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Title: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 09:04:09
E8-V1

(http://i.imgur.com/7rNvoNR.jpg)

Please check your order here: https://goo.gl/ghB1IL (https://goo.gl/ghB1IL) to see if there is any mistake before invoices are going out!

This keyboard is designed and made by Exclusive - a fellow Chinese keyboard enthusiast.
It will be shipped from Vietnam.

HEY GUYS!!!!!
I have just sent out all the invoices.  :p
Please let me know if you have not got the invoice yet.
If you have any changes, please PM me.

Assembly: Assembly cost will be sent in another invoice. Once you guys have your final decision. No worries about this. I will update the form soon. We will let you guys decide in a week.  :thumb:

UPDATE: White (Plasma Mỉcro-arc Oxidation) will be updated soon. I just got sample from the factory. The cost of white color is a bit more expensive than others. But We will not increase the price this time. It will be limited to 18. FCFS.
Please PM me if you want to get White (a bit of grey) color. For white color, you need to change/buy more TOP AND BOTTOM. Cannot change/buy more top or bottom separately.

White color sample: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87572.msg2370462#msg2370462

Thank you!  :thumb::

More photos of the finished protoype here: http://imgur.com/a/J4XX8

Details:
More
Interest Checks topic: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87166.0

EXTRA GIFTS FOR EVERYONE There will be another raffle event for those who don't get in founders edition. I will have some small gifts for you guys!  :thumb: And the most lucky guy will get a NUMPAD E2-V1.

Specifications:
  • Anodized aluminium 6061 case
  • 9 degrees slope
  • Anodized aluminium or polished brass weight
  • SS and aluminium plate
  • Custom engraved text on the top badge
  • Only support standard ANSI layout - 6.25u spacebar with 1.25u modifiers or Winkeyless layout 7u spacebar with 1.5u modifiers - both stepped and normal Capslock is supported
  • Detachable or non-detachable USB options
  • Fully Programmable using Bootmapper Client
  • Indicator LEDs, Capslock and Scroll Lock LEDs, Full Backlight LEDs
  • RGB diffuser and RGB side LEDs
  • Available colors: Dark Grey, Red, Silver (these are colors used in the Prototype); Blue, Green, Purple, Pink Magenta, Rose Gold (Apple device color) and Black (http://imgur.com/fH16GqD)


Pricing:
  • FOUNDERS EDITION (Brass Weight - Limited to 25 33 (because 33 is a nicer number for our country culture :p)  first guys choose this option) with individual numbering + extra brass name plate with custom text: $350 (We will hold a raffle event to choose some lucky guys. We will have special gifts for these lucky guys. Only for founders edition.)
ALL FOUNDERS EDITION HAVE BEEN TAKEN. BUT YOU GUYS STILL CAN PLACE ORDER TO GET FOUNDERS EDITION. WE WILL PUT YOU GUYS TO WAITING LIST.

2 lucky Founders will receive an E2-V1 Numpad.

(http://i.imgur.com/By3XD53.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YmQNkrE.jpg)

  • Full kit (Brass Weight): $330
  • Full kit (Aluminium Weight): $310
  • Extra name plate: blank: $4 | designed: $5 | with custom text: $7 (please enter your text in the form)
  • Extra weight: Aluminium $40, Brass $55
  • Extra PCB: $60
  • Extra switches plate: $20
  • Extra acrylic plate (diffuser): $10
  • High quality assemble package. Cost depends on switches and LED options. Starting at $90
  • Stickers for switches: FOR FREE
  • Box packaging: FOR FREE

Shipping fee:
Depends on options.
A full kit: Brass Weight ~4.0 kg | aluminium Weight ~ 3.7 kg
EMS with Tracking Number (4-5 working days): Worldwide ~ $65
Free shipping in Vietnam and China.
Asia ~$45
4% PayPal fee.

ORDER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/UG1sf1AqGxXqld652
You can edit after submit! Or you can submit another form with the note "Resubmit or This is the final form".
If you want to get more than one keyboard, you should fill the note "My second/third keyboard"

Please PM me if you want to make any changes.

Design of the counterweight in the prototype sample has errors. A complete product will have its design as in this following image. Also suggestions for weight redesigns are welcome and appreciated.
We will decide the design of the counterweight during the Group Buy.
(http://i.imgur.com/e5NBk3k.png)

Some pictures of custom coiled cables as gift: http://imgur.com/a/odRT4  :p

Custom engraving samples:
More
(http://i.imgur.com/vneAGkO.jpg)
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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 09:04:28
About Assembly options:

We can support you with:

* Switches:
- All kinds of new Cherry Switches and Gaterons.
- Zealios Round 5: we can order from Zeal for you, but only arrive in April/May.
- MOD-H (from Originative): we can order them for you, but we never have them in hand, so we do not know about quality and other things.
- Cherry Black from Wyse keyboard: 90s vintage cherry blacks. After desoldering, all switches will be cleaned by Ultrasonic, then tune with Dupont Krytox Lube. (mixed 103 and 205)
- Chery Black from Cherry G80-0577: true 80s vintage blacks, Screw in stabs, fully cleaned and tuned
- Cherry MX Clears from Cherry G80-8000.

Old Cherry switches only available for orders with full tuning (lube, spring swap, w or w/o stickers, hotswap LEDs) and not for sale separately. We only use Krytox lube, mixing from 103 and 205.


* Stabilizer:
 - Original Cherry PCB mount Stab
- Zeal Transparent Gold PCB mount (need to wait for GB)
- Sprit Gold Stab PCB mount
- and we may have some GMK screw stab PCB mount left. We do not test them yet, can not say about the quality and feeling.

* Springs: all kinds from Sprit inlucde steel and gold and winkeyless.kr springs (sorry, no GON spring).


About timing: We can only start assembling when we receive plates and PCBs from the factory. It means that you have to wait longer than buyers who only order DIY kit. It takes about 2 days for soldering and testing for each board (and longer for the boards that require lubing switches). All keyboards using Zealios have to wait until Zealpc send out Round5. So you'll have to wait 1 week to 4 weeks depends on your order number on the list.

We will also have a speadsheet to update the assembly process.

//


To answer some of the questions you guys had asked

- Yes you can use custom font for your engraving, just note on the form and I will provide you an email address later and you can send me a picture of your customized design (In fact you can customize it however you want, even a symbol or a logo works

- The form is now updated, you can edit your submission to make changes

- SPRiT and winkeyless.kr springs are available for assembly options (Wyse vintage blacks and Zealios are also available, and of course other more common switches)

- You can send the money to me as a gift for saving money. Please PM me before invoicing.  :thumb:


REMINDER: I'm still working with the factory for the micro-arc oxidation surface treatment option. If we hit enough orders and the results are viable, we will have a small raffle for all GB joiners to opt-in.

For founders, you will all get custom sleeved USB cables, maybe some more customized options (I'm still thinking what to add as extra gifts, maybe more to come later...)


Here's the list of those who get in Founders spot:

1. SixtyLife - geekhack
2. Mmdango - geekhack
3. Duhhey - reddit
4. Slash Emperor - geekhack
5. Butter - geekhack
6. UsualSuspectXXX - geekhack
7. Patchworks - geekhack
8. photoelectric - geekhack
9. scttooo - reddit
10. Unforgivable - geekhack
11. mrboovn - geekhack
12. Roostrc0gburn - geekhack
13. o3okevin - geekhack
14. CJD_Anthony - geekhack
15. smittysteve - geekhack
16. magic_duckie - reddit
17. bokolife - geekhack
18. gt1989 - geekhack
19. iArson - geekhack
20. unoab - geekhack
21. deleonhle - geekhack
22. Gajible - reddit
23. gadzkun - geekhack
24. Rec73 - reddit
25. Aperture_Sci - reddit
26. Alveeno - reddit
27. lvince95 - reddit
28. Enz0man - reddit
29. LDobler - geekhack
30. Ovoxo - geekhack
31. dongulator - geekhack
32. Oatsbagotes - geekhack
33. japanitrat - geekhack

Waiting list:
34. Syalthra - reddit
35. manofinterests - reddit

And the 2 lucky guys/girls are #7 and #32: Patchworks and Oatsbagotes. Each of you will get an E2-V1 numpad for free! Those who don't get in founders, don't worry. There's still one E2 numpad left for another lucky one. I will RNG the winner and annouce later when orders are closed.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: harjoat on Fri, 10 February 2017, 11:12:59
Love this! Might get one ;)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Photoelectric on Fri, 10 February 2017, 11:17:16
Is "Brown" possible?  It's noted in those sample colors after all :)  Also, the prototype "silver" is a darker silver color, not the regular light silver clear-anodized color?  That is the case, correct?
(edit: I see brown now!   But no way to edit response to exclude extra engraved plates :( )
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Fri, 10 February 2017, 11:17:31
Woot! It's live!

If I put my order in now to reserve a founders edition, can I change my  options later?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: mmdango on Fri, 10 February 2017, 11:18:05
Yes! So excited for this. Glad I held off from Mira (no offense to Mira, it's also gorgeous) and found this :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 11:18:34
Is "Brown" possible?  It's noted in those sample colors after all :)
Yea, my bad! I'm gonna update the form now!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 11:18:53
Woot! It's live!

If I put my order in now to reserve a founders edition, can I change my  options later?

Sure!  :thumb:
Title: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: iArson on Fri, 10 February 2017, 11:25:43
Is there a prototype of the purple? Actually super interested in this.

Also how does it work with the non detachable cable. Do we decide on cabling options?


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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Fri, 10 February 2017, 11:26:17
Woot! It's live!

If I put my order in now to reserve a founders edition, can I change my  options later?

Sure!  :thumb:

Great. Because I haven't settled on colors yet.

Also, is white/beige not going to be an option?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Kominyetska on Fri, 10 February 2017, 11:26:42
If we want custom engraving, can we provide a vector file? I assume that if we want custom text, you're generating a vector file anyway.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 11:29:33
Woot! It's live!

If I put my order in now to reserve a founders edition, can I change my  options later?

Sure!  :thumb:

Great. Because I haven't settled on colors yet.

Also, is white/beige not going to be an option?

No. If we can hit enough order, White/Beige will be for lucky guys in raffle event!  :p

Is there a prototype of the purple? Actually super interested in this.

Also how does it work with the non detachable cable. Do we decide on cabling options?


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You can see the sample color picture. ;) I will be like that.
Non-detachable cable is the prototype!

If we want custom engraving, can we provide a vector file? I assume that if we want custom text, you're generating a vector file anyway.

Yea! I will update the vector file after GB.
Title: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: iArson on Fri, 10 February 2017, 11:31:31
Woot! It's live!

If I put my order in now to reserve a founders edition, can I change my  options later?

Sure!  :thumb:

Great. Because I haven't settled on colors yet.

Also, is white/beige not going to be an option?

No. If we can hit enough order, White/Beige will be for lucky guys in raffle event!  :p

Is there a prototype of the purple? Actually super interested in this.

Also how does it work with the non detachable cable. Do we decide on cabling options?


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You can see the sample color picture. ;) I will be like that.
Non-detachable cable is the prototype!

If we want custom engraving, can we provide a vector file? I assume that if we want custom text, you're generating a vector file anyway.

Yea! I will update the vector file after GB.
So it's going to be a grey cable? Also if we're getting the founders edition we're going to be in the raffle for the other colors?


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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Photoelectric on Fri, 10 February 2017, 11:31:54
Is engraving available only for extra name plates? 
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 11:36:14
Is engraving available only for extra name plates?

Oh. I will add $2 for custom text on name plates in the kit. Just fill the text in the question of custom text.  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Unforgivable on Fri, 10 February 2017, 11:39:31
This is wonderful! I love the bit of customization you have with it, the perfect amount of flare, and personality! It's great! I'm totally geeking out over this, I just really love the fact that you can trulymake this keyboard your own with that little bit of engraving!  ;D

Just for clarification, is the engraving shown in the picture the default ones? Is that the one we should choose for our own words if we want that font? Or would that be custom? I'm not sure if custom means 'Your own words,' or if it means a new/different font. Any clarification would be greatly appreciated.  :thumb:

Edit: Jhoang, please forgive me! Jumped to get a founders edition and may have a few changes later, and quite a few engraved add-on's..I hope that's not a problem I just couldn't resist and I need to think of what to have engraved!  :'(
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: BlackInk on Fri, 10 February 2017, 11:55:14
Will there be a 60% version of this case?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: balotelli00 on Fri, 10 February 2017, 12:00:11
I'm thinking on getting the assembly option and want to try the gateron yellow switches. I'm just not sure which spring weight to choose.. I'll use the board mainly for gaming and typing.

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 12:00:23
REMINDER: I'm still working with the factory for the micro-arc oxidation surface treatment option. If we hit enough orders and the results are viable, we will have a small raffle for all GB joiners to opt-in.

For founders, you will all get custom sleeved USB cables, maybe some more customized options (I'm still thinking what to add as extra gifts, maybe more to come later...) and 2 of you will get an E2-V1 numpad:

(http://i.imgur.com/By3XD53.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YmQNkrE.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Photoelectric on Fri, 10 February 2017, 12:00:28
Is engraving available only for extra name plates?

Oh. I will add $2 for custom text on name plates in the kit. Just fill the text in the question of custom text.  ;D

Already submitted my form earlier, unfortunately--wish there were an option to edit my submission.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Fri, 10 February 2017, 12:05:08
In for a dark gray founders, but i might want to switch up what i want engraved....idk what i want yet,  but i do know i want this board pretty badly
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: o3okevin on Fri, 10 February 2017, 12:11:24
Submitted. Hope I made it into the first 25 founders!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: gadzkun on Fri, 10 February 2017, 12:13:20
REMINDER: I'm still working with the factory for the micro-arc oxidation surface treatment option. If we hit enough orders and the results are viable, we will have a small raffle for all GB joiners to opt-in.

For founders, you will all get custom sleeved USB cables, maybe some more customized options (I'm still thinking what to add as extra gifts, maybe more to come later...) and 2 of you will get an E2-V1 numpad:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/By3XD53.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/YmQNkrE.jpg)


only founder can join numpad GB? :rolleyes:
i really want to join founder if this was the option to join numpad gb, but can i choose alu weight instead brass i really like colored alu weight xD

nvm i will join founder , brass name plate this was i want the most!!!! brass weight and brass name plate, yay~ ;)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Slash Emperor on Fri, 10 February 2017, 12:15:12
In for a founder's, hope I got it!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Unforgivable on Fri, 10 February 2017, 12:17:14
Yeah, I would love to buy an additional weight as well so I could have both types.  :(
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: gt1989 on Fri, 10 February 2017, 12:26:10
Pretty excited about this, hopefully I get one of the founder boards. Also looking forward to seeing how the numpad turns out.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 12:29:01
To answer some of the questions you guys had asked:

If we want custom engraving, can we provide a vector file? I assume that if we want custom text, you're generating a vector file anyway.


Just for clarification, is the engraving shown in the picture the default ones? Is that the one we should choose for our own words if we want that font? Or would that be custom? I'm not sure if custom means 'Your own words,' or if it means a new/different font. Any clarification would be greatly appreciated.  :thumb:

Edit: Jhoang, please forgive me! Jumped to get a founders edition and may have a few changes later, and quite a few engraved add-on's..I hope that's not a problem I just couldn't resist and I need to think of what to have engraved!  :'(

Yes you can use custom font for your engraving, just note on the form and I will provide you an email address and you can send me a picture of your customized design (In fact you can customize it however you want, even a symbol or a logo works)

I'm thinking on getting the assembly option and want to try the gateron yellow switches. I'm just not sure which spring weight to choose.. I'll use the board mainly for gaming and typing.


- SPRiT and winkeyless.kr springs are available for assembly options (Wyse vintage blacks and Zealios are also available)

Is engraving available only for extra name plates?

Oh. I will add $2 for custom text on name plates in the kit. Just fill the text in the question of custom text.  ;D

Already submitted my form earlier, unfortunately--wish there were an option to edit my submission.

The form is now updated, you can edit your submission to make changes

Will there be a 60% version of this case?

Maybe 60% soon after this GB is done  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Fri, 10 February 2017, 12:29:22
REMINDER: I'm still working with the factory for the micro-arc oxidation surface treatment option. If we hit enough orders and the results are viable, we will have a small raffle for all GB joiners to opt-in.

For founders, you will all get custom sleeved USB cables, maybe some more customized options (I'm still thinking what to add as extra gifts, maybe more to come later...) and 2 of you will get an E2-V1 numpad:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/By3XD53.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/YmQNkrE.jpg)


Oh man, I want that numpad!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: iArson on Fri, 10 February 2017, 12:30:21
At some point will we be able to edit orders. Or would we have to pm you.


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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: patchworks on Fri, 10 February 2017, 12:35:26
Put myorder in for founders edition
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Gajible on Fri, 10 February 2017, 12:52:40
Hopefully in for founders. Also, will we be able to edit change our order at some point, I was unsure about the engravings.

I hustled to order because I'm at work.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: alveeno on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:00:40
Winkeyless.kr PCB?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Dongulator on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:01:31
Hopefully in for founders. Also, will we be able to edit change our order at some point, I was unsure about the engravings.

I hustled to order because I'm at work.

hey me too
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Omnipotent on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:01:43
Such a beautiful board. It's painful to have to say no to this. If I were not already in for an Exent, I would definitely be in for an E8-V1 Founders. My wallet can only take so much every month.  :p

Excellent work on this. I'm looking forward to seeing more from the E-Team! :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:02:27
already replied above but yes, you can edit your order now. And the you can customize your engravings however you want
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: deleonhle on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:06:05
already replied above but yes, you can edit your order now. And the you can customize your engravings however you want

Maybe it's because I'm on mobile but i cant edit order. Had to rush for a chance at founders. I'll see when I get home!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Jumie on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:06:18
Is the cable non-detachable?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: iArson on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:08:27
How do we edit our order if we didn't save the end link?


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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:17:51
How do we edit our order if we didn't save the end link?


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already replied above but yes, you can edit your order now. And the you can customize your engravings however you want

Maybe it's because I'm on mobile but i cant edit order. Had to rush for a chance at founders. I'll see when I get home!

You guys can submit another form. Just fill the note question that you want this submit to be final!  :p

Is the cable non-detachable?

both Non-detachable and detachable USB cable are supported!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Kominyetska on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:20:04
Will you be updating the original post when the Founder Editions are all claimed?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: iArson on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:20:06
How do we edit our order if we didn't save the end link?


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already replied above but yes, you can edit your order now. And the you can customize your engravings however you want

Maybe it's because I'm on mobile but i cant edit order. Had to rush for a chance at founders. I'll see when I get home!

You guys can submit another form. Just fill the note question that you want this submit to be final!  :p

Is the cable non-detachable?

both Non-detachable and detachable USB cable are supported!
Should we wait until the end, so we could retain whatever founder spot we have?


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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: shinigamiyuk on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:22:34
Do you have a better/closer example image of the blue?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:29:28
Will you be updating the original post when the Founder Editions are all claimed?

UPDATED! ALL FOUNDERS EDITION HAVE BEEN TAKEN. BUT YOU GUYS STILL CAN PLACE ORDER TO GET FOUNDERS EDITION. WE WILL PUT YOU GUYS TO WAITING LIST.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:31:16
How do we edit our order if we didn't save the end link?


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already replied above but yes, you can edit your order now. And the you can customize your engravings however you want

Maybe it's because I'm on mobile but i cant edit order. Had to rush for a chance at founders. I'll see when I get home!

You guys can submit another form. Just fill the note question that you want this submit to be final!  :p

Is the cable non-detachable?

both Non-detachable and detachable USB cable are supported!
Should we wait until the end, so we could retain whatever founder spot we have?


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YEA! Your first submit will get your founders spot!

Do you have a better/closer example image of the blue?

I will ask the factory later.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: LDobler on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:33:52
Will there be a notification of some sort to the lucky people who got in on a founders edition?  :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: deleonhle on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:36:21
Updated my form! Thanks very much jhoang!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:40:00
Will there be a notification of some sort to the lucky people who got in on a founders edition?  :)

Yea! I will update the list of the founders and I will hold a raffle event for the numpads and gifts ;) I will record a video then post it here.  :D

Updated my form! Thanks very much jhoang!

 :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Aperture_Sci on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:40:48
Hey there, I joined, a couple questions:

1.) Did I make it in the founders edition?
2.) I ordered 3 custom plates but I'm unsure of the font used - can I update somehow to get a font I would like?
3.) Do you accept first born children in exchange for the numpad XD

SO excited to be receiving this!  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: alveeno on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:50:56
Can we get a list of the founders edition winners? Also, where is the PCB from?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:52:12
Hey there, I joined, a couple questions:

1.) Did I make it in the founders edition?
2.) I ordered 3 custom plates but I'm unsure of the font used - can I update somehow to get a font I would like?
3.) Do you accept first born children in exchange for the numpad XD

SO excited to be receiving this!  ;D

1) As i can see, YES! You made it.  :thumb:
2) Yea. You can update it later.
3) Yea. I think so.  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:54:34
Can we get a list of the founders edition winners? Also, where is the PCB from?

I will update the list tomorrow. But 50 orders have been placed.  :p
PCB made by my team. Made in China.  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: iArson on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:55:53
Can we get a list of the founders edition winners? Also, where is the PCB from?

I will update the list tomorrow. But 50 orders have been placed.  :p
PCB made by my team. Made in China.  ;)
Is the PCB software going to be available prior?


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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 13:57:29
Can we get a list of the founders edition winners? Also, where is the PCB from?

I will update the list tomorrow. But 50 orders have been placed.  :p
PCB made by my team. Made in China.  ;)
Is the PCB software going to be available prior?


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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: alveeno on Fri, 10 February 2017, 14:00:58
Can we get a list of the founders edition winners? Also, where is the PCB from?

I will update the list tomorrow. But 50 orders have been placed.  :p
PCB made by my team. Made in China.  ;)
Is the PCB software going to be available prior?


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Will winkeyless.kr's pcb's also fit into this case?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Fri, 10 February 2017, 14:02:24
Hey there, I joined, a couple questions:

1.) Did I make it in the founders edition?
2.) I ordered 3 custom plates but I'm unsure of the font used - can I update somehow to get a font I would like?
3.) Do you accept first born children in exchange for the numpad XD

SO excited to be receiving this!  ;D

1) As i can see, YES! You made it.  :thumb:
2) Yea. You can update it later.
3) Yea. I think so.  :cool:

I am quite anxious to see the list. Plz tell me i made it in :-X
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 14:03:22
Can we get a list of the founders edition winners? Also, where is the PCB from?

I will update the list tomorrow. But 50 orders have been placed.  :p
PCB made by my team. Made in China.  ;)
Is the PCB software going to be available prior?


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Will winkeyless.kr's pcb's also fit into this case?

No. Our keyboard has middle USB port/hole. So we need to redraw another PCB.    :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 14:03:56
Hey there, I joined, a couple questions:

1.) Did I make it in the founders edition?
2.) I ordered 3 custom plates but I'm unsure of the font used - can I update somehow to get a font I would like?
3.) Do you accept first born children in exchange for the numpad XD

SO excited to be receiving this!  ;D

1) As i can see, YES! You made it.  :thumb:
2) Yea. You can update it later.
3) Yea. I think so.  :cool:

I am quite anxious to see the list

I see you in the list.  :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Fri, 10 February 2017, 14:05:36
Hey there, I joined, a couple questions:

1.) Did I make it in the founders edition?
2.) I ordered 3 custom plates but I'm unsure of the font used - can I update somehow to get a font I would like?
3.) Do you accept first born children in exchange for the numpad XD

SO excited to be receiving this!  ;D

1) As i can see, YES! You made it.  :thumb:
2) Yea. You can update it later.
3) Yea. I think so.  :cool:

I am quite anxious to see the list

I see you in the list.  :p

I made it into one of the 33?!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: alveeno on Fri, 10 February 2017, 14:07:31
Can you double check if I made the list? :)

On reddit you said "I think you made it in" which only makes me anxious :c
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 14:12:59
Can you double check if I made the list? :)

On reddit you said "I think you made it in" which only makes me anxious :c

Hey there, I joined, a couple questions:

1.) Did I make it in the founders edition?
2.) I ordered 3 custom plates but I'm unsure of the font used - can I update somehow to get a font I would like?
3.) Do you accept first born children in exchange for the numpad XD

SO excited to be receiving this!  ;D

1) As i can see, YES! You made it.  :thumb:
2) Yea. You can update it later.
3) Yea. I think so.  :cool:

I am quite anxious to see the list

I see you in the list.  :p

I made it into one of the 33?!

All you guys made it!  :thumb:
I am very appreciated for your support.   :-*
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: LDobler on Fri, 10 February 2017, 14:14:55
Am I on the list? :OO
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: alveeno on Fri, 10 February 2017, 14:19:43
Can you double check if I made the list? :)

On reddit you said "I think you made it in" which only makes me anxious :c

Hey there, I joined, a couple questions:

1.) Did I make it in the founders edition?
2.) I ordered 3 custom plates but I'm unsure of the font used - can I update somehow to get a font I would like?
3.) Do you accept first born children in exchange for the numpad XD

SO excited to be receiving this!  ;D

1) As i can see, YES! You made it.  :thumb:
2) Yea. You can update it later.
3) Yea. I think so.  :cool:

I am quite anxious to see the list

I see you in the list.  :p

I made it into one of the 33?!

All you guys made it!  :thumb:
I am very appreciated for your support.   :-*
yeeey:D
 thanks for responding to all these questions!

here's another question:
so founders editions will get an extra brass plate with custom text? will you be sending a form out for this later?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 14:21:59
Am I on the list? :OO

I think yes.  :p
This is the last time I answer about founders edition.  :p
I cannot reply to every single guy. Haha.
I will update the list tomm.

Can you double check if I made the list? :)

On reddit you said "I think you made it in" which only makes me anxious :c

Hey there, I joined, a couple questions:

1.) Did I make it in the founders edition?
2.) I ordered 3 custom plates but I'm unsure of the font used - can I update somehow to get a font I would like?
3.) Do you accept first born children in exchange for the numpad XD

SO excited to be receiving this!  ;D

1) As i can see, YES! You made it.  :thumb:
2) Yea. You can update it later.
3) Yea. I think so.  :cool:

I am quite anxious to see the list

I see you in the list.  :p

I made it into one of the 33?!

All you guys made it!  :thumb:
I am very appreciated for your support.   :-*
yeeey:D
 thanks for responding to all these questions!

here's another question:
so founders editions will get an extra brass plate with custom text? will you be sending a form out for this later?

Yea. I will have the instructions later.  :thumb:

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: LDobler on Fri, 10 February 2017, 14:23:06
H Y P E  :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: alveeno on Fri, 10 February 2017, 14:35:24
Sorry I'm bombarding you with questions :3.

Do you have pictures of the dark gray color? I chose it but would like to see a sample.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Sneaky Potato on Fri, 10 February 2017, 14:37:58
Very excited about this, hoping for a founders edition. I love the price! I also think the custom engraving is a really nice touch.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: alveeno on Fri, 10 February 2017, 14:41:19
Very excited about this, hoping for a founders edition. I love the price! I also think the custom engraving is a really nice touch.

It's a super nice touch. Makes the board so much more customizable that it really does hold true the meaning of 'custom keyboard'
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: JDragon on Fri, 10 February 2017, 14:46:14
Dang I missed Founder's Edition...

Can we get more than three name plates? I want to have access to a bunch of different colors to pair with keysets.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 14:48:07
Very excited about this, hoping for a founders edition. I love the price! I also think the custom engraving is a really nice touch.

It's a super nice touch. Makes the board so much more customizable that it really does hold true the meaning of 'custom keyboard'

Very excited about this, hoping for a founders edition. I love the price! I also think the custom engraving is a really nice touch.

Thanks for your support!  :thumb:

Sorry I'm bombarding you with questions :3.

Do you have pictures of the dark gray color? I chose it but would like to see a sample.

Dark grey color is the prototype bro.  :p It's a finished keyboard.  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 14:49:35
Dang I missed Founder's Edition...

Can we get more than three name plates? I want to have access to a bunch of different colors to pair with keysets.

Yes. You can get many name plates. Just list out in the text box below.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: mmdango on Fri, 10 February 2017, 15:05:13
I think I'm on the list... I must have submitted a few minutes after it opened... SO EXCITED YAY
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Fri, 10 February 2017, 15:19:48
I think I'm on the list... I must have submitted a few minutes after it opened... SO EXCITED YAY

I submitted like 2 hours after i think you're good haha
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: JDragon on Fri, 10 February 2017, 15:25:20
Dang I missed Founder's Edition...

Can we get more than three name plates? I want to have access to a bunch of different colors to pair with keysets.

Yes. You can get many name plates. Just list out in the text box below.  :thumb:

Thanks! Designed name plate means a name plate with "Exclusive E8-V1" on it?

Also, if we want to order two boards, should we submit two order forms?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Fri, 10 February 2017, 15:58:47
I think I'm on the list... I must have submitted a few minutes after it opened... SO EXCITED YAY

Yea, I submitted while I was waiting in line for my chicken sandwich. Just happened to check GH at the right time ;)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Fri, 10 February 2017, 16:08:04
Hey jhoang. Can you post the link to the google sheet of our responses for those of us that can't remember the options that we selected. Also, this might be an easy way for us to see who got one of the Founders editions.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Photoelectric on Fri, 10 February 2017, 16:12:43
Hey jhoang. Can you post the link to the google sheet of our responses for those of us that can't remember the options that we selected. Also, this might be an easy way for us to see who got one of the Founders editions.

That may not be an easy thing to do, because people will be editing their selection over time, which changes the current order spreadsheet in real time, and sharing that full spreadsheet will not work (due to personal information contained), so a custom, separately-made spreadsheet will be easier to share once orders close and no more changes are made.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Fri, 10 February 2017, 16:21:29
Hey jhoang. Can you post the link to the google sheet of our responses for those of us that can't remember the options that we selected. Also, this might be an easy way for us to see who got one of the Founders editions.

That may not be an easy thing to do, because people will be editing their selection over time, which changes the current order spreadsheet in real time, and sharing that full spreadsheet will not work (due to personal information contained), so a custom, separately-made spreadsheet will be easier to share once orders close and no more changes are made.

Fair enough. I'd just like to be able to see the options that I selected previously so that I know if I need to put in for an update. And Founders holders should be notified regardless.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Photoelectric on Fri, 10 February 2017, 16:30:42
Probably easiest to post a summary spreadsheet right after orders close, which is what I plan on doing with the MIRA GB.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: ntitco1 on Fri, 10 February 2017, 16:43:48
Am I the only one who prefer a nice colored weight to a the brass founders edition?  :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: alveeno on Fri, 10 February 2017, 17:11:18
Am I the only one who prefer a nice colored weight to a the brass founders edition?  :p

I would like the colored weight too, but hey, it's a free brass plate naw? :P
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: iArson on Fri, 10 February 2017, 17:36:44
Since founders are getting the brass plate with custom engraving, are we able to buy another one? I'd love to purchase a colored aluminum one as well


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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: chevovish on Fri, 10 February 2017, 17:58:01
So sad that I did not make to it in the founder's edition, been following the ic for almost everyday.

Another question. If I want two boards, do I just place another order?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 18:21:43
Hey jhoang. Can you post the link to the google sheet of our responses for those of us that can't remember the options that we selected. Also, this might be an easy way for us to see who got one of the Founders editions.

Oh. Okay. I will sort the list soon. But you can submit another form with the note "Final form"  ;D

Am I the only one who prefer a nice colored weight to a the brass founders edition?  :p

Am I the only one who prefer a nice colored weight to a the brass founders edition?  :p

I would like the colored weight too, but hey, it's a free brass plate naw? :P

Haha. Founders edition can get extra aluminium weight.  :p

Since founders are getting the brass plate with custom engraving, are we able to buy another one? I'd love to purchase a colored aluminum one as well


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Yea, i will add an option now. Dang. I just forgot to do it.  ;D

So sad that I did not make to it in the founder's edition, been following the ic for almost everyday.

Another question. If I want two boards, do I just place another order?

Yea. You can submit another form with the note "My second board", something like that.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: wholypantalones on Fri, 10 February 2017, 18:22:48
Is switch top removal an option on the plates?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: chevovish on Fri, 10 February 2017, 18:27:32
Are zealios 78g and transparent gold plated stabs available for assemble and switch tuning?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: mmdango on Fri, 10 February 2017, 18:28:04
Saw this in the Google form:
Quote
Non-detachable cable (coiled cable FOR FEE)

Was that supposed to be FOR FREE...? Or is it for a fee  :-X
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 18:28:56
Is switch top removal an option on the plates?

You mean the engraving name plate?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 18:29:59
Are zealios 78g and transparent gold plated stabs available for assemble and switch tuning?

Yes, you can choose those options for your board.  :thumb:

Saw this in the Google form:
Quote
Non-detachable cable (coiled cable FOR FEE)

Was that supposed to be FOR FREE...? Or is it for a fee  :-X

My typo! Haha. It's for free. LOL.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: LDobler on Fri, 10 February 2017, 18:50:19
Is there going to be a list with all the options for the assemble service?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Yayification on Fri, 10 February 2017, 18:58:47
Do you have a cost estimate on how much it would cost for Zealios 67g+transparent gold plated stabs on top of the $90 assembly? Also what revision are the Zealios?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: JDragon on Fri, 10 February 2017, 18:59:53
Does "designed" name plate mean a name plate like the prototype has with "Exclusive E8-V1" engraved on it?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 19:00:52
Is there going to be a list with all the options for the assemble service?

Yes, I will do it later. For you, you just enter your options on switches and stabilizer.
We will consider your options and PM you later.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 19:05:17
Do you have a cost estimate on how much it would cost for Zealios 67g+transparent gold plated stabs on top of the $90 assembly? Also what revision are the Zealios?

Zealios switches are quite expensive. There are three options on Zealios 62g, 65g, 67g and 78g. The price is not exactly now. But no more than $130  :p

Does "designed" name plate mean a name plate like the prototype has with "Exclusive E8-V1" engraved on it?

Yes, that's it
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: LDobler on Fri, 10 February 2017, 19:06:23
Is there going to be a list with all the options for the assemble service?

Yes, I will do it later. For you, you just enter your options on switches and stabilizer.
We will consider your options and PM you later.
Thanks for the quick reply! Is it possible to order a set of stabilizers with the board, I already got the switches. That would be very convenient. :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: JDragon on Fri, 10 February 2017, 19:07:22
Does "designed" name plate mean a name plate like the prototype has with "Exclusive E8-V1" engraved on it?

Yes, that's it

Thanks! The logo looks good, I gotta get a bunch of those. :D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 19:10:21
Is there going to be a list with all the options for the assemble service?

Yes, I will do it later. For you, you just enter your options on switches and stabilizer.
We will consider your options and PM you later.
Thanks for the quick reply! Is it possible to order a set of stabilizers with the board, I already got the switches. That would be very convenient. :)

Yes. You can place an order by PM me later.  :thumb:

Does "designed" name plate mean a name plate like the prototype has with "Exclusive E8-V1" engraved on it?

Yes, that's it

Thanks! The logo looks good, I gotta get a bunch of those. :D

 :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Dystopia on Fri, 10 February 2017, 19:38:20
Damn, I want this so bad but I'm already broke  :(. Maybe I should order a nameplate and buy one off mechmarket in future
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: JDragon on Fri, 10 February 2017, 19:41:58
One more question - when will the dark blue color sample be up? I am hoping for a "midnight" or navy blue color.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 19:52:05
One more question - when will the dark blue color sample be up? I am hoping for a "midnight" or navy blue color.

It should be like this: http://imgur.com/m9LawXE  :thumb:

Damn, I want this so bad but I'm already broke  :(. Maybe I should order a nameplate and buy one off mechmarket in future

Haha. It's a nice solution.   :thumb: Maybe I will give you an engraving name plate for free.  :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Faux on Fri, 10 February 2017, 19:53:32
Is there a way to edit my form? I decided I basically want to change most of the options I selected. I'd rather not have my submission deleted as that would mean I would lose my potential spot for the founder's edition. Do you have a reddit handle I can contact, as I am not too familiar with GH. Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 19:58:17
Some pictures of custom coiled cables as gift: http://imgur.com/a/odRT4  :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 10 February 2017, 20:01:57
Is there a way to edit my form? I decided I basically want to change most of the options I selected. I'd rather not have my submission deleted as that would mean I would lose my potential spot for the founder's edition. Do you have a reddit handle I can contact, as I am not too familiar with GH. Thanks!

You can submit another form with the note "My final submition"
Yea. Actually I have created a thread on Reddit.
You can follow up here: https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/5t8hie/gb_e8v1_custom_tkl_taking_orders/
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: gadzkun on Fri, 10 February 2017, 20:19:04
Some pictures of custom coiled cables as gift: http://imgur.com/a/odRT4  :p

dat rainbow colors, glad im joining founder edition. but wait, am i on founder list? xD

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Fri, 10 February 2017, 20:39:16
Some pictures of custom coiled cables as gift: http://imgur.com/a/odRT4  :p

They look great! Who's the maker of the cables?


Is switch top removal an option on the plates?

Judging by the pictures of the prototype, I'd say no.


Hey jhoang. Can you post the link to the google sheet of our responses for those of us that can't remember the options that we selected. Also, this might be an easy way for us to see who got one of the Founders editions.

Oh. Okay. I will sort the list soon. But you can submit another form with the note "Final form"  ;D

Haha. Founders edition can get extra aluminium weight.  :p
...
Yea, i will add an option now. Dang. I just forgot to do it.  ;D

I might have to submit a third form  \_(ツ)_/
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Dystopia on Fri, 10 February 2017, 21:35:07
Damn, I want this so bad but I'm already broke  :(. Maybe I should order a nameplate and buy one off mechmarket in future

Haha. It's a nice solution.   :thumb: Maybe I will give you an engraving name plate for free.  :p

Haha, if it's just the name plate I can afford it :p. Gonna have weird shipping tho
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Fri, 10 February 2017, 21:40:57
Should have asked this before. But does the PCB support full in switch backlighting?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Photoelectric on Fri, 10 February 2017, 21:48:51
Some pictures of custom coiled cables as gift: http://imgur.com/a/odRT4  :p

Nice looking cables  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: pixelpusher on Fri, 10 February 2017, 22:16:41
I think this looks nice. I'm just not going to buy anything else with rgb side or underglow.  I don't see these designs holding up 10-20 years down the road.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Sat, 11 February 2017, 00:15:18
OK. Here's the list of those who get in Founders spot:

1. SixtyLife - geekhack
2. Mmdango - geekhack
3. Duhhey - reddit
4. Slash Emperor - geekhack
5. Butter - geekhack
6. UsualSuspectXXX - geekhack
7. Patchworks - geekhack
8. photoelectric - geekhack
9. scttooo - reddit
10. Unforgivable - geekhack
11. mrboovn - geekhack
12. Roostrc0gburn - geekhack
13. o3okevin - geekhack
14. CJD_Anthony - geekhack
15. smittysteve - geekhack
16. magic_duckie - reddit
17. bokolife - geekhack
18. gt1989 - geekhack
19. iArson - geekhack
20. unoab - geekhack
21. deleonhle - geekhack
22. Gajible - reddit
23. gadzkun - geekhack
24. Rec73 - reddit
25. Aperture_Sci - reddit
26. Alveeno - reddit
27. lvince95 - reddit
28. Enz0man - reddit
29. LDobler - geekhack
30. Ovoxo - geekhack
31. dongulator - geekhack
32. Oatsbagotes - geekhack
33. japanitrat - geekhack

Waiting list:
34. Syalthra - reddit
35. manofinterests - reddit

And the 2 lucky guys/girls are #7 and #32: Patchworks and Oatsbagotes. Each of you will get an E2-V1 numpad for free! Those who don't get in founders, don't worry. There's still one E2 numpad left for another lucky one. I will RNG the winner and annouce later when orders are closed  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: chevovish on Sat, 11 February 2017, 00:25:28
Some pictures of custom coiled cables as gift: http://imgur.com/a/odRT4  :p

Are these only for fonder's edition? Can I buy them alone with the board?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Sneaky Potato on Sat, 11 February 2017, 00:40:39
OK. Here's the list of those who get in Founders spot:

1. SixtyLife - geekhack
2. Mmdango - geekhack
3. Duhhey - reddit
4. Slash Emperor - geekhack
5. Butter - geekhack
6. UsualSuspectXXX - geekhack
7. Patchworks - geekhack
8. photoelectric - geekhack
9. scttooo - reddit
10. Unforgivable - geekhack
11. mrboovn - geekhack
12. Roostrc0gburn - geekhack
13. o3okevin - geekhack
14. CJD_Anthony - geekhack
15. smittysteve - geekhack
16. magic_duckie - reddit
17. bokolife - geekhack
18. gt1989 - geekhack
19. iArson - geekhack
20. unoab - geekhack
21. deleonhle - geekhack
22. Gajible - reddit
23. gadzkun - geekhack
24. Rec73 - reddit
25. Aperture_Sci - reddit
26. Alveeno - reddit
27. lvince95 - reddit
28. Enz0man - reddit
29. LDobler - geekhack
30. Ovoxo - geekhack
31. dongulator - geekhack
32. Oatsbagotes - geekhack
33. japanitrat - geekhack

Waiting list:
34. Syalthra - reddit
35. manofinterests - reddit

And the 2 lucky guys/girls are #7 and #32: Patchworks and Oatsbagotes. Each of you will get an E2-V1 numpad for free! Those who don't get in founders, don't worry. There's still one E2 numpad left for another lucky one. I will RNG the winner and annouce later when orders are closed  ;)

Congrats to all! :)

Is the waiting list limited? I'd like to be put on there if possible!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: OfTheWild on Sat, 11 February 2017, 00:41:39
Aw man, i forgot about those pesky reddit only users! Oh well. founders or not, i'm excited to get in on this!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: patchworks on Sat, 11 February 2017, 00:45:21
Whoa I won?  That's so sick.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Faux on Sat, 11 February 2017, 01:25:19
I read the beginning of the thread, and it said that silver is the color of the prototype. Is this prototype: http://imgur.com/a/J4XX8 silver? If so, then what is dark gray considered?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: deleonhle on Sat, 11 February 2017, 01:30:20
I read the beginning of the thread, and it said that silver is the color of the prototype. Is this prototype: http://imgur.com/a/J4XX8 silver? If so, then what is dark gray considered?

Jhoang actually listed three colors used in prototype, dark gray, silver, and red. Red is plate/name plate, silver was the weight, dark gray was top/bottom

(http://i.imgur.com/H5AMjae.webp)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sat, 11 February 2017, 02:01:57
OK. Here's the list of those who get in Founders spot:

1. SixtyLife - geekhack
2. Mmdango - geekhack
3. Duhhey - reddit
4. Slash Emperor - geekhack
5. Butter - geekhack
6. UsualSuspectXXX - geekhack
7. Patchworks - geekhack
8. photoelectric - geekhack
9. scttooo - reddit
10. Unforgivable - geekhack
11. mrboovn - geekhack
12. Roostrc0gburn - geekhack
13. o3okevin - geekhack
14. CJD_Anthony - geekhack
15. smittysteve - geekhack
16. magic_duckie - reddit
17. bokolife - geekhack
18. gt1989 - geekhack
19. iArson - geekhack
20. unoab - geekhack
21. deleonhle - geekhack
22. Gajible - reddit
23. gadzkun - geekhack
24. Rec73 - reddit
25. Aperture_Sci - reddit
26. Alveeno - reddit
27. lvince95 - reddit
28. Enz0man - reddit
29. LDobler - geekhack
30. Ovoxo - geekhack
31. dongulator - geekhack
32. Oatsbagotes - geekhack
33. japanitrat - geekhack

Waiting list:
34. Syalthra - reddit
35. manofinterests - reddit

And the 2 lucky guys/girls are #7 and #32: Patchworks and Oatsbagotes. Each of you will get an E2-V1 numpad for free! Those who don't get in founders, don't worry. There's still one E2 numpad left for another lucky one. I will RNG the winner and annouce later when orders are closed  ;)

 :) I am excited for this!! I am 95% sure I will be revising my order for the custom name plates and possible board color combinations thought. I will try to figure out what I want before the GB closes!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: YH YOON on Sat, 11 February 2017, 05:11:02
  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Sat, 11 February 2017, 07:09:26
6. UsualSuspectXXX - geekhack

Yay ^_^
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: whentheclouds on Sat, 11 February 2017, 08:37:02
I'm just not going to buy anything else with rgb side or underglow
a completely valid reason. but if you're worried about it being trendy or not in 10 years' time (geekhack isn't even that old), you have your priorities wrong
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: iArson on Sat, 11 February 2017, 08:57:32
Are you going to offer the numpad at some point as another group buy?


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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: j2c8w6f8 on Sat, 11 February 2017, 09:20:16
 :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: ntitco1 on Sat, 11 February 2017, 09:23:48
I'm just not going to buy anything else with rgb side or underglow
a completely valid reason. but if you're worried about it being trendy or not in 10 years' time (geekhack isn't even that old), you have your priorities wrong

I dont understand people's hate for rgb. You can change it to w/e color you want or you can just completely shut it off. Rgb doesnt mean you have to put it in 'rainbow' mode...
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Omnipotent on Sat, 11 February 2017, 10:13:21
I'm just not going to buy anything else with rgb side or underglow
a completely valid reason. but if you're worried about it being trendy or not in 10 years' time (geekhack isn't even that old), you have your priorities wrong

I dont understand people's hate for rgb. You can change it to w/e color you want or you can just completely shut it off. Rgb doesnt mean you have to put it in 'rainbow' mode...
My guess is a fear of their latent homosexuality. Those of us who are confident with our sexuality have no issues with RGB keyboards. Just because it can do rainbows doesn't make you gay.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: gt1989 on Sat, 11 February 2017, 10:14:24
OK. Here's the list of those who get in Founders spot:

1. SixtyLife - geekhack
2. Mmdango - geekhack
3. Duhhey - reddit
4. Slash Emperor - geekhack
5. Butter - geekhack
6. UsualSuspectXXX - geekhack
7. Patchworks - geekhack
8. photoelectric - geekhack
9. scttooo - reddit
10. Unforgivable - geekhack
11. mrboovn - geekhack
12. Roostrc0gburn - geekhack
13. o3okevin - geekhack
14. CJD_Anthony - geekhack
15. smittysteve - geekhack
16. magic_duckie - reddit
17. bokolife - geekhack
18. gt1989 - geekhack
19. iArson - geekhack
20. unoab - geekhack
21. deleonhle - geekhack
22. Gajible - reddit
23. gadzkun - geekhack
24. Rec73 - reddit
25. Aperture_Sci - reddit
26. Alveeno - reddit
27. lvince95 - reddit
28. Enz0man - reddit
29. LDobler - geekhack
30. Ovoxo - geekhack
31. dongulator - geekhack
32. Oatsbagotes - geekhack
33. japanitrat - geekhack



I'm glad I made the list, I was wondering if we would be able to trade numbers with other founders buyers? I'd love to have either number 15 or 7, if either smittysteve or patchworks would be willing to trade.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Steelers501 on Sat, 11 February 2017, 10:19:09
Please excuse me for the stupid question, but I've never done a GB on here before.  What happens if the keyboard breaks?  I have a Red Scarf II+ that just completely broke out of no where (keyboard will not type, isn't usb cable, isn't PC drivers, just broken), and I was able to return it to massdrop to get my money back.  If one of these has a similar issue, am I just completely out of luck?  I love this board, but I am skeptical to do anything after my recent issue.

Thanks for the input!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Photoelectric on Sat, 11 February 2017, 11:50:40
Please excuse me for the stupid question, but I've never done a GB on here before.  What happens if the keyboard breaks?  I have a Red Scarf II+ that just completely broke out of no where (keyboard will not type, isn't usb cable, isn't PC drivers, just broken), and I was able to return it to massdrop to get my money back.  If one of these has a similar issue, am I just completely out of luck?  I love this board, but I am skeptical to do anything after my recent issue.

Thanks for the input!

This is a DIY kit, like your Red Scarf, so you'd have to diagnose yourself (or recruit someone to help) what went wrong.  Whether it's programming, or USB connection on the board, or one of the microchips on the PCB being bad, or something messed up by bad soldering, etc, etc.  You may have to get another PCB and redo the build, depending on what is actually wrong.  If it's actually a faulty PCB, you can try asking Massdrop for another.

Same with this kit and any other DIY custom keyboard kit.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: bokolife on Sat, 11 February 2017, 12:19:14
sweet.

