In August 2013 I ordered a week of Soylent. In May 2014 I signed up for a 2 week subscription.
Going by the estimate provided my subscription delivery should come mid August at the latest. I don’t have much confidence in receiving it by then, based on past delivery estimate performance, but let’s assume it is accurate for the moment.
I have no idea when the 1 week order from Aug 2013 will be delivered but based on the current rate of shipping Sept seems like the earliest date.
My question is this: which order should I cancel?
If I can reorder and receive additional Soylent in 1-2 weeks after either of my orders ships it does not seem logical to have two outstanding order, which Soylent (via email@example.com) has already confirmed they will no combine.
Pros and Cons:
Keep Aug 2013 Order: This is the lowest cost option but I have no clue when I will receive this. At some point backers may get priority accelerating my shipment. Based on the current data it is not clear at all how I will get this before my subscription.
Keep May 2014 Subscription Order - This gets me out of the “backer” category which seems to have turned into a scarlet letter around here(‘Your a backer, not a customer, you should have no expectations’ kind of mood). The subscription was ordered with a 10-12 week lead time putting it firmly in an expected delivery window.