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Offline HoodrowThrillson

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GB is now OVER!

Total Donation Amount: $650 USD


Why are you doing this?
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I don't know about you, but I find coral reefs to be absolutely beautiful and stunning; however, coral reefs face a very serious threat from us, humans. From destructive fishing to climate change, these external factors threaten approximately 75% of the world's coral reefs.

Some small statistics (pulled from NOAA)
  • Support more than 275 million people worldwide.
  • Protect coastlines in more than 100 countries - helping defend against storms and erosion.
  • Accounts for 15% of gross domestic product in more than 20 countries.
  • Hold the potential to fight disease - including treatments for cancer, HIV, malaria, and other diseases.

I designed these keycaps around the Pantone 2019 color of the year: Living Coral (16-1546)


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My goal for this is to be able to make a contribution to the Coral Reef Alliance so they can continue to help save our coral reefs. (Charity Navigator rates them highly, but if you have other suggestions, I am open to it)

"The Coral Reef Alliance's (CORAL) mission is uniting communities to save coral reefs. Working with people around the world-from fishermen to government leaders, divers to scientists, Californians to Fijians-the Coral Reef Alliance protects our most valuable and threatened ecosystem. We lead holistic conservation programs that improve coral reef health and resilience and are replicated across the globe. At the heart of our work are Adaptive Reefscapes - networks of healthy reefs that can adapt to climate change because they are diverse, connected and large."

Donation Percentage/Transparency
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First and foremost, these percentages are from my proceeds.

Base kit: 25%
Coral Relief kit: 100%
40s kit: 25%
Spacebar kit: 25%
Novelties: 25%

All orders with a shipping address or billing address that is located in Australia will have 100% of the proceeds from their order donated to the Coral Reef Alliance.

Transparency: I plan on releasing the total donation amount shortly after the group buy is finished. A screenshot of my donation via the Coral Reef Alliance's website, as well as, the donation amount being pulled from my bank account will be posted together. I plan on having a post group buy update across all channels.


The Vendors

NA: TX Keyboards
EU: My Keyboard
ASIA/OCE: Daily Clack
Others can order here

Marble Wrist Rest by MarbleKeebs - Raffle form here (Open till end of GB)

Final GB Numbers

Thank you Dvorcol!

The Pricing



The Banderole

The Colors



The Kits

Base kit (25% of proceeds will be donated)


"Coral Relief" kit (100% of proceeds will be donated)


40s/Ortho kit (25% of proceeds will be donated)


Spacebar kit (25% of proceeds will be donated)


Novelties (25% of proceeds will be donated)

(Thanks OneCreativeMind)

All orders with an Australian shipping or billing address will have 100% of their proceeds donated.

The Extras

Deskmat



Artisan by Salvun


Cables by Donut Cables


Wrist Rests by MarbleKeeb

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GB page


The Renders
Thanks kingk22, Clavier, Abec13

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (LIVE LIVE LIVE!)
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 09:57:05 »
Approved :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (LIVE LIVE LIVE!)
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 12:45:10 »
Approved :thumb:
Thank you.

WE ARE LIVE BOYS (AND GIRLS)!

All vendors have their doors open (sorry for the delay y'all, was taking care of things IRL).

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (LIVE LIVE LIVE!)
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 13:59:48 »
I'm in.

Made a GH just to comment.

This is the best kitted GMK set this month imo. Numpad and ISO in the base kit with decent mod support for $129. No silly main weeb legends or some other gimmick. Alternate color alphas kit that also supports numpad unlike Cafe while also allowing buyers to potentially outfit 2 boards. Fantastic 40s kit. Some of the money goes to a great charity and cause.

What is not to like here other than subjective tastes in color?

Wish this set the best.

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (LIVE LIVE LIVE!)
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 16:51:52 »
That novelty pn the right is amazing!  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (LIVE LIVE LIVE!)
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 17:07:50 »
best of luck!

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (LIVE LIVE LIVE!)
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 18:02:22 »
Really like the "Coral Relief" kit pictures.

The bottom row in the basic set is bit weird though. I think Super and Alt are switched.
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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (LIVE LIVE LIVE!)
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 18:44:10 »
I'm in.

