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Offline Fatboychard

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
« Reply #350 on: Wed, 06 February 2019, 09:52:51 »
Looking to sell my GB Spot.

CA66 HHKB Dark Red + Brass Plate

SOLD
« Last Edit: Wed, 13 February 2019, 04:00:36 by Fatboychard »

Offline kitty

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
« Reply #351 on: Wed, 13 February 2019, 01:39:24 »
is there a chance to add extras to our GB order before it ships? wanna get my hands on a brass plate

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
« Reply #352 on: Fri, 15 February 2019, 07:49:55 »
212988-0212990-1

BT PCB done.

We will be back to the factory to finish the rest of anodizing stuff on 20th. :thumb:

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
« Reply #353 on: Fri, 15 February 2019, 07:50:33 »
is there a chance to add extras to our GB order before it ships? wanna get my hands on a brass plate

No sorry. Manufacturing was all done. :-X

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[GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #354 on: Fri, 15 February 2019, 07:51:40 »
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

BT PCB done.

We will be back to the factory to finish the rest of anodizing stuff on 20th. :thumb:

Awesome! Thank you for updating and enjoy the rest of CNY celebrations!
« Last Edit: Fri, 15 February 2019, 08:24:36 by cijanzen »

Offline kf1246

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #355 on: Fri, 15 February 2019, 08:19:35 »
Edit: just noticed there’s no USB connector on the PCB. Is that added later?

If I recall correctly, the USB port is on a daughterboard mounted separately in the case. You might be able to find pictures of this from the previous GB.

Offline cijanzen

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #356 on: Fri, 15 February 2019, 08:22:21 »
Edit: just noticed there’s no USB connector on the PCB. Is that added later?

If I recall correctly, the USB port is on a daughterboard mounted separately in the case. You might be able to find pictures of this from the previous GB.

Oh geez I totally forgot about that! Thanks for the reminder.

Offline Cods

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #357 on: Fri, 15 February 2019, 18:24:51 »
So sad I missed this  :(
Model M Industrial, SSK, Unicomp 104, Code TKL MX Green, FC660M MX Green + Clear + White + Grey, FC660C Topre 45g, MagicForce 68 USB and Bluetooth, Whitefox... wait, I think I need an intervention.
Too much SA is never enough.

Offline lakeboredom

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #358 on: Sat, 16 February 2019, 01:09:53 »
Is there anything I can do to prevent my R1 PCB from dying? Kind of hesitant to build it without knowing the problem.

Offline Lyle88

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #359 on: Sat, 16 February 2019, 01:26:57 »
Is there anything I can do to prevent my R1 PCB from dying? Kind of hesitant to build it without knowing the problem.
I'm also curious as to whether the issue has been isolated and changes have been made to the R2 PCB..

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Offline jrfhoutx

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #360 on: Sat, 16 February 2019, 06:18:01 »
Is there anything I can do to prevent my R1 PCB from dying? Kind of hesitant to build it without knowing the problem.
I'm also curious as to whether the issue has been isolated and changes have been made to the R2 PCB..

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They’ve said they found the problem and have corrected it in the R2 pcbs, but haven’t said what the problem actually was.

Offline nulltorious

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #361 on: Sun, 17 February 2019, 08:15:30 »
@PlayKeyboardTW

Is it still possible to buy an extra ALPS plate? If not can you share the plate file and I can get it cut. I recently got some really clean Blue Alps and I think the CA66 will be a good board for the switches.

Offline Vizir

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #362 on: Sun, 17 February 2019, 09:51:52 »
@PlayKeyboardTW

Is it still possible to buy an extra ALPS plate? If not can you share the plate file and I can get it cut. I recently got some really clean Blue Alps and I think the CA66 will be a good board for the switches.
I'd like this too since I forgot to order one

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #363 on: Sun, 17 February 2019, 15:36:35 »
@PlayKeyboardTW

Is it still possible to buy an extra ALPS plate? If not can you share the plate file and I can get it cut. I recently got some really clean Blue Alps and I think the CA66 will be a good board for the switches.
I'd like this too since I forgot to order one

They’ve said they’ll release the plate file after the completion of the buy, just like they did with round 1.

