Alternative Group buy websites for Keysets

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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!



TheKey.Company
Notable GBs: GMK Terminal, GMK Led Zep (In production)

https://dixiemech.com/
Notable GBs: GMK 9009 (in production)

Originative.co
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.

Zfrontier (https://en.zfrontier.com/collections/keysets)
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

Keyclack.com
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
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LevelSteam
Jan 9, 2018
+1 for zfrontier. I've been in a few different buys over there and they're really great. I've gotten all my items either on time or ahead of schedule as well, which is impressive since it all ships directly from China.
It is worth mentioning that with keyclack it's basically just one person doing all the work, so the frequent delays ard more understandable in my opinion. One day I'll get my WK-001 lol.
As far as others, while not really a different site, @ProjectKey is probably my favorite artisan maker and links their group buys in the talk section on here. I've bought two caps from them and they're absolutely stunning, with quality that's better than other artisans I've purchased from well known makers.
LevelSteam
Jan 9, 2018
I just remembered, you might want to add I:C's store to your list- https://kono.store/collections/all
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Jan 9, 2018
I can't believe I forgot about that one, I'm so hyped about GMK Camping!