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OldCat
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Nov 19, 2018
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GMK Shoko on Kono is a new set, and GB runner today sent an email that indicated that the original GMK quote was wrong, and they reduced the base to $137.99 USD. Did GMK quote wrong for the Carbon R2 too? Something similar but quoted much higher for Carbon R2? $23 will make a huge difference to some buyers. Please reduce the price to a normal GMK GB pricing and let's make it a success for the community, not base success solely based on profit generated. Proof:
GMK Shoko Pricing Reduction!
GMK Shoko pricing launched based on a misquote from GMK. We have updated our pricing to reflect the real cost, bringing the price down significantly for the Base Kit!


Nov 19, 2018
Meloditude
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Nov 19, 2018
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GMK Shoko is using the default 112344 and is still at $138, even after they fixed the price. I don't see how GMK Carbon with 012345 should be as low as that, when it has been mentioned several times now that the price is higher due to the new tooling needed?
Nov 19, 2018
OldCat
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Nov 19, 2018
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Most who purchased don't need / want 012345 for extra 20 or 30 bucks each. Personally I'd prefer 112344 much more. It is a peril of Geekhack IC (and many other crowd evaluation) when the vocal minority don't even purchase. Unfortunately, the silent majority will take the cost.
Nov 19, 2018
ensulyn
55
Nov 20, 2018
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Exactly, i would rather have 112344 also. Not being able to mix and match sets and having to pay more seems like a lose-lose situation. I would love to get the bone lineup, but not sure i want to drop $500 on a keyset lol
Nov 20, 2018
OldCat
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Nov 20, 2018
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Yes same situation
Nov 20, 2018
Meloditude
510
Nov 20, 2018
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I agree and would prefer 112344 as well. But it is, what it is...
Nov 20, 2018
schoolbus
1292
Nov 20, 2018
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they're not going to make such changes to the drop after it's already more than half way over. Your comparison isn't fair as it's been pointed out due to having different row profiles. GMK Shoko would be $129, $119, $109 by normal Massdrop historical GMK precedent.
Nov 20, 2018
OldCat
2473
Nov 20, 2018
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as I said, It is a peril of crowdsourcing, when the vocal minority don't even purchase. Unfortunately, the silent majority will take the cost.
Nov 20, 2018
schoolbus
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Nov 20, 2018
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I don't think people aren't purchasing directly because of the row profile differences, I think people aren't purchasing because of the price. If the cost was the same for both profiles I'm sure it'd be doing fine. I just think the market is too saturated right now and there are cheaper alternatives albeit not the same.
Nov 20, 2018
LevelSteam
Nov 20, 2018
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I certainly can't speak for everyone but for me it's both price and profile. If this was 112344 at the usual price I wouldn't hesitate to grab this. But I've never tried the 0 or 5 profile in cherry profile, so I'd be rolling the dice on a sculpt I might not like. Plus the lambda and hazard kits look doomed, and I really wouldnt want this set without those. :(
Nov 20, 2018
banana_bread
153
Nov 21, 2018
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Agree completely. For me, this is why I'm gonna have to pass on this set. I was stoked to see this coming earlier this year but I gotta draw a line somewhere for what I'm willing to buy.
Nov 21, 2018
Ensaum
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Nov 21, 2018
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There where a lot of people asking for traditional cherry profile in the IC though. He even made a poll that showed it was pretty evenly split even within the GH community, but he still decided to push through with R0/5. If it had been 112344 with a R0/5 add on kit, I think this set would have done a lot better. Instead, we're forced to pay extra for a profile we don't want in a market that's over saturated with new GMK sets.
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Nov 21, 2018
OldCat
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Nov 21, 2018
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I totally agree with you. Actually I do research on the topic of crowdsourcing. It is a good idea, but has many limitations, as we see here. People who vote are usually those who are most enthusiastic, and could well be those "vocal minority." For example, people who want split backspace or ISO are usually those who writes many posts in order to get the attention of GB runners. But at the end of the day, very few people need those features, which most likely increases cost for everyone, if made into production.
Nov 21, 2018
Ensaum
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Nov 21, 2018
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*Raises hand in favor of split backspace..* At least on sub TKL boards anyways. I'm just frustrated because Carbon is one of my favorite colorways, but I can't drop $250 to $300 on it when like 3 of my end game sets are about to happen. Edit: Actually it would be $323 to get the kits I want..
Nov 21, 2018
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