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Mark
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Dec 1, 2014
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Great news about the AKG drop!
1) We've spoken with AKG and they're expediting the manufacturing of the second batch of 2000 headphones in the production queue. They're now scheduled to ship to us "end of December or early January", which means in all likelihood, we'll get these shipped out to people by mid/late January!
2) We have adjusted the "stars" that everyone has received, it used to be based on the # of people that joined before you, not based on the unit # that you joined the drop at. In the new system, if the first person that joined purchased 5 units, the second person would get a (Star) that denotes that they're the 6th person to join (the first person is effectively 1st through 5th).
Previously, the person who was shown as #250, actually was purchasing unit #265 because a few people prior to them had purchased multiple units. We ran the math and for "early joiners" the maximum offset would have be 15 places (and will likely be less if a couple other people leave). This means that your new star is likely a little higher, but we're moving the guaranteed serial number up to 265 to make sure that people originally covered are still covered. So, anyone who has a star less than 265, will get a serial number that is less than 300. (The 35 unit differential is a result of sample units coming off the production line and getting sent to reviewers, etc.)
This change also means that if someone before you had purchased 5 units and cancels, you'll move up by 5 spaces (instead of 1).
3) The shipping date of your order (batch 1, in December, or batch 2 in February) is determined based on your check-out option, not based on your star sequence. 2000 units were slated for the first batch, and once those sold-out, anyone joining the drop had to select the February delivery date (people in the first 2000 were automatically assigned the December option). Since we opened the second batch, some December orders have been cancelled and some people (that joined after unit 2000) have managed to switch to a December delivery- this is fine. It's pretty rare, but if people want to mash refresh to try to snipe a cancellation then power to them.
4) We have added your join # to the banner of the buy page (above), and it's also in your Transaction history (next to the quantity of your order).
This is all really exciting and we can't wait to get the headphones into our warehouse and bounce them out to everyone!
I have also added a thread-summary to the description page linking to the mod-comments for those of you who don't want to sift through 2000 comments saying "star check" :)
Dec 1, 2014
payodpanda
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Dec 1, 2014
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Awesome I was 251st (last I checked was yesterday), now I'm in the top 300 serial takers. :D
EDIT. Oh I got moved down / up to 260th by your new algorithm, but still I'm below 265. :D
Dec 1, 2014
shadowarrior
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Dec 1, 2014
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Can you please also confirm in your post about existing international purchasers who were in the first batch (~1800 I think when you announced the cancellation) will still get the product shipped to them. The 'no-international-order' is only valid for new orders. Thanks.
Dec 1, 2014
redfield
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Dec 1, 2014
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Now can you delete all "star check" comments for better discussion loading?
Dec 1, 2014
Will
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Chief Product Officer
Dec 1, 2014
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Yup, you're still getting your K7XX.
Dec 1, 2014
bingungusername
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Dec 1, 2014
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How do i check on the shipment rate to Indonesia? thanks for the reply
Dec 1, 2014
shadowarrior
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Dec 1, 2014
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Thanks :) Time to go soundcard and amp shopping now :)
Dec 1, 2014
neiru37
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Dec 1, 2014
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Funny how with the old system, I was 37th and now with this new one, I'm 35th, which is the opposite of "This means that your new star is likely a little higher". People before me must be canceling their orders.
Dec 1, 2014
Danasaur
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Dec 1, 2014
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Omg, sadface. I think I'm 267. OFF BY 2! And I hesitated a bit before I pressed the button, because it was already past 250 when I saw the drop come out...
Dec 1, 2014
Psychetron
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Dec 1, 2014
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Heh I'm 2 spots ahead of you too. I don't care too much about the S/N, though the value of it is probably high with lower numbers. Hey, maybe we can hope there's a few drop outs :p
Dec 1, 2014
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