Massdrop Vast 35-Inch Curved Gaming Monitor for $600 w/FS

If you are a fan of curved computer monitors, the shopping club/website that is Massdrop is offering the new condition Massdrop Vast 35-Inch Curved Gaming Monitor for $600 with free shipping to US addresses. This is a 3440 x 1440p, with FreeSync, 2ms response, 1800R curvature, 100% sRGB, VA panel, static contrast ratio of 2,500 to 1, etc. This is made by AU Optronics in collaboration with Massdrop, thus they put their name on the product.

A total of 1500 units are available as part of this sale, with just over 1000 of them sold as of the time of writing. They come with a one year warranty on the panel, and two year warranty on the electronics inside.

Unlike Amazon, there is no such thing as Prime shipping for Massdrop. The more unique and custom a product, the longer it takes. This one is estimated to ship in mid July 2018. I repeat, this ships mid-July 2018, so if you don’t want to wait, do not buy this!

Giottos YTL8384 Carbon Fiber Tripod for $200 w/free S&H

Massdrop is a membership-style shopping website because some of their offers are below MAP. So you have to create a free account to participate in most activities, including buying. This is also a “group buy” style shopping website, so everything ships after the promotion ends. Shipping is typically slow and there’s no option for expedited shipping. If you find Prime 2-day shipping takes too long, then this mayhaps it is not for you 🙂 It’s a different model, so read up on it if you are not familiar with this approach.

Over there, running for the next two days and a few hours (as of writing time), you can get the new condition Giottos YTL8384 Carbon Fiber Tripod for $200 with free USA shipping and handling. These will ship at the end of February. All sales are final! The orders will be shipped by the vendor and come with a 2-year limited warranty.

Kamlan 50mm f1.1 APS-C Lens for $130 [X/m43/E/EF-M]

If you are a fan of Prime lenses made by non-mainstream lens manufacturers, the membership website MassDrop is offering the new condition Kamlan 50mm F/1.1 APS-C Prime Lens for $130 with free shipping for USA shoppers. Shipping is extra for non-USA shoppers. The lens is available in Canon EF-M, Fuji X, M43rds and Sony E. You select the option at checkout. It comes with a 1-year warranty. All sales are final. These will ship in late January 2018. There is no express shipping option!

If you are not familiar with MassDrop, think of them as a group buy shopping club. You have to create an account (free to join, no annual/membership fees) to see the prices and details of a product. Orders do not ship right away like Amazon. It’s the opposite of Prime. Orders can take weeks to months before they ship because of the nature of group buys. Sales are final. Some items come with a manufacturer warranty, others don’t. Some are purchased directly from the manufacturer, others through third parties.

If you hate waiting, then mayhaps it’s not for you. You can instead go for near-instant gratification with the B&H FREE Next Day delivery of various products 🙂