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« on: Tue, 08 March 2011, 11:05:18 »
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Price change: $103 to CONUS, $110 to Alaska/Hawaii/Canada, and prices for other countries TBD

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Hello all,

I've been in contact with my guy in Hong Kong and he's working on sourcing the Noppoo for as cheap as possible, as well as finding cheap shipping options. We think we've got a good idea of what's going on with shipping and he's trying to work on the manufacturer for lower prices.

What I'm interested is in a Choc Mini group buy. I will try to organize it but bear with me as I have never done this before. So far it looks like I can get the Choc Mini shipped to CONUS for $100, but I will have to find out prices for other countries (if there is any interest for it).

The person who will be sourcing these from the manufacturer is the same person who sells them on eBay, so if you need any references just look there. He's legit. And I can promise you I'm legit also...my reputation here is nil but you're welcome to my eBay rep on request.

Anyway, this thread is just go gauge interest. I'm expecting around 15-20 Choc Minis, but I'd prefer an exact amount so I can let my guy know what we're looking at. Also, there's a good chance we will need to wait for them to be produced, as Noppoo is barely keeping up with demand.

Just comment below and let me know what and how much you'd be interested in from the normal options (Blue, Brown, Black). Thanks!

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Current standings:

Pineapples - (Brown x1)
Calavera - (Brown x1)
Parallaxis - (Brown x1)
spdx - (Brown x1, Black x1)
morphine - (Brown x1)
Muftobration - (Blue x1)
n12 - (Blue x1)
drgnfang - (Blue x1)
Slotermeyer - (Blue x1) [Canada]
CeeSa - (Blue x1) [Germany]
vhaarr - (Brown x1) [Norway]
jat4 - (Brown x1) [Finland]
Moneyless - undecided

6 + 5 + 1 + 2
[Brown x7, Blue x5, Black x1, Undecided x2]
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Offline calavera

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« Reply #1 on: Tue, 08 March 2011, 11:13:57 »
If you can guarantee 105 shipped or lower to the states I'd be interested in one. Haven't made up my mind yet as of the switch though. (conflict with the poker I want to order :P)

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« Reply #2 on: Tue, 08 March 2011, 11:21:05 »
I can personally guarantee it. I'm leaving some wiggle room ($3) in the final price as quoted to me + my estimated shipping.

Shipping will be whatever is cheapest in the interest of keeping this as cheap as possible. I'll update with price changes whenever I find out. If we can get a large enough order I'm sure the manufacturer will be willing to drop the price a bit.
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Offline ogreofdakka

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« Reply #3 on: Tue, 08 March 2011, 23:18:51 »
i m interested in 1 with brown switches
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« Reply #4 on: Tue, 08 March 2011, 23:56:57 »
I might be interested in one if enough other people get interested to keep the price low. :biggrin:

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« Reply #5 on: Wed, 09 March 2011, 07:52:08 »
I'd be interested in one with brown switches.

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« Reply #6 on: Thu, 10 March 2011, 11:24:14 »
I'm surprised there's only three people interested in this groupbuy? These get snatched up pretty quickly in the classifieds, I don't see why nobody would want new ones for cheaper.

May be you should change the title with said price for more attention :P

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« Reply #7 on: Thu, 10 March 2011, 11:36:27 »
I'm in for 1 keyboard w/ blue switches. I live in Canada. Thanks for the offer .XL.

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« Reply #8 on: Thu, 10 March 2011, 12:59:12 »
Put me down for 1 KB w/ blue switches.

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« Reply #9 on: Thu, 10 March 2011, 17:29:34 »
So that's 6 people in so far (5 definites). If I get enough, I'll post the buy thread on March 31st (I'd say April 1st, but then you'd all think I was joking! I'm not, BTW).
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« Reply #10 on: Thu, 10 March 2011, 17:54:22 »
Nice one!
I'm could be very interested. with brown switches
But I'm in Denmark so I need to know the total first ;)

I could not find it but do you think ISO keys could be possible?
Is this the improved version, with stronger/brighter key-printing? EDIT: let's find the improved version (unless people rather have the dark key version)
« Last Edit: Thu, 10 March 2011, 17:58:14 by ohm-ish »

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« Reply #11 on: Thu, 10 March 2011, 18:00:27 »
I'll ask my friend to source the new version with the white keys, if everyone is up for that.

