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MOQ HAS BEEN REACHED! - 03-03-20

[GB] Ghost Switch - Silent Linear Switch

https://preorders.opticboards.com/product/ghost-switch-silent-linear

Where to find updates…
The GeekHack Thread for this topic can be found here: 
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=103905.0

There is also room for discussion on my Discord Server: https://discord.gg/D8zCAMQ

Minor Updates about this group buy  will be posted to the GeekHack thread and the Discord server. Major updates will be posted on reddit.com/r/MechMarket as well as GeekHack and Discord. So please join the Discord server or keep on GeekHack if you would like to keep updated with everything!

The Interest Check - A History
Part 1 of the Interest Check
The initial interest check was to find out colour schemes that everyone liked.  We had a total of 126 votes and 11,500 switches pledged. Which is good but we can do better! For custom colouring we need to meet an MOQ of 20,000 switches!

Part 2 of the Interest Check
The second part of the interest check was to narrow down the colour selection to three options. We had a total of 184 votes and 20,810 switches pledged. With this part of the IC only being up for 2 weeks this is an amazing outcome.

Results of the colour choice…

Option 1:   BLUE // PINK       49 Votes   26.6%
Option 2:  GREY // VIOLET      42 Votes   22.8%
Option 3:  WHITE // WHITE   93 Votes   50.5%

It is obviously a clear winner for the Ghost switch!

Pricing
To help us reach this MOQ I have negotiated a better price with Durock. I will be able to charge USD $0.60 (GBP £0.47) per switch, instead of the original price of USD $0.70 (GBP £0.54).

I will also be offering FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING on all orders of 200 switches or more, this proved popular for my recent Koala GB. I hope people will use this offer to purchase 200 switches instead of 110. Which will help us reach the MOQ. There is no need for a coupon this time, if you add 200 switches to the basket you will automatically see the option for Free Shipping. This is for standard shipping only and will not be tracked.

Switch Specifications
Manufacturer - Durock
Function - Silent Linear
Lower Housing - Nylon
Upper Housing - PolyCarb
Stem - POM
Stem Silencers - Silicon
Spring weight - 67g
NO Factory Lube

Merch
I have commissioned the talented @Wintheart on Instagram, to create some artwork for a limited edition sticker run to coincide with this GB. These will be £2.50 each die-cut vinyl and be approximately 75mm x 75mm (3inch x 3inch).


https://preorders.opticboards.com/product/ghost-switch-sticker

Support this GB

Share, share, share!

Post on Instagram using #GhostSwitch #GroupBuy #MechanicalKeyboards and tag me @OpticBaords

Timeline
I am going to run this group buy for only 3 weeks as opposed to 5 weeks like my last few group buys. My recent group buys have had a lot of activity at the start and end with not much in the middle. So I am going to see if this is just a waste of time. My reasoning being that if we can get 20,000 switches in 2 weeks of an interest check I am confident we can hit MOQ in 3 weeks of a running Group Buy.
FromToStages
21st February13th MarchGroup Buy
14th MarchOrder Submitted To Durock
15th March19th AprilSwitches being manufactured
20th April24th AprilOrder Shipped to Optic Boards
25th April30th AprilOrder packaged and shipped out
1st MayExtras in stock at Optic Boards

Shipping
Due to popular requests in my recent Group Buy’s I have now added the option for Tracked Shipping. You will be able to select this at checkout. This will be for Tracked Shipping insured to the value of £250GBP.


Thank you all,
George  -- Optic Boards

http://opticboards.co.uk/  // https://discord.gg/D8zCAMQ



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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 06:06:09 »
Approved
If you need any GB or classifieds post approved send me a PM here or on Discord Gus#1121

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 07:15:19 »
I can't imagine how these could improve over MX silent reds or healios/rosealios/etc but then I thought the same about T1s vs Zealios / HPs / etc and they turned out to be my favourite tactile MX switch. Excited to see how these turn out  ^-^

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 11:14:37 »
Interested in these just curious to know how the compare to the silent alpacas. Are they just a recoloured variation of the silent alpacas?

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 11:14:51 »
Question for you, the 2nd image on your webpage has a somewhat rose/pink stem. Will this be the case for these? Or will they look closer to the render in the 3rd pic you have (all white)?

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 11:25:49 »
Ordered!

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 11:33:18 »
Question for you, the 2nd image on your webpage has a somewhat rose/pink stem. Will this be the case for these? Or will they look closer to the render in the 3rd pic you have (all white)?