I can just send a PM to make sure everything is correct once you get your spreadsheet up, right?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: maximm on Sat, 11 February 2017, 13:03:15
Are there any stats to give out regarding the color choices and WK/WKL?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Photoelectric on Sat, 11 February 2017, 19:13:53
OK. Here's the list of those who get in Founders spot:

Woot!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Aperture_Sci on Sat, 11 February 2017, 21:32:37
Can you make a form that we can submit for the custom plate?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: YH YOON on Sun, 12 February 2017, 02:31:40

submitted !! 4 color black, dark gray, rose gold, red

You can send the money to me as a gift for saving money. Please PM me before invoicing <---

What does that mean?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sun, 12 February 2017, 03:12:11

submitted !! 4 color black, dark gray, rose gold, red

You can send the money to me as a gift for saving money. Please PM me before invoicing <---

What does that mean?

through paypal, you can opt to send the money as a gift (paypal wont take any fees) instead of "goods and services", where paypal takes fees
...unless u meant the PM part. pm him before he sends out invoices sometime before mar 3
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: whentheclouds on Sun, 12 February 2017, 09:44:37
do we have any pictures of the green color? dark vs bright green is a rather important distinction
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Photoelectric on Sun, 12 February 2017, 10:20:54
do we have any pictures of the green color? dark vs bright green is a rather important distinction

Yeah, the green is indicated on those little swatches of color on color catalog pages on the right side:  http://imgur.com/fH16GqD

It's the left-most top green.  Looks like forest green type color.  Probably perfect with Coniferous GMK.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: JDragon on Sun, 12 February 2017, 12:57:27
One more question - when will the dark blue color sample be up? I am hoping for a "midnight" or navy blue color.

It should be like this: http://imgur.com/m9LawXE  :thumb:

Thanks! Also, is there a gold color or just rose gold?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sun, 12 February 2017, 21:57:13
I guess its a bit late to ask now, but no plan for 2u backspace support right? totally forgot to ask that in the IC phase
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Aperture_Sci on Mon, 13 February 2017, 01:36:17
I just submitted a new form with the information for the special edition founders plate. I also mentioned I would like FIVE name plates, but there is only an option for 3 on the form. I filled that information as well.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: maximm on Mon, 13 February 2017, 03:35:57
I guess its a bit late to ask now, but no plan for 2u backspace support right? totally forgot to ask that in the IC phase

They told me it would only support standard WK/Stepped Caps when i asked before.
Guessing the WKL supports WKL...
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: whentheclouds on Mon, 13 February 2017, 05:31:29
It's the left-most top green.
it is.. my fault for not seeing it
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Unforgivable on Mon, 13 February 2017, 09:15:42
I would really love to see how many people got the layout in the OP and how many got Winkeyless. That would really be cool. Maybe once invoices start going out. As for the founders edition, I think getting a brass weight and a custom brass name plate is the coolest thing ever!

You guys are doing awesome!  :thumb:

Edit: And a free cable/numberpads? You guys are super generous!  :eek: Thank you! Congrats to those lucky numberpad winners. It'll be perfect with your E8-V1 case!  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: ntitco1 on Mon, 13 February 2017, 11:22:15
I would really love to see how many people got the layout in the OP and how many got Winkeyless. That would really be cool. Maybe once invoices start going out. As for the founders edition, I think getting a brass weight and a custom brass name plate is the coolest thing ever!

You guys are doing awesome!  :thumb:

Edit: And a free cable/numberpads? You guys are super generous!  :eek: Thank you! Congrats to those lucky numberpad winners. It'll be perfect with your E8-V1 case!  ;)

I really love the layout in OP. It's symmetrical and it has more keys  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: nevaenuf on Mon, 13 February 2017, 11:33:23
I think I would be into this if I knew that the numpad was going to be available as well. I really like the idea of having a matching design for the TKL and numpad.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: nicx on Mon, 13 February 2017, 12:32:57
Im jumping on this once my zealio switch tester arrives!!! Do we know what round of Zealios will be used?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: n7 on Mon, 13 February 2017, 13:29:40
In. wish I had made founders, but this looks slick af
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Aox on Mon, 13 February 2017, 16:27:46
I'm reaaaally thinking about jumping in for one of these.

How can I figure out how much one would be, with Zealios 67gs, the clear zeal stabs, and fully built?

-Aox
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: ntitco1 on Mon, 13 February 2017, 16:54:58
I'm reaaaally thinking about jumping in for one of these.

How can I figure out how much one would be, with Zealios 67gs, the clear zeal stabs, and fully built?

-Aox
I think its $130. He mentioned in one of the previous comments
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Mon, 13 February 2017, 19:33:58
resubmitted for form... hopefully i have not confused the process. thanks again!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: mmdango on Mon, 13 February 2017, 21:38:15
Yay I got #2! And congrats on the winners of the numpad! Thanks jhoang for doing that :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Tue, 14 February 2017, 03:05:28
For the Zealios orders, I think we will pre-order and use Round 5 Zealios. I will have the exact assembling quote from the assembler guy once the orders are sorted out. I'm working on sorting out and will post a public spreadsheet so you guys can check your orders. Then invoice will start going out!

If anyone has a question that hasn't been answered, feel free to shoot me a pm :)

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: iArson on Tue, 14 February 2017, 03:10:31
For the Zealios orders, I think we will pre-order and use Round 5 Zealios. I will have the exact assembling quote from the assembler guy once the orders are sorted out. I'm working on sorting out and will post a public spreadsheet so you guys can check your orders. Then invoice will start going out!

If anyone has a question that hasn't been answered, feel free to shoot me a pm :)
What's the estimated ship date if we decide to get it assembled?


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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Wed, 15 February 2017, 22:30:19
I'm sorting the orders.
I will update the spreadsheet today.

I will reply all you guys later.  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Thu, 16 February 2017, 00:51:12
About Assembly options:

We can support you with:

* Switches:
- All kinds of new Cherry Switches and Gaterons.
- Zealios Round 5: we can order from Zeal for you, but only arrive in April/May.
- MOD-H (from Originative): we can order them for you, but we never have them in hand, so we do not know about quality and other things.
- Cherry Black from Wyse keyboard: 90s vintage cherry blacks. After desoldering, all switches will be cleaned by Ultrasonic, then tune with Dupont Krytox Lube. (mixed 103 and 205)
- Chery Black from Cherry G80-0577: true 80s vintage blacks, Screw in stabs, fully cleaned and tuned
- Cherry MX Clears from Cherry G80-8000.

Old Cherry switches only available for orders with full tuning (lube, spring swap, w or w/o stickers, hotswap LEDs) and not for sale separately. We only use Krytox lube, mixing from 103 and 205.


* Stabilizer:
 - Original Cherry PCB mount Stab
- Zeal Transparent Gold PCB mount (need to wait for GB)
- Sprit Gold Stab PCB mount
- and we may have some GMK screw stab PCB mount left. We do not test them yet, can not say about the quality and feeling.

* Springs: all kinds from Sprit inlucde steel and gold and winkeyless.kr springs (sorry, no GON spring).


About timing: We can only start assembling when we receive plates and PCBs from the factory. It means that you have to wait longer than buyers who only order DIY kit. It takes about 2 days for soldering and testing for each board (and longer for the boards that require lubing switches). All keyboards using Zealios have to wait until Zealpc send out Round5. So you'll have to wait 1 week to 4 weeks depends on your order number on the list.

We will also have a speadsheet to update the assembly process.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Thu, 16 February 2017, 01:01:16
So those of us who are not participating in an assembly process will not be able to buy those vintage blacks? :(

let me know if we can work something out, id love to get my hands on some!!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: smittysteve on Thu, 16 February 2017, 01:02:37
So those of us who are not participating in an assembly process will not be able to buy those vintage blacks? :(

let me know if we can work something out, id love to get my hands on some!!

Good call! Interested in this as well. Had a great source for vintage black switches that dried up. Reminds me of college.....
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: mmdango on Thu, 16 February 2017, 02:20:15
Oh wow did not know vintage blacks would be an option! I might change my mind about no assembly then... Could you give an estimate of the assembly cost with vintage blacks?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: whentheclouds on Thu, 16 February 2017, 02:24:46
About Assembly options:

We can support you with:

- Cherry Black from Wyse keyboard: 90s vintage cherry blacks. After desoldering, all switches will be cleaned by Ultrasonic, then tune with Dupont Krytox Lube. (mixed 103 and 205)
- Chery Black from Cherry G80-0577: true 80s vintage blacks, Screw in stabs, fully cleaned and tuned

Old Cherry switches only available for orders with full tuning (lube, spring swap, w or w/o stickers, hotswap LEDs) and not for sale separately. We only use Krytox lube, mixing from 103 and 205.

can any vintage blacks expert please enlighten us plebs on the finer differences between 80s and 90s switches?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: notglacier on Thu, 16 February 2017, 07:31:39
Hello! I have never participated in a GH group buy and this is my first post here too.

Do you offer switch tuning for gaterons as well? Thanks!

EDIT: just submitted a form, didn't realize i could specify everything in the form, whoops!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Thu, 16 February 2017, 23:35:19
jhoang, what tool will be used for reprogramming?

Also, any word on the white/beige finish?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 17 February 2017, 09:11:17
Hello! I have never participated in a GH group buy and this is my first post here too.

Do you offer switch tuning for gaterons as well? Thanks!

EDIT: just submitted a form, didn't realize i could specify everything in the form, whoops!

welcome to E8-V1 GB.

We can offer Gateron tuning, but it waste money and time.

jhoang, what tool will be used for reprogramming?

Also, any word on the white/beige finish?

Our PCB use BootMapper Client for keymap and drive RGB LEDs.

White (or similar color): still waiting factory confirm  :(.

Good call! Interested in this as well. Had a great source for vintage black switches that dried up. Reminds me of college.....

So those of us who are not participating in an assembly process will not be able to buy those vintage blacks? :(

let me know if we can work something out, id love to get my hands on some!!

both of you are on waiting list  :p

Oh wow did not know vintage blacks would be an option! I might change my mind about no assembly then... Could you give an estimate of the assembly cost with vintage blacks?

now you still can change your mind, or take a slot on waiting list. Maybe we will have some Wyse board  extra.


can any vintage blacks expert please enlighten us plebs on the finer differences between 80s and 90s switches?

Basically, around 1994-1995, Cherry (they have officially confirmed this) changed the material used for the switches. Typically, switches made in the 1980's are considered vintage since these are all before the material change. Ones afterwards are still smooth, but not on the same level as the 1980 ones. However, there are some occasional ones from 1996 which are also very smooth which makes sense as a lot of the vintage boards were not consistent and often time had a mix of switches. Many people claim that the logo is the best indicator of a vintage switch, as in big logo = vintage. I find this to be false and even chyrosran has a video where he disproves this. The best indicator is PCB date, and even still there are some outliers. Hopefully this helped.

thank you so much  :-*

infact, all our wyse board was made beforce 1996, so after tuning, it same with vintage 80s, except the big logo on the top. We will try to have some picture when we have time.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: zoomwalt on Fri, 17 February 2017, 10:56:05
Submitted my order! Super excited! Managed to contain myself and only order 1 board for now haha
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: notglacier on Fri, 17 February 2017, 11:11:39
Hello! I have never participated in a GH group buy and this is my first post here too.

Do you offer switch tuning for gaterons as well? Thanks!

EDIT: just submitted a form, didn't realize i could specify everything in the form, whoops!

welcome to E8-V1 GB.

We can offer Gateron tuning, but it waste money and time.


Really? I have never tried gateron browns before and now you've got me curious why you'd think it's a waste of time.

Would you also happen to have tactile gateron clears as an option, and is there any way I could verify that my order went through?

Sorry for the dumb questions, thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Photoelectric on Fri, 17 February 2017, 15:49:40
For continued discussion on vintage Cherry switches, please go to this thread:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87721
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Fri, 17 February 2017, 15:58:05
jhoang, what tool will be used for reprogramming?

Also, any word on the white/beige finish?

Our PCB use BootMapper Client for keymap and drive RGB LEDs.

White (or similar color): still waiting factory confirm  :(.


With the GB slated to close on the 20th, we won't know if this is an option until it's too late?  :confused:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: iArson on Fri, 17 February 2017, 15:59:01
jhoang, what tool will be used for reprogramming?

Also, any word on the white/beige finish?

Our PCB use BootMapper Client for keymap and drive RGB LEDs.

White (or similar color): still waiting factory confirm  :(.


With the GB slated to close on the 20th, we won't know if this is an option until it's too late?  :confused:
Yeah hopefully we could find out pretty soon. I'd be very interested in either of those colors.


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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: ntitco1 on Fri, 17 February 2017, 16:11:44
We can offer Gateron tuning, but it waste money and time.

What? Do you mean it needs more money and time or lubing isnt necessary for gateron?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: riotonthebay on Fri, 17 February 2017, 16:14:12
We can offer Gateron tuning, but it waste money and time.

What? Do you mean it needs more money and time or lubing isnt necessary for gateron?

I think what he's saying is that it's unwise to buy Gaterons in general.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Photoelectric on Fri, 17 February 2017, 16:15:31
We can offer Gateron tuning, but it waste money and time.

What? Do you mean it needs more money and time or lubing isnt necessary for gateron?

Don't quote me on it, but I think I've read that lubricating brand new Gaterons doesn't really make them smoother.  They are supposed to be fairly smooth already.  (I have no personal experience with Gaterons other than 2 sample Zealios switches).
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: riotonthebay on Fri, 17 February 2017, 16:24:11
We can offer Gateron tuning, but it waste money and time.

What? Do you mean it needs more money and time or lubing isnt necessary for gateron?

Don't quote me on it, but I think I've read that lubricating brand new Gaterons doesn't really make them smoother.  They are supposed to be fairly smooth already.  (I have no personal experience with Gaterons other than 2 sample Zealios switches).

Maybe I'm just the one saying that it's unwise to buy Gaterons in general :))
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: Captainbuttmonkey on Fri, 17 February 2017, 17:23:56
What's with the dislike for Gaterons dude haha? For me Gateron > Cherry every time
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: notglacier on Fri, 17 February 2017, 17:40:54
We can offer Gateron tuning, but it waste money and time.

What? Do you mean it needs more money and time or lubing isnt necessary for gateron?

Don't quote me on it, but I think I've read that lubricating brand new Gaterons doesn't really make them smoother.  They are supposed to be fairly smooth already.  (I have no personal experience with Gaterons other than 2 sample Zealios switches).

I've heard that lubing them makes a slight difference in terms of feel, but huge difference in terms of sound. From what I've heard in typing videos, lubed gaterons seem to be really quiet!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Fri, 17 February 2017, 17:46:49
jhoang, what tool will be used for reprogramming?

Also, any word on the white/beige finish?

Our PCB use BootMapper Client for keymap and drive RGB LEDs.

White (or similar color): still waiting factory confirm  :(.


With the GB slated to close on the 20th, we won't know if this is an option until it's too late?  :confused:
Yeah hopefully we could find out pretty soon. I'd be very interested in either of those colors.


White/beige was the primary reason that I jumped on this GB...
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: JDragon on Fri, 17 February 2017, 20:45:16
Waiting to hear on beige also. I'd want to pick up a second board if there was a beige option.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: gadzkun on Fri, 17 February 2017, 20:46:12
while everyone waiting for beige and white, im here anxious waiting for invoice :))
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Fri, 17 February 2017, 21:12:57
Will there be any new forms to accommodate customizing of the back weight? or anything for founder's edition people to fill out?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Sat, 18 February 2017, 06:15:38
Hey there, please check your order here: https://goo.gl/ghB1IL (https://goo.gl/ghB1IL) to see if there is any mistake before invoices are going out!

Regarding shipping cost, after talking with some guys over at DHL, it turns out the shipping cost will be way more expensive than what I was told earlier. After considering all the options, I decided to go with EMS (vnpost will be much cheaper but also way too slow and impossible to track outside of VN). Apologies for the small price hike in shipping.

I'm still working with the assembler guy and will update the exact quote on assembly fees and reply to all your pms/questions soon. Cheers.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: gt1989 on Sat, 18 February 2017, 06:45:25
Hey there, please check your order here: https://goo.gl/ghB1IL (https://goo.gl/ghB1IL) to see if there is any mistake before invoices are going out!

Regarding shipping cost, after talking with some guys over at DHL, it turns out the shipping cost will be way more expensive than what I was told earlier. After considering all the options, I decided to go with EMS (vnpost will be much cheaper but also way too slow and impossible to track outside of VN). Apologies for the small price hike in shipping.

I'm still working with the assembler guy and will update the exact quote on assembly fees and reply to all your pms/questions soon. Cheers.

If I want to change somethings on my order should I submit another order, or just pm you the changes I want?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: gadzkun on Sat, 18 February 2017, 06:53:57
Hey there, please check your order here: https://goo.gl/ghB1IL (https://goo.gl/ghB1IL) to see if there is any mistake before invoices are going out!

Regarding shipping cost, after talking with some guys over at DHL, it turns out the shipping cost will be way more expensive than what I was told earlier. After considering all the options, I decided to go with EMS (vnpost will be much cheaper but also way too slow and impossible to track outside of VN). Apologies for the small price hike in shipping.

I'm still working with the assembler guy and will update the exact quote on assembly fees and reply to all your pms/questions soon. Cheers.

founder edition got extra brass name plate right? so it means founder edition get 2 name plate in total?
if founder edition get 2 name plate, i have to change my form
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Sat, 18 February 2017, 06:58:08

If I want to change somethings on my order should I submit another order, or just pm you the changes I want?

Either would be fine, but you should submit another order and put a note because pms can be missed sometimes
Edit: PMs would be better for small changes
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Sat, 18 February 2017, 07:06:10

founder edition got extra brass name plate right? so it means founder edition get 2 name plate in total?
if founder edition get 2 name plate, i have to change my form

Yes Founders get 2 name plates as default, with the extra brass nameplate engraved "E8-V1 Founders Edtion" - which isn't customizable
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: gadzkun on Sat, 18 February 2017, 07:27:28

founder edition got extra brass name plate right? so it means founder edition get 2 name plate in total?
if founder edition get 2 name plate, i have to change my form

Yes Founders get 2 name plates as default, with the extra brass nameplate engraved "E8-V1 Founders Edtion" - which isn't customizable

pm sent  :-* or should i fill new form? :rolleyes:

wait wait wait wait........ whatttt!!!, is there an option for custom engraved counter weight? i think i mess up my form and dont read it properly cause i really want to get in the founder edition.

nvm i think its just the wrong spreadsheet

i think i need to fill a new form is that ok xD

spreadsheet updated thanks  :thumb:
now just wait for invoice :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: gt1989 on Sat, 18 February 2017, 07:51:17
I noticed on the spread sheet that /u/Syalthra from reddit and myself both have 17 as our Founders #.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: wholypantalones on Sat, 18 February 2017, 12:05:21
Is switch top removal an option on the plates?

You mean the engraving name plate?

No, the switch plate. Does it have cut outs for removing switch tops?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sat, 18 February 2017, 13:04:46
I updated my order!!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: magic_duckie on Sat, 18 February 2017, 13:37:58
Updated my order as well!

/u/magic_duckie, #16 founders - resubmitted a form with a note.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Sat, 18 February 2017, 15:50:03
Update. I added a note that I'd also like 2 additional name plates, which the form did not allow for.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: Sylanthra on Sat, 18 February 2017, 15:50:51
Updated my order. Apparently I managed to misspell my user name /u/Syalnthra should be /u/Sylanthra... Also added custom text, but I am wondering it it is too long. What is the length of the text we can use? Will the font simply get smaller that longer the text is?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: gt1989 on Sat, 18 February 2017, 21:52:50

founder edition got extra brass name plate right? so it means founder edition get 2 name plate in total?
if founder edition get 2 name plate, i have to change my form

Yes Founders get 2 name plates as default, with the extra brass nameplate engraved "E8-V1 Founders Edtion" - which isn't customizable

I sent you a pm about an update to my order in regards to these.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: jhoang on Sat, 18 February 2017, 22:00:09

founder edition got extra brass name plate right? so it means founder edition get 2 name plate in total?
if founder edition get 2 name plate, i have to change my form

Yes Founders get 2 name plates as default, with the extra brass nameplate engraved "E8-V1 Founders Edtion" - which isn't customizable

pm sent  :-* or should i fill new form? :rolleyes:

wait wait wait wait........ whatttt!!!, is there an option for custom engraved counter weight? i think i mess up my form and dont read it properly cause i really want to get in the founder edition.

nvm i think its just the wrong spreadsheet

i think i need to fill a new form is that ok xD

spreadsheet updated thanks  :thumb:
now just wait for invoice :p

I noticed on the spread sheet that /u/Syalthra from reddit and myself both have 17 as our Founders #.

Updated my order as well!

/u/magic_duckie, #16 founders - resubmitted a form with a note.

Update. I added a note that I'd also like 2 additional name plates, which the form did not allow for.

Updated my order. Apparently I managed to misspell my user name /u/Syalnthra should be /u/Sylanthra... Also added custom text, but I am wondering it it is too long. What is the length of the text we can use? Will the font simply get smaller that longer the text is?

I have just updated your orders! Please check it again.  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: jhoang on Sat, 18 February 2017, 22:03:45
I updated my order!!

There are two problems:
1. Founders Edition is forced to use BRASS Counterweight. If you want to get another Aluminium RED Counterweight, please get it as extra.  :p
2. Your custom text is too long. It should be less than 22 characters.  :D

Please submit another form. I will update your order later.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Sat, 18 February 2017, 22:04:38
Is switch top removal an option on the plates?

You mean the engraving name plate?

No, the switch plate. Does it have cut outs for removing switch tops?

No. It cannot be removable switches.  :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sat, 18 February 2017, 22:17:09
I updated my order!!

There are two problems:
1. Founders Edition is forced to use BRASS Counterweight. If you want to get another Aluminium RED Counterweight, please get it as extra.  :p
2. Your custom text is too long. It should be less than 22 characters.  :D

Please submit another form. I will update your order later.  :thumb:

Will I be able to engrave the red counterweight with the text
"We Can Find Strength In Our Hidden Emotions"?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Sat, 18 February 2017, 22:54:23
Update. I added a note that I'd also like 2 additional name plates, which the form did not allow for.

I have just updated your orders! Please check it again.  ;)

Thanks. Just to confirm, the "gift" nameplate is the same as the "designed" one that had the E8-V1 logo on it? and Adlai, that all of mine are that way?

Cheers
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: Faux on Sun, 19 February 2017, 01:40:03
Did white never go through?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: notglacier on Sun, 19 February 2017, 03:27:02
Just updated my order (keponii). How do you edit the engraving for the non-extra name plates? I wanted the dark grey one to be blank and have the red (non-extra) one be custom engraved.

I edited it to "NOTGLACIER (red plate) , E8-V1 (silver plate)" just in case!

Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Sun, 19 February 2017, 08:15:14
Did white never go through?

I highly doubt it ='[
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: Faux on Sun, 19 February 2017, 16:05:57
I also updated my order. If White/Beige goes through, I would want to change to one of those, so lmk if that ever happens.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: magic_duckie on Sun, 19 February 2017, 17:17:44

Updated my order as well!

/u/magic_duckie, #16 founders - resubmitted a form with a note.

I have just updated your orders! Please check it again.  ;)

My order does not look like it was updated on the form :/
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: vari_mu on Sun, 19 February 2017, 18:30:34
Just got in! My first post and first custom board. Pretty excited!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: notglacier on Mon, 20 February 2017, 06:15:07
Just updated the form again (keponii - reddit), I corrected a typo and added another name plate.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: KetchyKech on Mon, 20 February 2017, 06:23:03
ordered a dark blue for a friend, and was going to go in myself had the white gone through  :'(

still excited  :cool: !
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: Slash Emperor on Mon, 20 February 2017, 06:49:14
Submitted a new order form to replace my current order. Still thinking of what I want to put on one of my extra brass nameplates and on my dark blue aluminum name plate, so I put (To be determined) on those for now, but I will send a PM for those as soon as I decide.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Mon, 20 February 2017, 06:52:01
With the most recent updates to the form, it looks like my name plates for messed up. It looked correct before.

Update. I added a note that I'd also like 2 additional name plates, which the form did not allow for.

I have just updated your orders! Please check it again.  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: jhoang on Mon, 20 February 2017, 07:17:34
Did white never go through?

Did white never go through?

I highly doubt it ='[

I also updated my order. If White/Beige goes through, I would want to change to one of those, so lmk if that ever happens.

ordered a dark blue for a friend, and was going to go in myself had the white gone through  :'(

still excited  :cool: !

For white/beige color, I have asked the factory. They will send us the sample later. But I don't wanna miss the timeline.
So I think we should move on. We will get you guys this special color in our next GB. We will have more designs and versions. Stay tuned!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: jhoang on Mon, 20 February 2017, 07:20:12
With the most recent updates to the form, it looks like my name plates for messed up. It looked correct before.

Update. I added a note that I'd also like 2 additional name plates, which the form did not allow for.

I have just updated your orders! Please check it again.  ;)

Please send me a PM  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: jhoang on Mon, 20 February 2017, 07:21:56
Just updated the form again (keponii - reddit), I corrected a typo and added another name plate.

Please check it again!  ;)

Submitted a new order form to replace my current order. Still thinking of what I want to put on one of my extra brass nameplates and on my dark blue aluminum name plate, so I put (To be determined) on those for now, but I will send a PM for those as soon as I decide.

Okay.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Mon, 20 February 2017, 07:26:16
Update: Today is the last day for taking orders. Please check your order carefully. We are gonna update assembly costs soon. I will start sending invoices tomorrow. Stay tuned!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Mon, 20 February 2017, 07:31:32
With the most recent updates to the form, it looks like my name plates for messed up. It looked correct before.

Update. I added a note that I'd also like 2 additional name plates, which the form did not allow for.

I have just updated your orders! Please check it again.  ;)

Please send me a PM  ;D

PM'd
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: Sneaky Potato on Mon, 20 February 2017, 11:58:20
Maybe I'm an idiot, but how do I edit the google form when I'm on another computer?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Mon, 20 February 2017, 12:00:55
Maybe I'm an idiot, but how do I edit the google form when I'm on another computer?

You can send a PM to me. I will help you to update. Or you can submit another form with the note: "resubmission" ;)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: Sneaky Potato on Mon, 20 February 2017, 12:02:10
Maybe I'm an idiot, but how do I edit the google form when I'm on another computer?

You can send a PM to me. I will help you to update. Or you can submit another form with the note: "resubmission" ;)

Thank you! :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Mon, 20 February 2017, 12:37:37
PM'd for 1 extra red designed nameplate :)

I actually really like your logo designs
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: JDragon on Mon, 20 February 2017, 12:59:29
PMing w/ a few order issues.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: chevovish on Mon, 20 February 2017, 13:39:04
Can I decide on a few more assembly/tuning details once you update the cost?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: jhoang on Mon, 20 February 2017, 13:50:15
Quick Update: I just got back home from my friend's house (yes he is the assembly guy and also my most respected and trusted friend). This is the quote for the assembly service:

(http://i.imgur.com/guFu6oN.jpg)

It's 3am so i'm gonna go to bed and update your orders/pms in the early morning. Oh and I took a quick pic, this is where your keyboards will be assembled :):

[attachimg=1]


Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: Photoelectric on Mon, 20 February 2017, 14:02:22
Stacks of plates and PCBs at the top :) 
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: notglacier on Mon, 20 February 2017, 14:21:20
Oh hey, so the assembly cost for my board in total was about $100 for lubing/stickering/soldering. That's not bad!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: ntitco1 on Mon, 20 February 2017, 15:07:35
Sad to see no sky blue or cool white led offered :(
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: mmdango on Mon, 20 February 2017, 16:33:21
So trying to figure out my assembly costs hopefully this can help out others too:
Tuned 80s Vintage blacks, sip socket, spirit gold stabs, NO soldering (if possible, I'm not sure yet)

$35 switch tuning services + $.8 x 86 keys + $3 sip sockets + $18 spirit stabs = $124.80

One thing I'm not really sure on is if the vintage blacks tuning would require us to purchase springs or something.

Separately, anyone know the difference between the different stabs? Is there any actual tactile difference, or is it mostly aesthetics?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: zoomwalt on Mon, 20 February 2017, 17:38:41
Sad to see no sky blue or cool white led offered :(

I think Cyan is sky blue.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: anhkieet on Mon, 20 February 2017, 21:14:51
Why you don't have purple led :(
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: vari_mu on Mon, 20 February 2017, 21:52:38
I didn't see an option to specify LED's, should I resubmit or just PM? Can I specify RGB LED's for backlighting?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: Faux on Mon, 20 February 2017, 22:16:10
Did white never go through?

Did white never go through?

I highly doubt it ='[

I also updated my order. If White/Beige goes through, I would want to change to one of those, so lmk if that ever happens.

ordered a dark blue for a friend, and was going to go in myself had the white gone through  :'(

still excited  :cool: !

For white/beige color, I have asked the factory. They will send us the sample later. But I don't wanna miss the timeline.
So I think we should move on. We will get you guys this special color in our next GB. We will have more designs and versions. Stay tuned!  :thumb:

Sorry for being stubborn, but is it possible to sign up for white, and if it comes in time, we can swap over? But if not, then we stick with whatever color we have on our form? I'm planning on this board being my endgame, so I'd rather not have to wait for a new GB.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: Photoelectric on Mon, 20 February 2017, 22:21:08
I love all the options, but what a headache to settle on the final configuration for indecisive people like me!  (not really a complaint, I truly appreciate all the customization options).  Spent much of the day thinking about it, finally PM'd with my final thoughts.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Mon, 20 February 2017, 22:58:25
Sorry for being stubborn, but is it possible to sign up for white, and if it comes in time, we can swap over? But if not, then we stick with whatever color we have on our form? I'm planning on this board being my endgame, so I'd rather not have to wait for a new GB.

I'm with this guy. Except, there is no such thing as "endgame"
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: DesktopDonger on Tue, 21 February 2017, 01:34:50
Just updated my order. Hopefully it's not too late, almost forgot about it.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: balotelli00 on Tue, 21 February 2017, 02:52:09
Just updated my order. Hopefully it's not too late, almost forgot about it.  :D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: Yayification on Tue, 21 February 2017, 08:21:13
Updated my order regarding the LEDs. Reddit user Rec73, founder #24.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: Enz0man on Tue, 21 February 2017, 09:09:53
Just submitted my final form. Reddit user Enz0man
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: anhkieet on Tue, 21 February 2017, 09:36:54
Updated my order, Order #90
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS (LAST DAY) - PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS
Post by: sushi on Tue, 21 February 2017, 09:39:52
Hey there - having trouble updating the form. I'm order #52 and would like my layout changed from WKL to Standard! 
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: jhoang on Tue, 21 February 2017, 16:22:36
Update:
1. I have updated all your orders so far. Please let me know if there is any problems.
2. I have checked all orders again. Then I will send the invoices. I will send the invoice of no assembly orders first.
3. You guys can check the assembly cost here: http://kuang2.net/eteam/assem/
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: ntitco1 on Tue, 21 February 2017, 16:28:35
Update:
1. I have updated all your orders so far. Please let me know if there is any problems.
2. I have checked all orders again. Then I will send the invoices. I will send the invoice of no assembly orders first.
3. You guys can check the assembly cost here: http://kuang2.net/eteam/assem/
Are the transparent top covers included in gateron switches?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: jhoang on Tue, 21 February 2017, 16:32:24
Update:
1. I have updated all your orders so far. Please let me know if there is any problems.
2. I have checked all orders again. Then I will send the invoices. I will send the invoice of no assembly orders first.
3. You guys can check the assembly cost here: http://kuang2.net/eteam/assem/
Are the transparent top covers included in gateron switches?

Yes, gateron switches have transparent top covers.
This option is for Cherry switches.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Tue, 21 February 2017, 17:54:53
Did the google doc get reverted? All my stuff got changed back i think @_@
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: Photoelectric on Tue, 21 February 2017, 18:19:41
I have updated all your orders so far. Please let me know if there is any problems.

My latest changes (via PM) are not reflected yet.  Sorry for any extra work! <3

edit: All set!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: jhoang on Tue, 21 February 2017, 18:26:38
I have updated all your orders so far. Please let me know if there is any problems.

My latest changes (via PM) are not reflected yet.  Sorry for any extra work! <3

 ;D

Did the google doc get reverted? All my stuff got changed back i think @_@

Let me check your order.  :-X
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: Faux on Tue, 21 February 2017, 18:36:18
Did white never go through?

Did white never go through?

I highly doubt it ='[

I also updated my order. If White/Beige goes through, I would want to change to one of those, so lmk if that ever happens.

ordered a dark blue for a friend, and was going to go in myself had the white gone through  :'(

still excited  :cool: !

For white/beige color, I have asked the factory. They will send us the sample later. But I don't wanna miss the timeline.
So I think we should move on. We will get you guys this special color in our next GB. We will have more designs and versions. Stay tuned!  :thumb:

Sorry for being stubborn, but is it possible to sign up for white, and if it comes in time, we can swap over? But if not, then we stick with whatever color we have on our form? I'm planning on this board being my endgame, so I'd rather not have to wait for a new GB.

Could you respond to this jhoang?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: jhoang on Tue, 21 February 2017, 19:50:57
Did white never go through?

Did white never go through?

I highly doubt it ='[

I also updated my order. If White/Beige goes through, I would want to change to one of those, so lmk if that ever happens.

ordered a dark blue for a friend, and was going to go in myself had the white gone through  :'(

still excited  :cool: !

For white/beige color, I have asked the factory. They will send us the sample later. But I don't wanna miss the timeline.
So I think we should move on. We will get you guys this special color in our next GB. We will have more designs and versions. Stay tuned!  :thumb:

Sorry for being stubborn, but is it possible to sign up for white, and if it comes in time, we can swap over? But if not, then we stick with whatever color we have on our form? I'm planning on this board being my endgame, so I'd rather not have to wait for a new GB.

Could you respond to this jhoang?

Oh. Yes. You can do it. I will try to get White color soon. If it's good enough, I will get you one.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: Faux on Tue, 21 February 2017, 20:15:27
Did white never go through?

Did white never go through?

I highly doubt it ='[

I also updated my order. If White/Beige goes through, I would want to change to one of those, so lmk if that ever happens.

ordered a dark blue for a friend, and was going to go in myself had the white gone through  :'(

still excited  :cool: !

For white/beige color, I have asked the factory. They will send us the sample later. But I don't wanna miss the timeline.
So I think we should move on. We will get you guys this special color in our next GB. We will have more designs and versions. Stay tuned!  :thumb:

Sorry for being stubborn, but is it possible to sign up for white, and if it comes in time, we can swap over? But if not, then we stick with whatever color we have on our form? I'm planning on this board being my endgame, so I'd rather not have to wait for a new GB.

Could you respond to this jhoang?

Oh. Yes. You can do it. I will try to get White color soon. If it's good enough, I will get you one.  :thumb:

Wow, that is amazing! Sign me up for that then. Should I make a note on my form? I'm planning on going it over one more time tonight.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Tue, 21 February 2017, 20:18:06
Oh. Yes. You can do it. I will try to get White color soon. If it's good enough, I will get you one.  :thumb:

I'd like the same as well. Please keep us apprised.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: jhoang on Tue, 21 February 2017, 20:27:10
Did white never go through?

Did white never go through?

I highly doubt it ='[

I also updated my order. If White/Beige goes through, I would want to change to one of those, so lmk if that ever happens.

ordered a dark blue for a friend, and was going to go in myself had the white gone through  :'(

still excited  :cool: !

For white/beige color, I have asked the factory. They will send us the sample later. But I don't wanna miss the timeline.
So I think we should move on. We will get you guys this special color in our next GB. We will have more designs and versions. Stay tuned!  :thumb:

Sorry for being stubborn, but is it possible to sign up for white, and if it comes in time, we can swap over? But if not, then we stick with whatever color we have on our form? I'm planning on this board being my endgame, so I'd rather not have to wait for a new GB.

Could you respond to this jhoang?

Oh. Yes. You can do it. I will try to get White color soon. If it's good enough, I will get you one.  :thumb:

Wow, that is amazing! Sign me up for that then. Should I make a note on my form? I'm planning on going it over one more time tonight.

Oh. Yes. You can do it. I will try to get White color soon. If it's good enough, I will get you one.  :thumb:

I'd like the same as well. Please keep us apprised.

Okay. I will note it. You don't need to make a note in the form.  :D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: patchworks on Tue, 21 February 2017, 20:49:26
i need to resubmit.  can i while keeping my raffle win?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: TerryMathews on Tue, 21 February 2017, 20:49:50
Did white never go through?

Did white never go through?

I highly doubt it ='[

I also updated my order. If White/Beige goes through, I would want to change to one of those, so lmk if that ever happens.

ordered a dark blue for a friend, and was going to go in myself had the white gone through  :'(

still excited  :cool: !

For white/beige color, I have asked the factory. They will send us the sample later. But I don't wanna miss the timeline.
So I think we should move on. We will get you guys this special color in our next GB. We will have more designs and versions. Stay tuned!  :thumb:

Sorry for being stubborn, but is it possible to sign up for white, and if it comes in time, we can swap over? But if not, then we stick with whatever color we have on our form? I'm planning on this board being my endgame, so I'd rather not have to wait for a new GB.

Could you respond to this jhoang?

Oh. Yes. You can do it. I will try to get White color soon. If it's good enough, I will get you one.  :thumb:

Wow, that is amazing! Sign me up for that then. Should I make a note on my form? I'm planning on going it over one more time tonight.

Oh. Yes. You can do it. I will try to get White color soon. If it's good enough, I will get you one.  :thumb:

I'd like the same as well. Please keep us apprised.

Okay. I will note it. You don't need to make a note in the form.  :D

Can I get in on the white color as well?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Tue, 21 February 2017, 20:51:52
Oh. Yes. You can do it. I will try to get White color soon. If it's good enough, I will get you one.  :thumb:

I'd like the same as well. Please keep us apprised.

Okay. I will note it. You don't need to make a note in the form.  :D

Fantastic, thank you! 

@KetchyKech, ya hear that?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: jhoang on Tue, 21 February 2017, 21:15:14
i need to resubmit.  can i while keeping my raffle win?

Yes. Resubmit is for changes. Your raffle win is yours already.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: jhoang on Tue, 21 February 2017, 21:15:41
Did white never go through?

Did white never go through?

I highly doubt it ='[

I also updated my order. If White/Beige goes through, I would want to change to one of those, so lmk if that ever happens.

ordered a dark blue for a friend, and was going to go in myself had the white gone through  :'(

still excited  :cool: !

For white/beige color, I have asked the factory. They will send us the sample later. But I don't wanna miss the timeline.
So I think we should move on. We will get you guys this special color in our next GB. We will have more designs and versions. Stay tuned!  :thumb:

Sorry for being stubborn, but is it possible to sign up for white, and if it comes in time, we can swap over? But if not, then we stick with whatever color we have on our form? I'm planning on this board being my endgame, so I'd rather not have to wait for a new GB.

Could you respond to this jhoang?

Oh. Yes. You can do it. I will try to get White color soon. If it's good enough, I will get you one.  :thumb:

Wow, that is amazing! Sign me up for that then. Should I make a note on my form? I'm planning on going it over one more time tonight.

Oh. Yes. You can do it. I will try to get White color soon. If it's good enough, I will get you one.  :thumb:

I'd like the same as well. Please keep us apprised.

Okay. I will note it. You don't need to make a note in the form.  :D

Can I get in on the white color as well?

Noted.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: KetchyKech on Tue, 21 February 2017, 21:18:15
Oh. Yes. You can do it. I will try to get White color soon. If it's good enough, I will get you one.  :thumb:

I'd like the same as well. Please keep us apprised.

Okay. I will note it. You don't need to make a note in the form.  :D

Fantastic, thank you! 

@KetchyKech, ya hear that?

yeeeee~ if its possible its going to be stunning!! Sigh part of me wants to wait and see a sample before i commit for a board for myself~ but I know a late entry like that prob won't be accepted. Hope the factory can pull it through, def interested
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: iArson on Tue, 21 February 2017, 21:19:07
I would also be in if we can get the white. Will we know prior to invoices?


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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: Sylanthra on Tue, 21 February 2017, 21:21:37
I have resubmitted my original form a day and a half ago and the changes aren't reflected in the spreadsheet. Should I submit a new form? Also I would like to get the white as well provided the quality is good.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: Photoelectric on Tue, 21 February 2017, 21:26:13
yeeeee~ if its possible its going to be stunning!!

Do you have a reference photo of a white sample that looks good?  When I look up microarc oxidation, all the results I find look a bit rough and very matte.  I wouldn't call it "stunning".
(P.S.: looking at photos of HTC One S, seems like that finish also shows finger oil quite well on darker colors).

Beige would possibly look like this:
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(https://www.androidcentral.com/sites/androidcentral.com/files/styles/xlarge/public/postimages/684/htc-one-s-18_1_0.jpg)[/img]
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Tue, 21 February 2017, 21:29:28
Oh. Yes. You can do it. I will try to get White color soon. If it's good enough, I will get you one.  :thumb:

I'd like the same as well. Please keep us apprised.

Okay. I will note it. You don't need to make a note in the form.  :D

Fantastic, thank you! 

@KetchyKech, ya hear that?

yeeeee~ if its possible its going to be stunning!! Sigh part of me wants to wait and see a sample before i commit for a board for myself~ but I know a late entry like that prob won't be accepted. Hope the factory can pull it through, def interested

Agreed, but I'm willing to take the risk. I'll be sure to post lots of pics if I get one!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: notglacier on Tue, 21 February 2017, 22:48:45
I wanted white stickers for my assembly but I forgot to specify the sticker color in my form, is it too late to update now? I updated mine anyways haha, sorry for all the trouble. (keponii - reddit)

Cheers!

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: JDragon on Tue, 21 February 2017, 22:49:46
Did white never go through?

Did white never go through?

I highly doubt it ='[

I also updated my order. If White/Beige goes through, I would want to change to one of those, so lmk if that ever happens.

ordered a dark blue for a friend, and was going to go in myself had the white gone through  :'(

still excited  :cool: !

For white/beige color, I have asked the factory. They will send us the sample later. But I don't wanna miss the timeline.
So I think we should move on. We will get you guys this special color in our next GB. We will have more designs and versions. Stay tuned!  :thumb:

Sorry for being stubborn, but is it possible to sign up for white, and if it comes in time, we can swap over? But if not, then we stick with whatever color we have on our form? I'm planning on this board being my endgame, so I'd rather not have to wait for a new GB.

Could you respond to this jhoang?

Oh. Yes. You can do it. I will try to get White color soon. If it's good enough, I will get you one.  :thumb:

Is it possible to have a second order for a white/beige one that only goes through if it's good? I'm interested in that.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: Faux on Wed, 22 February 2017, 00:03:14
My order still hasn't shown up as updated, can you confirm it is now silver if the white doesn't go through?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - TAKING ORDERS - ORDERS LIST UPDATED
Post by: iamacicada on Wed, 22 February 2017, 00:34:42
yeeeee~ if its possible its going to be stunning!!

Do you have a reference photo of a white sample that looks good?  When I look up microarc oxidation, all the results I find look a bit rough and very matte.  I wouldn't call it "stunning".
(P.S.: looking at photos of HTC One S, seems like that finish also shows finger oil quite well on darker colors).

Beige would possibly look like this:
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Show Image
(https://www.androidcentral.com/sites/androidcentral.com/files/styles/xlarge/public/postimages/684/htc-one-s-18_1_0.jpg)
[/img]

For what its worth, the micro-arc oxidation surface on the Matrix Abel prototype is VERY matte so if anything happens, I think the finish will be somewhat similar. It's a complete different feel and look compare to anodized aluminum (with some advantages and disadvantages)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/598/31579646951_fd6c43a373_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: NiTi_Wizard on Wed, 22 February 2017, 00:40:12
PMed you about an order update that I wanted to make sure got added. Thank you so much and sorry for the trouble.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: Photoelectric on Wed, 22 February 2017, 01:33:00
I can already see that one of the disadvantages would be the difficulty in keeping such a white case looking clean (lots of marks on that one).  Normal sandblasted and anodized aluminum hides a lot of imperfections fairly well.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Wed, 22 February 2017, 01:39:19
I can already see that one of the disadvantages would be the difficulty in keeping such a white case looking clean (lots of marks on that one).  Normal sandblasted and anodized aluminum hides a lot of imperfections fairly well.

It looks like something you're gonna have to clean pretty often...Id rather get the case professional powder coated with high quality auto paint haha
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: mmdango on Wed, 22 February 2017, 02:06:35
Is it possible to just order an extra top and bottom case if the white follows through?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: jhoang on Wed, 22 February 2017, 05:01:50
There were a lot of changes from you guys.
I'm overloaded.  :confused:

But I will try to get this done today.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: japanitrat on Wed, 22 February 2017, 05:57:27
Holy moly. So many new things in this thread! Need to check my order.

Also, that new surface finish looks amazing, imo!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: notglacier on Wed, 22 February 2017, 06:22:04
So I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere yet but, what's the built in USB port going to be for those who chose to have the detachable cable option? I'm assuming it's mini USB?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Wed, 22 February 2017, 09:27:56
There were a lot of changes from you guys.
I'm overloaded.  :confused:

But I will try to get this done today.  :thumb:

If it isn't too much trouble, I sent you a PM last night!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: zoomwalt on Wed, 22 February 2017, 09:57:42
There were a lot of changes from you guys.
I'm overloaded.  :confused:

But I will try to get this done today.  :thumb:

Hah - we are a fickle bunch. I think it's Bc you are giving us so many choices, which is great, but also leads to this
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: smittysteve on Wed, 22 February 2017, 10:16:35
There were a lot of changes from you guys.
I'm overloaded.  :confused:

But I will try to get this done today.  :thumb:

Hah - we are a fickle bunch. I think it's Bc you are giving us so many choices, which is great, but also leads to this

Yes indeed! LZ had the same comment... GH'ers enjoy ordering keyboards like Sally orders lunch (and I changed my mind on options as well, so guilty here and thanks to all GB runners for the patience with our indecisive a$$es!):

(https://media0.giphy.com/media/RdamfBZgD8zHq/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: mniels on Wed, 22 February 2017, 15:05:05
Yeah, I am guilty as well.....   :-\
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: Photoelectric on Wed, 22 February 2017, 15:18:35
Everyone should probably decide on the final configuration ASAP or this GB will keep stalling for no good reason :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: notglacier on Wed, 22 February 2017, 15:42:11
Everyone should probably decide on the final configuration ASAP or this GB will keep stalling for no good reason :)

I need to stop changing every minor details on my form, but I can't stop! Ahaha.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: Photoelectric on Wed, 22 February 2017, 15:44:01
Everyone should probably decide on the final configuration ASAP or this GB will keep stalling for no good reason :)

I need to stop changing every minor details on my form, but I can't stop! Ahaha.

Technically the deadline for that was this Monday :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: notglacier on Wed, 22 February 2017, 15:50:53
Everyone should probably decide on the final configuration ASAP or this GB will keep stalling for no good reason :)

I need to stop changing every minor details on my form, but I can't stop! Ahaha.

Technically the deadline for that was this Monday :)

I know, I was just joking. I've got my orders settled already, now I'm just waiting for the invoice!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: Unforgivable on Wed, 22 February 2017, 19:10:46
Huge thanks to Jhoang. You sir, have the patience of a saint.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Thu, 23 February 2017, 16:44:51
has the PEO (plasma electrolytic oxidation) finish been ruled out for the founders addition?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: jhoang on Thu, 23 February 2017, 19:30:33
UPDATE: I have updated all your orders. Please check it!  :p
I will reply all PMs later.  :thumb:

White (it's actually a bit of grey) Plasma Microarc Oxidation is available! I will update the sample soon.
You can change the color of Top or Bottom to White (a bit of grey) after the payment until Mar 03. No worries.  :thumb:
This color will be limited to 18. So if you want to change, please PM me!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: Slash Emperor on Thu, 23 February 2017, 20:02:28
UPDATE: I have updated all your orders. Please check it!  :p
I will reply all PMs later.  :thumb:

White (it's actually a bit of grey) Plasma Microarc Oxidation is available! I will update the sample soon.
You can change the color of Top or Bottom to White (a bit of grey) after the payment until Mar 03. No worries.  :thumb:
This color will be limited to 18. So if you want to change, please PM me!

Just sent a PM about this, hopefully I'm not too late!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: smittysteve on Thu, 23 February 2017, 21:45:33
UPDATE: I have updated all your orders. Please check it!  :p
I will reply all PMs later.  :thumb:

White (it's actually a bit of grey) Plasma Microarc Oxidation is available! I will update the sample soon.
You can change the color of Top or Bottom to White (a bit of grey) after the payment until Mar 03. No worries.  :thumb:
This color will be limited to 18. So if you want to change, please PM me!

