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geekhack Marketplace => Group Buys and Preorders => Topic started by: Flexerman on Mon, 10 February 2020, 05:15:36

Title: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Shipping
Post by: Flexerman on Mon, 10 February 2020, 05:15:36
FLX Ė Virgo: group Buy.

Link to the Google form https://bit.ly/3bicnl4 (https://bit.ly/3bicnl4)

This form will become live on February 15th, 2020:
        15:30 GMT
        16:30 CET
        10:30 EST
        09:30 CT
        07:30 PST
        23:30 HKT/SPT

There are 50 public boards available, the first 10 will be allocated via FCFS to the first 10 people to fill out the google form. The remaining 40 boards will be raffled and drawn randomly from the remaining entrants. One entry per person please, duplicates will be deleted.

The form will be open for a minimum of 24 hours, more if required to make MOQ. Winners will be notified by email within 12 hours of the form closing.

(https://i.imgur.com/WLR70Yd.png)

Details:
12 Degree Split TKL (ala. Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000)
7-degree typing angle
Custom bespoke PCB with full ISO and ANSI Support
More
(https://i.imgur.com/UUijN2v.png)
QMK and VIA compatibility.
USB-C via a JST daughter-board
Aluminium plate (optional Carbon Fibre, Brass, FR4, and Aluminium extras)
Grommet mounting isolates plate from chassis.
T6 CNC aluminium Top and Base pick from 5 colours for each.
Brass weight system (circa 3.5kg built).


Order options:
When ordering you can select from the following options:
Case Colours:
   
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(https://i.imgur.com/mOEi1Dn.png)
Aubergine Purple
   
More
(https://i.imgur.com/hw4BOdX.png)
Hibiscus Red
   
More
(https://i.imgur.com/DiNWf9c.png)
Onyx Black 
   
More
(https://i.imgur.com/coVeer3.png)
Space Silver   
   
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(https://i.imgur.com/UKn9Xr5.png)
Teal Green
       
You can choose any color combination you like for the Top and Base mix or match.


Extra Plates available in:
   Aluminium
   Carbon Fibre
   Brass
   FR4


Extra PCBís will come with a Daughter-board and JST cable.

Price:
$560 excl. Shipping * +2% transaction fee
You will be billed for shipping once the boards are ready for dispatch, shipping will be from the UK and is estimated at circa $60 to North America, I will get this as low as possible when the time comes.

Expected completion date:
August 2020
I would expect to offer delivery a maximum of 6 months after orders are placed, the standard practice of overestimating is in full effect here. I will keep everyone up to date with regular updates until the boards are delivered.

If you are successful in the FCFS or Raffle, you will receive payment information to the email address provided.

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Shipping rules:
   Upon successful entry into this group buy, you will be expected to pay for your keyboard @ $560 excluding shipping, once your keyboard has passed QC and is ready to be shipped, you will receive a shipping invoice, you will have a chance to change your shipping address at this time should you need to.
   I will allow ample time to pay this shipping invoice, however, Failure to pay the invoice will result in your keyboard order being cancelled and your original payment being refunded minus any incurred costs.

Brass Base: Special Edition mini raffle details.

There will be a total of 5 public special editions available, these special edition cases will have a solid brass base with polished Stainless steel weight.
These will be allocated via a mini raffle. This is how that will work...

1) Enter GB and spec a board how you want it, assume you are not getting a Brass base.
2) Make Sure to check the box in the form that will enter you into the mini raffle (final question).
3) I will draw the mini raffle at some point, before placing the order with the manufacturer (date unconfirmed at this point)
4) If you are drawn in the raffle, I will contact you to A: make sure you still want it - no penalty for opting out at this point and B: To give you the option to change the top colour if you wish.
5) You will receive a separate invoice for the base $130 in addition to the standard GB cost.

Please DO NOT enter this GB if you plan on cancelling your order if you do not get the Brass Special Edtion. Only 5 people will get one, chances are you will not be one of the 5...

Useful Links:
        IC thread: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=102711.200 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=102711.200)
        Discord Server:  https://discord.gg/dDjx7q3 (https://discord.gg/dDjx7q3)  - (Not required for updates or GB Entry)
        Taeha types Build Stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF6u_E7d3Cw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF6u_E7d3Cw)
        What is a Group Buy: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=77272.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=77272.0)

Notes:
        Plate Files will be made public once the GB is completed.
        PCB Files will be made public once the GB is completed.
        I am working on a Numpad and Wrist rest for this board, they are not ready yet, but they will be.

