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Offline Rayndalf

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« Reply #200 on: Tue, 13 August 2019, 22:34:18 »
No reason to let some fine looking caps go to waste just for 'muh sekrit club', I agree raffle > FCFS > burying them in a shallow grave in the Mojave

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« Reply #201 on: Tue, 13 August 2019, 23:15:40 »
 :eek: Raffle please. I was looking forward to getting one. Failed once! Would like to try again  :thumb:

Offline Furikurichemy

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« Reply #202 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 00:15:08 »
yeah raffle winner here. Just raffle off the extras  :). It's a cool cap, the more people who have it the better.

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« Reply #203 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 01:03:43 »
To do what is best?

 I would hate to be that guy who participated because knowing this is an extremely rare, one of a kind artisan with only 10 ever produced... And then realized that more were produced and sold. Wouldn't you be angry? I'd be very unhappy.

Emir, Stick to your original words and do not let me or anyone obtain one of those extras. It's ethics at this point.
He says there's only "a couple" and clearly has asked the participants for their input.

 If we say a couple is two, then is 1 of 12 any less special than 1 of 10? Furthermore, 2 have very publicly said to go for it. Emir has also given other participants the ability to walk away of they feel slighted. Clearly he's not here to double down and make a ton of of profit. I don't understand your "ethics" remark.. clearly he's sensitive to this.
Lastly. It's an artisan cap...

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I'm not a participant and I didn't get one. And of course, like any amazing product, we would all like to be a part of it. Which is why it's so easy to tell Emir to just sell off the extras- Duh! Cuz we want it.
 
But if it was supposed to be exclusive from the start, I can only imagine what the remaining raffle winners would think.

I could be wrong tho.

I think Emir should reached out to the original raffle winners to ask for their opinion (besides announcing it here- cuz usually I don't tend to follow the GH thread post-GB).

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Production) - important artisan question -
« Reply #204 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 01:14:24 »
Heyo, Thank you to everyone for reaching out and sharing your opinions!  :thumb:

First I'd like to make it clear that I don't profit a single dime from the artisans, just to make my motives clear here. The reason I even considered this was due to salvuns masterful craftsmanship, and it would be a waste to see them binned.

However, even though many raffle winners are alright with a couple more artisans on circulation, I have been contacted by a raffle winner that is not ok with it. Of course I won't share their name, and I will respect that, and not offer the remaining 5 or so artisans. I would sort of been torn on it myself, so no shade thrown on anyone involved in favor of either decision.

All love and respect, and thank you for showing so much interest in this! Warms my heart. <3

Good news is that we don't have to wait for much longer for the set to be in our hands now!


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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Production)
« Reply #205 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 01:47:54 »
 :(

Why was this not a GB again?

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« Reply #206 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 01:57:04 »
:(

Why was this not a GB again?

To be honest I planned to run the artisan as a gb with unlimited entries, but the backlash was so large and interest so low,  and people kept saying they wanted the Rama artisan, so I had no faith in it. I was sure it'd sell 10, so I decided to make it a raffle.

In hindsight it would've done well, but please note this for any future gb you're interested in - voice your opinion and interest in a product! It means more than you think!

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« Reply #207 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 02:12:06 »
Heyo, Thank you to everyone for reaching out and sharing your opinions!  :thumb:

First I'd like to make it clear that I don't profit a single dime from the artisans, just to make my motives clear here. The reason I even considered this was due to salvuns masterful craftsmanship, and it would be a waste to see them binned.

However, even though many raffle winners are alright with a couple more artisans on circulation, I have been contacted by a raffle winner that is not ok with it. Of course I won't share their name, and I will respect that, and not offer the remaining 5 or so artisans. I would sort of been torn on it myself, so no shade thrown on anyone involved in favor of either decision.

All love and respect, and thank you for showing so much interest in this! Warms my heart. <3

Good news is that we don't have to wait for much longer for the set to be in our hands now!