Just sent a PM about this, hopefully I'm not too late!

Ditto! This board has turned into quite a sexy beast!! Thanks to jhoang for making this available for us.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: deleonhle on Thu, 23 February 2017, 22:00:29
woo paid my invoice
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: Yayification on Thu, 23 February 2017, 22:27:08
Will there be a separate invoice for the assembly and everything?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: JDragon on Thu, 23 February 2017, 22:27:49
UPDATE: I have updated all your orders. Please check it!  :p
I will reply all PMs later.  :thumb:

White (it's actually a bit of grey) Plasma Microarc Oxidation is available! I will update the sample soon.
You can change the color of Top or Bottom to White (a bit of grey) after the payment until Mar 03. No worries.  :thumb:
This color will be limited to 18. So if you want to change, please PM me!

PMing.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: zoomwalt on Thu, 23 February 2017, 22:29:02
Updated it perfectly! Thank you so much - I'm sorry for the hassle!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Thu, 23 February 2017, 22:57:42
:)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: familynight on Thu, 23 February 2017, 23:03:12
Paid.  Can't wait to get my hands on it.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: notglacier on Thu, 23 February 2017, 23:43:53
Paid! I'm assuming there's going to be another invoice for assembly costs?

Can't wait!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: balotelli00 on Fri, 24 February 2017, 00:08:46
Paid! :D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING - INVOICES WILL BE SENT SOON
Post by: TerryMathews on Fri, 24 February 2017, 00:11:14
UPDATE: I have updated all your orders. Please check it!  :p
I will reply all PMs later.  :thumb:

White (it's actually a bit of grey) Plasma Microarc Oxidation is available! I will update the sample soon.
You can change the color of Top or Bottom to White (a bit of grey) after the payment until Mar 03. No worries.  :thumb:
This color will be limited to 18. So if you want to change, please PM me!

PMed. I had mentioned I wanted this earlier. I'll need a blank plate to match as well.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 24 February 2017, 00:28:55
HEY GUYS!!!!!
I have just sent out all the invoices.  :p
If you have any changes, please PM me.

WARNING: Assembly cost will be sent in another invoice. Once you guys have your final decision. No worries about this. I will update the form soon. We will let you guys decide in a week.  :thumb:

UPDATE: White (Plasma Mỉcro-arc Oxidation) will be updated soon. I just got sample from the factory. The cost of white color is a bit more expensive than others. But We will not increase the price this time. It will be limited to 18. FCFS.
Please PM me if you want to get White (a bit of grey) color. For white color, you need to change/buy more TOP AND BOTTOM. Cannot change/buy more top or bottom separately.

Thank you!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: JDragon on Fri, 24 February 2017, 01:07:52
HEY GUYS!!!!!
I have just sent out all the invoices.  :p
If you have any changes, please PM me.

WARNING: Assembly cost will be sent in another invoice. Once you guys have your final decision. No worries about this. I will update the form soon. We will let you guys decide in a week.  :thumb:

UPDATE: White (Plasma Mỉcro-arc Oxidation) will be updated soon. I just got sample from the factory. The cost of white color is a bit more expensive than others. But We will not increase the price this time. It will be limited to 18. FCFS.
Please PM me if you want to get White (a bit of grey) color. For white color, you need to change/buy more TOP AND BOTTOM. Cannot change/buy more top or bottom separately.

Thank you!  :thumb:

Thanks for the clarification. I PM'd you previously regarding a white one but also wanted to ask in this thread since others might have the same question - are we able to get a plate in white as well? Or just the top/bottom?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 24 February 2017, 01:13:08
Micro arc oxidation surface treatment on my Matrix Abel.
White E8-V1 will be produced in the same factory. So this is exactly what you will get. :D

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

I took these pictures by my phone in my room. No filter or editing.

(http://i.imgur.com/AleVKuy.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ELHGH12.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/TqTf3FJ.jpg)

Note: Black spots are dirty things, not scratches.

And these are the samples from the factory. Images taken by Exclusive himself

[attachimg=1]

[attachimg=2]

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 24 February 2017, 01:16:10
HEY GUYS!!!!!
I have just sent out all the invoices.  :p
If you have any changes, please PM me.

WARNING: Assembly cost will be sent in another invoice. Once you guys have your final decision. No worries about this. I will update the form soon. We will let you guys decide in a week.  :thumb:

UPDATE: White (Plasma Mỉcro-arc Oxidation) will be updated soon. I just got sample from the factory. The cost of white color is a bit more expensive than others. But We will not increase the price this time. It will be limited to 18. FCFS.
Please PM me if you want to get White (a bit of grey) color. For white color, you need to change/buy more TOP AND BOTTOM. Cannot change/buy more top or bottom separately.

Thank you!  :thumb:

Thanks for the clarification. I PM'd you previously regarding a white one but also wanted to ask in this thread since others might have the same question - are we able to get a plate in white as well? Or just the top/bottom?

I highly recommend you should not get white plate.  :p Anw, we only order white Top/Bottom.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: JDragon on Fri, 24 February 2017, 01:33:10
HEY GUYS!!!!!
I have just sent out all the invoices.  :p
If you have any changes, please PM me.

WARNING: Assembly cost will be sent in another invoice. Once you guys have your final decision. No worries about this. I will update the form soon. We will let you guys decide in a week.  :thumb:

UPDATE: White (Plasma Mỉcro-arc Oxidation) will be updated soon. I just got sample from the factory. The cost of white color is a bit more expensive than others. But We will not increase the price this time. It will be limited to 18. FCFS.
Please PM me if you want to get White (a bit of grey) color. For white color, you need to change/buy more TOP AND BOTTOM. Cannot change/buy more top or bottom separately.

Thank you!  :thumb:

Thanks for the clarification. I PM'd you previously regarding a white one but also wanted to ask in this thread since others might have the same question - are we able to get a plate in white as well? Or just the top/bottom?

I highly recommend you should not get white plate.  :p Anw, we only order white Top/Bottom.  :thumb:

Thanks! Wow the case looks great... PMing you (again) to revise my order (again again). I have visions of that white case with a nice beige keyset dancing in my head.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: mmdango on Fri, 24 February 2017, 02:03:42
Pm'd about getting a white case, but forgot to ask, is it possible to get 2 sets of top/bottom case then?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 24 February 2017, 02:12:11
Pm'd about getting a white case, but forgot to ask, is it possible to get 2 sets of top/bottom case then?

YES.  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: kphongme on Fri, 24 February 2017, 02:15:55
if i customize through this http://kuang2.net/eteam/assem/  do i have to pm you again?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 24 February 2017, 02:18:39
if i customize through this http://kuang2.net/eteam/assem/  do i have to pm you again?

No. You should go to this page and update your options yourself. :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: Shados on Fri, 24 February 2017, 02:35:16
Paid :>.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: ntitco1 on Fri, 24 February 2017, 03:40:09
Paid  :-*
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: beamingrobot on Fri, 24 February 2017, 04:31:32
i didn't know there was an option for white  :(

if anyone wants to let theirs go lemme know, i'll take your spot
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 24 February 2017, 04:36:50
i didn't know there was an option for white  :(

if anyone wants to let theirs go lemme know, i'll take your spot

Actually, you still can PM me for a spot. :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: n7 on Fri, 24 February 2017, 09:32:57
invoice paid! excited to see the finished product..but we all know these things take time :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: beamingrobot on Fri, 24 February 2017, 10:10:59
i didn't know there was an option for white  :(

if anyone wants to let theirs go lemme know, i'll take your spot

Actually, you still can PM me for a spot. :)
PM'd ;)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: Aox on Fri, 24 February 2017, 15:14:36
Parts invoice paid, ready for assembly invoice!

-Aox
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: jhoang on Sat, 25 February 2017, 08:12:36
Parts invoice paid, ready for assembly invoice!

-Aox

I will do the form for assembly  cost tonight.  :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: diqkiq on Sat, 25 February 2017, 18:37:20
Hi jhoang,  I sent you a PM
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: jhoang on Mon, 27 February 2017, 04:36:31
Hi jhoang,  I sent you a PM


Okay. I will check the inbox soon.  :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: vari_mu on Mon, 27 February 2017, 14:10:51
Paid first invoice! Very excited! I'm assuming since I went for all Zeal hardware the cost of the switches and the Zeal mounts will be factored into the assembly invoice?
The prototype looks amazing! Can't wait!!  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: Gajible on Mon, 27 February 2017, 15:54:37
Hi jhoang,  I sent you a PM


Okay. I will check the inbox soon.  :)

Hey! I responded as well regarding the white upgrade!

Thanks for all your patience throughout all these order changes man!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: Delirious on Mon, 27 February 2017, 16:31:04
Just look at the order check list and realized I got bump to no. 13 on Founder list. Super excited about that number, whatever happens please make sure that 13 is my permanent number.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Mon, 27 February 2017, 16:37:18
Just look at the order check list and realized I got bump to no. 13 on Founder list. Super excited about that number, whatever happens please make sure that 13 is my permanent number.

Damn you. I wanted to be #13
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: notglacier on Mon, 27 February 2017, 16:47:11
I'm a total noob when it comes to software but, when you say this keyboard is fully programmable via Bootmapperclient, does it mean that I can just remap anything I want in the program and...that's it? No flashing required and all that stuff?

Would really appreciate an answer so I can stop worrying about messing up something and bricking a nice keyboard!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Mon, 27 February 2017, 17:29:37
not sure if i missed this, but will there be a follow-up group buy for the E2-V1 numpad?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Mon, 27 February 2017, 17:53:28
not sure if i missed this, but will there be a follow-up group buy for the E2-V1 numpad?

Also interested to know this as I'd definitely be in for one  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Mon, 27 February 2017, 17:56:54
I'm a total noob when it comes to software but, when you say this keyboard is fully programmable via Bootmapperclient, does it mean that I can just remap anything I want in the program and...that's it? No flashing required and all that stuff?

Would really appreciate an answer so I can stop worrying about messing up something and bricking a nice keyboard!

You still need to flash, but definitely looks easier than some of the other options. Here ya go.

BootMapper Client download (http://blog.winkeyless.kr/155)

How to use the Bootmapper Client (http://blog.winkeyless.kr/154)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: notglacier on Mon, 27 February 2017, 18:04:04
I'm a total noob when it comes to software but, when you say this keyboard is fully programmable via Bootmapperclient, does it mean that I can just remap anything I want in the program and...that's it? No flashing required and all that stuff?

Would really appreciate an answer so I can stop worrying about messing up something and bricking a nice keyboard!

You still need to flash, but definitely looks easier than some of the other options. Here ya go.

BootMapper Client download (http://blog.winkeyless.kr/155)

How to use the Bootmapper Client (http://blog.winkeyless.kr/154)

From what I understand, I'll have to use BootMapper Client to customize the layout and everything, and then that will generate a .hex file, if I remember correctly. Now where do I go from that?

Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: excluisve on Mon, 27 February 2017, 21:37:20
not sure if i missed this, but will there be a follow-up group buy for the E2-V1 numpad?
of coz it will be
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: JDragon on Mon, 27 February 2017, 21:43:25
Did anyone else who switched to white get a revised invoice yet? jhoang I sent you a PM about revising my invoice, hope it didn't get lost.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: excluisve on Mon, 27 February 2017, 22:16:33
Did anyone else who switched to white get a revised invoice yet? jhoang I sent you a PM about revising my invoice, hope it didn't get lost.
Dont.worry bro he had checked it .
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: smittysteve on Mon, 27 February 2017, 22:27:54
Did anyone else who switched to white get a revised invoice yet? jhoang I sent you a PM about revising my invoice, hope it didn't get lost.

Pretty sure he said though it does cost more for the microarc, he wouldn't change invoiced amounts for those who opted to white. He did us a very nice kindness, I believe! I may have misunderstood though, jhoang will have to confirm.

I haven't noticed the sheet update for the white cases yet, but it's all good, he's keeping track. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Tue, 28 February 2017, 01:39:07
Did anyone else who switched to white get a revised invoice yet? jhoang I sent you a PM about revising my invoice, hope it didn't get lost.

i need a revised invoice also
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: smittysteve on Tue, 28 February 2017, 01:47:51
Did anyone else who switched to white get a revised invoice yet? jhoang I sent you a PM about revising my invoice, hope it didn't get lost.

i need a revised invoice also



UPDATE: White (Plasma Mỉcro-arc Oxidation) will be updated soon. I just got sample from the factory. The cost of white color is a bit more expensive than others. But We will not increase the price this time. It will be limited to 18. FCFS.
Please PM me if you want to get White (a bit of grey) color. For white color, you need to change/buy more TOP AND BOTTOM. Cannot change/buy more top or bottom separately.



Not sure if this might have changed and I missed it, but I think we are all set on the plasma microarc. Jhoang is the man and did us all a freaking awesome kindness.  :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Thanks again for doing this gorgeous color and allowing all the updates/ changes jhoang!  :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: JDragon on Tue, 28 February 2017, 02:26:46
jhoang told me no changes necessary to my invoice and he will update the Google sheet later. I've paid my invoice and I think anyone else who ordered white should be safe to do so (unless other changes are being made).
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: ak_xf1re on Tue, 28 February 2017, 04:45:51
Hey jhoang,

Hope you're alright and not swamped by all the PM, I've sent you a few PM about adding another custom text name plates.

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: Slash Emperor on Thu, 02 March 2017, 21:24:28
Just paid my invoice! Thanks for putting up with all of my PMs and order modifications/changes, jhoang!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: alveeno on Fri, 03 March 2017, 14:53:49
Hey Jhoang, I've sent you a pm a few days ago as well. Hope you're not too flooded with pm's
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: jhoang on Sun, 05 March 2017, 06:24:56
Hey guys,

I'm so sorry for late replies. I was so busy on these days. I just got home from my close friend's wedding.  :p
I will read all your PMs and update your orders tonight. (ICT time)

The deadline for payments is Mar 05 (PST time).
But I set the deadline for the invoices as Mar 06.
No worries.
If you have any question, you can PM me.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: iNViSiBiLiTi on Sun, 05 March 2017, 18:20:34
I'm a total noob when it comes to software but, when you say this keyboard is fully programmable via Bootmapperclient, does it mean that I can just remap anything I want in the program and...that's it? No flashing required and all that stuff?

Would really appreciate an answer so I can stop worrying about messing up something and bricking a nice keyboard!

You still need to flash, but definitely looks easier than some of the other options. Here ya go.

BootMapper Client download (http://blog.winkeyless.kr/155)

How to use the Bootmapper Client (http://blog.winkeyless.kr/154)

From what I understand, I'll have to use BootMapper Client to customize the layout and everything, and then that will generate a .hex file, if I remember correctly. Now where do I go from that?

Thanks!

Once you have the firmware flashed and uploaded the first time (not sure if factory will do this or not), the bootmapper can allow you to edit the keycodes on the matrix.  All you have to do is press upload, and the new layout is saved. 
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: notglacier on Sun, 05 March 2017, 19:21:44
I'm a total noob when it comes to software but, when you say this keyboard is fully programmable via Bootmapperclient, does it mean that I can just remap anything I want in the program and...that's it? No flashing required and all that stuff?

Would really appreciate an answer so I can stop worrying about messing up something and bricking a nice keyboard!

You still need to flash, but definitely looks easier than some of the other options. Here ya go.

BootMapper Client download (http://blog.winkeyless.kr/155)

How to use the Bootmapper Client (http://blog.winkeyless.kr/154)

From what I understand, I'll have to use BootMapper Client to customize the layout and everything, and then that will generate a .hex file, if I remember correctly. Now where do I go from that?

Thanks!

Once you have the firmware flashed and uploaded the first time (not sure if factory will do this or not), the bootmapper can allow you to edit the keycodes on the matrix.  All you have to do is press upload, and the new layout is saved.

I've asked around a bit and everyone has pointed me to Atmel Flip (to flash the firmware). I'm assuming this board will come preflashed, if so does that mean it'll only require me to mess around in bootmapper to change the layout? And if it doesn't come preflashed, I'll have to flash the .hex file myself, including the firmware from http://blog.winkeyless.kr/153 , right?

I'm guessing it's hard to tell for now because no one knows if the pcb will be using atmega32a or atmega32u4.

Sorry for the newbie questions!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: Photoelectric on Sun, 05 March 2017, 19:25:22
Usually that's the case: there's preloaded firmware with some starter configuration.  Then you modify the keymap if you want something different and re-flash that.  Otherwise it should work like a regular TKL keyboard out of the box, for typing purposes.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: notglacier on Sun, 05 March 2017, 20:04:37
Usually that's the case: there's preloaded firmware with some starter configuration.  Then you modify the keymap if you want something different and re-flash that.  Otherwise it should work like a regular TKL keyboard out of the box, for typing purposes.

I only want to change the ctrl and backspace and some other keys just to make it similar to the HHKB layout, so I'll have to flash it with Flip every time I want to change the layout right? What about the LEDs? Can they be controlled in bootmapper only?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: TerryMathews on Sun, 05 March 2017, 21:04:17
I'm a total noob when it comes to software but, when you say this keyboard is fully programmable via Bootmapperclient, does it mean that I can just remap anything I want in the program and...that's it? No flashing required and all that stuff?

Would really appreciate an answer so I can stop worrying about messing up something and bricking a nice keyboard!

You still need to flash, but definitely looks easier than some of the other options. Here ya go.

BootMapper Client download (http://blog.winkeyless.kr/155)

How to use the Bootmapper Client (http://blog.winkeyless.kr/154)

From what I understand, I'll have to use BootMapper Client to customize the layout and everything, and then that will generate a .hex file, if I remember correctly. Now where do I go from that?

Thanks!

Once you have the firmware flashed and uploaded the first time (not sure if factory will do this or not), the bootmapper can allow you to edit the keycodes on the matrix.  All you have to do is press upload, and the new layout is saved.

I've asked around a bit and everyone has pointed me to Atmel Flip (to flash the firmware). I'm assuming this board will come preflashed, if so does that mean it'll only require me to mess around in bootmapper to change the layout? And if it doesn't come preflashed, I'll have to flash the .hex file myself, including the firmware from http://blog.winkeyless.kr/153 , right?

I'm guessing it's hard to tell for now because no one knows if the pcb will be using atmega32a or atmega32u4.

Sorry for the newbie questions!

No, that's the process for boards running a TMK or derrivative firmware.

PS2AVRGB (What this board runs) has a configuration program (BootMapper Client) which works much more like commercial programmable keyboard config software from Corsair or Logitech in that you can update your keymapping without any extreme measures or knowledge of programming etc.

Technically, BootMapper is "flashing" the new keymap over but it's nowhere near a full flash.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING
Post by: nevaenuf on Mon, 06 March 2017, 10:17:17
jhoang I sent PM for a couple of changes and paid invoice.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING - LAST DAY FOR PAYMENTS
Post by: jhoang on Mon, 06 March 2017, 17:41:13
LAST UPDATE:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING - LAST DAY FOR PAYMENTS
Post by: Aox on Tue, 07 March 2017, 15:23:35
How about the assembly invoices?  Should we expect those soon?

-Aox
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING - LAST DAY FOR PAYMENTS
Post by: jhoang on Tue, 07 March 2017, 19:14:15
How about the assembly invoices?  Should we expect those soon?

-Aox

Yea. I will update assembly options for each order today.
I will let you guys update your assembly orders in 3-4. Then I will calculate the prices and send out invoices.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING - LAST DAY FOR PAYMENTS
Post by: patchworks on Tue, 07 March 2017, 20:27:41
paid.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING - LAST DAY FOR PAYMENTS
Post by: balotelli00 on Wed, 08 March 2017, 01:00:51
Can I have the form to change my assembly option please.. :D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING - LAST DAY FOR PAYMENTS
Post by: jhoang on Wed, 08 March 2017, 01:07:23
Can I have the form to change my assembly option please.. :D

Yea.
I will update it soon.
I will let you guys update assembly options in some days.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING - LAST DAY FOR PAYMENTS
Post by: notglacier on Wed, 08 March 2017, 03:18:12
Alright, so I got bored and spent some time in Photoshop because I was curious to see how different color combos would actually look like.

Not 100% accurate of course, but this was the best I could do based off the color chart given here : http://imgur.com/fH16GqD
More

(http://i.imgur.com/OCiQs2M.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/CHK4xiP.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/R4UqRnC.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/tZ9tvt2.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/A5f75aj.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/g0wmjO0.jpg)



I sliiiightly regret not getting the blue case now.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING - LAST DAY FOR PAYMENTS
Post by: iamacicada on Wed, 08 March 2017, 03:28:06
Alright, so I got bored and spent some time in Photoshop because I was curious to see how different color combos would actually look like.

Not 100% accurate of course, but this was the best I could do based off the color chart given here : http://imgur.com/fH16GqD
More

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/OCiQs2M.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/CHK4xiP.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/R4UqRnC.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/tZ9tvt2.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/A5f75aj.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/g0wmjO0.jpg)




I sliiiightly regret not getting the blue case now.

Haha very nice!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING - LAST DAY FOR PAYMENTS
Post by: jhoang on Wed, 08 March 2017, 03:31:36
Alright, so I got bored and spent some time in Photoshop because I was curious to see how different color combos would actually look like.

Not 100% accurate of course, but this was the best I could do based off the color chart given here : http://imgur.com/fH16GqD
More

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/OCiQs2M.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/CHK4xiP.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/R4UqRnC.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/tZ9tvt2.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/A5f75aj.jpg)

Show Image
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I sliiiightly regret not getting the blue case now.

SO COOL!!!!!!  :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING - LAST DAY FOR PAYMENTS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Wed, 08 March 2017, 07:10:01
Alright, so I got bored and spent some time in Photoshop because I was curious to see how different color combos would actually look like.

Not 100% accurate of course, but this was the best I could do based off the color chart given here : http://imgur.com/fH16GqD
More

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I sliiiightly regret not getting the blue case now.

Nice job with the photoshop! I'm surprised you didn't do the white one.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING - LAST DAY FOR PAYMENTS
Post by: notglacier on Wed, 08 March 2017, 08:33:13
Alright, so I got bored and spent some time in Photoshop because I was curious to see how different color combos would actually look like.

Not 100% accurate of course, but this was the best I could do based off the color chart given here : http://imgur.com/fH16GqD
More

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(http://i.imgur.com/OCiQs2M.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/CHK4xiP.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/R4UqRnC.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/tZ9tvt2.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/A5f75aj.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/g0wmjO0.jpg)




I sliiiightly regret not getting the blue case now.

Nice job with the photoshop! I'm surprised you didn't do the white one.

(http://i.imgur.com/kNg34Sd.jpg)


I tried!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: YH YOON on Wed, 08 March 2017, 10:23:36
I am looking forward to the beginning of April!!    :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Wed, 08 March 2017, 10:32:51
Alright, so I got bored and spent some time in Photoshop because I was curious to see how different color combos would actually look like.

Not 100% accurate of course, but this was the best I could do based off the color chart given here : http://imgur.com/fH16GqD
More

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/OCiQs2M.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/CHK4xiP.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/R4UqRnC.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/tZ9tvt2.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/A5f75aj.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/g0wmjO0.jpg)




I sliiiightly regret not getting the blue case now.

Nice job with the photoshop! I'm surprised you didn't do the white one.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/kNg34Sd.jpg)



I tried!

It looks really nice!  :thumb:

I am looking forward to the beginning of April!!    :thumb: :thumb:

 :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING - LAST DAY FOR PAYMENTS
Post by: Photoelectric on Wed, 08 March 2017, 10:40:24
Alright, so I got bored and spent some time in Photoshop because I was curious to see how different color combos would actually look like.

Not 100% accurate of course, but this was the best I could do based off the color chart given here : http://imgur.com/fH16GqD
More

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/OCiQs2M.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/CHK4xiP.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/R4UqRnC.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/tZ9tvt2.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/A5f75aj.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/g0wmjO0.jpg)




I sliiiightly regret not getting the blue case now.

I've made a bunch of those too when trying to create my colors.  Except in every case it was not quite accurate, and it wasn't easy doing something like Rose Gold, so I gave up.  I like your purple rendition and gray-purple.  Gray-purple seems like a recently popular combination with some other boards, and it's grown on me.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING - LAST DAY FOR PAYMENTS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Wed, 08 March 2017, 18:34:45
Alright, so I got bored and spent some time in Photoshop because I was curious to see how different color combos would actually look like.

Not 100% accurate of course, but this was the best I could do based off the color chart given here : http://imgur.com/fH16GqD
More

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/OCiQs2M.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/CHK4xiP.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/R4UqRnC.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/tZ9tvt2.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/A5f75aj.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/g0wmjO0.jpg)




I sliiiightly regret not getting the blue case now.

Nice job with the photoshop! I'm surprised you didn't do the white one.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/kNg34Sd.jpg)



I tried!

Looks a bit more like light gold to me, but it's definitely making me want the white color!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING - LAST DAY FOR PAYMENTS
Post by: notglacier on Wed, 08 March 2017, 18:53:16
Alright, so I got bored and spent some time in Photoshop because I was curious to see how different color combos would actually look like.

Not 100% accurate of course, but this was the best I could do based off the color chart given here : http://imgur.com/fH16GqD
More

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/OCiQs2M.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/CHK4xiP.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/R4UqRnC.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/tZ9tvt2.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/A5f75aj.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/g0wmjO0.jpg)




I sliiiightly regret not getting the blue case now.

Nice job with the photoshop! I'm surprised you didn't do the white one.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/kNg34Sd.jpg)



I tried!

Looks a bit more like light gold to me, but it's definitely making me want the white color!

(http://i.imgur.com/I2CbD76.jpg)

Better? Haha!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Photoelectric on Wed, 08 March 2017, 20:01:18
White here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=83530.msg2378496#msg2378496
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - INVOICING - LAST DAY FOR PAYMENTS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Wed, 08 March 2017, 20:15:38
Alright, so I got bored and spent some time in Photoshop because I was curious to see how different color combos would actually look like.

Not 100% accurate of course, but this was the best I could do based off the color chart given here : http://imgur.com/fH16GqD
More

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/OCiQs2M.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/CHK4xiP.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/R4UqRnC.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/tZ9tvt2.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/A5f75aj.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/g0wmjO0.jpg)




I sliiiightly regret not getting the blue case now.

Nice job with the photoshop! I'm surprised you didn't do the white one.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/kNg34Sd.jpg)



I tried!

Looks a bit more like light gold to me, but it's definitely making me want the white color!

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/I2CbD76.jpg)


Better? Haha!

Haha, yea. I wish my photoshop skills were this good!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Faux on Wed, 08 March 2017, 22:28:27
Hey Jhoang,

My order still shows up as silver when I was one of the first people to swap to white. Could you update the form?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Wed, 08 March 2017, 23:59:27
White here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=83530.msg2378496#msg2378496

This is actually silver color.  :p
I have this one also.
White (microarc oxidation) is a bit of grey.  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Wed, 08 March 2017, 23:59:51
Hey Jhoang,

My order still shows up as silver when I was one of the first people to swap to white. Could you update the form?

Let me check and update the speadsheet.  :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Thu, 09 March 2017, 00:09:59
I just realized that the timeline expects the kb to be shipped april. are we still on track for that?   :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Thu, 09 March 2017, 00:13:08
I just realized that the timeline expects the kb to be shipped april. are we still on track for that?   :)

Yea.  :p
I will try to ship out the keyboards in April.  :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Thu, 09 March 2017, 00:14:37
I just realized that the timeline expects the kb to be shipped april. are we still on track for that?   :)

Yea.  :p
I will try to ship out the keyboards in April.  :p

this speed is absolutely insane. thank you!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Photoelectric on Thu, 09 March 2017, 00:33:36
I just realized that the timeline expects the kb to be shipped april. are we still on track for that?   :)

Yea.  :p
I will try to ship out the keyboards in April.  :p

Much excitement!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: gt1989 on Thu, 09 March 2017, 06:33:44
I just realized that the timeline expects the kb to be shipped april. are we still on track for that?   :)

Yea.  :p
I will try to ship out the keyboards in April.  :p

I'm curious how the shipping packaging will be like? Reason I was wondering is because I just saw all the people that are having problems with their Mech27 boards arriving with damages to them.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: notglacier on Thu, 09 March 2017, 06:37:50
I just realized that the timeline expects the kb to be shipped april. are we still on track for that?   :)

Yea.  :p
I will try to ship out the keyboards in April.  :p

Much excitement!

If these get shipped out before May I'm going to be blown away; that speed is ridiculous.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: pixelpusher on Fri, 10 March 2017, 18:52:47
You guys are probably tired of my recent rant but here we go:

Any idea on which direction the switches will face on the PCB?   I ask because I just discovered today that GMK caps do not work on R3 switches where the led faces north (upside down switch placement).  Well, they work, but have a muted bottoming out since the keycap collides with the switch housing. Yes, this is a thing.  Yes I believe thousands of GMK users have overlooked it. Please for the love of god point the switches correctly.  Pretty sure a large chunk of us will be putting GMK sets on here.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Fri, 10 March 2017, 18:58:56
You guys are probably tired of my recent rant but here we go:

Any idea on which direction the switches will face on the PCB?   I ask because I just discovered today that GMK caps do not work on R3 switches where the led faces north (upside down switch placement).  Well, they work, but have a muted bottoming out since the keycap collides with the switch housing. Yes, this is a thing.  Yes I believe thousands of GMK users have overlooked it. Please for the love of god point the switches correctly.  Pretty sure a large chunk of us will be putting GMK sets on here.

Good question. I just assumed they'd be south facing.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Photoelectric on Fri, 10 March 2017, 21:45:48
Usually custom PCBs have LEDs oriented toward you (bottom/south).
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Thu, 16 March 2017, 01:46:28
Just a quick update to keep you guys informed: PayPal has been holding all the money on my account so I had to use my own money to keep things on track. Money was paid for the PCBs and they are already in production. The cases will also go into production shortly so expect everything to be finished by the end of April. I will reply to all the pms soon  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Thu, 16 March 2017, 02:17:05
Just a quick update to keep you guys informed: PayPal has been holding all the money on my account so I had to use my own money to keep things on track. Money was paid for the PCBs and they are already in production. The cases will also go into production shortly so expect everything to be finished by the end of April. I will reply to all the pms soon  :thumb:

There are no words to describe your efforts and actions.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: pixelpusher on Thu, 16 March 2017, 11:06:12
Thanks for the update!

Question: I still need to pay for and get you the design for my custom badge.  How should we do that?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: smittysteve on Thu, 16 March 2017, 11:19:50
Just a quick update to keep you guys informed: PayPal has been holding all the money on my account so I had to use my own money to keep things on track. Money was paid for the PCBs and they are already in production. The cases will also go into production shortly so expect everything to be finished by the end of April. I will reply to all the pms soon  :thumb:

There are no words to describe your efforts and actions.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart

Couldn't agree more! Using your own money to move this along and not delay while sorting out Paypal...?? What the actual f*@#? That is amazing- and sets a new high-water mark for GB's. Really great job, jhoang- been a pleasure so far and I can't freaking wait to see how the boards turn out!! Adding my kind thanks to  CJD_Anthony here... you rock!!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: beamingrobot on Fri, 17 March 2017, 01:24:59
Thanks for being so awesome jhoang, let us know when we should pass you the custom badges :D


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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: ninjadoc on Fri, 17 March 2017, 05:15:33
Just a quick update to keep you guys informed: PayPal has been holding all the money on my account so I had to use my own money to keep things on track. Money was paid for the PCBs and they are already in production. The cases will also go into production shortly so expect everything to be finished by the end of April. I will reply to all the pms soon  :thumb:

I'm PM'ing you about how to get your money quicker. Look for the PM about paypal.

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Photoelectric on Fri, 17 March 2017, 17:18:09
Just a quick update to keep you guys informed: PayPal has been holding all the money on my account so I had to use my own money to keep things on track. Money was paid for the PCBs and they are already in production. The cases will also go into production shortly so expect everything to be finished by the end of April. I will reply to all the pms soon  :thumb:

I'm PM'ing you about how to get your money quicker. Look for the PM about paypal.
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
. . .

Thank you for your dedication to this project, jhoang!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: excluisve on Sat, 18 March 2017, 02:01:51
update some pictures
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: excluisve on Sat, 18 March 2017, 02:08:18
more
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: notglacier on Sat, 18 March 2017, 06:09:03
more

Gosh that looks amazing! So excited.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Sat, 18 March 2017, 11:48:17
Is the acrylic installed in that picture?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: ryptide11 on Sun, 19 March 2017, 04:33:12
pm'd for an address change if possible...
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Tally810 on Sun, 19 March 2017, 15:47:55
If anyone wants to sell their spot shoot me a pm.  Thanks

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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: BunnyLake on Sun, 19 March 2017, 16:09:03
only just saw this board, looks fantastic, congrats to everyone that got in
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Tally810 on Sun, 19 March 2017, 16:20:01
only just saw this board, looks fantastic, congrats to everyone that got in
Yea I love the bottom row it's looking real nice.

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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: alveeno on Sun, 19 March 2017, 17:04:37
Anyone remember what the layout of the bottom row is? 1.5 1.5 1.5 6.25?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: smittysteve on Sun, 19 March 2017, 17:07:15
Anyone remember what the layout of the bottom row is? 1.5 1.5 1.5 6.25?

Winkeyless is 7u/ 1.5u
Standard cool/ funky layout is 6.25/1.25

... I think.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Sun, 19 March 2017, 17:15:55
Anyone remember what the layout of the bottom row is? 1.5 1.5 1.5 6.25?

Winkeyless is 7u/ 1.5u
Standard cool/ funky layout is 6.25/1.25

... I think.

I believe you are correct.

Standard cool/ funky layout: 1.25 - 0.625(?) - 1.25 - 1.25 - 6.25 - 1.25 - 1.25 - 0.625(?) - 1.25
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Mon, 20 March 2017, 18:30:51
wait... SORTING? does that mean manufacturing has been done? thats like way too soon right?

i feel like im taking crazy pills
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Tally810 on Mon, 20 March 2017, 18:31:57
wait... SORTING? does that mean manufacturing has been done? thats like way too soon right?

i feel like im taking crazy pills
And them pills make you want to sell me your spot right?

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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Mon, 20 March 2017, 18:33:34
wait... SORTING? does that mean manufacturing has been done? thats like way too soon right?

i feel like im taking crazy pills

It was updated to "sorting" directly after "invoicing" on 3/8 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87572.msg2378412#msg2378412). They're still manufacturing to my knowledge.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Mon, 20 March 2017, 18:34:05
wait... SORTING? does that mean manufacturing has been done? thats like way too soon right?

i feel like im taking crazy pills
And them pills make you want to sell me your spot right?

Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk

He may not be going *that* crazy =P
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Tally810 on Mon, 20 March 2017, 18:34:34
wait... SORTING? does that mean manufacturing has been done? thats like way too soon right?

i feel like im taking crazy pills
And them pills make you want to sell me your spot right?

Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk

He may not be going *that* crazy =P
Lol :D

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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Mon, 20 March 2017, 21:26:44
I am very on the edge of my seat waiting for this. This is almost as beautiful as the matrix 8XV1.0

I am...very insanely in love with the top row of the Matrix...
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Mon, 20 March 2017, 22:50:03
I am very on the edge of my seat waiting for this. This is almost as beautiful as the matrix 8XV1.0

I am...very insanely in love with the top row of the Matrix...

yes, plus the E8-V1 is programmable - with Bootmapper Client to boot!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: whentheclouds on Mon, 20 March 2017, 23:00:24
anyone knows if the bootmapper client (winkeyless's creation right?) supports linux specific keys? super/meta/etc
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: senter on Thu, 23 March 2017, 09:35:04
pm to you  jhoang.i am a new one
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Unforgivable on Wed, 29 March 2017, 10:57:40
Just a quick update to keep you guys informed: PayPal has been holding all the money on my account so I had to use my own money to keep things on track. Money was paid for the PCBs and they are already in production. The cases will also go into production shortly so expect everything to be finished by the end of April. I will reply to all the pms soon  :thumb:

Hey Jhoang, did you get my message about the color change to White? :(
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: excluisve on Wed, 29 March 2017, 23:43:30
Just a quick update to keep you guys informed: PayPal has been holding all the money on my account so I had to use my own money to keep things on track. Money was paid for the PCBs and they are already in production. The cases will also go into production shortly so expect everything to be finished by the end of April. I will reply to all the pms soon  :thumb:

Hey Jhoang, did you get my message about the color change to White? :(
no worries bro.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: excluisve on Wed, 29 March 2017, 23:50:19
Updata

case is manufacturing
 i will hold all things on track ~  :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: OfTheWild on Thu, 30 March 2017, 00:59:13
Awesome, thank you for the regular updates! I'm getting more and more excited about this design. I can't wait!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: kuang2 on Mon, 03 April 2017, 11:40:48
Hi, I'm Kuang2, member of E-Team. I will take care assembly part for E8-V1. You can read my build log here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=88669.0

We will send assembly invoice to you this week, depending on your request, but i still need more information. Please check your order here: http://kuang2.net/eteam/assem/
You can PM me or jhoang about assembly.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Photoelectric on Mon, 03 April 2017, 12:26:54
Major thanks to the GB organizers for running such a well-organized buy so far.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Butter on Mon, 03 April 2017, 13:48:22
Hi Jhoang, I send you a pm about changing address. Did you get it?


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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Aox on Mon, 03 April 2017, 15:14:34
Excellent, assembly options set, thank you Kuang2!!!!

-Aox
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: pixelpusher on Mon, 03 April 2017, 15:26:07
Did anyone in here ever send custom badge art?  I still need to send in mine but I haven't received a response from PMs.  Need to know dimensions and I need to pay for it still.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: beamingrobot on Mon, 03 April 2017, 17:59:41
Did anyone in here ever send custom badge art?  I still need to send in mine but I haven't received a response from PMs.  Need to know dimensions and I need to pay for it still.

Same here, waiting for replies on this.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: balotelli00 on Mon, 03 April 2017, 22:36:13
Hi,
what's a hot-swappable LEDs?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: whentheclouds on Mon, 03 April 2017, 23:29:33
allows you to swap leds without having to desolder the switch
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: kuang2 on Wed, 05 April 2017, 08:18:24
anyone knows if the bootmapper client (winkeyless's creation right?) supports linux specific keys? super/meta/etc

As I know, there is program for MAC OS. and if you use *nix, you have to come to website, config your keymap, save as as HEX, then flash by HIDBootflash. It will be a little difficult for GUI-only guy, but ez for command-line GEEK.

I am very on the edge of my seat waiting for this. This is almost as beautiful as the matrix 8XV1.0

I am...very insanely in love with the top row of the Matrix...

I will take some more pictures this weekend our E8-V1 beside 8XV1.0 and 1.2.

pm to you  jhoang.i am a new one

Just a quick update to keep you guys informed: PayPal has been holding all the money on my account so I had to use my own money to keep things on track. Money was paid for the PCBs and they are already in production. The cases will also go into production shortly so expect everything to be finished by the end of April. I will reply to all the pms soon  :thumb:

Hey Jhoang, did you get my message about the color change to White? :(


Hi Jhoang, I send you a pm about changing address. Did you get it?


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Don't worry, jhoang read it all.

Did anyone in here ever send custom badge art?  I still need to send in mine but I haven't received a response from PMs.  Need to know dimensions and I need to pay for it still.

Same here, waiting for replies on this.

Did anyone in here ever send custom badge art?  I still need to send in mine but I haven't received a response from PMs.  Need to know dimensions and I need to pay for it still.

We are still here, don't worry  :p
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Post by: Faux on Fri, 07 April 2017, 12:37:53
How durable is the white coating compared to other boards?
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Post by: YH YOON on Sat, 08 April 2017, 05:54:15

April!  ;D ;D :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Sun, 09 April 2017, 11:40:07
Another quick update: Nothing much, just want to show some progress, these are some images I got from the factory, hopefully I'll get more news for you guys soon  :D

More
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Post by: mmdango on Sun, 09 April 2017, 15:08:24
Appreciate the updates jhoang :]
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Post by: pixelpusher on Sun, 09 April 2017, 15:57:22
It looks very nice.

But, for the 4th time now, I ask.  How do we tell you what we want on the badge?  What are the dimension limits of what we can have engraved?  How do we pay you?

Thanks for the updates  :thumb:
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Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Sun, 09 April 2017, 16:51:01
Awesome, we're getting close! Thanks for the update  :thumb:
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Post by: Unforgivable on Sun, 09 April 2017, 17:17:09
Another quick update: Nothing much, just want to show some progress, these are some images I got from the factory, hopefully I'll get more news for you guys soon  :D

More

Looks fantastic!

Will you be updating the spreadsheet for the orders soon?

Your team said via comments that the update was good, but I just want to confirm with you that my case will be ceramic white, and that my extra switch plate will still be Red Aluminum (Not steel). (2x Red aluminum switch plates in total). Thanks! (:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Mon, 10 April 2017, 23:54:40
It looks very nice.

But, for the 4th time now, I ask.  How do we tell you what we want on the badge?  What are the dimension limits of what we can have engraved?  How do we pay you?

Thanks for the updates  :thumb:

Another quick update: Nothing much, just want to show some progress, these are some images I got from the factory, hopefully I'll get more news for you guys soon  :D

More

Looks fantastic!

Will you be updating the spreadsheet for the orders soon?

Your team said via comments that the update was good, but I just want to confirm with you that my case will be ceramic white, and that my extra switch plate will still be Red Aluminum (Not steel). (2x Red aluminum switch plates in total). Thanks! (:

Sorry to both you guys for late response, for the custom badge I'll get back to you once I have confirmation from E. But you can submit your design to me and I'll forward it, a simple logo with a few texts should be no problem, complicated designs need to be double-checked because the results may come out not very good.

Yes Unforgivable I have noted down all the changes after the GB closed in a separated spreadsheet to send to the factory. Will be updating in the main sheet soon :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Aperture_Sci on Tue, 11 April 2017, 18:54:31
I remember in the initial google doc we were supposed to provide the link of what we wanted for custom engraving - I remember putting a link with text on it and picking out the font. Right?
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Post by: Photoelectric on Tue, 11 April 2017, 19:46:20
I remember in the initial google doc we were supposed to provide the link of what we wanted for custom engraving - I remember putting a link with text on it and picking out the font. Right?

Perhaps just PM jhoang with your preferred text and/or hosted image (via imgur, google drive, onedrive, etc.)   That's what I did before the GB closed--I never noticed a dedicated link to submit that information.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Aperture_Sci on Wed, 12 April 2017, 16:25:47
It looks very nice.

But, for the 4th time now, I ask.  How do we tell you what we want on the badge?  What are the dimension limits of what we can have engraved?  How do we pay you?

Thanks for the updates  :thumb:

Another quick update: Nothing much, just want to show some progress, these are some images I got from the factory, hopefully I'll get more news for you guys soon  :D

More

Looks fantastic!

Will you be updating the spreadsheet for the orders soon?

Your team said via comments that the update was good, but I just want to confirm with you that my case will be ceramic white, and that my extra switch plate will still be Red Aluminum (Not steel). (2x Red aluminum switch plates in total). Thanks! (:

Sorry to both you guys for late response, for the custom badge I'll get back to you once I have confirmation from E. But you can submit your design to me and I'll forward it, a simple logo with a few texts should be no problem, complicated designs need to be double-checked because the results may come out not very good.

Yes Unforgivable I have noted down all the changes after the GB closed in a separated spreadsheet to send to the factory. Will be updating in the main sheet soon :thumb:


I have sent you a PM jhoang :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Wed, 12 April 2017, 18:35:05
So.. making sure im reading this correctly, all the submissions we sent for custom badges/nameplates can be edited and customized at a later date?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Aox on Wed, 12 April 2017, 22:17:40
I'm pretty sure it is, but just to make sure, the LED backlighting you can turn on and off, correct?

Can RGB LED's be put in for backlighting?  It looks like the firmware supports it, is that correct, or is that just for the bottom sidelighting?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Ser[A]ph on Fri, 14 April 2017, 05:50:55
Were all the invoices for assembly stage finally out, jhoang bro :D
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Post by: gt1989 on Fri, 14 April 2017, 05:56:28
Were all the invoices for assembly stage finally out, jhoang bro :D
I haven't received mine, if they have gone out already.

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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: alveeno on Fri, 14 April 2017, 22:48:44
I'm pretty sure it is, but just to make sure, the LED backlighting you can turn on and off, correct?

Can RGB LED's be put in for backlighting?  It looks like the firmware supports it, is that correct, or is that just for the bottom sidelighting?

Should be just for the bottom sidelighting, and led backlight can be turned on and off.

This may be inaccurate but it's what I understand
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Fri, 14 April 2017, 23:15:21
interested to see how the micro-arc anodization is going with the factory
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Post by: Aox on Sat, 15 April 2017, 12:04:12
I'm pretty sure it is, but just to make sure, the LED backlighting you can turn on and off, correct?

Can RGB LED's be put in for backlighting?  It looks like the firmware supports it, is that correct, or is that just for the bottom sidelighting?

Should be just for the bottom sidelighting, and led backlight can be turned on and off.

This may be inaccurate but it's what I understand

Ok, right on, that's what I understand as well.  I'm not a huge fan of LED backlighting, and when I do use it, it's red, so I ordered red, but I'd like to be able to turn it off.

Does anyone else know if RGB Led's are compatible with the key backlight sockets?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Photoelectric on Sat, 15 April 2017, 12:21:50
I doubt it, RGB LEDs use more than 2 pins.  It would be specially advertised here if this keyboard were RGB LED-compatible. 

This will probably be the regular kind of PCB where there are preinstalled RGB LEDs on the underside for underglow and then 2 holes per switch for normal LEDs for top side illumination.  All custom keyboards with LEDs so far have had the option to turn LEDs on and off.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Aox on Sun, 16 April 2017, 18:33:36
Awesome info, that answers all my questions, I was not aware the RGB led's were three conductor, but that makes sense, you have to control them somehow separate from voltage.

Thanks a ton.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: pixelpusher on Fri, 21 April 2017, 10:07:20
jhoang,

I sent you a PM about custom badge file.   :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Darthbaggins on Fri, 21 April 2017, 18:29:08
Will there be another GB opportunity for one of these KB's? Love the look and options.
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Post by: excluisve on Sat, 22 April 2017, 00:09:05
Perhaps it will have .
  join us hope it not late. :D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: YH YOON on Sun, 23 April 2017, 10:42:25
pm'd!  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Faux on Sun, 23 April 2017, 15:46:43
Does it look like we are on track for the april ship date?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: kuang2 on Mon, 24 April 2017, 21:27:12
Does it look like we are on track for the april ship date?
:thumb:

Will there be another GB opportunity for one of these KB's? Love the look and options.
we are still on researching for more and more keyboard. can you suggest us something that make next E-Team's keyboard really crazy?

(http://i.imgur.com/FBbReU1.png)


Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: gt1989 on Mon, 24 April 2017, 21:32:39
Are you still planning on having a group buy for the numpad?

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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: excluisve on Mon, 24 April 2017, 21:58:15
Yep ,it will have
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Post by: gt1989 on Mon, 24 April 2017, 22:02:00
Yep ,it will have
Any general idea when that will happen?

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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 25 April 2017, 09:05:48
Does anyone have an email for jhoang?  If so, can you PM it to me.   :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: TerryMathews on Tue, 25 April 2017, 21:22:26
Yep ,it will have

Please offer a few units in MAO finish. I need one to match my E8 badly.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: smittysteve on Tue, 25 April 2017, 21:23:33
Yep ,it will have

Please offer a few units in MAO finish. I need one to match my E8 badly.  :thumb:

+1 for this!!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: mmdango on Thu, 27 April 2017, 02:07:06
4 more days until end of April... No invoices for assembly yet, but can't imagine you guys starting it before getting paid for it...

Is there a more detailed status update we can get?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: whentheclouds on Thu, 27 April 2017, 02:55:37
shipping in April for unassembled orders is my guess
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Post by: scttooo on Thu, 27 April 2017, 07:25:48
Has anyone been able to get a hold of jhoang lately? I tried PMing here and reddit with no luck. I'm moving tomorrow and dont want my keyboard to get shipped to my old address.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: pixelpusher on Thu, 27 April 2017, 09:29:42
Has anyone been able to get a hold of jhoang lately? I tried PMing here and reddit with no luck. I'm moving tomorrow and dont want my keyboard to get shipped to my old address.

I've been trying and cannot get a response.  I assume he's just busy but I'm anxious to hear back from him
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: excluisve on Thu, 27 April 2017, 22:11:58
4 more days until end of April... No invoices for assembly yet, but can't imagine you guys starting it before getting paid for it...

