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2019 Price Increase?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by John_0917, Dec 24, 2018.

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  1. John_0917

    John_0917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    Got an email from KC saying it’s the “last chance for 2018 prices”...has Spyderco announced a price increase for 2019 or is it sales BS?
  2. Spydergirl88


    Dec 3, 2015
    Haven't heard anything
  3. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    We all know it’s coming.
  4. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Well, I'd expect substantial price increases for knives made in China because of the tariffs imposed on those products by the Trump administration but there shouldn't be more than"normal" COG (cost of goods) increases on those made in the USA. We'll see . . .
  5. Stays Sharp

    Stays Sharp

    Nov 21, 2013
    Spyderco raises MSRP by about 5% every year to keep up with set margins. Been that way as far as I can remember. Normal. China and Trump has nothing to do with this one....Yet

    Just be glad that MAP is not increased this year, that is what makes people upset.
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  6. Easyrider


    Jan 31, 2000
    The message I am hearing is to run out to the store now and buy that Lil’ Native I have been eyeing before a massive price increase.

    Is that correct?
  7. colin.p


    Feb 4, 2017
    That sounds like a good justification. Works for me.
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  8. insta9ves


    Apr 3, 2007
    Sal seems to have indirectly confirmed over at the Spyderco forums.
  9. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    We hardly ever have "massive" increases. Generally when our costs go up, we have to raise prices.

  10. Easyrider


    Jan 31, 2000
    Sorry Sal, there was a bunch of sarcasm in my post. I guess it didn’t come through.
  11. Daniel

    Daniel Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 1998
    It is all relative. When you get no raise for three years and then get a whopping 3% raise, an 8 percent retail price increase is massive to you.
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  12. 19-3ben

    19-3ben Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2015
    So.. what you're saying is that the only massive increase is going to be on exactly the Lil Native that @Easyrider is considering, so he MUST go get it now... That's what I'm hearing. Amirite?
  13. Deinos

    Deinos Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2016
    In fact, I heard that one you are currently looking at is the very last one to be made... ever.... should probably lock it down before it's gone! I have a Native Salt in my cart right now that I am pretty sure is in the same situation... :D
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  14. Easyrider


    Jan 31, 2000
    I better stop my whining and buy that knife before it is gone!:rolleyes:
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  15. Stumpy72

    Stumpy72 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 5, 2018
    Price increases are a natural part of life. We’ll all survive any price increases--unless we die, in which case the increases won’t mean anything to those of us who die. Welcome to life in the real world, kids! As for that “buy it now before the gigantic, world-crushing price increase hits” mindset.... Sorry, but I’ve heard that one for so many years that these days it just makes me yawn.
    Personal note to Sal = Kudos on the equanimity with which you endure this sophomoric horseshit. You continue to be a role model to us all and a business model that most of your competitors aren’t smart enough to emulate.
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  16. cbrstar

    cbrstar Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2015
    Sal on the spyderco forums also said that due to the costs increases. Japan models maybe only FRN in the near future.
  17. Blacplastik


    Sep 7, 2017
    That’s too bad I was hoping this year would be the year I bought a Spyderco.
  18. skyhorse


    Jan 30, 2010
    Most retailers try to reduce end of year inventory for tax reasons, this doesn't necessarily mean some big price increase for 2019.;)
  19. Spydergirl88


    Dec 3, 2015
    Finally! Can't help but wonder what some of the discontinued japanese-made collaboration models would have cost/how better their sales would have been if they were made in Taichung to begin with.
  20. Stolenives


    Jul 12, 2017
    You know, it’s not that a couple bucks more every year bothers me. My rent goes up, my cable bill goes up..everything inflates. What I can’t stand are these distributors all doing the LAST CHANCE! garbage. You already have that inventory!!! So you’re the ones who hike up prices with inventory that’s already bought and paid for and pass the increase right along to us out of *poof* “thin f_(&’n air”
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