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Originally Posted by mscott58 View Post

Ha! So it looks like a few other of our friends here were writing the same explanation while I was crafting mine. Sorry for the repetition then. 

lol ur explanation was much better so smily_headphones1.gif
post #707 of 955
Mass drop.... I think they're talking about our wallets. Just found out about at CanJam and already joined 3 different drops rolleyes.gif. I'm a sucker for a good bargain mad.gif
post #708 of 955
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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post
 

The way I understand it, you can set it up so that you'll only buy an item if enough people sign up to make the lowest price available. I've never used it, though.

Yes, I read that as well, but I"m not sure how that works or if I understand it. It's part of the rules where you are supposed to pull your bid if there are not enough people and then monitor to see if more come on and then put your bid back and ....I got dizzy reading it.

post #709 of 955
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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post


That's really not how it works. You're overcomplicating it. You just commit to buy at the lowest price, and they don't charge your card until enough other people also commit. Then you just wait for the drop to finish. If not enough people join to hit the best price, you don't get charged.

It says you do get charged at the end of the drop which will be a higher price than if more people join. That's why they suggest monitoring and pulling your bid if not enough people join to lower the price down. For the K7xx we are talking the difference between $429 and $200. So it's certainly a potential for a great deal. It's just too messy for me and I can't monitor 24/7, I don't have time to sit in front of my PC all day.

post #710 of 955
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Originally Posted by solitary man View Post
 

Yes, I read that as well, but I"m not sure how that works or if I understand it. It's part of the rules where you are supposed to pull your bid if there are not enough people and then monitor to see if more come on and then put your bid back and ....I got dizzy reading it.

Solitary - Where do you see the part about pulling your bid? I read through their FAQ and terms and didn't see anything about that. 

 

Very simply if you want to buy it no matter what select "Join now". If you only want to buy it if it reaches the lowest price point select "Commit to join at" - no need to monitor anything, it will only commit you to buy if it reaches the bottom price. If it doesn't, then you don't buy it. 


Cheers 

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Originally Posted by solitary man View Post
 

It says you do get charged at the end of the drop which will be a higher price than if more people join.

That's only if you select "Join now"! 

 

Use "Commit to join at" and then you won't get charged unless it hits the lowest price. 

post #712 of 955
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Originally Posted by money4me247 View Post
 

mmm... I've used massdrop for a few years and that sorta thing has never happened to me.

 

Basically, you can either 'commit' to the lowest price (so you will only be charged if enough buyers join to unlock the lowest price) or just 'buy' which will mean that you will definitely get the item regardless of the final price. While the drop is open, you can cancel your order any time. I have never experienced Massdrop arbitrarily increasing the price from the set pricing originally listed, but sometimes they do unlock a lower price tier if the item is popular enough.

 

Their customer service is quite good and I have never run into any issues using massdrop. If you only want the lowest set price, you just need to sign up for items using the 'commit button' rather than the 'buy button/.'

I'm more confused now, not that your explanation did not provide more info. The rules talk about being sure to pull your bid if the price doesn't drop or you will be charged. Mass Drop does not rais prices, I never said that. They start at MSRP I think and if enough people join, the price starts going down fast until it hits the final price. That's they way I understood it. Although I got so lost in the whole thing, I may not understand at all. However, I can't play the game if I don't understand the rules.

I did not see any customer service outside of email and that doesn't cut it for me if something goes screwy. Emails can be ignored and non-connected. There needs to at least be a back up phone number or something so one can reach somebody.

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post #714 of 955
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Originally Posted by mscott58 View Post
 

As a long-time MassDrop user that's not how they work at all. You have two options with MassDrop - 1) "Join now", and 2) "Commit to join at $X". 

 

Here's how they explain it (From the MassDrop FAQ): "If you click the "Join Now" button and the drop is successful, you will purchase the product even if it doesn't reach the lowest price point. If you click the "Commit to join" button, you will only purchase the product if the lowest price point is reached. Once you "Commit to join," you can change to "Join Now" at any time before the drop ends.