Offline 8BitDuck

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #364 on: Wed, 20 February 2019, 04:29:25 »
Does anyone know if there will be any spares available?

Offline Lyle88

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #365 on: Wed, 20 February 2019, 06:34:59 »
Does anyone know if there will be any spares available?
There are WKL kits available, unless the extras all sold...

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Offline Lyle88

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #366 on: Mon, 25 February 2019, 20:13:48 »
Do we have any update on estimated shipping date?

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Offline silversung

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #367 on: Mon, 25 February 2019, 20:22:45 »
Would like some update, too :D

Offline Lormania

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #368 on: Mon, 25 February 2019, 20:45:53 »
I am not sure how long anodizing takes but if they stsrted doing that on the 20th then I imagine it takes a couple weeks at most to do that. Then it needs to be shipped after QC so I am thinking another 3 - 4 weeks until it is our hands? Does that sound right?

Offline dondongler

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #369 on: Mon, 25 February 2019, 20:56:48 »
I am not sure how long anodizing takes but if they stsrted doing that on the 20th then I imagine it takes a couple weeks at most to do that. Then it needs to be shipped after QC so I am thinking another 3 - 4 weeks until it is our hands? Does that sound right?
I was under the impression ano was almost completed before cny. Could be mistaken though.

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Offline Lormania

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #370 on: Mon, 25 February 2019, 21:12:14 »
I am not sure how long anodizing takes but if they stsrted doing that on the 20th then I imagine it takes a couple weeks at most to do that. Then it needs to be shipped after QC so I am thinking another 3 - 4 weeks until it is our hands? Does that sound right?
I was under the impression ano was almost completed before cny. Could be mistaken though.

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Ah yes, he did say they were finishing up the ano after the 20th. Hope that means only 3 weeks.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #371 on: Tue, 26 February 2019, 06:14:54 »
Is there anything I can do to prevent my R1 PCB from dying? Kind of hesitant to build it without knowing the problem.
I'm also curious as to whether the issue has been isolated and changes have been made to the R2 PCB..

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They’ve said they found the problem and have corrected it in the R2 pcbs, but haven’t said what the problem actually was.

I'm waiting for the new PCB, but in the meantime I've got two unbuilt PCBs gathering dust on the shelf only because I'm not sure wheher they'll be bricked just as many others. If the source of the problem is known, it really should be made public so, if possible, previous PCBs could be fixed before use.

Offline lakeboredom

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #372 on: Tue, 26 February 2019, 13:40:57 »
I have a feeling we are being completely ignored. If I didn't get mine second hand, I'd be way more pissed off that no one had answered the question yet.

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Offline Sythe

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #373 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 18:08:13 »
Disappointed with the lack of updates post CNY.
I would have expected these to be done by now or very close to being finished.

Offline 4everJayWalking

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #374 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 18:37:52 »
I was also getting worried. I messaged them on Facebook and got the following response.

"Our guy just arrived at the factory today. More updates will come. Please don't be concerned. We rather make them good then sending out low quality stuffs"

I asked for an updated timeline but that's all I was given. Hopefully we'll hear something soon.


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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #375 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 05:35:06 »
I got the following response:

"Hi there!
We were just back to the factory to take care the rest of the work
so we probably can ship orders out before March 15th."

Offline Lyle88

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #376 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 06:18:04 »
I got the following response:

"Hi there!
We were just back to the factory to take care the rest of the work
so we probably can ship orders out before March 15th."
Ohhhh

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Offline theo313

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #377 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 09:51:12 »
When someone sells their place in line, do they give the new shipping destination to the vendor? Do they ask for money upfront? How does that work?

Offline 5inn3d-

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #378 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 10:51:28 »
no idea how selling spots work.. but im trying to change my shipping address..

