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Offline dingusxmcgee

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #100 on: Thu, 18 March 2021, 07:33:27 »
Did these ever get shipped?!

Not a whisper of a tracking number.

Offline psxndc

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[GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #101 on: Thu, 18 March 2021, 16:16:48 »
Did these ever get shipped?!
Short answer: no

Longer answer: This is history of what we've been told/what's been shown. The photo posted above of plates and cases is the last pic we got when stuff was announced as shipping (I believe in December). Props to sickbabies on discord for compiling this.

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12/23/19 All customer invoices sent out. Estimated shipment April.

01/09/20 Plates, pcb's, components ordered, contacted factory for final invoice.

03/07/20 PCBs almost finished with production, knobs entered production, packaging sample on the way.

04/19/20  Delay on raw PC material within the factory. New Estimate June.

05/14/20 PCB's done (manually fixing staggered). Brass plates done, fr4 plate reorder in production. Packaging ordered. knobs finished.

07/14/20 (tons of rough stuff happening in royals life update) "trying to get all Ave orders shipped in 3-6 weeks. Firmware should be up for review tomorrow"

08/14/20 Ave. QMK Pull Request is Up and Pending Approval

08/23/20 Ave firmware PR put on hold at Royal's request "until I more basic default Keymaps and move the now default keymaps to a personal folder."

08/27/20 "Iíll finish shipping Fro.Yo and then Im still on waiting on the cork mats.  Also need to rent a truck lol"

09/30/20 "Due to my own negligence, a number of Silver Units and a few Asphalt Units came with some shockingly noticeable marks/anodizing chips. I failed to QA every single unit previously. These units are being re-fabricated as we speak. But On That Note: *initial/early-bird orders will begin shipping before those arrive.*"

10/13/20 "Shipping next week" Video

11/11/20 "I still have a lot of packing to do, even for early-birds." Box Foam will no longer be included, Ave finally up in QMK Configurator. New Estimate December 18th, 2020

"For Clarity: This last quarter has been me trying to just figure out what the **** am I trying to do in general and Ave in all honesty just has been on the backburner of all this. All I want to do is just get this buy out and finalized so every can just rest easy and be satisfied."

11/18/20 Actual Photos from Royal of at least a few Aves Existing including a polycarbonate

12/18/20 ...

1/08/21 Things are slowly still progressing and I donít have a solid timeline on shipping at the moment.
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Offline KuroTheCrazy

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #102 on: Fri, 23 April 2021, 10:11:52 »
One year out from original estimate, no contact on any platform from Royal for the last three months. Shipping something you apparently have on hand doesn't take this long.

Offline Alejo1707

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #103 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 10:26:26 »
Oh fk...and here I was lamenting I did not get into this keeb. Good luck guys! I really hope you all get your things.

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Offline ElementalWheel

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #104 on: Wed, 07 July 2021, 22:46:06 »
Learned about this saga today, and found this while browsing the web my apologies if this has been posted before:

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/aluminum-metal-cnc-turning-machining-parts_1600130789270.html

There's a good chance this is the factory used to manufacture the keyboard The Ave as you can see in some of the pictures posted on the listing, which I will link below:









It looks like this same factory was used, at some point to create what appears to be a keyboard named Mech 27 TKL V1





So for those who got scammed in this, you can try your luck by getting in touch with the factory to try to learn if The Ave paid for the GB, or if they have any further leads, in any case this is a shame so good luck for those involved

Offline pears

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #105 on: Thu, 08 July 2021, 01:48:54 »
Learned about this saga today, and found this while browsing the web my apologies if this has been posted before:

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/aluminum-metal-cnc-turning-machining-parts_1600130789270.html

There's a good chance this is the factory used to manufacture the keyboard The Ave as you can see in some of the pictures posted on the listing, which I will link below:

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It looks like this same factory was used, at some point to create what appears to be a keyboard named Mech 27 TKL V1

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So for those who got scammed in this, you can try your luck by getting in touch with the factory to try to learn if The Ave paid for the GB, or if they have any further leads, in any case this is a shame so good luck for those involved
Or just check https://kingly-keys.com

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Offline rpiguy9907

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #106 on: Thu, 08 July 2021, 08:32:33 »
I feel very badly for him - I know a lot of healthcare workers who also were overcome with stress/PTSD last year due to COVID.

The only thing that doesn't really jibe is the claim he hasn't had the time to finish the PCBs when he was unemployed for half a year. But depression is a complicated thing.

Offline DukeEsquire

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #107 on: Thu, 08 July 2021, 10:12:42 »
I feel very badly for him - I know a lot of healthcare workers who also were overcome with stress/PTSD last year due to COVID.

The only thing that doesn't really jibe is the claim he hasn't had the time to finish the PCBs when he was unemployed for half a year. But depression is a complicated thing.

Due to component shortages, he may not have had the funds to finish the PCBs.

Offline WifeIsGoddess

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #108 on: Thu, 08 July 2021, 20:47:50 »
I knew this was gonna happen. I had been complained that there was no update even though there was a significant delay in the GMK Fro.Yo.

That seems to have been a sign of this situation.

At the time there was a madman defending it against the complaints I had raised about no updates, and in the end I was right.

Royal has already lost all credibility and should be kicked out even if GB is somehow completed.
« Last Edit: Thu, 08 July 2021, 20:49:23 by WifeIsGoddess »