Made a GH just to comment.

This is the best kitted GMK set this month imo. Numpad and ISO in the base kit with decent mod support for $129. No silly main weeb legends or some other gimmick. Alternate color alphas kit that also supports numpad unlike Cafe while also allowing buyers to potentially outfit 2 boards. Fantastic 40s kit. Some of the money goes to a great charity and cause.

What is not to like here other than subjective tastes in color?

Wish this set the best.
(Cafe is still a great set)
best of luck!
Thanks my guy.
That novelty pn the right is amazing!  :thumb:
:p
Really like the "Coral Relief" kit pictures.

The bottom row in the basic set is bit weird though. I think Super and Alt are switched.
Super is in place of a "windows" key so it should be correct.
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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (LIVE LIVE LIVE!)
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 19:40:32 »
Yeh, Super and Alt have swapped their spots. Gets your attention tho :P

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (LIVE LIVE LIVE!)
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 19:48:41 »
Yeh, Super and Alt have swapped their spots. Gets your attention tho :P
...oh are they swapped.
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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (LIVE LIVE LIVE!)
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 18:53:15 »
very good number after only 24 hours from my side (NA). I do not think we will have any problems with base kits being made :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (LIVE LIVE LIVE!)
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 18:52:32 »
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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (LIVE LIVE LIVE!)
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 14 October 2019, 07:08:50 »
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Thank you for your hard work, makes GBs easier to navigate and see the status of them.
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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (LIVE LIVE LIVE!)
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 18:24:34 »


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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (LIVE LIVE LIVE!)
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 23 October 2019, 08:23:37 »
If this doesn't pick up steam it will be a sleeper set for sure. People are going to get jealous once it ships.
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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (LIVE LIVE LIVE!)
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 24 October 2019, 14:12:56 »
If this doesn't pick up steam it will be a sleeper set for sure. People are going to get jealous once it ships.
It's been a busy month so I don't blame people for choosing others.
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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (LIVE LIVE LIVE!)
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 25 October 2019, 14:14:59 »
Excuse my ignorance, but what happens if the kit doesn't reach MOQ? Regardless, I bought the base pack because this is a beautiful set and plan on adding it to a Rama keyboard.

Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (LIVE LIVE LIVE
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 25 October 2019, 16:55:43 »
Historically, if the base set makes MOQ and a child kit gets to ~70-75% of the way, the child kit gets run. The more total kits sold, the more likely a straggler that doesn’t make MOQ gets added. Sometimes vendors buy extra. Sometimes users buy extra (pick up another base and child kit, sell them later on mechmarket).

Some kits fail. Different vendors handle this differently. At drop.com, if a kit doesn’t make it, you can keep the rest of your order, or cancel the whole thing. With TX-you’d have to ask them.

For coral...dunno about the 40s, but I think the others have a decent chance of making it.

What Rama board will you pair it with? I got a percent volt in mango I though might look good with this.


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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (LIVE LIVE LIVE
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 26 October 2019, 10:54:45 »
Historically, if the base set makes MOQ and a child kit gets to ~70-75% of the way, the child kit gets run. The more total kits sold, the more likely a straggler that doesn’t make MOQ gets added. Sometimes vendors buy extra. Sometimes users buy extra (pick up another base and child kit, sell them later on mechmarket).

Some kits fail. Different vendors handle this differently. At drop.com, if a kit doesn’t make it, you can keep the rest of your order, or cancel the whole thing. With TX-you’d have to ask them.

For coral...dunno about the 40s, but I think the others have a decent chance of making it.

What Rama board will you pair it with? I got a percent volt in mango I though might look good with this.

Just grabbed the M65-B in Ice last night, think these bright fun colours will look amazing on the clear poly case. Only problem now is the wait!

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (Over 50% towards MOQ!)
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 26 October 2019, 11:46:00 »
Total of all vendors' orders through 10/24.



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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (LIVE LIVE LIVE
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 26 October 2019, 18:08:37 »
Historically, if the base set makes MOQ and a child kit gets to ~70-75% of the way, the child kit gets run. The more total kits sold, the more likely a straggler that doesn’t make MOQ gets added. Sometimes vendors buy extra. Sometimes users buy extra (pick up another base and child kit, sell them later on mechmarket).

