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[GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - GB period over.
« on: Wed, 11 October 2017, 17:14:56 »
Live at https://donutcables.com/product/gmk-royal-alpha-round-2/

Price for the base kit at 250 units is $135.

Current MOQs:
 - Green Base Kit - 213/250
 - White Mods Kit - 44/150
 - International Kit - 14/100
 - Spacebars - 179/150

Green Base Kit is really close to the 250 price drop point and I've extended the buy period until Friday to see if we can get the base kit to the 250 point.


Edit: finally got more quotes from GMK and I'm ready to get this started again. The "Green Mods Kit" and "Alphas Kit" have been combined into the "Green Base Kit", just like tons of people suggested, but I was a bit stubborn and failed at trying to please everyone. Go ahead and say "told you so" if you want, I'm prepared for it. But yeah, the price is noticeably better now for everyone that wanted the green mods. Both my store and the stores of my proxies should be updated over the next couple days and anyone that already ordered will be receiving either a refund for the price difference or an email to discus options due to kit adjustments.

New kits are done and ready to go


New Green Base Kit, GMK mockup coming soon $149 at 150 moq







Timeline:
 - GB stage from 10/11 to 11/7
 - Submit payment to GMK 11/8-11/15
 - November-January, GMK makes keycaps
 - Mid-late January, GMK ships keycaps to me
 - Early to mid February, I ship out keycaps

Price points:

Green Base Kit:

  -  $149 at 150 moq

White Mods Kit

  -  $84 at 150 moq

International Kit:

    $45 at 100 moq

Spacebars Kit:

    $20 at 150 moq


Prices aren't as low as I wanted them to be, but with the Euro almost 8% higher than when I ran Coniferous and the size of these kits, it's difficult to keep the price low. Someone pointed out "still lower than aftermarket tho" and that's true.


This is being run through my store this time instead of a Google form, meaning that not only do I not have to manually send out invoices, I also don't have to invoice separately for shipping like I did with Coniferous, saving everyone and myself some time. This does mean that I'll have to manually refund people for hitting price points, but that's worth it.

PLEASE make sure and read the entire description for important details before attempting to purchase.

EU proxy from MechBoardsUk at https://mechboards.co.uk/shop/all/gmk-royal-alpha-r2/ , China and Asia proxies at zFrontier http://www.zfrontier.com/m/3232 and KP Group https://shop105902419.taobao.com/ .

In regards to shipping, I have implemented automatic shipping calculation at checkout which according to my testing is working fine. For anyone in the CONUS shipping is via USPS Priority mail with insurance included. For Canada and other international there are two different options: First Class International which DOES NOT include insurance, and Priority International which DOES include insurance. Please read my disclaimer in the description of the GB page which elaborates on the two different methods.
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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 11 October 2017, 18:17:00 »
Thank you so much for putting this all together!

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 11 October 2017, 19:54:24 »
looks good :thumb:

what about the price drop when these kits hit certain moq?

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 11 October 2017, 19:56:33 »
i like the small international kit.  :thumb:
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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 11 October 2017, 20:10:05 »
looks good :thumb:

what about the price drop when these kits hit certain moq?

No price points mentioned currently since the quote was apparently a bit rushed. If some of the kits make it to MOQ I'll inquire about the next price drops.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 11 October 2017, 20:14:00 »
looks good :thumb:

what about the price drop when these kits hit certain moq?

No price points mentioned currently since the quote was apparently a bit rushed. If some of the kits make it to MOQ I'll inquire about the next price drops.

thanks for the reply donut :thumb: really digging all your keycap GBs from Coniferous to this R2 bae GLWGB!
Now i am just praying i could afford a Royal Alpha R2 and a Necro at the same time lol

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 11 October 2017, 20:35:02 »
a bit sad this backspace 1.5u is missing

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 12 October 2017, 03:34:06 »
Why are the Alphas so expensive? Is it due to the pad printing? Last time I checked, the cost for a similar set was lower.

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« Reply #8 on: Thu, 12 October 2017, 09:22:25 »
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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 12 October 2017, 09:39:51 »
Why are the Alphas so expensive? Is it due to the pad printing? Last time I checked, the cost for a similar set was lower.

