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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #850 on: Mon, 31 July 2017, 13:57:37 »
Did the factory ever send pics of the polycarbonate bottom (or whatever they were going to send pics of last week)?

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« Reply #851 on: Tue, 01 August 2017, 11:18:07 »
I'd also like to see pictures. I'm assuming we're gonna get a few more delays with the Exent here, which is okay, as long as there is transparency about it.
   

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« Reply #852 on: Tue, 01 August 2017, 13:37:02 »
updates on expected completion times would be nice seeing as how it's August

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« Reply #853 on: Tue, 01 August 2017, 18:35:59 »
updates on expected completion times would be nice seeing as how it's August

This is basically how I feel.  An updated expected ship date would be pretty nice.

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« Reply #854 on: Tue, 01 August 2017, 19:45:06 »
updates on expected completion times would be nice seeing as how it's August

This is basically how I feel.  An updated expected ship date would be pretty nice.

An update on the GMK set would be appreciated as well, since i haven't heard any news about that for a while.
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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #855 on: Tue, 01 August 2017, 20:08:15 »
updates on expected completion times would be nice seeing as how it's August

This is basically how I feel.  An updated expected ship date would be pretty nice.

An update on the GMK set would be appreciated as well, since i haven't heard any news about that for a while.

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« Reply #856 on: Tue, 01 August 2017, 20:46:02 »
Still need to change shipping address and no word from Juahenza.


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« Reply #857 on: Tue, 01 August 2017, 22:47:57 »
Still need to change shipping address and no word from Juahenza.

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« Reply #858 on: Tue, 01 August 2017, 23:04:44 »
Sorry bro, will reply you in a bit. Don't worry.

It's all good, no need to apologise, was more a humorous jab at the other nervous comments above, I'm in no rush at all. I can have it changed the very last day before it ships so long as it happens I really don't mind, just wanted to make sure I had the correct person to reach out to regarding the situation.

Looking forward to more production pictures and/or updates regarding the GMK set!

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« Reply #859 on: Wed, 02 August 2017, 00:47:36 »
I see the order form is still open, are these all sold/shipped yet?


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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #860 on: Wed, 02 August 2017, 02:40:22 »
I see the order form is still open, are these all sold/shipped yet?

There will be extras when the GB is over.

And no, not shipped yet.

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« Reply #861 on: Fri, 04 August 2017, 21:15:18 »
I also need to change the mailing/shipping address. Not in a rush but whenever it is possible I would like to

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« Reply #862 on: Sat, 05 August 2017, 09:05:04 »
Is it too late to change the switch option?

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« Reply #863 on: Sat, 05 August 2017, 17:04:39 »


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« Reply #864 on: Sat, 05 August 2017, 17:38:58 »
Is that legit? **** yes. ETA please.
   

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« Reply #865 on: Sat, 05 August 2017, 19:16:51 »
Is this real life?  Is the time finally nearing?

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« Reply #866 on: Mon, 07 August 2017, 11:39:57 »
Is that legit? **** yes. ETA please.

no eta
but its legit. it was on the instagram story.
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« Reply #867 on: Mon, 07 August 2017, 12:57:15 »
I know that in the FAQ it says GMK set won't be sold separately, does that mean none will be sold as extras too?

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« Reply #868 on: Mon, 07 August 2017, 14:17:05 »
Is that legit? **** yes. ETA please.

no eta
but its legit. it was on the instagram story.

Talk about cryptic. Can we get an update? It wasn't even posted by juahenza.
   

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« Reply #869 on: Tue, 08 August 2017, 05:52:22 »
Hmm
Yeah, I kind of feel like I want a bit of an update.
I don’t think that’s unreasonable.

What Instagram story?
What’s the deal with the prototype seen at some meetup?

I’m not being impatient, but this sort of thing is a leap of faith. Regular updates and details would be much appreciated.


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« Reply #870 on: Tue, 08 August 2017, 07:00:36 »
I'm also interested in an updated timeline. I'm not being impatient either, just curious since this was the original timeline..
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« Reply #871 on: Tue, 08 August 2017, 09:59:36 »
Juahenza come on. We're banking on you, I'm sure you are busy, I'm sure running this is extremely difficult, just throw us a few pictures, give us a rough timeline, and say everything is okay.
   

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« Reply #872 on: Tue, 08 August 2017, 17:18:54 »
Oh wow, just now realized it's been 23 weeks. Yeah, the lack of updates is a little troubling. Since there's so many big names on this project I'm not concerned, but lack of communication is always frustrating.

