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Worst (best?) impulse buy yet...

Postby Nate » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:54 am

So, I was wandering around the interwebs last night, actually comparing prices on the remaining Calypso sprints out there, and I came across a listing for the limited edition Para2 in s90v/154cm!!! :eek:

Naturally, I have no business buying this thing, but it was actually listed at 20% off msrp and I figured if I didn't buy it, I would be a fool, and regret it forever, lol. I mean even if the merits of the laminate are debatable, it's still the rarest Para out there :D

I was skeptical that it was actually still in stock, but they just called to confirm my order and emailed me a shipping number, crazy luck...

Anyone else having trouble showing restraint around these :spyder: 's?

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Postby bh49 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:39 am

The same here. I didn't plan to buy this sprint. My knife budget was shot. But I couldn't resist, when I received an opportunity.
May be this was not the best impulse to buy, but IMHO this is a good decision. Considering what you paid, even if will not like the knife after some use, I have no doubts that you will be able to sell and return your money.
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Postby gbelleh » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:43 am

Finding one of these below MSRP is quite a feat. Sounds like a great impulse buy (especially with many looking very hard and unable to find one). Enjoy it!
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Postby Liquid Cobra » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:02 am

I paid waaaay too much for mine. But I am enjoying the knife. It's already pretty beaten up.
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Postby jalcon » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:07 am

You guys want to mention where exactly you are talking about out of curiosity?

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Postby jalcon » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:11 am

Here is one for $499.

Still better than ebay haha

http://www.shop-tricityknifeworks.com/p ... 1cfpe2.htm

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Postby Nate » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:34 am

Thanks guys. You pretty much echoed my reasoning. I haven't ever sold a knife, but if I needed to, it's hard to imagine losing anything on this one...

I wasn't going to mention names, but I found mine at Willey Knives. They looked legit, so I went for it.
**edit, now listed out of stock there.**

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Postby bdblue » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:12 am

Apophis wrote:I wasn't going to mention names, but I found mine at Willey Knives. They looked legit, so I went for it.
**edit, now listed out of stock there.**
Very few of these were manufactured so finding one for sale from a retail store is a rare occurrence.

They are too expensive for me, that just leaves less competition for the rest of you guys.

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Postby Ed Schempp » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:07 pm

The Willey's are great people and are very serious about their cutlery business...Take Care...Ed

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Postby jmh58 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:31 pm

Best.. Caly3 SB

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Postby Brock O Lee » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:49 pm

That PM2 is an epic find! I'm not sure if I would have resisted... :)

My best impulse buy was this Koster MUCK a few years ago. Its a 6 inch camp knife in CPM-3V (photos from Koster's site):
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I happen to stumble upon the only site (KSF) which sold them, when they were freshly loaded late one night. I later learnt there was more than a year waiting list active on BF for these, and at a much higher price.
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Postby Nate » Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:49 pm

Ed Schempp wrote:The Willey's are great people and are very serious about their cutlery business...Take Care...Ed
Thanks Ed! Any doubts I had about Willey Knives were put to rest when they called me this morning. Geri was super friendly, I will definitely visit the store next time we head out to Rehoboth Beach.

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Postby Nate » Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:55 pm

Brock O Lee wrote:That PM2 is an epic find! I'm not sure if I would have resisted... :)

My best impulse buy was this Koster MUCK a few years ago. Its a 6 inch camp knife in CPM-3V (photos from Koster's site):
Those are great pics! I really like Koster's designs, but don't have any. I'm a sucker for those micarta scales though...

Still kind of dazed by what I dropped on the PM2 (even if it was a "bargain"). It wasn't even something on my radar, but once I saw it, I couldn't pass it up. So, it's my worst impulse buy in terms of $$$'s, but also my best "find" considering the going rate for them on the bay already. Good thing I've got a nice refund coming, lol.

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Postby Kylems11 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:02 pm

I have the problem of "doubling up" on every knife i buy. So when i see one i want its really 2.

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Postby All-R-Crazy » Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:10 am

Yep I got a caly 3.5 3 weeks ago loved it so much got a caly3 sb the next week and I I'm planning on picking up a military.

Edit: I just bought the military
:spyder: delica ffg,endura ffg,pm2 black/black,delica sb,caly3.5 g10,caly3 sb,S90V military:spyder:
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Postby opusxpn » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:51 am

most buys are impulse buys nothing is really planned
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Postby bakergh » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:04 am

I think I need to impulse buy the next PM2 I come across... Does it count as a "weak moment" if I'm planning it in advance?

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Postby All-R-Crazy » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:17 pm

bakergh wrote:I think I need to impulse buy the next PM2 I come across... Does it count as a "weak moment" if I'm planning it in advance?
Not one bit, it is a spyderco after all ;) :D
:spyder: delica ffg,endura ffg,pm2 black/black,delica sb,caly3.5 g10,caly3 sb,S90V military:spyder:
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Postby nccole » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:04 pm

I purcahsed a Kahr Arms CW45 and decided I needed the Kahr Delica 4. Then I needed lots of ammo, so the Delica got canceled.

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Postby tvenuto » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:09 pm

I love the colors those Kahr delicas come in, but hate that they've shortened the blade and that it's hollow. Just too expensive (considering those things) for me to pick one up. I'd love a khaki D4!


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