If you’re not familiar with Massdrop, it is a group buying website. Massdrop posts a product for a limited number of days for you to pre-order. At the end of the drop, your credit card (or PayPal) is charged for the amount of the drop. For most product, the larger the group, the cheaper the product. After the drop, the order is place with the vendor and sent to Massdrop, who in turn ships it to you. This means you won’t receive your product immediately. There is an estimated ship date but that can be affected by the vendor, i.e. Wizards of the Coast.
For the Axis & Allies 1914 drop, when 10 people purchase (or commit to purchase), the price is $54.99. But if 20 people purchase, the price drops another $6 to $48.99.
The drop ends on July 11 and the estimated ship date is Jul 27, 2016.
Now go out and get yourself a cheap copy of A&A 1914!