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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by TRfromMT, Feb 15, 2019.
Thanks for the thoughts.
I sure wish I was more uptight, I just impusively bought a ZT 0562 in titanium from the local knife shop
I stopped impulse buying last year. I’ve finally found what works for me and what I like. I use to impulse buy a few times a month, about $300 being my limit. Now the only Knives I carry daily are my Hinderers and CRK, I guess you get what you pay for
Neatos per dollar made me LOL. This is great.
I don’t really impulse buy anything, ever. I may jump on a deal quickly sometimes, but I always know exactly what I’m getting and have a pretty good idea I will like it beforehand.
Researching things you think you might never run into comes in handy if one pops up and you have to pull the trigger.
I have a one off folder, a CRK, an Emerson, a couple of Protechs , a 110, an Endura, a Triad, and a couple of fixed blades. There's very little left that is readily available under $600 that I would replace any of these with and I don't impulse that much money.
Nothing wrong with that at all. I do like the buy once, cry once mentality, although that seems to happen more than I'd like to admit! Good on you for that, now you just need a few sweet high end customs! I am also proud to say I got my ZT 0456 TI for $220, so I was pretty happy getting that kind of deal there!
I tend to buy a knife that I will consider as a user - although they all do not end up being used. I try not to go overboard in price, but I do have several $400-$600 knives. I really need to thin the herd, got more users that I will ever use.
At this point I have a pretty strict criteria for what I buy, so nothing is acquired purely by impulse. I generally spend a very long time considering purchases unless availability is an issue.
They’re all impulse buys. I tell myself no more for a while then something new and shiny comes along and I’ve got to have it. If it’s over 200$ I usually wait a week or so to see if I still “need” it. I don’t need another knife but somehow more will always find there way here.
I don't impulse buy much now a days. I have found that once you get past around $100-$150 you are paying for "cool factor" more than anything else. I also have come to the realization that all the knives I have that are in that range set in the drawer while I carry a $18 Victorinox walker and a $25 Mora Eldris most of the time
Over the past few weeks I decided I needed a pocketable slipjoint (but I am not into traditionals). I bought a Hinderer Slippy at $200, so this was a more considered/researched/purposeful buy. Two days later I bought a pair of Bokers that were somewhat what I was looking for, at right around $95 each (same deal, one purchase, but both below my threshold). I immediately turned the Bokers back around and came out about $10 poorer for my troubles. I kind of regretted buying the Bokers.
Object lesson for me is the impulse buy limit needs to be reset down a bit and I am usually far happier with items I've considered for a bit.
I find that my throw-it-in-the-cart pegs around $50 when I'm using the family checking account. I can usually come home with something in that range without upsetting the weekly budget.
When I have cash to spend on whatever I want, I find that my impulse pegs around $250. I'll willy-nilly purchase a ZT without knowing exactly what i want.
Beyond that, i plan and check reviews. My purchasing price generally tops around $500. Beyond that, its just more than I want to spend.