Seeing as you're in Denmark it might end up being somewhere near $130 to ship to you. As long as you're okay with that, I'm okay with shipping it to you.

ISO keys will not be possible. He can buy only the standard layout.
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« Reply #12 on: Thu, 10 March 2011, 18:03:11 »
Quote from: .XL;309475
Seeing as you're in Denmark it might end up being somewhere near $130 to ship to you. As long as you're okay with that, I'm okay with shipping it to you.

I'm okay with that
send it as a low-value thing? ;)
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« Reply #13 on: Thu, 10 March 2011, 18:22:27 »
I'd be very interested.

Cherry MX Blue.

Offline Parallaxis

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« Reply #14 on: Thu, 10 March 2011, 18:43:14 »
I'd be interested in one with brown switches

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« Reply #15 on: Thu, 10 March 2011, 19:27:47 »
white keys are fine with me
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« Reply #16 on: Fri, 11 March 2011, 19:46:27 »
Sorry for the late responses! I was in New York picking up an old friend of mine I know from the Greek army. I'll update the thread tomorrow.

My brother is in for a Choc Mini, too!
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« Reply #17 on: Fri, 11 March 2011, 20:02:16 »
Please remove me from the list.  I'm going with iMav's KBC Poker order.  Sorry.
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« Reply #18 on: Fri, 11 March 2011, 23:54:32 »
I've made up my mind. Browns for me please. :)

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« Reply #19 on: Sat, 12 March 2011, 13:02:19 »
I'm out, sorry..
I'll regret not having the danish/swedish ISO layout

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« Reply #20 on: Sat, 12 March 2011, 16:19:01 »
i would be in for
1x mx blue
shipped to germany for not more than 140$.
thanks
« Last Edit: Sat, 19 March 2011, 18:06:43 by CeeSA »

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« Reply #21 on: Sun, 13 March 2011, 12:32:06 »
Price has been lowered to $100 for CONUS, $105 to Alaska/Hawaii/Canada, and other countries TBD.
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« Reply #22 on: Sun, 13 March 2011, 16:01:05 »
Quote from: .XL;311020
Price has been lowered to $100 for CONUS, $105 to Alaska/Hawaii/Canada, and other countries TBD.


Oooooooooh $105 eh... That's a great price. Just $15 more than what I just paid for this BlackWidow non-ultimate (taxes ffuuuuu) to try out Cherry blues...

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« Reply #23 on: Mon, 14 March 2011, 10:30:17 »
Um, how about Australia?

Would like brown switches :D

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« Reply #24 on: Mon, 14 March 2011, 19:57:13 »
For Australia it would just be easier to send it to you from China...
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« Reply #25 on: Mon, 14 March 2011, 21:53:20 »
Well if that is agreeable to your contact in Hong Kong I would definitely be down for an improved version of this board with brown switches.
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« Reply #26 on: Mon, 14 March 2011, 23:21:22 »
1x Browns  :)
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« Reply #27 on: Mon, 14 March 2011, 23:32:12 »
Quote from: krisbo;311870
Well if that is agreeable to your contact in Hong Kong I would definitely be down for an improved version of this board with brown switches.


That is *IF* the improved version exists and isn't just a pre-production version.

I'll ask him for ya, and I'll make sure to clear up what's up with the legends
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« Reply #28 on: Tue, 15 March 2011, 00:58:18 »
brown x 1. thanks

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« Reply #29 on: Tue, 15 March 2011, 00:59:39 »
Might end up seriously being interested depending on what my credit card statement looks like online once it updates. :tongue: :frown: $105 is a good price.

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« Reply #30 on: Tue, 15 March 2011, 01:58:36 »
Whats this white key talk about? I thought these come in black only? Anyone have pics?

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« Reply #31 on: Tue, 15 March 2011, 07:58:06 »
Quote from: calavera;311950
Whats this white key talk about? I thought these come in black only? Anyone have pics?


I think they refer to this as "white".

