[GB] Keebags - Keyboard Carry Cases [UPDATE 19/07]

Original post archived here: https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/com...rry_cases/
Second post archived here: https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/com...te_colour/
Engineering samples

Keebags really have gone from strength to strength and, with the feedback provided, we're ready to go live. Super soon.

I've been working behind to scenes to make this group buy as professional yet straightforward as possible. As such, I've gone and built a site, as suggested (for those who like to know, the site is using Snipcart as the cart platform with Stripe handling payments). Additionally, I've set up a dedicated email address for any specific or order-related questions and this can be found on the site too.

Anywho, enough of my week... let's look at what's changed:

There will be 12 different sized Keebags. Sizes are in mm and prices in GBP:
  • Mini (160x130x90, £30) NEW-NEW
  • 40% (250x95x45, £27)
  • 2-40% (250x95x90, £32) NEW
  • 60% (300x110x45, £28)
  • 2-60% (300x110x90, £33)
  • 75% (320x130x50, £29)
  • 2-75% (320x130x100, £34) NEW
  • Ergo (230x220x90, £35) NEW
  • TKL (370x150x50, £30)
  • 2-TKL (370x150x100, £35) NEW
  • 1800 (410x190x50, £32)
  • 3000 (480x200x50, £35)

Postage is now calculated on weight. Those in North America benefit the most from this with those generally interested in two Keebags benefiting the least. It's a trade off that was voted for but at least postage is accurate.

Colours... well, well, well... unfortunately, white and maroon cases will not be offered as they are discontinued by the supplier. However, these have been substituted for grey and red. Both colours can be seen on the site and a true sample of the grey can be found here. The supplier did mention that white would be a hard colour to try and keep clean, even if it was available. Pros and cons, I suppose, though I hope that grey is a satisfactory change.

So, earlier, I did say we'd be live super soon.

This GB will be live tomorrow, 20th July 2018 at 19:00 BST. That's 20:00 CEST, 14:00 EDT, 11:00 PDT and Sat 04:00 AEST.

It will run throughout July and August, ending during (or just after) the last week of August, date TBC.

As always, feel free to get in touch with any questions. Here's to tomorrow!

N.B. No orders are being taken until 19:00 BST Friday 20th hence prices are omitted from the website until then.
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Potentially idiotic question here: would the cases include a strap? (and if the cases should be black to keep prices down, would it be feasible to get colored straps, to compensate the lack of colour?)
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depletedvespene wrote:Potentially idiotic question here: would the cases include a strap? (and if the cases should be black to keep prices down, would it be feasible to get colored straps, to compensate the lack of colour?)

Hey! Great questions. I know that the supplier of the cases does offer small straps however I'm waiting on a price for them. I'll definitely ask about what colours they offer, too.

Alternatively, any satchel strap on the market would work if you had something else you'd like to use :D
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Won't be joining since the name has "keeb" in it.
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I don't know who the chap named Kee that you hate so much might be, but... as long as the legend "keebag" isn't embroidered on the side or otherwise prominently displayed in the bag, it shouldn't be that much of an issue, should it?
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I'm being partially serious and partially sarcastic. I don't need a bag to begin with, but even if I did, I can't stand the word "keeb" which this was obviously modeled from.
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Blaise170 wrote:I'm being partially serious and partially sarcastic.

What an interesting coincidence. :mrgreen:
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Blaise170 wrote:I'm being partially serious and partially sarcastic. I don't need a bag to begin with, but even if I did, I can't stand the word "keeb" which this was obviously modeled from.

If I was known for my ingenuity and imagination, I would be script writing in Hollywood!

Jokes aside, I went with a straightforward name for a straightforward product. No 'Keebag' branding et cetera will be on the cases.
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Updated original post!
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pizza_is_a_lie wrote:Updated original post!

Have you looked into getting a proxy for USA participants? I bet significant savings in shipping could be procured that way (or I could be completely wrong, of course).

FWIW, I really like the black with teal webbings. :)
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pizza_is_a_lie wrote:Updated original post!

Have you looked into getting a proxy for USA participants? I bet significant savings in shipping could be procured that way (or I could be completely wrong, of course).

FWIW, I really like the black with teal webbings. :)

I'd considered it but I don't have big ties with anybody out there. I have no issue with a few people who trust eachother doing micro-proxies though :mrgreen:
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We're live tomorrow at 19:00 BST - original post updated!
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