Please feel free to contact me for anything, any time.

Thank you for your interest.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: Flexerman on Mon, 10 February 2020, 05:15:52
FCFS Spots have been allocated, congratulations:

c0zy
Daevid
Fatboychard
snoudel
alxbrn
nigolski
ADRO3
Jake
Freddeeeee
octagon

Raffle and F&F winners are:

ODIN#3710
Abe (Peg_.)#6602
Acoipat
andino#9186
apang42
audiosl4ve
Azhdar
bthezebra
Callum
cshobbes
d00deitsnik#0196
damage
dantambok#8254
dmatx#4268
EnthusiastDude
eyedrop
Flippanteer#8289
Georgeotj#1234
homerowco
Jackedhardwarejunkie
Jae
kawhi
kiyoboard
Langelandia
luxuryboard
MartinCo
michaelbldg#5590
mr.squishy
mrkantz
NikVS
o3okevin
Polar
roostrc0gburn
salt rock lamp#0679
Spyruf#5870
steezkeez
Superdoedoe
Surefoot
Swagwise#0001
Taeha Types
thepinetreeyjs
trashcandrummer#7164
Urbantheii#9650
Vondel#8811
wholypantalones
Wongstongs
Yamo#2980
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All payment emails have now been sent, please check, any issues let me know.

Congratulations to everyone and a huge thank you to everyone who entered the GB, the level of support was / is astounding.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: Signature on Mon, 10 February 2020, 07:18:42
Approved
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Mon, 10 February 2020, 07:27:58
The final stretch!

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Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: o3okevin on Mon, 10 February 2020, 07:29:34
Oh baby
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: Rob27shred on Mon, 10 February 2020, 07:50:47
Oh man, this might just line up with my finances! Fingers crossed I can get our overlord RNG on my side if it does work out. :p
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: Nigolski on Mon, 10 February 2020, 07:54:07
yes
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: Caelestic on Mon, 10 February 2020, 08:10:08
Let's go!
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: mrkantz on Mon, 10 February 2020, 08:31:34
Here we go!
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: Mormur on Mon, 10 February 2020, 08:38:57
Here we go!  :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: Wongstongs on Mon, 10 February 2020, 11:45:31
All I have to say is, HYPE!
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: Lil on Mon, 10 February 2020, 16:11:22
8)
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: flippanteer on Mon, 10 February 2020, 20:29:40
Hype.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: bthezebra on Mon, 10 February 2020, 21:02:12
So ready :)))
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: dantambok on Mon, 10 February 2020, 23:37:12
Letís go
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: akira1883 on Tue, 11 February 2020, 03:55:51
Letís go
your collection so cool  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: SwellPeople on Tue, 11 February 2020, 07:42:59
Can't wait!
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: ever9415 on Tue, 11 February 2020, 08:42:13
I will be ready to participate in GB!!
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: sleek on Tue, 11 February 2020, 08:49:19
GLWS Flex! I've got my trigger finger ready.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: dmatx1 on Tue, 11 February 2020, 08:56:40
Only 4 days and it's happening!
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: dubious on Tue, 11 February 2020, 14:37:26
gl with GB! ****s poppin
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: jpg2401 on Tue, 11 February 2020, 16:16:53
This layout is very intriguing!
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: steezkeez on Tue, 11 February 2020, 16:42:13
can i has plz
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: Magas on Tue, 11 February 2020, 18:33:39
You're crazy if you think you aren't going to sell out in under a minute.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: superdoedoe on Tue, 11 February 2020, 18:53:22
You're crazy if you think you aren't going to sell out in under a minute.

only ten are fcfs. Rest are raffle
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: mrkantz on Tue, 11 February 2020, 19:58:25
I wouldn't be surprised to see over 50 entries in under a minute
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: Rexcramer on Wed, 12 February 2020, 01:22:46
How much time do I get to pay the initial $ 560? I get paid on the 25th and would love to get one of these boards.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: dmatx1 on Wed, 12 February 2020, 01:28:27
How much time do I get to pay the initial $ 560? I get paid on the 25th and would love to get one of these boards.

