What's The Best Deal You Have Made on a Spydie?

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What's The Best Deal You Have Made on a Spydie?

Postby Cogito » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:04 pm

Just curious. I was able to snag a like-new Manix 2 G10 off of craigslist for $60 . I'm still pretty happy about that.

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Re: What's The Best Deal You Have Made on a Spydie?

Postby Studey » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:17 pm

Probably the M4 Knifeworks Military I got for $115. :cool:

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Re: What's The Best Deal You Have Made on a Spydie?

Postby Evil D » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:19 pm

I got a ZDP Delica for something like $40-50 once, I think a few of us here on the forum got in on that deal.
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Re: What's The Best Deal You Have Made on a Spydie?

Postby Cogito » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:23 pm

How do you guys find these deals? What is the best online dealer to monitor? I'm still new at this.

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Postby paladin » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:44 pm

Cogito wrote:How do you guys find these deals? What is the best online dealer to monitor? I'm still new at this.
Well welcome to a great place to hang out and learn a lot about blade steels, handle materials and lots of other fun stuff! :D

There's lots of great dealers of Spyderco. Start off by trying New Graham Pharmacy, Knife Works, and BladeHQ. Jim Howe who owns Howe's Knife Shop is closing out his inventory and you may be able to find some clearance deals there. Jim & Barb have been great to me and I've had the pleasure of buying some wonderful Spyderco's from them over the years.

Some of your best "deals" however, will be found on the secondary markets. BladeForums is my favorite hangout. There are some really quality guys and gals over there. There is a fee if you want to sell, but it's free to make offers if you're just buying...you just have to register and make a profile/account.

eBay can be a goldmine or a minefield...caveat emptor. Some good deals, but quite a few clones.

With the secondary markets persistence and diligence checking the sales threads is the key. Many hotly coveted models sell in seconds after being listed-- no kidding! Choose sellers with 100% positive feedback and you'll be on your way.

I'll post up some pics of a couple of my most favorite deals tomorrow if I can carve out a minute or two.

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Re: What's The Best Deal You Have Made on a Spydie?

Postby Cogito » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:54 pm

Paladin, this is very helpful! Thanks

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Re: What's The Best Deal You Have Made on a Spydie?

Postby gingerninja » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:07 pm

I got the 52100 Military for $159

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Postby f.older » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:50 am

Here in Germany I got a Native 5 G10 for 100 EUR (125 USD) and Native 5 FRN Lightweight for 85 EUR (105 USD). It's a pretty good price for import article. Love this fabulous EDC pair! :-)

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Postby BTG » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:47 am

Still feel guilty, hands down a free blue Nishijin Stretch...double shipped somehow...charged once.

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Re: What's The Best Deal You Have Made on a Spydie?

Postby Croix » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:55 am

I recently scored a LNIB cruwear military for a well used digi cam DLC PM2 + 100 cash. Not exactly a smoking deal but it seemed fair to me.

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Re: What's The Best Deal You Have Made on a Spydie?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:58 am

Centofante4 at a pawn shop for $40 long after they were discontinued.

Paramilitary1 in CPM-D2 for $20 at the seconds sale. :eek:

Ladybug hawkbill from a retailer for $22 after signing up for their email.

I scored both the 52100 and M4 mules BNIB off of craigslist for $100 for the pair. Oh yeah !!!

I got a BNIB Carbon Fiber Balance on Ebay for $40.

I have scored quite a few more good deals but these represent many different sources of good deals and certainly some of my better deals. Be very cautious with ebay and pawn shops though. You really need to know what you are looking at.
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Postby Evil D » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:59 am

Cogito wrote:How do you guys find these deals? What is the best online dealer to monitor? I'm still new at this.
Seems like there used to be a thread here where people posted deals they found, but I haven't seen it in a while. The Delica deal was posted by someone here on the forum and a bunch of us swarmed it. They quickly changed the price but a few of us scored one.
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Re: What's The Best Deal You Have Made on a Spydie?

Postby bh49 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:46 pm

The best deal was 2013 Forum Native5 - $150. This knife brought me more pleasure than any other knife.
In addition to that during my Spyderco addiction time I was able to find CF Dragonfly for $30, Blue Dodo PE for $62, SS ATR PE for under $70, original Shabaria for $118, CF Kopa for $75, Giraffe bone Kopa for $100. I was bargain hunter back than. Also in old time there were a many options, some of great deals came from dealers, who were not restricted by MAP :rolleyes:
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Re: What's The Best Deal You Have Made on a Spydie?

Postby apollo » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:54 pm

Well my best deal is still my fluted ti native.
I got it in a little store i found by accident.
The store owner just got a big box from spyderco and was opening it just when i arrived.
The man let me play with all the new spydies and at the end asked if i was interested in one of them so i named 3.
He said if you wait here a minut i will look up the prices. So i did.
When he returned he told me the fluted ti was 190 euro.
Trying not to start smiling like i won the euromillions i said ill take it.
The man clearly found the price of a normal g10 native 5 because the lowest price here for a fluted ti one is around 500 euro. So i walked out with the native and i still smile thinking about it. :)

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Re: What's The Best Deal You Have Made on a Spydie?

Postby Liquid Cobra » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:45 pm

BTG wrote:Still feel guilty, hands down a free blue Nishijin Stretch...double shipped somehow...charged once.
You didn't send it back?

Probably my best deal was two brand new green g10 UKPK's with S30V steel for $50 Canadian each. At the time I think the exchange rate meant they were $30 or so in American dollars.
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Re: What's The Best Deal You Have Made on a Spydie?

Postby twinboysdad » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:50 pm

Orange Dodo, at the B&M no box and $50 out the door. I sold it but often wish I had not

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Postby twinboysdad » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:53 pm

Oh and I got the PM2 S90V/154CM CF for about $160 at the B&M. I was afraid to even open it because of the rarity. I sold it on USN and no regrets, I would have never used it

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Re: What's The Best Deal You Have Made on a Spydie?

Postby Xplorer » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:09 pm

I've never really tried to find a "deal" on a Spyderco because I always want them right away and I've resigned myself to paying for it. BUT...there are 2 Spydercos in particular that, once I had them in hand, have made me feel like they were a truly great deal. My new PM2 with M4 blade and my Gayle Bradley 2 with M4 blade are such nice knives for the price that while they were not a deal in the way Cogito meant they were deals by my standards.
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Re: What's The Best Deal You Have Made on a Spydie?

Postby Cogito » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:38 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:Centofante4 at a pawn shop for $40 long after they were discontinued.

Paramilitary1 in CPM-D2 for $20 at the seconds sale. :eek:

Ladybug hawkbill from a retailer for $22 after signing up for their email.

I scored both the 52100 and M4 mules BNIB off of craigslist for $100 for the pair. Oh yeah !!!

I got a BNIB Carbon Fiber Balance on Ebay for $40.

I have scored quite a few more good deals but these represent many different sources of good deals and certainly some of my better deals. Be very cautious with ebay and pawn shops though. You really need to know what you are looking at.
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Re: What's The Best Deal You Have Made on a Spydie?

Postby Archimedes » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:46 pm

I saw a add for a "Spyderco Bug Delica" on USN. I clicked on it and it was a 25th Anniversary Delica. I think the seller wanted $300 but I offered $250 IIRC could have been less, and I bought it and it was in my hands 3 days later. The knife is number 308.

I was happy with that one.
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