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[GB] GMK Nines (Production)
« on: Mon, 01 April 2019, 15:39:56 »
Update 10th April:
Hi Everyone, some nice information and updates!

MOQ IS REACHED! I'll keep it short, you're the best! <3

GMK SKIIDATA EXTENSION!
The GMK Skiidata gb has been extended for a little longer, this is a perfect opportunity to acquire some N9 base relegendables and N9 split spacebars! I got my order in personally! :) You can see how these can be utilized together with GMK Nines in the render above and below, made by Janglad!
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=99828.0





GMK Nines Artisan raffle!

Now that voting for the design is done - we will offer a 10 spot raffle for the GMK Nines Artisan! Details:
- Machined from raw aluminium blocks
- Polished, a lot
- Anodized to match N9 by Salvun
- Deep laser engraving for legends, which then are filled with enamel to match U9
Creator is Salvun from www.salvun.com!

Price:
US+ASIA+INT: 54.99USD
EU: 40EUR

The raffle will run until Friday 19/04, winner will be invoiced shortly after and the winners have a week to pay (26/04), before their spot is raffled again. The winners will be able to have their artisan added to their existing Nines order if there is one, and if there isnt, they will be invoiced  for shipping as well.





LINK TO FORM:
https://forms.gle/mjaCzHfrqZb3bxuz7
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Also, don't forget to join the generous Kono GMK Nines giveaway!
https://kono.store/pages/giveaways


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GMK Nines - A sleek and elegant set that aims to be timeless.
It is inspired by GMK Carbon Bone + Boneyard alphas, but uses stock GMK colors N9 + U9.

Vendors:

Basekit:



Renders:

Jane V2



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Render disclaimer:
Just to avoid any potential confusion, even though the set uses stock GMK colors. Please, if you are not familiar with N9 and U9, do look up existing sets with these colors for your reference (some named just below in the text).
The renders are very neutral, and for example N9 can look more dark gray in different lighting from the renders. Here are some words from Oblotzky on his renders, copy pasted from the GMK Calm Depths thread:
"I do all my renders in a fully desaturated lighting environment, so whatever pantone/ral/hex/rgb colors I am using (https://deskthority.net/wiki/Signature_Plastics_ABS_colours in this case) should be unaffected. The only change would be brightness depending on how much light I use in the scene, and bounce light from neighboring keys (e.g. a red accent key will bounce off some light onto surrounding keys, giving them a small area of red highlight). However the overall tone should be rather close to what you would see IRL in a neutral lighting environment."

Numbers:
Base kits - 400/150

MOQ is 150 for this set, as it uses stock GMK colors U9 and N9 - two of the most popular stock colors which can be found throughout a number of sets.
Examples are Skidata, Terminal, 9009, Q:01, Classic retro, Dolch and many more!


The GB runs from the 2nd of April, until the 3rd of May - get your orders in before then!
Production is expected to take about 13-15 weeks after payment, counting generously - then the set should make it's way to vendors.
NA will have to wait some extra days for customs clearance as well, but this should start shipping out to you around August!

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IC Thread can be found here.

Thank you! :)
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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 08:06:18 »
Approved! Lycka till :D

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 08:08:23 »
Will try to get a set at the end of the month if my wallet allows it!
Lycka till kompis! :D

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 08:14:01 »
Will try to get a set at the end of the month if my wallet allows it!
Lycka till kompis! :D

Stort tack! <3


Small update:
Me and Salvun from www.salvun.com are working on an Artisan cap to go with Nines, I should have something to present for you shortly! ;)

Also, some people are purchasing Spacebar kits to go with Nines from the GMK blank GB found here:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=100031.0 Consider that option if you need a 2u spacebar or similar keys for your layout! :)

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 08:18:28 »
Will try to get a set at the end of the month if my wallet allows it!
Lycka till kompis! :D

Stort tack! <3


Small update:
Me and Salvun from www.salvun.com are working on an Artisan cap to go with Nines, I should have something to present for you shortly! ;)

Also, some people are purchasing Spacebar kits to go with Nines from the GMK blank GB found here:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=100031.0 Consider that option if you need a 2u spacebar or similar keys for your layout! :)

Buy 2.75 and 2.25u spacebars!! We are currently around 30 qty for each.

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 08:19:21 »
the price must be updated, on kbdfan it is $ 149  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 08:20:47 »
the price must be updated, on kbdfan it is $ 149  :thumb:

KMK Labs.

Price is 129, but due to how their platform works they needed to add shipping in the base price. So 149USD includes fast shipping using DHL or whatever option is the fast option for your region.

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 08:22:54 »
yes, I meant that since there was no possibility of choosing the shipment, the price was fixed at 149. But I understood.  ;)

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 09:10:20 »
I love Savun's work!! Can't wait to see what you have planned with him!  :D

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 09:10:30 »
How much will shipping be from Kono to the US?