For users, pad printing coming at a premium is nonsense, if it will make the keys looking ugly while fading. Cost-wise for GMK pad printing is an extra manufacturing step that would rise the price.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 12 October 2017, 10:05:11 »
I would be all over this, but the pricing is steep. I understand how everything is separated but I could essentially get two other sets for this one. Gotta think on it.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 12 October 2017, 10:15:59 »
x1 Alphas + x1 mods on mechboards is $216.
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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 12 October 2017, 11:05:13 »
Why are the Alphas so expensive? Is it due to the pad printing? Last time I checked, the cost for a similar set was lower.

Pad printing on keycaps that are already doubleshot is running them through a whole other production process which increases production time and cost, meaning a doubleshot + printed set is more than either of the two separate.

For users, pad printing coming at a premium is nonsense, if it will make the keys looking ugly while fading. Cost-wise for GMK pad printing is an extra manufacturing step that would rise the price.

Unfortunately, GMK isn't gonna undercut their costs just because some users see their extra processing time and costs as a drawback. In reality, GMK pad printing is the best quality pad printing you'll ever see and may actually rival some dye-sub. I've never seen a set of Royal Alpha so far that has any wear on the printing, so it does seem durable enough for enthusiast use.

x1 Alphas + x1 mods on mechboards is $216.

That would be because of the 19% GMK VAT afaik.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 12 October 2017, 11:26:32 »
Unfortunately, GMK isn't gonna undercut their costs just because some users see their extra processing time and costs as a drawback. In reality, GMK pad printing is the best quality pad printing you'll ever see and may actually rival some dye-sub. I've never seen a set of Royal Alpha so far that has any wear on the printing, so it does seem durable enough for enthusiast use.

GMK 100% does fade/ wear off with use, one of my sets of RA is starting too.
It is fine for light use though (which is why you don't see any that have faded because nobody actually uses their sets )

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 12 October 2017, 11:45:14 »
I would be all over this, but the pricing is steep. I understand how everything is separated but I could essentially get two other sets for this one. Gotta think on it.

On the same boat here.  In comparison, 9009 R2 Base Kit at 150 MoQ is $145.  RA R2 Alphas + Green Mods at 150 MoQ is $181.

I really want this but can not come up with rationale to justify the price difference.
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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 12 October 2017, 12:26:52 »
Proxy links are now up

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 13 October 2017, 16:43:51 »
The current MOQs are at:

  -  Alphas Kit – 28/150 units
  -  White Mods Kit – 10/150 units
  - Green Mods Kit – 25/150 units
  -  International Kit – 5/100 units
  -  Spacebars kit – 21/150 units

This includes numbers from myself and zFrontier only at the moment.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 13 October 2017, 19:04:15 »
question - will i be charged at checkout or on November 7?

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 14 October 2017, 10:35:22 »
At this time, orders are going to be temporarily unavailable. I'm going to be consulting with GMK over the next couple of days concerning a method to lower the prices of the kits, if my idea actually makes any sense and I'm not missing something important. If the kit changes do go through, anyone that has already ordered will be refunded the difference in pricing of the kits that they have ordered. If the changes can't actually be implemented, orders will reopen as usual.

question - will i be charged at checkout or on November 7?

Orders are charged at checkout since this goes right through my store rather than through delayed invoicing.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 14 October 2017, 11:26:25 »
At this time, orders are going to be temporarily unavailable. I'm going to be consulting with GMK over the next couple of days concerning a method to lower the prices of the kits, if my idea actually makes any sense and I'm not missing something important. If the kit changes do go through, anyone that has already ordered will be refunded the difference in pricing of the kits that they have ordered. If the changes can't actually be implemented, orders will reopen as usual.

question - will i be charged at checkout or on November 7?

Orders are charged at checkout since this goes right through my store rather than through delayed invoicing.

Just order the full set and then split them into addons. 60 USD alphas.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - slightly paused
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 14 October 2017, 16:36:17 »


Just order the full set and then split them into addons. 60 USD alphas.

That is an interesting idea, tho I'll have to wait for a quote from GMK to compare the numbers to know for certain. It would make hitting MOQ very easy, but there's also the issue that I would have to order as many sets as the highest kit reached, and I could be left having to foot the cost of like 50 mod kits or something. Not only could I not afford to do that, but then I'd just have a bunch of mod kits laying around that I probably would never get my money back out of. Oh well, after exhausting every option I'll just have to pick the one that upsets the least amount of people.

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« Reply #21 on: Sat, 14 October 2017, 17:59:15 »


Just order the full set and then split them into addons. 60 USD alphas.

