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[GB] GMK Metaverse
« on: Thu, 12 July 2018, 09:53:52 »


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Hey! Glad you made it! If you’ve come this far, no point in telling you what needs to be done! We’ve gotta get this set moving, and fast!

Everything has been finalized and images of the set are below.
The group buy launches on 07/16/18!

Check out the links below to order depending on your designated areas.

USA/CANADA

https://donutcables.com/


First 50 Orders from "Donutcables" will get a Free Artisan Metaverse SLAP!




EU/UK

https://mechboards.co.uk/

ASIA/OCEANA

https://en.zfrontier.com/


Here are the MOQ's we've gotta hit to save some cash!


MOQ 150 - BASE = 160$

MOQ 250 - BASE = 145$


MOQ 100 - NOVELTIES (PERSONA) = 70$

MOQ 150 - NOVELTIES (PERSONA) = 58$

MOQ 250 - NOVELTIES (PERSONA) = 48$


MOQ 100 - GREY = 58$

MOQ 150 - GREY = 53$

MOQ 250 - GREY = 49$


MOQ 100 - SPACE = 54$

MOQ 150 - SPACE = 48$

MOQ 250 - SPACE = 42$


Here are the MOQ's for the Rama Cap Artisans

Red Anodized "Meta"



MOQ 50  = 36$

Black Anodized "Meta"



MOQ 50  = 36$

Raw Aluminum Polished "Meta"



MOQ 50  = 38$

As promised, here are the set renders from GMK / UNIQEY!

















The thread will be updated here with all Keyset information.

But, If you guys have any other questions, you can reach me by joining the discord!

https://discordapp.com/invite/ayVXBKy
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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 12 July 2018, 16:49:14 »
Reserved for Updates:

08-07-18

Hihihi!
Just so everyone is aware, I announced a new giveaway with the GB sales last night.
For the Novelties, once we reach MOQ, I will be giving away the set / slaps of Justine and Caroline to a random order.
For the Grey Kit, once we reach MOQ, I will be giving away custom grey/black wrist rest!
We also made new renders of the set on a Noxary 280, and 220 last night on stream.
Be sure to check out the VOD for more details!

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/294036840

That Premium Version Box Art:



People have been asking so here is a real photo example of one of the slaps!



New Renders Bump!




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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 12 July 2018, 17:18:24 »
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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 12 July 2018, 17:20:39 »
Red Anodized Meta

MOQ 50  = 36$

MOQ 100 = 38$

Why is it more expensive for higher quantities? Am I misunderstanding something?

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 12 July 2018, 17:40:13 »
Been waiting for this, cant wait also hope the Evangelion set launches at some point in the future as well

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 12 July 2018, 17:43:02 »
It's here!!

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 12 July 2018, 18:21:11 »
Red Anodized Meta

MOQ 50  = 36$

MOQ 100 = 38$

Why is it more expensive for higher quantities? Am I misunderstanding something?

Lol sorry was my stupid mistake, fixed now. The polished is the 38, the anodized are 36.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 12 July 2018, 19:05:36 »
what is this SLAP?

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 12 July 2018, 19:25:13 »
did we break donuts website? lol must be alot of traffic

edit: we good now
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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 12 July 2018, 20:24:16 »
Reminder that Futaba is best girl.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 12 July 2018, 20:59:20 »
Reminder that Futaba is best girl.
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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 12 July 2018, 23:52:05 »
Woo!

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 13 July 2018, 03:04:31 »
did we break donuts website? lol must be alot of traffic

edit: we good now



Take my money dammit
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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 13 July 2018, 09:04:54 »
did we break donuts website? lol must be alot of traffic

edit: we good now
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Take my money dammit

Lol, so he is updating his site, getting it ready for the official GB Launch Date of Metaverse on the 16th. Should be all good by or before then.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 13 July 2018, 11:38:51 »
did we break donuts website? lol must be alot of traffic

edit: we good now
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Take my money dammit

Lol, so he is updating his site, getting it ready for the official GB Launch Date of Metaverse on the 16th. Should be all good by or before then.

We've heard that one before, haha.

Oooph, that base kit cost though... entirely too much for me to even consider.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 13 July 2018, 12:19:17 »
Any pics of the slap artisan?

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 13 July 2018, 14:53:23 »
Wow I completely missed the bit about the free stickers. I totally follow all of those guys on IG too. Had no idea they were into mech kbs as well.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 13 July 2018, 15:55:57 »
I'm ready to order... dont see it up yet though. Sent in the IC?
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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 13 July 2018, 16:05:59 »
I'm ready to order... dont see it up yet though. Sent in the IC?
The group buy launches on 07/16/18!

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« Reply #19 on: Fri, 13 July 2018, 20:40:19 »
did we break donuts website? lol must be alot of traffic

edit: we good now
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Take my money dammit

Stealing that, thanks.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 15 July 2018, 21:46:25 »
Is there any reason why the base is 20 more than the usual kits offered in zfrontier?

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 15 July 2018, 23:33:46 »
Ordered!