 

What this means is if you only want to purchase the item if it reaches the lowest listed price point (say $123 for example) then select "Commit to join at $123". However, if you want to buy it no matter which price point it ends up at then select "Join now". And if you do select "Join now" and are committed to buy no matter the outcome you'll only pay the final price point, so if it hits the lowest price point then that is what you pay. 

 

In my experience it it's a drop for something good (say the 7XX's) then the top volume/lowest price point is almost always achieved. 

 

The main thing to be aware of is that it can sometimes take a while for the orders to be shipped after the drop ends, so don't expect rapid fulfillment. 

 

Cheers 

OK, wait a minute, I think it's starting to get a little clearer. I want to see if I understand this correctly because that bit you quoted is were I started getting real confused when i was reading it on the MassDrop site.. So your saying that there are two buttons and if I click the "Commit To Join" I set a price and if it reaches that price I will be automatically committed and charged (which is what one wants) or would I have to click "Join Now" when it reaches the price after I click Commit To Join?

Do you set a price with Commit To Join or is it set for you? I hope it's set for you because I wouldn't know what to put in.

 

As for taking a while to ship orders - that doesn't bother me at all. The longer, the better for stuff like this.

 

I'm asking this stuff here only because there is nobody to ask at MassDrop.  At least there is time too because the K7xx deal is not back yet and not known if it will be at this time.


Edited by solitary man - 4/2/15 at 8:16am
post #715 of 955
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Originally Posted by solitary man View Post
 

OK, wait a minute, I think it's starting to get a little clearer. I want to see if I understand this correctly because that bit you quoted is were I started getting real confused when i was reading it on the MassDrop site.. So your saying that there are two buttons and if I click the "Commit To Join" I set a price and if it reaches that price I will be automatically committed and charged (which is what one wants) or would I have to click "Join Now" when it reaches the price after I click Commit To Join?

Do you set a price with Commit To Join or is it set for you? I hope it's set for you because I wouldn't know what to put in.

 

As for taking a while to ship orders - that doesn't bother me at all. The longer, the better for stuff like this.

 

I'm asking this stuff here only because there is nobody to ask at MassDrop.  At least there is time too because the K7xx deal is not back yet and not known if it will be at this time.

Warren - Sorry for the distraction of the thread, but want to make sure this is clear since there were so many new people exposed to MassDrop at CanJam SoCal. 

 

Solitary - The price is set for the "Commit to join" option at the lowest price point for the drop - the maximum discount they're offering. So it allows you to choose to join only if it hits the lowest price, which is what many people do and likely what you want. You don't have to hit "Join now" if you use "Commit to join", it just automatically adds you to the drop if enough people join to take it to the lowest price point. 

 

Also the price does not start at the MSRP - it starts at a certain level of discount and then goes down from there. 

 

OK, now back to our ordinarily scheduled thread programming...

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Lol, anytime y'all wanna get back on topic is fine with me.  :smile:

 

 

yup

post #717 of 955
Okay, so back on topic regarding Hifiman. I had listened to the 1000 and was not too impressed. Now after reading through the thread I may have picked the "bad" pair to audition but my question is, for those that had a listen to a good pair, how much better is it over the he6. The reason I ask is that per one of the Hifiman reps, the He6 is being discontinued and the 1000 is its replacement. I've never heard the he6 myself and they didn't have an example for demo but I'm thinking about picking up a pair before I'm no longer able to as some have said that its performance is on par with the Hd800 but with better bass, which is what I am looking for. Unfortunately, I was not too impressed with the 1000 at CanJam and if it's "better" than the He6 logic would dictate I would not be impressed by the He6 either.
Edited by DPogster - 4/2/15 at 8:52am
post #718 of 955
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post
 

 

:eek:

 

 

It was great meeting you, even if it was so short!  :(  Marcus is reading the above and weeping right now.  :D

 

 

Amos was so happy, I think he smiled for 30 minutes non-stop!  :D 

 

 

Yup... yup I am :(

 

But still I got a taste of the show right here on my desktop hehe.. 

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Is there a MassDrop website that we go to to see what they have to offer?

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Originally Posted by Joeybgood View Post
 

Is there a MassDrop website that we go to to see what they have to offer?

 

http://bit.ly/1NEeLhU

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