The future of the EDC and Outdoor Communities

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Hi everyone,   You may have noticed some changes to our site over the last few months that emphasize the Audiophile and Mechanical Keyboard Communities. We have seen tremendous growth in these Communities, and after much deliberation we have made the decision to focus our resources on these two Communities exclusively.   Over the last four years we have built a strong following and portfolio of products in the Everyday Carry and Outdoors Communities. To narrow our focus, we are transitioning our Drop Studio EDC and Outdoors products to Amazon.   We will be sunsetting the Everyday Carry and Outdoors Communities on Drop.com on March 23rd. Product pages will still be accessible by direct links or searching, and will retain their reviews and discussion sections. We are pleased to announce these products will continue to be available for purchase exclusively on Amazon. Moreover, new products will launch directly on Amazon, delivering new community-inspired products on the world's largest retail platform. Updates on these products will be shared via email to our existing Everyday Carry and Outdoor members.   This shift in focus will result in more consistent in-stock availability of these products, and will provide access to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping, as well as Amazon’s convenient return policy.    The Drop Store is currently live on Amazon with many of our products, with more being added every week. Please check our current stock of EDC and Outdoor gear below, and be sure to check back regularly for updates and additions.   We will also be sunsetting Watches on Drop.com, effective March 23rd. Any Watches-related product runs you’ve joined won’t be affected, and you’ll still see a few runs in our More Community Picks section.    From community polls and comment threads to the retail stage of the world, we couldn't have made these products without your contributions. While this is a big shift, we're excited to continue offering the Drop experience to new and existing customers through our partnership with Amazon.   Thank you, Drop
(Edited by moderator KrystalGardner)
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Dmitri_Y
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Jun 22, 2021
Headphones and keyboard sales are up recently??? It's almost as if we're in a pandemic and everyone has been inside for the past year. You can only own so many headsets and keyboards. Edc will be coming back in stampede. Too bad I only have a use for this site every 3-4 years when I need new peripherals.
writner
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Jun 22, 2021
What a waste
dangayle
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Jun 18, 2021
This is terrible. Sorry.
Cornwallj
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Jun 14, 2021
The joy of MassDrop was an ever-changing catalogue of group-buys, customs, collaborations, and limited editions from, by, and for the type of people that know them best. While audio and keyboards may still be benefitting from this spirit, I feel knives, flashlights, watches, and gear had a lot to offer by bringing niche products and brands to these pre-built communities. The alternative for many of these products is that they may not even exist. Drop did something professional in a space which previously only existed as a Facebook group or similar. Now it seems we'll be scattered into the wind once again settling for either mass produced general audience goods, or rolling the dice on some fleabay listing. While some of the attention to detail had been falling off a bit the last year or so, I'm still sad to see it go... Good Luck everyone, and if we're allowed to maybe throw up a link to your favorite group-buy forum or something.
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A community member
Jun 12, 2021
I guess I have no reason to have this site bookmarked anymore. What a shame. edit: even the Amazon store seems to favor featuring the keyboards and headphones. EDC store on the Amazon shop seems to be slim pickings, too. Just blades, flashlights and the odd tent. You guys used to have way more variety than that.
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A community member
Jun 5, 2021
This truly sucks. I've wondered why I was only getting notifications on keyboard and headphone items; things I have no interest in or use for. I thought I'd clicked on a different community and my settings got somehow changed. I should've come here earlier and investigated and saved myself months of spam. I will miss the EDC items that were so cool to see and thrilling to wait for. Ever since the original site was purchased, it has been "less". So unfortunate that you "fixed" what wasn't broken. Goodbye, Drop.
billyrevs300
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Jun 4, 2021
The only problem is that the amazon store will not ship to my state even though the knives I want are legal here. And the group buys at a discount are gone, so I will be gone too.
Ghandler
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Jun 2, 2021
Audiophile gear and mechanical keyboards are purchased infrequently. Knives are the opposite. As an active collector who buys several knives per month and an occasional buyer of keyboards and audio gear I feel this is a mistake. I've watched Massdrop ne Drop product diversity dwindle from the start. Everything changed when the site was first purchased. The smoke shop was gone immediately and the appeal for me has slowly died since. I've bought several keyboards, ect. but I don't need any more. I already have audio gear so what will make me want to come back? Drop has dropped.
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aaronwalker1111
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May 31, 2021
As many others are saying, I really only had an account for the EDC stuff. I wish Drop the best, but I have no reason to be here anymore.
AdamSN
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May 27, 2021
What a shame. You guys had such great stuff. I honestly could care less about pretty keyboards or headphones but you guys had some GREAT EDC / Outdoor stuff. Guess all good things must come to an end.
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