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Why Can't I get a Kershar or ZT at the PX or Clothing Sales?

Discussion in 'Kershaw Knives / Zero Tolerance' started by JWRobinson, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. JWRobinson

    JWRobinson

    327
    Mar 31, 2012
    Hey Thomas W. I figured you might be able to answer the question. All the PX's I've been in have loads of Gerber, Leatherman, Buck, SOG,CRKT, and a KA-BAR and a few Spyderco and Cold Steel blades but never a Kershaw or ZT. I'd think they would be a good seller as 11B's do like their knives.
     
  2. PURPLEDC

    PURPLEDC

    Apr 4, 2007
    what is a PX if you dont mind me asking. If Its a store I would assume this is due to how the store operates. Knife manufacturers have little to do with who and how a store stocks their stores.
     
  3. mongomondo

    mongomondo SUPPRESSING FIRE

    Sep 17, 2006
    They are stores in military bases
     
  4. JWRobinson

    JWRobinson

    327
    Mar 31, 2012
    Mongomondo is correct. PX=Post Exchange or BX for Base Exchange in Air Force. Clothing Sales are located on most military installations and carry uniforms and equipment.
     
  5. Renegade90

    Renegade90

    328
    Mar 13, 2012
    I got a Kershaw Leek Composite Blade on sale here and they also carried the Blackout. Clothing sales had a couple of Kabars and the LCI Store has Benchmade folders including a few autos. To be honest the exchange prices are not really that competitive with the online retailers. If you are overseas I can understand the problem. Did you look in the exchange online catalog?
     
  6. JWRobinson

    JWRobinson

    327
    Mar 31, 2012
    I'm not downrange now but just like the convenience of stopping at the PX. Also, some of the profits go to MWR etc so I'd rather shop there.
    No LCI at Ft Bliss unfortunately.
    I guess I need to call about my password for the AAFES online site as I haven't been able to log in for about a year
     
  7. Thomas W

    Thomas W Banned by Moderators

    Oct 11, 2005
    I guess the buyer doesn't appreciate our knives...today.
     
  8. JWRobinson

    JWRobinson

    327
    Mar 31, 2012
    The seasoned troops REALLY do appreciate your knives. It's just unfortunate that the younger soldiers don't have easy access to your products. I'm not knocking Gerber but if that's all the PX has to offer they will never know the difference between quality and "just alright"
     
  9. 1SHOT1KILL

    1SHOT1KILL Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2009
    Have you tried looking at the small px at Biggs Airfield. I thought I saw some knives there when my wife was stationed at Ft. Bliss.
     
  10. Thomas W

    Thomas W Banned by Moderators

    Oct 11, 2005
    Unfortunately some knife layouts at any outlet can be based on criteria other than performance. Many times they don't even know what there customers really even want.
     
  11. JWRobinson

    JWRobinson

    327
    Mar 31, 2012
    One Shot: Yep looked there. More Gerbers

    Thomas: Already asked the local manager. Product lines are decided "way above" his head.
     
  12. Skimo

    Skimo

    Mar 28, 2009
    I've talked with folks in the BX, they said order it online.

    Doesn't help that the prices there are horrible, or that the blades mostly have partial serrations.

    Kershawguy has some great deals.
     
  13. Renegade90

    Renegade90

    328
    Mar 13, 2012
    I talked with the folks at the exchange here and was told that different stores have different stock. It looks like more of the exchange customers need to request Kershaw/ZT be carried at the exchange. I know many people, including myself, who have been around for awhile really do appreciate Kershaw/ZT knives. It we all speak up maybe we can get AAFES to step up to the plate.
     
  14. JWRobinson

    JWRobinson

    327
    Mar 31, 2012
    I think there is a "comments/suggestions" box in the main exchange. Maybe I'll start filling out a card every time I'm there. Don't know if anyone pays any attention to that sort of input but it's worth a try.
     
  15. Renegade90

    Renegade90

    328
    Mar 13, 2012
    I left feedback with customer relations at the online site and hope others will do the same if they would like to see Kershaw/Zero Tolerance carried at AAFES. You can leave feedback for specific stores through the online site as well. I really hope this helps.
     
  16. JWRobinson

    JWRobinson

    327
    Mar 31, 2012
    Thanks Renegade, I just did the same.
     
  17. kneedeep

    kneedeep

    Jan 28, 2007
    The online feedback at the AAFES site is probably a best bet. Being specific about the models you'd like to see would probably be helpful.
    Interestingly, they already carry some Shun knives, may be worth pointing out.

    Mentioning your interest in Kershaws and ZT to a manager when visiting an exchange can't hurt either.
     
  18. capid1

    capid1

    811
    Jan 11, 2011
    It also depends on the size of the base. I consider myself lucky that they have socks available at the BX here
     
  19. 00ChevyScott

    00ChevyScott

    Dec 3, 2010
    Speaking of shirts, does anywhere online still sell shirts? I see NGK used to sell a ZT shirt, but they're long out of stock and were XL only. I wear a medium.
     
  20. spiralarchitect

    spiralarchitect

    Apr 29, 2007
    Time to bulk up ;)
     

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