Just saying hello

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Just saying hello

Postby Rp5 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:24 am

Hi all,

Been lurking around for a couple weeks, interested in purchasing a Spyderco. Just wanted to say a formal hello to all. Your community seems particularly helpful and welcoming.

Out of curiousity, been trying to decipher an acronym. Is MAP a military appreciation price? I saw a post from a couple years ago comparing MSRP with Factory Outlet price, MAP, and seconds sale price. I'm also pretty interested in the seconds sale, but have read through Sal's comments regarding how complicated it may be in today's environment.

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Re: Just saying hello

Postby ChrisinHove » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:28 am

Welcome to the forum!

Someone will correct me if I’m wrong but MAP is minimum advertised price. Opinions vary on it’s desirability ...

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Re: Just saying hello

Postby The Meat man » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:36 am

Hi Rp5, welcome to the forum!

Spyderco does offer a discount to veterans, law enforcement, first responders, etc. through its OpFocus program. I suggest checking out Spyderco's website for more information.
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Re: Just saying hello

Postby Sumdumguy » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:37 am

ChrisinHove wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:28 am
Welcome to the forum!

Someone will correct me if I’m wrong but MAP is minimum advertised price. Opinions vary on it’s desirability ...
Bang on. Whatever MSRP is, multiply it by .7 or .65(can't remember which one) and that's the actual price you should be paying at a dealer. OpFocus is for military/FR

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Re: Just saying hello

Postby legOFwhat? » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:39 am

Hello and welcome Rp5! I think we all started out as lurkers...next thing you know you have way more knives than you ever needed :p
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Re: Just saying hello

Postby Wartstein » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:09 am

Welcome to the forum! :)

Any ideas already which model might become your first Spyderco?
Good thing is: Hard to go wrong anyway... ;)
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Re: Just saying hello

Postby JonLeBlanc » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:13 am

Welcome, and hide your wallet from yourself!
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Re: Just saying hello

Postby Rp5 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:16 am

Thanks.

Yeah, on the way more knives front - haven't pulled the trigger yet, but looking at a PM2 first just because it seems they've reached icon level. Also want a flipper (thinking Amalgam), thought a Dragonfly Hawkbill or Endura Wharncliffe with SE would be cool (considering some of the recent SE love), and a black/black Efficient or Tenacious would be a great starter. Adding up those MSRPs is what got me asking about the discounts.

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Re: Just saying hello

Postby Notsurewhy » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:20 am

If you're active duty military, veteran or first responder the opfocus discount (50% of MSRP) is great. If memory serves it was relatively painless to enroll as well.

Otherwise expect to pay MAP (70% of MSRP) at a reputable dealer. If it's significantly less than MAP it is likely counterfeit. Exceptions being closeouts and sometimes sitewide sales and such.

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Re: Just saying hello

Postby Sharp Guy » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:34 am

Welcome aboard Rp5!
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Re: Just saying hello

Postby PStone » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:19 am

Welcome aboard! Also if you’re a certified medical professional like a nurse or doctor, you now qualify for the op focus program too.

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Re: Just saying hello

Postby TomAiello » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:31 am

Welcome to the forum!

Makes sure you consider the Manix 2 as well--that's pretty much an icon in it's own right.

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Re: Just saying hello

Postby Doc Dan » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:57 am

Welcome to the forum.

The Paramilitary 2 is a great choice. However, I prefer the Manix 2, especially the light weight. Some also prefer the Endela. You might look at those, too.
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Re: Just saying hello

Postby Rp5 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:56 am

TomAiello wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:31 am
Welcome to the forum!

Makes sure you consider the Manix 2 as well--that's pretty much an icon in it's own right.
Thanks. I really like the Manix 2 XL G-10. Definitely will keep it in mind.
Doc Dan wrote: Welcome to the forum.

The Paramilitary 2 is a great choice. However, I prefer the Manix 2, especially the light weight. Some also prefer the Endela. You might look at those, too.
Thanks. Will keep the Manix 2 in mind, not sure I'd love the Endela. I went and checked out a local dealer who only carries the Delica, PM3, and the last was either Endela or Endura. Do not prefer the back locking mechanism in either case. I realize the Dragonfly Hawkbill / Delica Wharncliffe are both back locks, which I said earlier I'd be interested in, but I wouldn't EDC the SE so I could work around it.

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Re: Just saying hello

Postby sal » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:26 pm

Hi Rp5,

Welcome to our forum.

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Re: Just saying hello

Postby FrenchBlob » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:30 pm

Hi and welcome...
So many knives to try ... :rolleyes:

Enjoy

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Re: Just saying hello

Postby bearrowland » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:42 pm

Welcome aboard!
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Re: Just saying hello

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:45 pm

Welcome to the community!
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Re: Just saying hello

Postby Naperville » Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:12 pm

If you've served in the US Military, I appreciate the effort and time that you've spent protecting us.

You can find out more on Opfocus here

https://www.spyderco.com/resources/op-focus/
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Re: Just saying hello

Postby Holland » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:01 pm

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