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I'm confused. While I refuse to succumb to another foolish impulse buy, it was my assumption that all 7500 units would be gone as the pre-drop sale to all those who could not purchase the first drop due to a glitch in the ordering servers had first dibs yesterday leaving whatever remains for public consumption starting at 9 am est.
As the numbers stand - there are about 3800 units purchased but the drop states 8.3k (+) sold. (have to add the plus).
When I noticed my email earlier today - about 5 hours into the drop, I was actually able to make a purchase but I quickly came to my senses when I realized the ship date was still "ship by December 25", so I cancelled.
So, i'm no math genius but my calculator can add and subtract. If, almost 3800 are purchased today AND 8,3k + are sold so far, that means about 4500 units were sold yesterday before drop.
I thought the drop was limited to 7500 units?
So, why is the drop still active
I was suckered into the emu purple heart drop - with all the hype and the limited - special one time production of whatever that number was. I had FOMO and felt compelled to purchase. Well, that drop fell way short of the production run. I am wondering if the same is true with this drop. That the perceived value created by the insane hype PLUS the announcement of a "limited" run is falling upon sensible consumer ears unwilling to wait 5 to 6 months for something that can be had in 2 days for just a little bit more.
They're counting the first drop numbers in that, just ignore that. Look at the total for this drop, which is under 3800. When the total for this drop gets to 7500 that will be the cap, which I guess will happen sometime tomorrow. Otherwise the drop closes in 2 days and won't sell out. Shrug.
i remember reading the initial post that the drop was returning and thought I read that the drop was limited to 7500 total - including the pre-drop sales. It might be interesting to re-read that for no other purpose but to perhaps expose some of the marketing hype behind this and other drops. I get it...it's a business and Massdrop is not here to serve our needs but to make a profit from our individual fanatacism. No better platform than to create a community of zealots and to craft products and the perception of value through standard marketing gimmicks to an already receptive audience. Genius!