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Re: DLT Exclusive Delica OD Green FRN and Coated Cruwear

Postby infinkc » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:54 am

chrisjohn wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:38 am
Why haven't these sold out?

Vendor didn't hold 50% back to drip onto Ebay?
Even the last Cruwear delica took a few days to sell out, this one is a tad more also. Would think since there are so many spydercos dropping people are now just saving for ones they really want instead of buying all of them. Take the Fradon lock delica for example, thae carbon hap40 was a steal at cheaper than this cruwear, but it took forever to sell out.

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Re: DLT Exclusive Delica OD Green FRN and Coated Cruwear

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:04 am

chrisjohn wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:38 am
Why haven't these sold out?

Vendor didn't hold 50% back to drip onto Ebay?

Name one dealer that does this. I'll wait.
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Re: DLT Exclusive Delica OD Green FRN and Coated Cruwear

Postby JuPaul » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:21 am

steelcity16 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:04 am
chrisjohn wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:38 am
Why haven't these sold out?

Vendor didn't hold 50% back to drip onto Ebay?

Name one dealer that does this. I'll wait.
Yeah, I don't get this accusation. Vendors can set their own prices (think BBS or the little shops that sell at full msrp). If a vendor wanted to make more money, they could just raise their prices. Why go to ebay and pay the 10% + fees???
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Re: DLT Exclusive Delica OD Green FRN and Coated Cruwear

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:57 am

JuPaul wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:21 am
steelcity16 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:04 am
chrisjohn wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:38 am
Why haven't these sold out?

Vendor didn't hold 50% back to drip onto Ebay?

Name one dealer that does this. I'll wait.
Yeah, I don't get this accusation. Vendors can set their own prices (think BBS or the little shops that sell at full msrp). If a vendor wanted to make more money, they could just raise their prices. Why go to ebay and pay the 10% + fees???

Yeah, no one is doing this. Dealers want to turn these as quickly as possible to get their investment back and reinvest it in something else. Only BBS thinks its a great idea to hold hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of inventory and sell one knife a day just to squeeze an extra few bucks per knife. :rolleyes:
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Re: DLT Exclusive Delica OD Green FRN and Coated Cruwear

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:00 am

I'm going to guess it's because it's a Delica, and not a trendy knife with a comp lock. If this were a Para 3 or PM2 it would have sold out in minutes, regardless of price.
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Re: DLT Exclusive Delica OD Green FRN and Coated Cruwear

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:43 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:00 am
I'm going to guess it's because it's a Delica, and not a trendy knife with a comp lock. If this were a Para 3 or PM2 it would have sold out in minutes, regardless of price.

How many "Lots!" is is anyone's guess, but it sounds like the prepared accordingly knowing this one would be popular. I don't think they will last long once they start getting out into the hands of people posing them for glamour shots on social media. That should help sell the rest of them! :rolleyes:


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Re: DLT Exclusive Delica OD Green FRN and Coated Cruwear

Postby The Meat man » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:44 am

I kind of hope they will do an Endura in this configuration.
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Re: DLT Exclusive Delica OD Green FRN and Coated Cruwear

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:47 am

The Meat man wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:44 am

I kind of hope they will do an Endura in this configuration.

I don't just "kind of hope" this..this is my dream knife! My grail! Please DLTJordan hook us up with an Endura! Lower the run to the minimum quantity if you have to, but please make it happen! :D
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Re: DLT Exclusive Delica OD Green FRN and Coated Cruwear

Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:58 am

chrisjohn wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:38 am
Why haven't these sold out?
Price in my opinion. The expensive Delica exclusives have moved slowly so far.
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Re: DLT Exclusive Delica OD Green FRN and Coated Cruwear

Postby JRinFL » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:46 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:58 am
chrisjohn wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:38 am
Why haven't these sold out?
Price in my opinion. The expensive Delica exclusives have moved slowly so far.
Agreed, it was more than I hoped to spend on it. However, I said I would buy Cruwear models if they made them, and they have so I kept my word. Still, other LW models have sold out at similar to higher prices so there is likely more to it than just price. :confused:
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Re: DLT Exclusive Delica OD Green FRN and Coated Cruwear

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:02 pm

JRinFL wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:46 am
bearfacedkiller wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:58 am
chrisjohn wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:38 am
Why haven't these sold out?
Price in my opinion. The expensive Delica exclusives have moved slowly so far.
Agreed, it was more than I hoped to spend on it. However, I said I would buy Cruwear models if they made them, and they have so I kept my word. Still, other LW models have sold out at similar to higher prices so there is likely more to it than just price. :confused:

Probably a few things to it. Here is my hot take. ;)

In the simplest supply/demand scenario, the demand for an OD Green Cruwear TiCN knife at $115.50 may have been ~900 knives. If they had done a run of 600, it would have sold out in minutes and we would have been all like "man! that was crazy! these are soo popular!". But on a run of 1,200, there are now 300 knives sitting in their inventory unsold and we are all like "man, why doesn't anyone want these knives??!? they are soo cool! what is the problem here???" We just don't know how many they ordered. They said "Lots!", which to me indicates 1,200 or more.

