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Online Rhienfo

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Re: Update 2023-06-30: PSA Regarding Mechs & Co and Vendor Group Buys
« Reply #100 on: Thu, 07 September 2023, 17:57:57 »
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=121348.msg3171199#msg3171199

Posting the new update regarding mech&co here. Please read this as a set you bought may be involved.
 

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Re: Update 2023-06-30: PSA Regarding Mechs & Co and Vendor Group Buys
« Reply #101 on: Fri, 08 September 2023, 00:04:22 »
It is super cool that Novelkeys is doing this for the community; this honestly seems like a ton of work to do for no repayment beyond good will in the hobby.

I know that Milkyway put the sets destined for Mechs & Co. for sale on their own website a while back, so I'm glad most folks will be able to get their GMK sets.

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Re: Update 2023-06-30: PSA Regarding Mechs & Co and Vendor Group Buys
« Reply #102 on: Fri, 08 September 2023, 21:47:03 »
Putting it here as well cause we were talking about it, project keyboard got a court order to dissolve and to end operations (thanks bachoo who was were I found this from)

 

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Re: Update 2023-06-30: PSA Regarding Mechs & Co and Vendor Group Buys
« Reply #103 on: Sun, 10 September 2023, 12:24:57 »
Was able to get Affirm to refund my order for GMK Regal. Despite my order being over their 60 day period, they were kind enough to look into my claim as a one time courtesy.

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Re: Update 2023-06-30: PSA Regarding Mechs & Co and Vendor Group Buys
« Reply #104 on: Thu, 02 November 2023, 17:33:23 »
Was already posted in the gmk nord thread but thought would post the reddit thread here.

Reddit thread saying that MK Ultra has shut down

pretty self explanatory, just want to add that apparently he had no money to refund people, so chargeback immediately as you likely won't be getting the items you ordered or your money back from him directly.
 

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Re: Update 2023-06-30: PSA Regarding Mechs & Co and Vendor Group Buys
« Reply #105 on: Thu, 02 November 2023, 18:12:34 »
Was already posted in the gmk nord thread but thought would post the reddit thread here.

Reddit thread saying that MK Ultra has shut down

pretty self explanatory, just want to add that apparently he had no money to refund people, so chargeback immediately as you likely won't be getting the items you ordered or your money back from him directly.

Just want to add that, while this MKUltra situation sucks, it was first announced in April.

The Reddit post linked above says that in MKUltra’s April 2023 Reddit update "the store owner (Erik) announced that the shop would be closing down as soon as possible, citing health reasons" and contains a link to that post - https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/12a1q1o/store_factory_price_on_mx_keycaps_mkultra_is/

The first Q&A point in Erik's April Reddit post:

"But why? This doesn't make any sense and isn't fair to people who paid full price.
Prior to making the decision to mark everything to factory price, I had contacted a number of vendors to see if they would buy out inventory or the entire operation. 100% of those vendors refused and most gave the impression they would rather eat popcorn and wait for fireworks. While this could be paranoia or trying to justify the decision, one of those vendors actually said as much and the others had similar vibes. At the end of the day I decided it should be the customers who benefit from the store closing, rather than benefit other vendors."


In addition to the April GMK Norde post mentioned above, this shutdown was brought up more recently in the GMK Swiss Addon Kit thread - https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=114029.msg3172413#msg3172413

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Re: Update 2023-06-30: PSA Regarding Mechs & Co and Vendor Group Buys
« Reply #106 on: Thu, 07 December 2023, 03:51:34 »
This service is really not good. You need to be informed in advance before anything happens.

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Re: Update 2023-06-30: PSA Regarding Mechs & Co and Vendor Group Buys
« Reply #107 on: Sat, 09 December 2023, 17:23:00 »
I wanted to thank Novelkeys for the amazing job that they have done. for me this hobby is dead and i would have been completely out if it wasnt for novelkeys. I just got all of my MW heresy order including the artisan and i had 100% given up on it. thank you novelkeys and you got a customer for life.
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