Most of the time, the “250 MOQ Pricing” isn’t the true 250 MOQ Pricing. Many vendors who are able to sell sets multiple hundreds over 250 MOQ (or even through 4 digit sales numbers), price their sets under the assumption they will hit a higher MOQ. So often the “250 MOQ” price you see, might actually be the 500 MOQ pricing, etc.
This is the usual reason why you won’t see any kind of price reductions.
A very large secondary reason is price changing, and GB commitments. In older GBs, prices would fluctuate based on MOQ. This often meant it vendors couldn’t send out invoices until the GB was wrapped up. This means people had a second chance to completely cancel and possibly mess up MOQ price targets if enough people didn’t commit.
On the other hand, if people paid upfront right away and the prices were reduced, the vendors had to take careful considerations on who to refund and what amount based on which MOQ was met.
All of these reasons made business difficult for vendors in the past. Fortunately with our community’s growth and consistency in hitting decent purchasing numbers, many vendors can put an upfront price with the assumption an MOQ pricing farther along the way will be met.
Of course this is only one way to see all of this.
It would be true that if vendors are pricing for a higher MOQ and it isn’t met, they might be barely breaking even or losing money depending on how they value their time/labor.
On the other hand, if they hit an even higher MOQ than expected due to good marketing and good public reception/perception, than they gain to profit much more than they may have anticipated which helps them immensely.
I think compared to 8 years ago when the average price for a GMK set was $150+shipping, we’re doing pretty good today