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Offline ohm-ish

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How does group buys work?
« on: Wed, 09 March 2011, 17:31:47 »
Group buy questions!
Where are the group buys being.. bought?
Is there a site where you can browse the various keycaps?
Is a vote the same as an order?

Offline Ekaros

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How does group buys work?
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 09 March 2011, 17:36:59 »
It should be clear on 7bits thread.

Generaly group buys start by gauging intrest and then one person collects money, orders stuff and disributes.

In case of 7bit, votes are orders if you send it to vote-bot...
So I should add something useless here yes? Ok, ok...
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Offline ohm-ish

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How does group buys work?
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 09 March 2011, 17:40:48 »
ok thanx
but is there some site to see the keys?

Offline manfaux

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« Reply #3 on: Wed, 09 March 2011, 17:44:51 »
Quote from: ohm-ish;308749
ok thanx
but is there some site to see the keys?


Signature Plastics makes the keys:

http://www.keycapsdirect.com/

and I don't think they have a catalog or anything..we basically have to find out what the keys are like based on previous orders.

Offline Twitchy

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How does group buys work?
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 09 March 2011, 18:11:49 »
Quote from: ohm-ish;308743
Group buy questions!
Where are the group buys being.. bought?

Signature Plastics.

Quote from: ohm-ish;308743
Is there a site where you can browse the various keycaps?

Not as such. They're a manufacturer who are making the keys to order for us. They do stock some blank individual keys (as seen in this post by 7bit) and they have a novelty key site. The group buy is about the only way to get complete sets though.

Quote from: ohm-ish;308743
Is a vote the same as an order?

Pretty much.
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How does group buys work?
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 09 March 2011, 18:18:49 »
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Offline Lenny_Nero

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How does group buys work?
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 21 March 2011, 07:49:04 »
Or you could search on here for the other group buy threads/boards and look at them.
I have posted pics of my Ducky with the group 1 keys (it still has the group 1 set for the number keys) as well as many other people.
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How does group buys work?
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 21 March 2011, 08:34:25 »
The key cap group buys typically are purchased from Signature Plastics.  But group buys can be pretty much anything.  If you have a source for something that you think others would like (and there is a benefit to ordering in bulk), feel free to organize one!