Alternative Group buy websites for Keysets
There are some people who definitely think Massdrop is the only place you can possibly get into Group Buys for high-end keysets. This is not the case, there are several other vendors who have hosted successful GBs in the past and the number of vendors and GBs is growing every day.
Some of the vendors on this list have had their share of controversy, I'll try to keep it noted if there has been an issue with them.
Hope this can be useful to consumers or even people who want to host a GB. You do not HAVE to go through Massdrop!
Notable GBs: GMK Terminal, GMK Led Zep (In production)
Notable GBs: GMK 9009 (in production)
Noteable: GMK Hyperfuse R2, GMK Miami Nights, SA & DSA Hyperfuse + Penumbra R2 + more. Very often keep keysets in stock, expect a markup
Controversy: Prices on higher end especially for in-stock stuff. Current issue with REVO RJ HHKB GB.
Noteable: Multiple successful JTK, Maxkeys sets. GMK and SP set GBs now too I believe.
Often times used as a proxy for Asia with other GBs as well. There have been several successful, exclusive GBs on Zfrontier. From my personal experience, they truly care about the customer which is always refreshing to see
Noteable: GMK Hydro, GMK Oblivion, SA Camping, GMK Muted
CONTROVERSY: Definitely worth noting there has been massive delays and very little communication with certain buys from this site. Users of Massdrop will feel at home.
PLEASE COMMENT IF THERE'S ANY SITES YOU'D LIKE ME TO ADD OR ANY ISSUES WITH VENDORS PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT