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[GB] Gateron Switch (CLOSED)
« on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 08:41:30 »
For problems or questions regarding invoices, please PM Shadovved

This is a GB for Gateron Switches, those magical MX-compatible switches you've been hearing all about. Pricing will start at $0.24/switch, and will go down depending on the pricing tiers we can hit. If we can hit 20k (a large order, I know) price will drop to $0.16/switch. I'd like to ask just to make things a little easier that everyone order in 10s. Orders will close March 12th at 11:59 PM EST. Invoices will be going out periodically, and you will have til the 16th to pay it.  Orders should be shipped out by April 1/2. We are ordering from Gateron directly, and Shadovved will be sorting and shipping them. There will be a $3.5 handling fee.

Shipping Guidelines (we'll be using Singapore Post standard regular mail w/ added tracking)
0-100: $8
101-200: $16
201-300: $24

If you want to learn a little more about the switches, here are some reviews:

Teardown and Review
Review
Build log using Gateron Clears
Review
Review w/Blacks


Final Numbers:
Clears: 32,100
Blues: 26,000
Blacks: 34,400
Browns: 22,700

And make sure to check out the sister Gateron buy for clear switch tops: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=68356.0
« Last Edit: Wed, 21 October 2015, 22:08:41 by hwood34 »
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 09:38:55 »
ordered about 1300 to get you started
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 09:39:52 »
ordered about 1300 to get you started
awesome, thanks man ;D
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 09:42:54 »
Ugh.... I would totally join had I not just bought them at .50 a piece from Zeal. ='(

Thanks for running this GB by the way!
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 09:43:26 »
Ordered !

Thank you.

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 09:45:36 »
Ordered 200 total.  :thumb:
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 09:48:05 »
So I somehow forgot to include a space for address and paypal. So if you've already ordered, just pm me please.
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 09:48:14 »
Any more details? ETA after order deadline is?

Are these coming from manufacturer or vendor?

And to clarify they are shipping to individuals from Singapore directly so you wont be sorting and re-shipping?

Are you basically collecting orders and money then forwarding to a reseller??

My money needs more details.

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 09:55:59 »
Any more details? ETA after order deadline is?

Are these coming from manufacturer or vendor?

And to clarify they are shipping to individuals from Singapore directly so you wont be sorting and re-shipping?

Are you basically collecting orders and money then forwarding to a reseller??

My money needs more details.
sorry, updated the OP
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 10:05:14 »
Who is the user from Singapore that's handling the shipping?

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 10:06:14 »
OP updated again, Shadovved with be handling sorting and shipping.
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 10:25:52 »
I will be in very soon, thank you for putting the GB together.

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 10:27:14 »
If we can hit the 20K tier that would be awesome.

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 10:28:53 »
Count me in for 250! Thanks for working really hard to make this GB happen Hwood. I know MD ****ed you over a bit, but we all know who will end up running the better GB.  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 10:31:40 »
Count me in for 250! Thanks for working really hard to make this GB happen Hwood. I know MD ****ed you over a bit, but we all know who will end up running the better GB.  :thumb:


At MD you are forced to order in hundreds, the shipping is a steal and you should wait for the product to circumvent the world before it reaches you. And the price is higher, because they keep the benefit of getting lower prices due to higher volumes.

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 10:32:42 »
Count me in for 250! Thanks for working really hard to make this GB happen Hwood. I know MD ****ed you over a bit, but we all know who will end up running the better GB.  :thumb:


At MD you are forced to order in hundreds, the shipping is a steal and you should wait for the product to circumvent the world before it reaches you. And the price is higher, because they keep the benefit of getting lower prices due to higher volumes.

Yeah f*** massdrop
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 10:35:48 »
I'm in for 120. It's much cheaper than the massdrop.

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 10:43:42 »
Form sent..
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 10:50:33 »
thanks for running this man! got in for 120 in zeal's sale, but ordered 500 more here  :-*

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 10:51:01 »
Signed up for 300 :)
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 11:05:19 »
Shoutouts to based shadovved for handling this! And I guess hwood is cool

Edit: Placed an order for 200. This is just so that I remember later. XD
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 11:06:26 »
If we can hit the 20K tier that would be awesome.

I'll probably add more to my order if we get close.
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 11:06:39 »
Shoutouts to based shadovved for handling this! And I guess hwood is cool
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 11:11:58 »
If we can hit the 20K tier that would be awesome.

I'll probably add more to my order if we get close.

That's the spirit.
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 11:13:55 »
how are we with numbers? If you get more than 20k will the price go down even more?

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 11:15:05 »
I'll go through this rather than going through MD.

Thanks for setting this up. The keyboard switches I'm planning on building this year are:

68g ergo-Clears

lubed vintage Blacks

White lightning

lubed stock-Clears

However, this drop has made me really want to build a Gateron build this year.

