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sixsceptres
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Aug 16, 2016
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I'm jumping on here one more time to say that user VipeX got it absolutely right when he said that CountyComm has raised the price of this light on their own website to make this Massdrop deal seem more appetizing. If you’re hesitant to believe this, you can see for yourself:
This is an archive of the product page for this flashlight from CountyComm on August 5th, 2016: (https://web.archive.org/web/20160805082814/http://www.countycomm.com/aaati.html). If you visit the same product page today, you’ll notice that they’ve inflated the sale price from $49.95 to $59.95: (http://www.countycomm.com/aaati.html) to bolster their claim that “Massdrop does have the best price & value on the internet for this pre production limited run”.
So what they’re saying is technically true and it’s any company’s prerogative to set a price for their commodities that they think accurately reflects market conditions. However, it’s also disingenuous to engage in misleading hand-waving like this instead of addressing legitimate customer concerns about sales vs. MSRP pricing.
I’m not exaggerating when I say that I own a dozen Maratac flashlights of various makes and models. I literally own this very light. It’s fantastic, it’s my daily EDC light, and I’ve recommended it countless times. But this is a bad look, CountyComm. Your pricing is typically fair and I it’s great that you’re using the Massdrop platform. And yes, you're still offering what is, ostensibly, a "good deal" on this flashlight vs. MSRP. But what you’ve done here is disappointing and I will take it into consideration when making future decisions as a consumer and will encourage others to do the same.
Aug 16, 2016
crimsontongue
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Sep 6, 2016
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That's kinda weird though - is mass drop more popular than county comm? If they wanted more sales wouldn't they keep it cheaper on their own website? They had a limited pre-production run at a discount as a promotion, and it's an unfortunate coincidence the promo ended and the price went up.
If you continue to look back at the web history you'll see the price actually fluctuates a lot - for example nov last year goes from $48 to $59 https://web.archive.org/web/20151112012745/http://www.countycomm.com/aaati.html https://web.archive.org/web/20151205115313/http://www.countycomm.com/aaati.html
Sep 6, 2016
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