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Discount Program Abuse?

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by Etablinsky, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    when hinderers were impossible to come by unless a first responder, cop, military, fireman deal. there was a firefighter fellow getting them through that program and then selling them at the inflated prices they demanded back then. I cant remember the outcome but he got himself in some sort of trouble not due to that but just bad behavior in general.

    its was pretty low I thought but if a maker builds a system based on trust, then there is nothing to stop abuse other than ethics and morals. some were taught those traits and others werent. being a special class of citizen such as a firefighter or paramedic or a cop or military doesnt guarantee those traits were taught and followed. luckily for society, many do follow and use those traits.
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  2. craytab


    Jan 26, 2012
    Using your military discount to flip knives is pretty scummy. Doesn't anyone remember the cost of hinderers before he started selling them to everyone?
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  3. craytab


    Jan 26, 2012
    Beat me to it. Good post.
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  4. craytab


    Jan 26, 2012
    As to your first line, nope. Knife dealers resell knives as a business because they are knife dealers. A Leo or military may get a discount because they hold a very important place in society, out of respect and supposed need, as they damn well should. Using that communal respect of position only to flip knives is a slap in the face to those who have given the respect and to peers who do not abuse the respect.

    Completely different situation.
  5. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    exactly. the dealer is providing jobs and earning a living to take care of his/her family all while providing a service to buyers. the abusing a discount program flipper isnt doing any of that. he or she is taking advantage of a makers program and not providing jobs and not helping buyers.........pretty much only helping themselves.

    very different imo. one serves a function and all benefit......the other just benefits only themselves. everyone else loses.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2018
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  6. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    That's fair.
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  7. scout1sg

    scout1sg Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Spyderco has an amazing relationship with the military, many of their models can be acquired from the PXs, BXs, etc. at a decent discount already but I can recall a personal experience w/Sal through personal communications on my 2nd tour in Iraq when reaching out for various support for MWR items and such his folks sent me a small package of asst. folders (believe 6) that I was able to hand out to some of my Soldiers. Stand up guy for sure. As far as getting back to the subject, I've always been grateful when a company offered up a military/First Responder discount. The discounts at least covered shipping and or tax's most times.
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