500Nitro wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:21 pm
GarageBoy wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:12 pm
I feel that Spyderco shares too much and people get spoiled with information ... Plus the weekly, what should be the next sprint must get tiring
Absolutely, though I hope spyderco never stops sharing as much info with customers as they do.
To OP: A little perspective is a good thing. You know why there are occasionally really long periods between when prospective products are announced and when they're available? Because unlike almost all of their competitors, Spyderco doesn't wait to announce products until the eve of shipping to dealers. They tell us all about potential new products as soon as they're developed, let us handle them at knife shows far in advance of official announcements, and even formally announce products without waiting until the development cycle is completely finished.
While this means there sometimes are several months between announcement and availability, the alternative would be us customers having no idea whether spyderco even planned to make a native in lc200n until we're surprised by it out of the blue. That might solve your pre order frustration, but I'd rather know what was coming and be able to plan accordingly (i.e., I've been able to hold off on purchasing a couple knives in anticipation of the lc200n native and the upcoming Smock).