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CASE...what in the ???

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by meako, May 16, 2019.

  1. katanas


    Jan 6, 2012
    There seems to be a lot of that going around; Spyderco, BM, CRKT and perhaps others with variations of MAP, shipping restrictions like these and what's next??? :( The heyday we've been living in as knife folk may be backing off. :eek:
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  2. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Of course, if you WERE an international corporate espionage agent, would you admit it? ;)
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  3. WolfyW


    Oct 28, 2017
    This probably isn't a Case thing. Can only speak for my own country but a little clicking around on a popular big name online retailer and it was obvious that every brand of knife coming in from outside the country had suddenly dried up. The only knife type that had been banned was the flipper type. Maybe companies are holding off until it's clear what's in the new trade agreements ?
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  4. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    r8shell said:
    What's not surprising? That Case is not shipping knives outside the U.S? Or that Prester John doesn't understand it either?
    Perhaps you could explain it to us both. o_O

    @Prester John can ask for himself if he feels he needs an explanation.
    Last edited: May 26, 2019
  5. Lance Leon

    Lance Leon Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2017
    ZT and some other companies have been prohibiting their USA dealers from shipping a number of their products overseas for a while now too. They do supply retailers in other countries, but won't let individuals outside of the US buy from US stores. I'm sort of glad I'm not a traditional knife guy, so this Case issue isn't going to affect me, but this sort of stuff is just really annoying.

    One of the key tenets of selling 'impulse-buy' goods is to make things convenient and easy. I hope these companies start seeing an impact in their financial figures - maybe then they won't be so bent on stopping a couple of sea shell scales going out of the country.
    Last edited: May 28, 2019
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  6. katanas


    Jan 6, 2012
    Amen! ;)
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  7. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    It's really not worth the trade off of listening to your incessant whining and complaining over anything you can think of. Maybe that is just your way of seeking attention? IDK.

    Most people want to enjoy their time here and you make that hard to do with your horrible attitude.

    Like @Prester John said, "nothing personal, Ed" but you are also going on my ignore list.
    Bye now!;)

    I have no idea and don't understand why Case would limit sales to customers outside of the US.
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  8. t.willy

    t.willy Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2016
    :eek:Bite your tongue sir!:p
  9. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    I encountered this a few weeks ago, my usual E-Bay seller (an excellent outfit that has been 100% efficient&honest over 10 years) suddenly couldn't ship to me in the EU. The International shipping option was there but was halted by' CASE will cancel all Intl.orders.' I got round it eventually but got the impression that once existing stock was exhausted, that was it....

    The knife was CV and Bone (bovine) can you get more Traditional? Not on a list, not exotic species, not prohibited use and carry in my country either. Whatever the 'reasoning' behind this stance of CASE's protecting Intl.retailers (monopoly...) it is small minded and short sighted. In this part of Scandinavia there is no 'official' CASE retailer, there might be one in Germany perhaps or Britain (about to leave the EU sometime never...) but it will mean severely limited stock/choice and very likely 100% price increase..150 USD plus EU shipping for the average CASE knife?? No thanks!:poop:

    I'm thankful I've already got a decent collection of Traditionals as it seems the future is bleak on that front. I will have to depend on the generosity of strangers in the future ;) It saddens and maddens me as CASE are some of my favourites. US law is ever complex but I wonder how CASE can enforce this total ban on Intl.sales on their E-Bay and other retailers? Once they've bought stock & provided it's not a prohibited item it's the sellers' business to whom they sell at their own risk? If CASE were to say Intl.sales no longer get covered by warranty/guarantee then alright fair enough. But this blanket ban is petty and it won't promote the long term health or image of the US cutlers either.
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  10. cudgee


    May 13, 2019
    You are so correct. If this is there policy they are not doing themselves any favors. I also have a Case collection, but we only have a small selection over here in Australia. Some of the retailers can get get you a particular knife in for you, but as with buying online yourself with the conversion rate of the dollar and postage, the cost can be prohibitive. But getting back to what you said before about effecting their business, you are right. I purchased a Rough Rider online after reading some reviews, and i now have started collecting them. I know they are not for everyone, but for someone who likes collecting cutlery i have found them to be of fantastic quality and between 25%-30% of the cost of Case knives over here in Australia. So Case my have to review their decision down the track. Hope you find a way to be able to keep collecting Case, though.
  11. irons


    Oct 19, 2018
    You need Moonraker Knives here in the UK. An official Case dealer and he ships to Europe. Lots of stock and shipping costs around 8 Euros. Not sure what price you were managing to actually get the knives at though. The UK isn't cheap for knives.
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  12. WolfyW


    Oct 28, 2017
    Has there been any change anyone's aware of since the original post ? I'm not seeing the no ship internationally statement anymore. Maybe I'm missing it ? Not that I'm buying right now, just my curiosity.
  13. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    "Export Restrictions
    Certain companies that we deal with, do not allow us to export their products as part of their corporate policy.

    Benchmade and Zero Tolerance (ZT) Products
    Not eligible for sale outside the United States and Canada.

    Gerber, Leatherman, SureFire and ASP Products
    Not eligible for sale outside the United States."

    Knife Center 5/29/19 01:42 hrs EDST

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