Last info about invoicing:

"I received a notification this morning that the manufacturer Iím using for the Virgo will not be opening until the 17th Feb at the earliest. With that in mind Iíve decided that Virgo GB raffle will go ahead as planned. The form will open on the 15th and winners will be selected.

However, due to the ongoing issues in China with Coronavirus, I will not be invoicing until after the Manufacturing plant reopens, there is no point in me holding your money for longer than needed. I have every faith that production will start in March as originally planned, however until they open back up I wonít know how long their backlog will be.

Current estimates for Invoicing is the week after the GB (22nd Feb) with a payment window of 7 further days. Iíll keep you updated as best I can..."
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: manaorme on Wed, 12 February 2020, 03:38:36
I Wish I could be in one of 50.
1 of 5 is a dream come true for me.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: mr.squishy on Wed, 12 February 2020, 21:22:55
I'm so ready.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: kilogeno on Thu, 13 February 2020, 09:03:50
Fingers crossed
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: Flexerman on Thu, 13 February 2020, 09:26:56
https://bit.ly/2HxgyMd

48 Hours to go...

Payment update:

If you are successful in the Raffle and get a spot for the FLC - Virgo, You will receive an email to the address you enter in the GB form. This email will contain a link to the Shopify storefront, a Password to access the store and a unique, single-use passcode to access the FLX - Virgo product, from here you can checkout as normal using any major credit or Debit card.

If you get in and you have trouble with payment methods, please just contact me directly and we can sort something out, collecting funds should not be the trickiest part of a GB.

PCB's and Plates are available to anyone.

Thanks  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Fri, 14 February 2020, 14:56:20
Home stretch ladies an gents!

Gonna be a hype Saturday
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: dmatx1 on Sat, 15 February 2020, 02:17:09
Only 7 hours left until the GB start to decide the color combination and plate material.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: Flexerman on Sat, 15 February 2020, 09:01:56
I will be opening the form in 30 mins
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: flippanteer on Sat, 15 February 2020, 09:23:33
Best of luck everyone. HYPE.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: Magas on Sat, 15 February 2020, 09:31:47
It's done! Will we know what number we were?
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: Damage on Sat, 15 February 2020, 09:32:49
Good luck to nine of you!
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: bthezebra on Sat, 15 February 2020, 09:33:11
No matter who is chosen, great board  :thumb: Best of luck everyone!
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: danielucf on Sat, 15 February 2020, 09:33:11
Entered, hopefully editing the form wouldn't slide someones entry back and out of the first 10.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: AgonizedFish on Sat, 15 February 2020, 09:33:19
Good luck everyone!  :)
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: stolenweapon on Sat, 15 February 2020, 09:33:20
hype
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: mrnevertkl on Sat, 15 February 2020, 09:33:39
Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: mr.squishy on Sat, 15 February 2020, 09:33:46
I've never filled out forms that fast before in my life. I don't even know if I selected all the options I actually wanted xD
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: mashbrook on Sat, 15 February 2020, 09:34:11
Is there a way to see who managed to click fast enough to get in the first 10?
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: saucybulgogi on Sat, 15 February 2020, 09:34:35
Letís see if I get lucky


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Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: lazyfart on Sat, 15 February 2020, 09:35:07
I'm crossing my fingers so hard. lol  :-X
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: mr.squishy on Sat, 15 February 2020, 09:52:52
Does editing our form change our spot? I honestly just want to make sure I filled everything out correctly lmao.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: alxbrn on Sat, 15 February 2020, 09:54:07
Does editing our form change our spot? I honestly just want to make sure I filled everything out correctly lmao.

I asked the same, he told me to wait till tomorrow just to be safe.

(https://i.imgur.com/yLPUjun.png)
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: Magas on Sat, 15 February 2020, 09:55:38
What options did you guys choose? I got Black and Silver... Probably should have gotten a color in there but it is what it is I guess.... just wanted to get in there and get one.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: Nigolski on Sat, 15 February 2020, 09:59:27
What options did you guys choose? I got Black and Silver... Probably should have gotten a color in there but it is what it is I guess.... just wanted to get in there and get one.

black/black :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: Surefoot on Sat, 15 February 2020, 10:12:00
Teal / hopefully brass base :) Let the raffle decide !
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: thornkin on Sat, 15 February 2020, 10:20:16
Any indication how many filled it out so far?
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: mr.squishy on Sat, 15 February 2020, 12:07:09
I picked Teal top, Aubergine/brass bottom with brass plate.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: d00deitsnik on Sat, 15 February 2020, 20:17:01
I picked Teal top, Aubergine/brass bottom with brass plate.

