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ALLCAPS Mid-May 2022 Updates! Switchesville, population US

by Jon Cartledge on May 13, 2022

ALLCAPS Mid-May 2022 Updates! Switchesville, population US

Shhhheeeesssssssh another boring update! Quick, change the channel! CHANGE THE CHANNNNELLL. 

Anyways, here's some stuff that has happened at ALLCAPS over the last couple of weeks.

tl;dr - lots of switches this month, how good.

Repeat after me: S E N D L E

Is anyone shocked by this? Surely not. Anyways, we are as we have (pretty much) always suggested, when in doubt go with Sendle as your preferred delivery method. If it's urgent, AusPost express. At the moment, AusPost Reg is taking anywhere from 2-3 days just to be collected. Once it's inside the system scans are backed up. I checked a package for a customer the other day and the scans were all out of whack, so be aware that scanning accuracy is all over the place at the moment. You'd have assumed that AusPost would have had it figured out by now but Sendle are straight DUNKING on them daily. Not only if you're in VIC, but elsewhere too. 

Further to this, expectations on delivery times should be clarified now too. For AusPost Regular please allow for up to 20 days (yes, 20 was the last quote we received from our account manager) for packages to arrive. Express is probably the only reliable AusPost service right now. International is even worse as AusPost parcels piggy back commercial flights. We have had packages sit at the airport for a couple of weeks awaiting flights. If your tracking is updating, but not moving this means your package has missed loading (again).

We hate delays too but mang, bro, lover: please select Sendle at checkout. Even if it's to stop me from logging more AusPost tickets.

Workshop
We are still looking at opening up the workshop for AUMK members! IC from is here, come hang pals. The workshop will be FREE and open to all, you will just need to book a spot. Please use the IC form to register interest and we will be in contact soon. ETA Early-Mid June, k. 

Opening Hours
Continuing with Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays are our set days. We’re also in google now, so that’s a thing if you’re lost. Any day we're open we are open for walk-ins, pick ups, coffee drops, hugs, banter, testing of switches and collections. ANY DAY WE ARE OPEN IT IS POSSIBLE TO BUY FROM US OVER THE COUNTER. Anything physically at our store is available on the site and vice versa, the store is our warehouse - just wanted to clear that up!

 

ALSO, SWITCHES 

This month we have SO MANY damn switches coming in. HippoKeys Unicorn, Gat Yellows, Blue Bubblegums, Moyu.Studio Hades and a HUGE Cherry restock. Wow. Wee.

HippoKeys Unicorn - ETA Friday, 20th May
 

Blue Bubblegums - ETA 25th May

Moyu.Studio Hades - ETA June, 2022

CLOSED GROUP BUYS

Group buys are in order of run date, please scroll to find your GB of choice. Shipped GBs have dropped off the list, extras are available in their respective product pages if there are any left.

SA PolyClear / Keycaps
STATUS: Manu starting soon
ETA: Q4, 2022
Trans Awareness Mats / Deskmats
STATUS: Manu complete, shipping to us now!
ETA: Late Q2, 2022
Pantheonkeys Stone Lion Mats / Deskmats
STATUS: Manu underway
ETA: Q2, 2022
Switchlab Eclipse Mats / Deskmats
STATUS: Manu underway
ETA: Q3, 2022
Contra Mechade Mats / Deskmats
STATUS: Manu underway
ETA: Q3, 2022
MW Alpenglow / Keycaps
STATUS: Invoice Processed
ETA: Q4, 2022
DMK x Zero G Stuido Midnight / Keycaps
STATUS: Invoice processed
ETA: Q4, 2022
Blue Bubblegum Linears / Switches
STATUS: Manu underway
ETA: Q2, 2022 (YEP)
allcaps Starter PBT Sets & Mats
STATUS: Invoicing
ETA: Q3, 2022

 

Detailed updates

A number of GBs have wrapped up recently and extras are available in limited quantities! 

