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Offline roostrc0gburn

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #50 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 21:01:57 »
I'm in for the base kit. What's the ETA on this?

thank you brother man

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #51 on: Sun, 26 January 2020, 15:26:55 »
Any update on current orders?

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #52 on: Sun, 26 January 2020, 17:19:49 »
Any update on current orders?

yes! here are our current sales numbers going into the final week:

Base Kit: 155
Numpad: 45
Deviant: 45
Icons: 52
ISO: 25

BASE KIT HAS OFFICIALLY HIT MOQ!! and just as great news, the vendors have assured me that every child kit will be made (except ISO, which still needs more help!) numbers are looking great and we are still steadily growing. again, these numbers do not include any updates from zFrontier who is away for CNY. they will also be running and extra week to make up for the lost vacation time and late add to the groupbuy

thanks again to everyone who has supported the project so far!

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - BASE KIT HAS HIT MOQ!! and all child kits will be made
« Reply #53 on: Sun, 26 January 2020, 17:51:01 »
Rooting for ISO!

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - BASE KIT HAS HIT MOQ!! and all child kits will be made
« Reply #54 on: Sun, 26 January 2020, 19:05:40 »
Nice!

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark
« Reply #55 on: Sun, 26 January 2020, 23:18:48 »
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Any update on current orders?

yes! here are our current sales numbers going into the final week:

Base Kit: 155
Numpad: 45
Deviant: 45
Icons: 52
ISO: 25

BASE KIT HAS OFFICIALLY HIT MOQ!! and just as great news, the vendors have assured me that every child kit will be made (except ISO, which still needs more help!) numbers are looking great and we are still steadily growing. again, these numbers do not include any updates from zFrontier who is away for CNY. they will also be running and extra week to make up for the lost vacation time and late add to the groupbuy

thanks again to everyone who has supported the project so far!




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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - BASE KIT HAS HIT MOQ!! and all child kits will be made
« Reply #56 on: Mon, 27 January 2020, 07:52:00 »
So would the GB be pushed by a week for everyone will that just be for zFrontier?

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - BASE KIT HAS HIT MOQ!! and all child kits will be made
« Reply #57 on: Mon, 27 January 2020, 10:27:11 »
So would the GB be pushed by a week for everyone will that just be for zFrontier?

just zFrontier to give them a better opportunity. they were added about a week into the gb and the holidays for them have thrown things off a bit.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - BASE KIT HAS HIT MOQ!! and all child kits will be made
« Reply #58 on: Wed, 29 January 2020, 17:04:10 »
Hi, just signed up to ask what the situation will be with the ISO kits?
If someone joins the group buy and the ISO kit doesn't get made in the end, does that person have the option to opt out?

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - BASE KIT HAS HIT MOQ!! and all child kits will be made
« Reply #59 on: Thu, 30 January 2020, 05:38:22 »
Hi, just signed up to ask what the situation will be with the ISO kits?
If someone joins the group buy and the ISO kit doesn't get made in the end, does that person have the option to opt out?

That question would be better placed with your particular vendor. However, itís common practice that youíll have the choice between getting a refund for that specific kit only or for your whole order.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - BASE KIT HAS HIT MOQ!! and all child kits will be made
« Reply #60 on: Thu, 30 January 2020, 21:30:13 »
I did it.  After years of lurking and debating I finally went in on a group buy.   In on the gmk dark.  I was interested in firefly, but need a 6u Spacebar.  This set offers a really nice mix and match with future kits. 

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - BASE KIT HAS HIT MOQ!! and all child kits will be made
« Reply #61 on: Fri, 31 January 2020, 18:18:54 »
Also joined, bought Base, Icon and ISO kits from Candy Keys. Hopefully they all get made. First keycap group buy I've joined in.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - BASE KIT HAS HIT MOQ!! and all child kits will be made
« Reply #62 on: Fri, 31 January 2020, 18:33:59 »
I did it.  After years of lurking and debating I finally went in on a group buy.   In on the gmk dark.  I was interested in firefly, but need a 6u Spacebar.  This set offers a really nice mix and match with future kits. 

Also joined, bought Base, Icon and ISO kits from Candy Keys. Hopefully they all get made. First keycap group buy I've joined in.

thanks for supporting the project!!