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« Reply #32 on: Tue, 15 March 2011, 09:19:17 »
Let me know ahead of time if you're from outside the US. The prices might end up being higher for shipping, I just estimated the shipping myself.
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« Reply #33 on: Tue, 15 March 2011, 18:02:53 »
I'm in for a MX Brown one, and I live in Norway :)
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« Reply #34 on: Tue, 15 March 2011, 21:40:50 »
The prices for Canada/Alaska/Hawaii have changed. I just sent a package today to Canada and it cost me $17USD, so I will need to charge $110-$115 for those three places.
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« Reply #35 on: Tue, 15 March 2011, 22:59:19 »
What would be the ETA on these keyboards? Just trying to plan ahead for funds :)

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« Reply #36 on: Wed, 16 March 2011, 00:18:06 »
Quote from: .XL;312445
The prices for Canada/Alaska/Hawaii have changed. I just sent a package today to Canada and it cost me $17USD, so I will need to charge $110-$115 for those three places.


That's still pretty decent.

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« Reply #37 on: Wed, 16 March 2011, 01:31:04 »
Someone stated in another thread around here, that they are changing the Choc mini again in "early 2011" (not just the "whiter" keycaps I'm guessing either). Any info/thoughts?

Edit: Link to post: http://geekhack.org/showpost.php?p=310469&postcount=23

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« Reply #38 on: Wed, 16 March 2011, 02:34:41 »
I hope the new ones aren't all white lettering, I like the dark stealth lettering

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« Reply #39 on: Wed, 16 March 2011, 03:38:26 »
I got a response from an ebay seller saying that the white lettering is only on early models, and that they are not for sale.

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« Reply #40 on: Wed, 16 March 2011, 09:13:52 »
Quote from: calavera;312472
What would be the ETA on these keyboards? Just trying to plan ahead for funds :)


I was hoping to get ~14 people by the last day of march, but it seems like we might reach that goal earlier.

Quote from: krisbo;312551
I got a response from an ebay seller saying that the white lettering is only on early models, and that they are not for sale.


Is his ebay name 'aminglau'? That's my buddy in Hong Kong and who I'm sourcing the keyboards from. Any information from him you should consider truth.
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« Reply #41 on: Wed, 16 March 2011, 15:11:13 »
Yep, that's the guy.

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« Reply #42 on: Wed, 16 March 2011, 23:25:44 »
I would like to give myself a chance to try a mx black.
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« Reply #43 on: Thu, 17 March 2011, 15:29:33 »
Put me down for a brown!

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« Reply #44 on: Thu, 17 March 2011, 19:34:50 »
i want one but not too sure which switch. whens the latest date you need to know?

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« Reply #45 on: Fri, 18 March 2011, 02:26:10 »
So do these keyboards have a tenkeyless version of the US layout?  I'd be interested in getting one to Finland if that's the case.  With brown switches.

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« Reply #46 on: Fri, 18 March 2011, 12:46:45 »
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So do these keyboards have a tenkeyless version of the US layout?  I'd be interested in getting one to Finland if that's the case.  With brown switches.

Sort of. It's more compressed than that. It's about the size of the HHKB

@krazymunky - I'll close this thread at the end of March and start the group buy thread. From what it looks like we might be hitting 20-some people. I'm not sure if he can send 20 keyboard with one package so there might be 2 large packages heading my way. We'll see what that means for shipping when I start the group buy thread and get a real idea of how many keyboards are going out.

For all those that are wondering about the 'new' version of the Choc Mini coming out in early 2011, I believe the question has already been answered. The dark lettering is the current version, the white lettering is not for sale anymore. This groupbuy is therefore for the dark lettering only.
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« Reply #47 on: Sat, 19 March 2011, 17:45:54 »
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Sort of. It's more compressed than that. It's about the size of the HHKB


Ok.  I've looked at the pictures (I guess I could've done this earlier :ohwell:) and the layout looks good.  Any idea on shipping costs to Finland?

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« Reply #48 on: Sat, 19 March 2011, 21:31:15 »
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Ok.  I've looked at the pictures (I guess I could've done this earlier :ohwell:) and the layout looks good.  Any idea on shipping costs to Finland?


It looks like it might be around 35-40 dollars US
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« Reply #49 on: Sun, 20 March 2011, 00:15:14 »
put me down for 1 brown shipped to the US