I almost missed out - K390 PM2

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Re: I almost missed out - K390 PM2

Postby TkoK83Spy » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:31 pm

I'm honestly very impressed, and shocked...21 comments in now, and not a single BBS bashing!
Currently have 20 :spyder: 's in 14 different steels.

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Re: I almost missed out - K390 PM2

Postby Chris_P_Bacon » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:41 pm

Tucson Tom wrote:
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Ding, your wish has been granted! Unfortunately you'd have to buy it in iran to get it for that price however. They are currently rioting over the price increase from a mere 25c a gallon a month ago.
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Re: I almost missed out - K390 PM2

Postby Tucson Tom » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:13 pm

aaronkb wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:09 pm
Tucson Tom wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:27 pm
aaronkb wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:06 pm
Not planning to return your knife is all well and good, u til you get unlucky and get one with a major QC issue that the retailer refuses to make right...
Spyderco would make that right if it really was a QC issue.
I’m 100% certain they will once I get around to sending the knife in... but I don’t think the end-user should have to deal with a manufacturer’s warranty department and a weeks-long turnaround time before they have the quality product they paid for in the first place. That’s what the retailer is for, because it really doesn’t hurt them to be short one knife for a few weeks while Spyderco deals with it.
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Re: I almost missed out - K390 PM2

Postby AccountDeletedUserRequest » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:52 am

There are nights I wonder if anyone else sees the irony in whining about crybabies anytime three letters are typed consecutively :p

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Re: I almost missed out - K390 PM2

Postby Forest Green » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:25 am

Does anybody know where BBS is located? I did not see an address anywhere on their website.

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Re: I almost missed out - K390 PM2

Postby jdw » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:33 pm

Forest Green wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:25 am
Does anybody know where BBS is located? I did not see an address anywhere on their website.
The shipping notifications start from CA. I forget the exact city but if I remember correctly it is in the L.A. area.
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Re: I almost missed out - K390 PM2

Postby Woodpuppy » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:17 pm

Welllllllll..... My bhq M4/jade para 3 cost me about what a K390 BBS para3 would cost. I added oem black g10 scales, a blue anodized ti lanyard tube from a guy down unda, and a lynch clip.

I’d love to get one of the BBS K390 para3’s, but I’m on double secret probation from buying Spydercos... I’d have to trade for one at this point.
:spyder: My other blade is a Kelly Perfect :spyder:

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Re: I almost missed out - K390 PM2

Postby Tucson Tom » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:54 pm

Vivi wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:52 am
There are nights I wonder if anyone else sees the irony in whining about crybabies anytime three letters are typed consecutively :p
People whining about people whining about people whining about people whining .....

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Re: I almost missed out - K390 PM2

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:54 pm

Geeeezz fellas, here I was happy to see it not happening for a change. Now I feel bashed on for being excited about that!
Currently have 20 :spyder: 's in 14 different steels.

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Re: I almost missed out - K390 PM2

Postby Tucson Tom » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:33 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:54 pm
Geeeezz fellas, here I was happy to see it not happening for a change. Now I feel bashed on for being excited about that!
Sorry.

Hey, let me just say I smile every time I see Vivi's new forum image. And I don't want to whine about anything. I'm just enjoying this new knife. I just wish I could type and maybe even spell. I'll say it this way ... I am thankful for this K390 PM2 I have here.

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Re: I almost missed out - K390 PM2

Postby kennethsime » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:41 pm

Tucson Tom wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:27 pm
aaronkb wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:06 pm
Not planning to return your knife is all well and good, u til you get unlucky and get one with a major QC issue that the retailer refuses to make right...
Spyderco would make that right if it really was a QC issue.
Wait so is this what all the BBS hate is about? People are trying to buy safe queens but BBS won't accept responsibility for minor flaws which are obviously within range for Spyderco's quality assurance? Like blade centering, hardware flushness, minor scratches, etc?
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Re: I almost missed out - K390 PM2

Postby Forest Green » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:18 am

Personally I like to support business' that have a human face, and if needed a voice to talk with on the phone, part of this is knowing where the company is located, allowing me to feel a real connection. I'm always leery if there is an element of secrecy; that said I have ordered several times from BBS, never had a problem, and was glad to get something I couldn't find from known vendors, but, if I could find from known vendors my preference would be to buy from them.

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Re: I almost missed out - K390 PM2

Postby Tucson Tom » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:27 pm

kennethsime wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:41 pm

Wait so is this what all the BBS hate is about? People are trying to buy safe queens but BBS won't accept responsibility ...
Well that is what this whole post was about really. I think the BBS hate is a sort of "echo effect" amplification on this forum. I started this post to try to paint a clearer picture.

There are really only two negatives I know of. One is that the total price (knife plus shipping) is higher than other sellers. The other is that they don't accept returns.

There you have it. Nothing more complex than that. The price is just something you have to make your own decision about. The issue of returns is covered by taking any real issues to Spyderco.

In my case, I was willing to accept all this and got a great knife as a result. Not a really complex decision to make.

If they were selling regular production knives at higher prices, there would be no reason to give them business, but they have unique and desirable things. You can say "I won't do business with them" and this is a valid decision, but you won't have a K390 Paramilitary in your hand.

As someone else pointed out, the fact that their higher prices discourage many buyers means that you don't have a 10 minute time window to score whatever exclusive they are offering. I for one view this as a value added benefit.

I guess some people think that if they complain enough, they will get this seller to change policies, or something like that -- but there is nothing dishonest or immoral going on.

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Re: I almost missed out - K390 PM2

Postby Pelagic » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:52 pm

BBS just seems like a small grocery store with high prices. There's never more than 2 cars in the parking lot (as opposed to Walmart being absolutely packed), and some people like that.
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Re: I almost missed out - K390 PM2

Postby cwoods » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:31 pm

Figured I needed some K390 in my life and pulled the trigger on a PM2. Pretty stoked to run her through the paces.
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Re: I almost missed out - K390 PM2

Postby The Meat man » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:13 pm

Tucson Tom wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:27 pm

As someone else pointed out, the fact that their higher prices discourage many buyers means that you don't have a 10 minute time window to score whatever exclusive they are offering...
More like 10 seconds. :rolleyes: ;)
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Re: I almost missed out - K390 PM2

Postby jpm2 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:52 pm

Pelagic wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:52 pm
BBS just seems like a small grocery store with high prices. There's never more than 2 cars in the parking lot (as opposed to Walmart being absolutely packed), and some people like that.
And they carry wagyu/kobe beef instead of choice.

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Re: I almost missed out - K390 PM2

Postby dan31 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:01 am

I picked up a cpm Cruwear military from bbs. Glad they had them new in stock. I hope they get the military k390.

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Re: I almost missed out - K390 PM2

Postby geronm042 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:30 am

Too bad BBS international shipping rates are so high... makes it really hard to pull the trigger on one of those exclusives


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