Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Part of knife buying fun for me is to shop around for a bargain price . So all these price control schemes are a real PITA in my book . Very anti competitive , almost un-American ! Big thanks to all those great companies that still have a free market pricing approach . I'm sure somebody will argue that price fixing is somehow best for the consumer , but that logic escapes me . Seriously , this does have an impact on my buying . I'm much less likely to buy with no "deal " available anywhere .