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Offline octix

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[GB] GMK Apollo (PAID)
« on: Sat, 22 February 2020, 22:09:34 »
GMK APOLLO



"One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" - Neil Armstrong

Inspired by the Apollo missions, GMK Apollo revolves around the moon. It pays homage to the greats, and looks towards the future of space travel. GMK Apollo takes the colors of our closest celestial body, as well as the surrounding void around it, and matches it to your keyboard.

Welcome to the GMK Apollo group buy!

Running from the 25th of February to the 25th of March!



Shipping is expected to be Q4 2020

The set can be found from these vendors below!

US: TX Keyboards Buy Here!
EU: CandyKeys Buy Here!
AUS: DailyClack Buy Here!
Asia: iLumKB Buy Here!
Canada: DeskHero Buy Here!

Renders!

https://imgur.com/a/KrsCext

Colors Used:



Sales Numbers:



Kits:

Pricing



Command Module (Base Kit) - 250 MOQ $120



Telemetry Module (Numpad+ISO) - 100 MOQ $50



Lunar Module (Novelties) - 100 MOQ $40



Propellant Module (40s/Ortho) - 100 MOQ $50



Space Module (Spacebars) - 100 MOQ $25



Rama Cap:

Rocket Man (R1 RAMA Cap) - 50 MOQ $45




Deskmats:

Both will be 900mm x 400mm x 4mm and will have stitched flowing edges, how awesome is that!?

Lost in Space $17



New Horizons $17



Socials:

Follow updates for GMK Apollo on my Discord Server and Instagram!

Timeline:

The timeline for Apollo is estimated to be roughly 24 weeks, this, like with any other group buy, is subject to change.

Collaborations:






Both USB-C and Mini USB will be available




Info:
Quote from: MarbleKeeb
60%: 40 pieces are already in my possession and will be available on 25th Feb. They can be shipped within 1 to 2 weeks.
65/75%: GB starting on 25th Feb, limit is 30 pieces max. Product will be shipped 4 months after the GB end. (probably faster)
TKL: GB starting on 25th Feb, limit is 30 pieces max. Same as for 65% above

60% : 60USD + shipping
65/75% : 65USD + shipping
TKL : 68USD + shipping

Note: The 60% has a flat design with 2 large rounded corners, while other sizes will have an angled design with smaller rounded corners.
For more info: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104701.msg2865894#msg2865894

Artisan Collaborations:

  • Alpha Keycaps - Apollo Keypora (FINISHED)


  • DustyCaps - Luna Keycap (Public Buy) - MX R1

https://dustycaps.com/shop/cherryluna




A form for the cap will be open during the GB period through DustyCaps.

  • SodieCaps - Apollo Collab (Raffle) - MX R1

Keycaps haven't started casting yet, follow SodieCaps on Instagram to be notified or join my Discord server listed above to be notified when it opens!

  • C.Y.O - Apollo Collab (Raffle)

Keycaps haven't started casting yet, follow C.Y.O on Instagram to be notified or join my Discord server listed above to be notified when it opens!

Special Thanks:

  • To everyone who has given me feedback along the way! You guys rock
  • Abec for giving me some amazing renders and feedback. And thanks for putting up with my last second render needs =p
  • Jude for the valuable assistance
  • Everyone who's hyped up Apollo and helped reach more people than I ever imagined
  • Acasia for the amazing deskmat artwork!
  • All the vendors for working with me and staying with me for the journey!
  • Everyone else I've forgotten!

Updates:
  • GB Thread opened: 23.2.2020

If you would like to support this set please paste this link into your profile signature!
You can do this via Profile -> Modify Profile -> Forum Profile -> Signature!
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Thanks everyone!
« Last Edit: Sun, 31 May 2020, 21:50:03 by octix »


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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March)
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 06:04:45 »
Approved
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Offline f0leyme1ster

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March)
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 06:11:55 »
Hell yeah, my first group buy

Offline melikewater

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March)
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 12:08:10 »
I just went on the TXKeyboard website to purchase the Apollo Keysets but it says its sold out. Am I seeing this correctly?

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March)
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 12:15:27 »
Am I seeing this correctly?

Read the description on the product page

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March)
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 12:47:58 »
Am I seeing this correctly?

Read the description on the product page

Sorry. For some reason I though 12PM was this morning. It didn't occur to me that it would of been 12AM. My mistake!

