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    Anyone dealt with them before? I received a Spyderco Junior from Reds Gear and it is a used knife. Not full blown upset as they have not responded with how they will handle it, but putting a used knife in a bubble wrap sleeve (it is in a proper box, just not sealed in a clear plastic bag) and selling it as a new knife is enough to upset me even if they rectify correctly. Just wanted to check on here to see if anyone else has had any issues with them. I will update with how they handle it.

    I am sure the condition of the knife will be brought up, so I will describe it. Least of all it is dirty, fingerprints and smudges all over the blade. The jimping is full of dirt. The edge is damaged in two places, the pocket clip is worn and the G10 under the pocket clip is worn. Of course all of this will happen with time, but when I pay the price of a new knife, that is what I expect, not a bubble wrapped used knife being sold as new. The lockup did feel good and no blade play was detected. The blade is not perfectly centered, but honestly the Japanese knives usually come with some minor factory issues in my experience.

    Again, they have not responded so I am not getting too upset, but if anyone has some horror stories with Reds I would like to know what I am getting into.

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    i did business once awhile ago with a reds gear, but through amazon. bought a endura, and some other knife..... cannot remember as it was maybe a year or longer ago? anyways, worked out fine for me. no issues. hope that helps?

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    Just to clarify, not all spydercos come in a sealed plastic bag. I believe it's only the sage series.

    This does not, however, invalidate your other concerns. Let us know how it pans out.
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    I have never had a Spyderco not in a plastic bag. It could be all foreign made Spyderco's I have never owned a Golden Spyderco, just Seki City, Taichung, and one Chinese, so maybe that explains it. Anyway, they did reply just a bit ago and sent me a return label, no fuss, and said they would ship out a replacement right away. Maybe it was a mix-up, but I doubt it, I bet they do that and hope people do not notice. The next one better be brand new.

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    I've ordered a few knives through Amazon, but they were the vendor.
    I was satisfied with them, I'm sure they'll take care of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nccole View Post
    I have never had a Spyderco not in a plastic bag. It could be all foreign made Spyderco's I have never owned a Golden Spyderco, just Seki City, Taichung, and one Chinese, so maybe that explains it. Anyway, they did reply just a bit ago and sent me a return label, no fuss, and said they would ship out a replacement right away. Maybe it was a mix-up, but I doubt it, I bet they do that and hope people do not notice. The next one better be brand new.
    glad it worked out. keep us updated on how the process goes, thanks!

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    I've had several Spyderco's. Some come in open ended plastic bags, some come in sealed plastic bags, some come in bubble wrap, some come in close bubble wrap, etc.
    So I have no doubt that the bubble wrap bag is indeed original.
    However, your other concerns are spot on and I'm sure they'll take care of you.
    I've ordered several knives from them(the latest being a Spyderco Squeak) and have never had an issue at all. All knives arrived new and excellent, with good prices and fast shipping. Though I also ordered through Amazon.The only thing about the Squeak was it had slight side to side play when I got it, but that's not their issue, some Spyderco's just come and need tightened a little. They're really a good dealer. Something probably slipped.
    Good luck and let us know how everything goes.

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    Bought an Endura from them last year. They sent me a Cara Cara 2 instead. Peeved, I emailed them and they responded promptly, said i could keep the Cara cara 2 and sent me the Endura as well. All good in my book.
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    Update:

    So I got the new knife today. I shipped the original back on Thursday, they received it Friday, and shipped the new one out on Monday I believe. Was hoping to get it sooner, as I was told as soon as they saw activity on the tracking number for the rma, they would ship the new one. Seeing as how it was picked up Thursday afternoon, and it didn't ship out until Monday was a little annoying, but oh well. The new knife did appear to be new. It had some finger smudges on it, but otherwise was perfect. This one also came in an open bubble wrap sleeve. I checked out my Spyderco boxes and it seems the Taiwan knives come in clear plastic sleeves, and the Japanese have bubble wrap sleeves, so good call Bladechick. I am glad they took care of me, but probably will still stay clear of them. I was interested in how I was shipped a used knife, and explained that just having a problem is not a deal breaker, but making it right will keep me as a customer. I got a simple "someone else returned the knife as new" and that was it. Not a great answer to me, I am sure they inspect them when they come back, and if not should. I would not be surprised if some one else gets that knife until someone says oh well and keeps it.

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