Is there a more detailed status update we can get?
NO,worries bro .
jhoang had said paypal  hold the money last month those was out of our planning .
 that is why had delay .
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: excluisve on Thu, 27 April 2017, 22:14:40
Has anyone been able to get a hold of jhoang lately? I tried PMing here and reddit with no luck. I'm moving tomorrow and dont want my keyboard to get shipped to my old address.
post u address here or PM me :D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: excluisve on Thu, 27 April 2017, 22:25:06
Hello guys
   some things wanna tell you ,i will update more details about the keyboard .
   we are always on the road, for those make yours keyboard more perfect .
   it could be better than prototype.
   thanks all.
 
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Unforgivable on Thu, 27 April 2017, 23:16:49
Hello guys
   some things wanna tell you ,i will update more details about the keyboard .
   we are always on the road, for those make yours keyboard more perfect .
   it could be better than prototype.
   thanks all.

New details? Don't tease us!  :'(

So excited for this board! Not sure about the news you have but it sounds awesome. (:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: mmdango on Thu, 27 April 2017, 23:55:19
4 more days until end of April... No invoices for assembly yet, but can't imagine you guys starting it before getting paid for it...

Is there a more detailed status update we can get?
NO,worries bro .
jhoang had said paypal  hold the money last month those was out of our planning .
 that is why had delay .

Thanks for the update! Sorry for being so antsy >_< just so excited for this keyboard
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: notglacier on Fri, 28 April 2017, 09:06:23
Hello Kuang2, I pm'd you about a change in my assembly option! It's not letting me change it anymore so I'm sending the details to you instead.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Fri, 28 April 2017, 12:31:30
Hello guys
   some things wanna tell you ,i will update more details about the keyboard .
   we are always on the road, for those make yours keyboard more perfect .
   it could be better than prototype.
   thanks all.
 


so.. does that mean there will be an update soon?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: excluisve on Fri, 28 April 2017, 21:53:10
Guys have any idea PM me is ok 
     i will reply at once  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: onmybikedrunk on Fri, 28 April 2017, 23:20:19
If anyone is selling PM me.  :-\
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Faux on Sun, 30 April 2017, 20:32:45
Now that it's the last day of April, were the E8-V1 shipped out? If not, could we get a status update  :D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Sun, 30 April 2017, 21:02:02
Now that it's the last day of April, were the E8-V1 shipped out? If not, could we get a status update  :D

As Faux said, a status update would be nice.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Mon, 01 May 2017, 06:17:51
Now that it's the last day of April, were the E8-V1 shipped out? If not, could we get a status update  :D

As Faux said, a status update would be nice.

Hey guys, jhoang here. Sorry I haven't logged in GH recently, shipping time will be delayed to late May/early June. Machining for the keyboards is 2/3 done, I will update some photos here once it's complete. Also, some invoices for assembly has been sent and kuang2 is preparing/sourcing the components. I'm sorry we couldn't have the GB finished by the expected timeline and due to my personal work I couldn't provide enough updates or answered your pms in a timely manner. It was mostly me communicating with Exclusive but don't worry, I got help from some friends and all your changes were noted in a separate spreadsheet, will reply and confirm them right now
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Mon, 01 May 2017, 06:28:28
Regarding the pms about extras I will check and post it here later as there were some units from unpaid orders still being produced.

For now, order #11 (mrboovn) is up for grabs. PM me your info (pp email, name, shipping address, phone number) if you are interested.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: deleonhle on Mon, 01 May 2017, 08:05:31
Should we still pm you with files for the weight/name plates?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Mon, 01 May 2017, 08:19:08
Should we still pm you with files for the weight/name plates?
yes I got some files that you guys have sent here and will send them to Exclusive, if there's something needed to be change I will contact you back
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Unforgivable on Mon, 01 May 2017, 08:24:34
Should we still pm you with files for the weight/name plates?

Wait, we were able to customize the weight too?  :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: onmybikedrunk on Mon, 01 May 2017, 10:11:58
PM'd over spot 11. 
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: KetchyKech on Mon, 01 May 2017, 10:14:37
April has come n' gone! Any rough estimates as to when shipping would start  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: gt1989 on Mon, 01 May 2017, 10:32:28
Now that it's the last day of April, were the E8-V1 shipped out? If not, could we get a status update  :D

As Faux said, a status update would be nice.

Hey guys, jhoang here. Sorry I haven't logged in GH recently, shipping time will be delayed to late May/early June. Machining for the keyboards is 2/3 done, I will update some photos here once it's complete. Also, some invoices for assembly has been sent and kuang2 is preparing/sourcing the components. I'm sorry we couldn't have the GB finished by the expected timeline and due to my personal work I couldn't provide enough updates or answered your pms in a timely manner. It was mostly me communicating with Exclusive but don't worry, I got help from some friends and all your changes were noted in a separate spreadsheet, will reply and confirm them right now

Thanks for the update Jhoang, I'm pretty excited for this since this will be my first ever custom board. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: pixelpusher on Mon, 01 May 2017, 10:42:19
Should we still pm you with files for the weight/name plates?
yes I got some files that you guys have sent here and will send them to Exclusive, if there's something needed to be change I will contact you back

PMd you my file for the badge, sir.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Aperture_Sci on Mon, 01 May 2017, 14:28:35
I know the original timeline showed shipping in April, what is the updated shipping date? ANy idea? :) Super duper excited for this one.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: deleonhle on Mon, 01 May 2017, 16:35:41
I know the original timeline showed shipping in April, what is the updated shipping date? ANy idea? :) Super duper excited for this one.

said late may early june in earlier post
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: ak_xf1re on Tue, 02 May 2017, 11:14:17
Now that it's the last day of April, were the E8-V1 shipped out? If not, could we get a status update  :D

As Faux said, a status update would be nice.

Hey guys, jhoang here. Sorry I haven't logged in GH recently, shipping time will be delayed to late May/early June. Machining for the keyboards is 2/3 done, I will update some photos here once it's complete. Also, some invoices for assembly has been sent and kuang2 is preparing/sourcing the components. I'm sorry we couldn't have the GB finished by the expected timeline and due to my personal work I couldn't provide enough updates or answered your pms in a timely manner. It was mostly me communicating with Exclusive but don't worry, I got help from some friends and all your changes were noted in a separate spreadsheet, will reply and confirm them right now

I've also pmed you the font file for the engraving  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Thu, 04 May 2017, 22:04:33
Progress  :-*
[attachimg=1]

[attachimg=2]
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Thu, 04 May 2017, 22:46:38
Progress  :-*
(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)

Woot! I love seeing early pictures =D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Aperture_Sci on Sat, 06 May 2017, 01:28:48
It's happening! :eek: :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Aox on Wed, 10 May 2017, 18:06:38
What's the current info on assembly?  I've still yet to receive an assembly invoice. 

-Aox
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Photoelectric on Wed, 10 May 2017, 18:10:48
Progress  :-*
(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)

Much excite!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Wed, 10 May 2017, 18:51:58
any pictures of the founders edition cases - the ones with Plasma Micro-arc Oxidization?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Photoelectric on Wed, 10 May 2017, 19:09:43
I'm guessing the cases are not yet in the anodizing/oxidation phase if that unfinished photo was posted on May 4.  They could still be awaiting sandblasting.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Wed, 10 May 2017, 23:08:29
dunno how anyone could think these would be shipped by april... brb, adjusting my expectations
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: excluisve on Thu, 11 May 2017, 01:00:15
PROGRESS

hey guys ,i am trying my best to make it better
 those picture were i took from factory
 i am waiting for the table which included you guys nameplate texts in hurry.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: excluisve on Thu, 11 May 2017, 01:04:06
dunno how anyone could think these would be shipped by april... brb, adjusting my expectations

all the ppl wants it .i have explained it before .paypal hold the money that is why we cant on process
 that is all wish you guys could understanding me .i had do all  trying
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Thu, 11 May 2017, 01:16:45
dunno how anyone could think these would be shipped by april... brb, adjusting my expectations

all the ppl wants it .i have explained it before .paypal hold the money that is why we cant on process
 that is all wish you guys could understanding me .i had do all  trying

no worries man, thank you for your work!!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Thu, 11 May 2017, 09:58:06
dunno how anyone could think these would be shipped by april... brb, adjusting my expectations

all the ppl wants it .i have explained it before .paypal hold the money that is why we cant on process
 that is all wish you guys could understanding me .i had do all  trying

you guys are doing a great job with this group buy. april was a very tough goal to set for delivering everything. there are always delays with group buys, but all the updates and progress pictures help quell my anxiety. cant wait to see more!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sat, 13 May 2017, 09:52:01
PM sent,whnever u can get around to it, JHoang
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Post by: jhoang on Mon, 15 May 2017, 20:07:32
PM sent,whnever u can get around to it, JHoang

Got it! :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Mon, 15 May 2017, 20:09:22
All parts have been CNCed!
Start doing microarc oxidation today.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: gt1989 on Mon, 15 May 2017, 20:10:49
All parts have been CNCed!
Start doing microarc oxidation today.  :thumb:

Thanks for the update, I'm so hyped for this board.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: beamingrobot on Mon, 15 May 2017, 20:57:47
All parts have been CNCed!
Start doing microarc oxidation today.  :thumb:

YASSSSSSSSSSSSS
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: smittysteve on Mon, 15 May 2017, 21:00:21
All parts have been CNCed!
Start doing microarc oxidation today.  :thumb:

Oh man, that's a great update!! Can't freaking wait to see how that turns out.

Thanks for the quick work and updates jhoang and colleagues- terrific gb so far!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Photoelectric on Mon, 15 May 2017, 21:05:03
Looking forward to more in-progress photos!
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Post by: Aperture_Sci on Wed, 17 May 2017, 13:56:51
I am super excited for this build, and even more excited I was lucky enough to get in on the founders edition. Only thing I'm regretting is not getting the white - I think that is going to look super sexy, however, my dark grey won't look too shabby either.

Great job running this GB so far, the pictures make everything even more cooler!
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Post by: CJD_Anthony on Wed, 17 May 2017, 14:11:30
I am super excited for this build, and even more excited I was lucky enough to get in on the founders edition. Only thing I'm regretting is not getting the white - I think that is going to look super sexy, however, my dark grey won't look too shabby either.

Great job running this GB so far, the pictures make everything even more cooler!

Same here i am quite excited to throw my gmk classic retro on this
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Thu, 18 May 2017, 02:58:57
(http://i.imgur.com/MJaFlmA.jpg)

in-progress photo!  :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Gajible on Thu, 18 May 2017, 03:51:58
 :cool:
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/MJaFlmA.jpg)


in-progress photo!  :p

Oh my damn. <3 💕
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Photoelectric on Thu, 18 May 2017, 09:29:48
Thank you for sharing!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Thu, 18 May 2017, 12:32:00
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/MJaFlmA.jpg)


in-progress photo!  :p

Ooh, awesome! Can't wait to see that in brass... in person =D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sun, 21 May 2017, 16:50:13
Got an invoice for an additional amount, any idea what this is for?


Edit: it was for assembly services.. i dont recall signing up for assembly :/
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Sun, 21 May 2017, 16:57:57
Got an invoice for an additional amount, any idea what this is for?


Edit: it was for assembly services.. i dont recall signing up for assembly :/

It seems you ordered fully turned switches without assembly.  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sun, 21 May 2017, 16:59:14
Got an invoice for an additional amount, any idea what this is for?


Edit: it was for assembly services.. i dont recall signing up for assembly :/

It seems you ordered fully turned switches without assembly.  ;D


...okay im in
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Sun, 21 May 2017, 17:08:51
Got an invoice for an additional amount, any idea what this is for?


Edit: it was for assembly services.. i dont recall signing up for assembly :/

It seems you ordered fully turned switches without assembly.  ;D


...okay im in
:thumb: You will have all parts for assembly. Just need to solder...  :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Sun, 21 May 2017, 17:10:28
Just sent the invoices for assembly services.
Please check it out.

I will create another table later.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: gt1989 on Sun, 21 May 2017, 17:12:37
I don't think my assembly invoice reflects my change of choice of switches. Originally I had gateron browns but I changed them to mod m switches.

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Sun, 21 May 2017, 17:38:50
I don't think my assembly invoice reflects my change of choice of switches. Originally I had gateron browns but I changed them to mod m switches.

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk

Hey there, please PM me. It's my mistake.  :D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sun, 21 May 2017, 17:41:44
Got an invoice for an additional amount, any idea what this is for?


Edit: it was for assembly services.. i dont recall signing up for assembly :/

It seems you ordered fully turned switches without assembly.  ;D


...okay im in
:thumb: You will have all parts for assembly. Just need to solder...  :p

Also, I sent a PM asking about what I'm getting exactly as there have been some communicaton errors in the past. Can you PM me EXACTLY what it is i should be expecting to receive? what weights, name plates, etc.?

This would be really helpful!

Thank you :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Sun, 21 May 2017, 21:36:57
Please check your assembly options here: http://kuang2.net/eteam/assem/
Spreadsheet is not effective anymore for assemble.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Aox on Mon, 22 May 2017, 00:18:34
My assembly invoice amount does not match my selection options amount, could you please verify and reinvoice?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: ntitco1 on Mon, 22 May 2017, 01:04:53
Please check your assembly options here: http://kuang2.net/eteam/assem/
Spreadsheet is not effective anymore for assemble.  :thumb:
Paid  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Aox on Mon, 22 May 2017, 01:37:07
Got the updates, and paid, thank you!!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Slash Emperor on Mon, 22 May 2017, 09:24:21
My apologies, just updated my assembly options on the page to change the stabs.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: excluisve on Tue, 23 May 2017, 03:15:40
 :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: kuang2 on Wed, 24 May 2017, 06:31:57
[attachimg=1]

teaser :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: anhkieet on Wed, 24 May 2017, 06:37:18
(Attachment Link)

teaser :p

It's awesome :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: notglacier on Wed, 24 May 2017, 07:08:44
(Attachment Link)

teaser :p

that's not the e8-v1 right? the bezels seem to be thicker
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: pixelpusher on Wed, 24 May 2017, 07:25:37

that's not the e8-v1 right? the bezels seem to be thicker

I do believe that's the e8 but I don't see a case badge on the top right and i sure hope it doesn't have that logo above the arrow cluster.  Not a fan of that particular engraving, but the case looks very nice. 
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Wed, 24 May 2017, 07:36:35
(Attachment Link)

teaser :p

that's not the e8-v1 right? the bezels seem to be thicker

It's not. The blocker is too wide, and there are only 2 keys to the right of the spacebar, not three.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Photoelectric on Wed, 24 May 2017, 08:09:33
(Attachment Link)

teaser :p

I don't know what that is, but that's a gorgeous color!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: pixelpusher on Wed, 24 May 2017, 09:16:42
(Attachment Link)

teaser :p

that's not the e8-v1 right? the bezels seem to be thicker

It's not. The blocker is too wide, and there are only 2 keys to the right of the spacebar, not three.

Yes, you are right. It is the same keyboard that is in jhoang's profile.  Not sure what it is, but I really like how deeply inset the switches are. :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Wed, 24 May 2017, 09:19:25
(Attachment Link)

teaser :p

that's not the e8-v1 right? the bezels seem to be thicker

It's not. The blocker is too wide, and there are only 2 keys to the right of the spacebar, not three.

Yes, you are right. It is the same keyboard that is in jhoang's profile.  Not sure what it is, but I really like how deeply inset the switches are. :)

Actually, I dont think that is the same keyboard. I think the keyboard in jhoangs profile is the 8XV1.0
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Wed, 24 May 2017, 09:35:41
So is the E8-V1 currently in production or not
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: StickyBlueJuice on Wed, 24 May 2017, 09:39:38
So is the E8-V1 currently in production or not
No GB is currently running for it.
I'd keep an eye on this thread for updates.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Wed, 24 May 2017, 09:41:55
So is the E8-V1 currently in production or not

Its finishing up at the factory and should be shipping to jhoang end of this month. Shipping to those who didnt opt for assembly will be immediately after. Those who opted for assembly will receive theirs 2 weeks or so later!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: whentheclouds on Wed, 24 May 2017, 09:52:21
not all invoices have went out right?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: kuang2 on Wed, 24 May 2017, 13:07:26

Its finishing up at the factory and should be shipping to jhoang end of this month. Shipping to those who didnt opt for assembly will be immediately after. Those who opted for assembly will receive theirs 2 weeks or so later!

Thanks for your update

not all invoices have went out right?

yes, we have to check all assembly invoice before send out.

Next E-Team Project will be a 60% keyboard, which we work on more than 1 year.

(http://i.imgur.com/RUZhBka.png)

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: pixelpusher on Wed, 24 May 2017, 15:27:22

Its finishing up at the factory and should be shipping to jhoang end of this month. Shipping to those who didnt opt for assembly will be immediately after. Those who opted for assembly will receive theirs 2 weeks or so later!

Thanks for your update

not all invoices have went out right?

yes, we have to check all assembly invoice before send out.

Next E-Team Project will be a 60% keyboard, which we work on more than 1 year.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/RUZhBka.png)


Welp, sign me up!  Can't wait to see it.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Faux on Wed, 24 May 2017, 17:16:44
AFAIK the E8-V1 didn't have writing above the arrow cluster, but I might be wrong.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: beamingrobot on Wed, 24 May 2017, 21:01:02
Sent a PM about assembly  :D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: excluisve on Fri, 26 May 2017, 23:23:55
nope is myself keyboard  :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: kuang2 on Sat, 27 May 2017, 06:42:27
Harvesting Vintage Black for E8-V1 Assembly

(http://i.imgur.com/w8uUT96.jpg)

This is Cherry G80-0577 keyboard, 8/1986

(http://i.imgur.com/yibVG9t.jpg)

All switches was pcb mount, come with diode inside. I love to see big logo on top cover.

(http://i.imgur.com/JmrKyGS.jpg)

Switches will be clear in ultrasonic cleaner then test beforce lube and solder
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: patchworks on Sat, 27 May 2017, 21:02:44
Can I pay my paypal invoice for the assembly by june?  I get paid on the 31st
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: beamingrobot on Sat, 27 May 2017, 21:41:51
Still waiting on assembly invoice :3


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Sun, 28 May 2017, 14:45:18
Can I pay my paypal invoice for the assembly by june?  I get paid on the 31st

sure  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Sun, 28 May 2017, 14:48:16
Order E11 (Founder dark grey) and E96 (dark grey) are up for grabs. Pm me if you are interested

The keyboards are still being anodized, I will post updates here as soon as I receive news from factory
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: onmybikedrunk on Sun, 28 May 2017, 14:50:28
WAIT!  You never invoiced me for that order!  You told me **2 weeks ago** that you would send it "soon" and I never got an invoice, now you're giving my order away?


From you:
Hey there, I got your order. I was so busy these days so I have not sent the invoice yet. I will send inovoice soon! Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Sun, 28 May 2017, 14:52:29
WAIT!  You never invoiced me for that order!  You told me **2 weeks ago** that you would send it "soon" and I never got an invoice, now you're giving my order away?


From you:
Hey there, I got your order. I was so busy these days so I have not sent the invoice yet. I will send inovoice soon! Thanks!

umm pretty sure I sent you an invoice 5 days ago but nvm let's just work it out. Sorry for the inconvenience
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: BunnyLake on Sun, 28 May 2017, 14:53:12
this board is stunning, cant wait to see all the pics people put up when they start to arrive
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: onmybikedrunk on Sun, 28 May 2017, 14:54:09
WAIT!  You never invoiced me for that order!  You told me **2 weeks ago** that you would send it "soon" and I never got an invoice, now you're giving my order away?


From you:
Hey there, I got your order. I was so busy these days so I have not sent the invoice yet. I will send inovoice soon! Thanks!

umm pretty sure I sent you an invoice 5 days ago but nvm let's just work it out. Sorry for the inconvenience
I have no pending invoices.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Sun, 28 May 2017, 14:56:52
WAIT!  You never invoiced me for that order!  You told me **2 weeks ago** that you would send it "soon" and I never got an invoice, now you're giving my order away?


From you:
Hey there, I got your order. I was so busy these days so I have not sent the invoice yet. I will send inovoice soon! Thanks!

umm pretty sure I sent you an invoice 5 days ago but nvm let's just work it out. Sorry for the inconvenience

Oh no I'm terrible sorry, I actually sent your invoice to a different email address  :confused: I'll have it sorted out for you don't worry.

order E96 is still available though in case anyone wants to opt in
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: onmybikedrunk on Sun, 28 May 2017, 14:59:50
All good man!  Thanks!  I'm really looking forward to this one!


EDIT: All paid up! **PHEW**  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: alveeno on Mon, 29 May 2017, 22:23:43
All good man!  Thanks!  I'm really looking forward to this one!


EDIT: All paid up! **PHEW**  :thumb:

close call :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: excluisve on Fri, 02 June 2017, 07:13:16
Some pictures  take from me .
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: smittysteve on Fri, 02 June 2017, 09:14:45
Holy smokes... that is gorgeous!!!!

Thanks for the pics!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Fri, 02 June 2017, 10:39:07
Some pictures  take from me .

Shiit. Now I'm really regretting not getting the white =/
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: afrokobe on Fri, 02 June 2017, 11:00:57
what is the new timeline now?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Fri, 02 June 2017, 11:22:29
Some pictures  take from me .


this is the MaO surface treatment, right? stunning. cannot wait to get my hands on it
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Photoelectric on Fri, 02 June 2017, 12:03:25
Some pictures  take from me .

Beautiful!  Can't wait to see all the colors!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: OfTheWild on Sat, 03 June 2017, 01:11:40
man i wish i had gotten the white. that looks great
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Aperture_Sci on Sun, 04 June 2017, 00:51:27
So excited - what is the updated ETA for getting these?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Mon, 05 June 2017, 19:23:52
how about an update on the custom engraving for the case badges? this is another item that i think is going to delay shipping
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Mon, 05 June 2017, 21:56:14
soooooooooooo excited. sooooo so excited
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: mmdango on Tue, 06 June 2017, 02:05:04
+1 on the regrets on not getting the white X_X
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Tue, 06 June 2017, 17:47:43
+1 on the regrets on not getting the white X_X

Oh well, next time eh?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Tue, 06 June 2017, 17:59:45
+1 on the regrets on not getting the white X_X

Oh well, next time eh?

boom. roasted
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Photoelectric on Tue, 06 June 2017, 18:08:22
I have no regrets about not going with white.  Team "Color" represent!  (But seriously, white is cool.  I just happen to like the glowing color-shifting look of regular anodized aluminum).
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: senter on Thu, 08 June 2017, 03:55:06
woo~love this board.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: afrokobe on Thu, 08 June 2017, 09:19:58
do we know when these will start shipping?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: senter on Thu, 08 June 2017, 21:32:53
i have pm
after 3 days starting shipping
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Thu, 08 June 2017, 23:26:07
i have pm
after 3 days starting shipping

 :eek: monday!?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: afrokobe on Fri, 09 June 2017, 06:32:15
i have pm
after 3 days starting shipping

 :eek: monday!?
If it is Monday, that would be awesome :O
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: anhkieet on Fri, 09 June 2017, 08:44:49
It will be shipped from China to Vietnam on Sunday. Then Worldwide
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: zoomwalt on Fri, 09 June 2017, 12:40:14
Hi e-team. I updated order 87's assembly options. Did you receive it? I was busy a few weeks ago and didn't see the paypal invoice at the time. Can you re-invoice for the updated amount?

Thank you
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: sherryton on Fri, 09 June 2017, 17:08:09
Can I pay my paypal invoice for the assembly by june?  I get paid on the 31st

sure  :thumb:

hey jhoang, were you able to get my message or order?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Thu, 15 June 2017, 13:32:55
eagerly awaiting pictures!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: Aperture_Sci on Fri, 16 June 2017, 08:35:14
Any update?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Sun, 18 June 2017, 03:59:51
HEY GUYS!!!

I was so busy last 2 weeks.

Today, I want to inform everyone that E8 will be delivered to my house tomorrow!

I will reply to your PMs soon.

So sorry for the delay!

Name plate:
(http://i.imgur.com/dvY2ukP.jpg)

Packages from Exclusive in China:
(http://i.imgur.com/zLJ9kyk.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Sun, 18 June 2017, 04:00:32
Can I pay my paypal invoice for the assembly by june?  I get paid on the 31st

sure  :thumb:

hey jhoang, were you able to get my message or order?

I will reply you soon  :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sun, 18 June 2017, 04:09:45
HEY GUYS!!!

I was so busy last 2 weeks.

Today, I want to inform everyone that E8 will be delivered to my house tomorrow!

I will reply to your PMs soon.

So sorry for the delay!

Name plate:
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/dvY2ukP.jpg)


Packages from Exclusive in China:
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/zLJ9kyk.jpg)



yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING
Post by: jhoang on Sun, 18 June 2017, 04:22:06
HEY GUYS!!!

I was so busy last 2 weeks.

Today, I want to inform everyone that E8 will be delivered to my house tomorrow! Me and and some friends will be doing QC one more time as well as sorting the boards for you guys, hopefully everything will be as expected

I will reply to your PMs soon.

So sorry for the delay!

Name plate:
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/dvY2ukP.jpg)


Packages from Exclusive in China:
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/zLJ9kyk.jpg)

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: beamingrobot on Sun, 18 June 2017, 07:10:50
Jhoang PM'd you some time back about my assembly invoice :3


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Photoelectric on Sun, 18 June 2017, 11:25:38
Sweet!  Thank you for the update pictures.  Looking forward to seeing my board!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Vloshko on Sun, 18 June 2017, 23:20:01
My heart is beating out of my chest
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: afrokobe on Mon, 19 June 2017, 08:47:41
how soon should we expect boards without assembly be shipped to us?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: jhoang on Tue, 20 June 2017, 02:22:50
I got the boards!

(http://i.imgur.com/6WSYaV9.jpg)


Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: jhoang on Tue, 20 June 2017, 02:27:00
how soon should we expect boards without assembly be shipped to us?

Mid July.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: deleonhle on Tue, 20 June 2017, 03:28:53
Awesome! Do you think you could show some of the custom name plates jhoang? Or are they not finished yet
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: notglacier on Tue, 20 June 2017, 03:31:29
Thanks for the updates! Excited to see how the gray one is going to turn out.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Enz0man on Tue, 20 June 2017, 09:33:12
I'm so excited omg  ;D
I just really hope it gets to me before the Seattle meetup.....
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: jhoang on Tue, 20 June 2017, 09:47:31
UPDATE:
I have a bad news for you guys.  :-[ The plates are wrong... I need to re-make all of them... I'm asking the factory for the timeline.  :-[


The image of the case by colors:
Rose Gold:
(http://i.imgur.com/nvoxK9u.jpg)

Brown:
(http://i.imgur.com/bcFIoPp.jpg)

Purple:
(http://i.imgur.com/70oiJZ8.jpg)


White:
(http://i.imgur.com/2zPjvbJ.jpg)

Dark Grey:
(http://i.imgur.com/SMA94nj.jpg)


Silver:
(http://i.imgur.com/kfZl1Bu.jpg)

Black:
(http://i.imgur.com/pT7BceZ.jpg)

Blue:
(http://i.imgur.com/lK6gLV2.jpg)

Dark Blue:
(http://i.imgur.com/QXECHhg.jpg)

Green:
(http://i.imgur.com/YijlpVh.jpg)

All boards:
(http://i.imgur.com/kYaOMvs.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: gt1989 on Tue, 20 June 2017, 09:53:12
Sucks about the plates being wrong, but the colors look great. Too bad I didn't have enough money at the time to buy 2 boards, because I love the blue color board.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: smittysteve on Tue, 20 June 2017, 09:57:40
Holy smokes, jhoang!! Those colors are stunning!! I could not be happier with the way the white came out... but MAN- that green and that purple and that brown and that blue!!!  EEEEEEK I want all of them!!  :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Tue, 20 June 2017, 12:25:49
Anyone wanna switch white for my blue top & dark grey bottom? :O
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Butter on Tue, 20 June 2017, 15:05:38
What happen to Pink Magenta?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Tue, 20 June 2017, 15:35:54
honestly, some of these lookin pretty scuffed up. i hope replacements are being made for anything with a scratch on it...
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: riotonthebay on Tue, 20 June 2017, 16:07:17
honestly, some of these lookin pretty scuffed up. i hope replacements are being made for anything with a scratch on it...

Some look dusty, but I don't see any with scratches.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Puddsy on Tue, 20 June 2017, 16:17:00
honestly, some of these lookin pretty scuffed up. i hope replacements are being made for anything with a scratch on it...

Some look dusty, but I don't see any with scratches.

^
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Tue, 20 June 2017, 16:22:51
dusty? ok, maybe. but those green and blue cases look like they have scratches on them. maybe its just the pic, maybe its just a hair...
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Puddsy on Tue, 20 June 2017, 16:26:01
dusty? ok, maybe. but those green and blue cases look like they have scratches on them. maybe its just the pic, maybe its just a hair...

circle it so i can see what you're looking at

it all looks like dust to me
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Tue, 20 June 2017, 16:35:36
lol i dont think that's necessary. just want to make sure we are not going to receive damaged goods, which was an issue in a recent group buy
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: iamacicada on Wed, 21 June 2017, 00:15:28
I paid a visit to jhoang's house a couple of days ago and was really impressed with the white E8, super clean looking and for some reason the MAO surface kinda feels a little smoother than that of the Abel.

(http://i.imgur.com/aI85Snh.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Wed, 21 June 2017, 14:58:26
That blue color seems more cyan than blue. I was hoping for the blue in the sample photos.  :(

Hopefully it's just the lighting
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: JDragon on Mon, 26 June 2017, 12:16:52
Any update on plate timeline?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Mon, 26 June 2017, 19:13:57
i know its a little soon for this, but is there any news about planning a gb for matching numpads? i need dis
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: afrokobe on Mon, 26 June 2017, 21:56:32
i know its a little soon for this, but is there any news about planning a gb for matching numpads? i need dis
also please in white
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Mon, 26 June 2017, 22:03:33
Oh boy, it's getting close! I really need to make me gatistotles soon...
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: PurpleURP on Fri, 30 June 2017, 09:36:21
any update on plates timeline?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Fri, 30 June 2017, 13:34:36
also, i would like more pretty pictures of what you have received ;P
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: dubious on Fri, 30 June 2017, 15:49:58
I paid a visit to jhoang's house a couple of days ago and was really impressed with the white E8, super clean looking and for some reason the MAO surface kinda feels a little smoother than that of the Abel.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/aI85Snh.jpg)


hot damn!!

This is the white? Looks more silver in that picture, but still looks really nice!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: mniels on Wed, 05 July 2017, 10:14:46
Looking to sell my spot, gray case with extra plate and PCB.  Please message me for more details.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: mniels on Thu, 06 July 2017, 14:19:37
Looking to sell my spot, gray case with extra plate and PCB.  Please message me for more details.

Buyer fell through so it is still available.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: mniels on Thu, 06 July 2017, 18:16:31
Looking to sell my spot, gray case with extra plate and PCB.  Please message me for more details.

Buyer fell through so it is still available.
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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: anhkieet on Mon, 10 July 2017, 02:55:04
I wanna to sell my spot:

- White top
- White bottom
- Steel plate
- Brass weight
- Red name plate
- Founder edition

It's will be shipped out in late July. If someone is interested, please message me for more details.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Mon, 10 July 2017, 12:03:38
Any updates, jhoang?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: jhoang on Mon, 10 July 2017, 12:41:15
Hey guys,

All plates have been re-made!
The plates need to be anodized and shipped to me.
It takes 7-10 days.
I have sorted all other parts into the boxes. Just need to put the plates there.
Then I will ship out all the boards right after that.

All your PMs have been noted!
I will reply you guys soon.

Sorry for the delay!

PAY ATTENTION:E6 prototype has been done! I will make IC topic soon!  :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Mon, 10 July 2017, 12:51:43
when can i get a matching E2, though?  :p
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: gt1989 on Mon, 10 July 2017, 13:06:26
when can i get a matching E2, though?  :p

I'm wondering the same thing.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Mon, 10 July 2017, 14:24:27
Hey guys,

All plates have been re-made!
The plates need to be anodized and shipped to me.
It takes 7-10 days.
I have sorted all other parts into the boxes. Just need to put the plates there.
Then I will ship out all the boards right after that.

All your PMs have been noted!
I will reply you guys soon.

Sorry for the delay!

PAY ATTENTION:E6 prototype has been done! I will make IC topic soon!  :p

Thanks for the update ;)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kawasaki161 on Mon, 10 July 2017, 14:45:55
PAY ATTENTION:E6 prototype has been done! I will make IC topic soon!  :p

I'm so in as long as it does not use another ps2avrGB or Jigon PCB
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Butter on Mon, 10 July 2017, 17:38:46
Can you take a picture of Pink case?


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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Mon, 10 July 2017, 22:11:04
Can you take a picture of Pink case?


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And blue, it looks cyan
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: odd on Fri, 14 July 2017, 16:43:49
Nevermind, I'm a idiot.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Fri, 14 July 2017, 18:10:01
Can you take a picture of Pink case?


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And blue, it looks cyan

Yea, the blue definitely doesn't look right.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: afrokobe on Fri, 14 July 2017, 22:05:31
any updates on shipping date?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Workglove27 on Sat, 15 July 2017, 09:57:48
Has jhoang responded to anyone's pm?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sat, 15 July 2017, 10:14:57
any updates on shipping date?

See below:
Hey guys,

All plates have been re-made!
The plates need to be anodized and shipped to me.
It takes 7-10 days.
I have sorted all other parts into the boxes. Just need to put the plates there.
Then I will ship out all the boards right after that.

Has jhoang responded to anyone's pm?

He's currently out for the weekend, he'll be back in a couple of days
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Faux on Sat, 22 July 2017, 17:03:09
Any updates for us?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Tue, 25 July 2017, 12:50:04
ping for an update
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 28 July 2017, 06:45:47
Has jhoang responded to anyone's pm?

Replied!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: jhoang on Fri, 28 July 2017, 06:50:14
Hey guys,

There was a problem with shipping the plates to China. It takes more time than I expected.
So the boards will be shipped in next 10 days.  :-[

BTW, E6-V2 Group Buy will be launched today!

 :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: gt1989 on Fri, 28 July 2017, 07:34:10
Any idea how long it may take for people who got the assembly service to receive their boards?

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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Faux on Fri, 28 July 2017, 14:02:17
Hey guys,

There was a problem with shipping the plates to China. It takes more time than I expected.
So the boards will be shipped in next 10 days.  :-[

BTW, E6-V2 Group Buy will be launched today!

 :)

What is the E6-V2?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: patchworks on Fri, 28 July 2017, 14:02:20
Has jhoang responded to anyone's pm?

Replied!

Hey jhoang, did you see my PM?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: renzpwns on Fri, 28 July 2017, 18:11:05
Hey guys,

There was a problem with shipping the plates to China. It takes more time than I expected.
So the boards will be shipped in next 10 days.  :-[

BTW, E6-V2 Group Buy will be launched today!

 :)

What is the E6-V2?
Their 60% board. https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=90507.msg2455986#msg2455986
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: zoomwalt on Fri, 28 July 2017, 21:11:10
Has jhoang responded to anyone's pm?

Replied!

Hey jhoang, did you see my PM?

Same - I sent a PM too regarding building invoice.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: beamingrobot on Fri, 28 July 2017, 21:27:37
Starting another GB before replying to our PMs :(


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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Fri, 28 July 2017, 22:54:10
Starting another GB before replying to our PMs :(


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For real
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Panzerhawx on Mon, 31 July 2017, 05:05:38
Uhh, so has anyone received their board yet?

jhoang's last comment here states that shipping should've happened in July.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kawasaki161 on Mon, 31 July 2017, 05:26:28
Uhh, so has anyone received their board yet?

jhoang's last comment here states that shipping should've happened in July.


Hey guys,

There was a problem with shipping the plates to China. It takes more time than I expected.
So the boards will be shipped in next 10 days.  :-[

BTW, E6-V2 Group Buy will be launched today!

 :)

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Mon, 31 July 2017, 22:45:34
Just trying to figure out the steps here.  So the plates will ship to you from China in the next week?  And then...  Is everything ready to send to out after you get the plates?  So are we looking at 2-3 weeks and people will have E8-V1s on their desks?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 31 July 2017, 23:08:05
Just trying to figure out the steps here.  So the plates will ship to you from China in the next week?  And then...  Is everything ready to send to out after you get the plates?  So are we looking at 2-3 weeks and people will have E8-V1s on their desks?

seems like it
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Aperture_Sci on Tue, 01 August 2017, 13:22:31
I remember back in the day when we thought shipping would be in May  :-[

Can't wait to get my board!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: PurpleURP on Wed, 02 August 2017, 17:19:13
I just got shipping notification.  I'm doing self assembly though.

Edit: i'm an idiot, it was for a different group buy. false alarm sorry
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: mmdango on Wed, 02 August 2017, 17:27:41
I just got shipping notification.  I'm doing self assembly though.

Woah! So it's happening??? Can anyone else without assembly share if they got one too?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: afrokobe on Wed, 02 August 2017, 20:18:17
havent gotten anything D:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Wed, 02 August 2017, 20:38:01
I'm doing self assembly and have not got anything yet. a couple of us did talk to exclusive, though and he said shipping by next week
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Wed, 02 August 2017, 23:19:56
I'm doing self assembly and have not got anything yet. a couple of us did talk to exclusive, though and he said shipping by next week

This to hear. Thanks for letting us know
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Enz0man on Thu, 03 August 2017, 19:51:42
Patiently waiting...    :rolleyes:

Can't wait for this! My first premium TKL
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: JDragon on Mon, 07 August 2017, 12:45:39
Any updates?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: bmilcs on Mon, 07 August 2017, 19:17:16
DYING FOR THIS. Please let me know if there are any extras!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Wed, 09 August 2017, 16:25:26
i thought i should comment about the status of this group buy, since i have been in touch with exclusive and jhoang still  has not updated this thread.

as i am told by exclusive, (and please correct me if i am wrong) the plates should be en route to him in china from jhoang in vietnam. according to jhoang, the plates were shipped sometime last week but tracking was not provided. in the meantime, jhoang has been unreachable by anyone. when exclusive receives the plates, it will take him approximately 5 days to reanodize them and ship back to jhoang. jhoang has all the other parts in his posession.

with all the delays and time it takes to ship parts back and forth between everyone, it could be another 3-4 weeks before buyers receive their kits. i would like to point out that the timeline will be nearing the limitation for a paypal dispute. any further delays will push this group buy beyond that point.

i have talked with a few buyers individually, so i will add this note. personally, i trust exclusive to provide a quality product. the lapse in communication and lack of follow-through from jhoang concerns me at this point. hopefully he can provide an update that will dispel any anxieties we have.
Title: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: smittysteve on Wed, 09 August 2017, 17:32:13
i thought i should comment about the status of this group buy, since i have been in touch with exclusive and jhoang still  has not updated this thread.

as i am told by exclusive, (and please correct me if i am wrong) the plates should be en route to him in china from jhoang in vietnam. according to jhoang, the plates were shipped sometime last week but tracking was not provided. in the meantime, jhoang has been unreachable by anyone. when exclusive receives the plates, it will take him approximately 5 days to reanodize them and ship back to jhoang. jhoang has all the other parts in his posession.

with all the delays and time it takes to ship parts back and forth between everyone, it could be another 3-4 weeks before buyers receive their kits. i would like to point out that the timeline will be nearing the limitation for a paypal dispute. any further delays will push this group buy beyond that point.

i have talked with a few buyers individually, so i will add this note. personally, i trust exclusive to provide a quality product. the lapse in communication and lack of follow-through from jhoang concerns me at this point. hopefully he can provide an update that will dispel any anxieties we have.

Hey Rooster. Thanks for all that information, much appreciated.

I echo your sentiments 100%. I am confident that Exclusive will make and deliver awesome keyboards. However, the poor communication and  inconsistency is troubling - especially for those of us considering passing another chunk of money their way for the E6-V2. As we all know, delays are expected. But a little update goes a long way. As I mentioned in the E6 thread, I would sure like some assurance from exclusive that buy will be handled better than this one.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Wed, 09 August 2017, 17:53:02
Jhoang: it's time for an update. This is your GB, you need to tell us whats going on. It's unacceptable for you to rely on others to do it for you.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: OfTheWild on Wed, 09 August 2017, 18:32:14
he's around... just not posting in this thread for some reason.
Even if there is no new update... at least post SOMETHING to let people know they're not being ignored. Theres a lot of money riding on this GB.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 09 August 2017, 18:58:36
he's around... just not posting in this thread for some reason.
Even if there is no new update... at least post SOMETHING to let people know they're not being ignored. Theres a lot of money riding on this GB.  :rolleyes:

most recent i've heard is that the plates are still MIA
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Wed, 09 August 2017, 19:41:52
he's around... just not posting in this thread for some reason.
Even if there is no new update... at least post SOMETHING to let people know they're not being ignored. Theres a lot of money riding on this GB.  :rolleyes:

most recent i've heard is that the plates are still MIA

No one's heard it from the horse's mouth is the point.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: gadzkun on Wed, 09 August 2017, 21:45:39
my paypal protection end on 23 august,
jhoang if you can i want you to send me a new invoice for repurchase to extend my paypal protection and then refund me the first invoice,
if you cant i hate to say this but i will dispute it for sure, cause i know this gb wont make in time.

thanks.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: gt1989 on Wed, 09 August 2017, 22:24:07
my paypal protection end on 23 august,
jhoang if you can i want you to send me a new invoice for repurchase to extend my paypal protection and then refund me the first invoice,
if you cant i hate to say this but i will dispute it for sure, cause i know this gb wont make in time.

thanks.
I too would like a new invoice for my paypal protection
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Butter on Wed, 09 August 2017, 23:00:15
I'll like a new invoice as well.


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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: mmdango on Wed, 09 August 2017, 23:04:56
New invoice for me too
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Wed, 09 August 2017, 23:06:46
Put me on the new invoice train as well. Too much money on the line to risk it.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: beamingrobot on Wed, 09 August 2017, 23:18:28
same here, i'll dispute if it comes to that. it's not been handled in the best way possible (my PMs are still going nowhere)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: notglacier on Wed, 09 August 2017, 23:29:57
I'd like a new invoice as well if it's gotta come down to that.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Thu, 10 August 2017, 00:22:20
yeah it's sad how jhoang is losing all the goodwill he generated since the start of the buy
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: balotelli00 on Thu, 10 August 2017, 01:17:13
I would like a new invoice as well.. thank you
(exp on 23 august)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: ak_xf1re on Thu, 10 August 2017, 01:22:07
I think most of the comments sums up what I'll be doing aswell. I would like a new invoice sent with my old invoice refunded to extend PayPal's buyers protection. If I don't receive the new invoice I'll be disputing the sales before the deadline (23rd aswell)

I've joined the GB for the E6-V2 but won't be paying for the invoice until some of us have received our E8-V1, I love the look of your products and I am looking forward to future projects, but I'm not very happy with the new group buy being put forward when no one's recieved their old GB.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Thu, 10 August 2017, 02:14:48
Add me into the 'new invoice' pile. Starting another GB before replying to PM's from this GB is not good practice.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: JDragon on Thu, 10 August 2017, 04:12:50
I would like a new invoice as well.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: excluisve on Thu, 10 August 2017, 06:15:17
Sorry for those things happen .

i have try my all in this things

maybe jhoang will explain this things

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: nevaenuf on Thu, 10 August 2017, 09:59:52
Same here.  If I don't receive a shipping notification or new invoice, I will dispute as well.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Unforgivable on Thu, 10 August 2017, 10:01:09
Same as the others above. :(

I still want in, but would a new invoice be possible?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: BAS1C on Thu, 10 August 2017, 11:32:54
I am leaking over here from the e6 page.. I would most definitely like to see some E8's delivered before I pay for my E6.. I am happy if the invoicing waits fulfillment of this buy, or at least a handful of boards. Hopefully you guys get an update! I'm sure things will come through, sounds like plates are in a bit of a mixup.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Aox on Thu, 10 August 2017, 21:10:06
I'd like to be refunded and reissued as well.  At this point I'd also like to refund my assembly invoice and just receive the parts.  I've entered, completed, and built several other group buys since I joined this one, I'm more than confident in my building ability.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: onmybikedrunk on Thu, 10 August 2017, 21:42:48
grab the pitchforks! Watch out @jhoang, they're coming for YOU!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: gt1989 on Thu, 10 August 2017, 22:03:33
grab the pitchforks! Watch out @jhoang, they're coming for YOU!

I'm only speaking for myself but it's nothing personal against jhoang. It's just that between the board and assembly service, I've spent a little over $600 on this and I would just like to keep my paypal protection in case there is a problem with it.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Thu, 10 August 2017, 22:28:16
It's just strange.  I realize that he said on the 28th that the plates would ship in 10 days.  So, it's quite possible that everything is fine.  I mean, if we're talking business days, that means they won't even ship until the 11th.  But what's strange is that he doesn't update us.  What's the angle?  Is he having personal problems?  Does he need a keyboard to type the update with?  :p

I suppose he might just be waiting to tell us when they've shipped.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Thu, 10 August 2017, 22:47:35
grab the pitchforks! Watch out @jhoang, they're coming for YOU!

and you're next!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: onmybikedrunk on Thu, 10 August 2017, 23:20:00
and you're next!
 
 ;D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: onmybikedrunk on Thu, 10 August 2017, 23:20:34
I had a lot more to say but decided to keep my big fat mouth shut. haha.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Vloshko on Fri, 11 August 2017, 01:48:12
Dear jhoang,
I need you to refund me for my original invoice & send me a new invoice, in order to extend my PayPal Buyer Protection.
If you can't comply, (I don't want to resort to filing a dispute) I will dispute the purchase via PayPal. Because I know for a fact that the products I paid for will not be covered by PayPal Buyer Protection and I will lose the ability to Dispute given the current time frame for receiving said products.

I need a response, a refund, and a re-issue of the invoice before the 16th of August (I'm leaving on the 17th to Burning Man aka: I will be out there for 20 days with no internet). I have included my PayPal Transaction ID in this PM and I will be posting this same PM (minus my PayPal Transaction ID) to the E8-V1 Group Buy Thread.

Thank you,
Vloshko
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Kafka on Fri, 11 August 2017, 12:06:49
Jhoang just responded to my pm so he's still here


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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: smittysteve on Fri, 11 August 2017, 12:50:05
Jhoang just responded to my pm so he's still here


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Same here... got a very nice message back from Jhoang. Hoping that he's getting caught up on keyboards and life and such and we have a strong finish to this buy. It's going to be a sick board when all is said and done and then on to the E6!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Vloshko on Sat, 12 August 2017, 00:34:21
Jhoang just responded to my pm so he's still here


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I would love to hear from the man himself here in the thread.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Sat, 12 August 2017, 07:11:33
Right? I pmed him yesterday and he didn't reply. Says he's online right now too.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: jhoang on Sat, 12 August 2017, 08:57:21
Hey guys,

I'm gonna have a long explanation here soon.

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Sat, 12 August 2017, 20:02:56
Hey guys,

I'm gonna have a long explanation here soon.

What constitutes "soon"? You posted this half a day ago.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: deleonhle on Sat, 12 August 2017, 20:43:01
imagine if it was like on the 25th of August, when 6months are over haha.

I have high hopes for this GB and for jhoang to pull through, it's just funny to think about in the long run.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Vloshko on Sun, 13 August 2017, 00:11:34
Oh don't get me wrong, I have high hopes for this GB too. Security is a must though when in regards to anything financial.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: scttooo on Sun, 13 August 2017, 11:23:53
Also want a refund and reissue or refund depending on this explanation.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Aperture_Sci on Mon, 14 August 2017, 00:07:55
I also need a reissue of invoice or I will also be disputing 100%. The lack of communication is extremely concerning, as you were very vocal in the beginning of this GB when you were collecting $. I would expect communication to be consistent throughout the entire process - I remember the original shipping date was stated to be in May, we are now 3 months past the expected ETA. I don't think going MIA for days/ weeks at the most crucial point of a GB is professionial.

Crossing my fingers for some type of good explanation along with clear and concise steps that will be taken to fulfill this order to everyone in the GB in a timely manner. And will also be waiting for the cancellation and reissue of the PayPal invoice, or sadly I will dispute this charge.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Mon, 14 August 2017, 19:31:52
Hey guys,

I'm gonna have a long explanation here soon.

Soon? Where is this explanation? I think we are all due the courtesy of a little communication when we are 3 months past ship date and 11 days before PayPal dispute period is over. You're cutting it close on this one jhoang
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: jhoang on Tue, 15 August 2017, 01:31:49
Hello everyone,

Firstly, I'm so so so sorry for all.
The GB has being delayed for a long time.

I will explain the reason here today.