Offline Vizir

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #379 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 12:36:13 »
no idea how selling spots work.. but im trying to change my shipping address..
That's easy. Send a PM with your new address and your order number to PlayKeyboardTW

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #380 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 10:41:29 »
no idea how selling spots work.. but im trying to change my shipping address..
That's easy. Send a PM with your new address and your order number to PlayKeyboardTW


I did, as well as an email. no response so far.

Offline Vizir

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #381 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 11:10:05 »
no idea how selling spots work.. but im trying to change my shipping address..
That's easy. Send a PM with your new address and your order number to PlayKeyboardTW


I did, as well as an email. no response so far.
Ok. They should get back to you soon enough. Must stop be on vacation

Offline Sythe

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #382 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 22:26:47 »
I got the following response:

"Hi there!
We were just back to the factory to take care the rest of the work
so we probably can ship orders out before March 15th."

Now for them to just update us here with that information...

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #383 on: Fri, 08 March 2019, 20:55:49 »
Hi guys! A quick updates here.
Really sorry that we can't reply all messages back immediately.
This time was kind of different from last round (like there's a Chinese New Year holiday period in the middle). Some private issues we can't tell you guys as well.
There are some new projects on going and prototypes are done.
In conclusion, we tried to do to many things at the same time. :(

Lots of guys contacting us by emails and via Facebook messages.
We now only reply those who want to change shipping addresses, and asking for situations.
Since too many people ask if there's any extra kits for purchasing, we kinda want to handle all GB orders first.
And that will be fair enough for guys joined the GB from the very start.

As we found we were lacking of some HHKB-like version cases. We just finished their CNC process and are now polishing, sandblasting them.
Also packaging is arrived.
214744-0

As we heading back to anodizing to finish the rest of work, of course more pics you want to see will be posted here and instagram. :thumb:

Sorry and thanks for all the patience, support from all of you. ;D

Offline cijanzen

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #384 on: Fri, 08 March 2019, 20:57:38 »
Hi guys! A quick updates here.
Really sorry that we can't reply all messages back immediately.
This time was kind of different from last round (like there's a Chinese New Year holiday period in the middle). Some private issues we can't tell you guys as well.
There are some new projects on going and prototypes are done.
In conclusion, we tried to do to many things at the same time. :(

Lots of guys contacting us by emails and via Facebook messages.
We now only reply those who want to change shipping addresses, and asking for situations.
Since too many people ask if there's any extra kits for purchasing, we kinda want to handle all GB orders first.
And that will be fair enough for guys joined the GB from the very start.

As we found we were lacking of some HHKB-like version cases. We just finished their CNC process and are now polishing, sandblasting them.
Also packaging is arrived.
(Attachment Link)

As we heading back to anodizing to finish the rest of work, of course more pics you want to see will be posted here and instagram. :thumb:

Sorry and thanks for all the patience, support from all of you. ;D

Thanks for the update! Anything, even some news of delay is better than no news so it’s very much appreciated. Thanks for your ongoing efforts to get this shipped!

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #385 on: Fri, 08 March 2019, 21:26:56 »
Hi guys! A quick updates here.
Really sorry that we can't reply all messages back immediately.
This time was kind of different from last round (like there's a Chinese New Year holiday period in the middle). Some private issues we can't tell you guys as well.
There are some new projects on going and prototypes are done.
In conclusion, we tried to do to many things at the same time. :(

Lots of guys contacting us by emails and via Facebook messages.
We now only reply those who want to change shipping addresses, and asking for situations.
Since too many people ask if there's any extra kits for purchasing, we kinda want to handle all GB orders first.
And that will be fair enough for guys joined the GB from the very start.

As we found we were lacking of some HHKB-like version cases. We just finished their CNC process and are now polishing, sandblasting them.
Also packaging is arrived.
(Attachment Link)

As we heading back to anodizing to finish the rest of work, of course more pics you want to see will be posted here and instagram. :thumb:

Sorry and thanks for all the patience, support from all of you. ;D

Great!

