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Re: [GB] Maxkey SA Calm Depths (FIRST 87 INVOICES SENT)
« Reply #200 on: Sun, 01 October 2017, 19:38:15 »
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I appreciate this, makes it easier to hide from my wife!

You're not quite in the clear yet haha.

So, I've sent out the first 77 invoices, and it turns out that paypal is having a bug on their end relating to invoicing. Whenever I paste (or type, even) in the email addresses, I'm receiving an infinite wait time indicated by a looping blue bubble.

I've talked to a paypal business rep about this, and he said that they were aware of the bug, and informed me the bug is not in an escalated priority. He said that they couldn't give a timeframe for fix time, but he did say soon. So basically, we have to wait until the bug is fixed for me to invoice again.

I apologize. :( I've tried everything in my power to troubleshoot, and I've used 3 other devices, all of which have the same error.

I'll invoice ASAP after this gets ironed out.

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Re: [GB] Maxkey SA Calm Depths (FIRST 87 INVOICES SENT)
« Reply #201 on: Sun, 01 October 2017, 20:08:53 »
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I appreciate this, makes it easier to hide from my wife!

You're not quite in the clear yet haha.

So, I've sent out the first 77 invoices, and it turns out that paypal is having a bug on their end relating to invoicing. Whenever I paste (or type, even) in the email addresses, I'm receiving an infinite wait time indicated by a looping blue bubble.

I've talked to a paypal business rep about this, and he said that they were aware of the bug, and informed me the bug is not in an escalated priority. He said that they couldn't give a timeframe for fix time, but he did say soon. So basically, we have to wait until the bug is fixed for me to invoice again.

I apologize. :( I've tried everything in my power to troubleshoot, and I've used 3 other devices, all of which have the same error.

I'll invoice ASAP after this gets ironed out.
Maybe, just maybe, the samples would arrive before the invoices after all?

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« Reply #202 on: Sun, 01 October 2017, 22:49:37 »
Oop, sorry!

I've sent out almost all of the invoices now.

If I emailed you for an unclear order, I have not sent you an invoice. I will do so tomorrow, after sorting out your order.

Thank you!

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Re: [GB] Maxkey SA Calm Depths (ALL NON DUAL ORDERS SENT)
« Reply #203 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 12:32:33 »
Heard news that Ashen R2 might be delayed till late Oct.. does that mean lime and this set will be pushed back?

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Re: [GB] Maxkey SA Calm Depths (ALL NON DUAL ORDERS SENT)
« Reply #204 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 17:13:46 »
I got two invoices from two different names. Which one should I pay?

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« Reply #205 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 17:29:37 »
I've fixed the error with duplicates. It was you and 3 other people, and I've removed all of your duplicate invoices. Tell me if you still see two invoices. Thanks.
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Re: [GB] Maxkey SA Calm Depths (ALL NON DUAL ORDERS SENT)
« Reply #206 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 20:56:31 »
I've fixed the error with duplicates. It was you and 3 other people, and I've removed all of your duplicate invoices. Tell me if you still see two invoices. Thanks.

One cancelled. Got the other one paid. :-)

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Re: [GB] Maxkey SA Calm Depths (ALL NON DUAL ORDERS SENT)
« Reply #207 on: Wed, 04 October 2017, 04:57:30 »
I've not had an invoice from candykeys yet, should I be worried?

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« Reply #208 on: Wed, 04 October 2017, 08:17:50 »
Really? I'll talk to them about that. Will post back with any updates.

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« Reply #209 on: Wed, 04 October 2017, 19:04:14 »
You should be getting the invoice tonight and tomorrow morning (german time).

Also, current invoice due date extended until friday, oct 6th PST due to 34 people not paying their invoices on time. If they are not paid by friday, I'll have to cancel them.

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Re: [GB] Maxkey SA Calm Depths (ALL NON DUAL ORDERS SENT)
« Reply #210 on: Thu, 05 October 2017, 13:08:44 »
Still nothing btw

Edit: received an email this evening and paid
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Re: [GB] Maxkey SA Calm Depths (ALL NON DUAL ORDERS SENT)
« Reply #211 on: Fri, 06 October 2017, 11:30:17 »
Paid for mine, now just need to find a grey/silver TKL to go with them.

