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a little (REC) help for down under

Postby husq2100 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:58 am

Hey all,

In hopeful anticipation of REC releasing a PM2 version of their excellent Para 3, ive found out they do not offer international shipping. Im wondering if anyone could help me if they do release it?

no idea how, so i'm open to suggestions.

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Re: a little (REC) help for down under

Postby stockliman » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:21 am

Rec's suggestion is to use a freight forwarder. I've had this argument with them. They seem not to care about anyone accept US customers. Poor customer service in my opinion, but hey, it's their business. They can obviously afford to leave the cash on the table for thousands of potential customers.

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Re: a little (REC) help for down under

Postby husq2100 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:39 am

stockliman wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:21 am
Rec's suggestion is to use a freight forwarder. I've had this argument with them. They seem not to care about anyone accept US customers. Poor customer service in my opinion, but hey, it's their business. They can obviously afford to leave the cash on the table for thousands of potential customers.
how do freight forwardwers work?

maybe with normal run knives they will lose the odd sale, but with an exclusive PM2 or Para 3 they will sell out quick regardless. I just dont want to pay flipper prices if I can avoid it.

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Re: a little (REC) help for down under

Postby BornIn1500 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:45 am

Is this going to be soon? I see the REC Para 3 is selling for $400+ on ebay. :eek: Flippers are sure to be swarming this one.

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Re: a little (REC) help for down under

Postby husq2100 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:05 am

BornIn1500 wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:45 am
Is this going to be soon? I see the REC Para 3 is selling for $400+ on ebay. :eek: Flippers are sure to be swarming this one.
No idea when, just trying to plan ahead. I missed the Para 3 and have been a little put off by the second market prices.

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Re: a little (REC) help for down under

Postby jacala » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:35 am

Possibly a dumb question, but what's a REC Para3 ?

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Re: a little (REC) help for down under

Postby husq2100 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:43 am

jacala wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:35 am
Possibly a dumb question, but what's a REC Para3 ?
Rivers Edge Cutlery (retailer/supplier) They had a run of Para 3s (exclusive) made for them. Not sure how many were made, but one of the most sort after and highest price holding Para 3s, along withe ST Nicks 4V version.

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Re: a little (REC) help for down under

Postby BornIn1500 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:44 am

jacala wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:35 am
Possibly a dumb question, but what's a REC Para3 ?
An exclusive from River's Edge Cutlery. It has CTS 204p, a tan coating on the blade and OD green G10. Looks awesome. But you're going to need deep pockets to get one because everyone is charging a ton for it on the 2nd hand market. This is why there are more and more flippers targeting exclusives and sprints. It was $139 when it was released a year ago, yet the "sold" section on ebay shows $415, $500, $499, $455, $441, etc. all in the last 3 months. Insane.
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Re: a little (REC) help for down under

Postby jacala » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:51 am

Thanks husq2100.
I have about 40+ spydies, but that one is a bit out of my league !
Got a few para3's and just recently bought a Red G10 M390 Para3.
I have looked at a few of those USA shipping only sites and just give them a miss.
I don't like the idea of freight forwarders, but maybe that's just me !?

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Re: a little (REC) help for down under

Postby husq2100 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:56 am

jacala wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:51 am
Thanks husq2100.
I have about 40+ spydies, but that one is a bit out of my league !
Got a few para3's and just recently bought a Red G10 M390 Para3.
I have looked at a few of those USA shipping only sites and just give them a miss.
I don't like the idea of freight forwarders, but maybe that's just me !?
I was actually suprised when they said they didnt ship O/S. I have bought from Knifecentre, DLT, BladeHQ, National Knives, Knives Plus, Cutlery Shoppe, etc all no problems.

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Re: a little (REC) help for down under

Postby jacala » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:57 am

My apologies, I meant Thanks to BornIn1500

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Re: a little (REC) help for down under

Postby jacala » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:00 am

husq2100
My last 6 or 7 purchases have been from DLT- They award points whenever you buy.