Mr. Squishy, you got in for the first 10? Congrats!!
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form open for 24 hours.
Post by: dantambok on Sun, 16 February 2020, 01:35:16
let's go boys
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: mr.squishy on Sun, 16 February 2020, 04:04:17
I picked Teal top, Aubergine/brass bottom with brass plate.

Mr. Squishy, you got in for the first 10? Congrats!!
I don't see my name on that list, I didn't get in the top 10.

I'm hoping for the raffle though.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form closed, Drawing raffle
Post by: dantambok on Sun, 16 February 2020, 10:38:47
Yeet
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form closed, Drawing raffle
Post by: flippanteer on Sun, 16 February 2020, 10:39:35
Yeet
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form closed, Drawing raffle
Post by: manaorme on Sun, 16 February 2020, 10:43:09
Another wait for r2 :'(
It's too hard to have a nice Ergo TKL with beautiful color option.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form closed, Drawing raffle
Post by: honoka on Sun, 16 February 2020, 11:41:15
OP says winners will be notified at least 12h before form closes. Will there be a list of winners after the raffle though?
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form closed, Drawing raffle
Post by: mrkantz on Sun, 16 February 2020, 11:44:02
The list of winners is in the discord announcement channel
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form closed, Drawing raffle
Post by: honoka on Sun, 16 February 2020, 11:53:02
OP also said you wouldn't need to join the discord for updates.
Im always curious as to how some high profile names always win the raffles. Not insinuating, just highlighting
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form closed, Drawing raffle
Post by: Jae-3soteric on Sun, 16 February 2020, 11:56:28
OP also said you wouldn't need to join the discord for updates.
Im always curious as to how some high profile names always win the raffles. Not insinuating, just highlighting


Lots of the high profile names enter everything (or nearly) so whilst they win some, they lose a fair few too.


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Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form closed, Drawing raffle
Post by: Flexerman on Sun, 16 February 2020, 11:59:39
Names added to the 2nd post here also.

Bear in mind some "High profile names" were invited to join for helping me in some way.

Total names on list: 59
Total raffle + FCFS: 50


Again thank you to everyone for their support.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form closed, Drawing raffle
Post by: Kukulcanvs on Sun, 16 February 2020, 12:25:46
Seeing some of the big names on the raffle list makes you wonder...is this a true raffle?

Sorry I didn't read the previous post
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form closed, Drawing raffle
Post by: Jae-3soteric on Sun, 16 February 2020, 12:27:35
Seeing some of the big names on the raffle list makes you wonder...is this a true raffle?

Flex literally explained it one post above yours


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Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form closed, Drawing raffle
Post by: Velvet_Crowe on Sun, 16 February 2020, 12:28:50
post-GB salt is so amusing
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form closed, Drawing raffle
Post by: flippanteer on Sun, 16 February 2020, 12:30:15
Seeing some of the big names on the raffle list makes you wonder...is this a true raffle?

As Jae said, but also there's 59 names. Friends&Family are part of the list so having a list of over 50 likely means Flex accounted for them separately as to not influence your chances.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form closed, Winners Announced.
Post by: kiyoboardasmr on Sun, 16 February 2020, 13:33:53
So excited for this one. Congrats on the successful gb.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form closed, Drawing raffle
Post by: Nigolski on Sun, 16 February 2020, 15:02:57
post-GB salt is so amusing
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: flippanteer on Mon, 17 February 2020, 00:53:21
Any indication how many filled it out so far?
396 total applicants
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form opens 15th Feb 2020
Post by: dantambok on Mon, 17 February 2020, 02:06:59
Any indication how many filled it out so far?
396 total applicants

i was assuming there would be like 500 entries for the board. that's still a good number tho
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form closed, Winners Announced.
Post by: Flexerman on Fri, 28 February 2020, 04:44:44

I'm putting the final order together, please DM me if you want to change, or need to know what you ordered (Please check email first).


To Confirm, the first colour in the order if the top colour, the other is the base. (ie. Onyx + Teal, would come with the Onyx top and Teal base).


