Massdrop Audiophile Purchasing and Return Trends

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Have you purchased and/or returned a Massdrop Audiophile product?

  1. I have purchased a Massdrop Audiophile product.

    69 vote(s)
    87.3%
  2. Yes, I have returned the product

    6 vote(s)
    7.6%
  3. No, I have not returned the product

    58 vote(s)
    73.4%
  4. Massdrop stuff is priced so low that it's not worth my time to return them

    4 vote(s)
    5.1%
  5. Massdrop gets me so excited that I can't help myself

    7 vote(s)
    8.9%
  6. Fuck you Marv, everything you've recommended from Massdrop sucks - AudioGD for the win!

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  7. Returned everything - Topping gear, when measured by Amir, measures better

    2 vote(s)
    2.5%
  8. I'm a Schiit-head / Schiit-shill

    13 vote(s)
    16.5%
  9. I sold all my Massdrop stuff to other people

    11 vote(s)
    13.9%
  10. I only buy and sell when I'm drunk

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  11. Valhalla, I am coming!

    4 vote(s)
    5.1%
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  1. Wilson

    Wilson Socially Anxious Volleyball

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    Inspired by @brencho 's thread, this thread is to track Massdrop PURCHASES and RESELLS. It is hoped we can get a data point that adds to our understanding of our relationship to Massdrop.

    Instructions: Vote as many times as you have purchased a Massdrop Audiophile product. For example, if you purchased three items and resold one vote yes three times on the first response, vote once on the second response, and vote twice on the third response.
     
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  2. JustAnotherRando

    JustAnotherRando My other bike is a Ferrari

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    What's the angle on returns information- I thought that returns were only accepted on a defective product?

    Whether someone is outside the US would also skew inclination towards returns- for minor issues I wouldn't bother with international shipping costs.
     
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  3. Lyander

    Lyander Too sensitive for SBAF

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    +1 the above, think it'd make sense to split the votes between "I returned this because it was defective and needed a replacement" and "I shipped this back because it sucked/because I don't like MD/other reasons".
     
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  4. Wilson

    Wilson Socially Anxious Volleyball

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    Good points. The idea is to track resells. Mods, I can't seem to fully edit the poll.
     
  5. Lyander

    Lyander Too sensitive for SBAF

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    Now that you mention resells, what about an option for those who bought something off MD and later sold it? Doesn't count as a return, strictly speaking.

    Then again. For something like this you really don't want to have too many options lest things get bogged down and convoluted. Might as well just have an option for "the item worked well but I couldn't/didn't want to keep it around (financial reasons or otherwise)".

    ... Yeah, I don't envy you right now :))
     
  6. purr1n

    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    This poll and thread is dum. When did SBAF become JD Power?
     
  7. Wilson

    Wilson Socially Anxious Volleyball

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    There has been ongoing discussion about whether we are shills or not Figuring out how many here have actually purchased a product seems a reasonable question.

    EDIT: high rate of resell might indicate succumbing to initial hype.
     
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    jexby Posole Prince

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    if that is the intent, why is there no Poll option for
    [ ] Never have purchased any mass drop product
    [ ] Never plan to purchase any mass drop product in the future.

    besides, who cares about being labelled shills or not? (by randos and dum dums).
    experienced SBAF members know the One Pure Truth.
     
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  9. Wilson

    Wilson Socially Anxious Volleyball

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    Some fortune telling in those question suggestions. @brencho seemed to care.
     
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    I bought several items when it first appeared. The quality (regarding my taste) made me stop buying after a few months, they just weren't for me. I did buy keycaps 3 or 4 months ago though (and they sucked also). Even though I didn't receive any defective products, since I am in Europe i just prefer to sell around here. That would be the case even if i could just return purchases because "whatever", because international postage to the US is too expensive.

    Regarding being labeled "who cares"?!
     
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    If this poll is be trusted, the Massdrop product retention rate is actually really good.
     
  12. JustAnotherRando

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    Uh, what am I missing here, I didn't think you could return Massdrop stuff unless it was broken?
     
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    You can sell it, throw it in the trash, give to relatives. Same difference.
     
  14. spwath

    spwath Collegiate hijinks master

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    I think everyone misunderstands the question though. I think most people think it means strictly return, not resell.


    Edit: NVM, didn't see poll changed
     
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    This poll and the multitude of non-orthogonal choices presented (and the way those choices are worded) make me think you don't actually want/expect to get quality data.

    EDIT: But maybe I'm taking this too seriously and that wasn't your intent. :p
     
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