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Re: GMK Eclipse
« Reply #150 on: Wed, 13 December 2017, 07:20:06 »
Maybe massdrop could make this GB more successful?

Possibly, if they don't screw up the fulfillment.

Massdrop is terrible for europe, takes a long time and almost always gets caught in customs, making the set really expensive... Via Candykeys' store would be great, and there was a US proxy for the American/Canadian folks if I'm not mistaken.

The GB just ran at a bad time and with little promotion. Hope it runs again

Massdrop is fantastic (for europe).
1. takes a long time? What is it that takes a long time? Since when was a GMK set delayed from them?
2. Caught in customs, you mean paying VAT which you ought to do. If euro proxy, you will still pay VAT.
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Offline andysun

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Re: GMK Eclipse
« Reply #151 on: Thu, 14 December 2017, 04:18:25 »
Maybe massdrop could make this GB more successful?

Possibly, if they don't screw up the fulfillment.

Massdrop is terrible for europe, takes a long time and almost always gets caught in customs, making the set really expensive... Via Candykeys' store would be great, and there was a US proxy for the American/Canadian folks if I'm not mistaken.

The GB just ran at a bad time and with little promotion. Hope it runs again

Massdrop is fantastic (for europe).
1. takes a long time? What is it that takes a long time? Since when was a GMK set delayed from them?
2. Caught in customs, you mean paying VAT which you ought to do. If euro proxy, you will still pay VAT.

I'm not opposed to paying VAT. Customs just don't work the same in all EU countries. Shipping from massdrop takes usually 2-3 weeks to my country (usually relayed from germany), and if customs decide to inspect the package and require payment info besides the one included, the process is horrid and takes easily 3+ weeks. Also, they charge you for doing that inspection, besides the VAT you should pay (which is also fun, since I already pay taxes for customs to work...), and that makes the set more expensive than having a EU proxy with the VAT cost already accounted for. They also have 0 care when inspecting packages, so if a worker is having a bad day, you might just get a damaged one.

In Germany, IIRC customs took a few days to clear the package and charge for VAT, for instance. I think the UK had a pretty decent wait time too, but I haven't spoken to anyone from there in a while.

So I'm sorry if generalized for the whole of Europe, but for Portugal it is way worse to receive packages from overseas than from other European countries.

Why do you think Massdrop is fantastic for Europe comparing to EU proxies?

Offline Marutks

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Re: GMK Eclipse
« Reply #152 on: Thu, 14 December 2017, 06:15:56 »
It would have been better to get Eclipse keycaps from Massdrop   than no keycaps at all   :eek:

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Re: GMK Eclipse
« Reply #153 on: Sat, 08 September 2018, 16:20:36 »
@T0mb3ry: Any chance this set gets a new try?
Still like it so much.

Offline Marutks

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Re: GMK Eclipse
« Reply #154 on: Sat, 08 September 2018, 17:33:22 »
+1 this set looks awesome

Offline T0mb3ry

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Re: GMK Eclipse
« Reply #155 on: Sun, 09 September 2018, 02:57:20 »
@T0mb3ry: Any chance this set gets a new try?
Still like it so much.

I'll look if i can rerun this set in 2019.

Offline theseusanime

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Re: GMK Eclipse
« Reply #156 on: Sun, 09 September 2018, 03:01:59 »
Just make a deal with massdrop and sell the blue modifiers. White on black sets are being sold on massdrop for 99 usd, before discounts.

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Re: GMK Eclipse
« Reply #157 on: Sun, 09 September 2018, 10:02:16 »
Just make a deal with massdrop and sell the blue modifiers. White on black sets are being sold on massdrop for 99 usd, before discounts.

It's not that easy.
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