twinboysdad wrote:I don't support your philosophy, but don't condemn you either. If I have a pre-order with someone, I would not drop it and buy elsewhere. Those folks might have been ordering an estimated order based on pre-orders. I buy all my Spydies at either the same online store or my local B&M. I try to throw a purchase or two at the locals for letting me handle the merchandise and my loyalty to this online dealer is because he took a return based solely on me not liking it as much as I thought and then explained that they never resale returned knives.
Looking very forward to the Lava and will have to decide between the Cruwear Mil and it
Except for the B&M part, I'm with you, and that's only because I've never had the luxury of living near a B&M Spyderco dealer.
With Spyderco's sales records these days, I doubt that many of these retailers would notice someone dropping out somewhere on the pre-order lists for these upcoming knives. There seems to be throngs of folks ready to take their place. I do agree with you though twinsboysdad about loyalty to your chosen online retailer, although I confess I do flirt with three or four of them on a regular basis... Each have their particular strengths in item availability, price and who gets the new coolest thing first.
It's been a roller coaster season of new knives from Spyderco this year, I can't wait to see what they have up their sleeves for next year
. I too am super excited to see the lava flow, mahalo nui loa Chad and Sal!
einstein2001 wrote:I don't fell bad about it, from what I've read KC has a tendency to over sell their pre orders anyway. I've only done that on hot spyders that are expected to go quickly.
I wish I had a local knife shop to support. I haven't found a shop around me yet that sells Spyderco.
It's not about how the dealer would feel, or how the decision can be rationalized. Sure, it's no where near in the same league as cancelling an order for a suit that's been custom tailored for you, but it's still something not everyone's personal ethics would allow them to consider doing.