Oh well, Massdrop/Drop just made my choice easier!
Though I had some hesitation, I was willing to give the Massdrop products a try at the reduced sale prices being offered.
I thought that I could at least perform a fair test, and then if the products did not measure up, or were substandard, I could always return them in accordance with the Massdrop return policy.
Another reason why I purchase from Amazon, Campsaver, and many other sites with reasonable, and accommodating return policies.
Anyway, I'm getting ready for an overnight adventure, so I made today laundry day, so I had some time set aside today, and was planning on pulling the trigger and purchasing the Massdrop x Granite Gear Crown X60, the Pine Down Blanket, and the Dan Durston Tent today at the sale prices that were still in effect this morning when I checked, which were $100.00/$80.00/$160.00 respectively.
I was about to start the process when I noticed that Drop suddenly raised the price 20% on all the products I wanted without any notice.
Oh well, I guess it was an omen, so I instead will keep my hard earned money and look elsewhere!
I guess I am meant to have the Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 after all, so I just need to be patient, and wait for those Black Friday prices again.
I notice that Drop has deviated from their usual policy of setting a start and end date on a drop for these products, and I might have acted sooner if they had been more transparent.
My motto is to purchase the highest quality products at the lowest possible price!
Never put yourself in a position where you must have something at any cost, too many people do that. Set a buy price, and just walk away if it does not happen!