They will be closer to the render. The rose/pink stem are from samples and I believed durock sent the samples using Silent Alpaca stems to save on changing colours.

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 11:34:52 »
Interested in these just curious to know how the compare to the silent alpacas. Are they just a recoloured variation of the silent alpacas?

Three differences to the Silent Alpaca switches.

1) Colour
2) spring weight, 67g vs 62g
3) These will not be factory lubed which make them easier to lube as you don't have to clean off the gunk from the factory as their factory lube is not overly good.
4) awesome spooky theme? ;)

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 11:39:55 »
UPDATE

Now that this post has been approved. A small update. We had great sales in the first few days!

We are currently at 11,100 switches sold out of the 20,000 switches MOQ! A really great start!

52 stickers sold as well if anyone wanted to know :)

Well done! Thank you for joining!

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 12:13:44 »
This is for standard shipping only and will not be tracked.
Just want to get some clarification on this. When I put in my order for 200 switches and choose the free shipping, it says that the free shipping is "Royal Mail - International Tracked." Is this just an error and it's not tracked?

Also, if I bundle the sticker with the switches, will they just come in at the same time?

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 12:46:58 »
This is for standard shipping only and will not be tracked.
Just want to get some clarification on this. When I put in my order for 200 switches and choose the free shipping, it says that the free shipping is "Royal Mail - International Tracked." Is this just an error and it's not tracked?

Also, if I bundle the sticker with the switches, will they just come in at the same time?

Stickers will be shipped at the same time as the group buy. If you bought together they will be in the same parcel.


The free shipping should just be Standard shipping not tracked. Since tracked is nearly double the cost. Sorry!

EDIT: Can I ask what country you ordered from so I can debug? I can't replicate it.
« Last Edit: Tue, 25 February 2020, 12:49:42 by VicareyG »

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 13:11:37 »
Can I ask what country you ordered from so I can debug? I can't replicate it.
Thanks for the clarification.

I'm in the US by the way.


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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 14:35:40 »
Can I ask what country you ordered from so I can debug? I can't replicate it.
Thanks for the clarification.

I'm in the US by the way.

That is odd when I set my address to US it gives me all three options.

Royal Mail - International Standard: £8.00
Royal Mail - International Tracked: £15.50
Free shipping


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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 22:39:16 »
I bought in for 250 switches (and two stickers). Really looking forward to these!

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 07:21:23 »
That is odd when I set my address to US it gives me all three options.

Royal Mail - International Standard: £8.00
Royal Mail - International Tracked: £15.50
Free shipping
Yea, that is interesting cause I see it like that now. Must be a glitch on my end the other day. My bad.

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 14:49:39 »
66% of the way to hitting MOQ in 5 days! Well done! Now if you haven't joined yet, get it done! 16 days to go!

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 07:41:39 »
I'm in. 70 switches and 3 stickers. Can't wait to replace my silent inks with these!

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 09:07:43 »
Just dropped an order for x100 switches and a couple of stickers. All-white switches will look so good on an e-white keyboard and MoDo Light. Now just to get white stabs... :P

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 10:15:32 »
In for x100 switches and a sticker :)

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 10:22:50 »
Are there any concerns with corona virus delaying manufacture?

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 13:23:01 »
Are there any concerns with corona virus delaying manufacture?

At the moment my timeline takes into account the latest information I have from Durock. Obviously if the outbreak gets worse and the factories are shut down for longer than currently planned the lead time will be extended. I will keep everyone updated on this thread should that happen.

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 13:23:35 »
Just dropped an order for x100 switches and a couple of stickers. All-white switches will look so good on an e-white keyboard and MoDo Light. Now just to get white stabs... :P

I can get white stabs ... Just need to find out the MOQ.

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 14:37:26 »
I can get white stabs ... Just need to find out the MOQ.

Hit us up with an IC cause I'm definitely down for some.

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 15:20:24 »
I can get white stabs ... Just need to find out the MOQ.

I've sent for a quote and I will link to an IC here when I know more. :)

Hit us up with an IC cause I'm definitely down for some.

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 15:26:58 »
In for 110, excited for these, thanks for running the GB.

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 15:29:46 »
In for 110, excited for these, thanks for running the GB.

Thanks for joining! We are up to 15k switches out of the 20k MOQ, that is amazing! In less than a week!

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 15:57:12 »
Super excited for these switches! I love me some sweet smooth linears. Thanks for all you do!

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 16:36:02 »
In for 90 switches. Excited to see how they compare to my MX Zilents.

