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[GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
« on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 05:45:59 »
    Hi everyone, the GB for the Nutcracker IS NOW LIVE ENDED!

    Our IC OP is here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=98204.0

    ---> The form is OPEN!!! (until Dec 3, 2018, 00:00 GMT +8) <--- (this means Dec 2nd evening, our time)

    You can click here to join the GROUPBUY: https://goo.gl/forms/IZFiID1kYHlJwmel1


    please read: Update for release of Check list: (updated nov 28, 2018)

    Thank you for the amazing support. We are truly humbled by the overwhelming response after the first day.

    We have reviewed the orders (counted and re-counted the orders several times) from the first day. We ran out of the first 100 Kailh nutcrackers within the first 5 hours, and 300 MX nutcrackers within the first 13 hours after the GB opened. Thank you for all your support!

    Some of you have requested for a check list of your orders and many of you want to know whether your order is part of Batch 1 or Batch 2. Our operating principle is that we will do our best to get the Nutcrackers to you as soon as possible, and in as fair a way as possible. We want to serve those who submitted their orders and made payment within the timeframe first. This means that the nutcrackers from those who put an order, but do not make payment by the deadline, will go to the next order. We hope that this is fair.

    We have the orders in the check list, and the batch 1 / batch 2 will be updated and released after we have received and processed all payments. (This is so that we can reflect all changes, should there be buyers who ordered, but later changed their mind and did not pay, etc.)

    In our review, we also notice that there are buyers who are within the first 300 for the MX, but are beyond the first 100 for the Kailh. After careful consideration, we feel that it would be fairest to reserve the MX for you, and once the Kailh nutcrackers are available, we will ship your order out> we will try our best to get these to you as soon as possible (we will label these as “Batch 2 priority”, as the Kailh nutcrackers will be Batch 2).

    Thank you so much. We will do our best to get the invoices to you as soon as possible. I wish we had elves to help out!

    There is a CHECK LIST FORM: https://goo.gl/5pdcrU

    Some FAQ on the GB (updated nov 30, 2018)
    More

    • What's this batch 1 & batch 2 thing? We posted about the first 400, read about it here. We will produce/process all order placed during the GB, including those after the first 400.
    • When will i find out whether i'm in batch 1 or 2? We'll indicate this in the check list after we process all payments.
    • Why are there some that are further down the list, not issued an invoice, but are marked as paid? We are updating this here because we want to be transparent about it. We are based in Singapore do accept local bank payments. Some buyers have already transferred us the payment, and marking it on the check list is a show of confirmation that we have received it on our end. This does NOT mean that they will get the nutcracker first. As mentioned in the "update to check list" blurb (please read it), we will honour those that ordered and settled payment, in sequence of the order form.
    • I'm based in Singapore, can i do a bank transfer? Sure! To find out more details, please PM ilouis_07 here.
    • Can I change or edit my order? Tl;dr answer: yes, but you'll need to resubmit your order (read long answer here).






    Nutcracker Details:

    Specs:
    1. Made with aluminium, CNC processed and anodized.
    2. Two separate openers available: MX and Kailh (box switch compatible)
    3. Colors - please see color samples below:
     Blue:     


     Silver:


     Black:



    Price (inclusive of postage & paypal fees):



    For example, if you want 2 MX and 1 Kailh, it will be $25 + $23 + $24 = $72 (Or it can be calculated by $27 + $23 + $22 = $72)

    A note about Orders and Payment
    After the group buy ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Only orders that are paid for will be processed.

    Timeline / lead time (please note that all times and dates are in GMT+8) :
    Conduct GB (Opens from Nov 27, 2018, 00:00 to Dec 3, 2018, 00:00)
    Collect Payment (from Nov 28 to Dec 4, 2018, 23:59)
    Complete production of current 400 Nutcrackers , aka Batch 1 (from Nov 27 to Dec 14)
    Two to three weeks for Shipping via EMS (Starting from Dec 15th, 2018.)

