MechKB sale 13-14 Feb - followup

Hello all,

We posted a deal last Thursday, just wanted to post something in followup to that.

Firstly, thank you to everyone who participated, whether you bought something or you just had a browse. Much appreciated. We learnt a lot about our system's capabilities, what we were doing well and where we could improve.

Dispatching

There were a small number of orders which slipped pass our dispatch team on Friday, they are being prepared for postage today. To anyone in this situation, I'd like to apologise for the delay.

To everyone else, your orders should start to arrive today through to Wednesday / Thursday, depending on where you live. If there is any problems with your order (missing items, wrong items, etc.) please contact us as soon as possible: [email protected], so we can rectify it.

Also, all pick-up orders are now ready for pick up. If you did not receive a confirmation, please check your junk mail tab or just drop us an e-mail with your order number.

Deck Samplers:

It's fair to say that we weren't quite expecting the response we got for these nifty little things. We reduced the price to the bare minimum we could manage due to the (completely understandable) consternation about the postage on these things compared to their actual price. The high postage is because they must be sent as a parcel since they are too big to be sent as anything else. At MechKB, we round our postage up to the nearest dollar, apart from that, we do not make money on our postage.

To give you an idea of how lowly these samplers were priced, a bulk pack of 110 Cherry switches usually retails for USD$50, that's roughly 55 cents per switch in Australian dollars, after GST and the Deck Cherry sampler has four of them. That's not to say anything about the LEDs, PCB or assembly!

It's unlikely we can be that generous again, so for all those who snagged a sampler for $3, congrats! :)

Future sales:

Definitely! Give us a moment to catch our breath though. We might have something before the end of the month just for those who have played with the sampler and have decided on what switch they would like. If we do, we'll be sure to post it here :)

Feedback / Comments

…are welcome! Feel free to leave a reply below, drop us a PM or e-mail us: [email protected] .

We hope to see you all again soon! Happy clicking-clacking.

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Comments

  • +1 vote

    I received my sampler yesterday, had no problems to speak of. A+ service on your part, rep, I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for your deals in the future. Cheers.

  • +1 vote

    Great photos on the website, and great engagement with the communities out and about.

    Good luck with everything!

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    I bought two key samplers so that I could mimic typing with each hand and its really helped me get my head around the differences between all of the cherry switches.

    I've also just took off the foam base and found that the switch contacts are easily accessible. I'm stoked as it means that it should be super easy to wire it up to an Arduino clone and use its built in USB HID profile to make a small macro-only keyboard. Given a I've got some scraps of wood for a case lying around and a Digispark is ~$12 AUD (AFAIK the cheapest with enough inputs for all 4 keys) I'll have a backlit macro keyboard for less than $20 and a half hour's tinkering.

    If I'd known I would have bought a few more samplers and some of the custom keys. Rep - are your keys able to be sent by letter or do you need to use the parcel service too?

    PS> Can I second the comments so far. Really great job by the rep!

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      Just answered my own question: the custom key sets seem to be deliverable by ordinary post ($2 per DL envelope by the looks of it).

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        We don't recommend it because there's no tracking on normal post so, if it gets lost or whatever, we have no control and recourse to trace it. But, yes, it's an option for those who want it :)

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          Thanks for the response. I'll first need to see if I can repurpose the key deck as described above over a free weekend before I order replacement keys.

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    Will you guys ever bother with o-rings? Or is this something that doesn't have much demand, to the point that I'm better off going amazon/ebay/wasd/maxkb for them?

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      O rings from MAX are on the way. No firm ETA until they are on the plane (we've had the rug pulled out from under us before).