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« Reply #212 on: Fri, 06 October 2017, 11:39:47 »
Go for a deep navy blue! Looks so good :o

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Re: [GB] Maxkey SA Calm Depths (ALL NON DUAL ORDERS SENT)
« Reply #213 on: Fri, 06 October 2017, 11:54:21 »
I'm going to pair my set with a silver 5į case from KBDFans (https://kbdfans.myshopify.com/products/pre-orderkbdfans-5-60-case). Thinking its going to look pretty nice!

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« Reply #214 on: Fri, 06 October 2017, 12:19:30 »
Ooh. Yo quiero. But I already powder coated my pok3r case and can't justify it :/

I'ma just tell myself I'm perfectly happy with my pok3r.

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Re: [GB] Maxkey SA Calm Depths [INVOICING DONE. WEEKLY UPDATES.]
« Reply #215 on: Sat, 07 October 2017, 22:02:30 »
Alriiiight!

Weekly update #1 up in the OP.

You can expect these every 7-10 days for the duration of the GB.

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« Reply #216 on: Tue, 10 October 2017, 02:18:59 »
Still got one empty slot 4 me? Sorry I am a late comer. OP please check your Inbox

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« Reply #217 on: Tue, 10 October 2017, 02:43:47 »
I mean, I still haven't placed the order with Maxkey yet, waiting to iron out molds.

However, I don't want to do this on principle. The GB period is over, and you'll probably have to get extras. Go talk to candykeys about it, as you're not in the states.


By the way, I'm planning to not order any extras for states, but if I do, there won't be very many.
:/

Just wanted to let you know.

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Re: [GB] Maxkey SA Calm Depths [INVOICING DONE. WEEKLY UPDATES.]
« Reply #218 on: Wed, 11 October 2017, 15:30:42 »
Hey there, in a bout of pure derp I missed the invoice email, and only noticed the cancellation of the invoice!  hahah >_<   Can I PM you with my Paypal addr to get the invoice resent?  Sorry, not sure how the heck I possibly missed that.  (I sent a PM now, FYI)
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« Reply #219 on: Fri, 13 October 2017, 12:10:21 »
Paid via Paypal on the 9th October. Sent an email to let them know afterward and hear nothing.
Should I expect a confirmation email?
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« Reply #220 on: Fri, 13 October 2017, 12:20:10 »
Nope. If it says invoice paid, I have your info and will ship it to you.



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« Reply #221 on: Sat, 14 October 2017, 06:45:02 »
Nope. If it says invoice paid, I have your info and will ship it to you.



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Thanks for your reply.
I didn't receive a PayPal invoice. It is a standard email with bank details and Paypal email address from Candykeys.
Then I paid by using 'Pay for goods and service' on Paypal with the order number in the note.

Hope they have received and acknowledge it. Didn't want to be kicked out of the group buy.
Haven't joined a group buy like this before, it makes me feel a bit worry when I paid and received no confirmation.

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« Reply #222 on: Sat, 14 October 2017, 17:59:35 »
Thank you for letting me know. Shoot me your email via PM and I'll contact them to confirm that they got your order.

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Re: [GB] Maxkey SA Calm Depths [INVOICING DONE. WEEKLY UPDATES.]
« Reply #223 on: Sat, 14 October 2017, 21:51:30 »
You know, I joined this group buy like the first day it was available, but it slipped my mind to check up on it.  Apparently I never got an invoice emailed to me.  The US buy was run through Monokei, right?  I wonder how many people they failed to invoice.  That sucks for me.  :(
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« Reply #224 on: Sun, 15 October 2017, 09:17:43 »
You know, I joined this group buy like the first day it was available, but it slipped my mind to check up on it.  Apparently I never got an invoice emailed to me.  The US buy was run through Monokei, right?  I wonder how many people they failed to invoice.  That sucks for me.  :(

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Re: [GB] Maxkey SA Calm Depths [INVOICING DONE. WEEKLY UPDATES.]
« Reply #225 on: Sun, 15 October 2017, 10:20:13 »
Okay so it was candy keys then?  Just trying to look through PayPal and emails on different accounts to track it down.  But I canít find anything.  Hopefully there will be extras somewhere. 
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« Reply #226 on: Sun, 15 October 2017, 10:25:35 »
Okay so it was candy keys then?  Just trying to look through PayPal and emails on different accounts to track it down.  But I canít find anything.  Hopefully there will be extras somewhere.