That is an interesting idea, tho I'll have to wait for a quote from GMK to compare the numbers to know for certain. It would make hitting MOQ very easy, but there's also the issue that I would have to order as many sets as the highest kit reached, and I could be left having to foot the cost of like 50 mod kits or something. Not only could I not afford to do that, but then I'd just have a bunch of mod kits laying around that I probably would never get my money back out of. Oh well, after exhausting every option I'll just have to pick the one that upsets the least amount of people.

You could put the sets for sale on a first come first serve basis. The last ones of us that will order will accept the fact that their order could be cancelled if there are more orders for the alphas than for the modifiers, or vice versa.

About the EU proxy, if you find someone who has a vat number, he can have a fiscal benefit from purchasing the goods from GMK, so he can share the benefit with you.
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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - slightly paused
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 14 October 2017, 18:20:20 »


You could put the sets for sale on a first come first serve basis. The last ones of us that will order will accept the fact that their order could be cancelled if there are more orders for the alphas than for the modifiers, or vice versa.

About the EU proxy, if you find someone who has a vat number, he can have a fiscal benefit from purchasing the goods from GMK, so he can share the benefit with you.

Hmm, something like that could potentially work if done right.

Also, afaik the only benefit of having a VAT number when dealing with GMK is that you can purchase from them without their 19% VAT. Seeing as I'm outside the EU, I already get to order without the VAT.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - 3rd time's the charm!
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 19 October 2017, 16:17:25 »
I finally got more quotes from GMK and I'm ready to get this started again. The "Green Mods Kit" and "Alphas Kit" have been combined into the "Green Base Kit", just like tons of people suggested, but I was a bit stubborn and failed at trying to please everyone. Go ahead and say "told you so" if you want, I'm prepared for it. But yeah, the price is noticeably better now for everyone that wanted the green mods. Both my store and the stores of my proxies should be updated over the next couple days and anyone that already ordered will be receiving either a refund for the price difference or an email to discus options due to kit adjustments.


New Green Base Kit, GMK mockup coming soon $149 at 150 moq
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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - 3rd time's the charm!
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 19 October 2017, 16:36:35 »
Huge difference going from +210 for alpha+mods to 150 for base. Looks good!

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - 3rd time's the charm!
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 19 October 2017, 16:37:38 »
Huge difference going from +210 for alpha+mods to 150 for base. Looks good!

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - 3rd time's the charm!
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 19 October 2017, 17:02:25 »
How is the 3k colorway? I've seen the picture of GMK colorways. It looks quite simular to CP - is it?

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« Reply #27 on: Thu, 19 October 2017, 18:08:50 »
How is the 3k colorway? I've seen the picture of GMK colorways. It looks quite simular to CP - is it?
More of a "subdued" white, if you will. Doesn't feel as sharp on the eyes as CP.

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« Reply #28 on: Thu, 19 October 2017, 23:56:07 »
love you donut!!!!! now i am getting both the white mods and the new base :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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« Reply #29 on: Fri, 20 October 2017, 13:42:09 »
Thank you for your hard work. Appreciate the effort in trying to lower the price. This set is going to make a lot of people happy.

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« Reply #30 on: Fri, 20 October 2017, 23:30:20 »
Huge difference going from +210 for alpha+mods to 150 for base. Looks good!

Ditto! IN for at least base set!

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« Reply #31 on: Sat, 21 October 2017, 12:28:59 »
Will we be able to order through mechboards.co.uk again?

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« Reply #32 on: Sat, 21 October 2017, 13:40:17 »
Will we be able to order through mechboards.co.uk again?

Yes, he should have it adjusted on his store page within the next couple days.

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« Reply #33 on: Sun, 22 October 2017, 08:32:52 »
The only difference regarding alpha legends between rounds 1 and 2 seems to be with the R4 1u \| <> keycap. R1 had the <> symbols doubleshot with pad-printed \|. It is reversed here in R2. Is that on purpose?

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - 3rd time's the charm!
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 22 October 2017, 10:59:28 »
The only difference regarding alpha legends between rounds 1 and 2 seems to be with the R4 1u \| <> keycap. R1 had the <> symbols doubleshot with pad-printed \|. It is reversed here in R2. Is that on purpose?

