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.
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.