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 15 July 2018, 23:34:46 »
What time is this opening on the website? Looks like you can add items to cart but you can't checkout completely. Kinda want one of the stickers haha

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 15 July 2018, 23:38:49 »
I just checked out.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 15 July 2018, 23:40:24 »
I just checked out.

Did Paypal work for you? I was getting an error for that but I didn't want to try out the other option just yet.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 16 July 2018, 00:11:12 »
Still not up on zFrontier.

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« Reply #26 on: Mon, 16 July 2018, 00:46:56 »
still waiting on mechboards to update their page tihihi  :))

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 16 July 2018, 01:25:45 »
ordered! hope I made it in the first 50 :)

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« Reply #28 on: Mon, 16 July 2018, 01:30:30 »
I just checked out.

Did Paypal work for you? I was getting an error for that but I didn't want to try out the other option just yet.

No, I used the other option which was basically just send the bill when the GB period is over.  Seeing how the price might go down depending on how many are ordered why would you even want to pay right now?

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 16 July 2018, 06:22:10 »
I ordered. Thank you!
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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 16 July 2018, 07:55:52 »
Ordered. Now just ship the thing already >.<

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« Reply #31 on: Mon, 16 July 2018, 12:14:05 »
Ordered. Can't wait

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« Reply #32 on: Mon, 16 July 2018, 12:56:58 »
Our site now has the set live! For EU customers - http://groupbuys.mechboards.co.uk/shop/gmk-metaverse/

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« Reply #33 on: Mon, 16 July 2018, 13:42:56 »
Our site now has the set live! For EU customers - http://groupbuys.mechboards.co.uk/shop/gmk-metaverse/

Yup, like I thought. Most expensive GB set that had an EU proxy yet...

Nothing against you but being in the UK you are one of the worst contenders for the EU proxy, at least for everyone outside of the UK. Currency conversion is being stacked twice and shipping cost is prohibitively high. I thought TA80 was high at 143€ shipped but this is running close to 180€. Was pretty hyped for the set but GB at 180€? That's a solid pass. GLWS

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« Reply #34 on: Mon, 16 July 2018, 13:49:15 »
Our site now has the set live! For EU customers - http://groupbuys.mechboards.co.uk/shop/gmk-metaverse/

Yup, like I thought. Most expensive GB set that had an EU proxy yet...

Nothing against you but being in the UK you are one of the worst contenders for the EU proxy, at least for everyone outside of the UK. Currency conversion is being stacked twice and shipping cost is prohibitively high. I thought TA80 was high at 143€ shipped but this is running close to 180€. Was pretty hyped for the set but GB at 180€? That's a solid pass. GLWS

It sucks, because we're hardly making anything out of it. But stacked against a US price and a Chinese price that doesn't have to include VAT, it does look crazily expensive.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 16 July 2018, 18:06:43 »
In for one of each kit  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 17 July 2018, 06:46:18 »
Very tempted. Will the mechboards price go down if the MOQ of 250 is hit?

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 17 July 2018, 09:05:40 »
Are we gonna be having a special design GMK tray box (like what they did with Terminal and Carbon)? I think this piece of art would definitely make the cut!

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« Reply #38 on: Tue, 17 July 2018, 09:41:27 »
Very tempted. Will the mechboards price go down if the MOQ of 250 is hit?

The price will go down, yes.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 17 July 2018, 10:18:12 »
Are we gonna be having a special design GMK tray box (like what they did with Terminal and Carbon)? I think this piece of art would definitely make the cut!

Yes, the box art is listed below the discord link! (It is themed in the "Take Your Heart" Premium edition style that the game was released in.)
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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 17 July 2018, 10:25:45 »
Are we gonna be having a special design GMK tray box (like what they did with Terminal and Carbon)? I think this piece of art would definitely make the cut!

Yes, the box art is listed below the discord link! (It is themed in the "Take Your Heart" Premium edition style that the game was released in.)
Sweet ****ing deal man! Looks super dope! Definitely in for sure.

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« Reply #41 on: Tue, 17 July 2018, 12:58:18 »
Our site now has the set live! For EU customers - http://groupbuys.mechboards.co.uk/shop/gmk-metaverse/

Yup, like I thought. Most expensive GB set that had an EU proxy yet...

Nothing against you but being in the UK you are one of the worst contenders for the EU proxy, at least for everyone outside of the UK. Currency conversion is being stacked twice and shipping cost is prohibitively high. I thought TA80 was high at 143€ shipped but this is running close to 180€. Was pretty hyped for the set but GB at 180€? That's a solid pass. GLWS

It’s true that the set is expensive, but man, it’s just 10$ more than the US and 10$ less than Asia proxy, don’t think it’s mechboards’ fault here.

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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 17 July 2018, 16:32:59 »
Our site now has the set live! For EU customers - http://groupbuys.mechboards.co.uk/shop/gmk-metaverse/

Yup, like I thought. Most expensive GB set that had an EU proxy yet...

