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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 donít actually need to hit 250. Just 225. With 225 kits you can buy 250 at price drop for the SAME price.

Wonít 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 donít actually need to hit 250. Just 225. With 225 kits you can buy 250 at price drop for the SAME price.

Wonít 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