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Originally Posted by Iceman2733 View Post

I dunno about all of that my friend funded the last ergodox. Drop was quoted 3months just like this time he was at I think between 10-11months before getting his and mass drop would not help him with getting his money back. If you look in the discussion section of many of the drops quite a few people talk about taking a lot longer to get a drop. Thank you tho I might fund it and give it a try tho.

Hasn't been my experience with Massdrop, I've ordered 4 items so far and all but one shipped and arrived on time.

One of them got shipped to the wrong address, and thus had to be shipped back to them to be finally shipped back to me, added about 2 weeks. But they even gave me a partial refund for the inconvenience.

Its possible that some drops go wrong at times, but those seem to be a small minority. Unlike Kickstarter where you're lucky if your ever get the product you funded.
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massdrop is not a traditional retail shop, its more of a mediator between consumers and the producers.

You're not 'funding' anything, you're simply purchasing goods to be produced on an 'as-ordered' basis, plus shipping and a little extra so MD can make some money. This is how we are allowed to get otherwise prohibitively expensive items made relatively cheap, and avoid giving money to strangers over the internet in Group Buys hoping they don't take our money and run.

As such, they don't offer refunds, and manufacturing delays are out of their hands.


Welcome to the custom keyboard community, where if you want something you can make it yourself, join a group buy, or pay out the butt for a used item.
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massdrop is not a traditional retail shop, its more of a mediator between consumers and the producers.

You're not 'funding' anything, you're simply purchasing goods to be produced on an 'as-ordered' basis, plus shipping and a little extra so MD can make some money. This is how we are allowed to get otherwise prohibitively expensive items made relatively cheap, and avoid giving money to strangers over the internet in Group Buys hoping they don't take our money and run.

As such, they don't offer refunds, and manufacturing delays are out of their hands.


Welcome to the custom keyboard community, where if you want something you can make it yourself, join a group buy, or pay out the butt for a used item.

Thank you good sir I have been wanting to build a keyboard after getting my WASD Code i feel in love with mechanical keyboards. I really like the idea of the Ergodox for gaming. I am going to look into some other boards I really like the WASD Code but would almost want something a little smaller to my desk if you have any recommendations. I would like a keyboard without the arrow keys, but with the option to add or have backlight.

Yea I have never messed with mass drop just my friend ordered from the last drop of the Ergodox and what I have read in the discussion sections of several items. I just don't like the idea of being charged for an item before the item is even ready to ship. I agree completely about kickstarter did my first and last one with the Znaps.

Thank you guys once again just figured I would ask if anyone had a Ergodox here not built.
    
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post #34434 of 36843
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Got some interesting boards in this week.
  • Amtelco KB163 (MX Black)
  • Nan Tan KB-6851EA Alps SKCM White)
  • Cherry ML4100 (ML)
  • Alps Glidepoint Keypad (Alps LP)
  • IBM Model M 122 (contains blue sub-legends)
  • Cooler Master QFXT (MX Blue/Green)


At some point I'll get some pictures up.

got me interested in this battleship now... been looking for one ever since. hoping you do a complete teardown!
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got me interested in this battleship now... been looking for one ever since. hoping you do a complete teardown!

I may end up reselling it at cost. It's the best MX Black board I've used (much better than Reds at any rate) but it takes up a lot of space. biggrin.gif
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got me interested in this battleship now... been looking for one ever since. hoping you do a complete teardown!

I may end up reselling it at cost. It's the best MX Black board I've used (much better than Reds at any rate) but it takes up a lot of space. biggrin.gif

sure, keep me in mind!
post #34437 of 36843
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Originally Posted by Iceman2733 View Post

Thank you good sir I have been wanting to build a keyboard after getting my WASD Code i feel in love with mechanical keyboards. I really like the idea of the Ergodox for gaming. I am going to look into some other boards I really like the WASD Code but would almost want something a little smaller to my desk if you have any recommendations. I would like a keyboard without the arrow keys, but with the option to add or have backlight.

Yea I have never messed with mass drop just my friend ordered from the last drop of the Ergodox and what I have read in the discussion sections of several items. I just don't like the idea of being charged for an item before the item is even ready to ship. I agree completely about kickstarter did my first and last one with the Znaps.

Thank you guys once again just figured I would ask if anyone had a Ergodox here not built.

The Pok3r may be an option for you, small layout, no arrow keys, ( but you can access them through a special function layer ) A good bang for the buck keyboard, you can add backlighting, and its pretty popular and customizable.

MD and the ergo are pretty well developed at this point, they make this run about once a year or so, and i'd imagine they have the process down pretty good.

Its a nice keyboard, but the biggest part is getting keycaps for it, due to its unique layout, if you're into the really cool keycap designs, you're going to be limited in your options, and what options are out there will be expensive.
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

WASD CODE would be a good choice, looks relatively professional without the gimmicks of some other backlit boards. You could spend the remaining money on some nice keycaps for it as well.

Thanks for that suggestion. I actually may take that route. I'm going to have to feel out the environment to see if greens or blues would really be appropriate, but I don't see them being an issue. I like that the board definitely has everything you generally need and doesn't add random stuff you probably don't.
 
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post #34439 of 36843
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I decided to jump in on that Massdrop MagicForce 68 key deal, it'll be my first non fullsize keyboard, so we'll see how that goes. Downside is going to be waiting until April for them to ship.

Probably could have it faster if I ordered it from AliExpress, but I've heard that place is scam-city.

Same, I'm getting mine in a black case, MX Greens, and all-white backlighting.

Probably the second cheapest keyboard I ever purchased so far. And yeah the April date seems a little far off, but I figure I have to have something to look forward to, that and my blues will suffice until then.
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post #34440 of 36843
Just saw this thread

Owner of CM Storm TKL brown switches w/ ABS clearcaps ( using non clear space bar because ABS doesnt fit)

also have a back up QuickStorm XT (blacks) and Tesoro Excalibur RGB edition (Kailh reds)

Will post a pic of my TKL soon
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