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Offline HoodrowThrillson

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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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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.

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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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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!

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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?

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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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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.

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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?

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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.