SCARLETT wrote:My hobbie is being a pilot however I cant afford a Citation Jet so I fly a Cessna 150. Just saying....
Yeah but you were never able to afford a Jet and can now only buy a Cessna right? Just sayin'....
DCDesigns wrote:Well, dont think they will be lowering their prices any time soon. They have always been costly, have you just noticed? lol.
What more can I say, you gotta pay to play! I second what evil D said, used is the way to go. It might be a while for the hot new stuff to hit the second hand market, but pretty good deals are out there to be had. Personally, I think spyderco's pricing is pretty much near perfect. The only pricing I would complain about is the gouging that happens second hand for knives like the s90v/CF series. $400+ for a para, forgetaboutit. I dont think you are being priced out of your hobby, you just have to be selective about your purchases, and understand that unless you win the lottery, you wont own them all. If there is a knife I want bad enough, price doesnt matter, I will save til its mine! Also I will sell just about anything when I fall in love with a blade. Letting go of 4-5 knives that I like, but dont love, is a great way to buy one that I am crazy about! (ahem szabo folder)
Have I just noticed? No. From 2005 until late 2009 I could buy just about anything in the Spyderco lineup without much of a problem. From 2010 to now, forget it. In addition, I've had some good raises since then too.
spoonrobot wrote:The prices you quoted don't line up with reality. This looks like it's mostly a perception problem as you appear not to know how much things cost and why they cost what they do.
The ZDP189 Caly3 is $146.95 listed at Knifecenter.
The ZDP189 Caly3.5 is $172.95 listed a Knifecenter.
You're also quoting prices for knives that are still in pre-order status. As well as knives that don't have comparable models from other manufacturers. The Lionspy is Elmax steel and Titanium framelock for $320, the only other folder with that steel and with a Titanium lock is $260 and doesn't have the same features.
Of all the interactions I've had with Spyderco I trust their pricing policy and believe they have and will continue to give a good value.
Good luck with your new hobby.
Sure they do spoonrobot. Do the math. Most Spydies sell for MSRP x 60%. You take any of those MSRP's and multiply them by 60% you get what current knives mostly sell for and what new ones will sell for.
I don't shop at Knifecenter because they are too expensive. Fortunately right now I can get a ZDP Caly 3 from several VERY GOOD ebay dealers for about $115. It only dropped that low after people realized they were not selling the Caly 3 ZDP for $140 or $150. I do realize that's probably not a good example until the ZDP Caly 3.5 can be had on ebay but regardless. I compare prices across the board. No matter where I can get it, I go by what the "street price" is.