I went by the original GMK mockups for the R1 of the set which had the \| doubleshot with <> pad printed.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - 3rd time's the charm!
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 22 October 2017, 12:11:14 »
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MOQs are listed below and I will be updating them every day.
Green Base Kit – 267/150 units
White Mods Kit – 18/150 units
International Kit – 7/100 units
Spacebars kit – 58/150 units

The number of the Green Base Kit is insane!  A price drop maybe?

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MOQs are listed below and I will be updating them every day.
Green Base Kit – 267/150 units
White Mods Kit – 18/150 units
International Kit – 7/100 units
Spacebars kit – 58/150 units

The number of the Green Base Kit is insane!  A price drop maybe?

Oh. I didn't doublecheck what I typed :|  I wish it was that high, but it's really only 86 currently.

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« Reply #37 on: Sun, 22 October 2017, 13:50:06 »
The only difference regarding alpha legends between rounds 1 and 2 seems to be with the R4 1u \| <> keycap. R1 had the <> symbols doubleshot with pad-printed \|. It is reversed here in R2. Is that on purpose?

I went by the original GMK mockups for the R1 of the set which had the \| doubleshot with <> pad printed.

That cap was actually made with <> as the main doubleshot legend with the pad printed \|. The change happened after the GMK and Massdrop mockups were made, but these were not updated.

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« Reply #38 on: Sun, 22 October 2017, 20:59:31 »
are u sell it at en.zfrontier.com, i dont have acc at zfrontier.com (china)  :(

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« Reply #39 on: Sun, 22 October 2017, 21:01:32 »
are u sell it at en.zfrontier.com, i dont have acc at zfrontier.com (china)  :(

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - 3rd time's the charm!
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 25 October 2017, 14:50:30 »
Current MOQs:

    Green Base Kit - 110/150 units
    White Mods Kit - 30/150 units
    International Kit - 11/100 units
    Spacebars kit - 95/150 units

Numbers are going pretty strong and we still have almost 2 weeks to get there.

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« Reply #41 on: Wed, 25 October 2017, 19:41:30 »
Current MOQs:

    Green Base Kit - 110/150 units
    White Mods Kit - 30/150 units
    International Kit - 11/100 units
    Spacebars kit - 95/150 units

Numbers are going pretty strong and we still have almost 2 weeks to get there.

Unfortunately, white mod seems to be hard to reach the MOQ.  :-[

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« Reply #42 on: Wed, 25 October 2017, 19:51:01 »
Current MOQs:

    Green Base Kit - 110/150 units
    White Mods Kit - 30/150 units
    International Kit - 11/100 units
    Spacebars kit - 95/150 units

Numbers are going pretty strong and we still have almost 2 weeks to get there.

Unfortunately, white mod seems to be hard to reach the MOQ.  :-[

There's always hope for the dyesub PBT set if you're looking for all white.
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« Reply #43 on: Fri, 27 October 2017, 15:14:03 »
Hey,if i order this from DC website,can you shipping it to asia,especially indonesia ? because i want to order this from zf and KP but i dont even understand their chinese language at their website tho

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« Reply #44 on: Fri, 27 October 2017, 15:30:42 »
Hey,if i order this from DC website,can you shipping it to asia,especially indonesia ? because i want to order this from zf and KP but i dont even understand their chinese language at their website tho

I can, but know that the shipping cost will be more than if you ordered from KP since US -> international costs are quite high.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - 3rd time's the charm!
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 27 October 2017, 16:24:07 »
Current MOQs:

    Green Base Kit - 110/150 units
    White Mods Kit - 30/150 units
    International Kit - 11/100 units
    Spacebars kit - 95/150 units

Numbers are going pretty strong and we still have almost 2 weeks to get there.

Massdrop actually has the grey mods in stock if you wanted to get them to match lol. Who knows how well the colors would match tho.

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« Reply #46 on: Fri, 27 October 2017, 16:35:03 »
Current MOQs:

    Green Base Kit - 110/150 units
    White Mods Kit - 30/150 units
    International Kit - 11/100 units
    Spacebars kit - 95/150 units

Numbers are going pretty strong and we still have almost 2 weeks to get there.

Massdrop actually has the grey mods in stock if you wanted to get them to match lol. Who knows how well the colors would match tho.

?  Where do you see things that are "in stock" on Massdrop?
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« Reply #47 on: Fri, 27 October 2017, 16:44:23 »
Current MOQs:

    Green Base Kit - 110/150 units
    White Mods Kit - 30/150 units
    International Kit - 11/100 units
    Spacebars kit - 95/150 units

Numbers are going pretty strong and we still have almost 2 weeks to get there.