Some kits fail. Different vendors handle this differently. At drop.com, if a kit doesn’t make it, you can keep the rest of your order, or cancel the whole thing. With TX-you’d have to ask them.

For coral...dunno about the 40s, but I think the others have a decent chance of making it.

What Rama board will you pair it with? I got a percent volt in mango I though might look good with this.

Just grabbed the M65-B in Ice last night, think these bright fun colours will look amazing on the clear poly case. Only problem now is the wait!

+1, this is going on my polycarbonate Return 60%.
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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (Over 50% towards MOQ!)
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 07:15:34 »
Any updates on how this is going?

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (Over 50% towards MOQ!)
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 08:15:45 »
Any updates on how this is going?
2 days ago we were at 155 base kits. I'll be providing a week 3 update Friday/Saturday.

GB is open until the 11th so we have another week and a half before Coral closes.
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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (Over 50% towards MOQ!)
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 13:46:04 »
Hey all, new user here, just purchased my base set. Crazy how this GB hasn't reached MOQ yet...

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (Over 50% towards MOQ!)
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 14:22:12 »
Hey all, new user here, just purchased my base set. Crazy how this GB hasn't reached MOQ yet...

It's a crazy busy time for GMK buys, 11 of them this month alone, but I'm hoping this set and child kits all make it. I had to recover from some other buys before putting in my order this week.

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (Over 50% towards MOQ!)
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 14:23:13 »
I’m in for base + alphas.

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« Reply #26 on: Thu, 31 October 2019, 06:53:53 »
Hey all, new user here, just purchased my base set. Crazy how this GB hasn't reached MOQ yet...

Agreed! Fantastic colour choices here, surprised this hasn't blown up.
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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (Over 50% towards MOQ!)
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 31 October 2019, 08:25:36 »
Any updates on how this is going?
2 days ago we were at 155 base kits. I'll be providing a week 3 update Friday/Saturday.

GB is open until the 11th so we have another week and a half before Coral closes.

Send out another CRM, should engage anyone on the fence. Add language about the kit expiring soon.

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I’m surprised at how slow this has been but we’ll make it!

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I’m surprised at how slow this has been but we’ll make it!
We'll slowly but surely make our way towards MOQ   :D
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Great Keycaps Set ! Love that colorful combination ! :thumb:

I will be a big missed opportunity for a lot of people  :eek:

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Just bought the base + novelties, just a question though...

Any idea when these will ship? My guess was summer 2020, but any info would be appreciated.

Anyway, great set!

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Just bought the base + novelties, just a question though...

Any idea when these will ship? My guess was summer 2020, but any info would be appreciated.

Anyway, great set!
Queue times are ever changing but my hope is Q2 2020
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Will all kits be made?

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Will all kits be made?
Depends on if we hit MOQ with some of the kits in the last few days. Base kits will be bought out if we don't hit MOQ.
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Will all kits be made?
Depends on if we hit MOQ with some of the kits in the last few days. Base kits will be bought out if we don't hit MOQ.

Any updated numbers on the CR and Spacebar kits?

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Order placed for 2 base, 2 novelties, alphas and space. 

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I'm already in on this for one of every kit, considering second kits for a couple.  If this doesn't make MOQ do you plan to extend the GB time at all?  I'd really like to see as much of this set make it as possible.

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Got my order in! Now what to put it on, that is the question...I am so so tempted by KingRama's latest 65...

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got my set in as well. can't wait!

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Hello and good morning from the East Coast of America, let me just briefly update everyone on the status of GMK Coral.

First, the GB will be extended to the 18th to allow time for those that were worried about certain sets not meeting MOQ to place an order in as well as allowing more time to those that are interested but have not ordered.

Most importantly, the following kits have reached MOQ or will be bought out.
  • Base
  • "Coral Relief"
  • Space bars
  • Novelties

You may be wondering where the 40s/Ortho kit is, well here's the deal. We will talk to GMK on Tuesday to negotiate what we can do to make these kits made. We hope to hear back and have a straightforward answer before the week is up. Please give this kit some much needed love.