Offline octix

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March)
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 13:07:12 »
Am I seeing this correctly?

Read the description on the product page

Sorry. For some reason I though 12PM was this morning. It didn't occur to me that it would of been 12AM. My mistake!

All good! US will be live in T-Minus 1 hour! For those lucky Canadians out there itís already live on deskhero!


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Offline octix

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Group buy is now live for the US and Canada!

10 orders already within the first minute :eek:

US: https://www.us.txkeyboards.com/collections/group-buy/products/gmk-apollo?variant=31842933473340

Canada: https://www.deskhero.ca/products/gmk-apollo


Other vendors will go live very shortly!


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Offline 002 DC

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LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Offline JimmyJim

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Ordered  :thumb:

Offline Hemenah

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) GB Opens Midday 25th PST
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 16:08:04 »
Just picked up a set!

Offline LtCasual

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) GB Opens Midday 25th PST
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 16:13:18 »
Ordered. First group buy!

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) LIVE NOW!!
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 22:58:04 »
Do we have an idea of how much has sold yet?

Offline octix

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) LIVE NOW!!
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 00:39:47 »
Do we have an idea of how much has sold yet?

Looking like more than 100 base kits sold already!


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Offline chowbabyloving

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) LIVE NOW!!
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 02:26:33 »
does that rama cap actually glow?

Offline octix

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) LIVE NOW!!
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 03:19:06 »
does that rama cap actually glow?

Yep! Glow in the dark infill


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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) LIVE NOW!!
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 03:36:09 »
Too scared to order from Candy Keys, so probably will have to skip this one :(

Offline hkiri

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) LIVE NOW!!
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 04:41:19 »
Too scared to order from Candy Keys, so probably will have to skip this one :(

Why that?

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What is the Salvun cap about? Itís 50 USD so I am curious what differentiates it from the novelties.


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What is the Salvun cap about? Itís 50 USD so I am curious what differentiates it from the novelties.


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It's made from metal.

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I still haven't understood this, if someone could explain it to me, thanks in advance...

Offline octix

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I still haven't understood this, if someone could explain it to me, thanks in advance...

Just checking this now.

I'll update the thread when it's been solved


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Offline PotatoTM

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Looking forward to picking up this set, GLWGB!

Update: In for base, spacebar, and novelties :)
« Last Edit: Tue, 24 March 2020, 10:51:11 by PotatoTM »

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Offline servo

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Amazing numbers so far!!!

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I still haven't understood this, if someone could explain it to me, thanks in advance...

Just checking this now.

I'll update the thread when it's been solved



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Offline honoka

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what in the actual fudge is that markup

Offline hkiri

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what in the actual fudge is that markup

Classic Candykeys pricing on deskmats. Ridiculous.

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 after the gb could you release the deskpad artwork? i need it to realize a personal project (i want to reproduce it on a piece of wood with a woodburning pen)

Offline octix

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what in the actual fudge is that markup

Classic Candykeys pricing on deskmats. Ridiculous.

Managed to get it down to 25 EUR. Updated.

after the gb could you release the deskpad artwork? i need it to realize a personal project (i want to reproduce it on a piece of wood with a woodburning pen)

I think I will, not in full, but I definitely want to release it :)


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Offline hkiri

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what in the actual fudge is that markup

Classic Candykeys pricing on deskmats. Ridiculous.

Managed to get it down to 25 EUR. Updated.

Still higher than any other EU Proxy (Hint: there's only one other legitimate EU Proxy)
Stop partnering with Candykeys. Not because of liability issues but because of their greediness.

Offline Itstobi

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Picked up Base + RAMA + Deskmat.
Thank you!

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what in the actual fudge is that markup

Classic Candykeys pricing on deskmats. Ridiculous.

Managed to get it down to 25 EUR. Updated.

Still higher than any other EU Proxy (Hint: there's only one other legitimate EU Proxy)
Stop partnering with Candykeys. Not because of liability issues but because of their greediness.

Why would you say that? What is that for bias thing to say? Exactly this is the type of comments we do not like to see, it only creates separation and unnecessary taking of sides, What else shows that we are greedy?