1. This is our very first GB. I have learned many lessons for our next projects.
2. Paypal was terrible. They held 50% amount of money for 6 months or until this GB finished (Paypal needs me to prove). I have used my own money for running this Group Buy. http://i.imgur.com/peQ3yU9.jpg | Paypal reviewed my account and released 50% money after 1 month. This is the first reason why GB was delayed.
3. Everything seemed be fine when I received the boards from Exclusive a month ago. Unfortunately, there were some problems with the plates and name plates:
- All name plates got scratches. Because Exclusive did not pack it carefully. All name plates need to be re-anodize. This is how Exclusive packed the name plates (http://i.imgur.com/DJUyLQR.jpg?1). All name plates got scratches (http://i.imgur.com/k6xuLUg.jpg)
- The plates are wrong because Exclusive got wrong design. We need to fix them and re-anodize. I asked Exclusive to fix them and re-anodize. But Exclusive was not sure about fixing them. So I fixed them in Vietnam. I asked a friend for CNC. I sent the plates to that guy. He fixed them. But he was busy on his business in 2 weeks later. I got them back late.  (http://i.imgur.com/RodZgbd.jpg) http://i.imgur.com/7GhUafs.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Q7CoZUS.jpg
- Then I shipped all plates and name plates (in a package) to China (Exclusive) for re-anodizing. Unfortunately, again, China temporary closed their border. This is the reason why the package still not delivered. I don't know why, but Chinese people in border said China would have war. It seems a joke. But it's serious. Because every shipping service from China to Vietnam are frozen now. But I got a good news today. The package has been sent. Exclusive would receive the package in 2 days.

I will ship out the boards right after when I receive fixed name plates and plates from Exclusive.

I don't really want it to be delayed. I have many things to do.

E6 is being delayed again. Someone are disputing my Paypal. And it seems a disaster to me again. Paypal is hell. You guys can trust Paypal. Because they are still holding my money. I cannot get money from Paypal until this GB finished.
All my future payments will be held 30% amount of money for 3 months. That's it. Paypal is really bad to Asian people.

I have learned many lessons from this Group Buy.

I'm just trying to do my best.

I hope you guys can understand my situation.

I will re-new your invoices. But I need to make it one by one. Because all money are being held by Paypal. I cannot refund unless I transfer more money to my account.

A guy sent messages to me, he said I would not ship the boards. I got money and keep all the boards. :)

Well. Why do I need to do it?
Oh no, my money is still being held by Paypal. I cannot get it until finish this Group Buy.  I have used my own money to send to Exclusive also.
I keep  100 boards for what? For my future children using as their toys?
I have other projects to do.
Many people in Vietnam know me. So please don't be worried. I cannot go anywhere.
I'm so disappointed.
But I know how you guys feel now. So please give me the time.

Thank you for your patience!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: jhoang on Tue, 15 August 2017, 01:35:54
BTW, this is my facebook account.
https://www.facebook.com/namhoang159

You guys can contact me via Facebook.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: jhoang on Tue, 15 August 2017, 01:41:44
For assembled invoices, we have bought all stuffs and be ready for assemble right after we receive the plates. So no worries about delay for these invoices.
Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: jhoang on Tue, 15 August 2017, 02:31:28
I also need a reissue of invoice or I will also be disputing 100%. The lack of communication is extremely concerning, as you were very vocal in the beginning of this GB when you were collecting $. I would expect communication to be consistent throughout the entire process - I remember the original shipping date was stated to be in May, we are now 3 months past the expected ETA. I don't think going MIA for days/ weeks at the most crucial point of a GB is professionial.

Crossing my fingers for some type of good explanation along with clear and concise steps that will be taken to fulfill this order to everyone in the GB in a timely manner. And will also be waiting for the cancellation and reissue of the PayPal invoice, or sadly I will dispute this charge.

I have used my own money for running this Group Buy.

I had a mistake on calculating shipping fees. (http://i.imgur.com/A5EJF9E.png) I did not count extra fees.
The kit price increased. You can ask Exclusive for this.
So I have to pay my own money for this GB.  :)

I don't want to say this. But I don't collect a cent from this GB.  I even lost my own money.

ANW, I will refund your invoice.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Shados on Tue, 15 August 2017, 03:23:49
Hey jhoang, don't worry about refunding & re-issuing my invoice, I'm not particularly worried.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: jhoang on Tue, 15 August 2017, 03:28:04
Hey jhoang, don't worry about refunding & re-issuing my invoice, I'm not particularly worried.

Thank you for your understanding! I'm really appreciated.
Because my paypal account is going crazy again.
During the group buy, i have called PayPal service in Singapore 20-30 times. My phone bill was $150 at least for international phone calls...  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: skidude9678 on Tue, 15 August 2017, 05:18:43
I hope people put away the pitchforks on this one now
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 15 August 2017, 07:24:50
Thanks for the update. I see that you learned a lot in your first group buy (hopefully not your last).  The PayPal money thing seems to happen quite often.  This is my 3rd group buy with the same issue.

 It really would have helped everyone if we would have known these things as they happened.  People make mistakes (exclusive's bad packaging, your miscalculation of shipping), things come up that you cannot control (PayPal and China's mysterious war?), so most of us will be quite understanding if you just let us know what is happening. 

What was a mystery to us all was why you remained silent on this thread.

Anyway, I hope it all gets sorted out soon and that you don't give up on group buys in the future. 
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: OfTheWild on Tue, 15 August 2017, 08:24:34
Sounds like you need a US based proxy for running groupbuys.
With all that has happened with this i'm surprised you proceeded overlapping with the E6 groupbuy before this one completed and closed. I think thats what makes a lot of people nervous.

Regardless im not overly concerned with the money aspect (or i wouldnt be buying expensive keyboards right!? lol). I just hope that you can get this sorted out for the community's sake. Good luck!
 :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: onmybikedrunk on Tue, 15 August 2017, 12:41:16
I'm happy to see people calming down on this one. I almost broke out the bullhorn more than once and now Im just gonna letr rip  IMO Jhoang has not given us a reason enough to go as far as asking him to refund/reprocess invoices.  He has been very communicative (yes with bouts of radio-silence but that's every GB), given us tons of pictures, acceptable explanations for late arrivals, shown us the manufacturing process and been overly honest about everything.  I am somewhat appalled at the mob mentality here.


Can you imagine if everyone demanded to be refunded just for Jhoang to be paid back?  I mean the money is spent, the boards are done. That means he would have to come up with tens of thousands of dollars just for reprocessing purposes.  Not to mention the logistics of doing that via international banking systems. What about if a few people who get the "refund" decide to ditch the GB?  What would that mean for Jhoang and the boards that go unpaid for? I have seen firsthand the issues with moving money from the western world to Asia and it's not pretty. I don't doubt the screen shots and claims Jhoang has posted of his PayPal even in the slightest.  And if people start opening PayPal cases, that would be worse.  PayPal basically demands that 100% of the money in question gets put on hold until the buyer deems the case settled.  This means if all the funds are not already in his account then his bank accounts would be frozen and god knows what else.  PayPal was NOT built with the group buy in mind and this act would be extremely unfair and should only be used in absolute fraud scenarios.


 In the past five years of being part of this community I have seen it grow significantly during which I witnessed many group buys and can only think of a small handful that have gone wrong (none of which I was a part of thankfully).  Money and personal finance is always a concern but we are also spending hundreds if not thousands a year on keyboards here I dont think any of us are dumpster diving for dinner anytime soon.  Its obviously important to be aware and stay on top of issues within a group buy but its another thing to start pointing fingers and making extraordinary demands without 100% concrete solid reason.  I see a lot of new faces here and maybe making a distinction between a potential fraud scenario and a group buy that has simply taken a toll on a stressed-out leader comes with experience.  Also, Im afraid to say it but not all people may not be equipped to handle the risks/stress of being part of a group buy.  Its harsh, but its the truth.  At the same time, again, I am certainly not blaming anyone here for looking out for themselves  Before making a jump from raising constructive, healthy awareness concerning miscommunications (as my good friends Roostrc0gburn and smittysteve did in their original posts love those guys!) to demanding refunds we should scrutinize the evidences/situation a little more meticulously.

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: skidude9678 on Tue, 15 August 2017, 13:25:05
Very well said.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Tue, 15 August 2017, 13:26:39
I'm happy to see people calming down on this one. I almost broke out the bullhorn more than once and now Im just gonna letr rip  IMO Jhoang has not given us a reason enough to go as far as asking him to refund/reprocess invoices.  He has been very communicative (yes with bouts of radio-silence but that's every GB), given us tons of pictures, acceptable explanations for late arrivals, shown us the manufacturing process and been overly honest about everything.  I am somewhat appalled at the mob mentality here.


Can you imagine if everyone demanded to be refunded just for Jhoang to be paid back?  I mean the money is spent, the boards are done. That means he would have to come up with tens of thousands of dollars just for reprocessing purposes.  Not to mention the logistics of doing that via international banking systems. What about if a few people who get the "refund" decide to ditch the GB?  What would that mean for Jhoang and the boards that go unpaid for? I have seen firsthand the issues with moving money from the western world to Asia and it's not pretty. I don't doubt the screen shots and claims Jhoang has posted of his PayPal even in the slightest.  And if people start opening PayPal cases, that would be worse.  PayPal basically demands that 100% of the money in question gets put on hold until the buyer deems the case settled.  This means if all the funds are not already in his account then his bank accounts would be frozen and god knows what else.  PayPal was NOT built with the group buy in mind and this act would be extremely unfair and should only be used in absolute fraud scenarios.


 In the past five years of being part of this community I have seen it grow significantly during which I witnessed many group buys and can only think of a small handful that have gone wrong (none of which I was a part of thankfully).  Money and personal finance is always a concern but we are also spending hundreds if not thousands a year on keyboards here I dont think any of us are dumpster diving for dinner anytime soon.  Its obviously important to be aware and stay on top of issues within a group buy but its another thing to start pointing fingers and making extraordinary demands without 100% concrete solid reason.  I see a lot of new faces here and maybe making a distinction between a potential fraud scenario and a group buy that has simply taken a toll on a stressed-out leader comes with experience.  Also, Im afraid to say it but not all people may not be equipped to handle the risks/stress of being part of a group buy.  Its harsh, but its the truth.  At the same time, again, I am certainly not blaming anyone here for looking out for themselves  Before making a jump from raising constructive, healthy awareness concerning miscommunications (as my good friends Roostrc0gburn and smittysteve did in their original posts love those guys!) to demanding refunds we should scrutinize the evidences/situation a little more meticulously.

Couldn't have said it better myself. I was also talking with jhoang about all of this before the payment was submitted and he showed me screenshots of the money being frozen and him using his own personal funds to make sure this project moved forward. He's pretty dedicated and is working insanely hard to make sure everything is moving as smoothly as it can on the back end.

Jhoang, thank you for all of your hard work!! I am so looking forward to the end product!!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Tue, 15 August 2017, 13:32:01
^ very reasonable post which raises a number of good points, some of which i will try to contend from the others' viewpoint:

- jhoang was indeed very communicative at the start of the buy, but his updates became less and less frequent the deeper we got into the buy. even if he were to maintain his presence in the thread with just a 'no progress' post, people would have much less apprehension about the buy. as it is, radio silence for weeks on end is usually the first sign of a GB gone sour.

- the apprehension perhaps stem from what i can only guess at as a changing culture here. people are now much more wary of falling victim to another GON, Ivan, etc. (i don't agree with your assessment that only a small number of incidents have occurred). you can see very similar reactions in the Mech27-TKL GB when 27 vanished for a period of time. i don't think people's prudence is to blame here, bui rahter it is up to the GB organizer to dispel any doubts and fear the moment they appear, something jhoang/exclusive did not do a good job of imho.

- you make a good point about not jumping to conclusions without sufficient evidence. however, it is the LACK of evidence that causes people to make the leap in judgment here. when you're behind the GB end projection date by 3 months, and you've only let people know once that Paypal froze your money, with no further public updates about the situation or newly arisen difficulties (mainly talking about the plate fiasco here), it is understandable that people start fearing the worst. starting a new GB while leaving PMs unreplied (according to what some posters said) does NOT in any way restore buyers' confidence, in fact i have a niggling suspicion it might have the opposite effect. while it's easy for you to say that everyone should have more faith in the buy (in light of jhoang's update), it's not possible to show more understanding and sympathy when all we had to work with was what i posted above. edit: in fact i think everyone was very patient throughout the last few months, i recall reading no complaints during the may - early july period about the delays. it was just the E6 GB being opened coinciding with the expiration of paypal invoice dispute dates that spooked a number of buyers

all that said, the worst is behind us and we can look forward to the conclusion of this buy soon. i hope this whole endeavor hasn't stressed jhoang and exclusive out too much and that you guys are in it for the long haul!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: amnesia0287 on Tue, 15 August 2017, 14:18:39
- jhoang was indeed very communicative at the start of the buy, but his updates became less and less frequent the deeper we got into the buy. even if he were to maintain his presence in the thread with just a 'no progress' post, people would have much less apprehension about the buy. as it is, radio silence for weeks on end is usually the first sign of a GB gone sour.

- the apprehension perhaps stem from what i can only guess at as a changing culture here. people are now much more wary of falling victim to another GON, Ivan, etc. (i don't agree with your assessment that only a small number of incidents have occurred). you can see very similar reactions in the Mech27-TKL GB when 27 vanished for a period of time. i don't think people's prudence is to blame here, bui rahter it is up to the GB organizer to dispel any doubts and fear the moment they appear, something jhoang/exclusive did not do a good job of imho.

- you make a good point about not jumping to conclusions without sufficient evidence. however, it is the LACK of evidence that causes people to make the leap in judgment here. when you're behind the GB end projection date by 3 months, and you've only let people know once that Paypal froze your money, with no further public updates about the situation or newly arisen difficulties (mainly talking about the plate fiasco here), it is understandable that people start fearing the worst. starting a new GB while leaving PMs unreplied (according to what some posters said) does NOT in any way restore buyers' confidence, in fact i have a niggling suspicion it might have the opposite effect. while it's easy for you to say that everyone should have more faith in the buy (in light of jhoang's update), it's not possible to show more understanding and sympathy when all we had to work with was what i posted above. edit: in fact i think everyone was very patient throughout the last few months, i recall reading no complaints during the may - early july period about the delays. it was just the E6 GB being opened coinciding with the expiration of paypal invoice dispute dates that spooked a number of buyers

So what you are saying is that when jhoang had lots of information to provide updates... he provided lots of updates... and when he had less information to provide... he provided fewer updates? because to me that sounds pretty normal.

I totally agree he could have saved himself a lot of trouble by doing a weekly "nothing new to report" update, but I'm not sure I understand what the complexity is here. He has provided updates whenever he had anything to report, which to me would indicate that if he has made no recent posts, he has nothing to report. Plus by my understanding he's been responding to all PMs just fine.

It is one thing to expect immediate response from Amazon... because amazon employees thousands of people to provide an immediate response, but just because that is what you are accustomed to, does NOT mean that should be the expectation. I feel like when you are doing orders on a time scale of months, a FEW days to respond is not really unreasonable. People have lives.

You have some odd expectations of GB runners tho. It is the job of the GB organizer to ensure the products purchased are produced/qc'd/packed/shipped, not hold the buyers hand and dispel any paranoia that they might encounter. Don't get me wrong, great communication IS important and a great asset for a GB organizer, but where is the line? What is enough communication? If the GB Organizer updates you every time they have ANYTHING to update you on, what is the benefit of getting updates when there is nothing to report? What are you even paranoid about? Do you think jhoang really wants thousands in paypal disputes so he can decorate his floor with TKL cases? This isn't like Ivan (he got me on miami nights) where the money was never spent. The cases already exist, the money is already gone.

But let's look at the recent timeline:

7/18 - Update that cases are being delivered
7/20 - Update that plates were wrong
8/10 - Update that plates have been remade and and are being anodized.
8/28 - Update regarding issue with shipping plates.
9/15 - Update regarding current state.

To me it looks like he's been pretty consistent and provided an update every 2-3 weeks (or whenever there was something to update people ABOUT).


PS You do understand that a "LACK of evidence" is the definition of insufficient evidence right?

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Tue, 15 August 2017, 14:49:05
So what you are saying is that when jhoang had lots of information to provide updates... he provided lots of updates... and when he had less information to provide... he provided fewer updates? because to me that sounds pretty normal.

I totally agree he could have saved himself a lot of trouble by doing a weekly "nothing new to report" update, but I'm not sure I understand what the complexity is here. He has provided updates whenever he had anything to report, which to me would indicate that if he has made no recent posts, he has nothing to report. Plus by my understanding he's been responding to all PMs just fine.

It is one thing to expect immediate response from Amazon... because amazon employees thousands of people to provide an immediate response, but just because that is what you are accustomed to, does NOT mean that should be the expectation. I feel like when you are doing orders on a time scale of months, a FEW days to respond is not really unreasonable. People have lives.

You have some odd expectations of GB runners tho. It is the job of the GB organizer to ensure the products purchased are produced/qc'd/packed/shipped, not hold the buyers hand and dispel any paranoia that they might encounter. Don't get me wrong, great communication IS important and a great asset for a GB organizer, but where is the line? What is enough communication? If the GB Organizer updates you every time they have ANYTHING to update you on, what is the benefit of getting updates when there is nothing to report? What are you even paranoid about? Do you think jhoang really wants thousands in paypal disputes so he can decorate his floor with TKL cases? This isn't like Ivan (he got me on miami nights) where the money was never spent. The cases already exist, the money is already gone.

But let's look at the recent timeline:

7/18 - Update that cases are being delivered
7/20 - Update that plates were wrong
8/10 - Update that plates have been remade and and are being anodized.
8/28 - Update regarding issue with shipping plates.
9/15 - Update regarding current state.

To me it looks like he's been pretty consistent and provided an update every 2-3 weeks (or whenever there was something to update people ABOUT).


PS You do understand that a "LACK of evidence" is the definition of insufficient evidence right?
- he could have provided a lot more info imo. for example, we were never told how the plates would be fixed. from the screenshots you can see that he tried to contact his friend who did the CNC for weeks, to no avail. perhaps an update about that? it wasn't until days ago that people were still arguing if the plates actually went missing or not. you can also see from the screenshots that jhoang was very anxious about his friend's unresponsiveness. a mirror of the situation here perhaps..

- i think my expectations are very reasonable when you take the full context of the buy into account. as a general rule imo, enough communication is when people have enough faith in the GB to complete without incidence or otherwise unexpected surprises (a delay here and there does not count). once people start doubting, that's when you need to start talking. like i said, i think people have been very patient during the initial period of delay (may - early july). a very short/vague update every 2-3 weeks when your GB is already behind by 2 and a half months (counting from 7/18) is hardly enough (this is not even mentioning the soft promises made, such as exclusive's 'shipping by next week' on the 2nd of Aug). at that point a post like "Starting another GB before replying to our PMs :(" (yes an actual quote) is enough to get people worried, because at that point it resembles the start of just about every failed GB i've seen. and it wasn't even because of that really, people didn't panic en masse until about a week ago.

- the judgment/lack of evidence seems to be somewhat of a chicken and egg problem. nevertheless, at that point the mood of the thread had already changed. again i don't think it's fair to lay blame on those looking out for themselves, which is one of the main reasons i wrote my previous post
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: yuppie on Tue, 15 August 2017, 19:42:26
Got any leftovers? Kind of want to buy one of these things...
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Tue, 15 August 2017, 19:52:04
Got any leftovers? Kind of want to buy one of these things...
If he refunds and reissues invoices, i have a feeling a handful of people will just take that chance and back out lol
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Vloshko on Tue, 15 August 2017, 20:17:39
2. Paypal was terrible. They held 50% amount of money for 6 months or until this GB finished (Paypal needs me to prove). I have used my own money for running this Group Buy. http://i.imgur.com/peQ3yU9.jpg | Paypal reviewed my account and released 50% money after 1 month. This is the first reason why GB was delayed.

... I will re-new your invoices. But I need to make it one by one. Because all money are being held by Paypal. I cannot refund unless I transfer more money to my account.

jhoang, firstly I understand. Second, as far as "2" goes above release this information next time. Finally, thank you for the last part I quoted about renewing invoices. We all want to see this GB as a success.  A few of us may have gotten worried due to a lack of understanding about certain finer details. If I were in your position I would definitely feel overwhelmed. Go forward knowing that what's been happening on your end is understandable. This is your first GB, so let's all move forward with accepting what some may call errors and learn better ways to create stability, security, and generate confidence; it seems like you're already working to do so.

I'm not saying y'all shouldn't continue to critique, I'd vote for more constructive thoughts though, whether they be criticism or praise, since I'm fairly positive everyone involved in a GB want to see (all) GB's achieve their goals.

P.S. Does anyone know a system that works better for GB's than PayPal? I often see the holding of funds issue come up in many GB's. Is it simply unavoidable? If it's unavoidable, I think future GB organizers should factor this in and tell people up front.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Tue, 15 August 2017, 21:35:32
Thanks for the update jhoang.

Just to put this out there, I am not requesting a re-invoice, but I don't think that it is unreasonable for people to ask. A post from the GB runner every couple of weeks goes a long way in maintaining trust. Just enough for everyone to see that you're still around and active keeps a lot of people happy. Just sayin'
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Tue, 15 August 2017, 22:11:29
2. Paypal was terrible. They held 50% amount of money for 6 months or until this GB finished (Paypal needs me to prove). I have used my own money for running this Group Buy. http://i.imgur.com/peQ3yU9.jpg | Paypal reviewed my account and released 50% money after 1 month. This is the first reason why GB was delayed.

... I will re-new your invoices. But I need to make it one by one. Because all money are being held by Paypal. I cannot refund unless I transfer more money to my account.

jhoang, firstly I understand. Second, as far as "2" goes above release this information next time. Finally, thank you for the last part I quoted about renewing invoices. We all want to see this GB as a success.  A few of us may have gotten worried due to a lack of understanding about certain finer details. If I were in your position I would definitely feel overwhelmed. Go forward knowing that what's been happening on your end is understandable. This is your first GB, so let's all move forward with accepting what some may call errors and learn better ways to create stability, security, and generate confidence; it seems like you're already working to do so.

I'm not saying y'all shouldn't continue to critique, I'd vote for more constructive thoughts though, whether they be criticism or praise, since I'm fairly positive everyone involved in a GB want to see (all) GB's achieve their goals.

P.S. Does anyone know a system that works better for GB's than PayPal? I often see the holding of funds issue come up in many GB's. Is it simply unavoidable? If it's unavoidable, I think future GB organizers should factor this in and tell people up front.

I originally suggested Stripe, as I've heard relatively good things about it (haven't used it myself though). It may be worth looking into, if PayPal is already the bottom of the ladder, I guess it wouldn't hurt to try out a different money-transfer service
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: JDragon on Tue, 15 August 2017, 22:23:39
For the Revo/Dr. D GB, RevoTeam issued new invoices and refunded the old ones after the new ones were paid. I would be willing to do that to keep PayPal buyer protection.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: gt1989 on Tue, 15 August 2017, 22:28:38
For the Revo/Dr. D GB, RevoTeam issued new invoices and refunded the old ones after the new ones were paid. I would be willing to do that to keep PayPal buyer protection.
I'm willing to do the same, I'd even be willing to pay the extra fees for shipping that weren't accounted for in the original invoice.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Aox on Tue, 15 August 2017, 23:17:45
I'm plenty happy to stay in and get my hardware, but I would REALLY like to skip and get refunded for assembly.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Vloshko on Wed, 16 August 2017, 02:21:57
For the Revo/Dr. D GB, RevoTeam issued new invoices and refunded the old ones after the new ones were paid. I would be willing to do that to keep PayPal buyer protection.

Funny, I had the same idea
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: smittysteve on Wed, 16 August 2017, 02:38:47
I'm happy to see people calming down on this one. I almost broke out the bullhorn more than once and now Im just gonna letr rip  IMO Jhoang has not given us a reason enough to go as far as asking him to refund/reprocess invoices.  He has been very communicative (yes with bouts of radio-silence but that's every GB), given us tons of pictures, acceptable explanations for late arrivals, shown us the manufacturing process and been overly honest about everything.  I am somewhat appalled at the mob mentality here.


Can you imagine if everyone demanded to be refunded just for Jhoang to be paid back?  I mean the money is spent, the boards are done. That means he would have to come up with tens of thousands of dollars just for reprocessing purposes.  Not to mention the logistics of doing that via international banking systems. What about if a few people who get the "refund" decide to ditch the GB?  What would that mean for Jhoang and the boards that go unpaid for? I have seen firsthand the issues with moving money from the western world to Asia and it's not pretty. I don't doubt the screen shots and claims Jhoang has posted of his PayPal even in the slightest.  And if people start opening PayPal cases, that would be worse.  PayPal basically demands that 100% of the money in question gets put on hold until the buyer deems the case settled.  This means if all the funds are not already in his account then his bank accounts would be frozen and god knows what else.  PayPal was NOT built with the group buy in mind and this act would be extremely unfair and should only be used in absolute fraud scenarios.


 In the past five years of being part of this community I have seen it grow significantly during which I witnessed many group buys and can only think of a small handful that have gone wrong (none of which I was a part of thankfully).  Money and personal finance is always a concern but we are also spending hundreds if not thousands a year on keyboards here I dont think any of us are dumpster diving for dinner anytime soon.  Its obviously important to be aware and stay on top of issues within a group buy but its another thing to start pointing fingers and making extraordinary demands without 100% concrete solid reason.  I see a lot of new faces here and maybe making a distinction between a potential fraud scenario and a group buy that has simply taken a toll on a stressed-out leader comes with experience.  Also, Im afraid to say it but not all people may not be equipped to handle the risks/stress of being part of a group buy.  Its harsh, but its the truth.  At the same time, again, I am certainly not blaming anyone here for looking out for themselves  Before making a jump from raising constructive, healthy awareness concerning miscommunications (as my good friends Roostrc0gburn and smittysteve did in their original posts love those guys!) to demanding refunds we should scrutinize the evidences/situation a little more meticulously.

Very well said, brother Bike. :hearteyes: for you as well!

Jhoang, thanks for the thorough explanation here and sharing your thoughts in PM as well. I echo others and thank you very much for bringing these boards to us and for all you're doing to shepherd this buy across the finish line (then move on to the E6-V2 of course). As onmybike mentioned, almost all of us fully expect delays and I've said it in other buys, but once I'm in, I'm rooting for you to pull this off. GBs are really a lot like Kickstarter for me- I'm emotionally invested in the product and team and I for one (and I think many others) actually enjoy experiencing the ups and downs of the process with you. It makes holding the board that much sweeter in the end when we experience the good and the bad bits with you along the way. For the E6, I still encourage that- overshare with us and let us in on the ride. :)

gt1989 said this earlier, but I don't want you to eat the mistake on shipping either. Let us know how much the difference was and I'll send along the difference- bet you'll be surprised with how many GH brethren will do the same. We know this isn't charity work and want you to end up ahead of the game and happy you brought this to GH (not cursing us all!) when these beauties are delivered.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kbdfans on Wed, 16 August 2017, 04:10:14
looks great
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Wed, 16 August 2017, 06:41:58
For the Revo/Dr. D GB, RevoTeam issued new invoices and refunded the old ones after the new ones were paid. I would be willing to do that to keep PayPal buyer protection.

Same
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: OfTheWild on Wed, 16 August 2017, 10:13:46
Yeah agreed. If he refunds people and expects them to pay again I believe a large percentage of people will not re-buy the board and simply move on... which screws him out of his own money. Theres really no good way to go about it other than making people pay again and then refunding the old invoice.

I for one dont really care. Kinda the point of spending a lot of money on keyboards, its not money i'm concerned with.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: nevaenuf on Wed, 16 August 2017, 13:40:26
I've been on this board for about a year and have participated in many group buys.  I've been fortunate so far to not lose any cash on a buy that's gone south. In the short year or so that I've been in this community, I've seen it grow much larger.  As community members become vendors, and build businesses around these buys, buyers begin to expect a certain level of customer service.  Perhaps this may be the case because we find these buys all through geekhack, regardless of whether they are vendor buys or not.  But, people's expectations are changing.  The question becomes are these expectations unreasonable?

Maybe GB runners can establish a communication contract / protocol early on so that these kinds of things don't happen.  A large thrill of participating in a group buy for me is to be part of the whole process.  It's very interesting how one of these keyboards get's built.  I don't just spend 400+ dollars on a keyboard for a turnkey product.  Regular communication could actually serve to make a buy a lot more fun.  We are already willing to take on a certain amount of risk and wait months for a product to be built.  Is it asking too much even for a first time GB runner to establish and adhere to a communication protocol? 

BTW, I didn't realize that this was a first-time GB.  Perhaps I missed it or I forgot.  I don't know.  I've got a lot of cash floating around in GB's right now, so some times it's hard to keep up with.  But I actually think MORE communication is required for a first time GB than less.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: nevaenuf on Wed, 16 August 2017, 13:41:32
So I lied.  It's been over two years.  Time flies.

I've been on this board for about a year and have participated in many group buys.  I've been fortunate so far to not lose any cash on a buy that's gone south. In the short year or so that I've been in this community, I've seen it grow much larger.  As community members become vendors and build businesses around these buys, buyers begin to expect a certain level of customer service.  Perhaps this may be the case because we find these buys all through geekhack, regardless of whether they are vendor buys or not.  But, people's expectations are changing.  The question becomes are these expectations unreasonable?

Maybe GB runners can establish a communication contract / protocol early on so that these kinds of things don't happen.  A large thrill of participating in a group buy for me is to be part of the whole process.  It's very interesting how one of these keyboards get's built.  I don't just spend 400+ dollars on a keyboard for a turnkey product.  Regular communication could actually serve to make a buy a lot more fun.  We are already willing to take on a certain amount of risk and wait months for a product to be built.  Is it asking too much even for a first time GB runner to establish and adhere to a communication protocol? 

BTW, I didn't realize that this was a first-time GB.  Perhaps I missed it or I forgot.  I don't know.  I've got a lot of cash floating around in GB's right now, so some times it's hard to keep up with.  But I actually think MORE communication is required for a first time GB than less.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Vloshko on Thu, 17 August 2017, 01:05:53
I'll stay in and not request a new invoice.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: patchworks on Thu, 17 August 2017, 20:18:41
Possibly selling my spot.  PM me

EXTRA-GIFT: 1 of 2 E2-V1 Numpads that exist.

#7 board
Founders Edition
WKL
Dark Grey / Silver / Dark Grey / Brass Weight
Blue / Red Nameplate engraved with "E8-V1 Founder Edition"

Assembled

84 keys (winkeyless - 7u spacebar)
Stepped (off-centered) Capslock
Stabilizer: Zealio Transparent
Switches: Cherry Vintage Blacks 1980s
Winkeyless.kr Springs 58g
White Sticker
White LEDs
Backlit
Transparent Top Covers
Tuning: Full Tuning Packages (include: lubing, sticker, hot-swappable LEDs, change springs ..)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: afrokobe on Sat, 19 August 2017, 10:46:36
whats going on with this?  Did Jhoang get plates or not? 
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Sat, 19 August 2017, 12:52:06
whats going on with this?  Did Jhoang get plates or not? 

i have already put in a ping to exclusive to see if he has them. he has not responded yet, so that could mean he is working on them. i would not jump to conclusions yet. this is the crux of the issue, though.

jhoang - any update from your shipper? still no word about the plates. you promised they would be delivered two days ago. it has been more than 2 months since you knew the plates needed to be fixed. i truly am sorry to hear everything is going crazy for you, but it seems like you have created this issue for yourself. we are all still waiting for a definite update on when we can expect shipping
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Aperture_Sci on Sun, 20 August 2017, 22:15:27
So I hear what everyone is saying, I jumped on the bandwagon of being mad and requested a refund - maybe that isn't the best idea - but what can we do at this point? As roostr brought up, I am not a fan of the disappearances - we knew about these plate issues over a month or two ago. I really appreciate his update a few days ago, but he did state that the plates were going to be delivered by now. I feel like he should have at least updated us if they were/ weren't, has he spoken to whoever received them and is working on them and what the ETA is, etc.

Any news is good news at this point. I truly feel Jhoang is a great guy who is trying his best and there is no ill intentions, however, I also feel that this GB is just getting a little sketchy and am becoming worried if a product will ever be delivered. As someone who has been in this hobby for ~3 years and have had GB's fall through be successful, be delayed, etc, I've experienced the whole range. I just do not like that an ETA is unable to be given.

The board looks amazing and it is literally end game, so I hope this works out. Now my dilemma is I have 2 days for PayPal protection and unsure what to do.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Tue, 22 August 2017, 00:06:27
The package has been sent. Exclusive would receive the package in 2 days.

so, its been a week now... where are the plates?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: JDragon on Tue, 22 August 2017, 00:14:35
I have requested a new invoice and refund, and will be filing a dispute in the near future if it is not granted. Although I am a huge fan of the board and have already acquired several accessories to go with it, I can't afford to have so much money sitting unprotected in limbo.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: PurpleURP on Tue, 22 August 2017, 13:45:58
The package has been sent. Exclusive would receive the package in 2 days.

so, its been a week now... where are the plates?

Jhoang, more updates better than less.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: patchworks on Tue, 22 August 2017, 21:46:50
I've messaged him on FB trying to get him to come here and explain / get his okay to sell my spot and so far nothing.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Wed, 23 August 2017, 01:28:36
Is it just me or did jhoang remove the GB timeline from the OP? Could've sworn there was a timeline given for the GB, with delivery date of april and stuff.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: dgneo on Wed, 23 August 2017, 09:06:04
Is it just me or did jhoang remove the GB timeline from the OP? Could've sworn there was a timeline given for the GB, with delivery date of april and stuff.

He did but don't worry, he forgot to remove it from the IC: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87166.0

(https://i.imgur.com/ZbHxlV1.png)

Screenshotted for posterity as well  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: vari_mu on Wed, 23 August 2017, 10:00:27
Quick update, I've been quiet this whole time and never got my pitchfork out. I was always willing to give jhoang the benefit of the doubt. A couple days ago I requested a refund and jhoang came through. He issued me a refund and said he will make up a new invoice. He definitely isn't trying to be sketchy I think he just got overwhelmed. We will see. He is on thin ice though I'm not going to lie....
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: OfTheWild on Wed, 23 August 2017, 20:52:26
^ overwhelmed would be a great indicator to put E6-V2 on hold until this GB is completed... which didnt seem to be the case. :-\
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Wed, 23 August 2017, 20:59:11
^ overwhelmed would be a great indicator to put E6-V2 on hold until this GB is completed... which didnt seem to be the case. :-\

Second that
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Wed, 23 August 2017, 22:16:17
Is it just me or did jhoang remove the GB timeline from the OP? Could've sworn there was a timeline given for the GB, with delivery date of april and stuff.

He did but don't worry, he forgot to remove it from the IC: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87166.0

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ZbHxlV1.png)


Screenshotted for posterity as well  ;)

nice. wonder why he'd bother removing that from the OP. ;)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: cissfoxx on Wed, 23 August 2017, 22:20:34
I'll give jhoang benefit of the doubt (plus the claim from vari_mu) and won't request a refund/reinvoice to help keep additional work off of jhoang. Hope this helps get us our boards sooner!

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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: afrokobe on Wed, 23 August 2017, 22:28:24
I'll give jhoang benefit of the doubt (plus the claim from vari_mu) and won't request a refund/reinvoice to help keep additional work off of jhoang. Hope this helps get us our boards sooner!

Sent from my LG-H918 using Tapatalk
yea thats not how things work
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: cissfoxx on Wed, 23 August 2017, 22:36:41
I'll give jhoang benefit of the doubt (plus the claim from vari_mu) and won't request a refund/reinvoice to help keep additional work off of jhoang. Hope this helps get us our boards sooner!

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yea thats not how things work
I'm sure giving him more work would make things go slower

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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kawasaki161 on Thu, 24 August 2017, 01:40:06
Is it just me or did jhoang remove the GB timeline from the OP? Could've sworn there was a timeline given for the GB, with delivery date of april and stuff.

He did but don't worry, he forgot to remove it from the IC: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87166.0

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ZbHxlV1.png)


Screenshotted for posterity as well  ;)

nice. wonder why he'd bother removing that from the OP. ;)

Because it's outdated?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Thu, 24 August 2017, 07:00:36
Because it's outdated?
and people will only interpret it in a negative light given the context, so why bother indeed. also, if his goal was to keep the OP updated, why didn't he replace it with new info that pertains to the current state of things?

i still believe in jhoang but he really is doing himself no favor with the silence and unnecessary edits
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Thu, 24 August 2017, 13:24:43
well, i thought we would see some good news today, but it looks like jhoang is sticking to his modus operandi of not updating this thread...
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Aox on Thu, 24 August 2017, 14:05:53
I sent an email yesterday about getting a refund and reissue.  He responded and said do you need re-issue or refund, because many people are disputing his paypal, and it's almost frozen.

I said I wanted a refund on the assembly, and to skip that, and I would pay for the hardware, and the additional shipping not calculated in for my order.

I did not receive a response to my last email.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: odd on Thu, 24 August 2017, 14:52:07
I fear that if enough people get refunds or disputes that will indeed kill this group buy. Dude is probably way stressed and overwhelmed with this  group buy to add money issues and paypal crap that just might push him over the edge and pull the plug on this. I'm not worried too much about the money I understand other people might not have the type of disposable income I have but I really want this keyboard this is my endgame TKL so I really want to see this go through.

That being said with the delay of the GB, the current blackout on communication and the second GB started without this one completed or even have a target end date I get that people want to bail. I have faith in the GB leader and the involved parties so I'm going to hang back and see where we all are headed. I just wanted to post my thoughts on the PayPal disputes.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: PurpleURP on Thu, 24 August 2017, 17:53:36
I fear that if enough people get refunds or disputes that will indeed kill this group buy. Dude is probably way stressed and overwhelmed with this  group buy to add money issues and paypal crap that just might push him over the edge and pull the plug on this. I'm not worried too much about the money I understand other people might not have the type of disposable income I have but I really want this keyboard this is my endgame TKL so I really want to see this go through.

That being said with the delay of the GB, the current blackout on communication and the second GB started without this one completed or even have a target end date I get that people want to bail. I have faith in the GB leader and the involved parties so I'm going to hang back and see where we all are headed. I just wanted to post my thoughts on the PayPal disputes.

yeah, I just want the board. I'd be great to just get another update since he said he would be getting the plates this week.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Fri, 25 August 2017, 00:38:34
and pull the plug on this.
i don't think this will happen

- jhoang isn't a one man operation but is in active collaboration with other members, at least 2 that we know of (exclusive and kuang2 the assembler). something as drastic as throwing away their 6 months (and more) of work, will have to reach a consensus first which seems very unlikely to me.

- they seem to have invested a ton not only into this buy but also future projects, highlighted by the fact that they reserved the name e8-v2 not for this upcoming 60% but for a future 60% that shares the e8-v1 design.

- calling it quits now will not only completely destroy their reputation in all communities, but also any possible future opportunities they had in mind. not to mention like jhoang said, he'll be set back so far financially than if he just finishes the GB

so, the worst case scenario here is that he'll go dark like kin25 did for some time, and return with the finished boards (though kin25 had yutski vouching for him, whereas the E8 team doesn't have any such backing so far). best case scenario is that everything is progressing in the background and we're just not privy to it because of whatever reason. of course, when over a week goes by without an update on the plates that were supposed to only take 2 days to travel from VN to China, people become even more skeptical if not outright lose hope..
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: OfTheWild on Fri, 25 August 2017, 08:39:21
Isn't that all part of a groupbuy funding a start-up company?  :))

Group buys are tough and theres lots of things that can go wrong causing delays. People get that (or should). The answer to that is always "provide regular status updates, even if there is nothing new to report". This shouldnt be an issue... its free, fast, and easy.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: JDragon on Fri, 25 August 2017, 17:42:11
Had to file a dispute due to PP protection running out. RIP my dreams of an endgame white TKL. :(
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: zoomwalt on Fri, 25 August 2017, 17:44:10
Had to file a dispute due to PP protection running out. RIP my dreams of an endgame white TKL. :(

I did the same. JHuang was classy enough to refund quickly.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: JDragon on Fri, 25 August 2017, 17:45:58
Had to file a dispute due to PP protection running out. RIP my dreams of an endgame white TKL. :(

I did the same. JHuang was classy enough to refund quickly.

I would much rather have the board than my refund, did you ask for a new invoice? I am hoping that he will re-invoice.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: OfTheWild on Fri, 25 August 2017, 17:50:04
^^ i've seen this exact thing happen with car part group buys... basically something goes wrong with GB#1, GB#2 funds get "borrowed" to cover the cost with the assumption that the now unpaid for leftovers will get sold... and then something happens (like exchange rate changes) and lawsuits start.   :rolleyes:

I hope this doesn't ruin a potentially good thing.
(http://i.imgur.com/zyyMfW8.png?1)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Photoelectric on Fri, 25 August 2017, 17:53:41
Had to file a dispute due to PP protection running out. RIP my dreams of an endgame white TKL. :(

I did the same. JHuang was classy enough to refund quickly.

I would much rather have the board than my refund, did you ask for a new invoice? I am hoping that he will re-invoice.

If his account is locked, fully or partially, then he probably can't send out new invoices. 
. . .
Even a "no news" update is still an update, as people generally do understand that delays happen with group buys, and any status updates are welcome.  Even if there are too many PMs to deal with, I'd focus on the general thread updates first.  It's a very recurrent theme with group buys over the years for those who've been reading group buy threads over time: either everything just works out and there are no delays (uncommon), or some high percent of the time some parts of a group buy don't go as planned, especially when there are many steps to take with a custom product, requiring multiple factories or vendors.  Some group buy organizers deal with the stress well and are able to stay on top of all the communication, others just become overwhelmed and disappear for a while (or completely).  All of this has happened before.  Crossing fingers that the keyboards will be great and will eventually make it into the customers' hands.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Unforgivable on Fri, 25 August 2017, 18:01:48
I honestly think the E6 group buy should be placed on hold until E8 is finished.

Out of curiosity, what is the process behind these boards? Do they get created and anodized in China then go to Vietnam for inspection then shipping?

I have faith in the E-Team, but I'm hoping E6 is handled with more care after seeing how all the tags were thrown into a box, all scratched up and etc.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: techfresh on Fri, 25 August 2017, 23:22:16
I honestly think the E6 group buy should be placed on hold until E8 is finished.

Out of curiosity, what is the process behind these boards? Do they get created and anodized in China then go to Vietnam for inspection then shipping?

I have faith in the E-Team, but I'm hoping E6 is handled with more care after seeing how all the tags were thrown into a box, all scratched up and etc.

I honestly would like some sort of explanation from Excluisve on the packing of those plates.  I'm hoping he delegated that task to some intern who didn't know better...
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: excluisve on Sat, 26 August 2017, 00:07:17
I honestly think the E6 group buy should be placed on hold until E8 is finished.

Out of curiosity, what is the process behind these boards? Do they get created and anodized in China then go to Vietnam for inspection then shipping?

I have faith in the E-Team, but I'm hoping E6 is handled with more care after seeing how all the tags were thrown into a box, all scratched up and etc.


I honestly would like some sort of explanation from Elusive on the packing of those plates.  I'm hoping he delegated that task to some intern who didn't know better...
Sure for it .is my poor package

i do take my responsibility dude.

the question is not plate and nameplate cant be fixed .someone know it waht is the real issue

after this GB done .

i quit!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Kafka on Sat, 26 August 2017, 00:10:13
I honestly think the E6 group buy should be placed on hold until E8 is finished.

Out of curiosity, what is the process behind these boards? Do they get created and anodized in China then go to Vietnam for inspection then shipping?

I have faith in the E-Team, but I'm hoping E6 is handled with more care after seeing how all the tags were thrown into a box, all scratched up and etc.


I honestly would like some sort of explanation from Elusive on the packing of those plates.  I'm hoping he delegated that task to some intern who didn't know better...
Sure for it .is my poor package

i do take my responsibility dude.

the question is not plate and nameplate cant be fixed .someone know it waht is the real issue

after this GB done .

i quit!
LUL
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: techfresh on Sat, 26 August 2017, 00:14:20
I honestly think the E6 group buy should be placed on hold until E8 is finished.

Out of curiosity, what is the process behind these boards? Do they get created and anodized in China then go to Vietnam for inspection then shipping?

I have faith in the E-Team, but I'm hoping E6 is handled with more care after seeing how all the tags were thrown into a box, all scratched up and etc.

It's all good, thanks for coming clean.  Sounds like there is a lot to learn from this GB.  Don't quit, just learn and move on and make the next thing even better (ie. E2-V6)


I honestly would like some sort of explanation from Elusive on the packing of those plates.  I'm hoping he delegated that task to some intern who didn't know better...
Sure for it .is my poor package

i do take my responsibility dude.

the question is not plate and nameplate cant be fixed .someone know it waht is the real issue

after this GB done .

i quit!

It's all good Excluisve, thank you for coming clean.  It looks like this GB is a good learning experience for a lot of people involved.  The best thing to do is learn from it and do even better in the next one (ie. E6-V2).
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Unforgivable on Sat, 26 August 2017, 00:17:03
I honestly think the E6 group buy should be placed on hold until E8 is finished.

Out of curiosity, what is the process behind these boards? Do they get created and anodized in China then go to Vietnam for inspection then shipping?

I have faith in the E-Team, but I'm hoping E6 is handled with more care after seeing how all the tags were thrown into a box, all scratched up and etc.


I honestly would like some sort of explanation from Elusive on the packing of those plates.  I'm hoping he delegated that task to some intern who didn't know better...
Sure for it .is my poor package

i do take my responsibility dude.

the question is not plate and nameplate cant be fixed .someone know it waht is the real issue

after this GB done .

i quit!

Nooooo! Exclusive, we all love you here bro! Apologies if the criticism is a bit harsh. We're just hoping the next group buy goes smoothly. It's nothing against you.

It's a learning experience for sure though! :)

Don't quit! Keep sharing your awesome work with us! :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: excluisve on Sat, 26 August 2017, 10:17:04
I honestly think the E6 group buy should be placed on hold until E8 is finished.

Out of curiosity, what is the process behind these boards? Do they get created and anodized in China then go to Vietnam for inspection then shipping?

I have faith in the E-Team, but I'm hoping E6 is handled with more care after seeing how all the tags were thrown into a box, all scratched up and etc.

It's all good, thanks for coming clean.  Sounds like there is a lot to learn from this GB.  Don't quit, just learn and move on and make the next thing even better (ie. E2-V6)


I honestly would like some sort of explanation from Elusive on the packing of those plates.  I'm hoping he delegated that task to some intern who didn't know better...
Sure for it .is my poor package

i do take my responsibility dude.

the question is not plate and nameplate cant be fixed .someone know it waht is the real issue

after this GB done .

i quit!

It's all good Excluisve, thank you for coming clean.  It looks like this GB is a good learning experience for a lot of people involved.  The best thing to do is learn from it and do even better in the next one (ie. E6-V2).

The  nameplate packing was indeed a carelessness mistake on my part, however i made sure other important parts were packed carefully. This was my first time involved with a GB and I was under a lot of pressure and mistakes were made. But I will always take full responsibility for my mistakes, once I received the nameplates from jhoang I would do my best to fix or replace them if necessary. Sorry to you, I was just a bit frustrated the moment before



I still haven't received any tracking number from them so there is nothing I can do at the moment. I will sure let you guys know and start the re-anodizing process once I get the plates. These boards are my first products and I want them to be delivered safely as much as you guys

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Photoelectric on Sat, 26 August 2017, 10:59:10
I still haven't received any tracking number from them so there is nothing I can do at the moment. I will sure let you guys know and start the re-anodizing process once I get the plates. These boards are my first products and I want them to be delivered safely as much as you guys

Thank you, Exclusive!  I hope everyone will be happy with the end result, including yourself.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: excluisve on Sun, 27 August 2017, 00:06:24
Guys I get plate today
Below is the picture take by my phone
 Plate is fixed I will re anode soon
The namplate I thinks is fine is perhaps a few namplate scratch
See the pic is some of nametag not engraved
I have engraved the standard nameplate "exclusive e8v1"
the customized nametag jhoang said to me he will engraving
But he not and sent me back .sry for those
Also I will  anodizing when I get money from jhoang
My rest of money almost1.5k$
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Sun, 27 August 2017, 01:29:04
Thanks for the pics.  Too bad the purple wasn't as rich as deep as the color samples showed.  This color is not purple but lavender, a much lighter shade.  It's probably only 1/2 as dark as it was supposed to be.  Disappointing.  Maybe I can try to find someone in the states to re anodize it for me. Maybe I'll just sell it on r/mm
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: ntitco1 on Sun, 27 August 2017, 08:53:49
Thanks for the pics.  Too bad the purple wasn't as rich as deep as the color samples showed.  This color is not purple but lavender, a much lighter shade.  It's probably only 1/2 as dark as it was supposed to be.  Disappointing.  Maybe I can try to find someone in the states to re anodize it for me. Maybe I'll just sell it on r/mm

Maybe it was the color balance of the pictures? The pictures from color samples were taken by another camera I think?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: bmilcs on Sun, 27 August 2017, 10:49:57
Despite all the drama, I'm willing to hop on this group buy and help recoup some of your lost funds. Add me to a list of interested buyers of extras :).