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 22:00:07 »
In for 110! Very excited to try these :D

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 28 February 2020, 17:24:01 »
Super excited for these switches! I love me some sweet smooth linears. Thanks for all you do!
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Thank you! We are over 82% off the way to MOQ in just about 1 week!

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 28 February 2020, 21:34:07 »
I know this is a stretch, but any substantial samples of the initial prototype with the clear housing and pink stem left? I'm way more interested in that colourway, and would like to grab those instead.

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 00:36:06 »
In - really cool

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 03:00:32 »
I know this is a stretch, but any substantial samples of the initial prototype with the clear housing and pink stem left? I'm way more interested in that colourway, and would like to grab those instead.

if you are interested drop me an email ... george@opticboards.com

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 13:13:39 »
Less than 2,000 switches to go to hit MOQ!

If you are interested in these switches then join now! Only 11 days left of GB!

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 22:25:36 »

Merch
I have commissioned the talented @Wintheart on Instagram, to create some artwork for a limited edition sticker run to coincide with this GB. These will be £2.50 each die-cut vinyl and be approximately 75mm x 75mm (3inch x 3inch).

Show Image

https://preorders.opticboards.com/product/ghost-switch-sticker


Hey just wanted to point out that this image seems to be broken on the page. at least is it for me. Might be because it's not a direct link the image?

Picture is here


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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 03 March 2020, 11:22:51 »
MOQ HAS BEEN REACHED!

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - MOQ REACHED
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 03 March 2020, 13:40:23 »
Going for 70. Also interested in white stabs.

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - MOQ REACHED
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 04 March 2020, 06:48:53 »
Going for 70. Also interested in white stabs.

IC for white stabs soon TM

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - MOQ REACHED
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 07 March 2020, 07:35:19 »
[IC] For white stabs for those who were interested.

MOQ of 10,000 stabs please fill in the form

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104999.0

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - MOQ REACHED
« Reply #39 on: Sat, 07 March 2020, 09:12:28 »
Ghost Switch update!
New spooky sticker release to celebrate hitting 25,000 switches!
https://preorders.opticboards.com/product/ghost-sticker
If you have already placed an order and want to add this to the same shipment, use coupon code "stickers-only" at checkout, to enable free shipping option. If you use the same email address I will combine your orders before shipping.
Way to go everyone!


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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - MOQ REACHED
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 07 March 2020, 21:17:18 »
It looks like the price has been raised back to the non sale price of $0.9 GBP per switch. Is this the intended price during the group buy after the MOQ was hit?

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - MOQ REACHED
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 00:47:15 »
It looks like the price has been raised back to the non sale price of $0.9 GBP per switch. Is this the intended price during the group buy after the MOQ was hit?

Yes, I'd really like to know this too. Was about to put in m order, but now I am in a state of flux.

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - MOQ REACHED
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 05:38:26 »
It looks like the price has been raised back to the non sale price of $0.9 GBP per switch. Is this the intended price during the group buy after the MOQ was hit?

Yes, I'd really like to know this too. Was about to put in m order, but now I am in a state of flux.

Was a bad end of sale date on the website was supposed to go up when the GB ended. I have corrected this now so sorry for the confusion!

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - 3 days left - moq reached
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 14:23:08 »
29,000 switches ordered! Only 3 days left!

Thank you everyone who has joined in so far!

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - MOQ REACHED
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 16:38:34 »
Ghost Switch update!
New spooky sticker release to celebrate hitting 25,000 switches!
https://preorders.opticboards.com/product/ghost-sticker
If you have already placed an order and want to add this to the same shipment, use coupon code "stickers-only" at checkout, to enable free shipping option. If you use the same email address I will combine your orders before shipping.
Way to go everyone!

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Hey, are you the one who runs the website too? I emailed the contact address on my Paypal receipt about the fact that I don’t seem to have gotten any order confirmation email, but I haven’t see any response yet either. Kind of worries there’s a problem with my email from that website/domain or something. The money has been drawn from my account but I wasn’t registered on the website so I can see my past orders and I got no confirmation beyond a PayPal transaction receipt.

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - MOQ REACHED
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 11 March 2020, 08:08:44 »
Ghost Switch update!
New spooky sticker release to celebrate hitting 25,000 switches!
https://preorders.opticboards.com/product/ghost-sticker
If you have already placed an order and want to add this to the same shipment, use coupon code "stickers-only" at checkout, to enable free shipping option. If you use the same email address I will combine your orders before shipping.
Way to go everyone!