    Production for Nutcrackers beyond current 400, aka. Batch 2 (Dec 15 - Jan 15, 2019)
    Two to three weeks for shipping via EMS (starting Jan 15, 2019)


    Shipping constraints:
    My sincerest apologies that I am not able to ship to all countries worldwide. The table here shows the countries that I can ship to affordably:



    This list is based on this shipping company’s website (numbering is in accordance to their list)

    Thank you!
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    « Last Edit: Sat, 06 April 2019, 11:35:10 by ilouis_07 »

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #1 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 05:46:20 »
    reserved thanks
    « Last Edit: Mon, 26 November 2018, 08:32:07 by ilouis_07 »

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #2 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 09:08:45 »
    Approval bump.
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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #3 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 09:09:48 »
    excited!!!! :p :p

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #4 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 09:23:44 »
    "The form The Nutcracker: Color samples (1/3) is no longer accepting responses"

    All spots taken already?

    edit: nevermind it hasn't started yet oops :)

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #5 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 09:30:56 »
    so this GB will officially start in like half an hour? or I'm dumb and it's suppose to be about 24.30 hours from now
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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #6 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 09:34:02 »
    "The form The Nutcracker: Color samples (1/3) is no longer accepting responses"

    All spots taken already?

    edit: nevermind it hasn't started yet oops :)

    yes, it starts in 27 mins!

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #7 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 09:34:52 »
    so this GB will officially start in like half an hour? or I'm dumb and it's suppose to be about 24.30 hours from now

    Yes, it starts in 30mins.

    Nah, no worries. the midnight thing has always been confusing for me too. Good thing he put the 'mins to form opening'!

    Edit: oops.. i saw the 'mins to form opening in the reddit post ... https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/a0jtkk/gb_the_nutcracker_an_aluminium_switch_opener/
    « Last Edit: Mon, 26 November 2018, 09:36:29 by missylo »

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #8 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 10:03:27 »
    Done. In for one of each.

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #9 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 10:04:06 »
    joined, one for each too, woo
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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #10 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 10:09:30 »
    The form misses an input for zip code. Not sure about how that could delay shipments. Anyway, in for a black one.

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #11 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 10:09:48 »
    Join ~ Nice kit

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #12 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 10:16:55 »
    Joined for the kailh nutcracker.

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #13 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 10:21:38 »
    The form misses an input for zip code. Not sure about how that could delay shipments. Anyway, in for a black one.

    Did you include your zipcode in the address information?

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #14 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 10:21:57 »
    How do we know we are in the first batch?

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #15 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 10:32:05 »
    The form misses an input for zip code. Not sure about how that could delay shipments. Anyway, in for a black one.

    Did you include your zipcode in the address information?

    The form misses an input for zip code. Not sure about how that could delay shipments. Anyway, in for a black one.

    Did you include your zipcode in the address information?


    We have updated form to include zipcode. If you didn't key it in earlier, we will email or PM you. thank you for pointing this out. 

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #16 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 10:33:06 »
    The post code input box only allows numbers, but UK's postcode has letters as well. ilouis_07 can you please change it.

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #17 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 10:38:32 »
    The post code input box only allows numbers, but UK's postcode has letters as well. ilouis_07 can you please change it.
    ok i will inform him

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #18 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 10:39:30 »
    The post code input box only allows numbers, but UK's postcode has letters as well. ilouis_07 can you please change it.

    OK done

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #19 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 10:44:44 »
    How do we know we are in the first batch?

    hi there, good question.
    So far, everyone is in the first batch. We will update and let everyone know once the first batch is completed

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #20 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 10:46:23 »
    are people lubing box switches? I thought that wasn't a thing.

    I guess there are non-box kailh that need lubing.  Maybe that's what it's for.
    « Last Edit: Mon, 26 November 2018, 11:07:06 by pixelpusher »
    :)

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #21 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 11:14:07 »
    are people lubing box switches? I thought that wasn't a thing.

    I guess there are non-box kailh that need lubing.  Maybe that's what it's for.

    fyi, it's not just kailh box switches that has the clamp style tops. most of the newer revisions of kailh switches have those clamp style tops, that includes the pro switches on their line of products.

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #22 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 11:15:58 »
    are people lubing box switches? I thought that wasn't a thing.

    I guess there are non-box kailh that need lubing.  Maybe that's what it's for.

    btw, i'm not into lubing switches yet. I want this to change the housing of switches. The clear tops are too noisy. I like the sound of the black tops more. That's why I want one! :)

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #23 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 11:16:30 »
    Got one of the MX styles on in that slick black. Can't wait :)
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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #24 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 11:27:12 »
    sorry, we did a mistake, before 74 orders we forgot to ask zip code/post code, some of them provided postcode but most buyer didn't, i will email No.1 to No.74 buyers tmr:)

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #25 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 12:50:55 »
    all in

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #26 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 13:20:13 »
    Got one of each!
    --
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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #27 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 13:23:24 »
    Snagged one of each. Thanks!

