Off Topic whats your buyers remorse?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Jake Dawson, Sep 6, 2020.

  1. DMG

    DMG Gold Member Gold Member

    170
    Dec 30, 2005
    I regretted the purchase of an Artisan Cutlery Osprey in CF. As soon as I took it out of the box I knew I wouldn’t be carrying that oddly formed lump of steel.
     
  2. yamsi12

    yamsi12 Gold Member Gold Member

    625
    Feb 16, 2013
    ZT 0452WBW sprint run, thought I’d like the white cf better, don’t really care for it. I dig the black wash though.....it just sits in a case unused. Now my ZT 0452ti I adore.
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  3. NotSoSharpBob

    NotSoSharpBob

    227
    Mar 26, 2009
    Most of my buyer's remorse has been getting them and they are not what I hoped for. Biggest disappointment was after reading so many positive reviews on Great Eastern Cutlery I ordered a #66 and although the fit and finish was top notch the back spring was so stiff I could barely open it without breaking a nail. I flipped it for just a small loss and never looked at them again. Same reason I stopped buying the traditional Case models. I will just never use a knife that much to put up with breaking in a back spring.
     
  4. Cognoscenti

    Cognoscenti

    75
    Jan 28, 2017
    how many you own right now ?
    I only have 2x striders (1x drop point , 1x tanto both old school), 2 sog (1x Tigershark plain edge SK-5 , 1x S1 SK-5) , 1x Anaconda II Bowie convex Aus-8 , ahh and my Rtak-II machete for my wilderness needs...

    Im satisfied with what i have and dont plan to ever buy something else (maybe aside a last SMF RW-1)
    I even feel i have too much...

    Maybe you should plan a selling soon Before the coming big economical krash...after that you knives value will drop insane
     
  5. Charlie_K

    Charlie_K

    Jul 16, 2012
    I'm a weird one. I've managed to have buyer's remorse for every purchase I've made. Yet if I hesitate and don't make the purchase, I regret that as well. I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place and don't know what to do.
     
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  6. Roy Batty

    Roy Batty Y'all can sling load DEEZ NUTS Platinum Member

    May 25, 2016
    Every Emerson knife I ever bought. GD lockstick! I’ve been so close to just throwing the crap in the trash but thankfully the cult like following means good resale.
     
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  7. E.D.C.

    E.D.C. Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 7, 2016
    I've had a little bit of buyer's remorse every single time I've purchased a benchmade product.


    I've just never been all that impressed with the overall quality and fit/finish. Especially with the higher priced models.


    I've had a similar experience with CRKT, though obviously they get a bit of a pass for being more budget oriented.
     
  8. bk-7

    bk-7

    6
    Sep 28, 2012
    I really like the buck vanguard, and the buck selkirk. I have both. But the handles are to small for my hands. So after reading all the praise of Esse 5 contoured 3d i bought one. The handle is perfect in size, but the whole knife is just so heavy for an edc knife. With the small kydex shief it comes with it weights in at 22 oz. Thats a lot of weight hanging from my edc pants.
     
  9. Zetwal

    Zetwal Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 23, 2020
    Are you asking what to do if buying has become a compulsion? Or are you saying that you have simply been dissatisfied with the items purchased?
     
  10. BillZee

    BillZee

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    Apr 30, 2020
    CRKT M16
    Crappy steel and likely heat treatment. Nylon washer got dirt in it and opening became gritty, the detent failed and opened in my pocket. I cut my hand badly going into my pocket for my keys.
    Threw it in the trash........
    Never buy another CRKT knife again.
     
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  11. Zetwal

    Zetwal Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 23, 2020
    Cut your hand going for your keys. That's just awful. I hope that the knife wasn't too sharp (or the cut too broad or deep).
     
  12. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    This is hard and embarrassing to confess but to me it is the two CRK folders that I purchased recently (>$1K together). I feel they are both overpriced. $400 for large inlays and $300 for large PJ would be reasonable prices IMO.
     
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  13. elde66

    elde66 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 22, 2019
    I get a pang of remorse from time to time when I buy something on the spur of the moment. But the pure joy and satisfaction of my collection overcomes that moment of remorse almost immediately. (And, thanks to this Forum, one always has the option of offering pieces from the collection for sale.)
     
  14. c7m2p3

    c7m2p3

    120
    Apr 20, 2018
    Probably my Giant Mouse Ace Clyde. Part of it is the detent not being right to have a snappy action, part of it is the blade shape, part of it is the blade geometry. I tried to thin it out some but that Elmax takes quite a doing. In the process im sure I have severely hurt my ability to resell it.
     
  15. c7m2p3

    c7m2p3

    120
    Apr 20, 2018
    Probably my Giant Mouse Ace Clyde. Part of it is the detent not being right to have a snappy action, part of it is the blade shape, part of it is the blade geometry. I tried to thin it out some but that Elmax takes quite a doing. In the process im sure I have severely hurt my ability to resell it.
     
  16. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I haven't suffered from buyer's remorse very often with knife purchases. But I tend to keep the $ amount modest overall. I bought some coffee (big bag) last week, got home, and realized I put the wrong variety in my buggy. I was going to take it back and my wife said..... that's a lot of trouble for $10-$15. She was right of course. I purchased a number of camera lenses in the last year.... initially I was second guessing myself about the purchases (you know, the $). Time passes and I am glad that I made the purchases. It is generally the same with guns initially after the purchase since I pretty much have every base covered with something I like. But I get over it.
     
  17. JOELSM

    JOELSM Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    ESEE 5. WAY too thick. Should have gone with the ESEE 6 or 4...
     
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  18. whp

    whp

    Apr 26, 2009
    My wife would make me take the coffee back. She s a coupon clipper, which is ok with me.

    One day I m going to sell a lot of knives.
     
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  19. vwb563

    vwb563 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2007
    Buyers remorse? Not so much with any of my knives but I have with a vehicle or two that were junk. I have had “sellers remorse” on a few knives that I thought I wouldn’t miss but I did once they were gone.
     
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  20. Charlie_K

    Charlie_K

    Jul 16, 2012
    It's neither one of those things, as they're more easily addressed.

    No, what I experience is a sense of regret, both if I buy something that I want, and if I don't buy something I want.

    When I purchase something, even if it's something I really want, I still experience a period of thinking "Why'd you get that? You don't need that! You're just wasting good money on more stuff you don't need and won't use! You're an idiot! You should've saved that money for something more important!"

    If I refrain and don't buy something I want, and later see the prices has jumped ridiculously high or is no longer available, I experience a period of thinking "How well did that work out for you? Now you've got nothing but regrets because you were too cheap to spend a little money when things were good! You're pathetic!"

    Every single time. With every single purchase.
     
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