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Hey, are you the one who runs the website too? I emailed the contact address on my Paypal receipt about the fact that I don’t seem to have gotten any order confirmation email, but I haven’t see any response yet either. Kind of worries there’s a problem with my email from that website/domain or something. The money has been drawn from my account but I wasn’t registered on the website so I can see my past orders and I got no confirmation beyond a PayPal transaction receipt.

I do run the website. I've just went through my emails to check and I can't find any that I have missed.

Could you check that the email went to George@OpticBoards.com ? If that doesn't work, could you send me a DM on here or reddit, with your Name and email address used at checkout. We'll get this sorted out.

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - MOQ REACHED
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 12 March 2020, 02:02:28 »
Ghost Switch update!
New spooky sticker release to celebrate hitting 25,000 switches!
https://preorders.opticboards.com/product/ghost-sticker
If you have already placed an order and want to add this to the same shipment, use coupon code "stickers-only" at checkout, to enable free shipping option. If you use the same email address I will combine your orders before shipping.
Way to go everyone!

Show Image


Hey, are you the one who runs the website too? I emailed the contact address on my Paypal receipt about the fact that I don’t seem to have gotten any order confirmation email, but I haven’t see any response yet either. Kind of worries there’s a problem with my email from that website/domain or something. The money has been drawn from my account but I wasn’t registered on the website so I can see my past orders and I got no confirmation beyond a PayPal transaction receipt.

I do run the website. I've just went through my emails to check and I can't find any that I have missed.

Could you check that the email went to George@OpticBoards.com ? If that doesn't work, could you send me a DM on here or reddit, with your Name and email address used at checkout. We'll get this sorted out.

Done, thanks a lot. Must be some e-mail or domain issue blocking e-mails to and from my address?

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - 1 DAYS LEFT - MOQ REACHED
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 12 March 2020, 14:08:15 »
LAST DAY OF GROUP BUY

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #48 on: Sat, 14 March 2020, 17:05:21 »
Group buy has now closed, thank you to everyone who has joined. I have sent the order to Durock and will keep you updated as and when their are updates to give.

Their are extras available on the preorder site, the price has increased to £0.60GBP to reflect the fact that I have purchased these extras.

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 22 April 2020, 05:59:44 »
Is everything still on track with this GB? What with everything going on I would have expected delays

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #50 on: Wed, 22 April 2020, 06:04:55 »
Is everything still on track with this GB? What with everything going on I would have expected delays

Timeline was updated to reflect delays - https://redd.it/flgn48

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #51 on: Thu, 23 April 2020, 14:01:28 »
UPDATE- Delayed shipping ... :(

Hello everyone,
Some sad news ahead ...
I have just heard back from Durock and can confirm that we will not be shipping in early May. Production has been severely delayed, partly due to lack of workers available and also lack of materials in the supply chain due to Covid-19. I appreciate your understanding with this, and I will keep you informed every step of the way and let you all know as soon as I know more. As it stands Durock have not given me a knew ETA and have only said that the previous estimation will not be met.
Thank you all, George

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #52 on: Thu, 23 April 2020, 14:26:57 »
UPDATE- Delayed shipping ... :(

Hello everyone,
Some sad news ahead ...
I have just heard back from Durock and can confirm that we will not be shipping in early May. Production has been severely delayed, partly due to lack of workers available and also lack of materials in the supply chain due to Covid-19. I appreciate your understanding with this, and I will keep you informed every step of the way and let you all know as soon as I know more. As it stands Durock have not given me a knew ETA and have only said that the previous estimation will not be met.
Thank you all, George
This was unfortunately to be expected. Thanks for the update!

Offline digital_nothing

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #53 on: Thu, 23 April 2020, 21:33:04 »
Not surprising, still looking forward to it.

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #54 on: Thu, 28 May 2020, 14:15:32 »
Anything moving ?

Maybe i use this for hmkb

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #55 on: Thu, 28 May 2020, 14:47:49 »
Anything moving ?

Maybe i use this for hmkb

Still waiting on production to finish :/

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #56 on: Thu, 28 May 2020, 20:35:35 »
Anything moving ?

Maybe i use this for hmkb

Still waiting on production to finish :/

Delays are totally understandable. I sent you an email a few days back, but could I change my shipping address? (I'm moving soon). Be safe everyone.

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #57 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 10:02:28 »
Anything moving ?

Maybe i use this for hmkb

Still waiting on production to finish :/
Any estimation when you will receive the switches?

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 23:52:16 »
In the mean time H1 has pumped put two separate batches from the same factory..

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #59 on: Thu, 18 June 2020, 11:47:54 »
In the mean time H1 has pumped put two separate batches from the same factory..

