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The company making those headphones have increased cost due to the manufacturer of the headphones, that's the company problem, increase in price is due to incompetent of management, don't take it out on the customers. You didn't give us more value in return to compensate for the increase in the price.
they also dont have to sell you these headphones, if you went to the store and bought a candy bar for $1.50 and sold it for 1.75, and then you go to buy more and they cost 1.75 at the store now, are you still gonna sell em for 1.75?
what would you do?
lose the money, possibly hurting the jobs of your employees?
hike the price?
stop selling them all together?
they could have kept everyone more informed, so if you wanna get angry, get angry about that, not for not stabbing themselves in the foot
I agree 💯 with inform other of the price change in advance, business wise. I think transparency of the price negotiation between massdrop and it's partners should be updated with consistency. I'm angry, if I was running the company I would of execute the price change with details and inform the customers ahead of time. The integrity of the company is more important than just it's profit, and the companies core values and mission is compromised, due to the fact that increasing price, but the value is still the same. What if the next six months the price will increase by 50. Well some would argue it's still cheaper then buying it retail price, but the principle of the company is compromised. If a company can't stand by its principles, how can we trust such a company.
Im just a bit annoyed reading comments that don't get that sometimes prices do go up. They could and should have done better to tell people about it. But people saying they won't ever touch massdrop again because of a 10% price increase on a $200 pair of headphones that are basically remakes of $350 headphones
Yes, it only 10% of $200 price increase of $350 retail price product. But, people who shop here are value seekers, 10% it's all it takes. And the fact that thousands got it 10% off and not them. 10% of 200 might not seem a lot but if you add a couple of zeros to that 200 it'll be a big deal. I believe this product is the best seller on massdrop and the company wants to take advantage of capitalizing on it's profitability. I understand it from a business perspective for short-term profits of a popular product, but for long-term success of the company I don't agree with the price increase, because it completely goes against it's company value proposition, that's why people say they will not be shopping here.
The value of the hd650 has drastically decrease due to this drop and it's not worth $350 anymore. Because there's too many hd6xx in the market, and it's availability. It's $320 on Amazon.
If it got to the point where a manufacturer for the parts couldn't make them for under a $250 profitablity range, then they would find another manufacturer. I understand that it angered alot of people because it looks like a hype play. But it's honestly probably just a fuck up on their end, they aren't a multi-billion dollar company that have secretaries for the secretaries that have been in it for super long.
And for the record, if they go up to 250 by the time i, or someone I know wants another pair, I'll still be buying it at that price.
I understand that it's more of a site-wide problem (blades and audio anyway) but that doesn't make me think the people's reactions aren't over the top for a $20 increase. A large number of the people angry aren't even angry about the extra 20, it's because they live out of the states and taxes/vat/$conversion make it cost more, which isn't something massdrop can do anything about. You can't afford it now because weird tax laws fucked you? Well that sucks.
out of state taxes are inevitable, I don't think that's the reason people are mad. but the $20 increase it's optional.
Not many people have the money to afford luxury products such as this and 2xx it's a lot of money for a lot of people. I think companies should be more sensitive in regards to this. And those borderline customers are the ones they have to convince, and they are the ones will affect the company's overall Profit.