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Update: Novelkeys will distribute Trüffelschwein orders from Mech & Co
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GMK Trüffelschwein Group Buy
(August 6th - September 4th)
Designer: JPMechLab
Please follow my Instagram for the latest news and updates!
Fulfillment Q3 2022

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Hello Everyone! Welcome to GMK Trüffelschwein Groupbuy!!
It's been a long time since the start of IC, but it's finally here!!


Kit Pricing (US)
Base - $127 USD
Alternate Mods - $85 USD
Spacebar - $38 USD
Novelties - $53 USD

Deskmats - $20

Rama R1 - $56
Rama Enter - $68


Vendors
US – Mechs & Co
Canada – Deskhero
S.America – Fancy Customs
EU – Candykeys
UK – Prototypist
Korea – Swagkeys
Asia/China – zFrontier
SEA – iLumkb
Oceania/AU – Daily Clack


Collaborations
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Artkey Universe - Artisan
Asero Foundry - Artisan
Rama - Artisan
LastPadawan - Deskmat
Melonkeys - Artisan
NerdCables - Custom Cables



Base Kit

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Alternate Mods Kit

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Spacebar Kit

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Novelties & Artisan

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Rama Artisan

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Deskmats

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Trüffelschwein Crayon


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Custom Checkered


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Custom Plaid Stitching Pattern
To add a little warmth to the winter truffle season!


Colors
RAL 5004 is called "Black Blue"
A very dark shade of blue, same as GMK Sumi


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Renders on EnDash

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Renders on Austin

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Renders on Frog (Alt Mods)
(Special Thanks to ThiccWicc, such an amazing person!)

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Previous Renders
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Offline jmsp0511

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Collaboration
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 06 August 2021, 18:03:36 »
Collaboration

Asero Foundry
**Raffle Ended**

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Melonkeys
**Raffle - September 22, 2021**

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Artkey Universe
**Raffle - October 15, 2021**

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (GB August 6th - September 4th, 2021)
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 09 August 2021, 13:16:17 »
Approved :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (GB August 6th - September 4th, 2021)
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 09 August 2021, 14:15:47 »
yes! been waiting for this one! super psyched for my first GB

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (GB August 6th - September 4th, 2021)
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 09 August 2021, 14:19:42 »
Been watching this one as a lurker for a while. Excited, and curious to see the Asero artisan and nerdcable collab too!
Is there an ETA on those and quantity?
« Last Edit: Mon, 09 August 2021, 14:30:00 by JRowMe »

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (GB August 6th - September 4th, 2021)
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 09 August 2021, 14:35:29 »
Been watching this one as a lurker for a while. Excited, and curious to see the Asero artisan and nerdcable collab too!
Is there an ETA on those and quantity?

Thank you!! I will be updating the collab information soon.
Just finalizing renders and GB format as well.

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (GB August 6th - September 4th, 2021)
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 10 August 2021, 01:56:11 »
Thanks and yes I am looking forward for collabs.

Do you have any discord server?

Offline jmsp0511

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (GB August 6th - September 4th, 2021)
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 10 August 2021, 19:16:24 »
Thanks and yes I am looking forward for collabs.

Do you have any discord server?

Few collabs has been upated!

I do not have a discord server unfortunately

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (GB August 6th - September 4th, 2021)
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 15:11:31 »
Will Nerd Cables offer a collab cable soon?

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (GB August 6th - September 4th, 2021)
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 15:41:58 »
Any updates on numbers?
I hope it's doing good  :thumb:
       

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (GB August 6th - September 4th, 2021)
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 25 August 2021, 16:03:19 »
« Last Edit: Tue, 31 August 2021, 19:59:18 by dvorcol »

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (GB August 6th - September 4th, 2021)
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 26 August 2021, 07:47:06 »
Hello everyone!

Thanks for your continued support for GMK Trüffelschwein.

Here is an update on our Artisan Collaboration with Artkey Universe

Ho Chi Minh City has recently been hit with waves of COVID-19.

With the city being on frequent lockdowns, and tighter government restrictions, we will have to delay our collaboration into the coming months.

Artkey Universe and GMK Trüffelschwein Team promise this collaboration will happen!

But the most important thing at this time is the safety of the city, and the Artkey Universe team!

Our prayers are with you!
« Last Edit: Sat, 28 August 2021, 12:54:58 by jmsp0511 »

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (GB August 6th - September 4th, 2021)
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 28 August 2021, 05:54:14 »
Best of luck! Though can you clarify what you mean by a delay? Are you referring to a future collab or should we expect delays to the fulfillment of this group buy? Thanks!

