refunded that portion of their purchase?
Yes, if kit doesn't make it, all participants will be refunded.
Any chance the vendors will buy out enough Extension kits to hit MOQ?
If it stayed about as low as of last update, then I personally doubt it. This kind of kit is not too popular, not a lot of profits can be made.

I realize that this is way too late, but I bought this without looking closely. Is there any chance to include a R4 "\ |" button?
No. Once group buy reaches... group buy stage its final and no changes will be made.

Offline wynects

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - Ends on 13th Dec [Last Day]
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 14 December 2020, 19:21:43 »
I realize that this is way too late, but I bought this without looking closely. Is there any chance to include a R4 "\ |" button?

Unfortunately we cannot make any changes to the kit after the GB starts.

What will happen for those who purchased the Extension kit if it does not meet MOQ? Are they refunded that portion of their purchase?

Any chance the vendors will buy out enough Extension kits to hit MOQ?

For your information, all kits will be made  ;) final numbers are still counting and looking good
« Last Edit: Mon, 14 December 2020, 19:42:03 by wynects »

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - Ends on 13th Dec [GB Closed]
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 03:50:41 »
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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - Ends on 13th Dec [GB Closed]
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 10:39:32 »
I was so indecisive on whether or not I should get this at first. Well as it turns out I grabbed the dark base, novelties, and the amethyst Rama. This is the most cash I've ever dropped on a keycap set and it's hands down the best $258 I’ve ever spent(including shipping), can’t wait to throw this on my KikoLabs KL-90! Also, is there any chance we'll see a KAT version of this set? I personally like the sound KAT makes more than GMK, and this set is absolutely gorgeous so it would be perfect for me.
« Last Edit: Wed, 16 December 2020, 11:15:24 by KingXF »


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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - Ends on 13th Dec [GB Closed]
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 22:05:35 »
Final with extras


Offline wynects

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - Ends on 13th Dec [GB Closed]
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 22 December 2020, 20:47:20 »
Finally the GB has ended. Once again, thank you so much for the support from the community, the final numbers really surprised me ;) ! Will continue to post the update here.

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - Ends on 13th Dec [GB Closed]
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 11 April 2021, 23:54:05 »
Finally the GB has ended. Once again, thank you so much for the support from the community, the final numbers really surprised me ;) ! Will continue to post the update here.
Is there any updates?

Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - Ends on 13th Dec [GB Closed]
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 12 April 2021, 01:23:12 »
Is there any updates?
As per Kono: "Order was placed, estimated production from GMK is 36 weeks, putting production completion approximately in September 2021."

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - Ends on 13th Dec [GB Closed]
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 12 April 2021, 05:41:56 »
If this ships in September 2021 I'll eat an iso enter

Offline wynects

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - Ends on 13th Dec [GB Closed]
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 06:31:12 »
Sorry for the slow update guys. The color sample was approved in Feb, will update here again for the updated production timeline.

Offline Ranker2

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - GB Closed - Color sample approved
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 15 August 2021, 05:00:17 »
Does anyone have a link to the Zeus Works listing for the complementing cable?

Offline blue_waters

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - GB Closed
« Reply #46 on: Sun, 19 September 2021, 21:15:43 »
Any news? An email reply I received from IlumKB suggested there may be a delay?

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - GB Closed
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 21 September 2021, 01:13:45 »
Any news? An email reply I received from IlumKB suggested there may be a delay?

Was just thinking about this too. I wonder why Kono doesn't even have a month time frame for this set.

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - GB Closed - Color sample approved
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 21 September 2021, 09:02:00 »
Often thereís no updates as GMK hasnít provided any, and they donít want to push one out still saying itíll ship this year when it obviously wonít. Later in Q1 2022 seems a reasonable guess right now.

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Re: [GB] GMK Amethyst - GB Closed - Color sample approved
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 10:56:51 »
I have May penciled in based on the current production rate and queue.