CXXX wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:11 pm
I think the small production run (500) is too small for an exclusive or a sprint run. The last really small production run that I recall was for the:
PARA-MILITARY 2 #C81CFPE2 PLAIN EDGE CARBON FIBER CPM 154/S90V
This was NOT a dealer exclusive but Spyserco's first CPM 154/S90V offering of this steel. This run was 300 pieces! Try to buy one of these...
From the auction site:
NEW Spyderco C81CFPE2 Carbon Fiber Paramilitary 2 w/ CPM154/S90V Composite Blade
Ended: Jun 12, 2018, 09:19:32 AM PDT
Price: US $779.95
Bottom line if an exclusive or a sprint run is less than 800-1200 pieces, flippers will drive prices very high and a good portion of us Spyderco die hards will be very unhappy. Spyderco should know this and NOT do super small runs that cause more dissatisfaction.
Guess they should just learn to be unhappy. As the Rolling Stones say, "You can't always get what you want".
There will always be flippers. Every hobby has them. It's unfortunate, but it's part of anything of limited production. You say Spyderco should make more pieces, but I don't think you realize they've done that in the past, and watched those sprints go to clearance because they didn't sell. As for dealer exclusive, they aren't free. In theory, a dealer could order more pieces, and they could also see that stock languish on their shelves for months or years. Frankly, I'm happy to see these exclusives sell out. As long as demand is there, there's a reason for Spyderco to keep pushing the envelope.
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