2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

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Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

Postby I_like_knives » Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:43 pm

I think I'll sit this one out.

Taking a few days off work, driving halfway across the country, and meeting cool people is all a part of the great Spyderco experience.

Simply buying knives online? I can do that any ole time I please.

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Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

Postby toxophilus » Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:46 pm

murphjd25 wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:00 pm
Good luck to everyone and I mean absolutely no offense to anyone, but this is going to be a complete **** show.
Agreed... as others have posted I predict server/hosting issues :eek:

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Postby DougC-3 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:02 pm

This sounds exciting to me, especially if we get to suggest possible "if available" models. It would be a 2600 mile round trip for me, not a good way for an older guy to spend a pandemic.

About the ebay problem, since ebay supposedly guarantees that you can get a refund if you didn't get what you paid for, it seems that misrepresenting a factory second as just a use knife would qualify for a refund... but I suppose some of you must have tried that approach. I wouldn't think anybody could get away with selling a factory second pistol, chainsaw, dirt bike, or whatever, without pointing it out up front.

On the positive side, I've noticed that a lot of sellers do point it out, and I picked up a great little CPM 154/S90V carbon fiber Manix 2 that way, one of my faves.
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Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

Postby RustyIron » Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:04 pm

I_like_knives wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:43 pm
Taking a few days off work, driving halfway across the country, and meeting cool people is all a part of the great Spyderco experience.
That makes sense, in a way. It's like the Deadheads who would follow the band around the country. I was content, though, to see them when they came to town, and to participate in tape trees. In the same vein, I'm content to pay retail price for a knife, from the comfort of my home, rather than spend thousands in wages and travel to save a couple hundred bucks. Maybe some day, though...

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Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

Postby Mushroom » Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:20 pm

I_like_knives wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:43 pm
I think I'll sit this one out.

Taking a few days off work, driving halfway across the country, and meeting cool people is all a part of the great Spyderco experience.

Simply buying knives online? I can do that any ole time I please.
Wholly agreed except I almost feel obligated to participate in the "online seconds sale" now. I took the time off work and arranged travel plans months in advance to attend in person. It would be too expensive for me to cancel the plans I have already made, so I have to just bite the bullet and go to CO anyway.

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I_like_knives wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:43 pm
Taking a few days off work, driving halfway across the country, and meeting cool people is all a part of the great Spyderco experience.
That makes sense, in a way. It's like the Deadheads who would follow the band around the country. I was content, though, to see them when they came to town, and to participate in tape trees. In the same vein, I'm content to pay retail price for a knife, from the comfort of my home, rather than spend thousands in wages and travel to save a couple hundred bucks. Maybe some day, though...
Depends how crazy you are but camping out before the sale and hanging out and chatting with fellow Spydie nuts all night before the sale is half the reason I enjoy going so much. The knives and experience in SFO make up the rest! :D

Also, having traveled to the sale from Boston for the past 4 years, I've always been able to come out well "ahead" with my value acquired to travel expenses ratio.(I don't sell anything) If that makes sense. :cool:
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Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

Postby ykspydiefan » Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:39 pm

A random guy at the toboggan hill today pulled out a Delica 4 to cut a piece of rope for his kids sled. I said, "hey, Spyderco are good knives." We talked for 20 minutes, and now I would like to go camp out for a Spyderco seconds sale.

I'll take a run at the online thing if it works. I would like a deal on a knife that I know is authentic. I do not have the heart or money to play ebay or any other 3rd party seller.

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Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

Postby brj » Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:58 am

VooDooChild wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:00 am
Awesome!
I can finally get some seconds.
Same here, sooo looking forward to this

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Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

Postby steelcity16 » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:25 am

murphjd25 wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:00 pm
Good luck to everyone and I mean absolutely no offense to anyone, but this is going to be a complete **** show.

Not necessarily. We don't even know what they plan on doing yet. All-Clad has very successful online seconds sales each year, so it can definitely be done. Keep the faith!!

I'm personally very excited! I don't see myself being able to go to CO for a knife sale anytime in the near future until my kids are grown up, so this is my one shot to participate and I appreciate the effort Spyderco is putting into giving us this rare opportunity!! :D
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Postby TkoK83Spy » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:59 am

I say they provide a certain sign in code for us forum members, and we get the first crack at these knives :D :p

For me, I honestly can't think of any particular knife I'm seeking so if it's chaotic, it won't really bother me...though I know I could also suddenly spend hundreds of dollars out of the blue! Very interested in how it all pans out.
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Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

Postby archangel » Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:34 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:59 am
I say they provide a certain sign in code for us forum members, and we get the first crack at these knives :D :p

For me, I honestly can't think of any particular knife I'm seeking so if it's chaotic, it won't really bother me...though I know I could also suddenly spend hundreds of dollars out of the blue! Very interested in how it all pans out.

