[Closed] Hypersphere's Topre Damping Rings - Europe GB - Shipping Now

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Muirium
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04 Nov 2015, 21:37

chzel wrote: I'm waiting for the NT tour board to come my way, and I'm hoping that it will help me decide if I want a Topre board in my future...but I might join for ~90 rings and sell them later if I'm not convinced!
Noted!

We're now past 1400 of 2000 available rings, by the way. Let's see about opening up orders…

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t!ng
Awake Sheep

04 Nov 2015, 21:54

90 for me please

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Muirium
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04 Nov 2015, 21:55

Okay, that's this GB officially Open for Orders!

I updated the first post with all the details.

If anyone has some PayPal collection advice for me, now would be a good time! I've applied to them to raise my account limit, but their UI seems to be a dead end:
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"More Information" eh, like WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT!?

Sigh. Anywho…

If necessary, I'll get my brother to collect via his PayPal later on, and I could even turn to Hypersphere if we bust everything! So I think we're good to go in any case.

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infodroid

04 Nov 2015, 23:51

If PayPal get nasty there's always Coinbase :ugeek:

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Muirium
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05 Nov 2015, 00:00

Is that the spare change recycling machine at Sainsburys? Blech.

Orders are rolling in quite quickly. I'm definitely going to need to buy a bunch of bubble mailers!

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infodroid

05 Nov 2015, 00:23

You wanna be like this guy

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webwit
Wild Duck

05 Nov 2015, 00:45

Don't have PayPal but I can sent money to a Scottish bank account just fine, would just need to know your costs to receive money by international payment. Last time I did it, it was 2 pounds.

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Muirium
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05 Nov 2015, 01:46

Hmm… we could always barter. Got any IBM or Topre Clacks I should know about?

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webwit
Wild Duck

05 Nov 2015, 12:33

Pah, IBM or Clacks for some rubber rings? :x

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Muirium
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05 Nov 2015, 12:34

You could use my genuine ignorance of their market value to your advantage…

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TheNacho
delicious.

05 Nov 2015, 12:40

I'll get my order sorted out once I'm done at the office. Thanks for doing this, Mu!

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Muirium
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05 Nov 2015, 19:19

At this rate, I'll be sold out by the weekend!

We have 2000 rings set aside for us. To manufacture another batch, Hypersphere needs 10,000. I'd get on this quick instead of relying on enough people joining to order all of that.

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Muirium
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07 Nov 2015, 10:29

Things are humming along nicely. I sent Hypersphere the first $500 of orders, paying all of $5 commission to PayPal in the process. Not bad. I'm used to getting burned more than that for much smaller amounts. But that's good old £GBP for you.

I'll PM the people from the IC who haven't placed an order yet. There's enough stock left to cover them for now, but it is moving all the while.

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jou

08 Nov 2015, 23:14

I'll take a set of 90

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Shinryuu

09 Nov 2015, 15:53

Payment done! :)

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Muirium
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10 Nov 2015, 20:14

Got it, thanks and welcome aboard!

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t!ng
Awake Sheep

10 Nov 2015, 20:18

1 EUR = 1,0355 USD

LOOOOOL *puke*

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Muirium
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10 Nov 2015, 22:35

And that's why I'm collecting in dollars. Imagine how much I'd lose for all you guys combined! I'm not even in the Eurozone. I'd have to do it all twice! Insane…

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Figure 1. British money, known for its costly conversions. Wheelbarrows required.

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Muirium
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11 Nov 2015, 13:51

15 orders now paid up. 1300 of the rings already spoken for. And that's not counting my own supply! I think we're about 75% of the way to all sold out now.

Hypersphere tells me he's almost completely out of stock *besides* for the 2000 rings he's set aside for us. Going over 2000 will be tricky and expensive. So anyone in doubt knows what I advise!

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Muirium
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12 Nov 2015, 18:39

Looks like I accidentally undercharged the 62 ring orders (aka HHKB) by 3 rings each. Doh! I'll be a gentlemen and let you have it. Not a big miscalculation, but these things all add up. Fortunately most orders have been for 90 rings (TKL) and weren't affected.

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Muirium
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13 Nov 2015, 15:27

Anyone know a good cheap source for small bubblemailers? I'll need a couple of dozen!

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derzemel

13 Nov 2015, 16:29

are they expensive in UK?

In Romania you can get one for about 0.08 GBP with 100x165 mm internal dimensions. That would be 1.8GBP for 25 of them.

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Muirium
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13 Nov 2015, 16:30

I see them at £1 for 5 in the shops here. Not brilliant. This is ripoff Britain, you know!

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Hypersphere

13 Nov 2015, 16:31

Muirium wrote: Anyone know a good cheap source for small bubblemailers? I'll need a couple of dozen!
You will soon be in the US. Such mailers can be found in a number of different types of shops. They are quite cheap.

You might also want to pick up some cardboard inserts to help keep the mailers from getting bent.

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derzemel

13 Nov 2015, 16:35

Muirium wrote: I see them at £1 for 5 in the shops here. Not brilliant. This is ripoff Britain, you know!
I just found this link where they seem a bit cheaper:

http://www.dhgate.com/wholesale/searchd ... 1121075500

I searched for anti shock (shockproof) bubble envelopes.

Worst case scenario, you could get them in the US (you are going there anyway), where they might be allot cheaper.
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Muirium
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13 Nov 2015, 16:37

Heh, my luggage is already due to be full of NeXT keyboards and Unicomp caps! Perhaps bubble mailers would make decent bubble wrap though…

cswanic

13 Nov 2015, 16:47

Remember to pack Round5 in your arrival luggage!

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Muirium
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14 Nov 2015, 21:38

Yeah, I need to get my trades sorted out before I fly. Right now, it's bucketing down with rain and as dark as Mordor here in Scotland. My desk is full of Surprise Box goodies, and I'm rummaging around for boxes. Plenty of action to come, once I figure out the containers and get some bloody space back!

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Muirium
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16 Nov 2015, 12:39

I'm going to pay Hypersphere soon and grab his stock. Once I've done that, this GB is essentially closed. I'll be ordering a little over the number we need, but no more than a single extra order of stock, I think.

So get on with it if you want in, people! PM me or stand aside.

Joy_÷

21 Nov 2015, 17:27

here i'll take 62

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