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GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - the 3rd time's the charm!

Unread postPosted: 11 Oct 2017, 23:13
by donutcat
Live at https://donutcables.com/product/gmk-roy...a-round-2/

Edit: finally got more quotes from GMK and I'm ready to get this started again. The "Green Mods Kit" and "Alphas Kit" have been combined into the "Green Base Kit", just like tons of people suggested, but I was a bit stubborn and failed at trying to please everyone. Go ahead and say "told you so" if you want, I'm prepared for it. But yeah, the price is noticeably better now for everyone that wanted the green mods. Both my store and the stores of my proxies should be updated over the next couple days and anyone that already ordered will be receiving either a refund for the price difference or an email to discus options due to kit adjustments.

New kits are done and ready to go

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New Green Base Kit, GMK mockup coming soon, $149 at 150 MOQ

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Timeline:
- GB stage from 10/11 to 11/7
- Submit payment to GMK 11/8~11/15
- September-January, GMK makes keycaps
- Mid-late January, GMK ships keycaps to me
- Early to mid February, I ship out keycaps

Price points:

Green Base Kit

- $149 at 150 moq

White Mods Kit

- $84 at 150 moq

International Kit:

- $45 at 100 moq

Spacebars Kit:

- $20 at 150 moq


Prices aren't as low as I wanted them to be, but with the Euro almost 8% higher than when I ran Coniferous and the size of these kits, it's difficult to keep the price low. Someone pointed out "still lower than aftermarket tho" and that's true.


This is being run through my store this time instead of a Google form, meaning that not only do I not have to manually send out invoices, I also don't have to invoice separately for shipping like I did with Coniferous, saving everyone and myself some time. This does mean that I'll have to manually refund people for hitting price points, but that's worth it.

PLEASE make sure and read the entire description for important details before attempting to purchase.

EU proxy from MechBoardsUk at https://mechboards.co.uk/shop/all/gmk-royal-alpha-r2/ , China and Asia proxies at zFrontier http://www.zfrontier.com/m/3232 and KP Group https://shop105902419.taobao.com/ .

In regards to shipping, I have implemented automatic shipping calculation at checkout which according to my testing is working fine. For anyone in the CONUS shipping is via USPS Priority mail with insurance included. For Canada and other international there are two different options: First Class International which DOES NOT include insurance, and Priority International which DOES include insurance. Please read my disclaimer in the description of the GB page which elaborates on the two different methods.

Unread postPosted: 11 Oct 2017, 23:42
by Wolf123rt
Should have just added the green mods to the base kit so it would be cheaper

Unread postPosted: 11 Oct 2017, 23:53
by Oblotzky
I agree, I feel like the interest in white mods is too little. I'd just sell white alphas + green mods as one base kit and be done with it. Cheaper and more likely to hit MOQ

Unread postPosted: 12 Oct 2017, 01:08
by duynguyenle
Kinda pricey but I really need those green mods so I suppose I'll have to spring for one of them :)

Unread postPosted: 12 Oct 2017, 18:27
by donutcat
Proxy links are now up

EU proxy from MechBoardsUk at https://mechboards.co.uk/shop/all/gmk-royal-alpha-r2/ , China and Asia proxies at zFrontier http://www.zfrontier.com/m/3232 and KP Group https://shop105902419.taobao.com/ .

Unread postPosted: 14 Oct 2017, 00:16
by donutcat
The current MOQs are at:

- Alphas Kit – 28/150 units
- White Mods Kit – 10/150 units
- Green Mods Kit – 25/150 units
- International Kit – 5/100 units
- Spacebars kit – 21/150 units

This includes numbers from myself and zFrontier only at the moment.

Unread postPosted: 14 Oct 2017, 16:42
by donutcat
Orders are actually on hold currently. I need to consult with GMK regarding a slight kits adjustment that may possibly have some quite nice results.

Unread postPosted: 19 Oct 2017, 22:17
by donutcat
I finally got more quotes from GMK and I'm ready to get this started again. The "Green Mods Kit" and "Alphas Kit" have been combined into the "Green Base Kit", just like tons of people suggested, but I was a bit stubborn and failed at trying to please everyone. Go ahead and say "told you so" if you want, I'm prepared for it. But yeah, the price is noticeably better now for everyone that wanted the green mods. Both my store and the stores of my proxies should be updated over the next couple days and anyone that already ordered will be receiving either a refund for the price difference or an email to discus options due to kit adjustments.


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New Green Base Kit, GMK mockup coming soon

Unread postPosted: 25 Oct 2017, 20:49
by donutcat
Current MOQs:

Green Base Kit - 110/150 units
White Mods Kit - 30/150 units
International Kit - 11/100 units
Spacebars kit - 95/150 units

Unread postPosted: 07 Nov 2017, 20:11
by donutcat
Current MOQs:

- Green Base Kit - 208/250
- White Mods Kit - 41/150
- International Kit - 14/100
- Spacebars - 173/150

Obviously the base kit is quite close to the 250 price drop point, and I'm considering extending the GB period until Friday in order to help reach that point. There would be an estimated drop of $10-$15.

Unread postPosted: 08 Nov 2017, 10:00
by FSund
What's the chance of the international kit getting produced?

Re: GMK Royal Alpha Round 2 - the 3rd time's the charm!

Unread postPosted: 08 Nov 2017, 10:24
by hansichen
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