Donut wrote:Normal operation for sprints at knife center.
They pre order as many as people want to. They get them (or process them) after many other dealers. They don't get many. People who pre order later have an open order after the sprint has come and gone, hoping for another shipment.
Since they don't charge for a pre order, it is good to pre order with them and if you see one in stock; order it and cancel with knife center.
This is the strategy I've used when I have been really, really eager to get one. That way usually the worst case scenario would be you'd not cancel quick enough and wind up with two (or not have funds to cover both). With the 52100 you'd likely have no trouble selling the 2nd one or maybe decide to keep it.
I ordered mine at KC on 15 Nov and finally got a notice that it was "ready to ship" and "do you still want it." Don't know why they didn't just ship it. It's going out this afternoon, first class, and should arrive Sat at the latest :p
To those who are giving up and spending their money on another knife, slashing their wrists, etc, as mentioned above, this ain't over yet
In the past, sprints have been sent out in small batches to many dealers, so all the dealers get a chance to get them in the hands of buyers as quick as possible. Additional batches are sent out to many of the same dealers, presumably as produced. So if you have one pre-ordered, leave it alone and you'll most likely get it later, unless the dealer says they definitely won't receive anymore.
It's possible that the new facility might affect the size of batches sent out or the how quickly the run is finished, but so far it seems similar to previous sprint runs.