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« Reply #227 on: Mon, 16 October 2017, 13:03:46 »
Thank you for letting me know. Shoot me your email via PM and I'll contact them to confirm that they got your order.
Got a reply from candykey today. Thanks ye_cole.

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Re: [GB] Maxkey SA Calm Depths [UPDATING WHEN NEW THINGS COME UP.]
« Reply #228 on: Sun, 22 October 2017, 17:54:25 »
Bump!!!!

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Re: [GB] Maxkey SA Calm Depths [UPDATING WHEN NEW THINGS COME UP.]
« Reply #230 on: Sun, 22 October 2017, 18:10:24 »
Yeah, I mean nothing has happened so far. I've promised updates whever anything new happens, and right now I happen to be waiting for Maxkey to finish some line stuff before they get to us.

Not that the thread shouldn't be bumped, it's just that there was no reason to bump for the sake of bumping.

Minor tangent there, sorry. :)

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Re: [GB] Maxkey SA Calm Depths [UPDATING WHEN NEW THINGS COME UP.]
« Reply #231 on: Sun, 22 October 2017, 22:39:44 »
One odd thing about Maxkeys: it sounds like once molds are made for a new key, they won't necessarily be available to be used by later sets:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=91288.msg2503164#msg2503164

Hoq asked Maxkeys if the 1U Fn, Ctrl, and Alt molds made for Calm Depths could be used Maxkey Flamingo, and was told the molds were to weak and wouldn't last for a second set.

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Re: [GB] Maxkey SA Calm Depths [UPDATING WHEN NEW THINGS COME UP.]
« Reply #232 on: Sun, 22 October 2017, 22:47:50 »
Thanks for letting me know!

I ran calm depths as well, so I'm going to ask them if I can use the molds we're paying for with that set.

I hope I can, but if not, :/. Going to have to pay mold fees (6000 dollars, tf) anyway, as I'm going to be making new molds with this one too.

At the end, it's still quality af, and a good ass deal for SA.

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[GB] Maxkey SA Calm Depths [UPDATING WHEN NEW THINGS COME UP.]
« Reply #233 on: Sun, 22 October 2017, 23:15:34 »
One odd thing about Maxkeys: it sounds like once molds are made for a new key, they won't necessarily be available to be used by later sets:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=91288.msg2503164#msg2503164

Hoq asked Maxkeys if the 1U Fn, Ctrl, and Alt molds made for Calm Depths could be used Maxkey Flamingo, and was told the molds were to weak and wouldn't last for a second set.
I guess that means theyíre definitely not using steel for these molds. Iíve heard SP uses brass for some/all of their keys. Maybe Maxkeys is using something even softer than brass for these type of keys.

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« Reply #234 on: Mon, 23 October 2017, 18:20:07 »
That sounds pretty strange.  What kind of metal would a plastics company use to make molds that doesn't survive more than a single run?  What if that one run is a LOT of keys?  Does that mean the last sets that get produced are of a degraded quality compared to the very first sets produced?  Forgive my ignorance on the matter, but I would expect they'd make the molds for a given profile once, and reuse them "indefinitely".  I've always wondered why all these GBs for the same profile keycaps include a cost for producing molds...

Edit: Relevant thread on making keycap molds:  https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=91596.0    :)
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« Reply #235 on: Mon, 23 October 2017, 18:40:54 »
That sounds pretty strange.  What kind of metal would a plastics company use to make molds that doesn't survive more than a single run?  What if that one run is a LOT of keys?  Does that mean the last sets that get produced are of a degraded quality compared to the very first sets produced?
Iíd be curious to find that out as well.
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Forgive my ignorance on the matter, but I would expect they'd make the molds for a given profile once, and reuse them "indefinitely".
Molds that last longer are more expensive to make. For example, steel molds are strong and durable but that strength also makes them harder to work with and thus more expensive. For something like a novelty, the manufacturer might choose a less expensive material for the mold since they donít expect to use the mold that often.
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I've always wondered why all these GBs for the same profile keycaps include a cost for producing molds...
Not all GBs have mold costs. The mold costs that theyíre referring to are for the legends, not the outer keycap shape. Keysets only have mold costs when new molds need to be made (i.e. novelties, new legends or entirely new keycap profiles)

All that said, Iím still not sure why Maxkeys can only use some molds once.

