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Offline suprsmo

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #50 on: Wed, 30 January 2013, 18:19:26 »
I just want to get my hands on a QFR with blacks in Aus.

Not sure why soo blardy hard :(

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Offline kmiller8

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #51 on: Wed, 30 January 2013, 19:33:01 »
Man, if CM were to release a replacement case right now, the would sell out in minutes for everyone clamoring for Phantom cases. Let's hope they don't miss this huge opportunity.

Offline metafour

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #52 on: Wed, 30 January 2013, 19:39:33 »
Man, if CM were to release a replacement case right now, the would sell out in minutes for everyone clamoring for Phantom cases. Let's hope they don't miss this huge opportunity.

Carter said the cases are in stock and they were going to be posted last week Monday or Tuesday. However, we're only looking at replacement TOP cases. It's not the whole case. He did say if these sell well he will try to go up the chain to get some more products like this in place. Not sure if that includes full cases though.

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #53 on: Wed, 30 January 2013, 19:57:57 »
Carter said the cases are in stock and they were going to be posted last week Monday or Tuesday. However, we're only looking at replacement TOP cases. It's not the whole case. He did say if these sell well he will try to go up the chain to get some more products like this in place. Not sure if that includes full cases though.

I see, still, if they did do full cases. hotcakes. HOTCAKES!!!

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #54 on: Wed, 30 January 2013, 20:50:47 »
I just want to get my hands on a QFR with blacks in Aus.

Not sure why soo blardy hard :(

Carterrrrrrrrrrrrrr can you help a brother out?

http://www.nexus.com.au/keyboards-mouse/keyboard/cm-storm/coolermaster-cm-storm-quickfire-rapid-cherry-black-keyboard.html

$99 though :(
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Offline suprsmo

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #55 on: Wed, 30 January 2013, 22:46:10 »
Yeah bud, I did a static ice search too and found them jjust before too.. Hence me coming in and asking Carter's help. As he was able to do a much better deal for me.. just hoping he can still work some magic!
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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #56 on: Thu, 31 January 2013, 01:20:34 »
Mine was $82 from CPL, but they don't sell them any more.  CentreCom doesn't either.
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Offline suprsmo

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #57 on: Thu, 31 January 2013, 19:22:55 »
Thought i'd Pm'd carter.

alas, I have now.
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Offline Chalky White

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #58 on: Fri, 01 February 2013, 12:47:21 »
any update on the cases? I hope CES didn't kill Carter....

Offline shadewolf

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #59 on: Thu, 07 February 2013, 14:01:51 »
I wonder if Rajiv has any ETA on these going up for sale? :D

Offline vun

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #60 on: Thu, 07 February 2013, 14:54:32 »
I wonder if Rajiv has any ETA on these going up for sale? :D
And availability. I'd love to get one, but I fear it'll be difficult since Carter, and Rajiv as well I assume, has little say in what CM Europe does.

Offline theultrazord

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #61 on: Tue, 12 February 2013, 17:10:02 »
Just letting you guys know that they are available now. http://www.cmstore-usa.com/quickfire-rapid-replacement-top-panel/

Offline Amarok

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #62 on: Tue, 12 February 2013, 18:23:44 »
Ordered a black one. Thanks Carter!
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Offline oluf

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #63 on: Tue, 12 February 2013, 18:50:58 »
Just letting you guys know that they are available now. http://www.cmstore-usa.com/quickfire-rapid-replacement-top-panel/

Thanks for the heads up! I grabbed one of each. =)

Offline Mackem

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #64 on: Thu, 14 February 2013, 16:40:15 »
When will Europe get these?

Offline theultrazord

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #65 on: Thu, 14 February 2013, 23:51:41 »
When will Europe get these?
I think they said that it was either not any time soon or not at all but you can arrange with the CM-usa store to ship to europe if you cover the fee.

Offline Chalky White

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #66 on: Fri, 15 February 2013, 23:53:45 »
Great to see these finally become available, but shipping seems to be a little high though. You guys need to work out better pricing with your shipping partners ; )

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #67 on: Thu, 21 February 2013, 15:31:04 »
Great to see these finally become available, but shipping seems to be a little high though. You guys need to work out better pricing with your shipping partners ; )

Yeah :/ we're at the mercy of shipping companies.
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Offline suprsmo

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #68 on: Thu, 21 February 2013, 17:07:33 »
Hi Rajiv,

Having had no luck sourcing a Quick Fire Rapid (w Blacks) locally, and having not heard back from Carter, are you able at all to get your hands on one and ship it to Australia for me?