Offline Lyle88

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #386 on: Fri, 08 March 2019, 21:43:55 »
Hi guys! A quick updates here.
Really sorry that we can't reply all messages back immediately.
This time was kind of different from last round (like there's a Chinese New Year holiday period in the middle). Some private issues we can't tell you guys as well.
There are some new projects on going and prototypes are done.
In conclusion, we tried to do to many things at the same time. :(

Lots of guys contacting us by emails and via Facebook messages.
We now only reply those who want to change shipping addresses, and asking for situations.
Since too many people ask if there's any extra kits for purchasing, we kinda want to handle all GB orders first.
And that will be fair enough for guys joined the GB from the very start.

As we found we were lacking of some HHKB-like version cases. We just finished their CNC process and are now polishing, sandblasting them.
Also packaging is arrived.
(Attachment Link)

As we heading back to anodizing to finish the rest of work, of course more pics you want to see will be posted here and instagram. :thumb:

Sorry and thanks for all the patience, support from all of you. ;D
Thanks for the update! I'm really looking forward to seeing the white cases!

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Offline Sythe

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #387 on: Fri, 08 March 2019, 22:43:29 »
Glad to finally get an update. Currently itching to do a new build!

What is the expected time until they will be ready to ship?

Online iEatPuppers

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #388 on: Wed, 13 March 2019, 21:44:00 »
It looks like the recently quoted 15 Mar shipping date won't hold  :(

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #389 on: Thu, 14 March 2019, 22:42:52 »
Our mate there in the factory said that we can make it before the end of this month.
Good to hear that. ;)

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #390 on: Thu, 14 March 2019, 23:25:48 »
Great news, thanks for the update

Offline Sythe

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #391 on: Fri, 15 March 2019, 00:23:36 »
Our mate there in the factory said that we can make it before the end of this month.
Good to hear that. ;)

Glad to finally get an update on the lead time.
Looking forward to the end of the month.  :thumb:

Offline DoCallMeKing

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #392 on: Fri, 15 March 2019, 05:13:00 »
Does anyone have a slot they'd want to sell?
I sold my slot a few months ago but after using other boards realized I'd love to get this board back.
Message me through here or reddit.
Thanks!

Offline Jonathan0903

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #393 on: Fri, 15 March 2019, 12:51:56 »
Does anyone have a slot they'd want to sell?
I sold my slot a few months ago but after using other boards realized I'd love to get this board back.
Message me through here or reddit.
Thanks!

OOF. Good luck my guy! I know this feeling all too well...


Offline _Paco

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #394 on: Fri, 15 March 2019, 13:06:01 »
It's been stated there will some extras after the GB order are sent out.

Would it be possible to bundle those extras to our GB order? I'd like an additional brass plate, but it seems silly to pay for shipping twice.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #395 on: Sat, 16 March 2019, 03:13:54 »
Most cases are done in the anodizing place. Now moves them back to the factory to install helicoil inserts.
Then we will be all good to pack them.
215408-0215410-1

We know all you guys would like to see how they look inside newspaper.
We will take some photos when they are ready to be shown later. :thumb:

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #396 on: Sat, 16 March 2019, 03:15:17 »
It's been stated there will some extras after the GB order are sent out.

Would it be possible to bundle those extras to our GB order? I'd like an additional brass plate, but it seems silly to pay for shipping twice.

Please send me a message to see if we can work it out for you. ;)

Offline cijanzen

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #397 on: Sat, 16 March 2019, 03:24:59 »
Most cases are done in the anodizing place. Now moves them back to the factory to install helicoil inserts.
Then we will be all good to pack them.
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

We know all you guys would like to see how they look inside newspaper.
We will take some photos when they are ready to be shown later. :thumb:

love the newspaper! But more importantly glad to hear that things are moving along smoothly now. Can’t wait to get mine!


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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #398 on: Sat, 16 March 2019, 09:14:33 »
If anyone is having second thoughts or want to sell their slot, please message me! Thanks :)

Offline Lyle88

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
« Reply #399 on: Sat, 16 March 2019, 09:44:20 »
If anyone is having second thoughts or want to sell their slot, please message me! Thanks :)
Try PM'ing playkeyboard, there might be spare wkl cases after all the GB joiners stuff is sent

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