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    Knives in a Crappy Economy?

    I see a fair amount of sales of knives. Granted many of these are just to make room or get rid of unused knives, but some are to free up some cash too.

    When the money is tight what do with your knives:

    * Upgrade your existing knives (with new handles for instance)?
    * Sell knives so you can continue trying/buying new stuff?
    * Invest in stones and other accessories?
    * Keep on buying because it doesn't matter?
    * Buy used?
    * Sell and resume when things get better?

    The economy doesn't really affect me, but funds are a bit tight right now and I am choosing to upgrade.

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    I went in a totally different direction: I bought a bunch of edc's and a bottle of single malt scotch.

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    I just started making my own!
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    Well I have not bought anything new in quite some time, or used... Not till I get a job and can keep the wolves at bay...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DwarvenChef View Post
    Well I have not bought anything new in quite some time, or used... Not till I get a job and can keep the wolves at bay...
    That's what I did and am doing now...

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    There are a lot of things I would consider selling first. Not much money in knives.
    Better to think ahead, and not buy stuff you won't need if you go broke . . can't cut a chicken if you can't buy a chicken.

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    I've slowed down despite having a record sales year. I think I'm at capacity. Not much I'm wanting for.

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    Buy when going poorly, sell when going good

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    I just started making my own!
    Ditto!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oivind_dahle View Post
    Buy when going poorly, sell when going good
    thats a good idea!.. it de -stresses you and makes you happy (?) and when the going is good, there are always newer models with different steels, design ; sell teh old one ( better still; if the price of steel has gone up) unless it is a collectors item... AT the same time you are still contributing to the economy....


    BUt always keep the basic tools of your trade....
    rgds

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