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (GB August 6th - September 4th, 2021)
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 28 August 2021, 13:05:39 »
Best of luck! Though can you clarify what you mean by a delay? Are you referring to a future collab or should we expect delays to the fulfillment of this group buy? Thanks!

First of all, thanks for the good wishes!

To answer your question, there is no delay for the GMK Trüffelschwein groupbuy.

To clarify, the delay is only for our artisan collaboration timing with Artkey Universe due to the reasons stated.

Offline Dinerenblanc

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (GB August 6th - September 4th, 2021)
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 28 August 2021, 15:03:13 »
Best of luck! Though can you clarify what you mean by a delay? Are you referring to a future collab or should we expect delays to the fulfillment of this group buy? Thanks!

First of all, thanks for the good wishes!

To answer your question, there is no delay for the GMK Trüffelschwein groupbuy.

To clarify, the delay is only for our artisan collaboration timing with Artkey Universe due to the reasons stated.

Thanks, do you have an update on the numbers? Is this set gonna be made?

Offline jmsp0511

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (GB August 6th - September 4th, 2021)
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 28 August 2021, 22:13:23 »
It will for sure be made, do not worry!

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (GB August 6th - September 4th, 2021)
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 29 August 2021, 01:56:24 »
It will for sure be made, do not worry!

Dope. Reserved.

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (4 Days Left!!!!) Pick up a set today!!
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 31 August 2021, 14:42:30 »
GB is coming to a close very soon! Pick up a set today!

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (4 Days Left!!!!) Pick up a set today!!
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 31 August 2021, 19:58:34 »

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (3 Days Left!!!!) Pick up a set today!!
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 01 September 2021, 21:57:17 »
Was MOQ? Guess the vendors pulled through on the orders? :D Happy to see the Ramas meet MOQ btw.

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (2 Days Left!!!!) Pick up a set today!!
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 03 September 2021, 15:48:37 »
Less then 48 hours left!!

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Less then 48 Hours Left! Don't miss out!)
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 05 September 2021, 11:49:33 »
Can we get a final tally?

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Less then 48 Hours Left! Don't miss out!)
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 07 September 2021, 00:12:02 »
Can we get a final tally?

Very soon! we are now finalizing the sales numbers and extras with all the vendors.

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Waiting on Final Numbers from Vendors)
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 08:41:17 »
Hope the numbers are going to be okay!
quick question, where will you going to put the group buy updates later on? geekhack, discord or anything else?
thanks!

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Waiting on Final Numbers from Vendors)
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 22 September 2021, 23:27:56 »
Hope the numbers are going to be okay!
quick question, where will you going to put the group buy updates later on? geekhack, discord or anything else?
thanks!

The numbers are more then okay, just trying to decide on some final details which is taking longer then expected. Hopefully we will have a decision soon and announce the final numbers.

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Waiting on Final Numbers from Vendors)
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 25 September 2021, 19:03:54 »


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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Final Numbers Published!!)
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 06 February 2022, 23:00:41 »
Just got a sequence of interesting emails from DailyClack.

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Did the RAMA artisans get cancelled, or is this just a DailyClack issue?


EDIT:

Just as an update, this is an email from RAMA I saw on the DailyClack Discord.

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Final Numbers Published!!)
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 08 February 2022, 04:26:01 »
Just got a sequence of interesting emails from DailyClack.

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Did the RAMA artisans get cancelled, or is this just a DailyClack issue?


EDIT:

Just as an update, this is an email from RAMA I saw on the DailyClack Discord.

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Hey cheers for posting this bet me too it.

Offline Dinerenblanc

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Final Numbers Published!!)
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 08 February 2022, 10:01:23 »
My assumption is it stems from the fallout with Kate. RAMA does not have a good reputation right now, especially in Australia.

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Final Numbers Published!!)
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 08 February 2022, 11:13:49 »
Seems like daily clack can post their side of why they made a moral stand with other peoples money?

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Final Numbers Published!!)
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 08 February 2022, 11:26:14 »
Not entirely sure about the whole situation. You'd have to ask DC themselves. I don't care for RAMA at all, but I don't think DC should be refunding orders on other people's behalf if that's indeed the case.

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Final Numbers Published!!)
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 08 February 2022, 16:35:46 »
Seems like daily clack can post their side of why they made a moral stand with other peoples money?

