6/16: A little fine tuning to Shipping cost structure One of the most critical components of knife sales these days is shipping. Nobody wants their knife to show up in a rolled up bubble envelope. Nobody wants to pay as much for shipping as they do the knife. And, to be brutally honest, free shipping
Our goals are simple. Find our customers the greatest value in quality knives made today. To achieve that goal we are not trying to be “all things to all people”. We have no interest in carrying every brand on Earth. We try and find the top values in each style. And then give our customers that experience of opening a box with a great product that will lend a sense of appreciation that their hard earned money was well spent.
In a somewhat obsessive fashion, I try to provide as much information in the description area as possible. Having said that, I will admit that I am lazy, thus will never get around to fixing all the products that pre-date any one of my “enhancements”. The latest tidbit of information that has bothered me is
The general “why” of the Early Reservation System (ERS) has been discussed previously. But I would like to take a few minutes to talk about some of the underlying policies and functions of the ERS. If you do not actually wonder how the system works or have questions about how it makes decisions – this
For some reason there is a recent phenomenon in the knife market of mad rushes on speculative knife purchases; or as one customer called them – “lolly scrambles”. It is most obvious in my corner of the world on the TC Barlows. Since each of 9+/- dealers share in a standard SFO run (500 knives),
One of our most common inquiries is how to order from outside the United States. We have another blog article about “Why Doesn’t CollectorKnives Ship Internationally?“; and it eludes to the general recommendation of using a re-shipper. But for the most part it just explains the facts of why we have chosen to cease international
Maybe once every couple weeks someone calls or emails and asks why my knives have a condition of “Mint” instead of “New”. Well, if you really want to know, settle in and I will tell you. Background: My background is in collectible traditional knives. For the last 30 years or so this particular niche has