UPDATE: Numbers are a bit smaller than expected, so in order to gauge interest and potentially send out more invoices I am updating the terms of the group buy. ALL FUTURE INVOICES CAN BE PAID UP UNTIL THE DEADLINE. So if you are interested or on the fence, you can submit the form and pay your invoice before the final deadline.
Today, 3/25/2019, marks the beginning of the DSA Mardi Gras 40% Keyset Group Buy. DSA Mardi Gras is a personal project of mine with the purpose of sharing the New Orleans tradition of Mardi Gras. Coming from the community of 40% keyboard users (40% Keyboard Discord https://discord.gg/HydeZT2 ), I have designed a keyset that is focused on providing coverage for major sub-60% keyboards such as the Prenonic, Planck, Minivan, JD40, JD45, Vortex Core, Pearl, THE50, Daisy, as well as others. The GB will run for 3 weeks (possibly 4 depending on momentum).
Group Buy Form: https://goo.gl/forms/dKf30mrlxqaJ7AOL2
Kit and Keyboard Mockups: https://imgur.com/a/gNtUi4g
Manufacturer: Signature Plastics
ARROW DESIGN HAS NOT BEEN FINALIZED (They will show up as up, down, left, right in some of the renders, but will be icons in the actual set)
GB Start: 3/25/2019
GB End (tentative): 4/15/2019
All Invoices Due: 4/17/2019
Estimated shipping: Late July 2019
Manufacturing lead time is estimated to take 10-12 weeks and shipping will commence once the keycaps are in my possesion. During the group buy, I will be sending out invoices. I ask that you pay them promptly during the GB phase. MoQ pricing tiers will not be considered reached unless invoices are actually paid. Once the group buy ends and all invoices are paid (or past due), I will send out partial refunds for the difference in pricing tiers. Payment will then be submitted to Signature Plastics and manufacturing will begin.
The MoQ pricing tiers are as follows:
50 sets: $89
75 sets: $79
100 sets: $74
150 sets: $69
I hope you guys like this set and show your support. The kit took a lot of thought on how to provide coverage for popular 40% keyboards, while keeping the number of keys and price down, as much as possible. It will also be a template for future 40% focused keysets. Thanks so much for taking a look!!
DISCLAIMER: I currently work 12 hour shifts overnight and sleep during the day, in between my shifts. Luckily in my profession, I only work 3 nights per week. With that said, I will do my best to send out invoices as promptly as I am able to do. Most activity from me will be during the latter part of the week, so expect updates and invoices around then. In the meantime, if you need to reach me, you can drop a message here or on Discord and I will get back to you as soon as I am able. Thank you in advance for your understanding.