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Poll, gauging satisfaction on pre-orders

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 16, 2020.

Are you satisfied with our pre-orders? 1= no not at all, 5= yes very much

  1. 5

    86 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. 4

    16 vote(s)
    12.4%
  3. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. I have never done a pre-order with you but I want to

    26 vote(s)
    20.2%
  7. I have never done a pre-order with you and I don't want to

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  1. Airbornetx

    Airbornetx

    125
    Feb 6, 2007
    I am a BIG fan of your preorders.

    They allow me to order exactly what I want and I am fine with delayed gratification. Hell, I’d put down full payment for an integral if you told me it’d be ready in 3 years.

    Nothing against the Friday sales, but I’m keen about knives and not about internet speed-tests — esp since I’m usually in OR and/or an internet-restricted zone on Friday (who’d have thought a hospital would restrict access to websites about knives?)
     
  2. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Predictable poll results by and large. I wish that it was a publicly shown poll because I see one hit-and-run so far making me very curious about the person's identity :D

    ETA: NVM! I think that I figured it out. He gave himself up already :p
     
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  3. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Nathan, I voted a five, only cuz there was no six. You and the team have done a great job with pre orders. I hope you continue to offer them as long as it doesn’t excessively burden you to do so.
     
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  4. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Hey sleepyhead, where have you been?

    I'm thinking at least 2. Going back and forth between two places ain't cheap. Nathan chose a "great" year to expand and to move :p
     
  5. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    Yeah. It's been pretty great.
     
  6. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Although it’s exciting to try to get in the top 10 and now top 20, it’s not easy o_O The preorder is a way to relax and just be Patient :) 5 all the way :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2020
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  7. Tigerden

    Tigerden Gold Member Gold Member

    583
    Jul 1, 2019
    Bar none CPK is the best knifemaker /manufacturer I’ve ever dealt with from both a quality standpoint and a customer service standpoint. My first preorder was the FK2 and they exceeded my expectations. I may have been one of the last to receive my knives based on my selections (Acid Wash plus Satin) but they delivered on time. Please keep the preorders going so we can get the extras a preorder will allow. The wait isnt a problem because I can get my CPK fix through a Fun Friday sale or off of the Exchange.
     
  8. kurpak

    kurpak Gold Member Gold Member

    217
    Mar 31, 2008
    I think the mad dash Friday sales on a new pattern, and eventual preorder to get that exact configuration you want when things calm down is about the greatest invention in selling knives ever devised.
    5 for the Friday sales adrenaline rush, 5+ for caving in to our demands every time and offering a preorder, and some large number higher than 10 for JO's customer service :thumbsup:
     
  9. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I'd like this post twice if I could :thumbsup:
     
  10. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Okay, so let's worst-case-scenario this thing. HK puts money down a preorder, Nathan decides to spend it on beer. In which case Nathan gets creative and grinds some really cool $hit which gets offered up for sale anyway. Win-win. The K-18's an outlier. No need to funk the jive Nate.
     
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  11. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    798
    Sep 29, 2017
    I waited 12 years once to receive a sword that was 'just finished and ready to ship'.
    I don't even judge the K18 as late as these covid months dont count:)
     
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  12. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    My first and only direct order was the preorder for the FK. I like this system. Whilst I generally refuse to prepay for knives I think that we can say that CPK is the exception that proves the rule.

    No offence but I refuse to participate in some crazy internet race for knives. I am old school. I like to think about what I want, ask questions, place an order and anticipate the arrival.

    Please do more offerings on this basis. I may not buy everything but at least I will have the opportunity.
     
  13. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    I’m trying to remember but I think my first preorder was the FK ? After that I believe I only missed out on the K18.
    I really prefer the preorder process. Yes I’ve placed in Friday sales but I’ve also needed proxies. A huge thank you to those who proxied :) much appreciated !!!! So without hesitation I’d say Yes oh hell YES on preorders !!!!!!
     
  14. sryt95

    sryt95

    122
    Sep 1, 2016
    Pre-order is my only chance.
     
  15. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
  16. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    IN!
     
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  17. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I wonder if Nathan is going to offer the same kinda wide berth regarding options and semi customization. Since I know that Nathan reads every post, I'd like for him to chime in about what he has in mind. Someone had asked about swedge and how that would affect a re-inforced tip. I dunno if I even want a swedge with a DEKs but one with a penetrator tip would look so darn sexy :)
     
  18. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    And a swedge and acid washed
     
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  19. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    If he decides to offer and add a hollow grind into the extra avail options, I will wait the time that it would take. I don't believe that I have had a hollow-grind anything from CPK :(
     
  20. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    Yes please!
     
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