Carter sent me my unbranded reds for a very ok price.

And really really want to get my hands on some blacks in the CM QFR
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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #69 on: Thu, 21 February 2013, 17:47:42 »
Hi Rajiv,

Having had no luck sourcing a Quick Fire Rapid (w Blacks) locally, and having not heard back from Carter, are you able at all to get your hands on one and ship it to Australia for me?

Carter sent me my unbranded reds for a very ok price.

And really really want to get my hands on some blacks in the CM QFR

No QFR Blacks atm... :(  I'll ask other regions and see who has it, but I've had difficulties locating certain SKUs before.
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Offline realex

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #70 on: Fri, 22 February 2013, 06:22:28 »
please make the top case available in europe, after seeing how destroyed some previous shipments from overseas reached me i am kinda hesitant to order a plastic frame.

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #71 on: Fri, 22 February 2013, 11:16:43 »
support@coolermaster.eu

Shoot them an e-mail, mention Geekhack in the subject and drop my name in your text about the cover cases.
Also, make sure to link them the CM Store link posted above as well.
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Offline realex

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #72 on: Fri, 22 February 2013, 11:34:52 »
thanks for the fast reply, i just contacted eu support as you proposed. let's hope this will happen, i would totally owe you a (lot of) beer!

Offline suprsmo

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #73 on: Mon, 25 February 2013, 17:03:59 »
Hi Rajiv,

Having had no luck sourcing a Quick Fire Rapid (w Blacks) locally, and having not heard back from Carter, are you able at all to get your hands on one and ship it to Australia for me?

Carter sent me my unbranded reds for a very ok price.

And really really want to get my hands on some blacks in the CM QFR

No QFR Blacks atm... :(  I'll ask other regions and see who has it, but I've had difficulties locating certain SKUs before.

Bugger.

Thanks for the reply Rajiv.

I think I might have been able to spot one left here in Aus. Going to try and grab that!
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Offline suprsmo

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #74 on: Mon, 25 February 2013, 21:11:01 »
Just ordered seemingly one of the last QFR Blacks in Aus.

nexus.com.au should have it in my hands by Thursday.

$112 only 12 more than getting it direct from Carter.. Oh well..

Here's hoping it's unbranded.. else I might have to get a US folk to proxy me one of the blank greys or if Rajiv can sort that..

:D
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Offline suprsmo

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #75 on: Tue, 26 February 2013, 22:31:32 »
Just ordered seemingly one of the last QFR Blacks in Aus.

nexus.com.au should have it in my hands by Thursday.

$112 only 12 more than getting it direct from Carter.. Oh well..

Here's hoping it's unbranded.. else I might have to get a US folk to proxy me one of the blank greys or if Rajiv can sort that..

:D

Bam!

Ordered it yesterday after double checking it was the correct model.. delivered from Melb, to Sydney by 11am next day..

Rad

Blacks rock.

Dont get the hate!
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Offline suprsmo

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #76 on: Tue, 26 February 2013, 22:32:25 »
ps, may or may not want someone to proxy me a grey top cover (unbranded, as mine is branded) [not the end of the world but yeah..

if anyone is keen..

unless they ship to aus from coolermaster us site.
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Offline suprsmo

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #77 on: Mon, 04 March 2013, 22:21:24 »
Just ordered seemingly one of the last QFR Blacks in Aus.

nexus.com.au should have it in my hands by Thursday.

$112 only 12 more than getting it direct from Carter.. Oh well..

Here's hoping it's unbranded.. else I might have to get a US folk to proxy me one of the blank greys or if Rajiv can sort that..

:D

Bam!

Ordered it yesterday after double checking it was the correct model.. delivered from Melb, to Sydney by 11am next day..

Rad

Blacks rock.

Dont get the hate!

Got it.. love it.

Cable died on the weekend??

what??

Rajiv anychance you can help a brother out???
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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #78 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 11:47:33 »
Hey man sorry for delayed response..

Push the cable all the way in? Sometimes we have customers think it's dead but its just loose. Worst case, you can pick up a mini-USB at your local shop for cheap.  For me to get anything to AUS would cost triple that >< and I don't have any CM contacts in AUS yet...still trying to track down all the different branches.
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Offline suprsmo

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Re: Brandless replacement cases
« Reply #79 on: Thu, 07 March 2013, 18:45:47 »
All good mate.

Nah its' definitely the cable.. tried it on my other QFR. different PC, different USB ports.

It just died. Whack.

I emailed the guys I bought it from www.nexus.com.au and they shipped me a replacement cable straightaway!

And it works ! :D
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