GMK Keycap Shipment Delays :(
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We've recently been informed by our keycap partner, GMK, that the ship dates on all keycap sets have been pushed back due to manufacturing delays that they are experiencing. They've communicated the following estimated ship dates* to us: GMK White on Black - October 2020 GMK Red Samurai - November 2020 GMK Belafonte - December 2020 GMK Hennessey - December 2020 GMK Godspeed - January 2021 GMK Kaiju - January 2021 GMK Blue Samurai - February 2021 GMK Custom Red Samurai - February 2021 GMK Laser - February 2021 We're obviously very disappointed to hear this news and GMK has assured us that they are doing everything that they can to "catch up" on their schedule. As one of GMK's largest keycap distributors, we have guaranteed manufacturing slots so these delays are less severe for us versus other vendors running group buys. Please note that the above shipping estimates are based on scheduled production capacity, and may be further adjusted based on designer approvals (for example: color matching a specific set could introduce further delays, which would cause the schedule to shift). GMK will have a community member active in this discussion thread if you have any questions. In the meantime we'll be working on updating all of our users and relevant product runs. We understand this news is disappointing and remind you that as with all of our keycap pre-orders, you can get a refund if you no longer wish to wait. Thanks for your time and patience, we'll keep posting updates as these schedules firm up.
(Edited by moderator Kevin)
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Igniteous
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Oct 17, 2020
:pepehands:
GMK_Andy
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Oct 15, 2020
Hey all, I'm Andy with GMK. I just wanted to give this thread some visibility and reach out to everyone here. If anyone has any direct questions please feel free to reach out to me here or on Discord (Andy | GMK, Inc.#5271). I am more than happy to explain what has caused delays on our end (mainly due to COVID-19) and what we are doing to counter them and be back on track with even shorter lead times by Q1 of 2021 (we are more than doubling our manufacturing capacity!) Thanks to everyone for their support and understanding, especially all of the wonderful folks at DROP!
GMK_Andy
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Oct 19, 2020
I should be in most major mech keys discords already. There is a link for a big one right from the /r/mechanicalkeyboards subreddit hat you can use to join and PM me. I don't really engage in the public channels fo these Discords, but get to DM's when I can!
GMK_Andy
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Oct 19, 2020
It shouldn't be slower. We are working to increase on manufacturing capacity with new production machines already which should help lower times as they come online! I don't want to go into specific details or timelines because we are still dealing with the unpredictability of COVID on a global level, which has affectd us and our suppliers as well. So some issues are totally out of our control, which is why I don't want to set any specific timeline expectations yet.
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Slimyson
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Oct 9, 2020
Free space bars
microthomas
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Oct 11, 2020
Honestly, given that ABS plastic is cheap and doesn't wear off the metal molds, yes, we could get something in return for our patience.
DougRattman
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Oct 9, 2020
I am following mitos discord and in his weekly updates he said laser might ship in January? should i trust mito or this post?
zedbraxmen
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Oct 5, 2020
I bought my GMK WoB at the end of September, will that make it to the October 2020 delivery?
Alfaphet
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Oct 4, 2020
Sucks to be waiting even longer but i hope it arrives quicker if so happens to be able, first buy from drop and it goes like this... we shall see
ragss
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Oct 3, 2020
we should be compensated for being so patient and willing to wait even LONGER for a set of keycaps to be shipped from payments going as far back as July. I can speak for most of us when I say it's super upsetting but the fact that we're willing to wait again shows a lot about the consumer. tldr; gimme freebies >:^)
Paul_Anderson
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Oct 1, 2020
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Rubixz
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Oct 1, 2020
Can we get extra stuff since we waited two extra months? :)
Maxpfizer
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Oct 1, 2020
good idea
TwentySixAnd
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Oct 2, 2020
I'm not part of this drop. But I would also like free stuff... just saying
malsyned
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Sep 29, 2020
I just got an email from Drop saying "The new estimated ship date for GMK Red Samurai is February 2021" and directing me to this post for more information. This post says GMK Red Samurai is estimated to ship in November 2020. Which is it, November or February?
Kevin
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Oct 14, 2020
Been very busy, thanks for the reminder it's on my list today/tonight.
Kevin
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Outreach
Oct 15, 2020
Okay, the older Red Samurai kits are expected to ship end of November. That's this product here: https://drop.com/buy/drop-redsuns-gmk-red-samurai-keycap-set The newer Red Samurai "custom" kits are expected to ship in February 2021. That's this product here: https://drop.com/buy/drop-redsuns-gmk-red-samurai-custom-keycap-set I'll try to get some cleaned up messaging sorted out. I think our internal docs are poorly specified so our CS people and other people (myself included) have/are getting confused. Thanks for flagging it.
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