Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Discuss Spyderco's products and history.

Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Yes
75
94%
No
5
6%
 
Total votes: 80

ABX2011
Member
Posts: 1933
Joined: Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:54 pm

Re: Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Postby ABX2011 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:52 am

Evil D wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:47 am
That risk is probably still there since the sale would likely be handled the same as a sprint or pre-order system unless they just made X amount based on exactly how many were ordered.
I was imagining they would make the amount preordered plus some extras.

Ric
Member
Posts: 466
Joined: Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:52 pm
Location: Austria / Europe

Re: Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Postby Ric » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:45 am

Yes, but I want to know 100% what it will be.

User avatar
PineyBoy
Member
Posts: 86
Joined: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:38 pm
Location: South Jersey shore

Re: Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Postby PineyBoy » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:56 am

No.

wrdwrght
Member
Posts: 3396
Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:35 am

Re: Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Postby wrdwrght » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:02 pm

I think not, and I’ll leave it at that, because cats cannot be herded.

ugaarguy
Member
Posts: 978
Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:07 pm
Location: Indiana

Re: Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Postby ugaarguy » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:28 pm

Yes, conditionally. If all the specs are finalized and it's something I want, but Spyderco just needs or wants a minimum of pre-paid orders to justify making the production run, then I'd be fine pre-paying.

koenigsegg
Member
Posts: 1465
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:36 pm

Re: Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Postby koenigsegg » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:00 pm

If we get wholesale price for paying up front I'm down
S30V, VG10, M4, XHP, BD1, Maxamet, 204P, H1, K390, A11, Rex45, LC200N, M390, 20CV, BD1N, S45VN

User avatar
Enactive
Member
Posts: 1173
Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:19 pm
Location: Wet side of Washington

Re: Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Postby Enactive » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:05 pm

I would absolutely pay ahead of time for a fourm knife if i knew the specs and chose to buy it. I would preferably like to see the etch design ahead of time too. I would buy either a Shaman or drop point UKPK.

I have stated my preferences for those two elsewhere.

Can we persuade :spyder: to do it? Yablanowitz provides helpful history and makes excellent points, as have others.

Would Spyderco be willing to do SFO direct sale to us if we had the money up front? If so, how could we facilitate the process, or could we accept full retail pricing?

Alternately, is there a dealer that would be willing to eat (some of) the cost of distribution?

I agree that we should do whatever simplifies distribution and customs for folks living outside the US.
Last edited by Enactive on Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.

TomAiello
Member
Posts: 4527
Joined: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:34 pm
Location: Twin Falls, ID

Re: Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Postby TomAiello » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:05 pm

Having a dealer "sponsor" the program by commissioning the exclusive would definitely make it a lot easier (lower risk) for Spyderco.

User avatar
Enactive
Member
Posts: 1173
Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:19 pm
Location: Wet side of Washington

Re: Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Postby Enactive » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:17 pm

TomAiello wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:05 pm
Having a dealer "sponsor" the program by commissioning the exclusive would definitely make it a lot easier (lower risk) for Spyderco.
Hopefully one of our favorite Spyderco dealers is watching and feeling generous? And would be willing to do pre-orders and prioritize sales to forum members. I don't care too much about the username etching, but i do prefer an understated forum etch. The HH exclusive had a really nice etch.

https://www.heinnie.com/spyderco-heinni ... nknife-g10

Sumdumguy
Member
Posts: 3078
Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:51 pm

Re: Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Postby Sumdumguy » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:00 pm

Yes, if I liked the model and the execution of the logo.

I can't guarantee anything without the specifics.