Many are asking how this cost is calculated:

Take the cost of a deskmat, we can not write it down what it is but you can guess. This is not a NK or DM set, so the manufacturing pricing is kinder to us, a lot kinder.
A deskmat weighs at around 1kg, if not more, it is a big one. From weighing the older desk-mats, it is clear. 1KG from Asia on average costs 8-11 EUR, we are not in America, they are also high volume products and not "sleekly packed"

Price of Deskmat + 9 EUR

We have import fees, we import using DHL and TNT, so they will correctly place the Deskmat under a HS Code of Rubber. We can not do anything about it, Shirts from TKC land under the same style fee, so do plastic pellets that we import for our own plastic injection molding. This ranges from experience to be around a 15% tax, that we do not get back, as it is a so to say import "fine" on rubber. AKA, we are looking at a further price increase of (Deskmat + 9 EUR * 1,15) - Not to mention that we ignore the 25 EUR import set fee, and then there SOMETIMES is a financing fee for the import depending on the courier, which is 2.5%

Keyboards, Switches, Electronics do not fall under this import fee.

You are stuck at that price, now you have a 19% tax on sales, which USA does not have (they also have half the shipping price (woo economy!) and they have no import fees (love China)), so lets say 30 EUR sales price is 30/1,19=25,00 EUR
You have free shipping to all common EU countries above 50,00 EUR, so that is easily -10 EUR for our half, while the nice guys you mentioned have shipping costs for countries.
AND we are also not counting in 1-3% Credit Card + PayPal fees in that price, forget designer fees, any profits for anyone here with such price sadly.

Does this put the price into perspective?
GMK Apollo Base pricing is priced so that its non-profit (legal amount before the commerce authorities knock on our door for underpricing) until a much higher quantity, so there is also no designer profit there, and we are working on those for free unless we hit a certain MOQ.

Other products that people might think as being expensive are: RAMA Keys (full under Aluminium in Import), KBDFans Kits, NK Deskmats (Manufacturing Price is 3x as high) and possibly some other small things.

If you want to take this up further then please e-mail personally at support@candykeys.com as GH is really hard to follow at times.
Thanks
David
The CandyKeys Mechanical Keyboard Store

Offline MaKrum

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after the gb could you release the deskpad artwork? i need it to realize a personal project (i want to reproduce it on a piece of wood with a woodburning pen)

I think I will, not in full, but I definitely want to release it :)

Thanks man, i will wait patiently.

Offline hkiri

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We have import fees, we import using DHL and TNT, so they will correctly place the Deskmat under a HS Code of Rubber. We can not do anything about it, Shirts from TKC land under the same style fee, so do plastic pellets that we import for our own plastic injection molding. This ranges from experience to be around a 15% tax, that we do not get back, as it is a so to say import "fine" on rubber. AKA, we are looking at a further price increase of (Deskmat + 9 EUR * 1,15) - Not to mention that we ignore the 25 EUR import set fee, and then there SOMETIMES is a financing fee for the import depending on the courier, which is 2.5%

I was just talking about the deskmats because they are way, way higher than at any other EU proxy.
So in the end it's a German customs thing again, gotcha. Thanks for the clarification.
« Last Edit: Fri, 28 February 2020, 02:50:13 by hkiri »

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Just picked up a set. love the colors!

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) 250 base kits sold!
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 14:08:43 »


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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) 250 base kits sold!
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 14:27:15 »
Insane numbers after 5 days!

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) 250 base kits sold!
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 14:34:55 »
Amazing!!! Congrats 🎉

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Re: [GB] GMK Apollo (Running 25th February - 25th March) 250 base kits sold!
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 17:03:13 »
Amazing sales so far! Thanks everyone so far for the support. It means a lot  :)


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Great numbers! Really excited to put this set on my board :)

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Thank you so much for ISO.  All kits and deskmat ordered.
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Offline Hemenah

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Whatís the estimated ship date?

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Whatís the estimated ship date?
Probably 6 months +

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Is the deskpad machine washable?

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Is the deskpad machine washable?

Yep it is! Just contacted the manu now and they confirmed it


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Offline Itstobi

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Numbers looking solid!
I heard that thereís an ARTKEY Sirius collab coming up soon? Do you know when it is?

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GMK Apollo Sirus Raffle! Base Kit buyers will have a x3 chance of winning!

More info here! https://artkeyuniverse.com/shop/detail/apollo
The form will be open for 10 minutes!


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Offline Rameka

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Set is stunningly gorgeous. No 2U shift is a deal breaker though... :'(