Attention Fiddleback Friday Time Change?

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by VANCE, Nov 30, 2018.

What time should Fiddleback Friday be?

Poll closed Dec 6, 2018.
  1. 3pm EST

  2. 9pm EST

  3. Doesn't matter, I'll be there

  4. Neither works for me

  1. VANCE

    VANCE Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    We've had a bunch of customers say that the 3pm release time is too hard to be available for, with work and such.

    Andy and Robert looked at website traffic and sales...and it looks like way more people go online at night to look at and buy knives.

    We always did 3pm before because it was our last day of the week in the shop, right before we left for the day. Now we can have it any time that's better for you guys. 9pm seems to be the peak time on the site already, so that seems like the best time to do it.

    What do you guys think?
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  2. David L

    David L Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 8, 2018
    You should do whatever helps you sell the most knives, we will adapt but thanks for asking.
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  3. jaz322

    jaz322 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    i think David L just about summed it up....but i’ll vote to help out your poll... :)
  4. NoRest

    NoRest Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2015
    I agree, whatever is best for the Forge. I'll be there either way. But I do like the 3pm tradition.
  5. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Whatever you decide is fine by me, but doesn't anyone leave the computer on Friday nights and go out for Dinner/Drinks/Fun?

    I love me some Fiddlebacks, but sometimes eating and/or drinking are a priority.......just saying.
  6. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    I agree with David. You guys should do what the numbers tell you, whatever you think is best for the business! :thumbsup:

    I'll also add that when I'm busy at work, 3pm (1pm my time) is almost impossible to make. :D
  7. LostViking

    LostViking Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    I'm with everyone else. Do what sells you guys the most knives.

    I've never been real good at the sharking anyway. But I manage to find and acquire what I need/want.

    Very cool that you asked though!
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  8. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    The last 9 to 5 job I had was in 1977. I quickly learned being off when most people were at work had distinct advantages to avoiding crowds. It has to be a much much smaller market segment that can’t work as well for your business. Maybe I'm wrong and they sell quickly enough as it is. But a larger throng beating on the gates after dinner time (in your time zone ... after all, this an international forum) may prove to be equally frustrating for the ones left out in the cold.
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  9. Kal-El


    Sep 30, 2010
    Says the guy who is one of the quickest draws at 3:0000000001 ;);):)
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  10. swonut

    swonut KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 1, 2007
    I like the sound of Fiddleback 4:37 am.... Just kiddin' three gets busy some weeks and I leave early and am on the road others. 9:00 EST makes sense-- I know I definitely am more inclined to hit checkout when I've have a bourbon or three...which happens much more at nine than three. - just saying.
  11. Hulk2e


    Dec 18, 2014
    I’m with you. I normally am occupied Friday evenings/nights.
  12. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Haha, if I need to be there I'll make it work! :D
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  13. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    I kinda like the 1/2 and 1/2 deal with the afternoon and the after dark releases. I vote to give Robert as much work as possible. :D:D ;)

    Edit: Oh yeah, the previews for both should be available first thing Friday morning so you know what would be in each release and then we can figure out neglecting work vs neglecting friends/family. LOL
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2018
  14. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    While I'm poking Robert @Fiddleback Outpost with a stick, I think his days off should be Sunday and Monday like motorcycle dealers. That way he can get the knives shipped out by Post Office close time on Saturday and we can get our knafs on Monday or Tuesday.

    @VANCE Could ya maybe add 3pm & 9pm to poll so I can pick one? :)

    Random question of the day: With this being BLADEforums, why on Earth is there not an emoticon with a knife somewhere?
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  15. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    It's my understanding there once was. But it got cut. :D
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  16. Fiddleback Outpost

    Fiddleback Outpost Fiddleback Forge Knives & Fiddleback Outpost Gear

    Apr 29, 2016

  17. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2017
    I missed this poll but did comment on the you tube video when Robert @Fiddleback Outpost requested it. My vote was "Doesn't matter-I'll be there regardless" I do prefer a very early review though. Seeing what's available early gets me pumped up and gets the fiddleback forum/IG fired up!! :D 3 PM has always worked very well for me since I'm sitting at my desk in most cases. Friday nights for me is chill mode (typically) with a few bourbons and a good home cooked meal and I'm usually around BUT if I'm out with friends or whatever, I can usually escape to the restroom (if you know what I mean LOL) to score my favorite @Fiddleback of the week! I hugely support Fiddleback Forge/outpost and all the guys that are there, @Outpost Allison too :), and guys from the past that are kicking some serious ass and if any of them have a knife drop, you can pretty much anticipate I'll be there regardless of time. ROCK ON!!

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