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Why are all the new m4 pm2's being sold?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Dallas T, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. Dallas T

    Dallas T Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2013
    Why are all of the new m4 pm2's being sold?
     
  2. 802-303

    802-303

    181
    Mar 23, 2015
    For Profit. Why else?
     
  3. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp That's right, it's genuine Velveeta... Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    Turn and burn. Folks buy their limit and sell the extras at a premium.
     
  4. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Because those people bought them to sell them for profit. Classy.
     
  5. MostMenAreRuthless

    MostMenAreRuthless

    Sep 27, 2011
    Or, in some cases, people bought them to try them, disliked it, decided against it, or simply changed their mind and sold them. It happens hundreds of times with all likes and manners of various knives. In this instance it is much more noticeable because it is currently relative and on people's minds.

    I would bet that if you asked any of the secondhand market buyers of said knives if they felt forced or somehow coerced into purchasing the knives, regardless of price, they would respond with a resolute "no, I purchased it using my own free will." I would also bet that they would be grateful to have had a chance to buy one--even if they had to pay a small premium.
     
  6. MaxFactor

    MaxFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2012
    I bought one after getting caught up in all the hype. I'm a die-hard Spyderco fan but (I say this at the risk of being labelled an outcast) I've never liked the PM2 compression lock. I've owned a number of PM2s and I've never kept a single one. I sold my BHQ/M4 edition the same day I received it.

    For the most part though, since BladeHQ allowed everyone to purchase three, I'm sure most collectors bought one to preserve, one to use, and one to sell.
     
  7. Nfd538

    Nfd538

    Jul 9, 2015
    $159.99 from dealer, most are selling for $200-220. That's a good profit.
     
  8. JR88FAN

    JR88FAN

    May 5, 2013
    ^ Nice to see a well written post on this topic which comes up so often....thank you.
     
  9. Smokinape

    Smokinape

    Jan 21, 2011
    People buy them, post a pic on Instagram and flip them for a profit...

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
     
  10. Dallas T

    Dallas T Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2013
    Was just wondering if there was something wrong with them! Lol
     
  11. Nfd538

    Nfd538

    Jul 9, 2015
    There is, the jade scales are ugly as hell.
     
  12. ostanley99

    ostanley99 Banned BANNED

    272
    Jul 1, 2016
    There are 2 reasons. 1. The Paramilitary 2 is an amazing knife. 2. M4 is an amazing steel
     
  13. tbenedict

    tbenedict

    107
    Feb 9, 2010
    I wanted to try a PM2, but wasn't fond of the Jade and I tend to prefer a coated blade (less flashy in the office). That said, supply and demand rules. We had gas stations milking people a few years ago....and some folks will never go to the chain involved again.
     
  14. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Because folks buy two or so at a cheap price, and then just keep one, sell the rest for a 30% increase in order to lower their investment.
     
  15. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    I bought one to keep but decided I'd rather have the Knifeworks carbon fiber M4 Para 2 that's coming out soon.
     
  16. mabrowns

    mabrowns

    465
    Apr 18, 2012
    Flipin Flippers
     
  17. rcb2000

    rcb2000

    Apr 15, 2014
    Flippin ain't easy,,, oh wait, yes it is. Supply and demand,, if no one buys them they have to drop the price.
     
  18. Sigsog226

    Sigsog226 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2013
    Lol, i think the same thing. Would still like to have one though for the steel. Get me some custom scales made for her.
     
  19. Reignman

    Reignman

    Oct 18, 2012
    because people unfortunately can't let others have a crack at those for a reasonable price... I'd have every pm2 sprint if it weren't for the whole instant 50% markup on half of them.
     
  20. Nfd538

    Nfd538

    Jul 9, 2015
    Will the CF on this be like ZT's CF or like the peel ply CF on the s90V para 2?
     

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