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Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Postby mb1 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:54 am

Easy now, I like this thread! Good reminder for folks, but let's not ditch the whole idea.

Maybe you could define the terms more clearly, such as crazy = >10-20% of the going rate or whatever. But I still like to know who's offering the 10% off deals around the holidays too.

Your thread, your call I suppose. My .$02 ;).
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Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Postby abbazaba » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:58 am

bh49 wrote:
ABX2011 wrote:Saving $10 is not a good reason to shop at knifeoutlet. Generally not a great customer experience.
As well as $10 cannot be qualified as "Crazy deal"
And frankly it is disappointing for me to see how this thread lately started to degrade from "Crazy deals" to "how to save few bucks". In my book, CF Caly3.5 ZDP189 for $100 is a "crazy deal", saving $10 is nice, but no big deal.
May be it is time to close this thread and let somebody to open a new, if it is needed.
Ya lately it feels like a clone of the Massdrop newsletter.

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Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Postby bearfacedkiller » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:08 am

The very marginal savings on Massdrop are not worth the wait time for me. They just don't have good enough deals on knives. I have bought a few other things from them that were great deals but not knives.

A deal for me is 50% of MSRP or less or about 20% off of MAP. The Caly3.5 for $100, the Puukko for $60 and the 20% off coupon from Ebay (which landed me a Southfork for under $200) were all recent deals that I would call crazy.

I would hate to see this thread go away but maybe we need a "Mediocre Deals" thread.
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Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Postby murphjd25 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:23 am

I couldn't agree more, 10 to 20% just doesn't sound like that big of a deal anymore, plus the whole massdrop thing.. :rolleyes:
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Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:30 am

Wow, what a difference a page makes! On the last page, we were lauding Roman for starting this amazing thread for us and marveling at its run, and now on this page, some are calling for it to be closed down! Tough crowd! :D
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Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Postby ZrowsN1s » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:46 am

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Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Postby DougC-3 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:54 pm

bh49 wrote:
ABX2011 wrote:Saving $10 is not a good reason to shop at knifeoutlet. Generally not a great customer experience.
As well as $10 cannot be qualified as "Crazy deal"
And frankly it is disappointing for me to see how this thread lately started to degrade from "Crazy deals" to "how to save few bucks". In my book, CF Caly3.5 ZDP189 for $100 is a "crazy deal", saving $10 is nice, but no big deal.
May be it is time to close this thread and let somebody to open a new, if it is needed.
I would definitely vote "no!" to that. I've got too many happy memories of finding good deals here :eek: MAP pricing may have caused a drop in crazy prices, but there are still some to be found, 20%-off ebay coupons (at least very neurotic, if not crazy), a few discos here and there and so forth :)
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Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Postby jdw » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:00 pm

I enjoy carrying my $102 Caly 3.5 all of the time. It's a knife that I wouldn't have bought except for this thread.
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Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Postby Mad Mac » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:32 pm

Your thread just observed its tenth anniversary. No one is complaining about small deals.
Because you started this thread, bh49, countless Spyderco enthusiasts have saved piles of money.
Small deals are better than no deals.

There are probably many forum members following this thread who score deals and rarely or never post. I for one have been able to buy a number of discontinued knives at big discounts because of this thread.

Thank you, bh49, and don't give up on us.
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Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Postby Slumblor » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:41 pm

Mad Mac wrote: Small deals are better than no deals.
Agreed

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Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Postby bpahk » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:54 pm

bh49 wrote:
ABX2011 wrote:Saving $10 is not a good reason to shop at knifeoutlet. Generally not a great customer experience.
As well as $10 cannot be qualified as "Crazy deal"
And frankly it is disappointing for me to see how this thread lately started to degrade from "Crazy deals" to "how to save few bucks". In my book, CF Caly3.5 ZDP189 for $100 is a "crazy deal", saving $10 is nice, but no big deal.
May be it is time to close this thread and let somebody to open a new, if it is needed.
Well for some of us, saving a few bucks is all the excuse we need to buy the next spydie. Never hurts to post. But that amazon caly3.5 deal had to be the best one ever posted.

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Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Postby mb1 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:28 pm

...well, second best. Maybe. ;). (<< on the Caly 3.5 at least.)
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Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Postby Spider bite » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:33 pm

I am still waiting on my caly 3.5 zdp for $74.49 to ship from amazon.

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Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Postby SF Native » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:09 pm

bpahk wrote:
bh49 wrote:
ABX2011 wrote:Saving $10 is not a good reason to shop at knifeoutlet. Generally not a great customer experience.
As well as $10 cannot be qualified as "Crazy deal"
And frankly it is disappointing for me to see how this thread lately started to degrade from "Crazy deals" to "how to save few bucks". In my book, CF Caly3.5 ZDP189 for $100 is a "crazy deal", saving $10 is nice, but no big deal.
May be it is time to close this thread and let somebody to open a new, if it is needed.
Well for some of us, saving a few bucks is all the excuse we need to buy the next spydie. Never hurts to post. But that amazon caly3.5 deal had to be the best one ever posted.
That's pretty good. I still am in awe of the $60 puukko that I got for a friend.

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Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Postby ConspicuousConsumption » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:51 am

Spider bite wrote:I am still waiting on my caly 3.5 zdp for $74.49 to ship from amazon.
Same. Ordered on June 16th, still waiting as of August 25th. Here's the latest:
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Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Postby bh49 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:56 am

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:Wow, what a difference a page makes! On the last page, we were lauding Roman for starting this amazing thread for us and marveling at its run, and now on this page, some are calling for it to be closed down! Tough crowd! :D
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Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Postby rivy » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:00 am

ConspicuousConsumption wrote:
Spider bite wrote:I am still waiting on my caly 3.5 zdp for $74.49 to ship from amazon.
Same. Ordered on June 16th, still waiting as of August 25th. Here's the latest:

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I'm still waiting on one too but at that price I don't mind waiting at all.

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Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Postby LDB » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:48 pm

I like this thread and I like all parts of it. I'm a Massdrop buyer at times and yes, it may only be a small savings however when it's their blue box deals it can be more. I've got 3 different ones that were upgraded so it's a better savings then. Plus it's a bit of fun seeing if you win the upgrade lottery.

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Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Postby bh49 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:09 pm

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Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Postby abbazaba » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:36 am

Maybe this belongs in a "mediocre deals" thread :D, but I love this thread so...

KW lowered the price of their CF/Ti S90v Military to $249.99 ($30 off) for a Labor Day sale. This one has been testing my will power for a while.


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