Brass raffle is on hold, sorry, I'm awaiting information that is not yet forthcoming, it's still planned soon, sorry for the delay.


I will be re-raffling 3 spots over the weekend, these will be done offline and contact made / emails sent to the people drawn, there is no obligation to enter if you are drawn, but please get back to be asap to if you do not want the spot so i can move on to the next.


Order will be placed on Monday so you have a couple of days to get changes in.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form closed, Winners Announced.
Post by: hottrout on Sun, 01 March 2020, 12:32:54

I will be re-raffling 3 spots over the weekend, these will be done offline and contact made / emails sent to the people drawn, there is no obligation to enter if you are drawn, but please get back to be asap to if you do not want the spot so i can move on to the next.

OMFG, GO GO GO GO
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form closed, Winners Announced.
Post by: Flexerman on Fri, 06 March 2020, 07:17:23
All orders finalised, and parts ordered and in production.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Form closed, Winners Announced.
Post by: dmatx1 on Fri, 06 March 2020, 07:45:08
All orders finalised, and parts ordered and in production.
Great news, can't wait to receive it  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: In production - all orders finalised.
Post by: Flexerman on Sat, 14 March 2020, 05:39:05

Virgo GB update.

Expected GB fulfilment remains Early August 2020 (Conservative estimate).


Thank you
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: In production - all orders finalised.
Post by: Flexerman on Tue, 24 March 2020, 06:08:27
Virgo GB update:


(https://i.imgur.com/T5bseIq.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/FbNvwTe.jpg)


Expected Fulfilment remains Early August 2020, however much like the rest of the world, the UK has moved to tighter quarantine measures so please remain patient and I will keep updating here regularly.


Thank you
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: In production - all orders finalised.
Post by: dantambok on Tue, 24 March 2020, 06:33:13
ooooooo glad to see thinks are moving!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: In production - all orders finalised.
Post by: Flexerman on Thu, 23 April 2020, 08:26:53
Sorry for not updating for a couple of weeks, a mix of waiting on deliveries and sorting out packaging for the Virgo meant there was not a lot to update with.

I have received Ano samples from the manufacturer and approved the final colours and finish for the boards. All CNC work is close to completion, next up is an inspection and sending for Ano.

Carbon fibre and FR4 plates are in.


Things are still progressing, and despite C19, I'm still hoping to hit the estimated fulfilment.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: In production - all orders finalised.
Post by: hottrout on Sun, 26 April 2020, 06:57:50
Great to see progress.  I didn't win the raffle and I also just missed out on the additional raffle.  I so wanted this board, so if anyone wants to give up their spot please let me know.  I particularly wanted the green if that helps but I would be happy with any colour.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: In production - all orders finalised.
Post by: Flexerman on Wed, 06 May 2020, 10:37:47
Final colour samples from the manufacturer (Pics only).

(https://i.imgur.com/IfM8o3E.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/E4xpP0E.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/3kc2oaF.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/tpHBbhL.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/PrGRY2S.jpg)

Sorry for the potato quality here, but I'm very happy with the final colours, I hope you guys are too  :thumb:

Note, there is still some way to go with the GB, but so far so good, and I'll keep you all updated.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: In production - all orders finalised.
Post by: Flexerman on Wed, 03 June 2020, 07:42:11
Hey all:

June 3rd Update:


Parts are starting to come in, I currently have all the Black and Silver parts in hand, with the Green and red on a boat, some purples needed to be re-made due to the manufacturers internal QC finding fault in a number of parts, but these should follow in the coming weeks.


PCB's have been delayed due and "accident in the storage facility", whatever that means, but I'm assured I will see them in the next couple of weeks.


(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/655138861193756683/717495050585505913/image0.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/655138861193756683/717495051596333126/image1.jpg)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/631811415627530240/713406489099894804/image0.jpg)

So far so good on my initial QC  :thumb:

Please note: I'm planning on sending the shipping invoices out in July, for a hopeful delivery date in August. The original plan was to find the cheapest courier. However with the current state of international shipping, I will only provide an invoice for DHL, buyers are more than welcome to arrange there own delivery service, but I won't take responsibility for the shipping if that is the case.  Feel free to DM me or contact me on discord at any time if you want to discuss it. I will email buyers directly with this information too.

