This morning I finally got my shipping notification for my Elemento x zFrontier Fr87. The group buy started Feb 17th 2018 and wow it’s June 6th 2019. This kinda makes me think about different group buys I’ve been and and thought it would be interested if people had their own experiences worth sharing.
F62+F77; New Kishsavers & Industrial Model F Keyboards from Model F Keyboards
Start Date: July 1st 2015
Elapsed time: Approx 4 years
Status: Awaiting end of manufacturing and fulfillment
Personal Notes: I don’t mind waiting for this one even though I’ve been waiting since day 1. Joe (GB runner) Has been the most responsive GB runner with the best updates regarding manufacturing and the quest toward Model F Production. Honestly, you can go to the updates page and start reading the updates to see what quality updates are like.
There are several I’d probably put here. Both my TX60s felt more like ordering a product than joining a GB. My TGR Jane and Alice also felt that way as well. Those were all A+ GBs.
Start Date: February 10th 2017
Elapsed time: Over 2 years
Status: Awaiting Fulfillment
Personal Notes: I’ve already marked this as a loss. The GB Runner nor the accomplice has logged on to GH since August 2018. While some people did receive their keyboards, not everyone did which is the odd part of this. Chances are all of the boards, which were pictured, were stolen, scrapped, or sold to locals instead. Pretty unfortunate.
So yeah. Caveat Emptor. GBs is a weird part of this hobby that isn’t analogous to too many hobbies out there which I always find pretty unique and interesting. What do you all think?