Count by Dvorcol will be provided later for those interested in where we currently sit.

Finally, thanks to those that have either bought something from GMK Coral or have donated directly to the Coral Reef Alliance. Also shout out to those starting to incorporate donations to charities in their GBs/ICs.

smol edit: if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please post here as I'll be monitoring it or DM me on Discord @Hoodrow Thrillson#6850
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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (Extended till Nov. 18th)
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 11 November 2019, 12:32:04 »
Let's go 40's!

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Hello and good morning from the East Coast of America, let me just briefly update everyone on the status of GMK Coral.

First, the GB will be extended to the 18th to allow time for those that were worried about certain sets not meeting MOQ to place an order in as well as allowing more time to those that are interested but have not ordered.

Most importantly, the following kits have reached MOQ or will be bought out.
  • Base
  • "Coral Relief"
  • Space bars
  • Novelties

You may be wondering where the 40s/Ortho kit is, well here's the deal. We will talk to GMK on Tuesday to negotiate what we can do to make these kits made. We hope to hear back and have a straightforward answer before the week is up. Please give this kit some much needed love.

Count by Dvorcol will be provided later for those interested in where we currently sit.

Finally, thanks to those that have either bought something from GMK Coral or have donated directly to the Coral Reef Alliance. Also shout out to those starting to incorporate donations to charities in their GBs/ICs.

smol edit: if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please post here as I'll be monitoring it or DM me on Discord @Hoodrow Thrillson#6850




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Hello and good morning from the East Coast of America, let me just briefly update everyone on the status of GMK Coral.

First, the GB will be extended to the 18th to allow time for those that were worried about certain sets not meeting MOQ to place an order in as well as allowing more time to those that are interested but have not ordered.

Most importantly, the following kits have reached MOQ or will be bought out.
  • Base
  • "Coral Relief"
  • Space bars
  • Novelties

You may be wondering where the 40s/Ortho kit is, well here's the deal. We will talk to GMK on Tuesday to negotiate what we can do to make these kits made. We hope to hear back and have a straightforward answer before the week is up. Please give this kit some much needed love.

Count by Dvorcol will be provided later for those interested in where we currently sit.

Finally, thanks to those that have either bought something from GMK Coral or have donated directly to the Coral Reef Alliance. Also shout out to those starting to incorporate donations to charities in their GBs/ICs.

smol edit: if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please post here as I'll be monitoring it or DM me on Discord @Hoodrow Thrillson#6850


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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (Extended till Nov. 18th)
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 11 November 2019, 21:45:46 »
Hoping more people discover about this set and want it!

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (Extended till Nov. 18th)
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 12 November 2019, 22:36:54 »
Lovely! I'm interested in the base and 40s!

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (Extended till Nov. 18th)
« Reply #48 on: Sun, 17 November 2019, 12:34:36 »
Glad you decided to keep this open a few extra days; got mine.

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (Extended till Nov. 18th)
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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (Closed)
« Reply #50 on: Tue, 19 November 2019, 05:44:41 »
GB closed. Final numbers to be posted within a day or two. Also, total donation amount to be calculated during the same time.
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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (Closed)
« Reply #51 on: Tue, 19 November 2019, 08:04:17 »
I got an email regarding 40's.  How will it work if some people don't pay the $7 difference?

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (Closed)
« Reply #52 on: Tue, 19 November 2019, 08:45:51 »
I got an email regarding 40's.  How will it work if some people don't pay the $7 difference?

Was wondering this as well. I was joking earlier about how the email looked kind of sketchy, but it seems like there's a real chance some people will either delete it as spam or just decide not to pay. I suppose that might be priced into the $7.
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Offline popkorn62

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (Closed)
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 19 November 2019, 12:01:18 »
I got an email regarding 40's.  How will it work if some people don't pay the $7 difference?

I think half of the US buyers paid the $7 difference so far and I really appreciate it.

All kits will be made.

Offline HoodrowThrillson

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (Sending order to GMK)
« Reply #54 on: Thu, 21 November 2019, 06:14:38 »
Numbers have been sent to GMK, awaiting invoice.

