I don't get particularly bummed out or depressed about missing out on a sprint run knife, or about having a hard time finding the model I want on eBay or whatever. Occasionally I will get irritated, if I've been checking eBay for a few months and have seen no knives listed that are the model I'm looking for, like when I was searching for an Endura 3 and it took forever before I got one. Feels a bit like dying over and over in a videogame at exactly the same spot. But generally I just enjoy the hunt and the challenge.
And I know that I'll eventually
get the knife I'm after, if I want it bad enough and am willing to offer a lot of money. Even if no one puts it on eBay, I can put an ad up on the knife trading Reddit and offer a lot of money, and someone
will bite, even though they weren't thinking of selling that knife before. It's all about how much the knife is worth to me, and how much I'll offer to get it. And the long wait, and the time it takes to save all that money, makes me think long and hard about whether that knife is really worth it to me, or if I don't want it that bad after all and would rather put that money towards a new computer or clothes or a different knife.
Either I want it bad enough to get it one way or another, or I don't want it bad enough and so I move on and spend the saved money on something else awesome. Either way I end up happy.
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:52 am
What would you all think of a person who had that same basic mental state, but in regards to Spyderco knives: If a particular design was available and being made, and in stock, the person was happy, cheerful, and friendly, and if the design they wanted was out of stock or discontinued, or not available, they were down-cast, moody, and depressed?
I'd think they were being silly, and tell them to check eBay and the knife Reddits til they get the one they want. For the right amount of money, you can get almost anything. You can even hire a custom knifemaker if you want.
Liquid Cobra wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:06 pm
-Government of Canada bans import of all folding knives.
This is one of the cases in which my "throw money at it" problem-solving technique would not work. Yeah, if my country did this, I'd be majorly bummed out, it'd mostly ruin one of my favorite hobbies.
blues wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:16 pm
That said, they still make me feel like a kid full of anticipation when one's inbound. That's not a bad thing, imho.