Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

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Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

Postby dezenten » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:25 pm

Hi Guys

Ebay deal was: Spyderco C148GP Drop Point PlainEdge Black G10 Ambitious Folding Knife 2.25"

Just got my first Spyderco in the mail and i am a bit disappointed..
Knife was not very clean, G10 has no real texture and there are small scratches on the pocket clip.
Is this knife genuine or should i request my money back?

I thought i was safe buying from Bedford/Texas.

Box is not very good quality and logo looks sketchy.
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Foam insert does not fit the box
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Re: Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

Postby Spydergirl88 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:32 pm

Did the seller list it as new?

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Re: Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

Postby Larry_Mott » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:33 pm

Looks alright to me. Spyderco's foam inlay (as opposed to the clones) never fit the box. Most of the time the chinese foam fits "wall to wall" and is opaque. Spyderco's is denser. Besides, i have never seen nor heard of value line copies.
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Re: Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

Postby gbelleh » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:46 pm

Based on the pictures, it doesn't look fake to me. But I can't say whether it's new or used.
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Re: Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

Postby dezenten » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:46 pm

Yes it was listed as new.

Item condition:New
Ended: Dec 30, 2015 , 5:19PM
Price: US $32.25

Approximately 277.41 SEK
Shipping: $12.75 USPS First Class Mail Intl / First Class Package Intl Service
Item location:Bedford, Texas, United States

Seller was ecop!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Spyderco-C148GP ... 2211541182" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;?

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Re: Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

Postby Blerv » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:50 pm

It's probably real. Not sure there is a huge market in faking $30 knives.

Being gritty or even having some micro-scratches out of the box is possible while I wouldn't say "common" or "extremely rare". Then again, I'm not sure if it's a new knife or a slightly used one.

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Re: Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

Postby dezenten » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:53 pm

Is there a better quality knife in the same size?

I am very happy for your answers and feedback guys!

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Re: Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

Postby DutchBlades » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:56 pm

dezenten wrote:Is there a better quality knife in the same size?

I am very happy for your answers and feedback guys!
Get a Dragonfly 2! ;)

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Re: Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

Postby Spydergirl88 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:57 pm

DutchBlades wrote:
dezenten wrote:Is there a better quality knife in the same size?

I am very happy for your answers and feedback guys!
Get a Dragonfly 2! ;)
Yes do this! I'm carrying one right now

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Re: Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

Postby Spydergirl88 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:58 pm

I've bought all kinds of things from ecop on eBay including spyderco knives. I would return and ask for a refund bc it doesn't look brand new.

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Re: Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

Postby dezenten » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:14 pm

DutchBlades wrote:
dezenten wrote:Is there a better quality knife in the same size?

I am very happy for your answers and feedback guys!
Get a Dragonfly 2! ;)

*Also, welcome to the forum :D

I will order one! they look awesome!
Thank you :)

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Re: Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

Postby dezenten » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:15 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:I've bought all kinds of things from ecop on eBay including spyderco knives. I would return and ask for a refund bc it doesn't look brand new.
Ok that sounds good, the main reason i got suspicious was the fact that the knife/bag had some oil on it and some fingerprints.

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Re: Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

Postby dezenten » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:23 pm

Should there be any paper from Spyderco in the box?

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Re: Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

Postby farnorthdan » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:28 pm

Looks legit to me, you do understand that the Ambitious is from Spydercos value line. They are great knifes for the money but.....
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Re: Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

Postby Larry_Mott » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:29 pm

Yes there's a thin folder in the value line boxes.
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Re: Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

Postby dezenten » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:34 pm

Larry_Mott wrote:Yes there's a thin folder in the value line boxes.
I could not find any, looking under the foam and inside the mailbag if it sliped out.

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Re: Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

Postby Larry_Mott » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:50 pm

It's possible you got a returned knife maybe. I find it hard to believe eCop! would scam you on purpose.. Unless postage will amount to the price of the knife, return it! In any case mail them the pictures and tell them exactly what was and wasn't in the package. Hopefully they will give you compensation.
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Re: Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

Postby dezenten » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:22 pm

I took the knife apart and cleaned it, it was not very smooth opening the knife so i took out 2 (out of 4) shims and now it snaps open without any play :)

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Re: Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

Postby jmh58 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:24 pm

dezenten wrote:
DutchBlades wrote:
dezenten wrote:Is there a better quality knife in the same size?

I am very happy for your answers and feedback guys!
Get a Dragonfly 2! ;)

*Also, welcome to the forum :D

I will order one! they look awesome!
Thank you :)
Buy it from a reputable dealer!!!!!!!!!!! John :)
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Re: Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

Postby dezenten » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:15 pm

jmh58 wrote:
dezenten wrote:
DutchBlades wrote:
dezenten wrote:Is there a better quality knife in the same size?

I am very happy for your answers and feedback guys!
Get a Dragonfly 2! ;)

*Also, welcome to the forum :D

I will order one! they look awesome!
Thank you :)
Buy it from a reputable dealer!!!!!!!!!!! John :)

Do you have any recommendations? prefer European sellers if possible.


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