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Veterans Discount

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Obcessed, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Obcessed

    Obcessed Gold Member Gold Member

    71
    Nov 14, 2018
    It would be really excellent of Spyderco would offer a veterans discount. Is Sal a veteran?
     
  2. inkynate

    inkynate Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2010
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  3. Michael Janich

    Michael Janich Moderator Moderator

    244
    Jan 16, 2002
    The OpFocus program applies to U.S. active duty law enforcement and military members and military veterans. It's a great program that allows us to truly show our thanks for your service.

    BTW, Sal is not a veteran, but the Spyderco Crew does include a number of veterans.

    Stay safe,

    Mike
     
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  4. Edm1

    Edm1 Gold Member Gold Member

    309
    Jul 27, 2013
    Sweet! Signing up. Thanks
     
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  5. lunde

    lunde Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 20, 2000
    And, if your order, after the 50% discount, is over $150, shipping is free.
     
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  6. Twinsdad

    Twinsdad Gold Member Gold Member

    512
    Jul 13, 2015
    Sweet just submitted. It’s very nice how these days there are a ton of discounts for mil/vets. I love vetix too
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2019
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  7. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    OpFocus is a great program!

    It allows participants (I'm one) to buy knives and other products direct from Spyderco for 50% off; 15% below MAP pricing which is extremely generous.
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2019
  8. TX180SX

    TX180SX Gold Member Gold Member

    952
    Feb 14, 2011
    Thank you for your service gentlemen. And good on spyderco for this program. :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Riz!

    Riz!

    May 5, 2014
    Man I am glad I read this thread. As long as Ive carried a spydie, I have no clue how I havent found this info until tonight
     
  10. jstrange

    jstrange

    Mar 31, 2012
    It didn't used to be a great deal like it potentially is now. A few years ago when I looked into you could still buy Spydercos for around, or less than 50%, of the factory pricing and when you added shipping that retailers weren't charging it didn't make sense. Now with the MAP prices creeping closer to full MSRP this program does appear to offer a good discount. I am still not 100% convinced though because it would depend how much Spyderco charges for the shipping on items under $150 and if they charge tax. Both of those things could put you right back to what the retailer charges.
     
  11. Spy D

    Spy D

    389
    Feb 23, 2014
    Opfocus is awesome and extremely generous for us veterans. I just picked this Ikuchi up today for $100!

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  12. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Congrats! :)

    Every time I've looked since it was moved from the "New Product Reveal" to the "New" page, it's just shown as "out of stock." Just haven't caught it at the "right" time yet. :(

    Oh well . . . just have to keep on looking.
     
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  13. Spy D

    Spy D

    389
    Feb 23, 2014
    I know what you mean. I've had the same problem with the Smock.
     
  14. BilboBaggins

    BilboBaggins Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2016
    Care to share your initial impressions? That's one that I have been eyeballing.
     
  15. Spy D

    Spy D

    389
    Feb 23, 2014
    It's great overall. Disappears in pocket, smooth deployment using my index finger on the wheel. A bit awkward trying to "bic flick" with my thumb. Very sharp with even grinds. Compression lock is a little challenging to get my finger into (cutout could be a little bit larger for my taste). Fit and finish are typical outstanding Taichung quality. I'm very pleased so far.
     
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  16. fq55

    fq55 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 1999
    Signing up. Thanks Spyderco and Sal.

    Makes sense for me as the only new purchases these past couple of years have been Spydercos for me. Besides customs.

    S/F
     
  17. amflud

    amflud Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    I had no idea about this. Spyderco is such a great company. Thank you, Sal.

    Signed up!
     

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