- Feb 7, 2013
Shoot. If I saw one new in box for 150 I would buy it and relist it for 189.99, immediately. Quick profit right there.
I think I remember them being around $260 when they came out. I got my 0561 this summer for $216 new plus tax. I don't know why the price dropped, but I am happy it did because they are great knives!
honestly I think there is a lower demand. Anytime a new product is introduced and it becomes desirable before its release there seems to be this mad dash to be the first to have one. And if you know its going to be popular you want in on it early because its going to sell out fast once in stock. Dealers know this. Some will sell at MAP to ensure they sell them quickly and turn over stock while others wait for them to do so so that they can sell them for list price and make a killing. But once that initial rush is over that is when the prices need to get competitive to ensure you sell them. In other words now that the 0560 has been out for awhile and there are other newer "must haves" like the 0801 dealers will need to find ways to move those older knives. You can apply this to nearly any tangible good. They make it, there is a surge of popularity and everyone scrambles to get one. The waters calm and the people who are still sitting on piles of products need to reduce prices to move units. Then the company either updates the existing product to increase demand or they release something completely different and start the cycle all over again.