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#1053171 - 03/28/18 12:55 PM Re: Scrapyard out of business? [Re: barrabas74]
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Dan hasn't even been on here since Christmas of 2017
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#1053172 - 03/28/18 02:17 PM Re: Scrapyard out of business? [Re: rth548]
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My last knife purchase was a Fallkniven. wink
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#1053176 - 03/29/18 06:00 AM Re: Scrapyard out of business? [Re: barrabas74]
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I've got a coouple of them. I carry an H1 as my deer hunting knife most of the time.
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#1053181 - 03/29/18 08:41 AM Re: Scrapyard out of business? [Re: rth548]
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Being a Bowie fanatic I just HAD to get that "Modern Bowie" model. blush
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#1053184 - 03/29/18 04:43 PM Re: Scrapyard out of business? [Re: barrabas74]
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I could have about figured that one Tom!
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#1053185 - 03/29/18 06:42 PM Re: Scrapyard out of business? [Re: rth548]
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#1053199 - 03/31/18 09:11 AM Re: Scrapyard out of business? [Re: barrabas74]
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Andy,
I feel what youíre saying, but think youíve missed the point.

I canít speak for everyone, but believe what Iím about to say regarding how I feel is reflective of the general sentiment in this thread.

The entire Busse model was based upon experimential sales. As an architect Iíve been outbid for jobs but was hired anyway (even though I cost more) because I marketed myself better and telegraphed a better experience through my interactions / enthusiasm with the prospect before / during / after the project.

The Busse Family (Swamp Rat being the least effective example) followed this same marketing / business model.

I also used the ďlack of availabilityĒ to imply demand due to superiority ploy. When Iím seemingly instantly available my demand drops.

All of these factors seem to parallel what Iíve seen with Busse.

I started buying their products in 2008 and stayed around because of the experience. Yes, they sell a great product (I would argue the focus has shifted from innovation and hard use knives to collectibles and fantasy knives) but so do lots of other people .... AT MUCH LOWER PRICE POINTS.

We all have or had a ton invested in the Busse Experience. Case in point, when I recognized the business model change a few years ago I wanted to be one of the first to start dumping my massive horde of steel (donít be the last person to the life boat ... you may drown). If you recall, I sold SEVEN CG ASH and two LE . That was just my current ASH ďinventoryĒ.

Iíve contined selling off my collection, and in fact shipped my last two 1111 within the past week.

Iím down to an incredibly small collection of knives that are all SR101. The steel that brought me here.

I have no interest in buying the stuff Jerry is pumping out because the cost to performance ratio isnít there. As you stated, SY SR and Busse Combat are all the same company. Therefore I wonít pay 50-100% more for SR101 because it says Busse in a rather ugly new way instead of the old attractive SY logo.

The rehashed designs also hurt us who had spent a lot building brand demand on he secondary market. That was a calculated move by Jerry and should not be overlooked.

My final judgment ...

Iím done here. Iíll spend my money elsewhere because it wonít have the same experience but itíll be cheaper.

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#1053200 - 03/31/18 09:25 AM Re: Scrapyard out of business? [Re: barrabas74]
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For the record, the only knives I kept...

A couple of gifts from friends here at the Yard.
SY 711
SR RMD
SR R6 & R6 Custom
Busse SR101 AD ... only because Dan refused to address the constant din of GIVE US A SMALL THIN KNIFE.
SR Warden

As of last night I was contemplating selling what little I have left excluding the 711 and R6.

Fallkniven and ESEE make great ďreal world useĒ knives ...
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#1053202 - 03/31/18 11:50 AM Re: Scrapyard out of business? [Re: barrabas74]
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iPhone changed ďexperientialĒ to ďexperimentalĒ.
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#1053209 - 04/01/18 04:02 AM Re: Scrapyard out of business? [Re: barrabas74]
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I certainly miss the Dog Bowls. I still have a fair amount of SYCO knives and Iím sad it looks like I wonít be getting any more.
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