Toby, unfortunately i dont know what the situation is on ISO kit. we may not find out for a couple weeks since we dont expect to get an update from zfrontier until the week of February 10 due to the extension of CNY. candykeys has not indicated that they will buy out the ISO kit either, so without some major help from china it is not looking great. if it doesn't make it, you will need to coordinate a refund or partial refund from the vendor you purchased from.
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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - BASE KIT HAS HIT MOQ!! and all child kits will be made
« Reply #63 on: Sat, 01 February 2020, 06:27:54 »
I did it.  After years of lurking and debating I finally went in on a group buy.   In on the gmk dark.  I was interested in firefly, but need a 6u Spacebar.  This set offers a really nice mix and match with future kits. 

Also joined, bought Base, Icon and ISO kits from Candy Keys. Hopefully they all get made. First keycap group buy I've joined in.

thanks for supporting the project!!

Toby, unfortunately i dont know what the situation is on ISO kit. we may not find out for a couple weeks since we dont expect to get an update from zfrontier until the week of February 10 due to the extension of CNY. candykeys has not indicated that they will buy out the ISO kit either, so without some major help from china it is not looking great. if it doesn't make it, you will need to coordinate a refund or partial refund from the vendor you purchased from.

I really hope it gets made. This set would be ideal for the build I'm trying to make but without the ISO kit it really just won't happen. I imagine at least a few of the other people who ordered would feel the same.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - BASE KIT HAS HIT MOQ!! and all child kits will be made
« Reply #64 on: Sat, 01 February 2020, 07:41:14 »
Nearly forgot about the set but finally joined yesterday for Base, Deviant and Numpad!

Really looking forward to the set! Planning an all black Jane v2 CE build... :)

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - BASE KIT HAS HIT MOQ!! and all child kits will be made
« Reply #65 on: Sat, 01 February 2020, 15:51:27 »
Did numpad and deviant make it?

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - BASE KIT HAS HIT MOQ!! and all child kits will be made
« Reply #66 on: Sat, 01 February 2020, 16:42:10 »
Did numpad and deviant make it?

yes, all kits will be made... except maybe iso. we won't know until we get final numbers from zfrontier, but it's not looking great

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - BASE KIT HAS HIT MOQ!! and all child kits will be made
« Reply #67 on: Sat, 01 February 2020, 20:05:56 »
I know final numbers aren't out yet but congrats on a successful buy. We're all out here like armchair Zambumon but it's probably a different thing for the designer

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - BASE KIT HAS HIT MOQ!! and all child kits will be made
« Reply #68 on: Sun, 02 February 2020, 21:23:22 »
If anyone purchased the Deviant Kit and doesn't need the 1.5u FN key please HMU @Hoipolloi#0884 on discord!

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - BASE KIT HAS HIT MOQ!! and all child kits will be made
« Reply #69 on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 16:07:13 »
Any updates please? Especially on the ISO kits.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - BASE KIT HAS HIT MOQ!! and all child kits will be made
« Reply #70 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 11:44:31 »
Any updates please? Especially on the ISO kits.

still waiting for vendors to decide how many extras they are going to order and if GMK would lower moq for ISO. i will post an update when i know for sure

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - BASE KIT HAS HIT MOQ!! and all child kits will be made
« Reply #71 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 12:42:01 »
Sets are still up for preorder on Candykeys - is that in error?

I'm guessing if I tried to get in now it would be too late? :( Only just discovered the set

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #73 on: Tue, 03 March 2020, 02:52:00 »
Is ISO cancelled for sure at this point?

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #74 on: Tue, 03 March 2020, 10:57:36 »
Is ISO cancelled for sure at this point?

yep, ISO did not make moq and it was not close enough for the vendors to buy out. we even went back to GMK to see if they would lower moq but they were not willing to do that


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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #75 on: Sat, 11 April 2020, 18:26:35 »
If anyone is looking to sell their spot message me here or on discord AlbinoJellyfish#9353


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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #76 on: Sun, 26 April 2020, 21:36:32 »
Looking for someone wants to sell the base kit. You can message me here.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #77 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 09:50:39 »
If anyone is looking to sell their spot message me here please  :D

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #78 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 06:00:40 »
When will this ship?

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #79 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 11:14:15 »
When will this ship?

we will need the vendors to chime in on this because lead times are calculated from the day they put in their orders. Did not get a straight answer from most of them as to when they sent their PO to GMK

I would expect shipping to begin early August, but that's not a promise

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #80 on: Tue, 07 July 2020, 07:19:49 »
Any updates?
Asked the EU vendor but they don't know anything yet.

Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #81 on: Wed, 15 July 2020, 01:19:04 »
Do we have any new information as to when this might ship out?

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #82 on: Tue, 04 August 2020, 08:14:07 »
The last updates were at the end of March, and they said the kit is currently in production and the expected ship date is July 20. We're in August now.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #83 on: Tue, 04 August 2020, 09:40:45 »
The last updates were at the end of March, and they said the kit is currently in production and the expected ship date is July 20. We're in August now.

My guess is that this will ship this month in EU, and next month in the US. Olivia++ just arrived in EU, Dark is probably right behind it.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #84 on: Tue, 04 August 2020, 11:16:29 »
The last updates were at the end of March, and they said the kit is currently in production and the expected ship date is July 20. We're in August now.

My guess is that this will ship this month in EU, and next month in the US. Olivia++ just arrived in EU, Dark is probably right behind it.

yeah, GMK's lead times have been pushed back. i asked for an updated ship date and they said they could not give me one at this time.

they are blaming delays on covid, but apparently they were determining lead times assuming that they would have new equipment installed and operating by this time. the equipment has been delayed due to that manufacturer, again blaming delays on covid. imo, this is a pretty thin excuse.

to temper our expectations, i would suggest that we not expect GMK to ship to the vendors until next month. that may mean that the buyers won't actually receive our caps until October

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #85 on: Wed, 05 August 2020, 18:38:04 »
they are blaming delays on covid, but apparently they were determining lead times assuming that they would have new equipment installed and operating by this time. the equipment has been delayed due to that manufacturer, again blaming delays on covid. imo, this is a pretty thin excuse.

New equipment? Should we expect quality issues?

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« Reply #86 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 00:27:47 »
they are blaming delays on covid, but apparently they were determining lead times assuming that they would have new equipment installed and operating by this time. the equipment has been delayed due to that manufacturer, again blaming delays on covid. imo, this is a pretty thin excuse.

New equipment? Should we expect quality issues?
I hope the new equipment is better than the old ones. My spacebars in WoB from Drop where very bad. PBT spacebar bending level.

Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #87 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 06:16:46 »
Honestly really disappointed in the lack of communication from GMK/TKC. I don't mind setbacks or delays but when we don't a single update for months then have a expected delivery date go by with nothing said from them, it doesn't exactly inspire confidence, if you know what I'm getting at.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #88 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 09:56:01 »
sounds like youre getting the run around from gmk...its the easy excuse right now.

hoping there are extras for base and icon to go around. very badly want to get my hands on those. bummed i totally missed out on this one.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #89 on: Tue, 11 August 2020, 23:55:04 »
Any chance I can still get in on this group buy? Anyone willing to give up their spot?

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #90 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 11:02:48 »
Any chance I can still get in on this group buy? Anyone willing to give up their spot?

every vendor will have extras. we are all just waiting on GMK to actually make them

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #91 on: Wed, 26 August 2020, 17:42:54 »
to temper our expectations, i would suggest that we not expect GMK to ship to the vendors until next month. that may mean that the buyers won't actually receive our caps until October

That's the original expected date IIRC, and if they stick to it, all is good.
The fact they entered production in March gave us hope the kit will be delivered ahead schedule.

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #92 on: Thu, 27 August 2020, 20:01:24 »
recent update from GMK is that Dark is scheduled for production, shipping out (to vendors) mid-October

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #93 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 13:10:37 »
Any chance that this set would go for a 2nd run?

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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #94 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 14:19:20 »
That's far too early to ask. R1 hasn't even been delivered to vendors, let alone buyers yet!

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« Reply #95 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 10:29:06 »
If anyone wants to sell their spot please pm me.


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« Reply #96 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 10:29:06 »
If anyone wants to sell their spot please pm me.


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« Reply #97 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 10:29:06 »
If anyone wants to sell their spot please pm me.


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Re: [GB] GMK Dark - Groupbuy complete, caps on order
« Reply #98 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 11:57:39 »
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guys, there is going to be extras. i'll check with GMK again on shipping. have not heard from them since august when they were projecting shipment (from Germany) mid-October.

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« Reply #99 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 11:59:37 »
Will be waiting with baited breath then!


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