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I'm waiting for the Reds. One day they will be released.

I'm to the point where I'm just ready to order from PCHome. Cooler Master USA is definitely dragging their feet on this one.
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We are doing our best. It takes a lot to get these boards made and here. Trust me.

We have reds on the way which should be available on the CM Store within the next couple weeks.
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We are doing our best. It takes a lot to get these boards made and here. Trust me.
We have reds on the way which should be available on the CM Store within the next couple weeks.

I respect your speedy reply.
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Just contacted got an e-mail from our CM Storm distrubutor, saying that; they won't be importing the keyboards because CM Storm have no Turkish layouts.

Utter ridiculousness I say. Way to go with the PCHome for me, hope they are using government posting service.
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Just contacted got an e-mail from our CM Storm distrubutor, saying that; they won't be importing the keyboards because CM Storm have no Turkish layouts.
Utter ridiculousness I say. Way to go with the PCHome for me, hope they are using government posting service.

In terms of overall keyboard sales, the CM QuickFire will have fairly small sales figures. You expect them to immediately release a version in every format possible? Just how many units would they sell in Turkey I wonder. It's not a $10 keyboard they can sell in bulk to distributors.
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I'm waiting for the Reds. One day they will be released.

I'm to the point where I'm just ready to order from PCHome. Cooler Master USA is definitely dragging their feet on this one.

Just do it. Unless it gets stuck in U.S. Customs it will get to you in under 5 days, they have very fast shipping.
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In terms of overall keyboard sales, the CM QuickFire will have fairly small sales figures. You expect them to immediately release a version in every format possible? Just how many units would they sell in Turkey I wonder. It's not a $10 keyboard they can sell in bulk to distributors.

Mate, people are buying things like Razer Blackwidow and Logitech G19 in English layout for riduculous amount of money and thinking they are getting a proper keyboard.

I believe CM Storm QF will outsell them easily for this price range here. If it's properly advertised. Then there will be Turkish layout eventually.

My anger was for the distributor anyways.
Edited by grinny - 1/4/12 at 10:12pm
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Mate, people are buying things like Razer Blackwidow and Logitech G19 in English layout for riduculous amount of money and thinking they are getting a proper keyboard.

I believe CM Storm QF will outsell them easily for this price range here.

I totally agree to that - same problem here in Switzerland. We do have an own keyboard layout based on the German ISO version. That makes us a small market, but I think manufacturers should not underestimate our buying power and affinity to high quality electronic products!

As CM-representatives are around in this forum, they might consider the following:

In Switzerland only 3 mechanical Keyboards are available and in stock at the moment:

Razer BlackWidow (black switches)
Zowie Celeritas (brown switches)
Corsair Vengeance K90 (red switches/rubber-dome-mixture)

Even though these mechanical keyboards are ONLY available in a “foreign” German layout, they’ve made it to sales rank 4 of 30 in gaming keyboards (Corsair), 7 of 30 (Zowie) and 9 of 30 (Razer) at our largest online retailer. So the few mechanical keyboards sell as good as for example a Logitech G-110 (rank 5) or a Microsoft Sidewinder X4 (rank 8)... and these two rubber-dome examples are offered in a Swiss layout by the way.

If only a manufacturer would offer a Swiss version, or even a neutral mechanical ISO keyboard (blank keycaps*) with different cherry switches to choose from, he would quick-fire-rapidly storm our keyboard market!

*Ordering from the US is very expensive and only offers “the wrong layout” for us. So ordering a mechanical keyboard and/or blank replacement keycaps in the US is an option – but a very expensive one that still does not provide the keyboard we're used to...

Supply and demand are that far away from each other, that marketing won’t be necessary – just send a test keyboard to the 4-5 big gaming magazines in Germany and with their reviews you reach >80% of the gamers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Lichtenstein. Mechanical keyboards are going to be the next big thing – at least that’s the impression I get reading our magazines and German gaming forums. But at the moment the choice here is really poor.

Seriously CM Storm – make an ISO version and sell it with German, blank or even Swiss keycaps as soon as possible! You can gain a lot of prestige, sell lots of keyboards and become a dominant player without much effort. Just don’t wait until Logitech is waking up, seizing the opportunity of this growing market.
Edited by Bricolage - 1/5/12 at 6:19am
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Seriously CM Storm – make an ISO version and sell it with German, blank or even Swiss keycaps as soon as possible! You can gain a lot of prestige, sell lots of keyboards and become a dominant player without much effort. Just don’t wait until Logitech is waking up, seizing the opportunity of this growing market.

+1 on that. The situation in germany is not much different from that in swizerland. There are about half a dozen mechanical keyboards readily available in germany (Raptor, Steelseries, Cherry and the ones already mentioned). Most of them are limited to a single switch type. None of them offer cherry MX Red switches [Edit: the corsairs do, forgot about that].
The trend for mechanicals is already here, with gaming magazines hyping up the technology. But the supply so far is pitiful.

But once Logitech hops onto the mech-train, it will be hard for any other company to establish themselves in the german-speaking market, because logitech has such overwhelming presence and distribution channels.
Edited by Stompy - 1/5/12 at 7:07am
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