Massdrop actually has the grey mods in stock if you wanted to get them to match lol. Who knows how well the colors would match tho.

?  Where do you see things that are "in stock" on Massdrop?

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/capatoa-keycap-explosion

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They are still available. I also ordered the light grey mods when the sale went live.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - 3rd time's the charm!
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 27 October 2017, 17:35:43 »
Yikes.  I went there and saw godspeed alphas available so quickly added them to my cart.  Then I accidentally hit join instead of adding the modifiers.  I added mods and went to check out.... it gave me the mods and the base kit was out. 


TLDR:  Bought Godspeed mods without alphas and I don't want them.

Sent a request to cancel the transaction.  Hope it does b/c I really didnt want a random SA mod set...
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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - 3rd time's the charm!
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 27 October 2017, 18:22:48 »

Massdrop actually has the grey mods in stock if you wanted to get them to match lol. Who knows how well the colors would match tho.

The colors are the same exact GMK color codes, so they should match fine. I'll actually encourage anyone that is dead set on the white alphas(like myself) to try and grab them from the sale. They're only 3 keys less than my white mods kit, are $3 cheaper, and there's no MOQ on them. At the moment of my writing this there's still enough to allow me to attempt to check out with them. The GB white mods are only at 31/150, so this might be your only shot at them.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - 3rd time's the charm!
« Reply #50 on: Sat, 28 October 2017, 01:45:22 »

Massdrop actually has the grey mods in stock if you wanted to get them to match lol. Who knows how well the colors would match tho.

The colors are the same exact GMK color codes, so they should match fine. I'll actually encourage anyone that is dead set on the white alphas(like myself) to try and grab them from the sale. They're only 3 keys less than my white mods kit, are $3 cheaper, and there's no MOQ on them. At the moment of my writing this there's still enough to allow me to attempt to check out with them. The GB white mods are only at 31/150, so this might be your only shot at them.

I just mean like general batch to batch plastic color variation. Plastic color is a complex science. Vendors change and such. It should be the same or very close, but ya never really know.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - 3rd time's the charm!
« Reply #51 on: Sat, 28 October 2017, 12:25:09 »


I just mean like general batch to batch plastic color variation. Plastic color is a complex science. Vendors change and such. It should be the same or very close, but ya never really know.

That's true, I had just assumed that someone like GMK would have their batches fairly consistent.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - 3rd time's the charm!
« Reply #52 on: Sat, 28 October 2017, 13:04:05 »
GMK 9009 and GMK Retro still match the 15+ year old OG Cherry keys so I assume that the reruns of recent sets will also match.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - 3rd time's the charm!
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 31 October 2017, 13:32:39 »
Some updated confirmed MOQ numbers

 - Green Base - 141/150
 - White Mods - 30/150
 - International - 11/100
 - Spacebars - 98/150

Some of these should in actuality be higher, but these are the numbers I can currently confirm by checking the proxy sale pages. I'll be contacting my proxies to get exact numbers later today.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - 3rd time's the charm!
« Reply #54 on: Fri, 03 November 2017, 19:02:41 »
Got some good news and not so good news. The good news first.

As of earlier today, the Green Base Kit is at 154/150 units, meaning that it has passed MOQ and is guaranteed to be produced, and the Spacebars Kit is at a confirmed number of 119/150 but an unconfirmed number of 134, meaning that it is very close to MOQ and is highly likely to also succeed.

On to the not so good news, the White Mods Kit is at 33/150 and the International Kit is at 11/100, meaning that neither of them is very close to MOQ and it's highly probable that they will not reach that MOQ. For anyone that has bought in on these kits you should be receiving an email over the next couple days that will give you choices for if those kits do not hit MOQ by the time the GB ends on Tuesday, Nov 7th. The choices will be to either drop just the kits that don't make MOQ or to drop the entire order. It's unfortunate this has to happen, but such is the GB life.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - MOQ met, ends Tuesday
« Reply #55 on: Sat, 04 November 2017, 00:15:54 »
Will any of the kits in this group buy coming in trays or bags?

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - MOQ met, ends Tuesday
« Reply #56 on: Sat, 04 November 2017, 00:26:16 »
Will any of the kits in this group buy coming in trays or bags?