I have been regularly asked to produce a Numpad to match the Virgo, which I have, prototypes are due in a couple of weeks. Again I will email details to all Virgo purchasers if they are interested, but it is also open to anyone who wants on in an open GB to be held soontm I may push it a little more in the future, but for now, this paragraph will do.  ;)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/715903783887962144/716627342742781962/4920d29d-22f6-4e8a-87c4-35aa92c45da0.PNG)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/715903783887962144/715960830465802260/Er....go.png)


One final thought... I know I have 2 other IC I am currently involved in. Please do not worry, my focus right now is Virgo, and Virgo alone, I will not be running anything else, before the Virgo is fulfilled.

Thank you all so much.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: In production - all orders finalised.
Post by: alxbrn on Wed, 03 June 2020, 08:54:08
fast as fck boiiii  :D
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: In production - all orders finalised.
Post by: bthezebra on Wed, 03 June 2020, 09:44:30
Oh hell yes
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: In production - all orders finalised.
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Wed, 03 June 2020, 12:32:28
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/715903783887962144/715960830465802260/Er....go.png)

mood
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: In production - all orders finalised.
Post by: urbantheii on Wed, 03 June 2020, 12:39:38
Wow, that was fast. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: In production - all orders finalised.
Post by: dmatx1 on Thu, 04 June 2020, 01:19:46
Black bottom is no brainer, but I can't decide what numpad top color to choose: same as the Virgo or get some contrast.

Here (https://imgur.com/a/mNIpIvq) are the non-standard colors if anyone else is facing this first-world problem too :D

Red Hibiscus (https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/18-1762-TCX) PANTONE 18-1762 TCX
(https://i.imgur.com/lam3nxi.png)

Aubergine (https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/19-2311-TPX) PANTONE 19-2311 TPX
(https://i.imgur.com/5KFtpOV.png)

Teal Green (https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/19-4922-TCX) PANTONE 19-4922 TCX
(https://i.imgur.com/XKxf3yp.png)



Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: In production - all orders finalised.
Post by: Flexerman on Thu, 04 June 2020, 07:28:12
Oof, no chance of keeping the colours sekrit then :) :-X
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: In production - all orders finalised.
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Thu, 04 June 2020, 07:30:24
Oof, no chance of keeping the colours sekrit then :) :-X
Cats out the bag
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: In production - all orders finalised.
Post by: VONDL on Tue, 09 June 2020, 04:19:34
Very excited for this!
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: QC complete, shipping underway soon.
Post by: Flexerman on Mon, 27 July 2020, 13:43:33
Sorry, all for being a little lax in updating this thread lately. With work kicking my ass and a whole bunch of boards to QC and pack, it's sometimes it's easier to update on discord than it is over here, even though this is the more important of the two.

I now have all parts in house and have been QC'ing every chance I get, I'm sending the first few orders out by the end of this week to test some logistics stuff my end, providing there are no hitches there, I will start sending shipping invoices right away, I expect to ship the vast majority of boards throughout August.

There are a small number of boards that require reworks, these are in production right now at the factory and I hope to receive shipment in August also, most of these will be Extras, but there may be a very small number (2/3) of GB board effected, I will let you know directly if this applies to your board.



One thing to note; due to the current turmoil that global shipping is in, I will only ship boards via DHL express, this may not be the cheapest option generally, but I have yet to experience an issue with them over this whole shutdown era we are in, with this in mind I have a business account with DHL which greatly reduces the shipping cost over the public pricing so I am still hopeful the cost will be acceptable to you all, alternatives would be for you to arrange your own pickup and delivery of your board, I will facilitate in any way I can, but I will not take responsibility for late/missing deliveries when using your own courier, alternatively at your request I can hold the boards for a while until things get back to a reasonable reliability postage wise. All this will be sorted out via email soon.


Thanks
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Shipping has started.
Post by: Flexerman on Mon, 10 August 2020, 11:20:32
I've started shipping boards!!


Please keep an eye on Discord or Emails for your shipping notifications.


Thanks
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: In production - all orders finalised.
Post by: Damage on Mon, 10 August 2020, 11:34:35
Flex, quick question. Should we have received shipping invoices already?

I haven't received one, so I can't pay it. Just want to make sure.

Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: In production - all orders finalised.
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Mon, 10 August 2020, 20:32:39
christmas come early
(https://i.imgur.com/Wl5VpjE.jpg)

More
back:
(https://i.imgur.com/G0ro2Lf.jpg)

side bezel:
(https://i.imgur.com/URXtyBf.jpg)

tkl size comparison:
(https://i.imgur.com/7xBhbAY.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: In production - all orders finalised.
Post by: superdoedoe on Tue, 11 August 2020, 20:17:16
Flex, quick question. Should we have received shipping invoices already?

I haven't received one, so I can't pay it. Just want to make sure.

Thanks!

iirc - Only a handful have been shipped as of this message. You should receive a PM whenever yours is ready  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Shipping
Post by: meiosis on Tue, 11 August 2020, 20:19:00
Will there be any extras?
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Shipping
Post by: mgsickler on Tue, 11 August 2020, 20:29:54
Man, I am bummed I missed out on this. These look great.

Excellent work OP!
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Shipping
Post by: Rayndalf on Tue, 11 August 2020, 23:22:54
Damn that was a fast turnaround, must be nice to join a smooth groupbuy that worked with a competently factory.
I'm still waiting on my G60
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Shipping
Post by: Flexerman on Wed, 12 August 2020, 03:03:38
iirc - Only a handful have been shipped as of this message. You should receive a PM whenever yours is ready  :thumb:
 

Exactly this, I'm picking orders and shipping as I go, so there will be a couple of weeks until all the boards are shipped, keep an eye out on your emails and / or discord for the shipping invoices, I'll make sure I get in touch before anything leaves here.


Man, I am bummed I missed out on this. These look great.

Excellent work OP!

Thank you. There may be a few extras  :-*

Will there be any extras?
 

It's looking good for a few at the moment, I need to make sure all the GB participants are happy before they are available however.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Shipping
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Wed, 12 August 2020, 11:01:43
Damn that was a fast turnaround, must be nice to join a smooth groupbuy that worked with a competently factory.
I'm still waiting on my G60

it is nice. it is very nice
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Shipping
Post by: mrkantz on Fri, 14 August 2020, 16:37:01
This was the board I've been most excited for out of all of them and so far it's living up to my hype.

[attachimg=1]

[attachimg=2]
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Shipping
Post by: superdoedoe on Sat, 15 August 2020, 07:32:44
This was the board I've been most excited for out of all of them and so far it's living up to my hype.

(Attachment Link)

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Bruh you forget the best pic...the side pic.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Shipping
Post by: DaMnED on Sat, 15 August 2020, 07:43:28
I sure hope for an R2 of this, I love the design, had no luck on r1...

Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Shipping
Post by: dantambok on Sat, 15 August 2020, 10:01:46
daaaamn i cannot wait to get mine
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Shipping
Post by: hottrout on Sun, 16 August 2020, 12:31:02
Stunning.  Love it.
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Shipping
Post by: jackedhardwarejunkie on Mon, 17 August 2020, 07:04:29
Haven't had a chance to take any REAL pictures yet but heres a little teaser from the build over the weekend(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200817/e77f3ac5510fa26b63079d102fcea9e0.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Shipping
Post by: superdoedoe on Tue, 18 August 2020, 19:41:43
Just some phone pics

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/742325128976924673/745441439114330142/virgo_side_2.jpg)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/742325128976924673/745442262082781295/virgo_3.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Shipping
Post by: dantambok on Thu, 20 August 2020, 10:24:07
FLX, you are a bad bad man. This board is amazing.

[attachimg=1]

[attachimg=2]
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Shipping
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Thu, 20 August 2020, 11:31:08
FLX, you are a bad bad man. This board is amazing.

Show Image
(https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=104617.0;attach=249941;image)


awesome cap selection, very dichotomous
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Shipping
Post by: Flexerman on Thu, 20 August 2020, 15:07:59
FLX, you are a bad bad man. This board is amazing.


Means a lot Dan.. those pics are so nice!!
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Shipping
Post by: Captaincoconut on Sat, 29 August 2020, 01:08:57
Definitely missed the boat on this one. I doubt this is the case, but if anybody is looking to sell their board, please PM me! Iím cash ready and motivated to buy :)
Title: Re: [GB] FLX - Virgo: Shipping
Post by: Wongstongs on Mon, 14 September 2020, 17:39:18

Got around to making a typing test! Love this thing  :thumb: