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Jun 14, 2016
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This does suck. When I first got these it said will ship in July. It's crap that's it's pushed back to Aug. I would have never purchased.
Jun 14, 2016
ElBorak
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Jun 14, 2016
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It has said early August (first the 5th then the 3rd) since the drop opened.
Jun 14, 2016
IAmEmpyrean
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Jun 15, 2016
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The original drop ship date back in May was much sooner. They pushed it back because they underestimated sales, now we have to wait for hifiman to produce all the extra units.
Jun 15, 2016
ElBorak
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Jun 15, 2016
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I joined the drop less than a minute after it opened (one of the first 10). It clearly said August 5 at that point. They've never pushed it back, only moved it from August 5 to August 3.
Jun 15, 2016
beardedkg
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Jul 4, 2016
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It did say july 2nd for a month or so actually. When I joined it said shipping july 2nd
Jul 4, 2016
ElBorak
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Jul 4, 2016
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A small number of people (well under 10) out of thousands have reported seeing dates before August. None of them can agree on what dates they saw (I've heard May, June and July). When I ordered, the day the drop opened, it said August. Ever time I've looked since (and I checked almost daily), it said August.
I can't explain what you think you saw, but you're in a very small minority.
Jul 4, 2016
LexyVFX
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Jul 4, 2016
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Preface: I am NOT a web developer, but I am a software engineering student who despises web development, yet attempts to maintain adequate passing knowledge of such things anyway, for when I am dragged into messing with that stuff on very rare occasions, and so I am by NO MEANS an expert on the topic.
But yeah, with less than 10 people out of thousands reporting differing discrepancies, I would chalk that up possibly to some not reading, but another possible explanation that is equally, if not more plausible that I haven't seen brought up is the possibility of a minor database/server caching error occurring for a brief period of time, not unlike the one that notoriously plagued Steam only at a substantially reduced scale. When running a large scale website such as the Steam store or Massdrop, the best approach to handle that kind of traffic is to have hundreds, if not thousands of (small) server nodes with a cache of relevant store content, and only pushing users out to other servers, higher up in the chain when making actual database changes such as making a purchase or adding a comment, or updating a drop page for the administrative end. That being said, due to any number of scenarios involving some kind of software bug, it is reasonable to expect caching errors to happen from time to time, hence why we expect companies that do their job to have proper technical and relations fail over plans to quickly address the issue. *glares at Valve's PR* That said, this is nothing but speculation and I'm not setting out to make accusations as that only covers the server side of things. The client side is a whole other can of the worms, in which some users' web browsers may have retained outdated content, or more dangerously, scripts which interface with the server side to pull various content such as item descriptions, comments, or in this case, possibly drop dates. If these people actually saw different dates, some kind of caching error(s) would explain that, and if there was more than one out of sync (or more than one grabbing ship dates from several different drop pages as a bug), then that would also explain why they can't agree on a unified varying date that they allegedly saw as well. In the end, I don't claim to know what happened but I've heard whispers of such disagreement for a while, and having just thought of an alternate explanation, I figured I'd share/explain it as best I could.
Jul 4, 2016
beardedkg
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Jul 5, 2016
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Yea I mean I'm not trying to argue, I'm in no rush but I wrote down july 2nd in my agenda because it said that when I looked after buying so just thought I'd agree with op
Jul 5, 2016
MrFattington
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Jul 8, 2016
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I think what you saw was a figment of your imagination or you honestly believe it because that is what the website currently states. I think the most common time that people have mentioned was July - it's silly that it was changed and it's also a little silly that they extended the drop and used the original money before completing the drop. Mostly I just want my headphones.
Jul 8, 2016
ElBorak
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Jul 8, 2016
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See the comment on page 6, from before the drop even started: "These looked very promising...UNTIL...I realized it is a 5 MONTH wait time". Or the comment from page 8, from the day the drop opened: ""Estimated ship date is Aug 5, 2016." is this a reasonable estimate?"
I'm not the one imagining things.
Jul 8, 2016
MrFattington
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Jul 8, 2016
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That is still a smaller number of people replying about that date. The first comment is from May as well. Imagination.
Jul 8, 2016
ElBorak
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Jul 8, 2016
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It's the first two I found. There are many, many comments during the drop complaining about the August ship date, feel free to read them yourself.
Jul 8, 2016
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