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Para-Military in CTS-204P

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Dunny153, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    $20 deposit plus $127.90 at the time of shipment. Which for me is today. :thumbup: I asked Melissa at the vendor if they had any extras, and she said she didn't know as they were working through the pre-orders. But I'm thinking its unlikely unless some pre-order folks back out.
     
  2. zl1

    zl1

    Nov 24, 2012
    USPS being USPS
    gahh
     
  3. TriviaMonster

    TriviaMonster

    Jan 2, 2012
    I think CTS-204P is actually a fraction of a hair better than M390 due to slightly smaller grain size from Carpenters slightly improved process. I guess we will find out. Probably not, though. Its also got a few tenths of a percent more alloying elements I think.
     
  4. mr_anderson

    mr_anderson

    810
    Mar 30, 2004
    Just a tip for the newbies. Just because someone posts the knives he has doesn't mean they are for sale, they also won't be sold cheap. Just because someone had two of the same knife doesn't mean it's an "extra". Rant over.
     
  5. TriviaMonster

    TriviaMonster

    Jan 2, 2012
    I'll give you $12 and 3 gently used dress socks. You ship first.
     
  6. mr_anderson

    mr_anderson

    810
    Mar 30, 2004
    LOL :p

     
  7. Blade and Flame

    Blade and Flame

    507
    Nov 15, 2012
    Looks like the remainders for the backup list were released and are now sold out.
     
  8. worshipNtribute

    worshipNtribute

    672
    Jan 12, 2012
    they went quick ^, 10 minutes of refreshing with 3 different browsers to even get through the checkout.
     
  9. EZ Bake

    EZ Bake

    Mar 5, 2009
    I know I got mine. I was surprised when the actual price showed up in the checkout screen. Man people have been price-hiking 'em as high as they can around here (and more than a few aren't selling).

    To be honest, I'm not super excited about the color, so a set of custom scales might be in the works for this guy and my Grey one (might have to pick up an Earth brown one and do a scale-swap on this Green one).
     
  10. Blade and Flame

    Blade and Flame

    507
    Nov 15, 2012
    Like a Black Friday sale in June.
     
  11. worshipNtribute

    worshipNtribute

    672
    Jan 12, 2012
    Uh oh.. looks like they were oversold.
     
  12. Blade and Flame

    Blade and Flame

    507
    Nov 15, 2012
    Just now in the waiting list run?
     
  13. EZ Bake

    EZ Bake

    Mar 5, 2009
    Same question here - did you get an email WorshipNtribute?
     
  14. russde

    russde Gold Member Gold Member

    948
    Feb 20, 2011
    That's what the website shows, yes. It also says that there was a glitch and they didn't charge shipping and you could call or they would be contacting to get approval for the shipping charges to be added...when I called the lady asked "so it's ok to add the shipping"?...lol, what was I going to do? Say no? I said "absolutely"
    Happy happy here...already writing my 'for sale' ad...thinking about $325

    Just kidding...this one goes in the pocket where it belongs.
     
  15. Blade and Flame

    Blade and Flame

    507
    Nov 15, 2012
    Got it, I see that now on the pre-orders page. Glad you got it squared away. Hopefully not to many people were affected by the over sell…

    Now I have to wonder, between the extreme demand, 1.5 year wait, rampant flipping, and now this tiny bump with the backorders —*is this the limited edition Spyderco with the most drama attached to it?
     
  16. Currahee

    Currahee

    69
    Jan 1, 2011
    I had asked to be notified if there were any cancellations shortly after the pre-order sold out and I got an email from Ashley on Tuesday. I stayed up all night just to be one of the first in line. The very instant they became available I placed my order. As I'm checking out, paying for my knife, I get a "Server Error." I go back and start over. Pages are not loading. I keep clicking the button to place my order and end up with 8 in my cart. I ATTEMPT to update my cart to only one (1) and again the page is loading very slowly.

    Finally, I get just one in my cart and all of my information is being processed in the final stage of checking out when suddenly the page changes and says I have no items in my cart. Huh? That all happened before 6:10 PDT -- 8:10 CDT (CST).

    I immediately ATTEMPT to call them--KnifeWorks. Busy Busy Busy! Finally, many calls later, I get through to a very sympathetic lady who listens to me describing what just happened. All she could say is "I'm sorry" -- "I'm sorry" -- "They're all gone."

    I call bull pucky! What happened on their website this morning was just wrong! It's over an hour later and I am still livid!

    Thanks for letting me blow off steam. I am done with Spyderco and the monster they have created. I own 3 Para 2's -- Digicam, Brown and Orange. I also own 2 Military's -- Digicam & Titanium. I USE all of them. I also own over 200 other knives. I am a collector. So this ain't my first rodeo. I have never bought a knife just to make a profit. In fact, I have never sold a knife -- Period! I have given many away and traded several. It sickens me to see what has become of a once enjoyable hobby and pastime. Like I said, I am done with Spyderco. In fact, maybe it's time to re-think knife collecting altogether?
     
  17. 78LilRed

    78LilRed

    282
    Dec 6, 2005
    Why would you be upset with Spyderco? They produced and sold the knives to blue mountain or whoever.
     
  18. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Platinum Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    Carpenter uses the 2nd Generation Process.

    Bohler uses the 3rd Generation Process.
     
  19. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Platinum Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    I missed out on this one.... :(

    Not really that big of a deal though as I do have one on loan now for testing, I do like the green. :)
     
  20. 78LilRed

    78LilRed

    282
    Dec 6, 2005
    Very interested in seeing your results, Jim. Still need to break my green one in but spending time with the blue one is hard enough as is.
     

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