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Offline butterflysgone

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Re: [CLOSED] GMK Night Runner - Update on ship date (soon)
« Reply #100 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 07:56:14 »
Anyone know if there will be extras for the deskmats? I am now regretting my decision to not include one in my order.

Offline Exia00

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Re: [CLOSED] GMK Night Runner - Update on ship date (soon)
« Reply #101 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 22:49:57 »
Is TKC going to have any extras up for sale?

Offline BlindAssassin111

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Re: [CLOSED] GMK Night Runner - Update on ship date (soon)
« Reply #102 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 12:25:53 »
Anyone know if there will be extras for the deskmats? I am now regretting my decision to not include one in my order.

I believe there will be, not sure how many though.

Is TKC going to have any extras up for sale?

Yes of course! Extras will go up a few weeks after the GB orders ship.


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Re: [CLOSED] GMK Night Runner - Update on ship date (soon)
« Reply #103 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 19:55:58 »
Got mine in today!

Candy Keys decided to sell their extra's early I guess, since I joined rather late. Was working aboard while the initial GB ran.

Been working so hadn't had the chance to pull it out and slap it on a board yet. Can't wait till daylight to have a good look.

Going to print a black/blue PETG that will be coated with translucent silver case. I'll still have to decide on how to make a nice fitting LED array for it, and well, the PCB won't be here till the end of the month.

Guess it is time to join Skyline next. Somehow you improved on Laser for me.

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Re: [CLOSED] GMK Night Runner - Update on ship date (soon)
« Reply #104 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 10:54:49 »
Got mine today too! Unfortunately I got some scratches on few keys, as you can see on that U... A bit disappointed but well, I guess it happens?
Otherwise the set looks really good, nice work! :)

Offline crzone

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Re: [CLOSED] GMK Night Runner - Update on ship date (soon)
« Reply #105 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 06:59:50 »
The new GMK package is crap, it cracked on both sides during shipping and some keycaps flew when I removed the cover. On some rows of the lower tray, that wasn't affected when removing the top cover, some keycaps were bunched together.

It feels cheap, looks cheap. Yes, sure, it's better than the zip bags from SP, but it's a step back from the previous one and it is way below JTK or Maxkey. On the other hand, at least the zip bags from SP don't crack...

Sorry, I had to vent first, will check how the set looks on a keyboard later on.

Later edit: the set does look awesome, in low light the alphas color reflects the light in a nice way.
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Re: [CLOSED] GMK Night Runner - Update on ship date (soon)
« Reply #106 on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 12:05:13 »
Any update on shipping in the US? I saw on the site that on 5/21/2020 there was an update saying that shipping was going to start tomorrow. I haven't heard anything since.

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Re: [CLOSED] GMK Night Runner - Update on ship date (soon)
« Reply #107 on: Thu, 28 May 2020, 17:35:00 »
The new GMK package is crap, it cracked on both sides during shipping and some keycaps flew when I removed the cover. On some rows of the lower tray, that wasn't affected when removing the top cover, some keycaps were bunched together.

It feels cheap, looks cheap. Yes, sure, it's better than the zip bags from SP, but it's a step back from the previous one and it is way below JTK or Maxkey. On the other hand, at least the zip bags from SP don't crack...

Sorry, I had to vent first, will check how the set looks on a keyboard later on.

Later edit: the set does look awesome, in low light the alphas color reflects the light in a nice way.

Totally agree. My caps thankfully survived but the packaging did not. Not impressed at all. This packaging is so bad it would put me off ordering GMK again. Made from soft cardboard they are not acceptable when spending this kind of money. They will also not make a good storage case to keep the caps in. Very disappointing.

The set however is perfect, the green really pops. Very pleased apart from the packaging.

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Re: [CLOSED] GMK Night Runner - Update on ship date (soon)
« Reply #108 on: Thu, 28 May 2020, 21:01:22 »
Any update on shipping in the US? I saw on the site that on 5/21/2020 there was an update saying that shipping was going to start tomorrow. I haven't heard anything since.

Sorry forgot to respond but they are getting the orders ready now I was told so should be shipping very soon.

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Re: [CLOSED] GMK Night Runner - Update on ship date (soon)
« Reply #109 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 03:57:50 »
Can I ask, BlindAssassin11, if GMK had made you aware of the change in packaging trays?  I love the old trays because they made storage of sets easy to get in and out of and they were strong enough to stack.  This new packaging is a really bad move and whats more because the trays are made from compressed paper you are unable to slide the caps along when putting them back into the box.  The cap edges catch on the tray because it is not smooth.

If you get the chance to report back to them, please make sure they understand how poor their decision is to change to this type of cardboard packaging.
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Offline BlindAssassin111

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Re: [CLOSED] GMK Night Runner - Update on ship date (soon)
« Reply #110 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 11:50:35 »
Can I ask, BlindAssassin11, if GMK had made you aware of the change in packaging trays?  I love the old trays because they made storage of sets easy to get in and out of and they were strong enough to stack.  This new packaging is a really bad move and whats more because the trays are made from compressed paper you are unable to slide the caps along when putting them back into the box.  The cap edges catch on the tray because it is not smooth.

If you get the chance to report back to them, please make sure they understand how poor their decision is to change to this type of cardboard packaging.

