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fabio_oid
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Jan 8, 2018
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I'm quite confused, looking at the table it seems that if 250 ppl join the drop the keyboard price should drop to 89.99.. I received an email saying 332 ppl purchased the keyboard but I've still been charged the full 119.99
what happened to: ``` To avoid confusion with the current checkout system, we will be changing the drop points manually for this drop. We are paying attention to the number of child kits being bought as well. If they reach certain quantities, we will adjust their prices accordingly. ```
Is anyone able to explain this to me? Thank you
Jan 8, 2018
dvorcol
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Jan 9, 2018
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A kit's cost-down comes when the required number of that specific kit has been sold. The "332 purchased" number you are referring to is the total number of purchases placed for the Glimy 2077 set when the drop ended. It is key to understand that one purchase can consist of one or more kit orders, so there is no 1:1 correlation between number of purchases and number of kits sold.
I find a graph easier to look at than a spreadsheet of numbers. Below shows the latest set of numbers Massdrop has shared so far (12/29, which was one day before this drop ended). Note that there are nine kits available in this set.
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You can see that none of the kits had hit their first price drop point yet. The Base kit, for example, was 10 kits away from the 150-kit sale point needed for its price to drop to $100. Had it sold 250 kits, its price would have dropped again, to $90. Had 500 kits been sold its price would have dropped again to $80. Similar drop points can be seen for the other kits, and those drop points are all reached (or not reached) independently.
This second graph below shows the order history for each individual kit, as well as the Massdrop "Purchased" number (which is the total number of customer orders). You can see that Purchased number never exactly matches the Total: All Kits (for the reason I mentioned above).
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The individual kit order numbers Massdrop is currently showing on their spreadsheet on the description page are from one day before the drop ended, when their Purchased number was 255. The Purchased number reached 332 at drop end, so the number of kits sold must have increased for some of the kits; but which kits and by how many, only Massdrop knows. Maybe they will eventually share their final kit order numbers with everyone, maybe they won't. All we can do is wait and see and pay what we are charged.
Jan 9, 2018
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