Donation amount is currently being calculated and will be sent once invoice is sent to vendors. Vendors will need their invoices to calculate what the overall cost of their orders will be.

Please note, I will be out of the country on vacation from December 3rd - 19th. I will try to work on this and have donation sent out before I go on vacation. If I'm unable to, I'll get this done on vacation.

Donation proof will be a screenshot of the actual donation and the amount being drawn from my bank account will be shown.

Additionally, the same donation pattern will work with the extras (for anyone assuming that I would keep the proceeds from extras rather than doing the same donation pattern).

Thank you everyone for a successful GB.
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Offline dvorcol

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (Sending order to GMK)
« Reply #55 on: Thu, 21 November 2019, 09:40:14 »



Offline HoodrowThrillson

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (Sending order to GMK)
« Reply #56 on: Mon, 02 December 2019, 06:16:55 »
Good morning from the East Coast of the US.

Just a small update, still working out the final details with GMK before invoices are sent out to vendors. After that's completed, we will be able to calculate the total donation amount.

In the meanwhile, MarbleKeebs contacted me and let me know that he has gone ahead and the donation on his end (which was a part of those beautiful marble wrist rests). Screenshot attached below.

Please note, in case you didn't read the paragraph above, this is not my donation, only MarbleKeebs.

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Offline HoodrowThrillson

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (Sending order to GMK)
« Reply #57 on: Mon, 16 December 2019, 09:18:50 »
Invoice paid, color matching process starting.

Donation will be made once I'm back from Taiwan and gather funds together.
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Offline HoodrowThrillson

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance ($650 USD DONATION MADE!)
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 31 December 2019, 11:31:07 »
Donation amount: $650

I've gone ahead and made the donation today.

Thanks everyone for their support and happy (early) New Year!
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I wasn't able to pull the money together in time :( If anyone wants to sell their base kit, I'll be looking to buy one when it is released

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I wasn't able to pull the money together in time :( If anyone wants to sell their base kit, I'll be looking to buy one when it is released
All vendors will have extras
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Offline HoodrowThrillson

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Good afternoon. I've received the GMK color samples but I had to reorder Pantone chips (since I mailed mine to GMK) and they arrive Friday.

I plan on taking photos this weekend to figure out how close of a match they are.
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Offline HoodrowThrillson

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - $650 Donated to Coral Reef Alliance (Color matching R1)
« Reply #62 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 14:20:22 »
Here are photos from round 1 of color matching.

Please note that the Living Coral color shows up darker in these photos than in real life (could be my camera)


On my bed, with only natural light from a window.


In my ****ty bathroom, with regular incandescent light bulbs.


Window sill of kitchen, with tube lights and natural light.

I'm going to recheck tomorrow to see if my original feelings are correct, where the Limpet Shell color (blue) is correct but Living Coral is too dark, could be a bit lighter, and that the overall hue is slightly off.
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Offline wakaward

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - $650 Donated to Coral Reef Alliance (Color matching R1)
« Reply #63 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 15:48:09 »
Agree that the coral could be a bit lighter. Still looks good either way though, thanks for making this happen!

Offline bandit70

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - $650 Donated to Coral Reef Alliance (Color matching R1)
« Reply #64 on: Wed, 19 February 2020, 09:39:45 »
How's the color matching going? Anxiously awaiting this one because the rest of my GB's are in Coronavirus Limbo unfortunately.

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - $650 Donated to Coral Reef Alliance (Color matching R1)
« Reply #65 on: Fri, 21 February 2020, 08:02:02 »
How's the color matching going? Anxiously awaiting this one because the rest of my GB's are in Coronavirus Limbo unfortunately.
Reached out to GMK about R2 of colors (was hoping it'd randomly show up at my house one day but hasn't)

I will know more next week. I have also asked for where we stand in the queue.
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Offline HoodrowThrillson

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - $650 Donated to Coral Reef Alliance (Color matching R1)
« Reply #66 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 07:06:29 »

R2 color samples are delayed for the time being. Will update y'all when I have ETA.
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Offline catpaste

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Still no news from GMK? I can imagine things take a bit longer right now of course...

