Having done some digging, this appears to be a result of mixing new and old systems: The BoM manager, being newer, views parts in terms of manufacturer’s P/N and fudges issues of packaging to present info in a way that’s relatable from the perspective of one who just wants to get their hands on 123 pieces of Manufacturer X’s Widget3.0, for example.
The quote mechanism on the other hand, is much older and very intimately tied with fulfillment-related functions, in which context the distinction between standard-quantity versus cut-down packaging is a very big deal indeed.
In placing an order based on a particular assembly quantity, the mix & match of factory standard and cut-down packaging to end up with the desired result happens just fine. In attempting to quote multiple assembly quantities however, the quote mechanism doesn’t like having null values for early tiers, so if a person only ended up needing a standard-size reel at a tier 3 build quantity for example, the downloaded quote ends up reflecting that as tier 1.
Admittedly, that doesn’t make sense from a user experience perspective; it’s an issue that’s been duly noted, and will be addressed in ongoing developments. In the meantime, a workaround would be to generate a separate quote for each build quantity of interest. While somewhat unwieldy, so doing does eliminate any potential ambiguity over the tier of interest come a time one would like to place an order based on a quote.
Thanks for pointing out the issue, and apologies for the confusion.