I mean, his business is called The Knife Joker........
stockliman wrote: ↑Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:19 pmSweet lord, many here would boo santa. He is one guy running a small business. He has taken a gamble and paid the price to get an exclusive for his company. Remember, a single guy. He probably doesn't have the online infrastructure to be swamped with 500+ orders in 5 minutes. He'll need to pack and post 500+ orders on his own. Taking pre-orders makes perfect sense. He can print invoices and delivery labels and prepare packaging ahead of time. If he didn't do this you'd piss and moan on slow handling.
Oh, and by the way, it was a night pre-order in the US. It was daytime for the rest of the world. Now you may know what it's like to get up at 3am to sit at a computer to try and snag anyone of the other exclusives only to find out shipment to CONUS (REC) or it costs $70 for a single knife to be shipped (Bentobox). TKJ, no issues, will ship anyway US law allows at a very reasonable rate.
Travis at TKJ has a heap of OS customers who love the work he does. An honest and reputable young bloke who goes the extra mile for his customers.
Maybe before you want to mouth off at the bloke you start your own knife retailer, build a customer base, negotiate with Spyderco for your own exclusive and then we can come here and whine at you for no valid reason. Put some perspective back into your life folks.
I truly hope that you enjoy them.
Some get lucky, some don't, some pay a bundle afterwards.... about how these things go!
That's actually not a bad strategy. the Crucarta release had a large number of instances where bots snatched up the supply pretty much instantly.
Exactly, it makes it way to easy to do so when u have exact times. We've seen it time and time again.curlyhairedboy wrote: ↑Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:12 amThat's actually not a bad strategy. the Crucarta release had a large number of instances where bots snatched up the supply pretty much instantly.