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When Sal posts in the forums...

Postby MisterJeff » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:15 am

I mostly just lurk around here, but every time I see Sal personally post in here in response to a question someone's had with their Spyderco, it reminds me that we're more than just dollar signs in the eyes of a big company. That's something that really blows me away. I think great customer service means about as much as great products, and with Spyderco, we've got both!

Anyway, if you happen to come across this thread, Sal, thanks for taking time out of your day to focus on your consumers. It means a lot! :spyder:
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Postby sal » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:27 am

Hi MisterJeff,

Thanx much for the kind words.

We're not a very large company, at least when compared to our competition, but we do try hard. We run our company in a way that we feel is the proper way to run a company based on our own values. Part of that is communicating with our ELU (End Line Users).



The entire "business chain" from; raw materials, invention, design, manufacturing, marketing, selling, distributing, shipping, warrantees, insurance, credit, etc. ALL EXISTS to service the ELU (End Line User). Remove the ELU from the equation and the entire business chain falls like a house of cards. We all work for you!

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Postby Mystro » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:35 am

And that is why I buy Spyderco.....

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Postby .357 mag » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:43 pm

Me too!

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Postby Uke » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:29 pm

Me three...plus the knives are pretty darn awesome too! ;)

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Postby skatenut » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:23 pm

+1, couldn't agree more

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Postby BadFish » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:32 pm

Wow awesome sal

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Postby Jazz » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:04 pm

Great company and crew!

- best wishes, Jazz.

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Postby Pneumothorax » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:07 pm

This is why we are all here! There is no company that I have greater loyalty to! And it's not just Sal, it's the entire crew at Spyderco - but he sets the tone!
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Postby Evil D » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:08 pm

I don't remember getting the welcome from Sal, but then to be totally honest i didn't know who Sal was at the time so i may have and just didn't think twice about it. Either way, Sal and company are a great bunch of folks who either really care about their customs, or realize that being an active part of the community is a good business strategy and helps to build loyal repeat customers...probably both.
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Postby anagarika » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:24 pm

That's mainly the reason I got myself a second Resliience as I was so impressed with the first one.

The other reason is those intangible values comes out to be tangible in the finished product (at least from the two samples I have)! The thinking always about end users and put it into the company culture is very rare in any industry. Thanks for keeping this alive!

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Postby wquiles » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:25 pm

Mystro wrote:And that is why I buy Spyderco.....
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Postby JLS » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:42 pm

Mystro wrote:And that is why I buy Spyderco.....
I buy Spyderco's because they make great knives at good prices.

However, I buy little else from their competition because of who they are and how they conduct their business. Great knives from great people are easier to spend money on compared to great knives from IP or design thieves. I especially like how they go out of their way to recognize advancements or innovations from others. I've never seen Spyderco sell a "frame lock"; it's always a R.I.L. That says something.
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Postby RedRunner » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:03 pm

I never cease to be amazed with Spyderco's customer service and ability to satisfy its customers. It's a refreshing experience in this day and age.

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Postby Knifewing » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:45 pm

I echo all the above comments. It's like ELUs on this Forum are treated almost like company shareholders with voting options. Our voices are always heard and listened to, and our opinions and requests are factored into final business decisions. Spyderco is truly one of the best companies anywhere of any kind, knife-related or otherwise.

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Postby DedRok » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:49 pm

This is why I support Spyderco as much as I can!

Here is my mostly Spyderco knife collection. My favorite is the Sage 1 and the Spyderco G10 UKPK (not in photo). Although the Sage 1 is my favorite, I think that the Stretch is Spyderco's best knife.

Spyderco please make a wire clip version of the Manbug/Ladybug!

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Postby Wolverine666 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:40 am

I think it's great that Sal communicates with us here. Like I said before : It's like talking about lightsabers and all of a sudden Yoda joins the conversation. Awesome indeed.

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Postby SpyderNut » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:08 pm

Wolverine666 wrote:I think it's great that Sal communicates with us here. Like I said before : It's like talking about lightsabers and all of a sudden Yoda joins the conversation. Awesome indeed.

The personal feedback, quality products, and genuineness of concern for the customers are the primary reasons why I continue to support Spyderco to this day. I've been collecting Spyderco knives/products for nearly twelve years now--and I fully intend to continue to do so. :)
:spyder: -Michael

"...as I said before, 'the edge is a wondrous thing', [but] in all of it's qualities, it is still a ghost." - sal

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Postby tr4022 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:30 am

When Sal posts on the forums...... everybody listens!

Gomer: Goober says 'Hey!'
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Postby PARATOM » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:09 pm

Keeping a small company mindset while growing.

Spyderco has done this very well.
Awesome owner and awesome company!
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