:(

Why was this not a GB again?

To be honest I planned to run the artisan as a gb with unlimited entries, but the backlash was so large and interest so low,  and people kept saying they wanted the Rama artisan, so I had no faith in it. I was sure it'd sell 10, so I decided to make it a raffle.

In hindsight it would've done well, but please note this for any future gb you're interested in - voice your opinion and interest in a product! It means more than you think!


Why you gotta be a little *****? Are you really going to let one person make the rest miss out...

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« Reply #208 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 02:13:28 »
Heyo, Thank you to everyone for reaching out and sharing your opinions!  :thumb:

First I'd like to make it clear that I don't profit a single dime from the artisans, just to make my motives clear here. The reason I even considered this was due to salvuns masterful craftsmanship, and it would be a waste to see them binned.

However, even though many raffle winners are alright with a couple more artisans on circulation, I have been contacted by a raffle winner that is not ok with it. Of course I won't share their name, and I will respect that, and not offer the remaining 5 or so artisans. I would sort of been torn on it myself, so no shade thrown on anyone involved in favor of either decision.

All love and respect, and thank you for showing so much interest in this! Warms my heart. <3

Good news is that we don't have to wait for much longer for the set to be in our hands now!



:(

Why was this not a GB again?

To be honest I planned to run the artisan as a gb with unlimited entries, but the backlash was so large and interest so low,  and people kept saying they wanted the Rama artisan, so I had no faith in it. I was sure it'd sell 10, so I decided to make it a raffle.

In hindsight it would've done well, but please note this for any future gb you're interested in - voice your opinion and interest in a product! It means more than you think!


Why you gotta be a little *****? Are you really going to let one person make the rest miss out...

Big whoop, 5 people can miss out because one cry baby loses 1% in rarity. Didn't realise JT was here crying me a river

Offline Furikurichemy

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Production)
« Reply #209 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 02:22:41 »
me when I successfully keep my artisan to 1/10

Offline phatty

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« Reply #210 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 02:35:12 »
Have we considered doing the King Solomon thing and having Emir destroy 10, so only 5 exist?

Then it increases the rarity even more. Original winners are now in limbo, demand will suddenly skyrocket!

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Production)
« Reply #211 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 02:41:39 »
Hello.

I am one of the organizers of the sydney meet 2019. Since youre not selling the 5, would you consider donating the 5 to the sydney meet raffle rather than binning them?


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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Production)
« Reply #212 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 02:44:06 »
Heyo, Thank you to everyone for reaching out and sharing your opinions!  :thumb:

First I'd like to make it clear that I don't profit a single dime from the artisans, just to make my motives clear here. The reason I even considered this was due to salvuns masterful craftsmanship, and it would be a waste to see them binned.

However, even though many raffle winners are alright with a couple more artisans on circulation, I have been contacted by a raffle winner that is not ok with it. Of course I won't share their name, and I will respect that, and not offer the remaining 5 or so artisans. I would sort of been torn on it myself, so no shade thrown on anyone involved in favor of either decision.

All love and respect, and thank you for showing so much interest in this! Warms my heart. <3

Good news is that we don't have to wait for much longer for the set to be in our hands now!



:(

Why was this not a GB again?

To be honest I planned to run the artisan as a gb with unlimited entries, but the backlash was so large and interest so low,  and people kept saying they wanted the Rama artisan, so I had no faith in it. I was sure it'd sell 10, so I decided to make it a raffle.

In hindsight it would've done well, but please note this for any future gb you're interested in - voice your opinion and interest in a product! It means more than you think!


Why you gotta be a little *****? Are you really going to let one person make the rest miss out...

Yeah, I know that it sucks - but I have respect for the participants and I'll honor my end. In addition, adding +-5 artisans to the mix would not guarantee that you or others who really want it will get one.

