Cost of Doing An Exclusive

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Cost of Doing An Exclusive

Postby Mm1313 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:29 pm

Sal or Spydie faithful.... Myself & family own a sporting goods store that's been around for 48 years and have strongly chatted about doing a run for our 50th anniversary... All of us are knife addicts to the core and huge fans of Spyderco.

- Is the minimum order based on total cost or total pieces? If so, what are these?

- Does the order need to be paid in full upfront or is there a deposit?

- Roughly, what would the lead time be for say a Shaman or Para3 order?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Btw - Our store has a strong affiliation w/ the colors dark green & tan/light brown of the local high school... Our ideas were to do a micarta in dark green or tan w/ a 4v, 10v, k390, Hap40, rex45 or something different like a m398 or lc200n blade.

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Re: Cost of Doing An Exclusive

Postby sal » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:48 pm

Hi Mm,

Thanx for the loyalty and the interest. You would need to speak to Hilary Arthur. She is our Sales Manager and handles exclusives.

Harthur@spyderco.com

I'll give here a "heads-up" that you will be contacting her.

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Re: Cost of Doing An Exclusive

Postby fixall » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:14 pm

Sometimes (not often) I think this site needs a "like" button.
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Re: Cost of Doing An Exclusive

Postby JuPaul » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:20 pm

I sure like your ideas, Mm1313! I hope they come to fruition!
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Re: Cost of Doing An Exclusive

Postby JMM » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:29 pm

This gentleman clearly has refined and exquisite tastes to be sure. :D

Sign me up, I'm in for any configuration option listed... although a 10V Shaman w/dark green Micarta -- pardon me I'm drooling...

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Re: Cost of Doing An Exclusive

Postby Rinzler » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:48 pm

LC200N evergreen micarta para 3

Sign me up!

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Re: Cost of Doing An Exclusive

Postby Doc Dan » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:40 am

Now that sounds like a good idea.

Having run sporting goods stores, unless all of your customers are rich, a less expensive model might sell better than a Shaman, like the mentioned Para 3.
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Re: Cost of Doing An Exclusive

Postby jdw » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:48 am

Good luck with your pursuit Mm1313!
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Re: Cost of Doing An Exclusive

Postby Evil D » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:11 am

"A lot"

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I can only imagine. I'm sure this sort of thing won't be made too public but I'm sure it's more than most people think.
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Re: Cost of Doing An Exclusive

Postby TkoK83Spy » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:23 am

I sure like the sounds of all of that! ANYTHING but a Para 3 please! Too many of those already out there.
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Re: Cost of Doing An Exclusive

Postby sal » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:08 am

Hi Mn,

I heard from Hilary. She's awaiting your contact.

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Re: Cost of Doing An Exclusive

Postby kennethsime » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:13 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:40 am
Now that sounds like a good idea.

Having run sporting goods stores, unless all of your customers are rich, a less expensive model might sell better than a Shaman, like the mentioned Para 3.
This was always my problem selling Spydercos at the shop I worked at.

OP, I love your ideas. Micarta & Tool steel go real well together. If you wanted something a little less-expensive that everyone will want to buy, an M390 Para 3 Lightweight would be a shoe-in, and seems to be an incredible value to most people. In a dark Forest or Olive Green FRN? :-)
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Re: Cost of Doing An Exclusive

Postby Mm1313 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:49 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:40 am
Now that sounds like a good idea.

Having run sporting goods stores, unless all of your customers are rich, a less expensive model might sell better than a Shaman, like the mentioned Para 3.
Very few would be sold in store, we would mostly list them on our site once we finish the upgrades to it. 75% of our revenue is all based on team/league sales, we primarily sell knives because we enjoy it lol.

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Re: Cost of Doing An Exclusive

Postby Mm1313 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:49 pm

sal wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:08 am
Hi Mn,

I heard from Hilary. She's awaiting your contact.

sal
Thanks Sal, will be shooting her an email later today. Appreciate the quick response.

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Re: Cost of Doing An Exclusive

Postby kennethsime » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:58 pm

Mm1313 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:49 pm
Very few would be sold in store, we would mostly list them on our site once we finish the upgrades to it. 75% of our revenue is all based on team/league sales, we primarily sell knives because we enjoy it lol.
I could also be convinced to buy a tool steel Shaman in green canvas micarta. :-)
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C90FPIV2 Stretch 2 Straight Spine, VG-10 Rit Dye'd Dark Apple Green | C223GP Para 3 S30V Green Canvas Micarta
C41BORE5 Native 5 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange | C223BORE Para 3 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange
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Re: Cost of Doing An Exclusive

Postby cabfrank » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:42 pm

You might know this already, but since I just read it, I figured I would post it here. Perhaps it will be helpful. It is a quote from Sal, in a different thread.

An Exclusive is a run of a model that is made for a particular customer, usually a distributor or dealer, that wants to be able to have a model, usually a current model, but sometimes a disco'd model, that they control sales and distribution. They'll generally select a steel, handle material and/or other specialty features like a blackened blade. We've only been making exclusives for a few years. They were able to produce as few as 600 pieces in the past, but we've recently raised the required number ordered due to the issues being discussed in this thread. These are specialty models that we cannot make and inventory for the market because of our own limits. They are able to bring out more runs of the same exact combination up to a point in time. If they do not reproduce the run within a certain amount of time, then Spyderco is able to reproduce the model if Spyderco chooses. It should be noted that this is a big gamble for a company in which to invest. They have to pay for the run in total when it's delivered, so you should appreciate their efforts.

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Re: Cost of Doing An Exclusive

Postby Mm1313 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:12 pm

kennethsime wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:58 pm
Mm1313 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:49 pm
Very few would be sold in store, we would mostly list them on our site once we finish the upgrades to it. 75% of our revenue is all based on team/league sales, we primarily sell knives because we enjoy it lol.
I could also be convinced to buy a tool steel Shaman in green canvas micarta. :-)
That's hopefully the plan. Either Shaman, PM2, Manix2 or Para3... I realize the market is flooded with exclusives in these knives but the issues is risk vs reward. Would I love do to sum weird exclusive combo, who wouldn't, but it's just too much of a risk especially on a first exclusive.

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Re: Cost of Doing An Exclusive

Postby jdw » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:39 pm

Please do a Manix 2 and not another PM2 or Para3.
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Re: Cost of Doing An Exclusive

Postby TkoK83Spy » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:48 pm

jdw wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:39 pm
Please do a Manix 2 and not another PM2 or Para3.
I can get on board with that as well! Unfortunately, the fidgeters seem to prefer the PM2/Para 3. A lot of knife enthusiast's seems to be fidgeters, as long as it's fun to play with it will sell. Takes away from better, user models. But, I totally get it from the business end. Sell what sells.
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Re: Cost of Doing An Exclusive

Postby attila » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:51 pm

A Manix 2 in green micarta and K390, 10V, or 4V would be stellar!!!

A dark green Manix LW with K390, 10V, or 4V would be even more super fantastic! I’d like to buy two!

Idk how well tan PVD would go with dark green, but I am intrigued.
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