GMK Keycap Shipment Delays :(
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.
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.
We're moving all of this to the consolidated updates thread, here:
(Edited by moderator Kevin)