jdw wrote:There is the possibility of pricing yourself out of business. I am around 50 and one of the things that I have always loved most about Spyderco was how high quality of a product that you can get for a reasonable cost. If Spyderco, as a company, wants to follow the business model of gouging every cent they can then the product is that less attractive....and before I hear any 'troll' calls, I have been buying Spyderco longer than a lot of you are alive.
Haven’t been back here in awhile and read this..... spot on.
I can understand being unhappy with price increases and passing on models when they go above certain thresholds, I certainly do, but I don't think passive aggressive accusations of price gouging are warranted or fair.
Sorry if you guys missed the 30+ page thread about it, but Spyderco has been pretty transparent about their challenges and rationale on pricing. It's a complex issue and these aren't decisions they make lightly, (unless they're liars too?). It seems odd to me that long term members/enthusiasts now suddenly think Spyderco is just maliciously raising prices because they can, so Sal can buy a bigger boat or something?
Maybe that wasn't the intent of JDW's post, and there were other points made that I don't object to, but "price gouging" is a perjorative term and that's how the bolded portion came across to me.