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 09:16:01 »
I hope TheKey.Company will bring back their GMK N9 ErgoDox Kit, since it would match this, & provide a missing option for Ergo/Ortho users.

ErgoDox mods in U9 would be cool as heck too, because then they would also work with GMK 9009. Hoping that might reach MOQ via the GMK Blanks GB that's currently running.

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 09:36:32 »
I hope TheKey.Company will bring back their GMK N9 ErgoDox Kit, since it would match this, & provide a missing option for Ergo/Ortho users.


They have them in stock under GMK Terminal R2 as N9 ERGODOX KIT.


https://thekey.company/collections/keycaps/products/gmk-terminal_-r2?variant=12198872154212

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 09:43:06 »
I joined the GB.
I hope GB works well.

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 09:47:06 »
Great kit. A must buy :thumb:
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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 09:49:08 »
Ordered  :D

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« Reply #15 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 09:51:46 »
How much will shipping be from Kono to the US?

Each region will vary slightly, but $7 ~ $8

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« Reply #16 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 09:55:55 »
How much will shipping be from Kono to the US?

Each region will vary slightly, but $7 ~ $8
Thanks man! So Kono will be the cheaper option... even w/ my 1000 Wei points.

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 10:03:34 »
I hope TheKey.Company will bring back their GMK N9 ErgoDox Kit, since it would match this, & provide a missing option for Ergo/Ortho users.


They have them in stock under GMK Terminal R2 as N9 ERGODOX KIT.


https://thekey.company/collections/keycaps/products/gmk-terminal_-r2?variant=12198872154212

Thank you!

Maybe I was looking at a different part of the website, but it was saying out of stock before.

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« Reply #18 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 15:02:09 »
How much will shipping be from Kono to the US?

Each region will vary slightly, but $7 ~ $8
Thanks man! So Kono will be the cheaper option... even w/ my 1000 Wei points.
Kono has a pretty terrible track record for shipping so splurging a bit at KBDfans might not be a bad idea.

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 15:26:11 »
Go on, you've got my purchase. Love the simple understated design, should remain timeless.
Good luck with the group buy!

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« Reply #20 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 16:02:20 »
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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 16:19:10 »
I hope the number legends only on the numpad catches on. I really prefer that simpler look myself.

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 00:07:01 »
I have to say, the support has been far greater than I had expected - thank you so much everyone! We sold  about 80 sets the first 24 hours, which is more than I could have hoped for. This makes me believe that moq will surely be met.

Thank you everyone, I mean it. ❤️

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 00:24:37 »
Will there price breaks at higher MoQs?

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« Reply #24 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 00:30:33 »
I hope the number legends only on the numpad catches on. I really prefer that simpler look myself.

Can you explain what you mean by this? Sorry I don't understand and I would like to learn.
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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 00:38:40 »
Will there price breaks at higher MoQs?
Emir mentioned in the IC that there wouldn't be price breaks for higher MoQs.

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« Reply #26 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 00:42:44 »
I hope the number legends only on the numpad catches on. I really prefer that simpler look myself.
I decided to go with GMK SkIIdata and one of the reasons was because this set was missing the numpad sublegends. Lol

Good thing there are 2 N9 sets running today that people like us can choose from.

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« Reply #27 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 02:15:45 »
Will there price breaks at higher MoQs?
Emir mentioned in the IC that there wouldn't be price breaks for higher MoQs.

Hmmmm

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 02:17:03 »
Will there price breaks at higher MoQs?
Emir mentioned in the IC that there wouldn't be price breaks for higher MoQs.

Hmmmm

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« Reply #30 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 03:05:51 »
Will there price breaks at higher MoQs?
Emir mentioned in the IC that there wouldn't be price breaks for higher MoQs.

Hmmmm

big think

Yep

The reasoning was that it would be time-prohibitive to refund 250 or 500 orders individually, and that they'd also still lose the Paypal fees on the refunded portion. It makes me wonder what kind of setup Dixiemech has (who ran Minimal with price breaks) that Kono doesn't.

As far as I can tell, price breaks haven't been too common in past GMK group buys. But numbers on recent buys seem to be way higher than last year. So maybe it's a bigger issue because people are seeing high numbers as more of a realistic possibility.

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« Reply #31 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 04:30:23 »
Will there price breaks at higher MoQs?
Emir mentioned in the IC that there wouldn't be price breaks for higher MoQs.

Hmmmm

big think

Yep

The reasoning was that it would be time-prohibitive to refund 250 or 500 orders individually, and that they'd also still lose the Paypal fees on the refunded portion. It makes me wonder what kind of setup Dixiemech has (who ran Minimal with price breaks) that Kono doesn't.