I feel bad for Jhoang and the rest of the GB starters. This sounds like a very stressful & tedious process. I'm sure the end product will be stunning! s

HFGL :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Sun, 27 August 2017, 16:50:11
Thanks for the pics Exclusive!

Glad to see that blue isn't as cyan as jhoang's picture made it seem like!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Mon, 28 August 2017, 11:27:03
I will  anodizing when I get money from jhoang
My rest of money almost1.5k$

so, we are waiting for jhoang to pay exclusive to reano the plates and remake a few nametags? is that the current status?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 28 August 2017, 14:26:47
I will  anodizing when I get money from jhoang
My rest of money almost1.5k$

so, we are waiting for jhoang to pay exclusive to reano the plates and remake a few nametags? is that the current status?

I think exclusive is implying here that he's paying out of pocket to have them reano'd, then sending them to jhoang to etch them.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Mon, 28 August 2017, 14:34:34
I will  anodizing when I get money from jhoang
My rest of money almost1.5k$

so, we are waiting for jhoang to pay exclusive to reano the plates and remake a few nametags? is that the current status?

I think exclusive is implying here that he's paying out of pocket to have them reano'd, then sending them to jhoang to etch them.

please no more speculations. i think we are at a point in this group buy where these details are important and only exclusive and jhoang should be updating the thread with answers.

i would like to remain hopeful, but if this is at a standstill until the two group buy runners can work out money issues, i think we all deserve to know what is going on
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 28 August 2017, 14:45:13
i'm ****ing blind

my bad
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: excluisve on Tue, 29 August 2017, 00:24:50
Guys
 
i get my rest of money from jhoang

i will take plate to reano tomorrow

and will update here

thx all
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: smittysteve on Tue, 29 August 2017, 00:49:40
Guys
 
i get my rest of money from jhoang

i will take plate to reano tomorrow

and will update here

thx all

Great- thank you very much for the updates, exclusive.

Happy anodizing!! We are all looking forward to hearing how they come out.  :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Tue, 29 August 2017, 01:04:21
Thanks for the updates exclusive
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 29 August 2017, 07:16:19
Guys
 
i get my rest of money from jhoang

i will take plate to reano tomorrow

and will update here

thx all

Thank you for keeping us updated!!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Tue, 29 August 2017, 11:51:01
Guys
 
i get my rest of money from jhoang

i will take plate to reano tomorrow

and will update here

thx all

thank you, exclusive. so happy to see this is moving forward
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: excluisve on Thu, 31 August 2017, 00:22:32
Purple is done.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Thu, 31 August 2017, 00:30:15
Purple is done.

I am so ****ing pumped to build this board, I hope everything is working out well for the both of you!!

Thank you both, exclusive & jhoang!!!!!!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Thu, 31 August 2017, 00:36:09
Purple is done.

looking good!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: excluisve on Thu, 31 August 2017, 22:51:32
If u guys have any question
plz contact me
www.531229973@qq.com
Or
exclusive19933@gmail.com

i prefer to the first email .

Gmail not available in my country need vpn
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Ser[A]ph on Fri, 01 September 2017, 07:02:22
Thanks for keeping us updated dude

Still hoping to grab my board (at least in this month) lel
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Fri, 01 September 2017, 10:19:03
Purple is done.

Thanks for the update excluisve!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: excluisve on Thu, 07 September 2017, 06:48:58
plate and nameplate ready done i will post pic here

it wast much time coz typhoon comes again and again

From 29/ 8  to now jhoang still not response me

I will sent plate to the address where I sent to the board

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Thu, 07 September 2017, 09:56:46
plate and nameplate ready done i will post pic here

it wast much time coz typhoon comes again and again

From 29/ 8  to now jhoang still not response me

I will sent plate to the address where I sent to the board

Looking forward to those pics
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Aox on Fri, 08 September 2017, 10:29:10
After no response from Jhoang, I escalated my PP dispute to a claim.  There were no responses to my claim.  I now have my money back.

I'm out, good luck to you still hoping for this.  It does seem like there are parts somewhere in Asia, hopefully you will get them.

I have a baby on its way now, this is for the best for me. I'm sorry Exclusive, that this is happening to you.  You seem like a good man.

-Aox
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Fri, 08 September 2017, 11:02:11
i have also issued a dispute through paypal with no response from jhoang. i intend to leave the dispute open until my kit has been delivered, and cancel if everything arrives as ordered. i really hate doing this in any group buy, but with all that has happened, i feel i need to protect myself.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Yayification on Fri, 08 September 2017, 16:11:17
I recommend people take a look at smittysteve's post in the E6-V2 topic as it sheds some light on what's going on with the E8-V1 gb as well. I am more on the hopeful side and willing to stay in without any disputes at this point. A response from Jhoang would be really appreciated though considering he hasn't been active on geekhack since 8/20.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Fri, 08 September 2017, 16:14:12
I recommend people take a look at smittysteve's post in the E6-V2 topic as it sheds some light on what's going on with the E8-V1 gb as well. I am more on the hopeful side and willing to stay in without any disputes at this point. A response from Jhoang would be really appreciated though considering he hasn't been active on geekhack since 8/20.

I'll put it here for ease:  (quote from smittysteve on other board)



Quote
Oh boy... where to start. I do have some updates and information from both Jhoang and Exclusive, though I'm a bit unsure if proper to broadcast. However, I feel like we are all in this together, so I think it's best to share. There is no doubt that it's is a complicated situation at this point and I'm still sorting out what I think of it all. I'll try to lay out what I know and we can discuss. My utmost hope is that Jhoang joins us in the discussion because as I've encouraged him directly, short of him being involved with us in public on GH, all we can do is speculate and wonder and trade shards of information.

I exchanged some messages with Jhoang yesterday on Facebook. I've tried via Geekhack and email a few times with no success, so decided to try Facebook. I did have a nice series of responses from him there. I learned that E8-V1 should start shipping next week as he has plates and badges back from Exclusive. That's excellent news- I can't wait to see that board! Just a note here- when I have had responses from Jhoang, they have been pleasant and in my opinion, he means well. I do not believe Jhoang is scamming us. That is just my personal feeling (maybe mixed in with my pathological optimism and trust for other humans), but I think he wants to make keyboards, not run off with our money.

The less good news is that his PayPal is very frozen, as you might expect with the amount of contested charges on the E8-V1. (FWIW, I don't fault anyone for contesting that either- we have been left in the dark with no or wrong information again and again.) Due to that, Exclusive has yet to be paid for the E6-V2 project. Here, I am really confused. Exclusive has shared that he's making the E6 for Chinese GB anyway, so he can make the E6 for us too. I have paid for my E6-V2 and to be honest, I don't want or care about any drama or who does what, I just want the frigging board- it's stunning. So, I am considering contesting that payment and re-paying Exclusive directly for the board. However, Jhoang has said that he is the designer of the boards and Exclusive is the manufacturer. I hesitate to share this, because it's all really unclear to me. I've asked some additional questions around this... In some ways, it would make sense to reorganize the buy with Exclusive based on the communication history of Jhoang vs. Exclusive. But if Jhoang is the designer, then we need him, I think??

I for one am still very willing to trust Jhoang on both buys. Call me crazy, but I am. He has not run the buys well, again, just my opinion, but when you look at Revo, Kin, Yuktsi, LZ, Duck (via Elton)- other boards at similar price points, I also expect some professionalism from the runners (though no one is immune to GB bumps). It would be hard to argue that we have seen a steady hand in leading the buy to date from Jhoang, but heck, I want to see him get there and do better and I'm willing to leave my money in his hands as a sign of faith I trust him to improve those aspects of keyboard making/ selling. Everyone should make their own call regarding that decision and my personal caveat there is that I need to hear from Jhoang in public channels to hold on to any of my faith and keep my money. Without his re-reappearance, I'm afraid I'm out too and will either look to work with Exclusive directly or move on to the next board.

Sorry if I've shared too much opinion or rambled, but I hope it helps everyone understand where I believe these buys are currently at.

Your turn, Jhoang. :)



Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Fri, 08 September 2017, 16:23:27
You know, I don't think any of us want him to fail. I ordered an MAO board with all the name plates possible and spent a lot on it. I want the board but Johangs doing everything possible to make us nervous. Exclusive has done what they can, but ultimately they're only the manufacturer.

Jhoang: step up. Communicate. Just tell us what's going on. Fear breeds in a vacuum, and you're letting all the air out dude.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: OfTheWild on Fri, 08 September 2017, 16:42:22
I have no remorse for the people that paid for an E6. They knew what they were getting into - or at least should have looked at this mess first besides rolling that dice.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: amnesia0287 on Fri, 08 September 2017, 17:02:28
I have no remorse for the people that paid for an E6. They knew what they were getting into - or at least should have looked at this mess first besides rolling that dice.

180 days is a long time lol. What exactly is the dice roll here?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: smittysteve on Fri, 08 September 2017, 17:06:51
I have no remorse for the people that paid for an E6. They knew what they were getting into - or at least should have looked at this mess first besides rolling that dice.

Yup agreed and as someone in E8 as well as E6, I rolled the dice on trusting Jhoang and Exclusive and I paid my invoice. I'm not crying over the E6. This is like Kickstarter- there is a real chance that at the end of the day, you might get spit-all-nothing. If losing that money causes such mental anguish or makes you unable to pay rent, buy something already built from mm. There's no woe is me in my post- hope it didn't come across like that. Just trying to shine some light on the buy(s) overall since we aren't really getting it from the leader.


I recommend people take a look at smittysteve's post in the E6-V2 topic as it sheds some light on what's going on with the E8-V1 gb as well. I am more on the hopeful side and willing to stay in without any disputes at this point. A response from Jhoang would be really appreciated though considering he hasn't been active on geekhack since 8/20.

I'll put it here for ease:  (quote from smittysteve on other board)



Quote
Oh boy... where to start. I do have some updates and information from both Jhoang and Exclusive, though I'm a bit unsure if proper to broadcast. However, I feel like we are all in this together, so I think it's best to share. There is no doubt that it's is a complicated situation at this point and I'm still sorting out what I think of it all. I'll try to lay out what I know and we can discuss. My utmost hope is that Jhoang joins us in the discussion because as I've encouraged him directly, short of him being involved with us in public on GH, all we can do is speculate and wonder and trade shards of information.

I exchanged some messages with Jhoang yesterday on Facebook. I've tried via Geekhack and email a few times with no success, so decided to try Facebook. I did have a nice series of responses from him there. I learned that E8-V1 should start shipping next week as he has plates and badges back from Exclusive. That's excellent news- I can't wait to see that board! Just a note here- when I have had responses from Jhoang, they have been pleasant and in my opinion, he means well. I do not believe Jhoang is scamming us. That is just my personal feeling (maybe mixed in with my pathological optimism and trust for other humans), but I think he wants to make keyboards, not run off with our money.

The less good news is that his PayPal is very frozen, as you might expect with the amount of contested charges on the E8-V1. (FWIW, I don't fault anyone for contesting that either- we have been left in the dark with no or wrong information again and again.) Due to that, Exclusive has yet to be paid for the E6-V2 project. Here, I am really confused. Exclusive has shared that he's making the E6 for Chinese GB anyway, so he can make the E6 for us too. I have paid for my E6-V2 and to be honest, I don't want or care about any drama or who does what, I just want the frigging board- it's stunning. So, I am considering contesting that payment and re-paying Exclusive directly for the board. However, Jhoang has said that he is the designer of the boards and Exclusive is the manufacturer. I hesitate to share this, because it's all really unclear to me. I've asked some additional questions around this... In some ways, it would make sense to reorganize the buy with Exclusive based on the communication history of Jhoang vs. Exclusive. But if Jhoang is the designer, then we need him, I think??

I for one am still very willing to trust Jhoang on both buys. Call me crazy, but I am. He has not run the buys well, again, just my opinion, but when you look at Revo, Kin, Yuktsi, LZ, Duck (via Elton)- other boards at similar price points, I also expect some professionalism from the runners (though no one is immune to GB bumps). It would be hard to argue that we have seen a steady hand in leading the buy to date from Jhoang, but heck, I want to see him get there and do better and I'm willing to leave my money in his hands as a sign of faith I trust him to improve those aspects of keyboard making/ selling. Everyone should make their own call regarding that decision and my personal caveat there is that I need to hear from Jhoang in public channels to hold on to any of my faith and keep my money. Without his re-reappearance, I'm afraid I'm out too and will either look to work with Exclusive directly or move on to the next board.

Sorry if I've shared too much opinion or rambled, but I hope it helps everyone understand where I believe these buys are currently at.

Your turn, Jhoang. :)




Thanks for cross-posting. I meant to do that, then got pulled over to something else (*SQUIRREL*).
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Sat, 09 September 2017, 14:02:36
In the OP, Jhoang states exclusive is the designer and maker of E8
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: dante on Sat, 09 September 2017, 14:17:08
People would be less nervous if for example he popped on to say "I'm segregating the corn and nuts from my poop, I'll get back to you soon" would put peoples mind at ease quicker than logging in and not responding to anyone.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Vloshko on Sun, 10 September 2017, 03:34:35
Back from Burning Man, never filed a dispute. Hoping for the best. I really want this board!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: excluisve on Sun, 10 September 2017, 06:27:36
plate and nameplate shipped to jhoang .

all plate re anode and almost80%nameplate re anode

nameplate not all need re anode saw the pic below
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sun, 10 September 2017, 06:39:49
plate and nameplate shipped to jhoang .

all plate re anode and almost80%nameplate re anode

nameplate not all need re anode saw the pic below

Nice!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: ak_xf1re on Thu, 14 September 2017, 12:47:46
plate and nameplate shipped to jhoang .

all plate re anode and almost80%nameplate re anode

nameplate not all need re anode saw the pic below

Heard anything from Jhoang yet?

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: excluisve on Thu, 14 September 2017, 17:43:38
plate and nameplate shipped to jhoang .

all plate re anode and almost80%nameplate re anode

nameplate not all need re anode saw the pic below

Heard anything from Jhoang yet?
not yet
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Vloshko on Fri, 15 September 2017, 02:27:13
excluisve, thank you very much for the updates from your end!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: excluisve on Fri, 15 September 2017, 10:01:09
excluisve, thank you very much for the updates from your end!
You are welcome.
is my job.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Vloshko on Fri, 15 September 2017, 16:57:24

Please check your order here: https://goo.gl/ghB1IL (https://goo.gl/ghB1IL) to see if there is any mistake before invoices are going out!


jhoang why did you remove the assembly options that were on the spreadsheet initially?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Sun, 17 September 2017, 13:12:28
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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Faux on Mon, 18 September 2017, 17:48:37
I see a lot of people say that they have spoke with Jhoang, but he never seems to talk in his threads. Does he have a reason for ghosting his GBs? Kinda worrying that he is gone, and it is unfair to Excluisve that he needs to pick up the ball. I originally joined this GB due to the fast turn around time, but it seems like it is ending up like any other GB...
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: nevaenuf on Mon, 18 September 2017, 19:54:42
Not like any other group buy.  The F77 model m replacement has taken significantly longer, but it's also run very well.  I've not lost faith in that buy.  The Mira SE is also taking a long time but ninjadoc and Photoelectric are great communicators.  Length of time usually isn't an issue for me.  I know I'm not buying an off the shelf product.  But trust should be maintained.  Even if things are going badly.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: deleonhle on Tue, 19 September 2017, 15:45:48
claim finally went through, and got my refund. it really sucks to have to had gone down this route, as i placed a lot of faith with jhoang and the delivery of these boards. part of me still thinks they'll come in sooner or later, but this was too much money to wait for a "what if" scenario.

good luck to the rest of you
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Oscar2177 on Tue, 19 September 2017, 16:11:57
claim finally went through, and got my refund. it really sucks to have to had gone down this route, as i placed a lot of faith with jhoang and the delivery of these boards. part of me still thinks they'll come in sooner or later, but this was too much money to wait for a "what if" scenario.

good luck to the rest of you

Did johang ship anything to you. I'm having like most people problems with the E6-V2 group buy.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 19 September 2017, 16:26:50
claim finally went through, and got my refund. it really sucks to have to had gone down this route, as i placed a lot of faith with jhoang and the delivery of these boards. part of me still thinks they'll come in sooner or later, but this was too much money to wait for a "what if" scenario.

good luck to the rest of you

Did johang ship anything to you. I'm having like most people problems with the E6-V2 group buy.

Oh dear.  You might want to read the other 12 pages above about how he has gone silent and no one has received anything.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Puddsy on Tue, 19 September 2017, 16:36:53
claim finally went through, and got my refund. it really sucks to have to had gone down this route, as i placed a lot of faith with jhoang and the delivery of these boards. part of me still thinks they'll come in sooner or later, but this was too much money to wait for a "what if" scenario.

good luck to the rest of you

Did johang ship anything to you. I'm having like most people problems with the E6-V2 group buy.

Oh dear.  You might want to read the other 12 pages above about how he has gone silent and no one has received anything.

^^^
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: excluisve on Tue, 19 September 2017, 20:39:34
claim finally went through, and got my refund. it really sucks to have to had gone down this route, as i placed a lot of faith with jhoang and the delivery of these boards. part of me still thinks they'll come in sooner or later, but this was too much money to wait for a "what if" scenario.

good luck to the rest of you

Did johang ship anything to you. I'm having like most people problems with the E6-V2 group buy.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Faux on Wed, 20 September 2017, 01:26:10
Excluisve, how are things currently going? Are all things being shipped to Jhoang for him to handle? Or are you going to ship directly to us. Sadly, this is taking too much time, so I have opened a dispute with paypal. I will not escalate to a claim if I am confident that I will still get my board. However, with the way things are currently going, I'm not sure if we ever will. Do you need someone to proxy for all U.S. shipments? If so, pm me and we can work something out. I just want to see this GB get completed.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Wed, 20 September 2017, 05:02:42
plates and nameplates were shipped to jhoang approximately 10 days ago. since jhoang already has all the other components in his possesion, there is no reason for exclusive to send the plates anywhere else. only thing jhoang needs to do now is to assemble and/or ship the orders, but it looks like he cancelled the assembly plan and doesn't currently have the funds to ship out the boards, if my intepretation of his silence is correct. he's went back so many times on his words that even i no longer trust in him at this point
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: ak_xf1re on Wed, 20 September 2017, 09:09:33
plates and nameplates were shipped to jhoang approximately 10 days ago. since jhoang already has all the other components in his possesion, there is no reason for exclusive to send the plates anywhere else. only thing jhoang needs to do now is to assemble and/or ship the orders, but it looks like he cancelled the assembly plan and doesn't currently have the funds to ship out the boards, if my intepretation of his silence is correct. he's went back so many times on his words that even i no longer trust in him at this point

Agreed, there's not much Excluisve can do but to send the plates and nameplates to Jhoang, unfortunately my Paypal dispute period has ended and I gave Jhoang a chance after his last update so lets just hope he will send out our boards soon!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: PurpleURP on Wed, 20 September 2017, 14:09:53
yeah i'm in it for the long haul.  just want the board.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: YH YOON on Thu, 21 September 2017, 20:13:39
please
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Thu, 21 September 2017, 22:57:22
please

lol
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Thu, 21 September 2017, 22:59:14
please

shoot.  I was hoping that was the secret word and it would make our boards ship
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Faux on Fri, 22 September 2017, 00:48:34
I think that if we don't get another update within the next week, I'm probably going to back out of this GB...
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Puddsy on Fri, 22 September 2017, 00:57:57
I think that if we don't get another update within the next week, I'm probably going to back out of this GB...

I wouldn't even wait the week if I were you.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: anhkieet on Fri, 22 September 2017, 08:56:16
Hi everyone, my friend just got it a few hours ago


Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Fri, 22 September 2017, 09:08:40
The GB is still going? I was afraid it was going to be dead in the water, if it's still going on, then I'm gonna cancel my disputes.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Fri, 22 September 2017, 09:16:28
Hi everyone, my friend just got it a few hours ago

Thanks for sharing.  Where is your friend located?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: anhkieet on Fri, 22 September 2017, 09:22:30
In Vietnam, our community has had a discussion about the E8-V1 GB this evening. I heard from my friends that Jhoang had some personal problems (maybe health problems), even his friends could not contact him and he has transferred all the work to a team member, but this guy is very busy recently. He is a prestige in our community and I hope you guys can give him more time and trust him. Many thank
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Fri, 22 September 2017, 09:35:08
In Vietnam, our community has had a discussion about the E8-V1 GB this evening. I heard from my friends that Jhoang had some personal problems (maybe health problems), even his friends could not contact him and he has transferred all the work to a team member, but this guy is very busy recently. He is a prestige in our community and I hope you guys can give him more time and trust him. Many thank

Great news.  As you can see, there is a lot of discussion here about this project and the lack of communication from Jhoang.  If the new team member who has taken over could take a few minutes to join in the discussion it would relieve a lot of worries in this community.  Perhaps you can pass the word along? There are a lot of people considering PayPal disputes and refunds, so if he could spare a few minutes to let us all know the plan it would save a lot of trouble down the road.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Panzerhawx on Fri, 22 September 2017, 09:39:56
Could you perhaps post images of the threads from your community? Any evidence of this would be nice. I feel that a lot of us - even those who didn't want to doubt jhoang - are sitting on the fence at this point. If you have any info of this "prestige" team member, that'd be great.


In Vietnam, our community has had a discussion about the E8-V1 GB this evening. I heard from my friends that Jhoang had some personal problems (maybe health problems), even his friends could not contact him and he has transferred all the work to a team member, but this guy is very busy recently. He is a prestige in our community and I hope you guys can give him more time and trust him. Many thank
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: anhkieet on Fri, 22 September 2017, 09:58:00
Could you perhaps post images of the threads from your community? Any evidence of this would be nice. I feel that a lot of us - even those who didn't want to doubt jhoang - are sitting on the fence at this point. If you have any info of this "prestige" team member, that'd be great.


After the discussion, most people trusts Jhoang, everything will be ok
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: cuongnt91 on Fri, 22 September 2017, 10:17:54
everyone, are u ready? let's prepare switch and keycap
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: gt1989 on Fri, 22 September 2017, 10:19:58
everyone, are u ready? let's prepare switch and keycap
Looks good. Did you assemble this yourself or did you get their assembly service?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: cuongnt91 on Fri, 22 September 2017, 10:33:07
everyone, are u ready? let's prepare switch and keycap
Looks good. Did you assemble this yourself or did you get their assembly service?
thank. I get their assembly service. He's running this GB instead of Jhoang and he's trying his best to ship this board
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: gt1989 on Fri, 22 September 2017, 10:34:44
Awesome, thanks
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Fri, 22 September 2017, 10:35:43
Looks like my worries were for nothing... Ill retract my dispute in a few days as i would like more info,  thanks!!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: afrokobe on Fri, 22 September 2017, 10:38:25
I understand if Jhoang has issues going on his real life, but how hard is it to come in here type a few sentences, let us know who's going to be responsible going forward.  After this update, I still don't have any confidence.  A lot of the stuff seems like hearsay, I haven't see proof of this gb getting back on track. 
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Workglove27 on Fri, 22 September 2017, 10:49:17
Is there anyway to contact the person filling in for jhoang.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Fri, 22 September 2017, 10:57:08
even if someone else has taken it over, i view that as mis-management of this group buy and i have lost all confidence. jhoang gave all the parts to someone unknown to this group buy in hopes they can finish the job he was paid to do? ridiculous. i dont understand how jhoang could think that is acceptable in any way. and all without so much as a word here on his or the group buy status

i put in a paypal dispute weeks ago to continue my protection, which i recently had to escalate to 'claim' due to paypal policies on how long a dispute can last without response from both parties. it does not look like jhoang has any intent on responding or creating a solution. this just further compounds my suspicions that have been growing about the fate of this endeavour. do not re-invoice me. i am out.

good luck to anyone still holding out hope on this one. i hope you dont get burned
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: cuongnt91 on Fri, 22 September 2017, 10:59:22
I understand if Jhoang has issues going on his real life, but how hard is it to come in here type a few sentences, let us know who's going to be responsible going forward.  After this update, I still don't have any confidence.  A lot of the stuff seems like hearsay, I haven't see proof of this gb getting back on track.
no more hearsay because i got my E8, on my bed, i think im going to hold it tonight
everything is ready to ship except Nameplate, he's engraving nameplate, too much nameplate (1 order 1 board but 8 nameplate)
this board has a lot of options so take time for sorting because he does it alone, poor him
listen to me, prepare sw and keycap
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Fri, 22 September 2017, 11:38:54
I understand if Jhoang has issues going on his real life, but how hard is it to come in here type a few sentences, let us know who's going to be responsible going forward.  After this update, I still don't have any confidence.  A lot of the stuff seems like hearsay, I haven't see proof of this gb getting back on track.
no more hearsay because i got my E8, on my bed, i think im going to hold it tonight
everything is ready to ship except Nameplate, he's engraving nameplate, too much nameplate (1 order 1 board but 8 nameplate)
this board has a lot of options so take time for sorting because he does it alone, poor him
listen to me, prepare sw and keycap

Thanks for your update, Cuong. Definitely reassuring that the Vietnamese community has started receiving their boards.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Fri, 22 September 2017, 11:45:23
something as monumental as handing over the groupbuy to somebody else (i assume it's kuang the assembler so at least he's not a unknown factor) happened without so much as a post informing the customers, let alone providing crucial detail like the identity of the new leader, communication channels and projected timelines.. this after customer trust was repeatedly broken prior.. poor show all around. and i can write an essay on how much mental anguish jhoang's inactivity negligence has caused us, when we're sitting here and speculating whether this or that had been shipped, whether the assembly service was canceled or not, why jhoang or the new gb leader won't come in and give us any updates to work with, and why even the other gb runner (exclusive) cannot reach them.

real shame how this wonderfully started GB devolved into an utter mess :(( i want to say thanks to kuang or whoever it is for helping this gb limp to the finish line, but this time i'll wait until everything is settled
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: afrokobe on Fri, 22 September 2017, 11:48:31
I understand if Jhoang has issues going on his real life, but how hard is it to come in here type a few sentences, let us know who's going to be responsible going forward.  After this update, I still don't have any confidence.  A lot of the stuff seems like hearsay, I haven't see proof of this gb getting back on track.
no more hearsay because i got my E8, on my bed, i think im going to hold it tonight
everything is ready to ship except Nameplate, he's engraving nameplate, too much nameplate (1 order 1 board but 8 nameplate)
this board has a lot of options so take time for sorting because he does it alone, poor him
listen to me, prepare sw and keycap

Yea you got your board.  Where is mine and where is everyone else's?

He could have offered to ship the boards first then ship the plates and nameplates later.  I would have gladly paid double for shipping.  But the course he took was to stop responding to everyone. 
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Fri, 22 September 2017, 12:07:23
I said a few pages back, I started a dispute but I really want my board. That still stands.

I can get your guy's perspective, the boards exist and some are being delivered. I hope you can understand our perspective as well. This buy is 5 months overdue (double the time it was supposed to take) and the runner has been incommunicado for ~2 months.

It would go a long way towards relieving a lot of anxiety and concern if the person(s) running the buy now would open a line of communication with us.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Fri, 22 September 2017, 13:12:17
As others have stated,  I would love to see some official updates from thr current runner himself. Once there is proper communication, along with pictures and a first round of shipping confirmations for international orders, ill go ahead and end my disputes.i really want this board.


Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: JDragon on Sat, 23 September 2017, 01:14:22
I already got my money back but am more than willing to re-pay for my order once communication resumes.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: joinhandmade on Sat, 23 September 2017, 01:58:23
https://imgur.com/a/hFN2K

Hi all. My name is Hung

A man on discord ask me to post to Vietnam Mechkeys community about this group-buy. I posted it tomorrow and many comment say: "dont worry". Last night, a man in this team (the team hold this group-buy) sent me these pics and tell me he will ship in Vietnam in one or two week and then outside Vietnam. He said me told everybody dont worry.

This group buy does not involve Hung, Jelly Key. The man ask me to post is a member of Jelly Key discord. All infomation i cant verify, so i only can tell you what the man in this team told me & the pics.

Thank you & sorry about my english

(https://i.imgur.com/K5AI05a.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Faux on Sat, 23 September 2017, 02:29:09
https://imgur.com/a/hFN2K

Hi all. My name is Hung

A man on discord ask me to post to Vietnam Mechkeys community about this group-buy. I posted it tomorrow and many comment say: "dont worry". Last night, a man in this team (the team hold this group-buy) sent me these pics and tell me he will ship in Vietnam in one or two week and then outside Vietnam. He said me told everybody dont worry.

This group buy does not involve Hung, Jelly Key. The man ask me to post is a member of Jelly Key discord. All infomation i cant verify, so i only can tell you what the man in this team told me & the pics.

Thank you & sorry about my english

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/K5AI05a.jpg)


Thank you Hung for this update! This brings a lot more confidence in those participating in the groupbuy!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: joinhandmade on Sat, 23 September 2017, 03:07:44
I only want to help if i can, because i know the miss infomation only made everything not good. Sometime it not wrong, but the customer dont think that. It is personal.

https://imgur.com/a/hFN2K

Hi all. My name is Hung

A man on discord ask me to post to Vietnam Mechkeys community about this group-buy. I posted it tomorrow and many comment say: "dont worry". Last night, a man in this team (the team hold this group-buy) sent me these pics and tell me he will ship in Vietnam in one or two week and then outside Vietnam. He said me told everybody dont worry.

This group buy does not involve Hung, Jelly Key. The man ask me to post is a member of Jelly Key discord. All infomation i cant verify, so i only can tell you what the man in this team told me & the pics.

Thank you & sorry about my english

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/K5AI05a.jpg)


Thank you Hung for this update! This brings a lot more confidence in those participating in the groupbuy!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Sat, 23 September 2017, 03:41:36
I only want to help if i can, because i know the miss infomation only made everything not good. Sometime it not wrong, but the customer dont think that. It is personal.
thank you! i hope the current runner will come here himself to answer questions. for example, since the assembly service is still happening, i'll need to know how, when, and how much to pay for the rest of my order
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: gt1989 on Sat, 23 September 2017, 07:10:15
It would be great if the person who took over would post here because I need to make an address change for shipping.

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: odd on Sun, 24 September 2017, 01:39:05
I have a question for Exclusive. How come you have taken over the groupbuy for the E6-V2 to make sure people get what they paid for but have not done it for this buy which was first? Also do you know the person who has taken over this GB, have you been touch with that person? I'm not trying to attack you or anything I'm just wondering.....
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: iamacicada on Sun, 24 September 2017, 02:02:29
I have a question for Exclusive. How come you have taken over the groupbuy for the E6-V2 to make sure people get what they paid for but have not done it for this buy which was first? Also do you know the person who has taken over this GB, have you been touch with that person? I'm not trying to attack you or anything I'm just wondering.....

E6's production hasn't started yet whilst E8 boards have already been made and Exclusive doesn't have them.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kuang2 on Sun, 24 September 2017, 09:59:54
Hi everyone, I would like to make some huge update regarding the current situation of this GB

* First thing first, we should clarify who E-Team are. Basically jhoang, me and exclusive (know as exc) for short. We are not really a 3-man-show but 3 different entities coming together through QQ chat and such. E8 was originally designed and manufactured by exc. I and jhoang were like the first two participant and felt that the board was outstanding, why not going for a GB. The E-Team and E8-V1 name were jhoangs idea. The whole operation of GB, from opening google form, collecting money and ordering are just between jhoang and exec, I was totally not involved. Im only in charge of assembling E8-V1 for the price I have always been offering others. I consider myself as an outsource service provider. Also, I take care of the logistic from exc to jhoang.

* Why E8-V1 GB was delayed? This is the first GB ever for the team so there were a lot of unforeseen circumstances. First of all, the money was held by Paypal. The manufacturing process was delayed for 2 months due to the lack of fund. Then, jhoang had to use his own money to pay exc so the boards could go into production.
- Then, there was a flaw in plate design. Compare with the prototype, the final version got a lot of revisions by exc, one of them led to the position of the stabilisers to be a bit off. It made the metal stick touches the plate, causing unwanted sound as well as affecting the typing experience. Moreover, as exc already mentioned, due to the packaging, the name plates were scratched. The time to fix the plate and re-anodise the name plate took longer than expected as well. The plan was 2-3 weeks but ended up taking 2 months.
- After receiving the plates, I also realised that there was a little problem with the PCB causing the left Windows to malfunction. This one can be easily fixed but takes up a lot of time since each and every PCB has to be thoroughly checked.

* The status of the GB: all the parts of E8-V1 are readily at my warehouse and can be considered ready for shipment. The most tedious and time-consuming part now is engraving the name plate as ordered. I will sort the orders out as per the original list of participants (link (https://goo.gl/ghB1IL)), which is always published. I also had the list of those that need to be assembled (link (http://kuang2.net/eteam/assem)). For Vietnamese orders, I have already sorted them out because there are not many and all of them will be free shipped. The sorting for international orders will be done accordingly but the shipping will be on hold until jhoang provide me with the new list. The assembly, after getting confirmation from jhoang will take 2 days for a non-tuned board and 5 days for those that need tuning. The order will be according to the position of your order.

* Main problem: I do not have the list of people who are still keen to stick with our GB and those who have already backed out through Paypal dispute. I also dont know who paid jhoang for assembly service and who did not. And above all, I dont have the money to assemble as well as send out your boards. I have yet to receive a single penny from jhoang.

* About jhoang: I still havent been able to get in touch with him to get the necessary information as well as money (as if he wants me to take care of the rest of the GB). The last thing I know, and for sure is that there is around $18,000 held up by Paypal in jhoangs account (before the E6-V2 GB took place). Even now, I dont think Paypal has released the money so I believe that jhoang will have to use his own money to pay up for the upcoming costs of this GB.

* So why E8-V1 GB is struggling? As I once posted and you all know, jhoang has not been communicating, making things even worse. There are even more problems as follow:

P/S: The statements above doesnt mean that I will be officially step up and take over this GB. What I am doing is just to help my friend, jhoang as well as all those who still have faith in our E8-V1 GB or moreover, all the keyboard lovers. My English is not good, I dont have much time to log in GH regularly and I really cant get familiar with the PM system of this forum so if you have any question, feel free to post a reply here. If you want to ask something more familiar, just drop me an email at eteam@kuang2.net

P/S 2: I do believe that those who backed out from the E8-V1 GB please spare jhoang and those who are still keep the faith some breathing room. The less of your pitchforks, Paypal dispute and such, the quicker E8-V1 arrive at your mailbox.

P/S 3: About E6-V2, I will give exc all my design, and ask jhoang to give him all information and money for making it faster.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Sun, 24 September 2017, 10:23:01
I sent you an email.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sun, 24 September 2017, 12:33:42
Hi everyone, I would like to make some huge update regarding the current situation of this GB

* First thing first, we should clarify who E-Team are. Basically jhoang, me and exclusive (know as exc) for short. We are not really a 3-man-show but 3 different entities coming together through QQ chat and such. E8 was originally designed and manufactured by exc. I and jhoang were like the first two participant and felt that the board was outstanding, why not going for a GB. The E-Team and E8-V1 name were jhoangs idea. The whole operation of GB, from opening google form, collecting money and ordering are just between jhoang and exec, I was totally not involved. Im only in charge of assembling E8-V1 for the price I have always been offering others. I consider myself as an outsource service provider. Also, I take care of the logistic from exc to jhoang.

* Why E8-V1 GB was delayed? This is the first GB ever for the team so there were a lot of unforeseen circumstances. First of all, the money was held by Paypal. The manufacturing process was delayed for 2 months due to the lack of fund. Then, jhoang had to use his own money to pay exc so the boards could go into production.
- Then, there was a flaw in plate design. Compare with the prototype, the final version got a lot of revisions by exc, one of them led to the position of the stabilisers to be a bit off. It made the metal stick touches the plate, causing unwanted sound as well as affecting the typing experience. Moreover, as exc already mentioned, due to the packaging, the name plates were scratched. The time to fix the plate and re-anodise the name plate took longer than expected as well. The plan was 2-3 weeks but ended up taking 2 months.
- After receiving the plates, I also realised that there was a little problem with the PCB causing the left Windows to malfunction. This one can be easily fixed but takes up a lot of time since each and every PCB has to be thoroughly checked.

* The status of the GB: all the parts of E8-V1 are readily at my warehouse and can be considered ready for shipment. The most tedious and time-consuming part now is engraving the name plate as ordered. I will sort the orders out as per the original list of participants (link (https://goo.gl/ghB1IL)), which is always published. I also had the list of those that need to be assembled (link (http://kuang2.net/eteam/assem)). For Vietnamese orders, I have already sorted them out because there are not many and all of them will be free shipped. The sorting for international orders will be done accordingly but the shipping will be on hold until jhoang provide me with the new list. The assembly, after getting confirmation from jhoang will take 2 days for a non-tuned board and 5 days for those that need tuning. The order will be according to the position of your order.

* Main problem: I do not have the list of people who are still keen to stick with our GB and those who have already backed out through Paypal dispute. I also dont know who paid jhoang for assembly service and who did not. And above all, I dont have the money to assemble as well as send out your boards. I have yet to receive a single penny from jhoang.

* About jhoang: I still havent been able to get in touch with him to get the necessary information as well as money (as if he wants me to take care of the rest of the GB). The last thing I know, and for sure is that there is around $18,000 held up by Paypal in jhoangs account (before the E6-V2 GB took place). Even now, I dont think Paypal has released the money so I believe that jhoang will have to use his own money to pay up for the upcoming costs of this GB.

* So why E8-V1 GB is struggling? As I once posted and you all know, jhoang has not been communicating, making things even worse. There are even more problems as follow:
  • There are too many options for just one keyboard, leading to a lot more questions than expected.
  • Plate problem was not of a big deal but the time to fix it was. I do know some GB where the plates had more problems than this but the GB organiser ignored them and send out anyway, keeping it in the dark from participants.
  • From the perspective of some people that I discussed it with, the PCB problem was not a big deal neither. Anyone who could assemble a board by himself can fix it, but I personally dont believe so.
  • The lack of faith from GB participants this could be answered by yourselves.

P/S: The statements above doesnt mean that I will be officially step up and take over this GB. What I am doing is just to help my friend, jhoang as well as all those who still have faith in our E8-V1 GB or moreover, all the keyboard lovers. My English is not good, I dont have much time to log in GH regularly and I really cant get familiar with the PM system of this forum so if you have any question, feel free to post a reply here. If you want to ask something more familiar, just drop me an email at eteam@kuang2.net

P/S 2: I do believe that those who backed out from the E8-V1 GB please spare jhoang and those who are still keep the faith some breathing room. The less of your pitchforks, Paypal dispute and such, the quicker E8-V1 arrive at your mailbox.

P/S 3: About E6-V2, I will give exc all my design, and ask jhoang to give him all information and money for making it faster.

Thanks for this, good to hear that you actually physically have the boards in hand. Hoping everything works out, in the mean time.. I'll go ahead and cancel my disputes to try to make it easier,

Cheers
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Puddsy on Sun, 24 September 2017, 14:22:37
Any word on what will be done about extras?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Delirious on Sun, 24 September 2017, 15:37:53
More
Hi everyone, I would like to make some huge update regarding the current situation of this GB

* First thing first, we should clarify who E-Team are. Basically jhoang, me and exclusive (know as exc) for short. We are not really a 3-man-show but 3 different entities coming together through QQ chat and such. E8 was originally designed and manufactured by exc. I and jhoang were like the first two participant and felt that the board was outstanding, why not going for a GB. The E-Team and E8-V1 name were jhoangs idea. The whole operation of GB, from opening google form, collecting money and ordering are just between jhoang and exec, I was totally not involved. Im only in charge of assembling E8-V1 for the price I have always been offering others. I consider myself as an outsource service provider. Also, I take care of the logistic from exc to jhoang.

* Why E8-V1 GB was delayed? This is the first GB ever for the team so there were a lot of unforeseen circumstances. First of all, the money was held by Paypal. The manufacturing process was delayed for 2 months due to the lack of fund. Then, jhoang had to use his own money to pay exc so the boards could go into production.
- Then, there was a flaw in plate design. Compare with the prototype, the final version got a lot of revisions by exc, one of them led to the position of the stabilisers to be a bit off. It made the metal stick touches the plate, causing unwanted sound as well as affecting the typing experience. Moreover, as exc already mentioned, due to the packaging, the name plates were scratched. The time to fix the plate and re-anodise the name plate took longer than expected as well. The plan was 2-3 weeks but ended up taking 2 months.
- After receiving the plates, I also realised that there was a little problem with the PCB causing the left Windows to malfunction. This one can be easily fixed but takes up a lot of time since each and every PCB has to be thoroughly checked.

* The status of the GB: all the parts of E8-V1 are readily at my warehouse and can be considered ready for shipment. The most tedious and time-consuming part now is engraving the name plate as ordered. I will sort the orders out as per the original list of participants (link (https://goo.gl/ghB1IL)), which is always published. I also had the list of those that need to be assembled (link (http://kuang2.net/eteam/assem)). For Vietnamese orders, I have already sorted them out because there are not many and all of them will be free shipped. The sorting for international orders will be done accordingly but the shipping will be on hold until jhoang provide me with the new list. The assembly, after getting confirmation from jhoang will take 2 days for a non-tuned board and 5 days for those that need tuning. The order will be according to the position of your order.

* Main problem: I do not have the list of people who are still keen to stick with our GB and those who have already backed out through Paypal dispute. I also dont know who paid jhoang for assembly service and who did not. And above all, I dont have the money to assemble as well as send out your boards. I have yet to receive a single penny from jhoang.

* About jhoang: I still havent been able to get in touch with him to get the necessary information as well as money (as if he wants me to take care of the rest of the GB). The last thing I know, and for sure is that there is around $18,000 held up by Paypal in jhoangs account (before the E6-V2 GB took place). Even now, I dont think Paypal has released the money so I believe that jhoang will have to use his own money to pay up for the upcoming costs of this GB.

* So why E8-V1 GB is struggling? As I once posted and you all know, jhoang has not been communicating, making things even worse. There are even more problems as follow:
  • There are too many options for just one keyboard, leading to a lot more questions than expected.
  • Plate problem was not of a big deal but the time to fix it was. I do know some GB where the plates had more problems than this but the GB organiser ignored them and send out anyway, keeping it in the dark from participants.
  • From the perspective of some people that I discussed it with, the PCB problem was not a big deal neither. Anyone who could assemble a board by himself can fix it, but I personally dont believe so.
  • The lack of faith from GB participants this could be answered by yourselves.

P/S: The statements above doesnt mean that I will be officially step up and take over this GB. What I am doing is just to help my friend, jhoang as well as all those who still have faith in our E8-V1 GB or moreover, all the keyboard lovers. My English is not good, I dont have much time to log in GH regularly and I really cant get familiar with the PM system of this forum so if you have any question, feel free to post a reply here. If you want to ask something more familiar, just drop me an email at eteam@kuang2.net

P/S 2: I do believe that those who backed out from the E8-V1 GB please spare jhoang and those who are still keep the faith some breathing room. The less of your pitchforks, Paypal dispute and such, the quicker E8-V1 arrive at your mailbox.

P/S 3: About E6-V2, I will give exc all my design, and ask jhoang to give him all information and money for making it faster.

So much ping pong going on in this groupbuy. I have been in longer groupbuy and I understand the risks and unforeseeable roadblocks involved in Groupbuy. But this is the first time since sprit I have seen a runner who is as disrespectful as jhoang. You have problem, I get it, just say something and I will wait. Instead, you bounced around your responsibilities to your so-called friends, first it was exclusive, now kuang2. Even the way you did it was in such a half-ass way. You wanted kuang2 to ship/assemble the board but you have yet to provide him with the shipping list or the assembly service list, like what the ****? So what if kuang2 now has all the boards, kuang2 even stated that he doesnt know what to do with them.

At this point I am over this buy, I just want the stupid board. I have never disputed with paypal claims because like I said, I understand the risk of GB, but I cannot tolerate undisciplined and half-ass organizer. I no longer desire the engravings or whatever ****ery related to this board.

Kuang2 if you read this I want you to know that I will pay for the extra shipping cost, just ship me my ****ing board, no engravings or any extra service needed. PM me directly and I will provide you my address and ppal info for the shipping invoice. Thank you.


Mnh rất thất vọng với ci groupbuy ny. Nếu cc bạn thch chơi bng bn đổ trch nhiệm cho nhau th khng nn lm groupbuy quốc tế. Muốn ra lm ăn quốc tế th phải c tiếng ni, khng nn giở tr lm nhm đnh đổ trch nhiệm cho nhau được. Trong vng cả 8 thng nay mnh khng ni một cu no, hay l đi tiền lại trn paypal bởi mnh nghỉ l người Việt Nam với nhau nn tin tưởng g nh.

Mnh sẵn sng trả tiền cước ph lần thứ hai để Kuang2 ship ci bn phm của mnh. Kuang2 nếu đọc được th gởi PM để lấy địa chỉ. Cm ơn.


Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: afrokobe on Sun, 24 September 2017, 15:50:52
More
Hi everyone, I would like to make some huge update regarding the current situation of this GB

* First thing first, we should clarify who E-Team are. Basically jhoang, me and exclusive (know as exc) for short. We are not really a 3-man-show but 3 different entities coming together through QQ chat and such. E8 was originally designed and manufactured by exc. I and jhoang were like the first two participant and felt that the board was outstanding, why not going for a GB. The E-Team and E8-V1 name were jhoangs idea. The whole operation of GB, from opening google form, collecting money and ordering are just between jhoang and exec, I was totally not involved. Im only in charge of assembling E8-V1 for the price I have always been offering others. I consider myself as an outsource service provider. Also, I take care of the logistic from exc to jhoang.

* Why E8-V1 GB was delayed? This is the first GB ever for the team so there were a lot of unforeseen circumstances. First of all, the money was held by Paypal. The manufacturing process was delayed for 2 months due to the lack of fund. Then, jhoang had to use his own money to pay exc so the boards could go into production.
- Then, there was a flaw in plate design. Compare with the prototype, the final version got a lot of revisions by exc, one of them led to the position of the stabilisers to be a bit off. It made the metal stick touches the plate, causing unwanted sound as well as affecting the typing experience. Moreover, as exc already mentioned, due to the packaging, the name plates were scratched. The time to fix the plate and re-anodise the name plate took longer than expected as well. The plan was 2-3 weeks but ended up taking 2 months.
- After receiving the plates, I also realised that there was a little problem with the PCB causing the left Windows to malfunction. This one can be easily fixed but takes up a lot of time since each and every PCB has to be thoroughly checked.

* The status of the GB: all the parts of E8-V1 are readily at my warehouse and can be considered ready for shipment. The most tedious and time-consuming part now is engraving the name plate as ordered. I will sort the orders out as per the original list of participants (link (https://goo.gl/ghB1IL)), which is always published. I also had the list of those that need to be assembled (link (http://kuang2.net/eteam/assem)). For Vietnamese orders, I have already sorted them out because there are not many and all of them will be free shipped. The sorting for international orders will be done accordingly but the shipping will be on hold until jhoang provide me with the new list. The assembly, after getting confirmation from jhoang will take 2 days for a non-tuned board and 5 days for those that need tuning. The order will be according to the position of your order.

* Main problem: I do not have the list of people who are still keen to stick with our GB and those who have already backed out through Paypal dispute. I also dont know who paid jhoang for assembly service and who did not. And above all, I dont have the money to assemble as well as send out your boards. I have yet to receive a single penny from jhoang.

* About jhoang: I still havent been able to get in touch with him to get the necessary information as well as money (as if he wants me to take care of the rest of the GB). The last thing I know, and for sure is that there is around $18,000 held up by Paypal in jhoangs account (before the E6-V2 GB took place). Even now, I dont think Paypal has released the money so I believe that jhoang will have to use his own money to pay up for the upcoming costs of this GB.

* So why E8-V1 GB is struggling? As I once posted and you all know, jhoang has not been communicating, making things even worse. There are even more problems as follow:
  • There are too many options for just one keyboard, leading to a lot more questions than expected.
  • Plate problem was not of a big deal but the time to fix it was. I do know some GB where the plates had more problems than this but the GB organiser ignored them and send out anyway, keeping it in the dark from participants.
  • From the perspective of some people that I discussed it with, the PCB problem was not a big deal neither. Anyone who could assemble a board by himself can fix it, but I personally dont believe so.
  • The lack of faith from GB participants this could be answered by yourselves.

P/S: The statements above doesnt mean that I will be officially step up and take over this GB. What I am doing is just to help my friend, jhoang as well as all those who still have faith in our E8-V1 GB or moreover, all the keyboard lovers. My English is not good, I dont have much time to log in GH regularly and I really cant get familiar with the PM system of this forum so if you have any question, feel free to post a reply here. If you want to ask something more familiar, just drop me an email at eteam@kuang2.net

P/S 2: I do believe that those who backed out from the E8-V1 GB please spare jhoang and those who are still keep the faith some breathing room. The less of your pitchforks, Paypal dispute and such, the quicker E8-V1 arrive at your mailbox.

P/S 3: About E6-V2, I will give exc all my design, and ask jhoang to give him all information and money for making it faster.

So much ping pong going on in this groupbuy. I have been in longer groupbuy and I understand the risks and unforeseeable roadblocks involved in Groupbuy. But this is the first time since sprit I have seen a runner who is as disrespectful as jhoang. You have problem, I get it, just say something and I will wait. Instead, you bounced around your responsibilities to your so-called friends, first it was exclusive, now kuang2. Even the way you did it was in such a half-ass way. You wanted kuang2 to ship/assemble the board but you have yet to provide him with the shipping list or the assembly service list, like what the ****? So what if kuang2 now has all the boards, kuang2 even stated that he doesnt know what to do with them.

At this point I am over this buy, I just want the stupid board. I have never disputed with paypal claims because like I said, I understand the risk of GB, but I cannot tolerate undisciplined and half-ass organizer. I no longer desire the engravings or whatever ****ery related to this board.

Kuang2 if you read this I want you to know that I will pay for the extra shipping cost, just ship me my ****ing board, no engravings or any extra service needed. PM me directly and I will provide you my address and ppal info for the shipping invoice. Thank you.


Mnh rất thất vọng với ci groupbuy ny. Nếu cc bạn thch chơi bng bn đổ trch nhiệm cho nhau th khng nn lm groupbuy quốc tế. Muốn ra lm ăn quốc tế th phải c tiếng ni, khng nn giở tr lm nhm đnh đổ trch nhiệm cho nhau được. Trong vng cả 8 thng nay mnh khng ni một cu no, hay l đi tiền lại trn paypal bởi mnh nghỉ l người Việt Nam với nhau nn tin tưởng g nh.

Mnh sẵn sng trả tiền cước ph lần thứ hai để Kuang2 ship ci bn phm của mnh. Kuang2 nếu đọc được th gởi PM để lấy địa chỉ. Cm ơn.

I second this, I no longer want to deal with Jhoang.  My dispute is going through and will continue to go through, unless Jhoang provides some meaningful resolution for all of the GB participants.  As this is unlikely to happen, once my dispute has gone through, I will happily pay the amount, originally paid for my board, to Kuang2 and cover any additional shipping costs.

This entire buy has left quite a sour taste in my mouth.  To the people trying to help this out despite not being their responsibility, Exclusive and Kuang2, you guys are amazing and thank you for doing extra work to help the participants get their end product. 
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Sun, 24 September 2017, 16:00:10
More
Hi everyone, I would like to make some huge update regarding the current situation of this GB

* First thing first, we should clarify who E-Team are. Basically jhoang, me and exclusive (know as exc) for short. We are not really a 3-man-show but 3 different entities coming together through QQ chat and such. E8 was originally designed and manufactured by exc. I and jhoang were like the first two participant and felt that the board was outstanding, why not going for a GB. The E-Team and E8-V1 name were jhoangs idea. The whole operation of GB, from opening google form, collecting money and ordering are just between jhoang and exec, I was totally not involved. Im only in charge of assembling E8-V1 for the price I have always been offering others. I consider myself as an outsource service provider. Also, I take care of the logistic from exc to jhoang.

* Why E8-V1 GB was delayed? This is the first GB ever for the team so there were a lot of unforeseen circumstances. First of all, the money was held by Paypal. The manufacturing process was delayed for 2 months due to the lack of fund. Then, jhoang had to use his own money to pay exc so the boards could go into production.
- Then, there was a flaw in plate design. Compare with the prototype, the final version got a lot of revisions by exc, one of them led to the position of the stabilisers to be a bit off. It made the metal stick touches the plate, causing unwanted sound as well as affecting the typing experience. Moreover, as exc already mentioned, due to the packaging, the name plates were scratched. The time to fix the plate and re-anodise the name plate took longer than expected as well. The plan was 2-3 weeks but ended up taking 2 months.
- After receiving the plates, I also realised that there was a little problem with the PCB causing the left Windows to malfunction. This one can be easily fixed but takes up a lot of time since each and every PCB has to be thoroughly checked.

* The status of the GB: all the parts of E8-V1 are readily at my warehouse and can be considered ready for shipment. The most tedious and time-consuming part now is engraving the name plate as ordered. I will sort the orders out as per the original list of participants (link (https://goo.gl/ghB1IL)), which is always published. I also had the list of those that need to be assembled (link (http://kuang2.net/eteam/assem)). For Vietnamese orders, I have already sorted them out because there are not many and all of them will be free shipped. The sorting for international orders will be done accordingly but the shipping will be on hold until jhoang provide me with the new list. The assembly, after getting confirmation from jhoang will take 2 days for a non-tuned board and 5 days for those that need tuning. The order will be according to the position of your order.

* Main problem: I do not have the list of people who are still keen to stick with our GB and those who have already backed out through Paypal dispute. I also dont know who paid jhoang for assembly service and who did not. And above all, I dont have the money to assemble as well as send out your boards. I have yet to receive a single penny from jhoang.

* About jhoang: I still havent been able to get in touch with him to get the necessary information as well as money (as if he wants me to take care of the rest of the GB). The last thing I know, and for sure is that there is around $18,000 held up by Paypal in jhoangs account (before the E6-V2 GB took place). Even now, I dont think Paypal has released the money so I believe that jhoang will have to use his own money to pay up for the upcoming costs of this GB.

* So why E8-V1 GB is struggling? As I once posted and you all know, jhoang has not been communicating, making things even worse. There are even more problems as follow:
  • There are too many options for just one keyboard, leading to a lot more questions than expected.
  • Plate problem was not of a big deal but the time to fix it was. I do know some GB where the plates had more problems than this but the GB organiser ignored them and send out anyway, keeping it in the dark from participants.
  • From the perspective of some people that I discussed it with, the PCB problem was not a big deal neither. Anyone who could assemble a board by himself can fix it, but I personally dont believe so.
  • The lack of faith from GB participants this could be answered by yourselves.

P/S: The statements above doesnt mean that I will be officially step up and take over this GB. What I am doing is just to help my friend, jhoang as well as all those who still have faith in our E8-V1 GB or moreover, all the keyboard lovers. My English is not good, I dont have much time to log in GH regularly and I really cant get familiar with the PM system of this forum so if you have any question, feel free to post a reply here. If you want to ask something more familiar, just drop me an email at eteam@kuang2.net

P/S 2: I do believe that those who backed out from the E8-V1 GB please spare jhoang and those who are still keep the faith some breathing room. The less of your pitchforks, Paypal dispute and such, the quicker E8-V1 arrive at your mailbox.

P/S 3: About E6-V2, I will give exc all my design, and ask jhoang to give him all information and money for making it faster.

So much ping pong going on in this groupbuy. I have been in longer groupbuy and I understand the risks and unforeseeable roadblocks involved in Groupbuy. But this is the first time since sprit I have seen a runner who is as disrespectful as jhoang. You have problem, I get it, just say something and I will wait. Instead, you bounced around your responsibilities to your so-called friends, first it was exclusive, now kuang2. Even the way you did it was in such a half-ass way. You wanted kuang2 to ship/assemble the board but you have yet to provide him with the shipping list or the assembly service list, like what the ****? So what if kuang2 now has all the boards, kuang2 even stated that he doesnt know what to do with them.

At this point I am over this buy, I just want the stupid board. I have never disputed with paypal claims because like I said, I understand the risk of GB, but I cannot tolerate undisciplined and half-ass organizer. I no longer desire the engravings or whatever ****ery related to this board.

Kuang2 if you read this I want you to know that I will pay for the extra shipping cost, just ship me my ****ing board, no engravings or any extra service needed. PM me directly and I will provide you my address and ppal info for the shipping invoice. Thank you.


Mnh rất thất vọng với ci groupbuy ny. Nếu cc bạn thch chơi bng bn đổ trch nhiệm cho nhau th khng nn lm groupbuy quốc tế. Muốn ra lm ăn quốc tế th phải c tiếng ni, khng nn giở tr lm nhm đnh đổ trch nhiệm cho nhau được. Trong vng cả 8 thng nay mnh khng ni một cu no, hay l đi tiền lại trn paypal bởi mnh nghỉ l người Việt Nam với nhau nn tin tưởng g nh.

Mnh sẵn sng trả tiền cước ph lần thứ hai để Kuang2 ship ci bn phm của mnh. Kuang2 nếu đọc được th gởi PM để lấy địa chỉ. Cm ơn.

I second this. I am willing to forego engraving as well.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Sun, 24 September 2017, 20:23:41
More
Hi everyone, I would like to make some huge update regarding the current situation of this GB

* First thing first, we should clarify who E-Team are. Basically jhoang, me and exclusive (know as exc) for short. We are not really a 3-man-show but 3 different entities coming together through QQ chat and such. E8 was originally designed and manufactured by exc. I and jhoang were like the first two participant and felt that the board was outstanding, why not going for a GB. The E-Team and E8-V1 name were jhoangs idea. The whole operation of GB, from opening google form, collecting money and ordering are just between jhoang and exec, I was totally not involved. Im only in charge of assembling E8-V1 for the price I have always been offering others. I consider myself as an outsource service provider. Also, I take care of the logistic from exc to jhoang.

* Why E8-V1 GB was delayed? This is the first GB ever for the team so there were a lot of unforeseen circumstances. First of all, the money was held by Paypal. The manufacturing process was delayed for 2 months due to the lack of fund. Then, jhoang had to use his own money to pay exc so the boards could go into production.
- Then, there was a flaw in plate design. Compare with the prototype, the final version got a lot of revisions by exc, one of them led to the position of the stabilisers to be a bit off. It made the metal stick touches the plate, causing unwanted sound as well as affecting the typing experience. Moreover, as exc already mentioned, due to the packaging, the name plates were scratched. The time to fix the plate and re-anodise the name plate took longer than expected as well. The plan was 2-3 weeks but ended up taking 2 months.
- After receiving the plates, I also realised that there was a little problem with the PCB causing the left Windows to malfunction. This one can be easily fixed but takes up a lot of time since each and every PCB has to be thoroughly checked.

* The status of the GB: all the parts of E8-V1 are readily at my warehouse and can be considered ready for shipment. The most tedious and time-consuming part now is engraving the name plate as ordered. I will sort the orders out as per the original list of participants (link (https://goo.gl/ghB1IL)), which is always published. I also had the list of those that need to be assembled (link (http://kuang2.net/eteam/assem)). For Vietnamese orders, I have already sorted them out because there are not many and all of them will be free shipped. The sorting for international orders will be done accordingly but the shipping will be on hold until jhoang provide me with the new list. The assembly, after getting confirmation from jhoang will take 2 days for a non-tuned board and 5 days for those that need tuning. The order will be according to the position of your order.

* Main problem: I do not have the list of people who are still keen to stick with our GB and those who have already backed out through Paypal dispute. I also dont know who paid jhoang for assembly service and who did not. And above all, I dont have the money to assemble as well as send out your boards. I have yet to receive a single penny from jhoang.

* About jhoang: I still havent been able to get in touch with him to get the necessary information as well as money (as if he wants me to take care of the rest of the GB). The last thing I know, and for sure is that there is around $18,000 held up by Paypal in jhoangs account (before the E6-V2 GB took place). Even now, I dont think Paypal has released the money so I believe that jhoang will have to use his own money to pay up for the upcoming costs of this GB.

* So why E8-V1 GB is struggling? As I once posted and you all know, jhoang has not been communicating, making things even worse. There are even more problems as follow:
  • There are too many options for just one keyboard, leading to a lot more questions than expected.
  • Plate problem was not of a big deal but the time to fix it was. I do know some GB where the plates had more problems than this but the GB organiser ignored them and send out anyway, keeping it in the dark from participants.
  • From the perspective of some people that I discussed it with, the PCB problem was not a big deal neither. Anyone who could assemble a board by himself can fix it, but I personally dont believe so.
  • The lack of faith from GB participants this could be answered by yourselves.

P/S: The statements above doesnt mean that I will be officially step up and take over this GB. What I am doing is just to help my friend, jhoang as well as all those who still have faith in our E8-V1 GB or moreover, all the keyboard lovers. My English is not good, I dont have much time to log in GH regularly and I really cant get familiar with the PM system of this forum so if you have any question, feel free to post a reply here. If you want to ask something more familiar, just drop me an email at eteam@kuang2.net

P/S 2: I do believe that those who backed out from the E8-V1 GB please spare jhoang and those who are still keep the faith some breathing room. The less of your pitchforks, Paypal dispute and such, the quicker E8-V1 arrive at your mailbox.

P/S 3: About E6-V2, I will give exc all my design, and ask jhoang to give him all information and money for making it faster.

So much ping pong going on in this groupbuy. I have been in longer groupbuy and I understand the risks and unforeseeable roadblocks involved in Groupbuy. But this is the first time since sprit I have seen a runner who is as disrespectful as jhoang. You have problem, I get it, just say something and I will wait. Instead, you bounced around your responsibilities to your so-called friends, first it was exclusive, now kuang2. Even the way you did it was in such a half-ass way. You wanted kuang2 to ship/assemble the board but you have yet to provide him with the shipping list or the assembly service list, like what the ****? So what if kuang2 now has all the boards, kuang2 even stated that he doesnt know what to do with them.

At this point I am over this buy, I just want the stupid board. I have never disputed with paypal claims because like I said, I understand the risk of GB, but I cannot tolerate undisciplined and half-ass organizer. I no longer desire the engravings or whatever ****ery related to this board.

Kuang2 if you read this I want you to know that I will pay for the extra shipping cost, just ship me my ****ing board, no engravings or any extra service needed. PM me directly and I will provide you my address and ppal info for the shipping invoice. Thank you.


Mnh rất thất vọng với ci groupbuy ny. Nếu cc bạn thch chơi bng bn đổ trch nhiệm cho nhau th khng nn lm groupbuy quốc tế. Muốn ra lm ăn quốc tế th phải c tiếng ni, khng nn giở tr lm nhm đnh đổ trch nhiệm cho nhau được. Trong vng cả 8 thng nay mnh khng ni một cu no, hay l đi tiền lại trn paypal bởi mnh nghỉ l người Việt Nam với nhau nn tin tưởng g nh.

Mnh sẵn sng trả tiền cước ph lần thứ hai để Kuang2 ship ci bn phm của mnh. Kuang2 nếu đọc được th gởi PM để lấy địa chỉ. Cm ơn.

I second this. I am willing to forego engraving as well.

Same here. I'd be willing to pay shipping costs and give up engraving to get my order now.

I've emailed Kuang about it too.

Surely, we'll need to provide proof to Kuang that we haven't filed a charge back vs Jhoang.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Mon, 25 September 2017, 15:03:19
kuang2, I sent you a private message.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: OfTheWild on Mon, 25 September 2017, 20:25:08
I don't think making special requests through this thread is going to help any situation or even be considered.

I will wait patiently to get a board eventually. The only thing I will say is that I really wish the choice to do the E6 was halted until these details were sorted here with the paypal and the manufacturing. I appreciate Exc. and Kuang's posts with their statuses. I really think the next step would be for someone within your "E-Team" to take over from jhoang and move this forward. Can he refund the money, and then you guys can figure out a better way for us to pay you for our boards?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Mon, 25 September 2017, 21:12:46
I don't think making special requests through this thread is going to help any situation or even be considered.

I will wait patiently to get a board eventually. The only thing I will say is that I really wish the choice to do the E6 was halted until these details were sorted here with the paypal and the manufacturing. I appreciate Exc. and Kuang's posts with their statuses. I really think the next step would be for someone within your "E-Team" to take over from jhoang and move this forward. Can he refund the money, and then you guys can figure out a better way for us to pay you for our boards?

Same, im gonna chill and wait for things to get sorted out
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: amnesia0287 on Mon, 25 September 2017, 21:16:37
I don't think making special requests through this thread is going to help any situation or even be considered.

I will wait patiently to get a board eventually. The only thing I will say is that I really wish the choice to do the E6 was halted until these details were sorted here with the paypal and the manufacturing. I appreciate Exc. and Kuang's posts with their statuses. I really think the next step would be for someone within your "E-Team" to take over from jhoang and move this forward. Can he refund the money, and then you guys can figure out a better way for us to pay you for our boards?

How would he refund the money lol. How do you think the manufacturing/shipping fees happened. The issue at this point is likely that he has negative PayPal balance and open disputes and no way to get the money back even if he wanted to. Its not like he can return the cases to get money for refunds.

This is why disputing in a GB early is such a huge problem. Between the cases, shipping, anodizing, reanodizing, etc, there is likely no money left to refund. As soon as 1 person disputed and his account got frozen jhoang was screwed cause he still likely needs money to complete the order. Once that happens the delays start to snowball which means more disputes which means more negative balance.

Dont get me wrong, there is no defense for just stopping communication. But whoever it was that disputed super early likely holds a good bit of blame as well. I imagine at a certain point there were so many open disputes and negative balance all while stuck waiting for replacement parts that jhoang just gave up.

The issue now is there really isnt a good way forward. IMO the best option would likely be to figure out what cases have been disputed and resell those. Then take the money from those sales to complete the others. I know people dont wanna wait, but Im not really sure how else this will be financed unless everyone just wants to spend more money.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Mon, 25 September 2017, 21:55:25
I don't think making special requests through this thread is going to help any situation or even be considered.

I will wait patiently to get a board eventually. The only thing I will say is that I really wish the choice to do the E6 was halted until these details were sorted here with the paypal and the manufacturing. I appreciate Exc. and Kuang's posts with their statuses. I really think the next step would be for someone within your "E-Team" to take over from jhoang and move this forward. Can he refund the money, and then you guys can figure out a better way for us to pay you for our boards?

How would he refund the money lol. How do you think the manufacturing/shipping fees happened. The issue at this point is likely that he has negative PayPal balance and open disputes and no way to get the money back even if he wanted to. Its not like he can return the cases to get money for refunds.

This is why disputing in a GB early is such a huge problem. Between the cases, shipping, anodizing, reanodizing, etc, there is likely no money left to refund. As soon as 1 person disputed and his account got frozen jhoang was screwed cause he still likely needs money to complete the order. Once that happens the delays start to snowball which means more disputes which means more negative balance.

Dont get me wrong, there is no defense for just stopping communication. But whoever it was that disputed super early likely holds a good bit of blame as well. I imagine at a certain point there were so many open disputes and negative balance all while stuck waiting for replacement parts that jhoang just gave up.

The issue now is there really isnt a good way forward. IMO the best option would likely be to figure out what cases have been disputed and resell those. Then take the money from those sales to complete the others. I know people dont wanna wait, but Im not really sure how else this will be financed unless everyone just wants to spend more money.

Nah, it was more than just that. From the beginning, the original invoicing flagged his account and a third (or half) of the money was frozen. He had to put in his own personal money to push the project forward, that was very near the beginning of the buy though. Since then, issues cropped up here and there and things got worse, he even asked that people not dispute so that he can properly resolve his issues, but the disputes piled on and I *think* that his paypal got absolutely boned. I can't speculate what's going on right now, but last I heard, just a little over a month ago, he was "trying to resolve the problems". He has been MIA since then
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Delirious on Mon, 25 September 2017, 23:40:57
Some of us realize there is no fund to move forward with this groupbuy, but the boards are already there, just collecting dirt. Hence a few are willing to pay shipping fee the second time to get the ball rolling again.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kuang2 on Tue, 26 September 2017, 02:15:21
So much ping pong going on in this groupbuy. I have been in longer groupbuy and I understand the risks and unforeseeable roadblocks involved in Groupbuy. But this is the first time since sprit I have seen a runner who is as disrespectful as jhoang. You have problem, I get it, just say something and I will wait. Instead, you bounced around your responsibilities to your so-called friends, first it was exclusive, now kuang2. Even the way you did it was in such a half-ass way. You wanted kuang2 to ship/assemble the board but you have yet to provide him with the shipping list or the assembly service list, like what the ****? So what if kuang2 now has all the boards, kuang2 even stated that he doesnt know what to do with them.

At this point I am over this buy, I just want the stupid board. I have never disputed with paypal claims because like I said, I understand the risk of GB, but I cannot tolerate undisciplined and half-ass organizer. I no longer desire the engravings or whatever ****ery related to this board.

Kuang2 if you read this I want you to know that I will pay for the extra shipping cost, just ship me my ****ing board, no engravings or any extra service needed. PM me directly and I will provide you my address and ppal info for the shipping invoice. Thank you.


Mnh rất thất vọng với ci groupbuy ny. Nếu cc bạn thch chơi bng bn đổ trch nhiệm cho nhau th khng nn lm groupbuy quốc tế. Muốn ra lm ăn quốc tế th phải c tiếng ni, khng nn giở tr lm nhm đnh đổ trch nhiệm cho nhau được. Trong vng cả 8 thng nay mnh khng ni một cu no, hay l đi tiền lại trn paypal bởi mnh nghỉ l người Việt Nam với nhau nn tin tưởng g nh.

Mnh sẵn sng trả tiền cước ph lần thứ hai để Kuang2 ship ci bn phm của mnh. Kuang2 nếu đọc được th gởi PM để lấy địa chỉ. Cm ơn.

Same here. I'd be willing to pay shipping costs and give up engraving to get my order now.

I've emailed Kuang about it too.

Surely, we'll need to provide proof to Kuang that we haven't filed a charge back vs Jhoang.

I second this. I am willing to forego engraving as well.


I second this, I no longer want to deal with Jhoang.  My dispute is going through and will continue to go through, unless Jhoang provides some meaningful resolution for all of the GB participants.  As this is unlikely to happen, once my dispute has gone through, I will happily pay the amount, originally paid for my board, to Kuang2 and cover any additional shipping costs.

This entire buy has left quite a sour taste in my mouth.  To the people trying to help this out despite not being their responsibility, Exclusive and Kuang2, you guys are amazing and thank you for doing extra work to help the participants get their end product. 

In fact I really do not want you to waste more money for such a GB like this. I believe in jhoang, none of your money have been stolen, we are here trying to find someway out, make GB faster. At least, 4 of your orders are on my table now, i will send them out after finish all vietnamese orders. Can you please advise me your address to my email eteam@kuang2.net

I don't think making special requests through this thread is going to help any situation or even be considered.

I will wait patiently to get a board eventually. The only thing I will say is that I really wish the choice to do the E6 was halted until these details were sorted here with the paypal and the manufacturing. I appreciate Exc. and Kuang's posts with their statuses. I really think the next step would be for someone within your "E-Team" to take over from jhoang and move this forward. Can he refund the money, and then you guys can figure out a better way for us to pay you for our boards?


Some of us realize there is no fund to move forward with this groupbuy, but the boards are already there, just collecting dirt. Hence a few are willing to pay shipping fee the second time to get the ball rolling again.


How would he refund the money lol. How do you think the manufacturing/shipping fees happened. The issue at this point is likely that he has negative PayPal balance and open disputes and no way to get the money back even if he wanted to. Its not like he can return the cases to get money for refunds.

This is why disputing in a GB early is such a huge problem. Between the cases, shipping, anodizing, reanodizing, etc, there is likely no money left to refund. As soon as 1 person disputed and his account got frozen jhoang was screwed cause he still likely needs money to complete the order. Once that happens the delays start to snowball which means more disputes which means more negative balance.

Dont get me wrong, there is no defense for just stopping communication. But whoever it was that disputed super early likely holds a good bit of blame as well. I imagine at a certain point there were so many open disputes and negative balance all while stuck waiting for replacement parts that jhoang just gave up.

The issue now is there really isnt a good way forward. IMO the best option would likely be to figure out what cases have been disputed and resell those. Then take the money from those sales to complete the others. I know people dont wanna wait, but Im not really sure how else this will be financed unless everyone just wants to spend more money.

I know that some are still waiting for their boards, and some doesn't. But if we sell their board, money must come to them, not me. Another plan that can earn some money that I will sell my and jhoang collections, to take care shipping cost

kuang2, I sent you a private message.

Please, please do not give me PM on GH :( You can email me to eteam@kuang2.net

About E6-V2: I do not talk to exc for several days, but will help him all that I can. E6-V2 will be shipped from China, not Viet Nam. I will come to help him on package and other thing. We still have some small problems: PCB (we have problem with E8 PCB, and do not want any problem on E6), money (paypal will still keep our money, for sure), .... 

Last update for today: i've heard something about jhoang, being in hospital for a long time, but I'm not sure is true, will notice you later (as it happen to some GB holder before, so do not care about it...)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Tue, 26 September 2017, 02:34:23
Hey Kuang, I've sent you an email already.Going to send you another to confirm my geekhack nick name
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Tue, 26 September 2017, 03:39:51
I know that some are still waiting for their boards, and some doesn't. But if we sell their board, money must come to them, not me. Another plan that can earn some money that I will sell my and jhoang collections, to take care shipping cost
he means the boards that have already been disputed/refunded. and i don't think anyone of us want you to sell off your boards so we can get ours. perhaps those who have received refunds from paypal can inform kuang of the details of your orders so he knows which boards are currently ownerless.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 26 September 2017, 08:23:57
Okay, I have now sent you an email.  Thank you for communicating with the group. 
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: ak_xf1re on Tue, 26 September 2017, 08:50:17
I have also emailed regarding this as I have not continued with the dispute within Paypal. Thanks
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Tue, 26 September 2017, 09:39:41
Kuang, emailed you just now. Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: afrokobe on Tue, 26 September 2017, 11:52:56
so have the plates and name plates made it to you?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: OfTheWild on Tue, 26 September 2017, 18:35:23
I don't think making special requests through this thread is going to help any situation or even be considered.

I will wait patiently to get a board eventually. The only thing I will say is that I really wish the choice to do the E6 was halted until these details were sorted here with the paypal and the manufacturing. I appreciate Exc. and Kuang's posts with their statuses. I really think the next step would be for someone within your "E-Team" to take over from jhoang and move this forward. Can he refund the money, and then you guys can figure out a better way for us to pay you for our boards?

How would he refund the money lol. How do you think the manufacturing/shipping fees happened. The issue at this point is likely that he has negative PayPal balance and open disputes and no way to get the money back even if he wanted to. Its not like he can return the cases to get money for refunds.

This is why disputing in a GB early is such a huge problem. Between the cases, shipping, anodizing, reanodizing, etc, there is likely no money left to refund. As soon as 1 person disputed and his account got frozen jhoang was screwed cause he still likely needs money to complete the order. Once that happens the delays start to snowball which means more disputes which means more negative balance.

Dont get me wrong, there is no defense for just stopping communication. But whoever it was that disputed super early likely holds a good bit of blame as well. I imagine at a certain point there were so many open disputes and negative balance all while stuck waiting for replacement parts that jhoang just gave up.

The issue now is there really isnt a good way forward. IMO the best option would likely be to figure out what cases have been disputed and resell those. Then take the money from those sales to complete the others. I know people dont wanna wait, but Im not really sure how else this will be financed unless everyone just wants to spend more money.

Nah, it was more than just that. From the beginning, the original invoicing flagged his account and a third (or half) of the money was frozen. He had to put in his own personal money to push the project forward, that was very near the beginning of the buy though. Since then, issues cropped up here and there and things got worse, he even asked that people not dispute so that he can properly resolve his issues, but the disputes piled on and I *think* that his paypal got absolutely boned. I can't speculate what's going on right now, but last I heard, just a little over a month ago, he was "trying to resolve the problems". He has been MIA since then

Right, so my understanding was that a large portion of money has been frozen by Paypal, jhoang put in some of his own money to get things started... but the rest of the money which he expected to be released has not been released. That is the money I would expect *could* be refunded back to the buyers who can then pay a different person within the E-Team. Obviously jhoang needs to be reimbursed for his personal money contributed, but at least the money would get to the right people to finish up paying for all the products and services that were involved with this.

Has anyone talked with Paypal to see what their problem was? Is there some kind of documentation that needs to be provided beyond them doing some kind of check to make sure we're not funding some crime org? I dont know anything about international paypal issues.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: JDragon on Tue, 26 September 2017, 18:40:00
I sent an e-mail.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: scttooo on Wed, 27 September 2017, 11:26:20
kuang2 I emailed you yesterday about sending the board without engraving.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: gt1989 on Wed, 27 September 2017, 11:39:10
Hey kuang2, I sent you an email regarding an address change.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: odd on Wed, 27 September 2017, 14:51:40
Thank you kuang2 for giving us all a update. I have sent you a email to the address you posted here. I too am someone who has not filed a dispute and in fact my time to do so is past the 180 day so my money for this keyboard is done and is in limbo right now. I would gladly pay for shipping again to get my board and in fact I would even pay a bit more if it could help to ship someone else's board as well.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: PurpleURP on Thu, 28 September 2017, 11:48:14
Hi Kuang2, i have sent you an email for shipping my board without engraving. Thanks
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: JDragon on Thu, 28 September 2017, 15:34:10
Has anyone received a reply to their e-mail?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: cissfoxx on Thu, 28 September 2017, 15:36:22
Not yet :/

Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Thu, 28 September 2017, 15:45:44
I haven't received any reply to my emails.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Thu, 28 September 2017, 18:13:11
No replies here either.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Thu, 28 September 2017, 22:01:20
same as you guys
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: mmdango on Fri, 29 September 2017, 02:12:34
Just received a response from Kuang saying the name plate will be done next week. I'm also the 2nd order and it sounds like he's doing this in order, so maybe this update does not apply to everyone, but I would assume all name plates are being done at the same time
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Fri, 29 September 2017, 02:27:55
i had also just received an email asking for my shipping address and phone number (seems like jhoang didn't transfer these info to kuang, but then i don't really remember what information i did give jhoang). he also says that it will take one week or longer to complete the assembly. no mention about name plates, but i would assume he is prioritizing local orders of which mine is one
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Fri, 29 September 2017, 06:18:48
I received a reply as well.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: scttooo on Fri, 29 September 2017, 07:40:08
Received an email as well. Ill update if he sends any sort of shipping confirmation. Would be awesome if you guys could as well.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Fri, 29 September 2017, 09:13:54
I've sent an email as well.

Thank you everyone for continuing to update this thread!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: cuongnt91 on Fri, 29 September 2017, 12:01:07
hope you guys will receive your Mech soon
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Fri, 29 September 2017, 13:23:12
hope you guys will receive your Mech soon

It looks great!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: NiTi_Wizard on Fri, 29 September 2017, 15:10:02
Hey everyone,

I've been trying to keep up with the progress of this group buy. I am sort of on the fence at this point if I want to continue with this buy or if I should back out or maybe sell off the keyboard after I receive it. For those of you who have kept up more than I have, any suggestions if I should keep going on this group buy?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Fri, 29 September 2017, 15:39:31
Hey everyone,

I've been trying to keep up with the progress of this group buy. I am sort of on the fence at this point if I want to continue with this buy or if I should back out or maybe sell off the keyboard after I receive it. For those of you who have kept up more than I have, any suggestions if I should keep going on this group buy?

kuang is responding to emails.  You should email him your shipping address that corresponds to your paypal and order number "E**" b/c all he has is the spreadsheet with order details and paypal address.  It appears that he is shipping the boards in the near future.  He's currently working on engraving.  The biggest issue I see here is that what in the F are we going to do if we have issues?  What if the PCB is screwed up?  What if we aren't happy with the anodization or engraving?  I'm not sure who will be able or willing to help us with our issues since the original group buy leader is MIA.  I'm staying in it.  Probably stupid, but I've done dumber things in my life.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Vloshko on Fri, 29 September 2017, 17:00:38
I haven't received any reply to my emails.

I have, it seems he is getting to them in order of boards being soon to be shipped.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Fri, 29 September 2017, 17:35:43
hope you guys will receive your Mech soon

Awesome! I'll also be putting Penumbra on mine, hope it ships soon =/
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: NiTi_Wizard on Fri, 29 September 2017, 20:12:37
Hey everyone,

I've been trying to keep up with the progress of this group buy. I am sort of on the fence at this point if I want to continue with this buy or if I should back out or maybe sell off the keyboard after I receive it. For those of you who have kept up more than I have, any suggestions if I should keep going on this group buy?

kuang is responding to emails.  You should email him your shipping address that corresponds to your paypal and order number "E**" b/c all he has is the spreadsheet with order details and paypal address.  It appears that he is shipping the boards in the near future.  He's currently working on engraving.  The biggest issue I see here is that what in the F are we going to do if we have issues?  What if the PCB is screwed up?  What if we aren't happy with the anodization or engraving?  I'm not sure who will be able or willing to help us with our issues since the original group buy leader is MIA.  I'm staying in it.  Probably stupid, but I've done dumber things in my life.

Thanks a lot! I will send him an email with my information. As you mentioned, I suppose staying in isn't the dumbest thing I have ever done or will do.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Sat, 30 September 2017, 01:07:51
just got another email from kuang, he was inspecting my assembly order and advised me not to go with 55g sprit springs + lubed vintage blacks because this combo is even lighter than stock reds according to him. not only that he even gave me a list of alternatives for my convinience. thanks to his advice i have chosen to go with 65g springs, or 62g if 65g aren't available.

i normally wouldn't detail private interactions in such a public manner, but after what jhoang put us through i think more information can only be a good thing. thumbs up to mr. kuang for such dedication!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: mmdango on Sat, 30 September 2017, 02:43:31
just got another email from kuang, he was inspecting my assembly order and advised me not to go with 55g sprit springs + lubed vintage blacks because this combo is even lighter than stock reds according to him. not only that he even gave me a list of alternatives for my convinience. thanks to his advice i have chosen to go with 65g springs, or 62g if 65g aren't available.

i normally wouldn't detail private interactions in such a public manner, but after what jhoang put us through i think more information can only be a good thing. thumbs up to mr. kuang for such dedication!  :thumb:

Thanks for the info, that is really helpful. Gives us an idea of their attitude toward the GB.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: afrokobe on Tue, 03 October 2017, 09:01:46
waiting on a response from kuang
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Tue, 03 October 2017, 09:03:07
waiting on a response from kuang

same
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Kafka on Tue, 03 October 2017, 14:51:23
just got another email from kuang, he was inspecting my assembly order and advised me not to go with 55g sprit springs + lubed vintage blacks because this combo is even lighter than stock reds according to him. not only that he even gave me a list of alternatives for my convinience. thanks to his advice i have chosen to go with 65g springs, or 62g if 65g aren't available.

i normally wouldn't detail private interactions in such a public manner, but after what jhoang put us through i think more information can only be a good thing. thumbs up to mr. kuang for such dedication!  :thumb:
I love using 55/58g springs :P
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Tue, 03 October 2017, 23:13:34
another update to keep you guys at ease

i've had a couple more email exchanges with kuang since my last post, the most recent correspondence being an email from him i received about an hour ago. we discussed numerous topics, including information about some fellow members here which i won't share publicly. other than that, we talked about avoiding cheap keyboard sets on Taobao, discussed in detail what soldering kit to buy and where to find other components/accessories for assembly. the general conclusion is that Taobao is great for switches, stickers, leds, etc. and springs/stabs should be sourced from Koreans.

he gave me a one week time line for full assembly (this was more than 3 days ago) and offered to fix any issues that occur during usage free of charge. he also says feel free to come by his place to hang out, some other people used to visit to learn soldering and now just comes over to chat every once in a while
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Puddsy on Tue, 03 October 2017, 23:25:08
doesn't matter if he's a nice guy, people need their keyboards and as far as i can tell nobody outside of VN has them
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Tue, 03 October 2017, 23:29:42
i'm just providing an update from my end brah
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Tue, 03 October 2017, 23:34:07
i'm just providing an update from my end brah

Can you ask him if there is any timeline for shipping out non-assembly orders? Or orders outside VN, or anything really..
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Tue, 03 October 2017, 23:42:13
yes i just asked him to provide an update for overseas boards
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Tue, 03 October 2017, 23:46:17
yes i just asked him to provide an update for overseas boards

Awesome, thank you!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Tue, 03 October 2017, 23:50:36
nah i should've done that earlier, just kinda assumed he replied to all emails at once
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Wed, 04 October 2017, 00:35:49
nah i should've done that earlier, just kinda assumed he replied to all emails at once

Sadly, that isn't the case. He hasn't responded to my email yet. I just asked what information he needed of me, I'd really like to get the ball rolling on this haha
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Wed, 04 October 2017, 10:16:51
got an email from kuang around 4 hours ago, and amongst other things he said he will post an update to GH soon
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Fri, 06 October 2017, 22:08:20
Any updates? Or at least has anybody gotten a response from kuang?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: afrokobe on Sun, 08 October 2017, 11:16:15
nope, haven't heard back from Kuang
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Sun, 08 October 2017, 11:23:39
me neither
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Sun, 08 October 2017, 11:31:12
No reply here either.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: gt1989 on Sun, 08 October 2017, 11:33:58
He replied to my email regarding my address change back on the 29th.

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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: PurpleURP on Sun, 08 October 2017, 14:21:50
Any updates? Or at least has anybody gotten a response from kuang?

He replied to my email saying he would let me know when my board was ready.  I wasn't getting assembly or anything and as far as I can tell he has all the other pieces (i think mine is the top right one in the picture 'joinhandmade' posted).  Only thing I can think is he is trying to get the engraving done?  I said in my message I was fine not getting the engraving and paying him for shipping, so not sure what the hold up is.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sun, 08 October 2017, 20:31:58
Any updates? Or at least has anybody gotten a response from kuang?

He replied to my email saying he would let me know when my board was ready.  I wasn't getting assembly or anything and as far as I can tell he has all the other pieces (i think mine is the top right one in the picture 'joinhandmade' posted).  Only thing I can think is he is trying to get the engraving done?  I said in my message I was fine not getting the engraving and paying him for shipping, so not sure what the hold up is.

Right on, was this recent? I hope to see these soon outside of VN
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Metalhead on Sun, 08 October 2017, 20:57:07
still waiting for reply from kuang
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kuang2 on Tue, 10 October 2017, 00:52:03
Hello all, sorry if I haven't gotten back to you. I'm not able to commit full time to this yet at the moment but I will get back to each one of you eventually. Thank you for your patience.

All the Vietnamese orders have been sent out. Now I'll start with orders that haven't been disputed yet and contact the buyers to reconfirm your order and address as well as collect shipping from you.

For those who have gotten refunds from PayPal and still want to get your board, send me an email and I'll get back to you.

I've been able to sort and have the engravings done for some orders. Here are some pictures:

(https://i.imgur.com/ANuXr0M.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZQjZKNF.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Minha on Tue, 10 October 2017, 01:21:45
Anyone looking to swap their board if you're impatience? Looking for Purple, Pink Magenta & Rose Gold
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Tue, 10 October 2017, 01:30:24
Hello all, sorry if I haven't gotten back to you. I'm not able to commit full time to this yet at the moment but I will get back to each one of you eventually. Thank you for your patience.

All the Vietnamese orders have been sent out. Now I'll start with orders that haven't been disputed yet first and will contact the buyers to reconfirm your order and address as well as collect shipping from you.

For those who have gotten refunds from PayPal and still want to get your board, send me an email and I'll get back to you.

I've been able to sort and have the engravings done for some orders. Here are some pictures:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ANuXr0M.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ZQjZKNF.jpg)


Here we go, lets get the ball rollin
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kuang2 on Tue, 10 October 2017, 01:42:11
One problem now is that I don't know which one of you have already disputed/gotten a refund or haven't and I can't get that info from jhoang either. So I'll have to go through each order one by one and check back with you. Does anyone have any suggestions/ideas on how to verify this?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Tue, 10 October 2017, 01:53:03
One problem now is that I don't know which one of you have already disputed/gotten a refund or haven't and I can't get that info from jhoang either. So I'll have to go through each order one by one and check back with you. Does anyone have any suggestions/ideas on how to verify this?

Unless you have direct contact with people's banks and/or Nam's paypal... I don't know if you can verify... we really need Nam/Jhoang to come back for this :\
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Delirious on Tue, 10 October 2017, 09:39:04
One problem now is that I don't know which one of you have already disputed/gotten a refund or haven't and I can't get that info from jhoang either. So I'll have to go through each order one by one and check back with you. Does anyone have any suggestions/ideas on how to verify this?

Unless you have direct contact with people's banks and/or Nam's paypal... I don't know if you can verify... we really need Nam/Jhoang to come back for this :\

We can screen cap the paypal invoice I guess.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: avid on Tue, 10 October 2017, 09:42:00
One problem now is that I don't know which one of you have already disputed/gotten a refund or haven't and I can't get that info from jhoang either. So I'll have to go through each order one by one and check back with you. Does anyone have any suggestions/ideas on how to verify this?

Unless you have direct contact with people's banks and/or Nam's paypal... I don't know if you can verify... we really need Nam/Jhoang to come back for this :\

We can screen cap the paypal invoice I guess.

Dont think that helps since the dispute / returned money should show up as a separate entity. At least it does thta from the perspective as a seller.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: patchworks on Tue, 10 October 2017, 11:01:39
I don't see a way to verify it unless we each privately message him and provide screenshots of a few things, namely the timeline of transactions on your account going back to the original transaction and transaction details.  I don't know how many will want to provide that in public since people pay for crazy stuff with paypal but I don't see a different option.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: odd on Tue, 10 October 2017, 11:24:40
Ooooh, I see my engraved nameplate :eek:


 ;D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: xondat on Tue, 10 October 2017, 11:38:25
Who is supposed to have the money from the buyers? I'm not sure how much this would change things, but I imagine Exclusive should be receiving all the money as Jhoang/Kuang is just the middleman/organizer.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Aox on Tue, 10 October 2017, 12:03:47
My order for Aox/Aoxmodeus is cancelled, and my money was returned to me.  You can delete my cells from the spreadsheet.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: deleonhle on Tue, 10 October 2017, 13:26:01
My order for Aox/Aoxmodeus is cancelled, and my money was returned to me.  You can delete my cells from the spreadsheet.

Same for me
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: zabuza1997 on Wed, 11 October 2017, 19:23:06
One problem now is that I don't know which one of you have already disputed/gotten a refund or haven't and I can't get that info from jhoang either. So I'll have to go through each order one by one and check back with you. Does anyone have any suggestions/ideas on how to verify this?
Could you please check my PM, Mr.Kuang?

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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: mmdango on Thu, 12 October 2017, 13:01:27
Who is supposed to have the money from the buyers? I'm not sure how much this would change things, but I imagine Exclusive should be receiving all the money as Jhoang/Kuang is just the middleman/organizer.

Jhoang is supposed to have it all, I believe.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Vloshko on Thu, 12 October 2017, 13:25:21
Could you please check my PM, Mr.Kuang?

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You need to email Kuang.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Sun, 15 October 2017, 03:19:40
just picked up my board in person from Mr. Quang/kuang2, good timing since this thread was due an update

- he is a very friendly and jovial guy in his mid 30s, who's only picked up the hobby in 2015 but is extremely experienced due to his technology backgrounds, and has amassed an extensive collection as well. the backstory goes, he initially wanted a more compact board to hit the 7-0 cluster more easily while holding down CTRL for his MMORPGs. his very first board was a Winkeyless 75% kit which he assembled himself. soon after he developed an obsession with mechs and acquired something like 70 boards in the following months.

- according to him, Nam/Jhoang's fiance/wife/girlfriend (not sure which, forgot this detail) happened to log into GH and see that his absence has generated a lot of controversy. so she phoned kuang (who is good friends with Jhoang irl) to inform him that he has been in the hospital for the last month, due to complications with his liver and blood pressure level. kuang and some other buddies have been meaning to visit Jhoang in the hospital, but keep putting it off because they're afraid of their potential visit causing more stress to Jhoang relating to the GB situation.

- vietnamese orders have mostly been completely resolved, with a few exceptions (but nothing to worry about). apparently some overseas orders have been resolved as well, but kuang is in a difficult position here because as he wrote in his latest update, there is no way to verify who has and hasn't disputed their orders. i hope you guys will assist him, it's the very least you can do for someone who is untangling this mess pretty much by himself.

- when i asked him if it was possible to get more people to help him out with the assembly, he told me that helpers in the past were usually very enthusiastic at the beginning and when working on their boards. however the tediousness of the process gets to them and they would only finish like 3 boards at most. also he prefers to assemble on his own because entrusting others can be hard due to lack of experience. he showed me how the same spring rotated in different ways will result in different feels, and how you need to make sure that longer keys like backspace/shift are assembled so that when you place the cap on and press it down on one side, the entire key travels the distance and not just the side you press (like a seesaw)

that's all the pertinent info relating to the GB and what i perceive to be mr. Quang's trustworthiness. we discussed a myriad of other keyboard and non keyboard topics, if anyone is interested i will write another post on the keyboard topics. pictures soon..ish!

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sun, 15 October 2017, 04:30:20
just picked up my board in person from Mr. Quang/kuang2, good timing since this thread was due an update

- he is a very friendly and jovial guy in his mid 30s, who's only picked up the hobby in 2015 but is extremely experienced due to his technology backgrounds, and has amassed an extensive collection as well. the backstory goes, he initially wanted a more compact board to hit the 7-0 cluster more easily while holding down CTRL for his MMORPGs. his very first board was a Winkeyless 75% kit which he assembled himself. soon after he developed an obsession with mechs and acquired something like 70 boards in the following months.

- according to him, Nam/Jhoang's fiance/wife/girlfriend (not sure which, forgot this detail) happened to log into GH and see that his absence has generated a lot of controversy. so she phoned kuang (who is good friends with Jhoang irl) to inform him that he has been in the hospital for the last month, due to complications with his liver and blood pressure level. kuang and some other buddies have been meaning to visit Jhoang in the hospital, but keep putting it off because they're afraid of their potential visit causing more stress to Jhoang relating to the GB situation.

- vietnamese orders have mostly been completely resolved, with a few exceptions (but nothing to worry about). apparently some overseas orders have been resolved as well, but kuang is in a difficult position here because as he wrote in his latest update, there is no way to verify who has and hasn't disputed their orders. i hope you guys will assist him, it's the very least you can do for someone who is untangling this mess pretty much by himself.

- when i asked him if it was possible to get more people to help him out with the assembly, he told me that helpers in the past were usually very enthusiastic at the beginning and when working on their boards. however the tediousness of the process gets to them and they would only finish like 3 boards at most. also he prefers to assemble on his own because entrusting others can be hard due to lack of experience. he showed me how the same spring rotated in different ways will result in different feels, and how you need to make sure that longer keys like backspace/shift are assembled so that when you place the cap on and press it down on one side, the entire key travels the distance and not just the side you press (like a seesaw)

that's all the pertinent info relating to the GB and what i perceive to be mr. Quang's trustworthiness. we discussed a myriad of other keyboard and non keyboard topics, if anyone is interested i will write another post on the keyboard topics. pictures soon..ish!

Much appreciated for this, thanks for digging in
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Sun, 15 October 2017, 05:15:13
p.s. he gave me a free cable and paid for my lime juice. good guy..
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kawasaki161 on Sun, 15 October 2017, 06:05:40
he showed me how the same spring rotated in different ways will result in different feels

Oh, that sounds interesting, got any more info on this?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Sun, 15 October 2017, 09:12:17
Oh, that sounds interesting, got any more info on this?
sorry he didn't show me per se nor did i ask him for additional detail (we were at a small cafe and not his assembly station, though i do plan to visit his place in the future), but he said that sometimes when he's assembling/testing a board and a particular key feels 'off', it would be due to the spring, and that he would have to redo it by taking the switch out and rotating the spring a little, until it feels 'right'. dunno how much of that is psuedoscience, but if the keyboard world had objectivists and subjectivists like in the audiophile scene, mr. Quang would be firmly entrenched in the objectivist camp.. that is not to say he doesn't understand the subjective preferences of each individual when it comes to switches, plates, aesthetics, etc.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: gt1989 on Sun, 15 October 2017, 09:16:02
So what would be the best way to verify to kuang that we didn't get a a refund for our board?

