Oct 14, 2017

Recent drops have been disappointing!

Friends,
Please endorse/comment if you agree. Hope MassDrop folks read this as constructive feedback and put more effort into improving the Drops. Thanks.
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I know, I know! I stared this post when I had just joined massdrop and had uncalibrated expecitations. By now I have gotten to know massdrop much better and I’m appreciating it for what it is. So in the hindsight I’d like to issue an appology and let massdrop know that: l love you man! :-)
Completely agree. I check every morning and the recent drops have been very boring. Also, there Is no reason for it to take over a month in some instances to ship. There have been plenty of times I would have bought another watch, but am still waiting on my original that I ordered. If I had received it faster I would have been in a better position to purchase again.
Well, I've finally been here long enough to see the same watches appear four or five times. I think that some brands, or distributors, now consider Massdrop just another retail outlet.

I sympathize with the Massdrop crew. It can't be easy to beat the bushes for new stuff. The ladies Oris was kind of exciting. I wish there were more like that.
I agree.......they need to focus on quality watches and best prices on the web......too many verified watch vendors out there with good prices....they need to attract more buyers......by getting better prices...
I agree. I joined a drop for an amount ... -$20 I committed at $99 ... My final price was $119+ shopping all told $13+.00 unhappy with that. But once joined there is no retreat! 🤐
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You can cancel, but it stays in your transactions list as a mark of shame. I'm assuming that too many cancellations will result in a nasty note from daddy, and ultimately a walk on the plank. For instance, Amazon in theory allows returns, but if you do that too much, you find your account cancelled.

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Jenn says she was stunned when she received an email from Amazon that read, "We have closed this account because you have consistently returned a large number of your orders."

"I did send a lot of stuff back," she said. "I’m not going to argue about that, I did."

But she had no idea what the limit was. Amazon told her it sent her a notice 30 days before the lifetime ban, but she says it never arrived.

"The email was apparently a warning that I never saw," she said.
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Computer programmer Greg Nelson is a self-confessed Amazon addict, buying hundreds of items on its site. But after sending back 37 items of 343 purchased, the online giant has blocked his account with immediate effect – and told him he would lose a gift card balance that he had on the account.

He insists there was a genuine reason for all his returns over the past two years – the goods were either faulty, damaged or not as described. However, Amazon has refused to let him continue buying from the site without giving him, in his words, a “proper explanation”.
Cloaca
37/343 - I don't know if the returns number or the nearly one item a day for an entire year number is more perplexing.
I'm going to revive this thread. Wish Massdrop would source more Japanese Seiko models (SARB017, any Presage, etc.) and some entry-level Swiss or German that isn't Junghans. Tissot, Hamilton, Nomos or Sinn, maybe?
The prices have been horrid in particular. Not to mention that "Breda" garbage they had the other day.

Oh boy. Today (only one weird color watch) and yesterday(no watches but just a winder) has been particularly disappointing
10/27/17
I normally check ebay if I find something interesting. The price differences are usually pretty small in favor of massdrop.

I like mechanical watches. If I need accurate time time, I look at my cell. I also hate the ridiculously sized watches that are the norm today. I hope this is a passing fad that goes away soon. If you are going to list 43mm watches, please pressure the vendor for 38mm as well.
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Who's 'aesthetic guidelines'? I have a 6" wrist, and a 40mm feels pretty big.

A little research shows that British W.W.W and the American A-11 we're 32 to 36-37mm.

Admittedly, The B-uhr was 47-55mm and the Seikosha was 48.5. (www .60clicks.com)

I have a nice Rolex bubbleback that's 34mm, now that one looks and feels small-but knowing the background, it's ok with me.
Racecog56
You’ve a good point. Astethics can be sometimes quite subjective. However I stated what I believe is the state of fashion these days but as you know fashion changes and trends come and go.
Thanks for the feedback. It's a balancing act to try and accommodate everybody's tastes; hopefully we can find something that appeals to you soon.

In the meantime, I'd encourage you to set up a couple of polls to let us know what you're looking for.
Vincent.H
Thanks Vincent. I was more or less referring to a trend. It was like it went from great to “otherwise”. Just wondering if you have had a process or people change that might be correlated to this.
In any case the community really appreciates your work.
I dont say I visit often but I do maybe once a week. Honestly, none of the drops has enticed me yet. Its probably a matter of time, that I realize this is waste of time and stop looking.
Appreciate the variety that has been showing up here. There are highs and lows like any sales-based business (try looking for a good running gps watch sale post-summer, pre-Black Friday). Have purchased at least 5 watches plus 1 or 2 more that researching a massdrop model have led me to. Not all of us have time to wander in and out of watch shops or cruise multiple web sites. Massdrop is a great aggregator and I'm usually checking in to see something that I (a very casual collector) hadn't seen before like Glycine (my fav)

Massdrop: all that being said, I hope you are lining up some excellent drops for the holiday season. You've got a hardcore clientele here and I will be watching too. (No charge for the pun)
Some days are like, oh well, maybe tomorrow..... But some days, I am very tempted and very impressed. Me personally, I really like the Victorinox and I am happy to see them offered so much. Once I have one of each though, well, I might change my mind. I was ready to spend $450 on the Ambassador, but fate was on my side and I save $150 here on MD.....
MD - please don’t drop anything good.
i have too much stuff already.
just keep reposting those lame sox and sleepy pads. thanks.
delnerdo
ps: i already have a ghillie suit so please repost those too.