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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 (Received, shipped, and on-sale until sold out) GMK Red Samurai - November 2020 (On track for end of Nov, maybe first week Dec) GMK Belafonte - February 2021 (Moved back 5 weeks from December 2020 to Feb 2021) GMK Hennessey - February 2021 (Moved back 5 weeks from December 2020 to Feb 2021) GMK Godspeed - January 2021 GMK Kaiju - January 2021 GMK Blue Samurai - March 2021 (Moved back 4 weeks from February 2021 to March 2021) GMK Custom Red Samurai - March 2021 (Moved back 4 weeks from February 2021 to March 2021) GMK Laser - April 2021 (Moved back 6 weeks from February 2021 to April 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. Update 11/17: We've updated the table above with the latest information from GMK. In terms of what's causing and exacerbating the delays, the straightforward answer is COVID. Germany went into a partial lockdown on Nov 2nd, and while those lockdown rules don't directly impact whether the GMK plant is open/closed, it does indirectly affect a lot of parts/pieces of the supply chain. We appreciate your patience during this time of heightened uncertainty. Update 12/3: We're moving all of this to the consolidated updates thread, here: https://drop.com/talk/63324/pre-order-status-update-thread

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KrispeTV
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Dec 16, 2020
Will there be any compensation for lost time? or are we just expected to sit back and wait it out like noting happend?
platypusduck
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Dec 16, 2020
GMK_Andy
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Dec 22, 2020
You can always request a refund from Drop if you'd prefer not to wait! Unfortuanately this is just the situation we are all in, globally.
VelcroKing
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Dec 16, 2020
>Moved back 6 weeks from February 2021 to April 2021 I think you mean "Moved back four months" because this shit was due out last week when the GB closed.
ikb42
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Dec 7, 2020
Any update on the shipping for these?
conhdehodei
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Dec 8, 2020
Im like u bro, still waiting, im from spain, idk if thats a reason to need to wait more...
This might be the main source of updates going forward - https://drop.com/talk/63324/pre-order-status-update-thread
curtisloaf
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Dec 1, 2020
This is fucked, got charged all the way back in July for gmk laser that aren't going to show up until a year later... At least update the shipping estimate ffs it still says Dec.
antrosa91
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Dec 9, 2020
Welcome to the keyboards hobby my friend !
curtisloaf
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Dec 9, 2020
tommyhong0612
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Dec 1, 2020
Which Red Samurai is Drop's with the sub legends? Should've called it Drop edition tbh.
Band1t
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Nov 29, 2020
Just got into custom keyboards and really sad I didn't buy one of these sets
Slimyson
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Nov 29, 2020
Holy shit dude, 8 months to get some keycaps, this is starting to bum me out.
sugoi.me
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Nov 29, 2020
@Drop+MechKeys GMK Red Samurai - November 2020 (On track for end of Nov, maybe first week Dec) Still on track?
FYI there are two different Red Samurai sets in process at the moment, not sure which one you are interested in. Going forward, Drop is planning to regularly update the status of all keycap sets here - https://drop.com/talk/63324/pre-order-status-update-thread This is Drop's current info for the two GMK Red Samurai sets: DROP + Redsuns GMK Red Samurai Keycap Set (Dec 3 update) These have arrived at our warehouse, they're working on receiving. Orders are expected to start to ship on Dec 7th, but I'm warned by the warehouse that there's over 2000 orders of these keycaps pending so it will take some time to get all of the units out the door. DROP + Redsuns GMK Red Samurai Custom Keycap Set (Dec 2 update) Production delays at GMK currently have this slated to be shipping in March 2021
djroberts
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Nov 28, 2020
Curious why new sets added by Drop are in production and sets like Laser are pushed back? Seems like early investment in Drop GBs are treated as a lower priority to Drop's "in stock" aspirations.
GMK_Andy
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Dec 22, 2020
This is definitely not the case. There are a lot of reasons things could be delayed or not delayed. For instance, if we've produced a set before it is possible we have extra material in hand to use (for a stock set for example) - especially if we knew a set was going to be stocked and need more material than just the first order. Designer sets can be delayed because the pandemic has very much slowed down the availability and readiness of the raw materials.
djroberts
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Dec 23, 2020
Thanks for the clarifications. Makes sense.
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