sal wrote: ↑
Sun May 19, 2019 3:04 pm
And in the end, the demand will be critical in making decisions.
I have to imagine for most new flagship type (Chief, Police LW, Shaman) models there is enough demand to justify at least one or two sprints or exclusives as long as the steels are ones that are "in vogue" when the sprint is released (so CRUWEAR, M390, K390 rather than S35VN, S90V, VG10). A lot people seem to be "waiting for the exclusives" on these new releases. The first Shaman exclusive sold out in minutes. I'm not sure how well the base model was selling, but the demand for exclusives was certainly there. I haven't got one yet, but i'll be getting one of the next exclusives or sprints for sure.
I think the Chief will be the same way. Maybe slow out of the gate, but a BHQ Exclusives will be an easy sell out, as would a CRUWEAR exclusive. Manix XL and Manix Backlock could fall into this category as well.
And I feel the Police LW will be the same. People want that Navy Blue/K390 and will wait for it. Just because there isnt demand for a black/vg10 Police LW doesnt nessecarily mean there isnt enough demand to support a K390 version. You might sell more Navy FRN/DLC K390 models as it is a unique and great looking combo than you ever would sell the basic black VG-10. I have nothing really against VG-10, but the Police LW isn't on my list at the moment. Blue/DLC K390 and i'm in!