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Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Dullknivescut, May 5, 2018.
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7500+ members. dear.
May I point something out to you? I'm in the 100+ club, so I can probably speak for other 100+ collectors reasonably accurately. Most of us that have collections like this aren't focused on current production knives. Do you really think a price increase on a current 21 CGG raised the value of one of my old Regular CGG? I'll answer that for you; it has no effect at all. It only affects secondary on current and very recent production.
Face what now?
I see your point and I’ll give you the fact I’m aware you are far more knowledgeable about CRKs than I, Ive seen your collection posts.
But I wouldn’t say it has no impact or effect across the majority of collectors, for you I’ll take your word for it. But I have to assume there are people who purchased many knives old and new, and when the price increases some of that transfers to the secondary market across a portion of their collection.
These things are investments too for a lot of people I would imagine, the more valuable the base knives are the more valuable everything becomes, even if it is negligible on knives that are very old and very rare, I’m sure it was still a factor into the reaction on some of the collectors minds. But hey, bottom line is this.
I still love CRK regardless of the price, just purchased a lovely blonde Mnandi ( I can’t for the life of me ever find the darker box elder Burl ) and I want to become a friendly and positive force within the community, talking about Nickels and Dimes isn’t going to facilitate the best of images so know that was not my intention, I just was curious as to the communities reaction and I think I’ve got what I needed.
I’ll be limiting myself to probably two mnandis and a Damascus Sebenza a year, so the price increase won’t impact me too much, I was just surprised as this was my first price increase and unfamiliar with the logistics. Even knives that were on my watch list before the price change increased in price which caught my attention. I’m fairly new in town, but the majority of my posts are here and that’s where I would like to “ get along “ as humans say.
Edit: So maybe the 100+ collector wasn’t the best example, but as @blanco112 put it, if your net of newer to semi recent knives was greater before the price increase than your acquisition it would at least “ soften “ your perception to be more agreeable towards the increase. And that was all I was trying to convey in that regard.
@Dullknivescut , I still see CRK's sell for less than retail even with the price increase. I've also seen CRK's not sell and are relisted at a lower price. Maybe a little later on the secondary market will reflect the increase, but I'm not seeing it currently.
To reiterate what LW said, CRK's that are really sought after, not just by collectors, it may be a grail knife for someone, have no bearing on what the current prices are.
There are still CRK's that haven't seen the price increase and are still at the old prices.
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It bothered me so much that today I got this email:
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