Nothing against you but being in the UK you are one of the worst contenders for the EU proxy, at least for everyone outside of the UK. Currency conversion is being stacked twice and shipping cost is prohibitively high. I thought TA80 was high at 143€ shipped but this is running close to 180€. Was pretty hyped for the set but GB at 180€? That's a solid pass. GLWS

It’s true that the set is expensive, but man, it’s just 10$ more than the US and 10$ less than Asia proxy, don’t think it’s mechboards’ fault here.

Not to mention that price has to include VAT while US and Asia don't, so that pricing really isn't high at all for what the actual costs of the set are.

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« Reply #43 on: Tue, 17 July 2018, 16:56:01 »
Hey just wondering what shipping might cost to Michigan (via donut). 

My pre-order details say "$18.00 via First-Class Package International Service" but I'm assuming that's just based off my billing address (Canadian), and I'll have a chance to confirm shipping address on the final invoice(?).

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« Reply #44 on: Tue, 17 July 2018, 18:03:27 »
How long does the GB stay open? Doesn't say it anywhere on the post or i am just blind.
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« Reply #45 on: Tue, 17 July 2018, 18:10:07 »
Hey just wondering what shipping might cost to Michigan (via donut). 

My pre-order details say "$18.00 via First-Class Package International Service" but I'm assuming that's just based off my billing address (Canadian), and I'll have a chance to confirm shipping address on the final invoice(?).

PM me your email used and I'll check up on that. Chances are it might have chosen the wrong address to calculate shipping off of.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 17 July 2018, 18:22:42 »
How long does the GB stay open? Doesn't say it anywhere on the post or i am just blind.

I asked that on discord, it ends the 8/13.

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« Reply #47 on: Wed, 18 July 2018, 05:23:15 »
Our site now has the set live! For EU customers - http://groupbuys.mechboards.co.uk/shop/gmk-metaverse/

Yup, like I thought. Most expensive GB set that had an EU proxy yet...

Nothing against you but being in the UK you are one of the worst contenders for the EU proxy, at least for everyone outside of the UK. Currency conversion is being stacked twice and shipping cost is prohibitively high. I thought TA80 was high at 143€ shipped but this is running close to 180€. Was pretty hyped for the set but GB at 180€? That's a solid pass. GLWS

It’s true that the set is expensive, but man, it’s just 10$ more than the US and 10$ less than Asia proxy, don’t think it’s mechboards’ fault here.

Not to mention that price has to include VAT while US and Asia don't, so that pricing really isn't high at all for what the actual costs of the set are.

You really had to make that comment right? Okay fine, I can play that game too.

Metaverse pricing:

US: $160 + domestic shipping (let's assume $10 because your site doesn't let me fetch the real number) = 170$
EU(buying from a country that uses the Euro): £130 + £15 shipping = £145 = 171€ (using PayPal's currency conversion) = $198.79 (using the current normal conversion rate)
Or about 17% more expensive. Keeping in mind that there's 21% UK VAT included that's a great deal isn't it?

Well, let's compare to GMK TA90 prices(EU via mykeyboard):

US: $169 + domestic shipping (let's use the same $10 in order to keep things equal) = $179
EU: 139€ + 4€ = 143€ = $166.21 (using the current normal conversion rate)
Or about 7.7% cheaper.

Let's compare Burgundy prices(EU via candykeys):

US: $149 + $10 shipping + PP fee ( 4.4% (+ a few cents we'll leave out) so $7)  = $166
EU: 135€ + 12€ shipping (to any EU country, germany is cheaper but that's cheating) = 147€ = $171
or about 3% more expensive

And for good measure, let's also do Phantom (EU via mykeyboard):
US: $145 + $10 shipping = $155
EU: 135€ + 4€ shipping = 139€ = $161.60
or about 4.2% more expensive

Pretty wild spread, but on average those EU buys were 0.167% cheaper than Metaverse compared to the US price. Okay, granted, TA90 is a heavy hitter.
If we discard TA90 in the equasion to only use the US-based GBs the EU buys were on average 3.6% more expensive which is still a huge difference to 17%.

Here's my theory where this difference comes from:
1. The sets are made in Germany shipping them to Germany or Belgium from GMK should be cheaper than shipping them across that bit of water to the UK which impacts the base price.

2. The UK uses a different currency and the vendor collects orders in that currency. Meaning any EU buyer who's not in the UK is paying the currency conversion from their currency (most likely €) to GBP and the one from GPB to € so the vendor can pay GMK.

3. Shipping. It's 15gbp which is 16.82€, that's a little bit more than candykeys' EU shipping and a significant amount more than meykeyboard's EU shipping.

So mechboards isn't really to blame for the pricing, it's just the location they are at that's causing a lot of the price difference, that stuff adds up quickly.

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 20 July 2018, 08:47:22 »
How close are we to hitting MOQ?

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Re: [GB] GMK Metaverse
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 20 July 2018, 09:18:24 »
How close are we to hitting MOQ?

There are several different MOQ's to hit, but we have already hit total MOQ for Rama Caps and are close to 100 Base Kit orders. Donutcat has more of the details. I believe he is posting them every other day on his website.