I understand that people are upset, but this is the way it is I am afraid. Lessons have been learned, if we're to take something positive from the situation! :)

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« Reply #213 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 05:46:09 »
Yeah, I know that it sucks - but I have respect for the participants and I'll honor my end. In addition, adding +-5 artisans to the mix would not guarantee that you or others who really want it will get one.

I understand that people are upset, but this is the way it is I am afraid. Lessons have been learned, if we're to take something positive from the situation! :)

I am okay with the possibility that I might own the artisan. If I don't win the raffle, then tough luck.
But I respect your decision.
Looking forward to the keyset  ;D

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« Reply #214 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 09:01:51 »
Why you gotta be a little *****? Are you really going to let one person make the rest miss out...

Respect their choice please and be civil, I don't think Emir or anyone deserves such language after already organizing a great groupbuy.
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« Reply #215 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 09:11:56 »
Why you gotta be a little *****? Are you really going to let one person make the rest miss out...

Respect their choice please and be civil, I don't think Emir or anyone deserves such language after already organizing a great groupbuy.

I concur with this sentiment.
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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Production)
« Reply #216 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 12:45:53 »
Probably coincidental, but this set gives me Nier Automata vibes.

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« Reply #217 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 23:28:39 »
Probably coincidental, but this set gives me Nier Automata vibes.
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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Production)
« Reply #218 on: Thu, 15 August 2019, 04:01:04 »
I missed the first raffle (don't have this topic on watched), so sadly won't be an artisan owner.
I respect your decision Emir. What it does show me though, is that apparently some of the raffle winners care more about their own "fortune" and their own "exclusivity" than the joy of other people to also have a chance to get that lovely artisan. Just my 2 cents obviously.


In other news :P How is production going? Shipping still expected sometime September?

Offline Rayndalf

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« Reply #219 on: Thu, 15 August 2019, 10:18:02 »
So one anonymous artisan collector sends a sternly worded letter (with either a complete set of Reapers or maybe the ear of a family member) and now despite asking for suggestions Emir has been bribed or threatened into locking away our boys at the request of Big Keycap :eek: :eek: :eek:

I for one have no idea what this means or even if this is remotely true, but I simply will not stand for it. >:D >:D >:D

Completely Confidential Super Secret Plan: ship the offending keycaps with random sets of Nines, so that Big Keycap will unkidnap your whole family before they realize they've been duped... its simply the only way to take a stand against Big Keycap and free our boys.

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« Reply #220 on: Thu, 15 August 2019, 11:40:45 »
So one anonymous artisan collector sends a sternly worded letter (with either a complete set of Reapers or maybe the ear of a family member) and now despite asking for suggestions Emir has been bribed or threatened into locking away our boys at the request of Big Keycap :eek: :eek: :eek:

I for one have no idea what this means or even if this is remotely true, but I simply will not stand for it. >:D >:D >:D

Completely Confidential Super Secret Plan: ship the offending keycaps with random sets of Nines, so that Big Keycap will unkidnap your whole family before they realize they've been duped... its simply the only way to take a stand against Big Keycap and free our boys.

There's a lot of jokes and people not as happy with the result, but Emir specifically stated in their initial post asking for suggestions that if any of the current owners wanted to privately message Emir, that was an option.

I, for one, would not like to detract from the actual GMK Nines set with all of these jokes or unsatisfactory comments regarding extra artisans, Emir is still conducting a groupbuy for a wonderful set overall that I think is a great design!
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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Production)
« Reply #221 on: Thu, 15 August 2019, 16:58:39 »
@flippanteer
If my (or anyone else's) jokes or comments makes it seem like I'm disappointed with this turn of events, thats because I am (slightly) disappointed and while I understand it wasn't our decision to make, but that doesn't mean that decision is above praise or in this case (minor) criticism.

At this point there is nothing else a buyer of GMK Nines can really do but wait for our sets to ship or talk about how excited we are for the day we receive our sets or ask about extras if they missed out, but everyone has already done those things for months, and commenting on the outcome of a matter that requested our input seems like fair game.