As far as I can tell, price breaks haven't been too common in past GMK group buys. But numbers on recent buys seem to be way higher than last year. So maybe it's a bigger issue because people are seeing high numbers as more of a realistic possibility.

I see. I guess a site like, Massdrop for instance can do price breaks, because they don’t charge you technically until the buy ends. Let’s say hypothetically the price difference from 250 to 500 MoQ is $10. That’s thousands at that point that could be passed back to GB members. So big think it is.

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« Reply #32 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 04:59:34 »
I hope the number legends only on the numpad catches on. I really prefer that simpler look myself.

Can you explain what you mean by this? Sorry I don't understand and I would like to learn.
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Typically GMK sets have more legends on the numpad keys, this one has numbers only. I personally like it more because it makes the caps look less busy.

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 05:53:35 »


More info shortly.. ;)

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Artisan teased)
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 08:35:42 »
Artisan looking good.

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Artisan teased)
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 12:16:25 »
Artisan looks bad, rama keycap looks nicer.


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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 12:21:53 »
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More info shortly.. ;)

Please change the design :confused: :confused:

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Artisan teased)
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 12:41:50 »
I understand that many of you are upset that there is no RAMA cap, I agree that it was really nice - but I honestly think this one is amazing too.

Design won't change at this point, it's really last minute (as you probably can tell) - MOQ is low (10), so for those who want to accompany their Nines set with an Artisan - please consider the Salvun cap! I personally really like the design!

Again, I apologize about the RAMA cap, it will unfortunately not be offered for this GB - I am sorry.
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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Artisan teased)
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 12:46:23 »
How much will Salvun's cap sell for?

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« Reply #39 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 14:00:21 »
How much will Salvun's cap sell for?

It is not finalized yet, he did not gather all the materials needed so we can't quote it - but he did share details on how he will make them:

- First the cap shape will be machined from raw aluminium blocks
- The caps are then polished, a lot
- The anodization will then be done by Salvun himself
- The caps will receive a deep laser engraving for the lettering
- The lettering will then be filled with enamel

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 14:05:39 »
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More info shortly.. ;)

I mean, it looks nice, but doesn't really fit the set aesthetic that much IMO
MOQ means Minimum Order Quantity. You either reach it or you don't, there's no "pushing for higher MOQ", just pushing for more orders.

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« Reply #41 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 14:10:32 »
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More info shortly.. ;)

I mean, it looks nice, but doesn't really fit the set aesthetic that much IMO
I 100% agree with this sentiment. It's a clean, minimal looking set. That cap looks far too busy and doesn't match at all.

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Artisan teased)
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 14:27:01 »
I liked when the RAMA cap was just the Roman Numeral IX.



I think just an IX is appropriate here too!

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Artisan teased)
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 14:32:26 »
Alright, I hear you. We will scrap this design and rethink. There is plenty of time before the keycaps are set to ship, we shouldn't rush this - I really want to deliver something that we all can be proud of.
My goal with the artisan is to have something clean and simple in line with the set as well, as I am not much for artisans in general. We will come up with something good, I will keep you all in the loop!

Thank you for the feedback, really - I do listen - give us some time.  :thumb:

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« Reply #44 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 15:12:55 »
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More info shortly.. ;)

I mean, it looks nice, but doesn't really fit the set aesthetic that much IMO
I 100% agree with this sentiment. It's a clean, minimal looking set. That cap looks far too busy and doesn't match at all.
Third that. Will have to pass...

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Artisan teased)
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 15:14:32 »
There’s a man of the people! Thanks for listening to feedback!

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Artisan teased)
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The reasoning was that it would be time-prohibitive to refund 250 or 500 orders individually, and that they'd also still lose the Paypal fees on the refunded portion.

Just to correct that - no, they wouldn't. With partial refunds PayPal also refund proportional part of the fee.

But I get the rest of the argument.

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Artisan teased)
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 15:20:53 »
Of course I listen, we have a common goal here! :)

In discords and even here, there seems to be interest for going back to basics and just having "IX", please voice your opinions on that idea. Personally I would like it, but then again I also liked this previous design so please share your thoughts!

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Artisan teased)
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 15:24:27 »


The reasoning was that it would be time-prohibitive to refund 250 or 500 orders individually, and that they'd also still lose the Paypal fees on the refunded portion.

Just to correct that - no, they wouldn't. With partial refunds PayPal also refund proportional part of the fee.

But I get the rest of the argument.


PayPal just changed the policy today, it will no longer refund the fees: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/upcoming-policies-full

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 15:36:01 »
Had some pay-pal issues but mykeyboards.eu was able to help me out! So i'm now a proud owner of my first GMK set!!!

Great work i absolutely love the design.
I'm sure you will able to make the perfect artisan to compliment the timeless design. Can't wait.

not sure if it's against the design rules but i really love the rounded corner numerals IX. Sins both Rama and txkeybaords have kinda the same idea
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