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UKKeycaps GB #3: GMK Escape Pack (7 keys - £11.40) - PLACING ORDER!

Posted: 30 Sep 2015, 20:17
by UKKeycaps

Based on the GMK Esc Pack interest check:


This is UKKeycaps' group buy #3 for a GMK Esc Pack with 7 Keys

- Material = ABS
- Profile = Cherry
- Legends = Doubleshot
- Colours:



This is a UK based group-buy with the UK in mind, shipping is free to the UK and available at a fair price to the rest of the world

When/how long?

The group-buy will run for 5 weeks and will end on the 4th of November at 11:30pm. GMK lead times are usually estimated at around 8 weeks. As this isn't a large amount of keys I am hoping for a shorter lead time

How much?

The price for one Esc pack (7 GMK Escs) is £11.40 - Shipping is free to UK buyers

Shipping to the rest of the world will be £3.50

What is the MOQ / What if MOQ is not reached?

The MOQ is 130 Esc packs. The MOQ is lower than GMK's usual 250 as UKKeycaps is willing to absorb some of the cost and is also willing to have packs left over after the GB to sell.

If the MOQ is not reached then all buyers will be refunded in full!

How can I get updates on the group-buy??

Follow the UKKeycaps facebook page! Or you could just keep an eye on this thread :D


Update #1 (08/10/15)

Due to community feedback the price of the GB has been lowered to £11.40 and has been extended by 2 weeks. As a result of the lowered price the MOQ is now slightly higher also. Please spread the word! The main post has been updated to reflect the new info! - All previous buyers have refunded the difference.

Update #2 (26/10/15)

Number of sets ordered is around 55 away from MOQ, however a Chinese vendor will be purchasing 80+ sets within the next few days so MOQ will be reached on completion of that payment! I will update this post when MOQ is reached :D

Update #3 (28/10/15)

MOQ reached! This GB will definitely be going ahead! Exactly one week left :D

Update #4 (04/11/15)

The main buying window of the GB is now over, I will make the order with GMK ASAP, the product page is still accepting orders as currently there have been around 200 packs purchased, and so with GMK's 250 MOQ there are 50 leftovers remaining :D

Update #4 (13/11/15)

I have made the order with GMK, they'll inform me of a lead time next week.

Update #5 (19/11/15)

ETA for the escape packs in mid-January, later than I hoped but they're very stretched currently.

Update #6 (17/01/16)

GMK informed me that the keys are now more likely to be shipped to me around the start of February due to a delay from the company that supplies them their plastic to make the keycaps. This isn't too long of a delay and hopefully it will be the only one!

Posted: 30 Sep 2015, 22:47
by Prelim
paid! (3 packs)

Posted: 04 Oct 2015, 19:10
by gianni
I like it, but it seems expensive compared to the real cost.

Posted: 08 Oct 2015, 20:09
by UKKeycaps
UPDATE! Price lowered! Now £11.40 - all previous buyers refunded the difference

Posted: 08 Oct 2015, 20:24
by gianni
Thank you for taking our feedback seriously :-)

Posted: 08 Oct 2015, 20:37
by Prelim
for those saying the price was high, remember the previous Esc packs GBs... Ivan's Esc pack ( was ~$10+$2.5+pp fees for 3 caps, this will be now ~$17.5 for 7 caps, so it's way cheaper ;) not to mention the multiple packs discount, which is normally absent in GBs!

Posted: 08 Oct 2015, 20:52
by Khers
How far along are we?

Posted: 08 Oct 2015, 20:54
by Prelim
Khers wrote: How far along are we?
it's on the 1st link! ... ack-7x-esc

MOQ = 130
No. ordered = 41

Posted: 08 Oct 2015, 21:25
by Khers
Ok, cool. Hadn't noticed that.

In that case; we need more orders! :evilgeek:

Posted: 13 Oct 2015, 20:15
by UKKeycaps
Chinese and European vendors are interested in buying a decent amount of packs so the MOQ isn't looking so far away :D

Posted: 14 Oct 2015, 05:02
by kokokoy
Sounds great! Thanks for the updates.

Posted: 22 Oct 2015, 00:56
by UKKeycaps
2 weeks left!

Posted: 26 Oct 2015, 17:17
by UKKeycaps
Lil update bump

Posted: 27 Oct 2015, 17:24
by Prelim
I've just came across this:
"I just read in another post, I think skydata+, that GMK's manufacturing facility is full of orders until January."
AFAIK the MOQ will be reached very soon, do you have any expectation on production timeframe?

Posted: 27 Oct 2015, 17:51
by UKKeycaps
Prelim wrote: I've just came across this:
"I just read in another post, I think skydata+, that GMK's manufacturing facility is full of orders until January."
AFAIK the MOQ will be reached very soon, do you have any expectation on production timeframe?
I was told 8 weeks by GMK, once I make the order, I'll be sure to get them to clarify the ETA.

Posted: 27 Oct 2015, 18:19
by Prelim
ah ok, then be sure to make the GMK order as soon as possible... the GMK fellows must be also starting their UNIQEY boards production, so the keycap machines should be operating 24/7 by now lol

Posted: 28 Oct 2015, 13:57
by UKKeycaps
MOQ reached :D

Posted: 28 Oct 2015, 14:05
by Prelim

Posted: 28 Oct 2015, 14:38
by Stabilized
God that is a tumblr gif if I ever seen one! Makes me feel slightly motion sick...

Posted: 28 Oct 2015, 14:50
by Khers

Now, let's wait!

Posted: 29 Oct 2015, 15:26
by faxe

Posted: 06 Nov 2015, 01:34
by Prelim
how's the order and ETA?

Posted: 06 Nov 2015, 18:13
by UKKeycaps
Prelim wrote: how's the order and ETA?
I think the guy I normally correspond with may be off work for a bit as he hasn't replied to either of my emails, I will send a email to their general address over the weekend and hopefully they'll reply and I can make the order on monday.

Posted: 06 Nov 2015, 19:55
by Prelim
autch! I thought the order was already made when MOQ was reached (28/Oct) :(

Posted: 06 Nov 2015, 20:21
by UKKeycaps
Prelim wrote: autch! I thought the order was already made when MOQ was reached (28/Oct) :(
Nope, the email was send on the new end date (4th of Nov), no reply yet.

EDIT: Reply received, payment will be made on monday and I will know a more certain lead time then too.

Posted: 12 Nov 2015, 11:34
by Prelim
ETA news?

Posted: 12 Nov 2015, 17:37
by UKKeycaps
Order has been made, I will update the thread when I have a estimated lead time!

Posted: 19 Nov 2015, 21:56
by UKKeycaps
I've been informed by GMK that the ETA of the keys is mid-january. Later than I hoped but they're quite stretched with numerous projects currently.

Posted: 18 Dec 2015, 17:13
by DeskNDL82

Posted: 01 Jan 2016, 20:45
by UKKeycaps
ETA is coming up, not to long until all you lovely people will have your keys with you. Still some sets left for those late to the party.