Offline HoodrowThrillson

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Still no news from GMK? I can imagine things take a bit longer right now of course...

This was 9 days ago.
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Offline YoungDriver

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Is there a new ETA on these. Miss the GB, thinking of pick one up from the vendors.

Offline utdconsq

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Fingers crossed we get some news soon, hoping to get some coral for E8.5 when it comes in  :)

Offline Omnomnominous

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Any update on this? Or still in the GMK backlog?

Offline popkorn62

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Any update on this? Or still in the GMK backlog?

I emailed GMK roughly 10-12 days ago and they said they still have issues with their plastic supplier. We will post on the tx website as well as here if there are any news.

Offline enjoidis

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wow! This is a damn fine keyset! I'm really enjoying the colors and the base kit is sooo complete it's crazy and a crazy good deal compared to the last 2 sets I purchased.

Offline HoodrowThrillson

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R2 received



This is closer than R1 and looks great.

Approval sent to GMK, now awaiting production.
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That looks great. Can you take a picture in dimmer lighting at some point? No rush.

New or old bandoliers/trays?

Offline Nester

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Hoodrow,

Any updates on production? Finally got my base, switches, PCB just waiting on these key caps... Thanks for any information

Offline HoodrowThrillson

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That looks great. Can you take a picture in dimmer lighting at some point? No rush.

New or old bandoliers/trays?

If I remember, I can take pictures this weekend.

New trays, sadly.

Hoodrow,

Any updates on production? Finally got my base, switches, PCB just waiting on these key caps... Thanks for any information

Got word that GMK is expecting to have it shipped end of August.

(for anyone who is wondering why it took so long, during the color match period COVID hit in full stride which delayed the production of samples by a few months)
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Offline CoolMike

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I have a JP Blue Sav65 waiting for this set and it should look awesome.


Delays are delays, people should understand with COVID that GMK is behind 3 months.


Thank you for this set, it's awesome.

Offline gnho

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Just want to say that I'm still really glad I joined this GB!

Offline Valynar

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - $650 Donated to Coral Reef Alliance (Awaiting production)
« Reply #80 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 05:03:37 »
How is production going? Delivery still happening end of this month/early september?

Offline ZoomBoy

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - $650 Donated to Coral Reef Alliance (Awaiting production)
« Reply #81 on: Sat, 08 August 2020, 07:30:34 »
How is production going? Delivery still happening end of this month/early september?

Hoping for an update. Appreciate the current situation may have thrown GMK for a loop.

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - $650 Donated to Coral Reef Alliance (Awaiting production)
« Reply #82 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 11:18:04 »
How is production going? Delivery still happening end of this month/early september?

Hoping for an update. Appreciate the current situation may have thrown GMK for a loop.
GMK has replied to us and confirmed that Coral will be shipped next week

Offline ZoomBoy

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - $650 Donated to Coral Reef Alliance (Awaiting production)
« Reply #83 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 11:20:31 »
How is production going? Delivery still happening end of this month/early september?

Hoping for an update. Appreciate the current situation may have thrown GMK for a loop.
GMK has replied to us and confirmed that Coral will be shipped next week

Ohhh nice! So I'm assuming from GMK direct to vendors?

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - $650 Donated to Coral Reef Alliance (Awaiting production)
« Reply #84 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 14:49:40 »
How is production going? Delivery still happening end of this month/early september?

Hoping for an update. Appreciate the current situation may have thrown GMK for a loop.
GMK has replied to us and confirmed that Coral will be shipped next week

Ohhh nice! So I'm assuming from GMK direct to vendors?
That’s correct! So end of August shipping date from vendors to buyers still stands as of now.

Offline gnho

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - $650 Donated to Coral Reef Alliance (Awaiting production)
« Reply #85 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 14:54:29 »
This is my very first GB!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D

Offline HoodrowThrillson

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Re: [GB] GMK Coral - $650 Donated to Coral Reef Alliance (Awaiting production)
« Reply #86 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 10:38:08 »
Mini update: GMK will be shipping to vendors either this week or next week.
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