It seems like some people were very upset about the first Dodod IDO crowdpooling event due to a combination of high Ethereum gas price overhead and massive over subscription. One user reported contributing $750 but due to the 173x over subscription got 16 wSZO for $4 and spent $100 in gas. Even though those tokens are now worth 4x the offer price they still lost significant amount vs just buying after the crowdpooling
Gas prices are not under the control of the Dodo team, and no one knows what the price will be - I suspect if it had gone 100x and they were now worth >> $400 he would have been okay. Or if he had put $7,500 and gotten 160 wSZO now worth $200 he also would have been okay.
The lesson to be learned is BUYER BEWARE or caveat emptor as it is written in Latin.
And if you enter a sale with small bags early on whales coming in even in the last block of the crowd pool can easily dump tens of millions of funds and take almost all the coins.
I think there are some crowdpool parameters that Dodo could add that might help things although in reality without some way to identify unique buyers to a real world ID it is very hard to prevent cheating.