To be fair, I think H1 was in the pipeline way earlier than Ghost. Plus silent switches need the extra dampening parts.

PrimeKB has a Silent Alpacas preorder coming up soon, for which they'll place the order on July 6, with the switches tentatively expected to arrive on September (but you know, global pandemic). I wonder if Durock will consolidate the manufacturing of those switches with these ones, seeing that they use the same parts (but different color and springs).

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #60 on: Mon, 22 June 2020, 15:44:10 »
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Now all the custom swithces from January are still not proceeded since the production capacity. The new moulds and production lines will be ready within this month. The lead time will be getting better on July. It is a big step for us this year with some large projects. We are trying our best to increase our production capacity and service. We know the procedure on custom switches is slowly so far, but it will be better. We thanks for the partners like you, thanks for your patience, understanding and support.
And do hope to cooperate closely together for greater achievement.
I already communicated with our management and and production manager on your status yesterday.
We will try our best to get the Ghost switch proceeded before the end of this month.
Will keep you posted once the sample is available.
 

The above is copied verbatim from my most recent email from Durock on June 14th. Unfortunately it isnt much of an update, but it is something.

Offline digital_nothing

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #61 on: Mon, 22 June 2020, 16:08:55 »
Any update's a good one with all that's going on. Glad this is still rolling.

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« Reply #62 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 02:37:11 »
 :thumb: I was just wondering what was happening with this the other night, thanks for the update!

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« Reply #63 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 09:29:03 »
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Now all the custom swithces from January are still not proceeded since the production capacity. The new moulds and production lines will be ready within this month. The lead time will be getting better on July. It is a big step for us this year with some large projects. We are trying our best to increase our production capacity and service. We know the procedure on custom switches is slowly so far, but it will be better. We thanks for the partners like you, thanks for your patience, understanding and support.
And do hope to cooperate closely together for greater achievement.
I already communicated with our management and and production manager on your status yesterday.
We will try our best to get the Ghost switch proceeded before the end of this month.
Will keep you posted once the sample is available.
 

The above is copied verbatim from my most recent email from Durock on June 14th. Unfortunately it isnt much of an update, but it is something.

Seems to be a bit more waiting then.. Thanks for the update!

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #64 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 07:28:50 »





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Now the bottom housing is ready.
Enclosed the photos for your review.
The top housing is under color matching, will be finished in a couple of days.
Then the complete ghost switch sample will be available for your confirmation.

Above direct quote from Durock, at 2am this morning (11hrs ago)!

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #65 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 07:59:39 »
looking good!

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« Reply #66 on: Tue, 14 July 2020, 12:01:22 »


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Now the bottom housing is ready.
Enclosed the photos for your review.
The top housing is under color matching, will be finished in a couple of days.
Then the complete ghost switch sample will be available for your confirmation.

Above direct quote from Durock, at 2am this morning (11hrs ago)!

Woot woot!

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #67 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 12:00:25 »
I'd be interested in buying 70 off somebody if anyone picked up extra! lmk

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #68 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 12:33:04 »
Samples are looking great!

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #69 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 04:37:38 »




Samples are on their way to me. For now see above for pictures from Durock. I will take  higher quality pictures when I receive the samples. IT IS HAPPENING!

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #70 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 04:45:57 »
They look better than I expected. Nice.

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #71 on: Sun, 26 July 2020, 16:34:35 »
Samples look amazing in that pic. Wish I had bought more  :)
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« Reply #72 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 14:11:33 »
Samples are on their way to me. For now see above for pictures from Durock. I will take  higher quality pictures when I receive the samples. IT IS HAPPENING!

Great news. Thanks for running this. I sent you an email (for a shipping address change) a couple weeks ago to the email address from which you sent the group buy live announcement, as well as a PM here on GH a week ago. Could you please confirm? Thanks

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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #73 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 13:17:37 »
Like the samples switch housing - but is the stem different as intended ?

When comparing to your shops websites renders this looks quite different.

Not a big problem for me (won‘t see it with caps  ;)) , just wanted to ask


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Re: [GB] Ghost Switches - Silent Linear - CLOSED - Extras available
« Reply #74 on: Sun, 02 August 2020, 04:01:43 »





Manufacturing samples have arrived and they look so good! Work really well with per key RGB!

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« Reply #75 on: Sun, 02 August 2020, 09:33:20 »
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Manufacturing samples have arrived and they look so good! Work really well with per key RGB!
Holy crap

looks good, is there any updated time estimate?