I didn't know until GMK told everyone, the only person who knew prior was Drop and Dixie I believe and I know Dixie has given them a ton of feedback on the new packaging. I wish they didn't change so drastically but sadly that is what they decided to do and we have to live with it  :( .

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Re: [CLOSED] GMK Night Runner - Update on ship date (soon)
« Reply #111 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 16:00:30 »
I don't mind the new packaging, but I suppose I'm not in the majority.  I always open my caps, "recycle" the plastic, and save the banderole. I put recycle in quotes b/c I've herad on multiple occasions that most plastics are not actually recycled.  But I put them in the bin. Then I put the caps in baggies.

I like the new design because it's a more aesthectically pleasing shape, easier to ship (no more weird, long boxes that use extra packaging materials).  I also love the fact that the inserts are paper and easy to recycle.  Heck, you could even composte them if you want.

But I guess I'm in the minority here.

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Re: [CLOSED] GMK Night Runner - Update on ship date (soon)
« Reply #112 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 16:11:55 »
I don't mind the new packaging, but I suppose I'm not in the majority.  I always open my caps, "recycle" the plastic, and save the banderole. I put recycle in quotes b/c I've herad on multiple occasions that most plastics are not actually recycled.  But I put them in the bin. Then I put the caps in baggies.

I like the new design because it's a more aesthectically pleasing shape, easier to ship (no more weird, long boxes that use extra packaging materials).  I also love the fact that the inserts are paper and easy to recycle.  Heck, you could even composte them if you want.

But I guess I'm in the minority here.

While they are good for that, they can't seem to hold the caps down and secure. Clearly GMK needs to figure out a way to keep using these boxes, but maybe figure something out to hold down the cardboard top that comes to secure the caps in transport. GMK Ashes will have the new try and seeing these pics of caps getting scratched is starting to worry me.

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Re: [CLOSED] GMK Night Runner - Update on ship date (soon)
« Reply #113 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 16:35:36 »
Just got my shipping notification from TKC for Canada. Hype!

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Re: [SHIPPING] GMK Night Runner - Shipping now
« Reply #114 on: Wed, 03 June 2020, 12:12:18 »
Can someone with their set count how many 1u FN keys they received?  (render shows 3)

I just want to make sure I didn't misplace one accidentally.

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Re: [SHIPPING] GMK Night Runner - Shipping now
« Reply #115 on: Wed, 03 June 2020, 17:30:01 »
Can someone with their set count how many 1u FN keys they received?  (render shows 3)

I just want to make sure I didn't misplace one accidentally.

The KLE pic is below the kit and shows the correct kit (it was a render error we didn't see until like right at the end or after from what I remember). There are only 2 R4 1u FN keys.

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Re: [SHIPPING] GMK Night Runner - Shipping now
« Reply #116 on: Thu, 04 June 2020, 00:31:06 »
Just me or is the purple coloring on the artisan extremely dark compared to the reference picture In original GB? (For whatever reason TKC created labels for both keys and artisan, but shipped the artisan 4 days and counting before the trays, so I don't have the GMK to compare against)

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Re: [SHIPPING] GMK Night Runner - Shipping now
« Reply #117 on: Thu, 04 June 2020, 00:49:58 »
Just me or is the purple coloring on the artisan extremely dark compared to the reference picture In original GB? (For whatever reason TKC created labels for both keys and artisan, but shipped the artisan 4 days and counting before the trays, so I don't have the GMK to compare against)
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The artisans match the exact pantones used for the set, SUK was sent samples to match to and I have all 4 artisans and they match my set exactly (honestly couldn't be happier with the work he did). From your pic it looks like your lighting is a bit warm which will make it look different than reference images which were under entirely different lighting. Once you get your set it will match the artisan in the same lighting, so don't worry about it not matching.

As for why you got the artisan first, if you ordered it seperately than the set, it may just have been the order they did things in that caused it to ship first. My best guess.

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Re: [SHIPPING] GMK Night Runner - Shipping now
« Reply #118 on: Fri, 26 June 2020, 01:16:35 »
Is anyone else still waiting on theirs? Mine's been trapped in shipping abyss since June 4th. Apparently shipped from Sweden on that date, but nothing since. I know the COVID thing has shipments messed up, but since this is my first group but and order from TKC. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to expect.

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Re: [SHIPPING] GMK Night Runner - Shipping now
« Reply #119 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 03:51:58 »


anybody wanna explain this?

Numpad 0 is missing the stabilizer posts.

And apparently this is the case on all sets (I've asked a few people and everybody had the same issue).
Is GMK quality really going that bad now?

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Re: [SHIPPING] GMK Night Runner - Shipping now
« Reply #120 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 07:19:49 »
anybody wanna explain this?

Numpad 0 is missing the stabilizer posts.

ah chillax bruvvvvvvv ... just let it flap in the breeze!

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Re: [SHIPPING] GMK Night Runner - Shipping now
« Reply #121 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 12:21:01 »
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anybody wanna explain this?

Numpad 0 is missing the stabilizer posts.

And apparently this is the case on all sets (I've asked a few people and everybody had the same issue).
Is GMK quality really going that bad now?

Hey, We became aware of this issue after a reddit post like a week ago (I didn't think to check for something like this) and I hope GMK will replace them, just not sure on how long that would take given they used wrong colors on the entire alter order...this replacement might be a while out if at all.