User avatar
justjohn
Member
Posts: 188
Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:46 pm
Location: North Carolina, USA, Earth

Re: Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Postby justjohn » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:08 pm

I would prefer to know what the Forum Knife was (Model, and specs), but I would in fact prepay due to Spyderco's OUTSTANDING reputation. :D
- John

:spyder: "Spyderco"....nuff said! :spyder:

User avatar
standy99
Member
Posts: 745
Joined: Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:07 am
Location: Between Broome and Cairns somewhere

Re: Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Postby standy99 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:37 pm

The Deacon wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:40 am
I'd be happy to pay up front for any knife chosen as the next Spyderco Forum Knife. Model, materials, and cost don't enter into it for me. I have every Spyderco Forum knife offered, to date, and consider them to be display pieces and a sub-collection within my collection, so my normal prejudices vis-a-vis locks, steels, and handle materials don't apply.

+1 Not picky as it might be something outside my Square I might enjoy.
Evil D wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:47 am
It would be cool if they did a forum knife similar to how they did the Bug pendants but that was a much simpler (and less expensive/less risky) item to manufacture.
+1 this would work for me also.
Im a vegetarian as technically cows are made of grass and water.

JMM
Member
Posts: 869
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:39 pm
Location: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth

Re: Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Postby JMM » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:07 am

I voted yes.... assuming it's not something I would never in a million years buy (unlikely) then I am absolutely in like Flynn!

User avatar
PStone
Member
Posts: 1362
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:31 pm
Location: USA Illinois

Re: Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Postby PStone » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:14 pm

Another yes vote here. Would def pay up front.
“In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.”
-Charlie Brown

User avatar
araneae
Member
Posts: 4959
Joined: Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:10 pm
Location: A lil more south of the Erie shore, Ohio

Re: Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Postby araneae » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:45 pm

As with my last post, I'd question the necessity of even discussing prepaid forum knives. We tend to over dream and over suggest when it comes to a forum knife. Did Sal indicate there was any need for this prepayment talk? Maybe I missed something. I'd let the Spyderco crew figure out the business end of this.

Our creative input is probably best aimed at making budget friendly suggestions of a moderate sized, Golden produced blade that the biggest possible forum audience can own.

I'd suggest a Para 3 or Lil Native. It's not as sexy as inlaid pearl glow in the dark scales, s9000v blade with bedazzled titanium liners, but I bet they would sell more easily.
So many knives, so few pockets... :)
-Nick

Just got:Rex 45 Para 3 LTWT, Harrier 2 LTWT

The "Spirit" of the design does not come through unless used. -Sal

User avatar
PineyBoy
Member
Posts: 86
Joined: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:38 pm
Location: South Jersey shore

Re: Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Postby PineyBoy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:51 pm

Having been a business owner for many years I have to speculate on his moves towards moving on something like this. I''m going to say, "no chance".

ABX2011
Member
Posts: 1933
Joined: Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:54 pm

Re: Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Postby ABX2011 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:37 pm

araneae wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:45 pm
Did Sal indicate there was any need for this prepayment talk? Maybe I missed something. I'd let the Spyderco crew figure out the business end of this.
I agree, this discussion seems a bit silly since Spyderco hasn't indicated any reluctance to making a forum knife based on financials. All they've said is that it's difficult to squeeze in a small production run and that the Golden plant would have the best chance of doing so.

The only reason I can see for upfront payment would be to make sure everyone who wants one gets one.

User avatar
bearrowland
Member
Posts: 2121
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:59 pm
Location: Central Pennsylvania

Re: Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Postby bearrowland » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:54 pm

I agree with Yab and Spydergirl
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:22 am
I agree with Yab^
Barry
:spyder: :spyder: :spyder:

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword

Do what you can, where you are, with what you have! Theodore Roosevelt

Gamecock
Member
Posts: 65
Joined: Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:12 pm

Re: Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Postby Gamecock » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:22 pm

There’s not any need for prepayment I wouldn’t think. I would however do it if needed, assuming it’s a model I like. If it’s a non-lock model, then no thanks.


Return to “Spyderco General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], JohnDoe99, p_atrick, Tgmr05, wolfstyle, yablanowitz and 32 guests