That's a pretty good thought tbh. I had assumed trays since that's the GMK thing, and the quotes I got were for trays, but it is entirely possible to have them come in just sorted bags I think. Would probably make shipping quite more affordable for some and might decrease the overall price. I'd have to get an extremely positive response from anyone that's ordered so far in order to go with bags instead of trays.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - MOQ met, ends Tuesday
« Reply #57 on: Sat, 04 November 2017, 01:09:37 »
Personally I want to purchase with the tray but you might wish to add that the kit (or specifically which kit, though at this point it would only be the base kit since alphas seem at risk) that the purchase includes the tray and banner wrap since the tray has a value and is included.  I only posed the question because when I searched for "tray" I had no results on the group buy page or in this GB thread.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - MOQ met, ends Tuesday
« Reply #58 on: Sat, 04 November 2017, 06:14:57 »
Fairly sure GMK automatically include trays unless specified. It saves them a lot of work as they don't have to replace scratched keys from bags.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - MOQ met, ends Tuesday
« Reply #59 on: Sat, 04 November 2017, 13:03:21 »
all trays now.  not sure if you can request without.
           

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - MOQ met, ends Tuesday
« Reply #60 on: Sat, 04 November 2017, 23:11:08 »
Fairly sure GMK automatically include trays unless specified. It saves them a lot of work as they don't have to replace scratched keys from bags.

all trays now.  not sure if you can request without.

Yeah, GMK's quotes are by default including the trays, and I'll know within a few days whether or not the option to get the sets without the trays is available, though more than likely I'll be sticking with the trays, especially where I found out we may be a lot closer to 200 base kits than I thought we were.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - MOQ met, ends Tuesday
« Reply #61 on: Sat, 04 November 2017, 23:45:40 »
Fairly sure GMK automatically include trays unless specified. It saves them a lot of work as they don't have to replace scratched keys from bags.

all trays now.  not sure if you can request without.

Yeah, GMK's quotes are by default including the trays, and I'll know within a few days whether or not the option to get the sets without the trays is available, though more than likely I'll be sticking with the trays, especially where I found out we may be a lot closer to 200 base kits than I thought we were.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - MOQ met, ends Tuesday
« Reply #62 on: Sun, 05 November 2017, 12:57:18 »
So it turns out that I'm bad at math and knowing how to navigate my proxies' store pages, so we actually have a good deal more base kits than I previously thought, just over 200 currently. This means we're actually pretty close to the 250 price drop point, which I don't have a quote for at the moment and will need to get from GMK, but expect a 10-15USD drop from my current prices. I'm currently awaiting some email responses to get exact other kit numbers since the only numbers I can actually see on the store pages are base kit orders.

But yeah, turns out we're actually doing better than I expected and could actually hit that 250 point with a little bit more help. Might even extend the buy period a little longer to try and hit that. As always, here's the store page links:

 - https://donutcables.com/product/gmk-royal-alpha-round-2/
 - https://mechboards.co.uk/shop/all/gmk-royal-alpha-r2/
 - http://www.zfrontier.com/m/3232
 - https://world.taobao.com/item/559758168503.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a1z10.1-c-s.w13608044-14986162198.3.6785be76EtJZgv

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - MOQ met, ends Tuesday
« Reply #63 on: Sun, 05 November 2017, 14:50:17 »
So it turns out that I'm bad at math and knowing how to navigate my proxies' store pages, so we actually have a good deal more base kits than I previously thought, just over 200 currently. This means we're actually pretty close to the 250 price drop point, which I don't have a quote for at the moment and will need to get from GMK, but expect a 10-15USD drop from my current prices. I'm currently awaiting some email responses to get exact other kit numbers since the only numbers I can actually see on the store pages are base kit orders.

But yeah, turns out we're actually doing better than I expected and could actually hit that 250 point with a little bit more help. Might even extend the buy period a little longer to try and hit that. As always, here's the store page links:

 - https://donutcables.com/product/gmk-royal-alpha-round-2/
 - https://mechboards.co.uk/shop/all/gmk-royal-alpha-r2/
 - http://www.zfrontier.com/m/3232
 - https://world.taobao.com/item/559758168503.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a1z10.1-c-s.w13608044-14986162198.3.6785be76EtJZgv

Have spacebars hit moq yet?

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - MOQ met, ends Tuesday
« Reply #64 on: Sun, 05 November 2017, 15:23:04 »

Have spacebars hit moq yet?

