kennethsime wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:41 pm
Wait so is this what all the BBS hate is about? People are trying to buy safe queens but BBS won't accept responsibility ...
Well that is what this whole post was about really. I think the BBS hate is a sort of "echo effect" amplification on this forum. I started this post to try to paint a clearer picture.
There are really only two negatives I know of. One is that the total price (knife plus shipping) is higher than other sellers. The other is that they don't accept returns.
There you have it. Nothing more complex than that. The price is just something you have to make your own decision about. The issue of returns is covered by taking any real issues to Spyderco.
In my case, I was willing to accept all this and got a great knife as a result. Not a really complex decision to make.
If they were selling regular production knives at higher prices, there would be no reason to give them business, but they have unique and desirable things. You can say "I won't do business with them" and this is a valid decision, but you won't have a K390 Paramilitary in your hand.
As someone else pointed out, the fact that their higher prices discourage many buyers means that you don't have a 10 minute time window to score whatever exclusive they are offering. I for one view this as a value added benefit.
I guess some people think that if they complain enough, they will get this seller to change policies, or something like that -- but there is nothing dishonest or immoral going on.