It'll be interesting. I took the day off to attend the sale. I am just going to go skiing instead. I'll wait for the sale next year (if it happens).steelcity16 wrote: ↑Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:15 am
I'm curious how they are going to do it, but I have complete faith that they have thought it through and are well prepared! :D
Here are some suggestions
1. Weed out any non-cosmetic defects and store them away for the next in-person seconds sale
2. Disclaimer/waiver stating clearly that all knives will have notches above the spydiehole to indicate that they are factory seconds, they are not intended for re-sale, all knives will have cosmetic defects of varying degrees (give examples of some defects and maybe some photos of examples of defects), and all sales are final. must electronically sign this waiver before entering the sale. This is how they did the online seconds sale for All-Clad cookware this year (see link below for their disclaimer).
https://homeandcooksales.com/?cjevent=a ... 6a0a24060e
3. Knives are listed on the website by the model number and quantity available without describing the defects of each individual knife.
We are basically buying the knives knowing they will be seconds and will have flaws. I don't need to know specifically that the clip is scratched or the G10 is scratched or the blade is scratched or whatever. We are buying them (presumably) to be users so all that stuff is inconsequential when we get a great user knife for a fraction of the cost. Buy a new knife from an authorized dealer if you want a brand new perfect flawless knife to put in your safe. :D
Michael Janich wrote: ↑Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:19 amHey, All:
Thank you very much for your enthusiastic discussion of the 2020 Seconds Sale. We truly appreciate your interest. As many of you noted, bringing the sale completely online is a technological challenge. Before committing to specific dates, we wanted to make sure we had all our IT assets wired tight. We are confident we've done that, so we are now prepared to announce the dates.
The Online Factory Seconds Sale will start at 10 a.m. MT on Thursday, Dec. 3rd and end at 5 p.m. MT on Saturday, Dec. 5th. When the sale goes live, a link will be available from the Spyderco.com homepage.
Please follow our social media and the Spyderco forum for more announcements and updates.
Thank you for your patience.
Haha! That's funny. I was asking myself the same thing. People complain that their new knife has a machining mark on the inside of the liner that you can see if you hold your flashlight just right, or that there's a scuff on the edge of the blade that they're going to use to see how much cardboard they can cut. Yet they'll fly across the country to get a "second." Ahdunno. Maybe the prices are too good to pass up. I don't really want anything, but maybe the prices will be too good to pass up.