I was an original backer, late in the game but I still funded. Then when the website was up, I added a subscription.
Then my life took a downward turn, and I needed that money back, so I cancelled and got a refund.
A few months later, I had some extra money, so I purchased a subscription.
That was in October. Since then I’ve been buying Soylent off eBay and some various DIY brands available, like @axcho’s blends, @Spaceman’s 100% Food, and recently ketosoy.com. Everything had pros and cons, but nothing tasted quite like the official Soylent.
But they had one thing going for them: THEY ACTUALLY SHIP ME PRODUCT!
I feel like I’m going to GameStop and putting a reservation down for the latest Call of Battlefield or whatever. But that has a hard release date. They guarantee they’ll have it on release date, barring some bad weather or something. So I don’t mind paying a bit now, which the minimum is only $5. I don’t have to pay the whole thing off, just a bit which is of course refundable. To get my product on release day, I pay the balance if there is one.
Similarly, you can pre-order games and other products from Amazon. But… wait, they don’t charge you a dime until they ship it! What a concept!
Anywho, for now I’m cancelling my “pre-order” with Soylent. I’m going to wait until they get their act together and either A.) Ship within a couple days of placing the order, no more waiting
"4-5 months" or B.) They don’t charge you until maybe a day before shipping, which can possibly be a few months from order date.
tl;dnr: Tired of loaning RL money, cancelling order