I haven't been active lately, but I'm still a big Spyderco fan and wish I could make it to the sale this year (I'll still be in the Northeast at college during the sale).
I noticed this in the email sent today:
No pre-purchase trading – Why would someone “hoard” a product? So they can leverage their temporary possession of it to “horse trade” with other hoarders before they buy. That’s not fair to anyone. If you’d like to trade with other shoppers, do it after you’ve paid for all your purchases.
This is news to me, as pre-purchase trading was a major activity at the seconds sales I went to. It was a lot of fun, and usually both parties ended happier than before. It also contributed (positively, IMHO) to the overall excitement and atmosphere of the first hour of the sale.