[GB] GMK Missing Keys (shipped to overseas vendors/arriving at EU buyers' doorsteps)

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jani80k

01 Aug 2019, 16:25

Good day.

Today I am honored to announce the group buy start of our community project, the Add-on Kit for OG Keycaps from vintage Cherry boards called "GMK Missing Keys".

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This set will allow you to:
  • Convert vintage Cherry ISO sets to ANSI
  • Provide compatibility for smaller form factors (40/60/65/75/1800)
  • Convert vintage text+icon mod ANSI sets to icon mod ANSI sets
  • Act as a mod kit for obscure layout vintage boards so their alphas can be used in modern layout builds

Pricing / Vendors:

- Europe: mykeyboard.eu 44 EUR
- North America: cannonkeys.com 49 USD
- Asia: ilumkb.com 72.90 SGD

Expected Delivery: January 2020

GB Start: August 1st 2019
GB End: August 31st 2019

Thanks to pngu for doing free renders and helping gather community feedback.
Thanks to Wodan for "approving" this HADapter like Kit.
I initiated this but it quickly became pngu and my project and we are both making zero profit from this set to provide the lowest price possible and the highest number of keys possible to the community.

For people unfamiliar with OG keycaps: To obtain a full modern GMK like keycap set, you need a Cherry keyboard from the late 80s or early 90s with doubleshot keycaps, e.g. G80 or G81 and combine it with this kit.

Here is an example for you. An ebay board for 20-30 bucks which arrived at my doorstep yesterday. I removed the keycaps and cleaned them in denture tabs for about 30 minutes. With the Add-On set from this GB I can now use it on modern custom keyboards. There are also a lot of old QWERTY ISO keyboards which can be ANSIfied with this Add-On set or provide icon mods to ANSI OG keycaps.

This is what you can achieve with the keyset: AKB-OGR
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AdrianMan

01 Aug 2019, 17:20

Hey guys, can someone from EU proxy me via mail a set of these ? The 22 Eur shipping from mykeyboard.eu to Romania is pretty much :/ Pm me who wants to help :)

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jani80k

01 Aug 2019, 19:40

AdrianMan wrote:
01 Aug 2019, 17:20
Hey guys, can someone from EU proxy me via mail a set of these ? The 22 Eur shipping from mykeyboard.eu to Romania is pretty much :/ Pm me who wants to help :)
Please contact necromanx#2016 or NecrowomanX#5668 on discord and see if they can do anything for you.

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jani80k

08 Aug 2019, 09:21

Hey guys! Quick update -- we're not off to the best start, which is to be expected because this is such a busy month. Not only are there a lot of keycap sets being ran right now (12-13 to my knowledge!), but the long awaited polaris keyboard that many have been saving their money for also just went live.

The GB went live on short notice so I understand that many might have missed it, I am sorry about that and the lack of information on my part.

Luckily, we still have a lot of time - let's not miss out on this opportunity! :D

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Muirium
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08 Aug 2019, 09:54

Looking good! I got one back in round 1 and it’s been mighty useful. Really opened up Cherry profile keys for me.

(Now to figure out which proxy works better for me where I am, as this ships after the coming Brexitpocalypse…)

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jani80k

15 Aug 2019, 22:25

Added some renders of the AKB-OGR with Missing Keys and OG keycaps, thanks to satanarchist!

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jani80k

27 Aug 2019, 09:37

There is a chance that reaching MoQ is not a problem. If you are interested, jump on the train. This kind of set is not run very often!

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jani80k

11 Sep 2019, 13:46

At the moment we are discussing extras with vendors. We are very close to MoQ. Of course, every purchase helps.

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jani80k

13 Sep 2019, 17:09

After clarifying all the details, there is nothing but good news. The order will be submitted to GMK during the next week.
Thanks to everyone supporting this set - buyers and vendors!

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jani80k

09 Oct 2019, 14:25

We have received the official GMK renders a few days ago to confirm what they will produce.
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I compared this to our sales render and could not find a difference, in case you find one, hit me up on discord jANI80k#5980

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jani80k

12 Nov 2019, 10:02

Update: Expected shipping date to vendors is Feb 5th 2020. Production is maxed out because of all the sets running and German christmas holidays are coming up (roughly 2 weeks). Sorry guys

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jani80k

14 Jan 2020, 15:22

Just received an update. GMK delayed our order. It will be delivered at the end of Feb, now.

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AdrianMan

19 Jan 2020, 22:24

jani80k wrote:
14 Jan 2020, 15:22
Just received an update. GMK delayed our order. It will be delivered at the end of Feb, now.
If you guys have extra's I'd like a set ...

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phinix

05 Feb 2020, 16:14

Yeah, me too.
If someone what's to sell his, I'm after one set.
Or at least bottom row and 2x 1u Super caps.

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jani80k

03 Mar 2020, 02:51

Hi guys,
Update will follow soon.
Thanks

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jani80k

11 Mar 2020, 04:37

Hello everyone,
for reasons I have no control over delivery has been postponed to end of March.
Sorry for the invonvenience.
Cheers,
Jani

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Mr. J

26 Mar 2020, 10:30

Looking forward, end of march is near... 8-)

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jani80k

30 Mar 2020, 16:05

Hello everyone.
Due to Corona Crisis the confirmed shipping date to vendors has been moved to April 17th.
Stay healthy!
Cheers,
Jani

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jani80k

09 Apr 2020, 14:06

Hi everyone,

guess what: according to GMK update postponed to 7th of March May.
Out of my hands - stay healthy.

Best regards,
Jani
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enrique.aliaga

09 Apr 2020, 14:40

7th of March? We’re way past that. Did you mean May?

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jani80k

09 Apr 2020, 16:00

enrique.aliaga wrote:
09 Apr 2020, 14:40
7th of March? We’re way past that. Did you mean May?
Corrected.

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jani80k

11 May 2020, 09:51

No news yet, but should be shipping this week to vendors.

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jani80k

15 May 2020, 15:21

I have received information that GMK has shipped out the set and it has arrived at our European vendor. The set is looking good and does not seem to have the issues that GMK WOB/BOW icond mods had for example.

1. Just because the sets have arrived does not mean that they will be shipped out immediately, please be patient.
2. Our US and Asian vendor will not received their sets as quickly as the European vendor has.
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Muirium
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15 May 2020, 16:21

Nice!

If and when random plebs like me can buy from the vendor, do let us know with links!

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jani80k

18 May 2020, 04:37

Mykeyboard.eu and cannonkeys.com have extras. When they will be up for sale, I don't know...

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