Stuff I will definitely get:
My cap from my win in Nightcaps MysteryMe@ts 2022 raffle
Wilba Tech Salvation
Wilba Tech Thermal +
GMK Dolch R5 + Extension kit
GMK Dandy (light base)
Stuff that I most likely got beat on:
Rukia (I hope Jaxx is enjoying his homemade ice-cream in the super secure SCIF )
Monoflex (Santiago went off the grid completely & the manu is gonna scrap the materials since he never paid for them…)
In both cases I paid with PayPal & didn’t ask for a new invoice before the 180 days of protection they give you were up. So I’m now stuck ride or die with both GBs. GB pro tip, always ask for a new invoice before the 180 days are up as it will extend the buyer protection for another 180 days. I knew this but let it slip my mind in the craziness of racing to finish our exterior jobs before winter at work.
There is only one thing that I am truly waiting for:
I have my pre-order in for that. I can’t wait to see how they compare to other Clicky switches.
Now, if we’re talking what I have on order:
Kaihl box Jade, Pink, Navy and White switches
Several more deskmats
Several more key cap sets
Redragon 70 Key keyboard
Hello Ganss 71 Key keyboard
The only part of that list I’m really waiting for is the switches. The mats and key caps are more fun bits to have around. The Redragon and Hello Ganss keyboards are basically evaluation pieces, and me being a completist in this odd niche of keyboard layouts I’m in.
EDIT: Oh! I forgot about a big one:
Ducky One 3 TKL.
I ordered it months ago, and it’s supposed to come in next week, I think. Don’t know how long the shipping will take.
It looks like there are just three things left in the note I keep in my phone; the lowest it’s been in a long time. Anymore I have group buy fatigue and am just really not interested in the risk/drama/shitshow that a lot of them have had and now lead times are so long it’s just been harder and harder to justify. I find myself way more willing to spring for in stock stuff. I know I’ve posted about it on here before but the group buy model was never meant for the scale of stuff we are seeing today and I’m just over it. Group buys made sense when it was like yeah we need 30 people to hit this price break or moq or whatever but now we have these big vendors they ought to just go and buy the stuff and then sell it either as in stock or buy some quantity and sell through, but massdrop is the only one that seems to be willing to do so. I’ve also been more focused on some project and tracking down the pieces I want rather than getting new stuff, I realized I had like five to ten somewhat functioning or unfinished board sitting around.
Anyway, here’s what I’m waiting for:
Noxary 280 - what a joke I think we’re at three years I’m pretty certain I get it but like I doubt it was worth a three year wait
A CRP set? Idk my just says “crp” and I’m feeling too lazy to check
I got mine a while back, but I’m still waiting on the 220 numpad. At this point he’s just given up on finding an factory that can color match anodizing, and he’s shipping the boards. So I paid $300 for a numpad, which I never use, and only bought because it matched the TKL.
Dang dude that sucks. Yeah I guess I just picked the wrong color (purple) because that’s the last one. tbh from the pics I saw I didn’t even like the purple that much, I’m hoping seeing it irl changes my mind. I wish there had been real samples of the colors at the start.