 

CURRENT GROUP BUYS & PRE-ORDERS

Things that you could possibly buy later that will ship even later. Limited run, one

Blush Linear Switch (April 15th-May 15th)DO NOT sleep on these bad boys. Designed by ALLCAPS staffer, luber and all round lovely human ^prince. The Blush linears are as beautiful as they are functional. Featuring a 58g Dual-stage spring from newcomer Aflion, they are an absolute banger of a switch. Protos are at the ALLCAPS Shop, so swing by if you wanna feel them for yourself!


Jigen-Ryu Deskmats (23rd April - 23rd May)These desk mats are inspired by the beautiful traditional Japanese katana. The katana is one of the sharpest swords in history, so sharp that it can cut a flying bullet cleanly in half! Jigen-Ryu was a fighting style used by the samurai. It is said to be one of the most aggressive fighting styles and involves running towards the opponent and always striking first, and always above the shoulder.

 

Kill.Switch Deskmats - PREORDER

Imagine in stock deskmats. SwitchLab’s Kill.Switch deskmats featuring a new, original character Vii, are already on the way to us and are open for preorder. We ordered a BUNCH of these and oh boy are they mad. Get in now to secure your mat, they will not last long. ETA is Mid MAY. MID MAY. Hooley Dooley.

THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE MATS (May 9th-June 9th)

Sleeping on these mats is a horrible, horrible, butt probing mistake. Fans of mid-90s predictable sci-fi rejoice! These mats developed by community stalwart 2Moons are incredible. Live for a short time only and are NOT to be missed.

 

RESTOCKS & RE-RESTOCKS

Things we restocked, or re-upped again for your purchasing pleasure, or pain. Depends on what you like, really. Not many this month cause we've been slammed on GBs/we over ordered everything.

Lubed & Filmed Switches
Alex the Polymer Painter‘s Gateron Pro Milky Yellows are selling fast. Only a few left!

Switch Samplers
Will be restocked 14th May, be ready!

Durock Springs
62g, 67g and 58g springs are IN STOCK NOW! SOOOO many damn springs are avail, ready for you to customise your life. 58g is my fave, but YMMV.

Tecsee Springs
We have listed the remaining 68g springs from the BBN group buy along with a few whacky samples we received. What a time to be alive, if you like finger pushups.

Broken-in MX Blacks
Another drop is due around May 20th. Mark your calendars and check Discord, cause we're only announcing the drops there. This time, we are likely to offer 700k actuations and thus a slight price adjustment will be on the cards.

Cherry Switches
You want Hyperglides? Well gosh darn it, we got ya son. I'll stop now. ETA Late-May.

Tools
You may have noticed that ALL of our tools are OOS, this is due to me, JC being shithouse at stock management. They are due Late-May, please don't hate me.

Starter Packs
When we restock tools we will restock a SMALL amount of starter packs! ETA also late-May.

Gat Yellows
Shipping to us currently, ETA 25th May.

NEW PRODUCTS, EXTRAS IN-STOCK

All of the switches listed above are available for pre-order as they are all shipping to us, this allows you to secure your spot as once they're all in you know what happens. The feeding frenzy will begin, I can only keep the sharks at bay for so long.

 

UPCOMING STUFF & THINGS

ALLCAPS x Fataly Lube Stations
Built by a local legend Fatal, they will be in-stock and ready to party. Available in two sizes. We are reviewing the protos again, they will be available but we need more time to release them. ETA Early-June - thanks for your patience.

ALLCAPS Switches
Well, well, you have read this far. No, not shitting you. We're developing switches now. too cause we aren't busy enough for some reason! Protos will be ordered in June from a number of manus so they can fight to the death, with the expectation that we will be running in September. Hooley Dooley.

Poly top, poly bot, long spring and a zero hype, no frills, bi-lo, bargain basement REGULAR length stem. It's not the size of them stem that matters, it's how you use it. Here's a taste:

ALLCAPS SHOP UPDATES

We’re still live (somehow) at 2/77 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine, now with more google maps. 

Updated hours for winter:
TUE 10-2
THU 10-2
SAT 10-1

I have nothing more to add. How rare is that?

Later, gater
JC