I don't have the numbers to know for certain until I get email responses, but based on the current numbers I'll say that they're at MOQ and boost them there myself if they aren't.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - almost to 250 price point!
« Reply #65 on: Mon, 06 November 2017, 11:58:49 »

Have spacebars hit moq yet?

I don't have the numbers to know for certain until I get email responses, but based on the current numbers I'll say that they're at MOQ and boost them there myself if they aren't.

how about white mods?

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - last day to order!
« Reply #66 on: Tue, 07 November 2017, 13:19:52 »
Current MOQs:
 - Green Base Kit - 207/250
 - White Mods Kit - 41/150
 - International Kit - 14/100
 - Spacebars - 172/150

The buy is set to end today, but I'm considering extending it to help it reach that 250 price drop.


how about white mods?

White Mods are unfortunately looking a bit sad at the moment, and I don't have the funds to boost them up to 150.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - last day to order!
« Reply #67 on: Tue, 07 November 2017, 18:20:20 »
I've decided to extend the buy period for all proxies until Friday to see if we can get the base kit to the 250 price drop.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - extended until Friday!
« Reply #68 on: Wed, 08 November 2017, 15:36:20 »
Got a reply back from GMK, the pricing for the Base Kit at 250 units is going to be $135 for my store, and expect a similar price drop for the other stores.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - extended until Friday!
« Reply #69 on: Wed, 08 November 2017, 15:49:09 »
Got a reply back from GMK, the pricing for the Base Kit at 250 units is going to be $135 for my store, and expect a similar price drop for the other stores.

In that case you don’t actually need to hit 250. Just 225. With 225 kits you can buy 250 at price drop for the SAME price.

Won’t be any savings up front, but you at least could increase your margin or just do the refund on the back side.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - $135 at 250 units!
« Reply #70 on: Wed, 08 November 2017, 16:19:42 »

In that case you don’t actually need to hit 250. Just 225. With 225 kits you can buy 250 at price drop for the SAME price.

Won’t be any savings up front, but you at least could increase your margin or just do the refund on the back side.

That's true, but it's not as easy with the sets split up between 4 different sellers unless we each get nice even relative numbers.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - $135 at 250 units!
« Reply #71 on: Thu, 09 November 2017, 04:34:57 »
Will the price be lowered by the proxies too, once we reach 250 orders?                 

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - $135 at 250 units!
« Reply #72 on: Thu, 09 November 2017, 05:31:40 »
Will the price be lowered by the proxies too, once we reach 250 orders?                 

It will from us.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - $135 at 250 units!
« Reply #73 on: Thu, 09 November 2017, 10:58:59 »
Will the price be lowered by the proxies too, once we reach 250 orders?                 

Yes, their prices will also be lowered, but I can't speak for them to say how much, just that it should be a similar amount.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - $135 at 250 units!
« Reply #74 on: Thu, 09 November 2017, 11:19:15 »
I'm in via EU proxy. Hope we reach the 250.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - $135 at 250 units!
« Reply #75 on: Mon, 13 November 2017, 08:24:00 »
Any update on the participants number count?
Did we meet 250 for the base kit? :)

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - $135 at 250 units!
« Reply #76 on: Mon, 13 November 2017, 10:46:18 »
Any update on the participants number count?
Did we meet 250 for the base kit? :)

At this time we're only at 213, though I'm still waiting for confirmation from 2 of the proxies for their final numbers.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - GB period over.
« Reply #77 on: Thu, 16 November 2017, 02:05:13 »
Am I missing something, or is the GB still open? Seems like it's still possible to order via donutcables.com and mechboards.co.uk.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - GB period over.
« Reply #78 on: Thu, 16 November 2017, 09:44:39 »
Am I missing something, or is the GB still open? Seems like it's still possible to order via donutcables.com and mechboards.co.uk.

We've been a bit delayed in submitting the order to GMK from order cancellations due to kit MOQs and some people that have had ordering issues, so I've chosen to leave my page open until we do get orders submitted in order to catch any stragglers that still wanted in.

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - GB period over.
« Reply #79 on: Thu, 16 November 2017, 17:23:24 »
now about those PBT keys someone was mentioning  :cool:

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Re: [GB] GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - GB period over.
« Reply #80 on: Thu, 16 November 2017, 17:53:26 »
now about those PBT keys someone was mentioning  :cool:

You can find news about them over at https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=92169.0