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« Reply #873 on: Tue, 08 August 2017, 23:57:15 »
i like it  :thumb:

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« Reply #874 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 03:09:45 »
i like it  :thumb:

Doesn't seem like this comment has anything to do with the current discussion...  :confused:
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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #875 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 04:31:53 »
Guys, I can confirm that everything is in progress. We will come up with an update in awhile. Apology for the lack of update.
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« Reply #876 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 05:37:03 »
How long is “a while”?
I’d like an update “soon” please.

We were owed some details back on June 20 when we blew past the upper end of the original production timeline.

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« Reply #877 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 05:46:20 »
Guys, I can confirm that everything is in progress. We will come up with an update in awhile. Apology for the lack of update.

Don't worry about empty updates, it's a waste of your time and ours. I feel like we only need to know if something goes wrong or if the project is going to be more than a month or two late. 'We're on track, nothing of note to report' is just wasted effort.

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« Reply #878 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 05:51:50 »
Yeah not to be rude, but how hard is it to stop in and post something like "hey guys, running slightly behind schedule but estimated ship date from factory is_____"

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« Reply #879 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 06:44:47 »
I've just posted the update here in the link below. I will spend some time before sleeping later to reply the PMs and to update the address change. If you don't receive any confirmation or reply from me after 2AM (GMT+8), do send me another one. Appreciate if you could CC yuktsi in the loop as well.

Once again, I would like to apology for the lack of communication here.

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« Reply #880 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 06:48:24 »
Awesome! Thanks for the update!

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« Reply #881 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 06:55:52 »
Guys, I can confirm that everything is in progress. We will come up with an update in awhile. Apology for the lack of update.

Don't worry about empty updates, it's a waste of your time and ours. I feel like we only need to know if something goes wrong or if the project is going to be more than a month or two late. 'We're on track, nothing of note to report' is just wasted effort.

I would agree if we were still in the original shipping window.  We're way outside it now.  When you're late, an empty (but reassuring) update is better than silence.  This is week ~22 of a "12-16 weeks" project.  A weekly check-in wouldn't be inappropriate or unreasonable at this stage.

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« Reply #882 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 06:58:13 »
December???

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« Reply #883 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 07:00:34 »
Wow, was not expecting such a massive delay, that's quite the under estimate on the time to complete. How did you get so behind?

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« Reply #884 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 07:01:41 »
Thanks for the update. Don't mind the delay. Rather it be late, than it be crappy.

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« Reply #885 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 07:04:33 »
Wow, was not expecting such a massive delay, that's quite the under estimate on the time to complete. How did you get so behind?

Right? The original estimate was 12-16 weeks and now we're saying we're still 16 weeks out.

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« Reply #886 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 07:33:46 »
Seems keyboard won't been shipped until October  :blank:

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« Reply #887 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 07:40:50 »
You'll waste your life away if you do nothing but wait for the next thing. Enjoy what you have and be surprised when the future arrives. I rather receive a quality product the first-time, then a rushed product I'm unhappy with. Keep up the good work! I appreciate the updates.

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« Reply #888 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 08:53:21 »
Seems keyboard won't been shipped until October  :blank:

It wouldn't be a keyboard group buy if it wasn't delayed.   :))    :-[

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« Reply #889 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 10:57:27 »
You'll waste your life away if you do nothing but wait for the next thing. Enjoy what you have and be surprised when the future arrives. I rather receive a quality product the first-time, then a rushed product I'm unhappy with. Keep up the good work! I appreciate the updates.

How do we know this? Where is juahenza?
   

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« Reply #890 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 11:00:37 »
You'll waste your life away if you do nothing but wait for the next thing. Enjoy what you have and be surprised when the future arrives. I rather receive a quality product the first-time, then a rushed product I'm unhappy with. Keep up the good work! I appreciate the updates.

How do we know this? Where is juahenza?
Second post in the thread was updated.

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« Reply #891 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 11:05:48 »
You'll waste your life away if you do nothing but wait for the next thing. Enjoy what you have and be surprised when the future arrives. I rather receive a quality product the first-time, then a rushed product I'm unhappy with. Keep up the good work! I appreciate the updates.

How do we know this? Where is juahenza?
Second post in the thread was updated.

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Ah okay I see. Annoying but I never legitimately expected to see this keyboard by June. Or even August. Was hoping for mid september though.
   

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« Reply #892 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 11:38:42 »
well technically this is suppose to be expected since the set comes with a gmk set, gmk set generally make you wait for quite a while. so yeah...

