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PeterK
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Feb 21, 2016
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The vendor has just reached out to us about the group’s order and have informed us that there was a slight delay at the manufacturer. Currently the vendor expects the shipment to go out from their location from the beginning of March. The shipment may be delayed, but once we receive more concrete information from our supplier, we will update the group as soon as possible.
Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 3/1 or sooner if something comes up.
Feb 21, 2016
lorsungcu
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Feb 21, 2016
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You keep saying "group" as if this is some community effort to get shit delivered on time. Adjust your projections to be in line with your performance. It got old a long time ago, now it just feels exploitative.
Feb 21, 2016
Eagleheardt
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Feb 29, 2016
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Come on man, "Group" is the "Group's order." The manufacturer has to make the stuff before it can get sent out. There was a delay in the creation of this -brand new product-. All times have always been estimates and, as such, are subject to change. If you don't like the way the system works, why do you buy products through it?
Feb 29, 2016
lorsungcu
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Feb 29, 2016
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Because this is basic logistics. This is what you pay for, this is the service Massdrop provides. If you want ACTUAL group buys, I can arrange that and we can see how it works; this is just laziness on the part of a company that knows it has a captive audience. They are dealing with the same distributor/manufacturer over and over, and still can't nail down how long it takes to get x number of items delivered. It's disingenuous to call this a "group" buy. It insinuates things that simply aren't present here. I continue to buy things because it IS easier than dealing with actual group buys, and I hope someday that they are able to get it right. I'm honestly not sure the last time i was a part of an on-time drop. It seems there's always something. Recognizing that, and adjusting delivery dates out by some factor to account for what you can now almost predict to happen would set expectations up properly. Instead, we get absolute last-minute notifications that something happened and it'll be some more weeks before anyone knows anything else. All it would take is communication with the vendor during the sale to say "looks like we'll have x orders, what is the timeframe on delivering that", followed by calls for weekly updates until the product is delivered. If we were on a forum somewhere, and this was group-buy #4 of the year, I could understand getting stiffed (repeatedly). This is a different story, and it simply feels like someone is taking the path of least resistance.
I suppose I would ask the same of Massdrop; if you can't get your vendor to deliver the product on time, why do you buy products through them?
Feb 29, 2016
BrainFlush
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Jun 17, 2016
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LOL
Dude since you're such an expert and clearly a well known specialist in this field, why don't you work for MD and make sure that a contract you create with each vendor makes them liable for delays so that all "group buyers" receive refunds and free products, since that's kind of what you are getting at.
Hey MD, we found a new place to buy stuff from that delivers on time regardless of unforeseen problems. It's called @lorsungcu delusionalworldofproducts.com. Bye Bye MD, I'm shopping at your competitor from now on.
Jun 17, 2016
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