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What does "join drop" mean? Do I not even have a chance to get these if I pay?
Members can influence the products that appear on Massdrop by creating and voting in polls. We make the most requested products available in limited-time events called “drops.” Each drop runs an average of 7 to 10 days and features different price points that can unlock depending on how many members participate. The more people join a drop, the lower the price.
Payment is captured when the drop ends. We then place the group’s order with the vendor, who prepares it for shipment to our warehouse—or, in some cases, ships it directly to the drop participants. Once the group’s order is received, our warehouse team repackages it into individual orders for shipment to you.
The time the fulfillment process takes will vary depending on the product. That’s why each drop has a different estimated shipping date. The estimated shipping date can be found at the bottom of every drop page under “Shipping.”
tl;dr: The price lowers as more and more people buy the product, and once the drop is over, everyone pays for the lowest price