- Groups can close faster/deliver sooner
If we get 10 folks into a group, the group can close and enter production. This can move up the delivery time by up to 8 weeks.
- You may have a shot at a reserve kit
We sometimes build extra kits if we're guessing that we might have additional demand in between group periods. These "reserve" kits aren't entitled to the 10% discount that group membership can bring, but if we have no takers on the reserve kits and need to reduce inventory (carrying even two kits is a no-no for us as a micro-manufacturer. Cashflow is important for all small businesses, and even more so for us in such a small space) we may offer the reserve kits to upcoming group members ahead of schedule to reduce inventory. This means delivery could be 12-16 weeks ahead of schedule, and they are offered in the order of deposit/balance.
- You won't get bumped into the next group
If the group closes early and you were waiting to place a deposit, you'll either have to wait until the next group opens, or purchase a reserve kit (if any are available). This dramatically lowers your chances of securing a kit as quickly as possible and/or eliminates the 10% discount possible through the groups.
For more on group scheduling see this link.