That sounds like a really good idea. Would that be possible, Kristi? Give active forum members a slight advantage?
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Postby PayneTrain » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:54 am

Didn't they do something that for the forum knife one year? I don't know how I feel about asking for an advantage. Also, who's to say there aren't flippers lurking among us? They could be RIGHT BEHIND YOU AHHHH!
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Postby NYLife » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:30 am

Having an Online option is great, how successful it will be will depend on how it is implemented, will the servers handle the load, will there be some form of a limit per person, lots of questions, but I am sure Spyderco is considering all of it and working on the best scenario
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Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

Postby yablanowitz » Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:17 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:59 am
I say they provide a certain sign in code for us forum members, and we get the first crack at these knives :D :p

For me, I honestly can't think of any particular knife I'm seeking so if it's chaotic, it won't really bother me...though I know I could also suddenly spend hundreds of dollars out of the blue! Very interested in how it all pans out.
And the code should be by join date.
;) :D

Unless I'm proxy shopping, I'm not looking for anything in particular. Nothing they can do online can compare to the spectacle of stepping into the store and seeing thousands of knives on the tables. Now that's chaos!

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Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

Postby steelcity16 » Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:00 pm

yablanowitz wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:17 pm
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:59 am
I say they provide a certain sign in code for us forum members, and we get the first crack at these knives :D :p

For me, I honestly can't think of any particular knife I'm seeking so if it's chaotic, it won't really bother me...though I know I could also suddenly spend hundreds of dollars out of the blue! Very interested in how it all pans out.
And the code should be by join date.
;) :D

No, by post count, and must have been active in past month PRIOR to this announcement. That should get me near enough to the front to grab the few that elude me... :D
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Postby Sumdumguy » Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:04 pm

steelcity16 wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:00 pm
yablanowitz wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:17 pm
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:59 am
I say they provide a certain sign in code for us forum members, and we get the first crack at these knives :D :p

For me, I honestly can't think of any particular knife I'm seeking so if it's chaotic, it won't really bother me...though I know I could also suddenly spend hundreds of dollars out of the blue! Very interested in how it all pans out.
And the code should be by join date.
;) :D

No, by post count, and must have been active in past month PRIOR to this announcement. That should get me near enough to the front to grab the few that elude me... :D
Haha, what a grand idea :p

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Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

Postby thefly01 » Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:26 pm

^^^^Great ideas here! Either way I’m excited to finally have a chance to participate after all of these years!!!

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Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

Postby Rp5 » Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:39 pm

steelcity16 wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:00 pm
yablanowitz wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:17 pm
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:59 am
I say they provide a certain sign in code for us forum members, and we get the first crack at these knives :D :p

For me, I honestly can't think of any particular knife I'm seeking so if it's chaotic, it won't really bother me...though I know I could also suddenly spend hundreds of dollars out of the blue! Very interested in how it all pans out.
And the code should be by join date.
;) :D

No, by post count, and must have been active in past month PRIOR to this announcement. That should get me near enough to the front to grab the few that elude me... :D
I don't think you really want to encourage me to make thousands of posts in the next few days... those would be very low quality posts.

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Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

Postby archangel » Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:28 am

Proposal/Idea: Forum members that are keen to participate must send with PM their SFO login name to a nominated :spyder: official. Forum members must have been registered by Nov 1st, and must have posted at least 10 posts or so.

The Factory Seconds sale website will be open only to registered users on the first day of the sale, then to all customers the day after.

How does that sound?
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Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

Postby Woodpuppy » Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:02 am

Sounds like there’s be nothing left for the non-forum members.

I didn’t think I’d check out the sale due to finances, but I could be interested in a millie if the version were right.
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Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

Postby yablanowitz » Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:02 am

Woodpuppy wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:02 am
Sounds like there’s be nothing left for the non-forum members.

I didn’t think I’d check out the sale due to finances, but I could be interested in a millie if the version were right.
Seriously? If every active forum member bought a dozen knives or spent $1000 dollars, there would still be stock left based on what I have seen in past years.


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