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #28 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 13:30:35 »
    Same

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #29 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 13:57:00 »
    In for one of each as well!

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #30 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 14:56:23 »
    joined!

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #31 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 16:43:37 »
    Joined!
    :)

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #32 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 16:56:23 »
    er i need to edit my order.  I'm dumb.  Can I change my Kailh one to silver instead of blue?
    :)

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #33 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 18:04:01 »
    er i need to edit my order.  I'm dumb.  Can I change my Kailh one to silver instead of blue?
    Will cancel the order you put in. Please submit another one.

    Thanks

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #34 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 18:36:26 »
    Joined for both MX and Kailh ;D

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #35 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 19:33:51 »
    er i need to edit my order.  I'm dumb.  Can I change my Kailh one to silver instead of blue?
    Will cancel the order you put in. Please submit another one.

    Thanks

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    Thanks
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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #36 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 19:57:35 »
    Got one of each, looking forward to trying them out!

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #37 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 21:19:15 »
    Hi all,
    These times are in GMT +8

    As of 5.18 am, Nov 27, 2018 this morning all current 100 Kailh nutcrackers have been ordered! Any orders after this timing will be  batch 2. Louis will update main post

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #38 on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 00:35:21 »
    Do you have the checking list in google sheet? Cause i already placing my order but i did not receive any email for sumbission form notification. Dont know that my placing order is complete or not.
    Tks

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #39 on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 01:43:19 »
    Hi there,

    Thanks for asking. I remember seeing your user in the order list, so your order is captured. We are working on it. An update will be reased shortly, and Louis will be putting up a checklist / sheet of sorts as well.

    Please give us another 6-9 hours to get all this sorted (the day job is getting in the way of all this!)

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #40 on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 10:04:56 »
    I've ordered and am excited to get this and to support innovation here!

    May I ask if this differs in function or effectiveness from the KiiBoss opener for mx switches?

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #41 on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 10:24:35 »
    Do you have the checking list in google sheet? Cause i already placing my order but i did not receive any email for sumbission form notification. Dont know that my placing order is complete or not.
    Tks

    me too

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #42 on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 15:13:01 »
    Any updates on invoicing?


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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #43 on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 16:35:47 »
    in for 3. 2 X MX, 1 X Kaihua

    Offline sJ1N

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #44 on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 17:45:26 »
    Also in for one of each ! Guess i'll be in the 2nd production run tho.. any estimates on shipping for the 2nd batch ?

    Offline missylo

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #45 on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 19:52:03 »
    Any updates on invoicing?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    Hi, there was an update to the OP made that included the check list about 12 hours ago

    There's a column that shows invoice status

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    Offline missylo

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #46 on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 19:52:44 »
    Do you have the checking list in google sheet? Cause i already placing my order but i did not receive any email for sumbission form notification. Dont know that my placing order is complete or not.
    Tks

    me too

    KMK Labs.
    Hi, please check the OP for the checklist. It came out about 12 hours ago

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #47 on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 19:54:55 »
    Also in for one of each ! Guess i'll be in the 2nd production run tho.. any estimates on shipping for the 2nd batch ?
    There is an estimate in the OP under time-line, in between the two picture tables

    Edit: I am. Sure Louis will try his best to get them out to you as soon as he can though!

    (also sorry, don't know how to quote from the OP using tapatalk!)

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    « Last Edit: Tue, 27 November 2018, 19:56:40 by missylo »

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #48 on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 22:25:33 »
    That was fast  :D

    Is Kailh nutcracker compatible to all Kailh switches (I believe so  :p)?

    Offline sJ1N

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    Re: [GB] An aluminium switch opener: The Nutcracker
    « Reply #49 on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 23:30:03 »
    Also in for one of each ! Guess i'll be in the 2nd production run tho.. any estimates on shipping for the 2nd batch ?
    There is an estimate in the OP under time-line, in between the two picture tables

    Edit: I am. Sure Louis will try his best to get them out to you as soon as he can though!

    (also sorry, don't know how to quote from the OP using tapatalk!)

    Sent using Tapatalk

    My bad im blind, thanks for the quick response !