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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #350 on: Sun, 08 November 2020, 11:23:32 »
I fear that multiple sets of this will be required.  I have dug out a Cherry G80-3000 and a Cherry 1800 from storage just to put these on them.

Excellent :thumb:

Any news on vendors yet? We're almost a week out.

Vendors are YAKK shop (myself for Canada), CandyKeys, Dixie Mech along with Daily Clack, zFrontier and IlumKB (last three still to be confirmed)

Please guys add italian support :(

Italian and other Romance languages are not typically supported. For example, GMK Avanguardia is an upcoming Italian-designed keyset with no Italian support.
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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #351 on: Sun, 08 November 2020, 11:36:50 »
I fear that multiple sets of this will be required.  I have dug out a Cherry G80-3000 and a Cherry 1800 from storage just to put these on them.

Excellent :thumb:

Any news on vendors yet? We're almost a week out.

Vendors are YAKK shop (myself for Canada), CandyKeys, Dixie Mech along with Daily Clack, zFrontier and IlumKB

Please guys add italian support :(

Italian and other Romance languages are not typically supported. For example, GMK Avanguardia is an upcoming Italian-designed keyset with no Italian support.

Awesome to see this has vendors! You might want to add them to the made top thread for people to see!

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #352 on: Sun, 08 November 2020, 11:59:08 »
I fear that multiple sets of this will be required.  I have dug out a Cherry G80-3000 and a Cherry 1800 from storage just to put these on them.

Excellent :thumb:

Any news on vendors yet? We're almost a week out.

Vendors are YAKK shop (myself for Canada), CandyKeys, Dixie Mech along with Daily Clack, zFrontier and IlumKB

Please guys add italian support :(

Italian and other Romance languages are not typically supported. For example, GMK Avanguardia is an upcoming Italian-designed keyset with no Italian support.

Awesome to see this has vendors! You might want to add them to the made top thread for people to see!

Thanks! I'd like to keep this GB underground... for OG's only. /s

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
« Reply #353 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 09:47:59 »
Does anyone plan/would like to use ThinkCaps on Dimple or UT47.2?

It requires an extra R3 1.25u (Fn), but since it also requires the 1.5u Backspace (Icon mods), I'm on the fence about including it.

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps // Starts November 16!
« Reply #354 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 13:10:47 »
I'd consider using it on a UT47.2 if those keys were included. Although for other 40s like the prime_e, I'd need to get the icon mods anyway (for the extra R4 1.25s), so just the 1.25u R3 cap would probably be sufficient in the 40s kit. Pretty specific use-case but the prime_e and UT47.2 are both common due to re-stocks and recent GB

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps // Starts November 16!
« Reply #355 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 18:10:06 »
Five days remaining and there is no prices yet?



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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps // Starts November 16!
« Reply #356 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 18:18:53 »
Five days remaining and there is no prices yet?

Prices will be posted this week...

If that helps you, TKL and Ortho will most likely be $110 and $115, respectively.

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps // Starts November 16!
« Reply #357 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 18:29:55 »
Five days remaining and there is no prices yet?

Prices will be posted this week...

If that helps you, TKL and Ortho will most likely be $110 and $115, respectively.


That may help all people interested. Thank you.



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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps // Starts November 16!
« Reply #358 on: Tue, 10 November 2020, 09:19:11 »
NorDeUK


Thanks to CandyKeys for their full support :)

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps // Starts November 16!
« Reply #359 on: Tue, 10 November 2020, 09:29:21 »
The NordeUK's legends will be CP?



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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps // Starts November 16!
« Reply #360 on: Tue, 10 November 2020, 09:32:23 »
The NordeUK's legends will be CP?

Yes, CP legends everywhere except Accent (WS1).

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps // Starts November 16!
« Reply #361 on: Tue, 10 November 2020, 10:40:36 »
The NordeUK's legends will be CP?

Yes, CP legends everywhere except Accent (WS1).




Stick with the classic is a good choice.



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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps // Starts November 16
« Reply #362 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 09:38:39 »
I'd like to ping all my Canadian buyers:

Do you prefer USD or CAD prices?

- USD prices would be the exact same as the US vendor's
- CAD prices would include a small conversion fee (though not as high as Paypal's 4%)

For my previous group buy, DSA Scientific, we went with USD because 1. the manufacturer is in the USA and 2. it gives the buyers the option to use whatever no-fee USD credit card they might possess (versus something like 2.5% fee).