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« Reply #893 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 12:00:46 »
well technically this is suppose to be expected since the set comes with a gmk set, gmk set generally make you wait for quite a while. so yeah...

I didn't get the GMK set - wasn't interested. I though the hierarchy was something to the effect of

First Shipment: No GMK, Polycarb
Second: (?) GMK, Polycarb
Third: (?) No GMK, Aluminum base
Fourth: (?) GMK, Aluminum base

I could believe third and fourth are in the wrong order. Or on identical schedules.

I didn't order mine to get it quicker, I just ordered what I wanted. It was an added perk that my selections mean receiving it faster. That may still be the case but I'm not excited to wait till October.
   

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« Reply #894 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 15:26:53 »
well technically this is suppose to be expected since the set comes with a gmk set, gmk set generally make you wait for quite a while. so yeah...

I didn't get the GMK set - wasn't interested. I though the hierarchy was something to the effect of

First Shipment: No GMK, Polycarb
Second: (?) GMK, Polycarb
Third: (?) No GMK, Aluminum base
Fourth: (?) GMK, Aluminum base

I could believe third and fourth are in the wrong order. Or on identical schedules.

I didn't order mine to get it quicker, I just ordered what I wanted. It was an added perk that my selections mean receiving it faster. That may still be the case but I'm not excited to wait till October.

There is no shipping hierarchy, and the polycarbs are being completed second per a previous post

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« Reply #895 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 16:03:12 »
well technically this is suppose to be expected since the set comes with a gmk set, gmk set generally make you wait for quite a while. so yeah...

I didn't get the GMK set - wasn't interested. I though the hierarchy was something to the effect of

First Shipment: No GMK, Polycarb
Second: (?) GMK, Polycarb
Third: (?) No GMK, Aluminum base
Fourth: (?) GMK, Aluminum base

I could believe third and fourth are in the wrong order. Or on identical schedules.

I didn't order mine to get it quicker, I just ordered what I wanted. It was an added perk that my selections mean receiving it faster. That may still be the case but I'm not excited to wait till October.

There is no shipping hierarchy, and the polycarbs are being completed second per a previous post

Well I was under the impression that there was a hierarchy, at one point. This appears to have changed. Regardless, I'm not thrilled by October. Such is life, though.
   

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« Reply #896 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 16:55:24 »
Well I was under the impression that there was a hierarchy, at one point. This appears to have changed. Regardless, I'm not thrilled by October. Such is life, though.

Nope, there never was a hierarchy. Nothing changed. Regardless I'm sorry that was what you thought and it really would suck to find out that's not the case. October isn't so far off, I think once we have them it will be worth the wait.

And it's not going to be the last Keyboard project that is going to have delays and ship late, I suspect these delays aren't the worst we will see on future projects by other creators, and definitely not the longest delay we have seen before as a community by far.
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« Reply #897 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 17:06:10 »
Personally I've got no problem with the delay, delays are to be expected. The only thing that is a little annoying is that we are only finding out now. I feel like we should have been notified as soon as it looked like they weren't going to meet the timetable originally laid out and then updated again once they had the new timetable they've got now. That being said though I've got no problem waiting and am excited for the final product. Thanks Exent team for all the work you are putting in.

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« Reply #898 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 17:18:29 »
Like many people, the delay doesn't bother me too badly. It sucks, but I would definitely like a great product over a rushed and subpar one.

Personally I've got no problem with the delay, delays are to be expected. The only thing that is a little annoying is that we are only finding out now.

This is my biggest point as well. Communication in group buys is very important, especially when things aren't going as previously laid out. Sadly I've seen so many people and companies lack at this.

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« Reply #899 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 17:31:27 »
Nope, there never was a hierarchy. Nothing changed. Regardless I'm sorry that was what you thought and it really would suck to find out that's not the case. October isn't so far off, I think once we have them it will be worth the wait.

And it's not going to be the last Keyboard project that is going to have delays and ship late, I suspect these delays aren't the worst we will see on future projects by other creators, and definitely not the longest delay we have seen before as a community by far.

You're disagreeing with what the GB runner posted:

Later. There isn't many who ordered the aluminum bottom. So the manufacturer will run it after the polycarbonate bottom.

If you're going to tell someone they're wrong, you have to be right or you look foolish.

On topic, I don't mind delays (and we've had multiple in this buy already let's don't kid ourselves) but going delay, delay, delay then "oops, we're still 2-4 months away from fulfillment" when we're already 2 months overdue is frustrating and unprofessional.