We have a political sub forum for a reason. The last two pages I just read should be there, not here. Doesn't matter your reasons for/against buying overseas, but please don't try to force your ideology on others. Let's keep this thread open and try not to incite a flame war. The Mick Strider controversy is a long decayed dead horse. Put the pitchforks away. Personally, despite the fact that he is a lying dbag, his company made same damn good knives IMO. To me, the quality of the product was the important part to me. To each their own. Opinions are fine, healthy, help us understand each other, and make us think. But when you try to shove your opinions down other people's throat, that's a problem. I understand where people are coming from about buying overseas. I do. If we made more products, quality products, I'd buy them. I grew up, and live in a household where political ideals attempt to be forced on me. My grandfather was an Illinois State Rep for 14 years. (R.I.P. 1996) My father is extremely opinionated and a bit racist. I hate having things forced upon me, and people expecting me to change or agree with them. /End rambling rant I think many will agree, the biggest ripoffs are at physical stores. Full retail, often more. The sales people are often not knowledgeable, and will even make stuff up to get you to buy. Once in a while, I'll find something underpriced. I got a Benchmade mini grip in D2 for $40 because it was the last one, and the box was damaged. The clerk was buying the display model for himself. This was back in 2013 or 14.