I've attached an image from a discussion amongst vendors for clarification. Turns out its RAMA is covering their own asses. Delivery dates for RAMAs has been pushed back for many sets, such as Devoted, without clarification as to why. RAMA also couldn't provide proof that production has started, so in response DC cancelled the orders.

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Final Numbers Published!!)
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 08 February 2022, 23:31:19 »
Seems like daily clack can post their side of why they made a moral stand with other peoples money?

 Probably  because they did not, and as stated in their email, they expected there to be manufacturing issues.

Just an educated guess though!
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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Final Numbers Published!!)
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 09 February 2022, 00:31:38 »
I will not be posting any updates regarding the Daily Clack's Rama Artisan cancellation until I have all the facts straight.
My number one priority at the moment is providing the option to purchase the Truffelschwein Ramas for the customers that still want them.
Should a sales page go up to purchase them, I will make sure I get an update on the lead time as well.

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Final Numbers Published!!)
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 09 February 2022, 01:52:21 »
I will not be posting any updates regarding the Daily Clack's Rama Artisan cancellation until I have all the facts straight.
My number one priority at the moment is providing the option to purchase the Truffelschwein Ramas for the customers that still want them.
Should a sales page go up to purchase them, I will make sure I get an update on the lead time as well.

TBH, if the delay is indefinite, I'd rather just get my money back. I don't want to be stuck waiting for RAMAs that won't arrive

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Final Numbers Published!!)
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 17 November 2022, 01:29:32 »
I will not be posting any updates regarding the Daily Clack's Rama Artisan cancellation until I have all the facts straight.
My number one priority at the moment is providing the option to purchase the Truffelschwein Ramas for the customers that still want them.
Should a sales page go up to purchase them, I will make sure I get an update on the lead time as well.

More like your number one priority is taking people money for your own sake and not bothering to communicate any updates after the fact.

No colour matching updates, No proactive communication in months, no indication of this sets status.

Pathetic.

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Final Numbers Published!!)
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 17 November 2022, 10:24:28 »
I'm not affiliated with the set. I'm just a guy, but Mechs & Co's latest update is that the set in currently in the Production Queue. Color samples have been approved. I hope that helps!

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Final Numbers Published!!)
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 28 November 2022, 05:38:25 »
I will not be posting any updates regarding the Daily Clack's Rama Artisan cancellation until I have all the facts straight.
My number one priority at the moment is providing the option to purchase the Truffelschwein Ramas for the customers that still want them.
Should a sales page go up to purchase them, I will make sure I get an update on the lead time as well.

More like your number one priority is taking people money for your own sake and not bothering to communicate any updates after the fact.

No colour matching updates, No proactive communication in months, no indication of this sets status.

Pathetic.

I'm not affiliated with the designer nor know him personally, I know it's frustrating for you but maybe you can try asking before judging. I contacted him via Instagram some time ago and he responded pretty quick.

Offline jmsp0511

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Colors Approved)
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 23 January 2023, 15:56:02 »
Colors have been approved.

Realistically, Pantone 2337C was the only color that needed approval.
RAL 5004 is the same color as GMK Sumi that underwent a very lengthy color approval process that finally got approved.

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Also, Mech's & Co update was slightly too eager.
The color approval just happened on Jan 17th, whereas their website have been reflecting that since an earlier date.
Banderole Design is almost finished, it is not "completed" as reflected on their site. I reached out to them to make the correction.

Thank you
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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Colors Approved)
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 23 January 2023, 20:06:02 »
Colors have been approved.

Realistically, Pantone 2337C was the only color that needed approval.
RAL 5004 is the same color as GMK Sumi that underwent a very lengty color approval process that finally got approved.

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Also, Mech's & Co update was slightly too eager.
The color approval just happened on Jan 17th, whereas their website have been reflecting that since an earlier date.
Banderole Design is almost finished, it is not "completed" as reflected on their site. I reached out to them to make the correction.

Thank you
Thanks for the update!

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Colors Approved)
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 15 June 2023, 22:37:07 »
Is this shipping to vendors yet?

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Colors Approved)
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 23 June 2023, 13:31:19 »
Will this set be impacted by the recent Mechs an Co issues?

Offline jmsp0511

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Re: [GB] GMK Trüffelschwein (Colors Approved)
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 23 June 2023, 13:38:20 »
Is this shipping to vendors yet?

