What's Wrong With These Pictures?
From Amazon, today:
Can you tell me what's wrong with these pictures? Drop? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
Well, I can: all these Drop exclusive items are in stock at Amazon, marked up by at least $20. None are in stock at Drop. All of two weeks after your post about keeping stuff in stock at Drop.
What's up with that?
You have all of 8 exclusive Drop models of knife in stock at Drop. I count some 22 'exclusive' Drop models in stock at Amazon. Where you've marked them all up. Saying again: after posting that you're moving to keep your exclusive stuff in stock (https://drop.com/talk/70301/celebrating-our-community?discussion=true) instead now most of it can only be found in other stores, where you are charging more for them. You guys keep talking about the pandemic and international trade issues.... but the whole 'it's a pandemic folks, we just can't get the knives fast enough to suit you' thing would sell a LOT better if all this stuff wasn't available in stock at Amazon today.
I should add that I've thought about this a bit, tried to come up with reasonable explanations, and they've all fallen short. For example, I'd be substantially ok with this if you had too much stock on hand, too many choices for your buyers. But the number of knives you've been offering have steadily dropped for a while. As a matter of fact, in the last 2 weeks, I have seen all of ONE new knife offered on Drop... and you sold out of it in hours. Likewise I'd be fine if you were simply clearing out some old stock that just weren't moving anymore here -- god knows I was tired of logging into drop to check for new gear and having to wade through a dozen FF collabs I'd already seen a hundred times already. But that's not what's going on here either -- a number of the models you can only find at Amazon are still comparatively new and in demand in this community.
How does this jibe, in the least, with that stuff you just posted this month in Drop Hub about keeping stuff in stock -- you know, 'Celebrating your Community'?
Absent an explanation from Drop, I have a very clear conclusion: your venture capital creditors, who run you like Mussolini ran the trains, have decided that you can't make sufficient profit to generate the return on investment they think their investment entitles them to take, selling your own products to your own community... so screw us, right? We can go pound sand. You'll just give us some BS explanation about keeping more stuff in stock, while keeping less in stock. Very 2021. Y'all might as well run for office.
Some celebration, folks.
Prove me wrong. I'll wait.