March - Week 3.1 Update

SABER 68

Good News: 

  • Keyboards arrived at our shipping agent
  • Ships on 3/26 (it'll be 3/27 in Hong Kong)

Bad News:

There's over 65 packages in this shipment. The best way to ship these would be slow and consistent. This will result in a 10 day shipping versus 5 day shipping.

We'll most likely receive the keyboard 3 to 6 days later than stated (~4/7 or 4/10). We'll do our best to ship out all the keyboards by 4/15.

In light of more bad news, Amazon probably lost our TADA shipment. This has no affect on any of you guys, but we are down more than $5,000. Hopefully we can get some payments reimbursed for ourselves. 
We want you guys to know that this isn't a communal ran group buy. Any lost taken on us is not a lost on you guys. If we didn't order the new batch of keyboards, we would have refunded you all by now. This is one of the reasons why our products are marked up and we hope you all understand. We want you to feel safe when ordering from us!

Thank You!

SHERATON

March - Week 3 Update

Sky Dolch & Sky Dolch Accessories

  • Ships 3/28
  • Arrives 3/31
  • All orders complete shipping by 4/7

SA Penumbra & HyperFuse

  • Item is still to be produced in April 2017
  • Shipping commences in May

Honeywell / HyperFuse Accent / CMYK

  • Production has not began yet

expected shipping date - 5/05

SABER 68 and Modern Beige

  • Ships 3/28
  • Arrives 3/31 or 4/3
  • All orders complete shipping by 4/13

TriC 80 & MAXKEYS

Cherry PCB Screw-In Stabilizers & Keycap Trays

  • Items will ship to us on 5/01 as wire payment is still ongoing
  • Complete shipping by 5/08

All other updates can be found on March, Week 2 Update

 

March - Week 2.2 Update

Last update of the week! 

SABER

When we ordered this new SABER shipment, we expected to fulfill the orders for all outstanding TADA orders in case Amazon would take their time with the package. Due to unforeseen circumstances Amazon is still holding onto the package. We will take the loss to make shipments with all the new SABERs to customers who still have a pending TADA order. We will attempt to email you each individually to make sure that you are okay with the changes (having a keyboard branded as SABER instead of what was actually sold). There are some users who ordered Gateron Reds, and we will have to fulfill a MOD L (Linear) instead.

Our goal is to make sure each order go through smoothly and that each individual feels comfortable making an order for us. We are sorry that this group buy may not have gone followed that route, and we really hope to earn your continued trust.

We are going to open orders today for the rest of the SABER 68. SABER 68 will arrive in 2 weeks (~3/31). SABER AL (Aluminum) are also in stock.

March - Week 2.1 Update

Hey kbdists, 

We got some good news on the SA HyperFuse and Penumbra.

SA Penumbra & HyperFuse

  • The Penumbra and HyperFuse are on track to ship in the month of April. These should be all shipped out by May/June.

Modern Beige

  • Keycaps will open for pre-order soon. We are receiving some black/red & red/black japanaese keysets along with Arabic keycaps.

SABER & SABER Pro

  • The SABER just concluded sorting. These should be shipping to us this week (we used a different shipping agent, so we're hoping this one gets to us...)
  • SABER Pro's samples are done by 3/22. We'll let you know how these goes and we may raffle off this sample.

Penumbra

  • The shipment arrived to us today. We have successfully shipped all orders that wanted them shipped early without the additional ISO Enter.
  • Orders are presuming today.

March - Week 2 Update

TADA68 - 

At this point, we're still receiving an automated message from Amazon, but we did get one new message this week:

"Greetings from Fulfillment by Amazon Seller Support,

Thank you for contacting us.

We are currently looking into your issue and working as fast as we can.

We certainly understand the urgent nature of this case. To ensure you don’t have to follow up, we would continue to provide a timely update on the progress of the situation.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this regard.

Thank you for selling with Amazon."

It's pretty much the same story.

Keyboard & Co. -

  • Just sent in new Pantone Colors
  • Waiting on GMK Samples

Expected Shipping Date - TBD

Sky Dolch & Sky Dolch Accessories -

  • Finished Production
  • Sorting Process
  • Await Shipment

Expected Shipping Date - 3/28

SA Penumbra & HyperFuse

  • Delayed a month due to SP's Manufacturing

Honeywell, HyperFuse Accent, & CMYK (as well as CMYW) - 

  • Production has not began yet
  • These are still going according to be finished during May

Expected Shipping Date - 5/05

Modern Biege & SABER -

  • Finished Production
  • Sorting
  • Should be shipped within the month

Expected Shipping Date - 3/28

Penumbra -

  • Arrives on 3/13 (Now arriving on 3/14)
  • Ships out by 3/17 without ISO Green Enter; ships out 4/7 with ISO Green Enter

Arrival Date - 3/14
Shipping Date - Please let us know whether you want it shipped 3/17 or 4/7.

Sky Dolch Kit

  • Payment just finalized
  • Should be ready in June
  • We'll have these shipped sometime in July; more info will come when June arrives

Expected Shipping Date - 6/30

MODKEYS by MAXKEYS

  • Group Buy still ongoing

TriC 80 (TriC 60 coming soon)

  • Group Buy still ongoing

Cherry PCB Screw-In Stabilizers

  • Arrives on 4/28
  • Ships 5/01

Originative / GMK Keycap Trays

  • Arrives on 4/28
  • Ships 5/01

March - Week 1 Update

Hello kbdists,

We got a message from GMK last night. They told us Sky Dolch will most likely be completed this week and enter the sorting process. The shipping should be ready in two weeks. That's estimated to be on 3/20. Arrival should be around 3/23, and we will have it all shipped by 3/27 or 3/28.

