I know that many feel and do like you, and I think it is a very honorable approach! For quite a long time I did exactly like you too, and it was kind of a struggle to "allow" myself to actually make use of the return policy stores offer (at least as an option).The Deacon wrote: ↑Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:05 amI only return items if they are either defective or "not as advertised". Except for purchases from Amazon, which always go back to Amazon, defective items go back to the maker and items "not as advertised" go back to the vendor. For me, "buyer's remorse" is no reason to return an item, either to the vendor or to the maker.
That´s a good approach when it comes to actual flaws... but for Europeans (or people not from living in America), sending a knife to Spyderco is not really an option...The Mastiff wrote: ↑Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:03 amI also don't return unless it is not as advertised. If there were to be a flaw it would go to Spyderco if for no other reason than to make sure it isn't going to be resold as is with flaws to someone else. If seriously flawed Spyderco will want to know about it for pretty obvious reasons.
When I’ve considered sending knives in to Spyderco, this is how I hoped they would be received.The Mastiff wrote: ↑Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:03 amI also don't return unless it is not as advertised. If there were to be a flaw it would go to Spyderco if for no other reason than to make sure it isn't going to be resold as is with flaws to someone else. If seriously flawed Spyderco will want to know about it for pretty obvious reasons.
It´s not exactly "buyers remorse" imo.
May I ask: If you know "in seconds if a knife is going to be a keeper " (or not),so if you JUST hold it in hands for very short and do less than quality control does : Why do you 100 % NOT allow yourself to return it to the dealer, even if the dealer officially has the respective return policy and you pay for that service?araneae wrote: ↑Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:49 amI return if there's a legit issue on an unused knife. I'm currently sitting on a small pile I need to sell that I received and just didn't love for some reason. I don't return for buyers remorse. I generally know in seconds if the knife is going to be a keeper. Unfortunately I have almost no physical local Spyderco dealers and the one I have only carries about 5 models.
I've seen way too many posts here of people that buy a knife, aren't happy, tinker with said knife trying to "fix" it and then return it. Not cool. If it's not up to par upon opening, send it back. Buy from a dealer that has a clear and fair return policy and you have no worries.
Pelagic wrote: ↑Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:22 amSomething would have to be majorly wrong and unfixable by myself for me to send it anywhere. If I'm keeping the knife it's going to get used and eventually scratched and banged up, so what's the point? If I ever got into collecting, yeah I could see myself sending a Paysan or Nirvana back that had minor issues. I guess it totally depends on the issue. But I've certainly received knives with imperfections and never sent one in.