I just found out today directly from GMK, that it's on it's way to most vendors.

Will this set be impacted by the recent Mechs an Co issues?

I don't know if i can answer this correctly. But, this set is on it's way to most vendors.
Which means, all that is left to do for M&C is to ship them out, and sell the extras.
I don't know if their current situation prohibits them from shipping this set.
« Last Edit: Mon, 10 July 2023, 20:37:33 by jmsp0511 »

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Any news on the deskmats at all?

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Looks like the Mechs and Co situation got worse. Should we be charging back? Or???

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Looks like the Mechs and Co situation got worse. Should we be charging back? Or???

Hard yes

Get your screenshots from their website immediately

Offline jmsp0511

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Hello everyone,

Most of you are aware of the Mechs & Co situation,
I spent the past few weeks trying to find out if they would be able to fulfill this set.

Mike from Mechs & Co put out an annoucement July 1st, on their discord channel saying they would be working to fulfill the orders,
But as of today, they are silent again.
I dont want people to keep waiting hoping for the best.
I would highly advise everyone work with their credit card company for a chargeback.

This reddit post has people providing advice on what to do,

https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/14n21mo/63023_update_psa_regarding_mechs_co_and_vendor/

Short version is, they are encouraging talking to a person over the phone for the chargeback process, with the reason "Goods Not Received"
Most credit card companies will try to deny the claim due to it being outside of the dispute window, since this GB ran about 2 years ago.
But people have had luck calling multiple times to talk to different reps.

Please note this as well.

"MasterCard, Visa, and American Express Credit Card Networks typically support between 360-540 days for a dispute, but it is best to submit one before the 1 year mark when possible.
Also note that you may need to escalate to a supervisor, and specify that the items you ordered were Never Shipped, thus your chargeback reason is for Goods Not Shipped."


They will try to tell you it's outside of the 540 day for a dispute, but keep trying!
Once the dispute is in place, it is highly likely you'll get your money back, since Mechs & Co is not responding to anyone.
Usually a "no response" from the vendor during a dispute process is a win for the consumer.

Jae from prototypist also put out this statement, for those that still want to grab a set.
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« Last Edit: Tue, 11 July 2023, 01:05:52 by jmsp0511 »

Offline fojoke8

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Hello everyone,

Most of you are aware of the Mechs & Co situation,
I spent the past few weeks trying to find out if they would be able to fulfill this set.

Mike from Mechs & Co put out an annoucement July 1st, on their discord channel saying they would be working to fulfill the orders,
But as of today, they are silent again.
I dont want people to keep waiting hoping for the best.
I would highly advise everyone work with their credit card company for a chargeback.

This reddit post has people providing advice on what to do,

https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/14n21mo/63023_update_psa_regarding_mechs_co_and_vendor/

Short version is, they are encouraging talking to a person over the phone for the chargeback process, with the reason "Goods Not Received"
Most credit card companies will try to deny the claim due to it being outside of the dispute window, since this GB ran about 2 years ago.
But people have had luck calling multiple times to talk to different reps.

Please note this as well.

"MasterCard, Visa, and American Express Credit Card Networks typically support between 360-540 days for a dispute, but it is best to submit one before the 1 year mark when possible.
Also note that you may need to escalate to a supervisor, and specify that the items you ordered were Never Shipped, thus your chargeback reason is for Goods Not Shipped."


They will try to tell you it's outside of the 540 day for a dispute, but keep trying!
Once the dispute is in place, it is highly likely you'll get your money back, since Mechs & Co is not responding to anyone.
Usually a "no response" from the vendor during a dispute process is a win for the consumer.

Jae from prototypist also put out this statement, for those that still want to grab a set.
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So where are the Ramas? I bought them because you said 4 months for fulfilment

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What is happening with the deskmats? I saw prototypist cancelled their order due to delays. I was hoping to grab a couple.

Offline jmsp0511

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So where are the Ramas? I bought them because you said 4 months for fulfilment

Yeah, I reached out to them, and I'm not getting any response.
Non of the vendors that I know received them.
Rama has been fulfilling them at their own pace, and have not been responsive to any vendors.

The whole issue with Rama started after I ran my GB, so very unfortunate timing...

What is happening with the deskmats? I saw prototypist cancelled their order due to delays. I was hoping to grab a couple.

I think the only vendor that will make the deskmats will be iLumKb through their own source.
M&C was the lead vendor that was supposed to distribute the deskmats to the other vendors.