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Re: a little (REC) help for down under

Postby jdw » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:06 am

In the CS Zome thread Warstein recommends a freight forwarder that he has had good luck with forwarding to Europe. They may be able to help you out as well.
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Re: a little (REC) help for down under

Postby Sharp Guy » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:59 am

stockliman wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:21 am
Rec's suggestion is to use a freight forwarder. I've had this argument with them. They seem not to care about anyone accept US customers. Poor customer service in my opinion, but hey, it's their business. They can obviously afford to leave the cash on the table for thousands of potential customers.
husq2100 wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:56 am
I was actually suprised when they said they didnt ship O/S. I have bought from Knifecentre, DLT, BladeHQ, National Knives, Knives Plus, Cutlery Shoppe, etc all no problems.
They're a small store that also has a website to sell online. I'm not defending their business practices but they obviously have reason to not ship internationally.

As far as leaving cash on the table, based on how fast the second batch of Para 3s sold, I highly doubt they'll have to worry about selling all of these.
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Re: a little (REC) help for down under

Postby TomAiello » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:27 am

What if several people in your country hired one forwarding service? Then you could split the costs and all buy the knives. I would bet that a dealer would understand and allow you to buy more than "one per household" (shipping address) in that case.

I have a friend who lives in Australia and uses a forwarder. I think he uses ReShip, and they aren't terribly expensive.

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Re: a little (REC) help for down under

Postby yablanowitz » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:09 pm

stockliman wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:21 am
Rec's suggestion is to use a freight forwarder. I've had this argument with them. They seem not to care about anyone accept US customers. Poor customer service in my opinion, but hey, it's their business. They can obviously afford to leave the cash on the table for thousands of potential customers.
Lose a few expensive knives to Customs in other countries and have to eat the cost, you'll decide pretty quickly that it isn't worth the risk to ship overseas. It may seem like poor customer service to you, but it may be basic business survival to them.


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Re: a little (REC) help for down under

Postby husq2100 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:36 pm

yablanowitz wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:09 pm
stockliman wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:21 am
Rec's suggestion is to use a freight forwarder. I've had this argument with them. They seem not to care about anyone accept US customers. Poor customer service in my opinion, but hey, it's their business. They can obviously afford to leave the cash on the table for thousands of potential customers.
Lose a few expensive knives to Customs in other countries and have to eat the cost, you'll decide pretty quickly that it isn't worth the risk to ship overseas. It may seem like poor customer service to you, but it may be basic business survival to them.


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Im not judging them or saying it poor customer service. The reality though is many companies do and with little problems. Heck even BBS ships O/S. if they dont want a risk, inform themselves on the rules etc and/or have their terms make the customer responsible.

Anyway, their choice is their choice, hence why im trying to work around it. Ill look into freight forwarders some more, but still open to some help one on one.

lets not turn this thread on to a REC customer service judgment.

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Re: a little (REC) help for down under

Postby stockliman » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:12 pm

yablanowitz wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:09 pm
stockliman wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:21 am
Rec's suggestion is to use a freight forwarder. I've had this argument with them. They seem not to care about anyone accept US customers. Poor customer service in my opinion, but hey, it's their business. They can obviously afford to leave the cash on the table for thousands of potential customers.
Lose a few expensive knives to Customs in other countries and have to eat the cost, you'll decide pretty quickly that it isn't worth the risk to ship overseas. It may seem like poor customer service to you, but it may be basic business survival to them.


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This is a myth. I'm not aware of a single knife going missing to thousands of buyers in the past 3 years. Yes, there may be a customs holdup, but the local guys have each other covered on processes to have incorrectly seized knives released.

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Re: a little (REC) help for down under

Postby rabbitanarchy14 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:40 am

i just found this and i don't understand if it is real, or how they have them, or even how they are allowed.
https://www.knifesilo.com/spyderco-para ... -edge.html
In-Possession - Para 3 S35VN, Para 3 G10 M390 Red, Dice XHP, Lil Native S30V comp B, Manix 2 M390 BR, MKM Voxnaes Isonzo N690Co, Benchmade 555HGBlu, Ontario Rat 2 Gr G10
On-Deck - Manix 2 Cruwear, Urban AEBL, Brouwer, Cat BD1N, Lil Native compression 20CV/M390, Dragonfly 2
Loved Steels - Cruwear, M390/20CV, S35VN, BD1N, XHP, S30V, N690Co

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Re: a little (REC) help for down under

Postby Accutron » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:59 am

Knifesilo is a scam site.


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