That said, buyers on YAKK Discord server want CAD and I'm leaning towards that.

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps // Starts November 16
« Reply #363 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 10:26:21 »
Do you prefer USD or CAD prices?
I think so long as the price values show which currency is being used. Nothing worse than shopping with the impression that you're shopping with one currency only to discover at checkout that it was another.

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps // Starts November 16
« Reply #364 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 11:20:37 »
Do you prefer USD or CAD prices?
I think so long as the price values show which currency is being used. Nothing worse than shopping with the impression that you're shopping with one currency only to discover at checkout that it was another.

Yes I will label it C$ and Paypal should confirm it as well.

As usual Paypal payment will be authorized but only captured when the GB ends.

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps // Starts November 16
« Reply #365 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 11:46:46 »

Yes I will label it C$ and Paypal should confirm it as well.

As usual Paypal payment will be authorized but only captured when the GB ends.

Seems reasonable to me.

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps // Starts November 16
« Reply #366 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 12:07:40 »
IC Update:

1. Pricing has been set, however GMK has increased their prices since we got our last quote. We're looking everything over.

2. We've made the decision not to offer pre-drilled G-H-B keys for TEX Yoda (the Extension kit still includes extra G-H-B keys for DIY'ers). TEX keyboards has graciously offered to CNC them at $2 per key, but the logistics overhead is too much: the procedure requires extra keys to account for errors; shipping from GMK → a vendor → TEX → a vendor → other vendors → buyers is too risky; unambiguously setting up the product pages is also a challenge; ETA is already 8 months, adding to that a probable 2+ months, while vendors hold on to several orders, could turn into a never-ending nightmare... :)

Since only 12 form responses were explicitly for Yoda, I think the simplest solution is to let buyers send their keys directly to TEX (Taiwan). DIY modification is also an option, perhaps we could publish a how-to guide for cutting/filing or constructing a jig.

Further, I will be sending some of my own G-H-B extras to TEX. Once the keys are drilled and in my possession, I will QC and sell them as extras on yakk.shop. This is by far the safest way to proceed, imo. Other vendors are free to do the same.

3. Lastly, we added an extra 2u spacebar to the Ortho & 40's set. Enjoy! ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps // Starts November 16
« Reply #367 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 12:09:09 »
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« Reply #368 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 12:21:36 »
Quote from: voodoo6k link=topic=106305.msg2979868#msg2979868 d

3. Lastly, we added an [b
extra 2u spacebar[/b] to the Ortho & 40's set. Enjoy! ;)

Damn, this set is fantastic. Thank you!
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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps // Starts November 16
« Reply #369 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 12:23:32 »
3. Lastly, we added an extra 2u spacebar to the Ortho & 40's set.40's set. Enjoy! ;)

Oh very nice!
Sucks about the pricing increases but GMK is ramping up production so I'm sure there are inherent costs with trying to keep up with demand.
Good luck with the group buy! Been waiting on this for what feels like forever so it's nice to see this finally coming to fruition.

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps // Starts November 16
« Reply #370 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 12:42:09 »
3. Lastly, we added an extra 2u spacebar to the Ortho & 40's set.40's set. Enjoy! ;)

Oh very nice!
Sucks about the pricing increases but GMK is ramping up production so I'm sure there are inherent costs with trying to keep up with demand.
Good luck with the group buy! Been waiting on this for what feels like forever so it's nice to see this finally coming to fruition.




Higher production volumes mean a better scale economy, they should reduce the prices, not increase them. GMK is full of surprises. If they were an automotive components manufacturer they should be in Chapter 11, due to the quality issues and high prices.



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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps // Starts November 16
« Reply #371 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 12:58:05 »
Sorry, again... happens too often when I edit the OP and click quote instead of modify :-[

Quick, I should say something...... The GB post is waiting approval from the mods and this thread will be locked soon!
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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps // Starts November 16
« Reply #373 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 14:12:51 »
3. Lastly, we added an extra 2u spacebar to the Ortho & 40's set.40's set. Enjoy! ;)

Oh very nice!
Sucks about the pricing increases but GMK is ramping up production so I'm sure there are inherent costs with trying to keep up with demand.
Good luck with the group buy! Been waiting on this for what feels like forever so it's nice to see this finally coming to fruition.




Higher production volumes mean a better scale economy, they should reduce the prices, not increase them. GMK is full of surprises...

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Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps // Starts November 16
« Reply #374 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 09:34:17 »
Is the GB approved yet?



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