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« Reply #236 on: Tue, 24 October 2017, 20:27:22 »
Yaay! A more concrete date.

Should be in my hands in January.

I'm not sure how long it will take me to ship 156 sets, so to play it safe, I'm going to say around  2-3 weeks for shipping it? 2-3 day shipping time, USPS.

Sorry for the relative lack of updates. I know this one isn't very substantial, but I thought I should post it. :)

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« Reply #237 on: Fri, 27 October 2017, 21:04:21 »
Yaay! A more concrete date.

Should be in my hands in January.

I'm not sure how long it will take me to ship 156 sets, so to play it safe, I'm going to say around  2-3 weeks for shipping it? 2-3 day shipping time, USPS.

Sorry for the relative lack of updates. I know this one isn't very substantial, but I thought I should post it. :)

Awesome.  It's already the end of October, January will be here before we know it!  :)

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Re: [GB] Maxkey SA Calm Depths [DATE UPDATE]
« Reply #238 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 08:26:21 »
Here are the mold files!

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« Reply #239 on: Mon, 06 November 2017, 13:48:23 »
We should be getting samples of the new molds in 48 days.

They only will provide sample caps when they finish making our molds.

Anyway, hold tight. It's coming.

Also, production time should not be that long. My current estimate of the end of January still stands.

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Re: [GB] Maxkey SA Calm Depths [DATE UPDATE]
« Reply #240 on: Mon, 06 November 2017, 16:37:06 »
We should be getting samples of the new molds in 48 days.

They only will provide sample caps when they finish making our molds.

Anyway, hold tight. It's coming.

Also, production time should not be that long. My current estimate of the end of January still stands.

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Are they still using brass or w/e it was for moulds rather than steel, limiting the number of times they can be used?

If so I'd be surprised, because the extra moulds you added are going to be requested a lot

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« Reply #241 on: Mon, 06 November 2017, 17:02:58 »
Honestly, I'm not sure. I havent asked them about that.

The molds can be used, but only for 800 sets. SA Fade/Fortune is using them, and that should make it cheaper for that set. Also, royalty, when it comes to it.

But I'll have to ask them if they can add those molds to their base offering, as I assume a lot of new sets will want to use them.

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« Reply #242 on: Mon, 20 November 2017, 07:12:21 »
Nothing's up?

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« Reply #243 on: Mon, 20 November 2017, 14:14:10 »
Nah man, sorry.

I'm trying to work out some issues with Maxkey ATM, and am talking to their agent to fix it.

Hold tight, they'll get to you.

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Re: [GB] Maxkey SA Calm Depths [DATE UPDATE]
« Reply #244 on: Tue, 21 November 2017, 21:19:28 »
Jut wondering if there is any new updates on the with the progress of the manufacturing?

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« Reply #245 on: Tue, 21 November 2017, 21:20:59 »
Nope. They're still making the molds at the moment.

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« Reply #246 on: Wed, 22 November 2017, 06:54:58 »
Nope. They're still making the molds at the moment.

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I heard that they are way behind schedule because of mold issues. They have SA Superheroes and SA Nuclear to make still.

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« Reply #247 on: Wed, 22 November 2017, 09:53:59 »
Ah. That's interesting. They told me they started production of the molds around 4 days ago for me.

They said it would take 45 days from that point, but they said production will not take as long.

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« Reply #248 on: Mon, 27 November 2017, 19:42:07 »
@ye_cole --- make sure you get color samples.  Look at this thread on the SA Nuclear results:   https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=92735.0
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« Reply #249 on: Thu, 30 November 2017, 20:30:20 »
I would second the color sample requests, I've been hearing weird stuff about off colors :/