The Cruwear Delica from last year sold out same day at pretty much every dealer, but that may have been a small run. It sure felt like a much smaller run. They sold out in minutes at a lot of dealers. A lot of Delica fans and Cruwear fans already have last years Delica, so that probably contributed to fewer purchases on these.

There are also a bunch of new Delicas just released or around the corner. K390, CTS-204P, and the upcoming Pink models. Plus 3 different GITD models in the past year, the S90V one, and the Cruwear one last year. Even the most hardcore Delica fan can have trouble keeping up with this many releases.

Price: I'm actually good with the price on this one. It is the same as the K390 Delica, and this one is coated. If the K390 Delica was coated it would be even higher. For people not obsessed with the Delica or obsessed with Cruwear, the price probably feels a little steep though compared to the Golden LW models, which people seem to put on a pedestal compared to the Seki models.
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Re: DLT Exclusive Delica OD Green FRN and Coated Cruwear

Postby JRinFL » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:06 pm

steelcity16 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:02 pm
...

Probably a few things to it. Here is my hot take. ;)

...
Yeah, I'm thinking along similar lines. To be honest, I wish all Sprints/Exclusives would go like this so that people can think about their purchases rather than stampeding to grab one before they sell out.
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Re: DLT Exclusive Delica OD Green FRN and Coated Cruwear

Postby cycleguy » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:25 pm

They sell ... just not at the instantaneous pace we have seen with some other models.

The grey FRN Cruwear has probably been the strongest selling of the more recent Delicas.

MassDrop sold quickly but not instantaneous. KW, REC, Fraddon all lowered price from their initial offering to facilitate sales. BBS Delica has been around for a while, and Zome(s) (CS and GITD) move a bit slower too. Teal was around for a little but it did disappear as they all seem to do.

I too appreciate that one has time to consider the purchase and the opportunity to purchase others at a later date if interested.

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Edit: P.S. We know that the KW204p is 600 units and 150 were presold in about 12 hours (I think)??? Can start the timer for the remainder when they drop.
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Re: DLT Exclusive Delica OD Green FRN and Coated Cruwear

Postby JuPaul » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:19 pm

A dealer exclusive that's been around for 2 days??? To me that says one thing: DLT actually ordered enough to meet demand. Excellent and thank you, DLT! It's awesome that people can think about it for a bit before buying, or that people who might see one for the first time in the wild (read: instagram ;) ) can still get one even if they didn't know about the initial drop. I have no doubt the rest will sell out soon, and I hope other seki models will follow!
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Re: DLT Exclusive Delica OD Green FRN and Coated Cruwear

Postby nerdlock » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:05 pm

chrisjohn wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:38 am
Why haven't these sold out?

Vendor didn't hold 50% back to drip onto Ebay?

On the second question, I doubt DLT would do that. I had several orders from them already and they have been nothing short of outstanding with regards to customer service. As a dealer you would want your products to sell as quickly as possible to quickly recover capital cost and make a profit.

Okay...now my take. There's a very real, large community out there of purely PM2/Para3 collectors who chase each and every exclusive/sprint variant of the Military family, but mostly PM2s and Para3s. Some of them are known to buy the hard-to-find/discontinued ones for double or even triple the selling price during drop day. Scalpers saw the demand and have already various systems in place (bots/scripts/multiple accounts) in order to get as many PM2/P3 exclusives during D-day in order to resell this at Ebay and other secondary market sites at a profit.

Basically, if this was another PM2/P3 exclusive, it won't take 5 minutes (and several server crashes) to sell these out.

Its a sad system nowadays, that casual collectors and afi's who do not have the time to wait out a drop because of work and family commitments are outgunned by these scalpers who have various means to get a copy of an exclusive or more. It even sucks for overseas afi's like us who like in an opposite timezone. I know it's just capitalism, but I wish something could be done so that the playing field in getting exclusives for the Military series would be more even.

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Re: DLT Exclusive Delica OD Green FRN and Coated Cruwear

Postby prndltech » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:27 am

I caved and bought one.
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Re: DLT Exclusive Delica OD Green FRN and Coated Cruwear

Postby K-bar1999 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:01 am

I would never buy from them DLT again period

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Re: DLT Exclusive Delica OD Green FRN and Coated Cruwear

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:53 am

K-bar1999 wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:01 am
I would never buy from them DLT again period
Why not?? DLT is wonderful!! I've dealt with them over 10 times now, no complaints from this guy.
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Re: DLT Exclusive Delica OD Green FRN and Coated Cruwear

Postby abiggs » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:00 pm

Why not?? DLT is wonderful!! I've dealt with them over 10 times now, no complaints from this guy.
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Same here, they are a first class dealer and have been for a long time.

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Re: DLT Exclusive Delica OD Green FRN and Coated Cruwear

Postby prndltech » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:05 pm

K-bar1999 wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:01 am
I would never buy from them DLT again period
Lol Okay... where did that come from? No elaboration? (This really isn’t the place for this anyways)

I, as well as countless other members here have received nothing beyond spectacular customer service. Jordan has gone above and beyond to make sure I was happy, and as a result... I keep buying from DLT. This is the first time I’ve ever seen/heard anything short of that.

Can’t wait for my cruwear delica to arrive!
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