The real funny part is a lot of people claim that Cherry MX switches are the end-all-be-all switch, when stock Cherry's don't even feel all that good.
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 11:17:43 »
form filled
i support you hwood :thumb:

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« Reply #27 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 11:28:18 »
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 11:30:57 »
Hard to go with anyone else besides you since you did so much research on it.  I'm pretty new to the whole switches game, MX has PCB and plate mounted categories when you try to order switches, does that matter for Gateron?
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« Reply #29 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 11:37:12 »
Hard to go with anyone else besides you since you did so much research on it.  I'm pretty new to the whole switches game, MX has PCB and plate mounted categories when you try to order switches, does that matter for Gateron?


Gaterons are PCB mount only, but they can be made into plate mount by clipping them!

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 11:42:48 »
The massdrop "deal" makes me chuckle. I'm not sure why I'm still subscribed to their emails.

Can't decide on which switch to order!


-in for 100 blacks atm.

-resubmitted my form with correct info
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 11:59:39 »
Would anyone happen to know if a Cherry Clear stem will fit in the Gateron Switch housings?  I love me some ergo-clears

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 12:02:18 »
is the reduced price point at 20k per switch or total amount of orders?

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« Reply #33 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 12:04:42 »
Would anyone happen to know if a Cherry Clear stem will fit in the Gateron Switch housings?  I love me some ergo-clears

Yes.

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 12:08:29 »
Would anyone happen to know if a Cherry Clear stem will fit in the Gateron Switch housings?  I love me some ergo-clears
Yep, every gateron part is compatible with any cherry part

is the reduced price point at 20k per switch or total amount of orders?
20k for each switch
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 12:10:51 »
Love it. Thank you so much.  Planning for the future... I just filled out the form for 120 switches, if impulse gets the best of me, should I fill out another form to add more, or should I be doing something else?
Would anyone happen to know if a Cherry Clear stem will fit in the Gateron Switch housings?  I love me some ergo-clears
Yep, every gateron part is compatible with any cherry part

is the reduced price point at 20k per switch or total amount of orders?
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 12:17:35 »
Gaterons are PCB mount only, but they can be made into plate mount by clipping them!

What do you mean by clipping?

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 12:21:42 »
I might get in on this if I can find a pcb and caps I can fit in my budget, since I don't want to just have switches laying around.
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 12:26:50 »
Will definitely be placing an order for 100 Blacks, and possibly a smaller number of whatever seems worth trying. Thanks for running this GB, the prices (for the switches and shipping) are amazing.

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 12:28:56 »
Gaterons are PCB mount only, but they can be made into plate mount by clipping them!

What do you mean by clipping?

If you plate mount and the PCB doesn't have holes for the legs on the bottom of the switch housing you simply clip those two plastic legs off with a pair of cutters.

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 12:31:59 »
Gaterons are PCB mount only, but they can be made into plate mount by clipping them!

What do you mean by clipping?

If you plate mount and the PCB doesn't have holes for the legs on the bottom of the switch housing you simply clip those two plastic legs off with a pair of cutters.

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 12:32:44 »
Gaterons are PCB mount only, but they can be made into plate mount by clipping them!

What do you mean by clipping?

You can clip the legs off to make them fit plate mount

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 12:34:58 »
Gaterons are PCB mount only, but they can be made into plate mount by clipping them!

What do you mean by clipping?





See those extra legs on the PCB mount switch? Clip those off and then bam! You have a plate mount switch.

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 12:53:55 »
Put my order in might add more later, but dang the thread has LOADS of people viewing hopefully we get that 20k on the clears which I think is what most will buy :)
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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 13:01:07 »
Put my order in might add more later, but dang the thread has LOADS of people viewing hopefully we get that 20k on the clears which I think is what most will buy :)

I'm interested to see how much space 20,000 switches take up. Hopefully, we see some pics.

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 13:05:50 »
in for 120 of the browns

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 13:08:13 »
Oooohhhh thanks for the pictures everybody! If we get to the lower price point I'll probably put in another order for 120.

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 13:08:43 »
Ordered 400.

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 13:12:25 »
Cross posted from /r/mechanicalkeyboards

Pardon my ignorance as I've never participated in a GB before, primarily because of the bad things I've heard, but you're doing the community a SOLID one and I'd like to contribute (by participating)...I was just wondering the following...

1. Have you ever done a GB before?
2. Are .24 and .16 the only price points? or are there prices in the middle?
3. Is the ship date to the GB participants? or from the factory to Shadovved?
4. When is payment taken/when will my card be charged?

Thanks in advance...

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Re: [GB] Gateron Switches
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 18 February 2015, 13:12:53 »
Ok I'll order later today.
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