DavidGellai wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:43 pm
My original post turned out to be aggressive and harsh. I apologize for that. But your colleagues answer pissed me off so hard that it ignited my sleep deprivation and unsuccessful approach to upgrade my blade. I was around a while and I understand the marketing side of the Farmer E care package. It was just so maddening from my point of view at that brief moment that he gets a bunch of staff free and I can't get a simple blade when I asked for it and was willing to pay the actual cost.
What it really sounds like is that you're jealous that someone got a free knife. His situation has nothing to do with your situation.
Farmer E was nice enough to do a video about his beloved Spyderco knife. This helped promote Spyderco and sending him a care package is the least they could have done.
I'm sure no one really believes he hurt his arm by flicking his knife so much. He made an entertaining video, about a pocket knife, that actually was fun to watch.
In most industries, its common for social media influencers, such as popular Youtubers to be gifted items.
In your case, you're asking them to sell something that they do not sell, which is why they told you no.
You're not the first person to bring this up and your not the first person to get mad about it.
Stop and take a look at how many models of knives Spyderco has. They've been around for 44 years. In order to stock replacement blades for every single knife they've ever made, they would have to set up a whole new building just to have enough space to warehouse all of it. Then they would have to hire and pay people to staff and maintain the warehouse.
Who do you think pays for that? ALL costs of any business are passed on to the end customers through the cost of the product. That means every single knife they sell would undergo a cost increase.
I dont know why you're getting so bent out of shape over getting a S30V blade to replace your 154CM. It's not even a big upgrade compared to what else is available from Spyderco.