As for the Amazon TADA68 package, we're still getting the same repetitive and automated message. 

'Greetings,
Thanks for your continued patience. We are currently researching your issue in partnership with our technicians and will provide an update as soon as any additional information becomes available.'

We tried to give them a few more calls, but they told us the samething everytime which is that we have to just wait. It's hard to directly contact the fulfillment center, and that is where I believe the package is held. We understand your continuous concerns, and if you would like a refund, we're always ready to process that.

In light of other news, we are receiving a new GMK set and this should be available 'In Stock' by next week. We also just launched the TriC 80 group buy. 

The last thing I wanted to mention is the name change from TADA68 to SABER. We realized that there are many vendors using the TADA name. The SABER will now be solely 'An Originative Co. Project'. Everything including the price remains the same, but only the SABER will include MOD Switches from now on. Along with the SABER, we're working on an additional solid high profile aluminum case that will prove to be a more premium case.

We'll do our best to do a report update each week for every product in the group buy process.
TADA68, SKY DOLCH, HONEYWELL, HYPERFUSE ACCENT, ETC. Let us know what you guys think!

Thanks for your patience and support!

SA Hyperfuse and Penumbra

Hi all, these two sets were originally scheduled to complete at the end of April. However, judging from Signature Plastics postponement of other SA sets, it seems like our sets will be delayed as well. We don't have any concrete information from them regarding the delay just yet, but we are working to get more information. We will update you all again once we do have that information.

TADA68 - Majority of Barebones shipped / Amazon in the works

Hello kbdists,

The majority of the Barebones have been shipped. We are about 95% done, and we just need to head back into the office on Monday to finish the rest of the shipments.

Amazon has been giving us updates, and they just need to drop it off at their Drop-Off center in order for us to receive this. This should take another week, and we are hoping to expect the shipment by two weeks from now.

Lastly, the TADA68 will remain as the TADA68 for this last batch. In the future, as many of you may know, the TADA68 will be renamed to SABER. The SABER is originally an Originative Co. Project through MOD Keyboards, and we hope to remain it in the same manner. ONLY the SABER will include different form of MOD Switches. 

We will be releasing 2 style of Aluminum Cases for the SABER. One of them has already been sold through our store and the other one is still prototyping :)

TADA68 - Barebones heading to US

The Barebones and aluminum cases (the third shipment) are finally making its way to us after the long hiatus of Chinese New Year's. 

As for the packages at Amazon, our shipping agent has been pushing the LED company to send the shipping labels to Amazon so the UPS can finally ship the package to us. Unfortunately, the tracking on those labels we've created hasn't been updated as of now, We've made attempts to contact Amazon directly to speed up the process but was not successful, since they need the other company to send it directly. We will let you guys know as soon as we get any further information or if the tracking updates.

Happy Valentine's Day!

TADA68 - In Motion

We finally have some good news regarding the shipment for you all! We're happy to say that we've gotten an update from our shipping agent. Amazon have confirmed that they have located our shipment in their Phoenix warehouse. We have just sent our agent the UPS shipping labels (from Amazon to us) so that they can send it over to Amazon. Hopefully Amazon will put those labels on and get the shipment out by this week. It should take a only couple days to get to us from Arizona. So if everything goes smoothly, we should get the shipment by next week.

Also we will have an update for you regarding the final shipment as well as the aluminum cases by 2/13. Once again, thank you for waiting patiently as we sorted this out. 

TADA68 - Update

For the TADA68, the shipping agency has halted communication for the time being due to the Chinese New Year break. We will resume communication with them on February 10th, when they return. The worst possible scenario is that the shipment to Amazon is lost. If this is the case, we have already placed a new order with the manufacturer will be shipped within 2 months as a solution to the issue. We will also be using a different shipping agent. Thank you for your understanding. We know that this delay has caused many concerns. If you prefer to cancel your order, please email us. Thank you.

GMK Group Buys - Sky Dolch, Keyboard&Co., and Add-Ons

Hello everyone, we just got word from GMK that they're currently experiencing a "production overload" and that our sets will be delayed for at least another month. So, the ETA currently, will be early March for Sky Dolch and its add-ons. 

As for the Keyboard & Co., we're currently waiting for the sample and once we get that, it'll be ready for production. So, this is also delayed for another month or so. We apologize for the delays. We understand that you've been patiently waiting and many are concerned. If you'd prefer not to wait, you may cancel your order and email us at contact@originativeco.com.

TADA68 - Ship Update

Hello kbdists,

Thanks for your patience. We are continuing pumping out orders, so many of you will have gotten your tracking number. 

The 1st shipment is still at Amazon, and our shipping agent from Hong Kong has just submitted a paper recently requesting the shipment back. 

The 3rd shipment is about to head to us.

More updates will come soon, but we are just pumping out all the orders from the 2nd shipment right now.

Thanks,

Sheraton

Keyboard & Co. + Sky Dolch

Hi kbdists,

Thanks for the continuous support with us through the New Year.

If you guys haven't checked out our latest goodies yet, definitely check out the SA HyperFuse, SA Penumbra, and GMK Honeywell (which actually ends at Midnight).

We had a chat with GMK last night, and they are still awaiting from their production team for the latest news for both Keyboard & Co. + the Sky Dolch. As for the Honeywell, we're awaiting the invoice on Monday and will arrange that right away.

Thanks again and enjoy your MLK weekend.