I'm sure those lucky 5 will derive twice the fun from those caps than they would if there were in fact 10 of them, but I'm just not a fan of artificial scarcity or binning wanted goods as a matter of principal.

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Production)
« Reply #222 on: Fri, 16 August 2019, 02:43:08 »
Heyo!

Feel free to discuss, that's what the thread is for - but please refrain from personal attacks.
The individual that said no is not actually the one at fault, it is me who should be blamed for choosing to go with a cap limit of 10 for the raffle.

Don't give up hope yet, we will refrain from binning all the extras for now and try to think of something. :)

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« Reply #223 on: Fri, 16 August 2019, 03:09:11 »
Heyo!

Feel free to discuss, that's what the thread is for - but please refrain from personal attacks.
The individual that said no is not actually the one at fault, it is me who should be blamed for choosing to go with a cap limit of 10 for the raffle.

Don't give up hope yet, we will refrain from binning all the extras for now and try to think of something. :)

This is the response I like to hear, thank you : ) extra's would be nice.. didn't have the funds to get into it originally :(
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« Reply #224 on: Sat, 17 August 2019, 21:22:16 »
How about different colored extras? This way, the original 10 raffle winners will still be unique. Just throwing some ideas  ;D

Also, if you are going to sell it, please don't make it FCFS. Not all people have the same timezone.

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Production)
« Reply #225 on: Sun, 18 August 2019, 17:01:58 »
Do a reversed colourway of the remaining 10 and toss them in each order  ;D

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« Reply #226 on: Mon, 19 August 2019, 02:56:12 »
I am thinking that accenting it (inverse colors) would be nice, but that'll raise the price of them. If there's some interest in this still, I'll have a word with salvun to see what we can do.

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« Reply #227 on: Mon, 19 August 2019, 03:43:54 »
And what about same color but different design?
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« Reply #228 on: Mon, 19 August 2019, 03:47:59 »
And what about same color but different design?

Sorry but I don't think we will sketch up a new design and remanufacture - the issue at hand is the "Leftover" caps. :O GB is in its ending stage, so I'd like to have it resolved rather quickly so that it doesn't drag on - and so that I can move on to other projects (Firefly).

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« Reply #229 on: Mon, 19 August 2019, 04:41:53 »
I am thinking that accenting it (inverse colors) would be nice, but that'll raise the price of them. If there's some interest in this still, I'll have a word with salvun to see what we can do.

I'm still interested

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« Reply #230 on: Mon, 19 August 2019, 11:07:57 »
I am thinking that accenting it (inverse colors) would be nice, but that'll raise the price of them. If there's some interest in this still, I'll have a word with salvun to see what we can do.

I would love that!!!! just invoice me ;)

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« Reply #231 on: Tue, 27 August 2019, 11:57:31 »
I came across something on instagram. :O


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« Reply #232 on: Tue, 27 August 2019, 19:02:37 »
Looks great! Are those the extras?

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« Reply #233 on: Thu, 29 August 2019, 03:04:23 »
Looks great! Are those the extras?

Nope, the original 10!

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Production)
« Reply #234 on: Tue, 10 September 2019, 13:48:36 »

Artisan, not color corrected - next to n9 and u9.

It's not a perfect match - but looks pretty good side by side IMO! The ano is a bit darker than N9.

I think artisans should be headed to each vendor now, so raffle winners keep an eye out! :)



Nines should ship this week if the information I was provided is correct, let's see! :)

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Re: [GB] GMK Nines (Production)
« Reply #235 on: Fri, 13 September 2019, 15:57:38 »


Macsurfy strikes again! He's now blessed every keycap project I've been involved with. :O


Update:
GMK has confirmed that Nines is finished, expecting shipment to vendors any moment now!


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« Reply #236 on: Sun, 15 September 2019, 23:04:08 »
Nice can't way for these to come in