- May 16, 2018
I think you've hit the nail on the head with this statement. Whether an international purchase or not when possible a conversation with a dealer can save allot of hassle. Especially with a honest one who cares for their customers. Even if its an unknown dealer and who may be on the shady side, once they know you have certain expectations of quality they're less likely to send a sub-par product. It is also a good idea when possible to shop a product specific dealer to imo. Say I order a Case from Collector Knives I feel I'd have a good chance of getting a good one. One because I feel Mike cares about his customer base, and two, Mike being a fellow "knife guy" knows what we expect. Contrast that to ordering a Case from Amazon or Walmart where some random employees are just pulling boxes with the right number on it and shipping without ever looking at the product they ship out. They may not intentionally sending you a dud, but to them your much anticipated stag mini trapper is just order 3346721 and needs packed and gone before 4pm and its already 3:55If i explain my circumstances most dealers will gladly inspect a knife before sending. But i have been very happy overall with my Case purchases.