Sales

When will this keyboard go on sale?

For an active project or one in preparation, this is written in the product page, IC/GB thread, or similar specific to the product. Please check such sources.

If the group buy has occurred in the past and is already completed, the board will not go on sale again unless there is another round of sales.

If the ETA is not written or marked TBA, there is no known time when the board will go on sale.

When is the ETA for this project going on sale?

→ When will this keyboard go on sale?

When will this project happen?

→ When will this keyboard go on sale?

Can I buy your prototypes?

No; the prototypes are usually kept for future research purposes.

Will there be another round or batch of this?

Not unless otherwise stated.

 

Will there be extras for this?

If the project is a group buy, usually there is a margin ordered for replacement parts and B-stock units. If any are left following GB conclusion and replacements, they will be placed on sale as extras.

However, this is not guaranteed whatsoever, and there are many cases where there are no extra units left. The best option is to expect no extras, but also to obtain the role for the project at my Discord server to receive a notification if they appear.

 

If the project is an in-stock sale, usually there are no extras.

Can I purchase your extra units?

→ Will there be extras for this?

By chance, do you have any extra units for this?

→ Will there be extras for this?

When will the next round of this go on sale?

→ When will this keyboard go on sale?

→ Will there be another round or batch of this?

Will there be a re-run of this in the future?

→ When will this keyboard go on sale?

→ Will there be another round or batch of this?

Will this be available in another color?

Not unless otherwise stated.

You are free to purchase and refinish a keyboard in another color using re-anodizing or cerakoting services; however, I will not take any responsibility if it fails.

When is the ETA of shipment for this?

For anything pre-sale or IC stage: I don't know.

For anything in the group buy phase: Usually such info is listed on the product page or GB page.

For anything in-stock: Usually such info is listed on the product page or GB page.

 

For anything already sold: Please check the project status page on the website. ETAs may change as production progresses or as global situation changes.

The project does not seem like it will ship by the ETA, or has passed the ETA. Can you take responsibility?

No. 

An ETA is an Estimated Time of Arrival; as per its name; it is only an estimate or guess as a rough reference which is heavily influenced by global and human factors. As such, no ETA is a guarantee.

Is shipment before/around the ETA guaranteed?

No.

An ETA is an Estimated Time of Arrival; as per its name; it is only an estimate or guess as a rough reference which is heavily influenced by global and human factors. 

The project may ship earlier or later than the ETA as the situation changes.

Can I change my order details such as case type, color, etc. after placing the order?

No.

If group buy: The order details are used to manufacture the exact amount and type of boards to fulfill the orders. 

If in-stock: The product is likely already shipped.

What will the sale format be for this board with unannounced sales format?

The sales format for any board with unannounced sales format is unannounced.

It will likely be announced at a later date.

Can I buy a keyboard which is out of stock?

Assume that it is possible to purchase a physical product which is out of stock. Define P as the set of all physical copies of a product p located in stock at a vendor, and define p as a physical non-null copy of product p which belong to P. For a purchase to happen and be carried through with, a physical product unit p must be shipped from a vendor to the buyer, meaning p must be sourced from P and removed from P. By the definition of out of stock, P must be the null set. This forms a contradiction to the initial assumption: to purchase a physical product which is out of stock, there must be p sourced from and removed from a null set, which is not possible.

Thus by proof by contradiction and the concept of excluded middle, it is impossible to purchase a product which is out of stock. Since the set of sold physical keyboards K is a subset of set of physical products P, this proof applies to purchasing a keyboard which is out of stock; therefore, it is not possible to purchase a keyboard which is out of stock.

Where can I buy your keyboards?

My keyboards are sold through various keyboard vendors, using the sale format best suited for the board. Such information is usually clearly denoted within an IC/GB thread, product listing page, or the official Discord server.

If a product is either currently available as an open group buy purchase, or is available in-stock, it is possible to purchase the product. Otherwise it is impossible to purchase.

If an in-stock sale product is out of stock -> https://info.ai03.com/books/common-faq/page/can-i-buy-a-keyboard-which-is-out-of-stock

If a group buy product is not within its group buy open period -> https://info.ai03.com/books/common-faq/page/when-will-the-next-round-of-this-go-on-sale