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Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Sun, 15 October 2017, 09:27:44
i am still amazed how jhoang just completely abandoned this whole group buy
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: xondat on Sun, 15 October 2017, 09:32:28
i am still amazed how jhoang just completely abandoned this whole group buy

Considering he has quite severe medical issues, I think most people will be able to understand. Blood pressure can lead to many more things than you'd first think.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Sun, 15 October 2017, 09:48:52
So what would be the best way to verify to kuang that we didn't get a a refund for our board?
the simplest yet most improbable solution is to somehow gain access to jhoang's paypal, from which kuang can easily locate all the information he would need. otherwise, maybe you can filter transactions with jhoang's paypal, and print it out and then take a screenshot of it? no clue how feasible that would be
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Sun, 15 October 2017, 10:00:14
i am still amazed how jhoang just completely abandoned this whole group buy

Considering he has quite severe medical issues, I think most people will be able to understand. Blood pressure can lead to many more things than you'd first think.

edit. yes, i scrolled up and saw the story
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: xondat on Sun, 15 October 2017, 10:02:25
i am still amazed how jhoang just completely abandoned this whole group buy

Considering he has quite severe medical issues, I think most people will be able to understand. Blood pressure can lead to many more things than you'd first think.

oh, maybe there is more to the story than i am aware

There is a large update above if you didn't read that.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Sun, 15 October 2017, 11:59:10
So jhoangs girlfriend/wife/fiancee can get jhoangs PayPal info and give it to Kuang. That'd be the best thing for Kuang to verify transactions.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sun, 15 October 2017, 12:11:04
So jhoangs girlfriend/wife/fiancee can get jhoangs PayPal info and give it to Kuang. That'd be the best thing for Kuang to verify transactions.

Didn't even think of that tbh, i think that might be viable solution, but at the same time. it *might* be inconsiderate, though its definitely the best current "solution"
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Sun, 15 October 2017, 14:38:18
So jhoangs girlfriend/wife/fiancee can get jhoangs PayPal info and give it to Kuang. That'd be the best thing for Kuang to verify transactions.

Didn't even think of that tbh, i think that might be viable solution, but at the same time. it *might* be inconsiderate, though its definitely the best current "solution"

Honestly, that's not the holdup. I got my money back from Paypal, and I told Kuang I did and I would be glad to pay a new invoice. He said he was going to send one. He's failed to respond since then.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: afrokobe on Sun, 15 October 2017, 14:51:10
I havent even gotten a reply from Kuang yet, hopefully that comes in.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Sun, 15 October 2017, 19:28:04
I havent even gotten a reply from Kuang yet, hopefully that comes in.

I'm just about over it at this point. I bought into CAMP, I was still going to buy this too but if it's this difficult for Kuang to Bill me for the keyboard (when he says he needs funds to ship) I wonder how good post support is going to be if there's an issue with the ano, or the PCB...
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Sun, 15 October 2017, 21:31:26
So jhoangs girlfriend/wife/fiancee can get jhoangs PayPal info and give it to Kuang. That'd be the best thing for Kuang to verify transactions.
dunno if she'd be willing.. i mean if i were in her shoes i'd have the same hesitation

Honestly, that's not the holdup. I got my money back from Paypal, and I told Kuang I did and I would be glad to pay a new invoice. He said he was going to send one. He's failed to respond since then.
actually, when we were discussing the overall complications regarding the overseas orders, kuang specifically mentioned that someone made it easy for him by telling him that he got the refund but is still willing to repay to acquire the board, and that kuang would follow that up with him. i presume he must've been talking about you?

I havent even gotten a reply from Kuang yet, hopefully that comes in.
yea kuang does tend to take his time with the replies..

anyway it's not a discussion of whether kuang would see this GB through or not, just whether you guys can wait it out

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Sun, 15 October 2017, 23:38:04
I mean, if I were in the hospital and conscious and had the duties of a group buy runner, I'd rather relieve some 'responsibility' off me to someone else who could continue the group buy while I'm incapable of doing so.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: odd on Mon, 16 October 2017, 11:00:16
So jhoangs girlfriend/wife/fiancee can get jhoangs PayPal info and give it to Kuang. That'd be the best thing for Kuang to verify transactions.
dunno if she'd be willing.. i mean if i were in her shoes i'd have the same hesitation

Honestly, that's not the holdup. I got my money back from Paypal, and I told Kuang I did and I would be glad to pay a new invoice. He said he was going to send one. He's failed to respond since then.
actually, when we were discussing the overall complications regarding the overseas orders, kuang specifically mentioned that someone made it easy for him by telling him that he got the refund but is still willing to repay to acquire the board, and that kuang would follow that up with him. i presume he must've been talking about you?

I havent even gotten a reply from Kuang yet, hopefully that comes in.
yea kuang does tend to take his time with the replies..

anyway it's not a discussion of whether kuang would see this GB through or not, just whether you guys can wait it out

Some of us (like myself) have no choice but to wait it out since the ebay protection period has passed
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Mon, 16 October 2017, 19:54:43
just picked up my board in person from Mr. Quang/kuang2, good timing since this thread was due an update

- he is a very friendly and jovial guy in his mid 30s, who's only picked up the hobby in 2015 but is extremely experienced due to his technology backgrounds, and has amassed an extensive collection as well. the backstory goes, he initially wanted a more compact board to hit the 7-0 cluster more easily while holding down CTRL for his MMORPGs. his very first board was a Winkeyless 75% kit which he assembled himself. soon after he developed an obsession with mechs and acquired something like 70 boards in the following months.

- according to him, Nam/Jhoang's fiance/wife/girlfriend (not sure which, forgot this detail) happened to log into GH and see that his absence has generated a lot of controversy. so she phoned kuang (who is good friends with Jhoang irl) to inform him that he has been in the hospital for the last month, due to complications with his liver and blood pressure level. kuang and some other buddies have been meaning to visit Jhoang in the hospital, but keep putting it off because they're afraid of their potential visit causing more stress to Jhoang relating to the GB situation.

- vietnamese orders have mostly been completely resolved, with a few exceptions (but nothing to worry about). apparently some overseas orders have been resolved as well, but kuang is in a difficult position here because as he wrote in his latest update, there is no way to verify who has and hasn't disputed their orders. i hope you guys will assist him, it's the very least you can do for someone who is untangling this mess pretty much by himself.

- when i asked him if it was possible to get more people to help him out with the assembly, he told me that helpers in the past were usually very enthusiastic at the beginning and when working on their boards. however the tediousness of the process gets to them and they would only finish like 3 boards at most. also he prefers to assemble on his own because entrusting others can be hard due to lack of experience. he showed me how the same spring rotated in different ways will result in different feels, and how you need to make sure that longer keys like backspace/shift are assembled so that when you place the cap on and press it down on one side, the entire key travels the distance and not just the side you press (like a seesaw)

that's all the pertinent info relating to the GB and what i perceive to be mr. Quang's trustworthiness. we discussed a myriad of other keyboard and non keyboard topics, if anyone is interested i will write another post on the keyboard topics. pictures soon..ish!

Wow, what an update. Thank you for sharing whentheclouds
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Mon, 16 October 2017, 21:27:33
just thought of something: i'll ask kuang to get jhoang's SO to access his paypal if possible, and screencap/print out a list of refunded transactions (should be easy to filter if i'm not mistaken)

Some of us (like myself) have no choice but to wait it out since the ebay protection period has passed
riiight...
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Mon, 16 October 2017, 21:44:13
just thought of something: i'll ask kuang to get jhoang's SO to access his paypal if possible, and screencap/print out a list of refunded transactions (should be easy to filter if i'm not mistaken)

Some of us (like myself) have no choice but to wait it out since the ebay protection period has passed
riiight...

Yeah, the alternative to just getting his paypal info would be literally to just screenshot as much as she can... that would be the bare minimum i suppose. I just want to get this entire ordeal done and over with lol, thank you for looking into this on our behalf, super appreciate it
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Kafka on Tue, 17 October 2017, 00:22:26
Looks like somebody get their E8... unless I'm missing something?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Tue, 17 October 2017, 00:54:53
Looks like somebody get their E8... unless I'm missing something?

read my comment and his reply
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Tue, 17 October 2017, 07:49:04
Kuang contacted me this morning. Don't have an invoice yet but I think we're headed in that direction. I'll keep everyone apprised.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kuang2 on Tue, 17 October 2017, 09:20:01
I want to update some information to you guy:

- I almost sent out all Vietnamese order (only 1 left, he sold his slot to foreign friend, so shipment will be delay).
- I'm working with next batch: including all member that happy to pay for shipping fee again (then if jhoang appear, I will take it from him and send it back to you), and someone who email me for more detail.
* E92 (with his own logo)
* E2: i'm waiting for E12's confirm
* E44
* E14: some of your text is too long to engrave to nameplate.
* E35
* E26: i do not receive any keyboard with Blue Top and Grey Bottom from exclusive, let me check with him, or you change to another color, please let me know.
* E10
* E38: some of your text is too long to engrave to nameplate, and please send me email about assembly service
* pos 106 (/u/afrokobe)
* E77
* E39
* E55
* E67
* E09
* E43
* E08
* E37
* E73
* E71
* E95
* E64

and some member from SEA/Asia: shipping fee is not expensive, so I can help you all, but please give me your address
* E76 from Thailand
* E53 from Malaysia
* E78 from Hong Kong
* E87 from Singapore

2 spot: E31 & E42 from EU: I have some friends in France, they can help me bring your keyboard from Viet Nam to France, then send to you from France, shipping fee will be acceptable

All orders which was list above can "Ready To Ship" till end of this week. I'm uploading picture that I take for each order then put it here as soon as possible .

P/S 1: I hope that people that do not want to take their board can post here or email me, so I can sell your slot to raise a fund for shipping.
P/S 2; AGAIN, please email me to eteam@kuang2.net, DON'T PM on GH. Thank you so much.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 17 October 2017, 09:28:50
Ball is rolling.  Good news.  The process is not pretty, but it's getting done.  Thanks, kuang!

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Photoelectric on Tue, 17 October 2017, 09:43:36
Thank you <3
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: afrokobe on Tue, 17 October 2017, 09:48:32
Thank you so much Kuang! I sent you an email about details
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Tue, 17 October 2017, 10:04:39
(https://i.imgur.com/GS7bKiK.jpg)

No invoice yet but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Says he will ship promptly after payment received.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Tue, 17 October 2017, 14:38:50
I'm e14, ill send a new email with me engraving preferences,  thank you!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: ak_xf1re on Tue, 17 October 2017, 17:02:56
E67 here, have emailed you the details, looking forward to this!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 17 October 2017, 17:14:37
Do we all need to send him our paypal and adress for shipping?  Just not clear on that.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: OfTheWild on Tue, 17 October 2017, 17:40:16
Do we all need to send him our paypal and adress for shipping?  Just not clear on that.

Not sure either. I sent an email asking what else he needs from me since my order is on that list above. It sounds like we're paying for shipping again since our boards are ready... and then getting reimbursed from Jhoang if/when he gets home.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: balotelli00 on Tue, 17 October 2017, 19:07:23
E53 here. I've pmed you my details Mr. Kuang2.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 17 October 2017, 20:07:44
E53 here. I've pmed you my details Mr. Kuang2.

Hopefully you didnt actually PM him.  He has stated to email at eteam@kuang2.net, bc he doesnt check GH pms
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Tue, 17 October 2017, 20:41:40
E26 here, feelsbad when my keyboard is supposedly missing
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: balotelli00 on Tue, 17 October 2017, 21:00:29
E53 here. I've pmed you my details Mr. Kuang2.

Hopefully you didnt actually PM him.  He has stated to email at eteam@kuang2.net, bc he doesnt check GH pms

Thanks man, just sent him an email.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kuang2 on Tue, 17 October 2017, 21:22:19
Image Update for all orders i've sort: https://imgur.com/a/gmW08 (more pictures uploading ....)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 17 October 2017, 21:40:04
Image Update for all orders i've sort: https://imgur.com/a/gmW08 (more pictures uploading ....)

Nice!  I see mine (dark gray with purple)!  Did you get a chance to engrave the custom badge yet? Also, I notice some cloudy residue  under the escape area and large streaks on the plate.  Is that just dirt or anodizing issues?

Thanks for the pics.  That last one (brown and teal) is really nice
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kuang2 on Tue, 17 October 2017, 22:30:05
some people email me about color. Just remind you that all picture was taken by my stupid phone (asuck zenfone1), on my desk, so color look does not good. Any some have dir, because it on my warehouse for along time. I will clean it before packing to you.

Only the special one (Light brown and teal) was taken by my DSLR, so it look better than others.

Here is my desk (for your reference):

(https://i.imgur.com/462yUHv.jpg)

ready to ship out keyboards:
(https://i.imgur.com/QrYFJ0s.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aZnZlcy.jpg)

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 17 October 2017, 22:47:43
So, are these issues just dirt?  Note the white below the escape and the smudges on the plate:
[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Puddsy on Tue, 17 October 2017, 23:06:32
So, are these issues just dirt?  Note the white below the escape and the smudges on the plate:
(Attachment Link)

looks like general factory dirt to me
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 17 October 2017, 23:10:29
I hope so.  The board looks awesome.  I forgot how nice it is. 
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kuang2 on Tue, 17 October 2017, 23:14:07
looks like general factory dirt to me

I hope so.  The board looks awesome.  I forgot how nice it is. 

(https://i.imgur.com/fl5tQGO.jpg)

five seconds  ....
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Tally810 on Tue, 17 October 2017, 23:15:17
looks like general factory dirt to me

I hope so.  The board looks awesome.  I forgot how nice it is. 

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/fl5tQGO.jpg)


five seconds  ....
Very nice kuang

Sent from ur mam

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 17 October 2017, 23:16:01
looks like general factory dirt to me

I hope so.  The board looks awesome.  I forgot how nice it is. 

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/fl5tQGO.jpg)


five seconds  ....

You ROCK!  That looks awesome!  :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Wed, 18 October 2017, 01:47:20
email sent regarding my changes!

and I can't believe that this is the actual picture of mine, i am beyond excited!!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: japanitrat on Wed, 18 October 2017, 02:36:43
Dat Light Brown ..  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: anhkieet on Wed, 18 October 2017, 04:00:35
This group buy has a lot of colors that I have never seen before :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Photoelectric on Wed, 18 October 2017, 13:19:24
I wish I had ordered like 5 more of these in all those cool color combos.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: JDragon on Wed, 18 October 2017, 17:30:35
I see mine! Thank you Kuang for salvaging this GB. I hope it goes smoothly from here on out.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Wed, 18 October 2017, 18:48:56
I wish I had ordered like 5 more of these in all those cool color combos.

I know, right?   I had no idea the green or blue would look so amazing. 
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: OfTheWild on Wed, 18 October 2017, 19:40:08
Seeing my order (E55) makes me all hyped again  :thumb:
Thanks for the updates.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Wed, 18 October 2017, 20:50:11
looks like general factory dirt to me

I hope so.  The board looks awesome.  I forgot how nice it is. 

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/fl5tQGO.jpg)


five seconds  ....

Oh man, I'm getting excited again. That one with the blue plate might be mine =D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Wed, 18 October 2017, 21:36:46
looks like general factory dirt to me

I hope so.  The board looks awesome.  I forgot how nice it is. 

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/fl5tQGO.jpg)


five seconds  ....

Oh man, I'm getting excited again. That one with the blue plate might be mine =D

Did you get dark blue or blue?

I got blue  and I'm concerned mine might be more cyan than blue
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Wed, 18 October 2017, 22:00:24
I sent another email revising my order, please give it a look to make sure these orders go out as smoothly as possible, I'd really love to get this board in my hands :)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: balotelli00 on Wed, 18 October 2017, 23:03:38
Mr Kuang2, could you please confirm that you've read my email about my details. thank you
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kuang2 on Thu, 19 October 2017, 06:59:57
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14lYDVr2Y6TSb7o_OJVbKxBEAn1Ct7PbE8NZRSLaID6Y/edit?usp=sharing

more information soon
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Yayification on Thu, 19 October 2017, 07:06:25
Thanks kuang for putting the google doc together. I think I speak for a lot of us in saying that it helps immensely at quelling many of our concerns.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: YH YOON on Thu, 19 October 2017, 07:10:31
not yet?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: septha on Thu, 19 October 2017, 08:45:37
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14lYDVr2Y6TSb7o_OJVbKxBEAn1Ct7PbE8NZRSLaID6Y/edit?usp=sharing

more information soon

Email sent
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kuang2 on Thu, 19 October 2017, 09:11:40
I think that there are a lot of people do not know, or understand WHAT REALLY HAPPEN to this GroupBuy:
Quote
jhoang have to stay in hospital, and can not answer everybody here about his GroupBuy, can not pay any money until now. I just help everybody to sort your order out, then we keep waiting for jhoang

I already make a sheet that update what I'm doing now. You can check it here; https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14lYDVr2Y6TSb7o_OJVbKxBEAn1Ct7PbE8NZRSLaID6Y/


Q&A.

Q: why I'm here?
A: I take control of logistic of this GroupBuy. Can not sit on all that keyboards for a long long time, so I sort it, then take some picture to you.

Q: what i do?
A: I sort all order in GroupBuy base on the sheet that jhoang public to all of us. I never receive any money from jhoang for this GB, both sorting fee (i'm happy to do it for free) and assembly fee.

Q: what i need?
A: I want to show to all of you that GB is still running, with tons of trouble, for a long time. jhoang do not cheat on you, but he have problems now.

Q: when your order will be ship?
A: i can not answer this question. Shipping fee is high, and I can not cover. Some people willing to pay money to me to ship their order. I do not know about the others.

Q: when your keyboard be assemby?
A: jhoang do not give any information about who want to assem, and who already paid for that service. I still can assem your keyboard, but you have to pay me for that.

(https://i.imgur.com/Xar9xA6.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Yayification on Thu, 19 October 2017, 09:30:05
Sent you an email about E24. I am willing to pay the assembly fee again to you.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: afrokobe on Thu, 19 October 2017, 09:30:25
thank you for putting everything together! 
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: balotelli00 on Thu, 19 October 2017, 09:43:41
So, about the assembly. should I dispute the payment and make a new one for you?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: YH YOON on Thu, 19 October 2017, 09:44:31
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14lYDVr2Y6TSb7o_OJVbKxBEAn1Ct7PbE8NZRSLaID6Y/edit?usp=sharing

more information soon

check please >>>>email
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: ak_xf1re on Thu, 19 October 2017, 10:02:44
I've emailed you my details like Paypal address and Postage address... I'm happy to pay the extra shipping fees, I just want to get this rolling!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Thu, 19 October 2017, 15:16:35
Kuang, if you'll go ahead and invoice me for my keyboard, you'll have quite a bit of money available for shipping. When you're ready, I am.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: onmybikedrunk on Thu, 19 October 2017, 17:33:42
I paid (E11) but paid late and your list is showing that I never did.  I can still get my money back via PayPal protection.  I can then forward that entire sum to you Kuang... Is that the best way of going about this?


EDIT: also sent you an email with the details.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kuang2 on Fri, 20 October 2017, 01:27:22
Kuang, if you'll go ahead and invoice me for my keyboard, you'll have quite a bit of money available for shipping. When you're ready, I am.

i'm contact with DHL, to find best price for all of us. Will let you know first.

I paid (E11) but paid late and your list is showing that I never did.  I can still get my money back via PayPal protection.  I can then forward that entire sum to you Kuang... Is that the best way of going about this?


EDIT: also sent you an email with the details.

Sorry but I think you have to wait.

I check all the email and updating it to my sheet, will reply to you soon.

I see someone already cancel their keyboard, may I sell it to take money for shipping?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kjh2696 on Fri, 20 October 2017, 11:16:18
Sorry but I think you have to wait.

I check all the email and updating it to my sheet, will reply to you soon.

I see someone already cancel their keyboard, may I sell it to take money for shipping?

so is there have some cancel can i buy it..? i want to get some answer before my military obligation started.. :(
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: onmybikedrunk on Fri, 20 October 2017, 11:44:02
i'm contact with DHL, to find best price for all of us. Will let you know first.
I paid (E11) but paid late and your list is showing that I never did.  I can still get my money back via PayPal protection.  I can then forward that entire sum to you Kuang... Is that the best way of going about this?
EDIT: also sent you an email with the details.
Sorry but I think you have to wait.

I check all the email and updating it to my sheet, will reply to you soon.

I see someone already cancel their keyboard, may I sell it to take money for shipping?
I am confused by the above statements.  Are these all directed at me?  Let's take this conversation over to email, but I am just making sure that you're not selling the keyboard that I already PAID FOR.  Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: afrokobe on Fri, 20 October 2017, 11:52:41
I have some concerns about the pcb.  I heard there have been issues reported with the ones sent out to vietnamese orders.  Can you confirm if they are ok or are we going to be facing issues with them?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Fri, 20 October 2017, 12:26:57
I have some concerns about the pcb.  I heard there have been issues reported with the ones sent out to vietnamese orders.  Can you confirm if they are ok or are we going to be facing issues with them?

Would you mind to post a link to what you've read?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: afrokobe on Fri, 20 October 2017, 12:39:59
I have some concerns about the pcb.  I heard there have been issues reported with the ones sent out to vietnamese orders.  Can you confirm if they are ok or are we going to be facing issues with them?

Would you mind to post a link to what you've read?
just anecdotally heard from other people, that's why i want to clear up anything.   
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: ak_xf1re on Fri, 20 October 2017, 12:50:58
I have some concerns about the pcb.  I heard there have been issues reported with the ones sent out to vietnamese orders.  Can you confirm if they are ok or are we going to be facing issues with them?

Would you mind to post a link to what you've read?
just anecdotally heard from other people, that's why i want to clear up anything.

Interesting, what kind of pcb issue did you hear from the Vietnamese buyers?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: afrokobe on Fri, 20 October 2017, 13:53:55
I have some concerns about the pcb.  I heard there have been issues reported with the ones sent out to vietnamese orders.  Can you confirm if they are ok or are we going to be facing issues with them?

Would you mind to post a link to what you've read?
just anecdotally heard from other people, that's why i want to clear up anything.

Interesting, what kind of pcb issue did you hear from the Vietnamese buyers?
nothing specifically, but I heard it from two different people.  Only reason I am bringing it up, if it was just from one person I wouldn't have bothered. 
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Fri, 20 October 2017, 22:11:26
no PCB problem on my end so far. only the backlight/RGB setting gets reset each time you unplug keyboard or sleep/shut down the pc. also when you plug it into a linux machine it will always have Num Lock on by default, whereas Windows machines remember that you turned it off
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Fri, 20 October 2017, 22:43:42
only the backlight/RGB setting gets reset each time you unplug keyboard or sleep/shut down the pc.

That is actually a problem.

Kuang, do you have any way of dealing with whoever at Exclusive did the firmware for this board?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Sat, 21 October 2017, 00:30:16
well i probably overstated it. what i meant is that only the lights are always on when the board returns from an inactive state. brightness setting and RGB color don't get reset to default like my previous post might have implied
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Sat, 21 October 2017, 07:01:20
So it saves the color settings, it just defaults to off on bootup?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Sat, 21 October 2017, 08:54:13
saved:

- side RGB color
- switch LED mode (standard, breathing, glow when keypresses are detected)
- switch LED brightness level

not saved:

- LED/RGB status if off (always on when initialized)
- Num Lock status on a Linux machine (always on when initialized))
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: YH YOON on Mon, 23 October 2017, 01:18:43
please....
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kjh2696 on Mon, 23 October 2017, 21:36:09
where he go.?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Mon, 23 October 2017, 22:10:53
Dunno. He said he was investigating DHL pricing before he invoices me for my E8, but that was days ago.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Panzerhawx on Wed, 25 October 2017, 14:30:35
It seems like even the "logistics" guy (kuwang) has dropped the ball on us. I've emailed him with my address, weeks ago - still no reply, nor do I see any changes to the spreadsheet. I'm guessing it's the same for many of you as well.

Extremely concerning. I chose not to file a dispute with Paypal, because I wanted to put my faith into this GB at least once. It seems like I was wrong about that.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: PurpleURP on Wed, 25 October 2017, 16:02:53
It seems like even the "logistics" guy (kuwang) has dropped the ball on us. I've emailed him with my address, weeks ago - still no reply, nor do I see any changes to the spreadsheet. I'm guessing it's the same for many of you as well.

Extremely concerning. I chose not to file a dispute with Paypal, because I wanted to put my faith into this GB at least once. It seems like I was wrong about that.

Yeah, my hope is he is trying to do engraving still.  I know he has my board in his possession and I've agreed to pay shipping again directly to him, so that is the only possible hold up at this point.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Wed, 25 October 2017, 19:18:49
Yeah, my hope is he is trying to do engraving still.  I know he has my board in his possession and I've agreed to pay shipping again directly to him, so that is the only possible hold up at this point.

He told me he had engraved mine already. Dunno if that's true or not, never saw a pic of it engraved. No replies to me by e-mail since 10/17.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Fri, 27 October 2017, 23:36:35
RIP E8-V1.  RIP
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: YH YOON on Fri, 27 October 2017, 23:40:37
Please don't let me down.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Fri, 27 October 2017, 23:52:46
I'm going to guess that these will ship some day when he gets well.  My bets are on Spring of 2018.  I'm keeping a positive outlook!  :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Faux on Sat, 28 October 2017, 00:13:12
With the boards already made, I'm confident that we will eventually see them. Unless he decides to try and resell them in Vietnam. However, I'm unsure on how long it will take for us to receive the boards. It could be much longer than we expect. Kinda ironic how most of us joined this GB since it had a crazy 1 month turn around time...
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sat, 28 October 2017, 00:27:24
I'm going to guess that these will ship some day when he gets well.  My bets are on Spring of 2018.  I'm keeping a positive outlook!  :thumb: :thumb:

I lost interest in just about every GB I've been a part of.... except this one... I really really want this board, and I am stoked to be in this current batch of shipments, i hope that it can get sorted out to ship this next month...... hopefully........................................ plz
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: whentheclouds on Sat, 28 October 2017, 00:33:16
i know for sure that you guys will receive your boards sooner or later.. when i came to pick up my board from kuang i also learned that he works in logistics, hence his willingness to take over this groupbuy. however, his work also requires him to travel for days at a time (he showed me his Asus phone and says the reason he has it is so he can carry 3 or 4 extra batteries with him to wilderness areas where he might not have access to sockets for charging, let alone stable internet). i'm sure that is the reason he previously commented "i cannot commit full time to this GB at the moment"
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sat, 28 October 2017, 00:41:50
i know for sure that you guys will receive your boards sooner or later.. when i came to pick up my board from kuang i also learned that he works in logistics, hence his willingness to take over this groupbuy. however, his work also requires him to travel for days at a time (he showed me his Asus phone and says the reason he has it is so he can carry 3 or 4 extra batteries with him to wilderness areas where he might not have access to sockets for charging, let alone stable internet). i'm sure that is the reason he previously commented "i cannot commit full time to this GB at the moment"

Thats understandable, considering that lots of us have different circumstances. Just seeing that pic of my board getting prepped for shipping got me antsy,

Thanks for clarifying
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Panzerhawx on Sat, 28 October 2017, 14:59:11
i know for sure that you guys will receive your boards sooner or later.. when i came to pick up my board from kuang i also learned that he works in logistics, hence his willingness to take over this groupbuy. however, his work also requires him to travel for days at a time (he showed me his Asus phone and says the reason he has it is so he can carry 3 or 4 extra batteries with him to wilderness areas where he might not have access to sockets for charging, let alone stable internet). i'm sure that is the reason he previously commented "i cannot commit full time to this GB at the moment"


That's still not an excuse to not post an update here, though. If he does indeed carry extra batteries, he should have access to the internet at SOME point during his travels - at least 2 minutes of his time is sufficient to post a quick update here. Especially when a lot of people's money is at stake.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: xondat on Sat, 28 October 2017, 15:01:39
i know for sure that you guys will receive your boards sooner or later.. when i came to pick up my board from kuang i also learned that he works in logistics, hence his willingness to take over this groupbuy. however, his work also requires him to travel for days at a time (he showed me his Asus phone and says the reason he has it is so he can carry 3 or 4 extra batteries with him to wilderness areas where he might not have access to sockets for charging, let alone stable internet). i'm sure that is the reason he previously commented "i cannot commit full time to this GB at the moment"

That's still not an excuse to not post an update here, though. If he does indeed carry extra batteries, he should have access to the internet at SOME point during his travels - at least 2 minutes of his time is sufficient to post a quick update here. Especially when a lot of people's money is at stake.

Surely you aren't serious? Be thankful someone is trying to get jhoang's **** together and don't flame because he isn't updating to the degree that you want.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Puddsy on Sat, 28 October 2017, 15:02:24
i know for sure that you guys will receive your boards sooner or later.. when i came to pick up my board from kuang i also learned that he works in logistics, hence his willingness to take over this groupbuy. however, his work also requires him to travel for days at a time (he showed me his Asus phone and says the reason he has it is so he can carry 3 or 4 extra batteries with him to wilderness areas where he might not have access to sockets for charging, let alone stable internet). i'm sure that is the reason he previously commented "i cannot commit full time to this GB at the moment"

That's still not an excuse to not post an update here, though. If he does indeed carry extra batteries, he should have access to the internet at SOME point during his travels - at least 2 minutes of his time is sufficient to post a quick update here. Especially when a lot of people's money is at stake.

Surely you aren't serious? Be thankful someone is trying to get jhoang's **** together and don't flame because he isn't updating to the degree that you want.

yeah basically this

this GB isn't the only thing he has going on right now
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: cuongnt91 on Sat, 28 October 2017, 22:45:30
i know for sure that you guys will receive your boards sooner or later.. when i came to pick up my board from kuang i also learned that he works in logistics, hence his willingness to take over this groupbuy. however, his work also requires him to travel for days at a time (he showed me his Asus phone and says the reason he has it is so he can carry 3 or 4 extra batteries with him to wilderness areas where he might not have access to sockets for charging, let alone stable internet). i'm sure that is the reason he previously commented "i cannot commit full time to this GB at the moment"

I saw his ASUS phone, there is 1 black circle after his phone, i dont know why and  i dont ask him. Now i know the reason

i think what everyone can do now is:
1. who got money refund, sent him email ( DON'T PM GH, it's hard to use for him) so he can sell your slot, take money for shipping, he didnt get money from Jhoang
2. he doesnt know who dispute/refund or not, so he cant ship board:
     2.1 you can pay again (i know it's hard for you), wait Jhoang comes back and refund your first payment. Paying only ship fee again will not help you get your board
     2.2 prove that you didnt get refund, i dont know how because i dont use paypal
3. hope jhoang's health better ASAP
Monday 22/10 i went to his home, as you see, he sorted all the board with note outside (slot number, color of case and plate) and prepared blank nameplate to engrave (if he scams, why he has to do it)
tuesday, i met him again near my campany, all nameplates (i think) are engraved
 
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sat, 28 October 2017, 22:56:45
i know for sure that you guys will receive your boards sooner or later.. when i came to pick up my board from kuang i also learned that he works in logistics, hence his willingness to take over this groupbuy. however, his work also requires him to travel for days at a time (he showed me his Asus phone and says the reason he has it is so he can carry 3 or 4 extra batteries with him to wilderness areas where he might not have access to sockets for charging, let alone stable internet). i'm sure that is the reason he previously commented "i cannot commit full time to this GB at the moment"

I saw his ASUS phone, there is 1 black circle after his phone, i dont know why and  i dont ask him. Now i know the reason

i think what everyone can do now is:
1. who got money refund, sent him email ( DON'T PM GH, it's hard to use for him) so he can sell your slot, take money for shipping, he didnt get money from Jhoang
2. he doesnt know who dispute/refund or not, so he cant ship board:
     2.1 you can pay again (i know it's hard for you), wait Jhoang comes back and refund your first payment. Paying only ship fee again will not help you get your board
     2.2 prove that you didnt get refund, i dont know how because i dont use paypal
3. hope jhoang's health better ASAP
Monday 22/10 i went to his home, as you see, he sorted all the board with note outside (slot number, color of case and plate) and prepared blank nameplate to engrave (if he scams, why he has to do it)
tuesday, i met him again near my campany, all nameplates (i think) are engraved

I'm not sure how to prove that we didn't get a refund... but i don't have the money to pay for this keyboard twice :\ my board is in the first batch to go out too
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Faux on Sun, 29 October 2017, 00:13:54
Yeah I already paid over 500 dollars for my board. I'm not really looking to pay another 500 dollars and hope I can get my first payment back. Why does not paying for the shipping fee again work?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Sun, 29 October 2017, 00:19:26
My guess is that he is not willing to take the chance that he is sending out a board that has been refunded.  Remember, he has no way of knowing for sure who has been refunded for their purchase.  A few mistakes there adds up quickly.  I know I wouldnt take that risk of I was in his shoes. 
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Faux on Sun, 29 October 2017, 00:44:53
We could possible send screenshots of our dispute history to show that we haven't received refunds.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Sun, 29 October 2017, 00:52:24
My guess is that he is not willing to take the chance that he is sending out a board that has been refunded.  Remember, he has no way of knowing for sure who has been refunded for their purchase.  A few mistakes there adds up quickly.  I know I wouldnt take that risk of I was in his shoes.

Doesn't explain why he hasn't invoiced me for mine yet, as I admitted I got a refund.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: cuongnt91 on Sun, 29 October 2017, 01:17:39
Yeah I already paid over 500 dollars for my board. I'm not really looking to pay another 500 dollars and hope I can get my first payment back. Why does not paying for the shipping fee again work?

for example: u got 500$ refund but u still tell him that you dont, u are ready to pay shipping fee "again"( for ex 50$)
he sends u a board, so how much money u pay for a 500$ board, only 50$
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: cuongnt91 on Sun, 29 October 2017, 01:20:08
My guess is that he is not willing to take the chance that he is sending out a board that has been refunded.  Remember, he has no way of knowing for sure who has been refunded for their purchase.  A few mistakes there adds up quickly.  I know I wouldnt take that risk of I was in his shoes.

Doesn't explain why he hasn't invoiced me for mine yet, as I admitted I got a refund.

so you already got refund, and now you are ready to buy E8 again???
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sun, 29 October 2017, 01:26:30
I sent an email to Kuang with a ton of screenshots of my paypal, walking him through each screenshot and describing my histories, it was a pain, but I really want this board
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Sun, 29 October 2017, 06:46:06
My guess is that he is not willing to take the chance that he is sending out a board that has been refunded.  Remember, he has no way of knowing for sure who has been refunded for their purchase.  A few mistakes there adds up quickly.  I know I wouldnt take that risk of I was in his shoes.

Doesn't explain why he hasn't invoiced me for mine yet, as I admitted I got a refund.

so you already got refund, and now you are ready to buy E8 again???

I was - and Quang knew that - but as this thing rides further and further off the rails I'm reconsidering.

Mine was supposed to be one of the first to go as he didn't have to try and verify PayPal payment, and he could use my money to fund other shipping. He's nearly two weeks overdue on invoicing me now.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: cuongnt91 on Sun, 29 October 2017, 08:04:02
someone asked Kuang2 about E8's LED
so here is video of testing
feature=youtu.be

he told me that he was really busy this week
so he will comeback for E8, next 2/3 days
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: onmybikedrunk on Sun, 29 October 2017, 11:26:23
Kuang, I want to pay YOU directly for the order E11, full price + shipping so I can get my board with the first batch of orders that go out.  Please respond to my emails and send me a PayPal invoice when you return!  Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Vloshko on Sun, 29 October 2017, 13:50:21
My guess is that he is not willing to take the chance that he is sending out a board that has been refunded.  Remember, he has no way of knowing for sure who has been refunded for their purchase.  A few mistakes there adds up quickly.  I know I wouldnt take that risk of I was in his shoes. 

How to show refunds on PayPal:

1. Click on "Activity" at the top of the page.
2. Click on "Advanced filters" and then "Refunds".
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sun, 29 October 2017, 15:40:53
My guess is that he is not willing to take the chance that he is sending out a board that has been refunded.  Remember, he has no way of knowing for sure who has been refunded for their purchase.  A few mistakes there adds up quickly.  I know I wouldnt take that risk of I was in his shoes. 

How to show refunds on PayPal:

1. Click on "Activity" at the top of the page.
2. Click on "Advanced filters" and then "Refunds".

Sweet, thanks for the info! I followed up with a screenshot of that page too
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Faux on Sun, 29 October 2017, 16:14:50
Yeah I already paid over 500 dollars for my board. I'm not really looking to pay another 500 dollars and hope I can get my first payment back. Why does not paying for the shipping fee again work?

for example: u got 500$ refund but u still tell him that you dont, u are ready to pay shipping fee "again"( for ex 50$)
he sends u a board, so how much money u pay for a 500$ board, only 50$

No, what I'm saying is that we can submit screen caps of our paypal to show that we didn't get a refund. I'm not sure I feel comfortable sending another 500 dollars out since then I would have paid over 1000 for a 500 keyboard and I would be missing 500 dollars until Jhoang gets back. However, if he will get back soon, why not just wait for him to return? It seems like he will not get back soon which is why other people had to pick up the ball, so that means that anyone who agrees to pay for the board all over will be missing a lot of money for a long time.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kuang2 on Mon, 30 October 2017, 01:59:49
Hi everyone,

I just come back here with you after a very very busy week. Now I'm reading all of your email and take note to my sheet, and reply your email too. People who willing to pay shipping fee again will receive invoice this week, and I will send your keyboard right after you make payment (and I will send you image of your keyboard before packing too).

All your keyboard will be shipped by EMS Viet Nam. Here is the link to the price and tools for estimate. An E8-V1 keyboard with brass weight, some name plate about 3.5kg with box and foam.

EMS Viet Nam rate: http://ems.com.vn/products/96-cc-ems-quc-t.aspx
Estimate shipping cost with EMS Viet Nam: http://ems.com.vn/charging_dosmetic.aspx

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kuang2 on Mon, 30 October 2017, 02:07:35
We have E20, E38, E75, E79 already receive their refund as I read on this thread, so I will sell their slot to market. If everything is fine, with E37's money and 4 slot, I can cover shipping fee for batch 2.

Thank you all.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Oscar2177 on Mon, 30 October 2017, 17:54:15
We have E20, E38, E75, E79 already receive their refund as I read on this thread, so I will sell their slot to market. If everything is fine, with E37's money and 4 slot, I can cover shipping fee for batch 2.

Thank you all.

Where will the extra keyboards be sold?
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: OfTheWild on Mon, 30 October 2017, 17:59:24
do we know how/if/when we will be refunded the original shipping charges? Sorry if i missed that previously
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: PurpleURP on Fri, 03 November 2017, 07:33:42
Hi everyone,

I just come back here with you after a very very busy week. Now I'm reading all of your email and take note to my sheet, and reply your email too. People who willing to pay shipping fee again will receive invoice this week, and I will send your keyboard right after you make payment (and I will send you image of your keyboard before packing too).

All your keyboard will be shipped by EMS Viet Nam. Here is the link to the price and tools for estimate. An E8-V1 keyboard with brass weight, some name plate about 3.5kg with box and foam.

EMS Viet Nam rate: http://ems.com.vn/products/96-cc-ems-quc-t.aspx
Estimate shipping cost with EMS Viet Nam: http://ems.com.vn/charging_dosmetic.aspx

Has anyone received an invoice?  I'm E71.  I didn't dispute and offered to pay shipping again, but haven't received invoice.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Fri, 03 November 2017, 08:42:14
Still waiting on my invoice. And, to be clear, I'm E37 which is the one funding a lot of the shipping charges by "rebuying" my board back.

Not really sure what the holdup is. Haven't gotten an email from Kuang in a while.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Vloshko on Fri, 03 November 2017, 08:45:00
Has anyone received an invoice?  I'm E71.  I didn't dispute and offered to pay shipping again, but haven't received invoice.

According to the spreadsheet, it looks like you're all good. In addition, I believe I saw Kuang saying that he was going to try and cover shipping for us by selling off an extra board. Stay tuned!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: familynight on Fri, 03 November 2017, 12:20:45
I have order # E43.  I sent an email about a week ago saying that I was willing to pay the new shipping. Is the spreadsheet still being updated?  Of course, not having to pay double shipping would be better, so I'll keep watching the thread for that, but I just want to make sure my status is noted somewhere.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Fri, 03 November 2017, 12:44:55
I have order # E43.  I sent an email about a week ago saying that I was willing to pay the new shipping. Is the spreadsheet still being updated?  Of course, not having to pay double shipping would be better, so I'll keep watching the thread for that, but I just want to make sure my status is noted somewhere.

You're in the same boat as most of us.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: NiTi_Wizard on Sat, 04 November 2017, 12:22:58
Anyone hear anything from Kuang? I've sent some emails that are a week old about shipping and assembly costs and proof I paid for assembly already. I'm to the point where I want to cancel my order.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Sat, 04 November 2017, 12:30:30
Anyone hear anything from Kuang? I've sent some emails that are a week old about shipping and assembly costs and proof I paid for assembly already. I'm to the point where I want to cancel my order.

No. Kuang's running the GB slowly in his spare time. If you have the option to still chargeback from Jhoang and don't want to wait for Kuang, you should do so while you still can. Most of us decided not to chargeback and are waiting on Kuang.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: YH YOON on Sat, 04 November 2017, 23:41:00
invoice email sent
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Sun, 05 November 2017, 17:17:45
invoice email sent

You got a shipping invoice from kuang?

o **** i got one too

fk yea
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Sun, 05 November 2017, 17:19:45
Quang (which is how he signs his name in the email) just emailed me to confirm everything and sent an image of my badge. So, he is working through orders. 
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Sun, 05 November 2017, 17:57:51
Quang (which is how he signs his name in the email) just emailed me to confirm everything and sent an image of my badge. So, he is working through orders.

Same here. I will pay my invoice promptly upon receipt so that we can finally head towards finish.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: NiTi_Wizard on Sun, 05 November 2017, 19:21:22
Any idea what is the best way to go about getting my assembly fee refunded from jhoang? Should I dispute that transaction through paypal? I haven't disputed anything up to date so far on the groupbuy.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: xondat on Sun, 05 November 2017, 19:37:52
Any idea what is the best way to go about getting my assembly fee refunded from jhoang? Should I dispute that transaction through paypal? I haven't disputed anything up to date so far on the groupbuy.

I doubt jhoang is coming back, but use your own judgement on that.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: YH YOON on Sun, 05 November 2017, 20:42:51
invoice email sent

You got a shipping invoice from kuang?

o **** i got one too

fk yea

Not yet. I got two pictures.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Sun, 05 November 2017, 22:10:27
Still waiting on mine :(
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: ak_xf1re on Mon, 06 November 2017, 04:30:40
Still waiting on mine :(

Same :'( But kuang did email me back about my engraving so I hope it'll be soon.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kuang2 on Mon, 06 November 2017, 06:08:50
Still waiting on mine :(

Still waiting on mine :(

Same :'( But kuang did email me back about my engraving so I hope it'll be soon.

what are you talking about

(https://i.imgur.com/HzBX83X.jpg)

today I will send 10 invoice to all persons that I get confirmed email. Then I will send more 10-12 confirm email to other.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Mon, 06 November 2017, 09:00:06
Kuang, I know none of this is your fault and you're trying your best to salvage this and we all appreciate it but try to put yourself in our shoes. This buy is months overdue, it's been a dumpster fire since early summer. Some people are going to have to pay shipping twice in order to receive their boards.

We're just passing information back and forth so that those of us who stuck it out can figure out where we are at. It's not a slight against you.

And maybe we could be more polite about it but I think we're all a little fatigued. I for one am just ready for it to be over.

Thanks for your work on this Kuang!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: magic_duckie on Mon, 06 November 2017, 09:16:40
I've emailed kuang four times with no response.  I don't need assembly, I will pay the double shipping.  Just please don't sell my spot because I'm still out $500 and would like my board.

Founders #16
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: CJD_Anthony on Mon, 06 November 2017, 09:24:10
Still waiting on mine :(

Still waiting on mine :(

Same :'( But kuang did email me back about my engraving so I hope it'll be soon.

what are you talking about

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/HzBX83X.jpg)


today I will send 10 invoice to all persons that I get confirmed email. Then I will send more 10-12 confirm email to other.

YESSSSSSSSSSSSS
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Mon, 06 November 2017, 13:03:22
wew got shipping invoice!

looks like kuang had someone send it in his behalf.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Mon, 06 November 2017, 13:32:39
Yep, just paid my shipping.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: ak_xf1re on Mon, 06 November 2017, 13:59:24
Still waiting on mine :(

Still waiting on mine :(

Same :'( But kuang did email me back about my engraving so I hope it'll be soon.

what are you talking about

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/HzBX83X.jpg)


today I will send 10 invoice to all persons that I get confirmed email. Then I will send more 10-12 confirm email to other.

Sorry mate I didn't meant to offend you just informing people of the situation, the engraving looks great!  ;D

Looking forward to the shipping invoice
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Mon, 06 November 2017, 14:03:32
Don't know if anyone had the same issue, but it looks like mine had some extra invoices sent.  They were all cancelled except for one, so all is good.  Just thought I would mention in case anyone was confused why they had more than 1 invoice.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Mon, 06 November 2017, 14:06:55
Don't know if anyone had the same issue, but it looks like mine had some extra invoices sent.  They were all cancelled except for one, so all is good.  Just thought I would mention in case anyone was confused why they had more than 1 invoice.
Yeah, I had the same happen to me.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: iamacicada on Mon, 06 November 2017, 14:46:49
Yea it was me, kuang doesnt have a working paypal account so he asked me to send them on his behalf. Nothing showed up in my paypal after sending out invoices the first time so I thought there were something wrong and tried doing it again. Turns out it took paypal one hour to process the invoices, hence the extras >.>


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Faux on Mon, 06 November 2017, 18:29:08
Are people who were on the list Kuang published earlier receiving their invoices first? I'm on that list so hopefully I'll receive mine soon.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: YH YOON on Mon, 06 November 2017, 20:06:43
Oh, I got an shipping invoice!!

I paid !!
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: TerryMathews on Mon, 06 November 2017, 21:09:37
I have a tracking number and it's moving...
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: JDragon on Mon, 06 November 2017, 22:49:25
I paid for my invoice, no tracking # yet but hopeful itll start moving soon.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: cuongnt91 on Tue, 07 November 2017, 03:12:25
Oh, I got an shipping invoice!!

I paid !!

Smile!!!
Something (5) is coming to you
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: Panzerhawx on Tue, 07 November 2017, 04:03:21
I'm with you on this one. Emailed him multiple times, never got a response either. Seeing the spreadsheet getting updated, with mine still unchanged, really makes things worse.


I've emailed kuang four times with no response.  I don't need assembly, I will pay the double shipping.  Just please don't sell my spot because I'm still out $500 and would like my board.

Founders #16
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kuang2 on Tue, 07 November 2017, 05:07:37
I've emailed kuang four times with no response.  I don't need assembly, I will pay the double shipping.  Just please don't sell my spot because I'm still out $500 and would like my board.

Founders #16

I'm with you on this one. Emailed him multiple times, never got a response either. Seeing the spreadsheet getting updated, with mine still unchanged, really makes things worse.

I'm very sorry for miss your email, I will check all my inbox, and reply to all of you right now.

To Panzerhawx: i'm asking SF if you can receive keyboard from mainland without tax. If yes, I will send yours from SZ.

To others: today I ship to 5 persons, total 9 keyboards. Still have 2 persons who already paid but can not ship today. I will send yours tomorrow and email you tracking number. Today plan to send out more 10 invoice.

Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: balotelli00 on Tue, 07 November 2017, 06:14:49
Kuang2, just sent you a new email please read and respond.
thank you
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: alveeno on Tue, 07 November 2017, 09:04:30
I got my tracking number.
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 07 November 2017, 11:17:04
I got my tracking number.

Same.  Great news
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: ntitco1 on Tue, 07 November 2017, 11:37:10
I'm very sorry for miss your email, I will check all my inbox, and reply to all of you right now.

To Panzerhawx: i'm asking SF if you can receive keyboard from mainland without tax. If yes, I will send yours from SZ.

To others: today I ship to 5 persons, total 9 keyboards. Still have 2 persons who already paid but can not ship today. I will send yours tomorrow and email you tracking number. Today plan to send out more 10 invoice.

Resent you an email about my shipping and assembly fees  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: odd on Tue, 07 November 2017, 12:41:55
I got a shipping invoice and paid it. Waiting for tracking number now 😂😀
Title: Re: [GB] E8-V1 Custom TKL - SORTING THE BOARDS
Post by: kuang2 on Tue, 07 November 2017, 23:36:04
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