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CASE...what in the ???

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by meako, May 16, 2019.

  1. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    My youngest is turning 16 soon and I just saw these on instagram.
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    Went to my go to online Case dealer with whom there has never been a problem in fact always outstanding .
    Well there is now.
    Cue Beaky Buzzard voice:
    G' huk G' huk we don't ship no Case knives overseas no more.
    Whose brilliant idea was this?
    Because I think they should confess and then we all get to line up and kick them on their bottom.
    Let me deconstruct this piece of garbage policy and assure one and all that as a long time and loyal customer of this company I will be getting in touch with those responsible.
    #1. This appears to only apply to Case brand knives. Perhaps its Case that needs talking to not the dealer.Either way what possible purpose does it serve?....and please don't try to tell me its something about security or such like when it is so obviously easy to circumnavigate.
    #2 Im not a businessman nor economist but slicing off a chunk of your customer/retail base ie all international customers...seems well to be honest...stupid...no offence meant....but I can still buy plenty of other brand knives both old and new in the USA and certainly from other countries.If this is the future of knife collecting..Im walking into a desert.
    #3 Is Case really struggling to keep up with the American customers demand?
    I think not...unless the entire US population have become knife hoarders.
    #4 Why are they still advertising their latest editions on instagram and other international media ? The ignorance of this factor alone is astounding....oh look at our new range of knives...ah ah ahh you can't have one....these days that must be a human rights violation...(forget it Im on a roll).
    In summary the fact remains that as either a store,company or government policy...it sucks like an airliner toilet and is about as effective as dentures at jerky eating competition.
    Over and Out.
     
  2. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

    221
    Aug 9, 2018

    I just checked a Case dealer & they will not ship knives overseas with handles made of antlers, exotic woods, or maritime products...…. Looks like you can buy all the Case knives with bone, domestic (USA) wood and synthetic handles you wallet can afford...…..
     
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  3. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    I read it as any international order containing Case knives will be cancelled....it just seems draconian.
    Cheers.
    We have a possible solution...a kind of rebel alliance if you will.
     
  4. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    That really does suck, Jon. I don't understand it either.
     
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  5. Duper

    Duper Gold Member Gold Member

    570
    Feb 5, 2016
    I was informed of the same today when I called a large Case dealer . I was very surprised. I also read on another large knife retailer site I use often they would not ship some Victorinox knives out of the USA. I can buy most Victorinox models easily in Canada so I am really confused by all this.

    ,,,Mike in Canada
     
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  6. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Yes it is a most vexatious conundrum for which I would gladly engage the instigator in debate upon the subject. If that should prove unsatisfactory or inconclusive a bout of pugilistic fisticuffs would be in order.
     
  7. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

    221
    Aug 9, 2018
    I see on the Case corporate website it says that "they" won't ship internationally...…….. But I don't see anything specifically restricting their dealers from doing so...…….
     
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  8. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Marquis of Queensbury rules.
     
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  9. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    334
    May 13, 2019
    I recently purchased a case from an American Co. and had no problems at all having it posted to Oz. Reading some of the other posts, mine was a bone scales if that had anything to do with it. But company i purchased from mailed it same day as ordering online. Do not know if this helps you mate. Have a good day Mr. Walker, you too son.:thumbsup:
     
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  10. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    No flies on you cudgee...
    Thanks for the info.
    I just launched a barrage of fairly blunt questions at the Case instagram site.
    I quote from dealers site:
    Due to Case Knives' new policy, U.S. retailers are no longer allowed to sell outside the U.S.A.! International orders that contain Case knives will be cancelled.

    I could sum that up in 2 words.....
    It wrankles my gearbox that prior to that its all about Case quality,craftsmanship and fine old time traditiony user,collectible or gift guffle wuffle....and thats authentic frontier gibberish.!
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
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  11. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    334
    May 13, 2019
    I would imagine the 2 big internet sellers would not be happy about this. I am just going to email the company i purchased from to see if they have been restricted by case. Will keep you informed when they get back to me.
     
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  12. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    [​IMG]
    Schmarquis of Schmweensbury.
     
  13. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Maritime products?
    This just gets better....that must mean abalone and such like? ...the kind that has been completely immersed and hardened in acrylic resin....because I dont see myself ordering any knife soon with scales of raw live barnacle eggs or little heated aquaria with crown of thorns starfish swimming around inside that I might accidentally drop overboard and destroy the Great Barrier Reefs entire ecosystem....too late for that.
    Im sorry.
    I do get it....but
     
  14. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Anyway ...good news!!
    Ordered and paid from "extinct timber"...no hassle so far....
    Cheers to all who offered help.
    How far from Tennesee to Arkansas?:thumbsup::D
     
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  15. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    334
    May 13, 2019
    I'v emailed the company i have bought from, will let you know when i hear from them. Failing that, if your son is really keen on that particular knife, there is an importer in QLD that can get case knives still in production. We will work something out.
     
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  16. WolfyW

    WolfyW

    83
    Oct 28, 2017
    This is strange, sad news. Suddenly can't get them in Canada, either.
     
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  17. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Meako, PMed you an address who will ship. I just received this little guy from them monday, jigged bone. (looks like I'm like the Cavalry, arriving too late :D)
    par défaut 1.jpg
     
  18. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Gotcha .merci Alain.
    Im liking that jigged bone.
     
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  19. BuckShack

    BuckShack Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2015
    It doesn't make sense for Case do this without it coming from a higher court. Sounds like they are protecting themselves from costly litigation. More facts please.
     
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  20. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Blame idiotic trade laws and unjust knife restrictions.
     

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