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Kershaw warehouse sale!

Discussion in 'Events & Get Togethers' started by t.huynh, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Kershaw is having their annual factory sale on December 2-4. Fri and Sat 9-6, Sunday 9-3. Prices up to 75% off.

    It's going to be my first trip out there, and I just want to let fellow NWFA'ers to know about it. Pick up some great knives at great prices.
     
  2. jkent26

    jkent26 Rainier, OR Member

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    This is a haul for me, is it REALLY worth it?
     
  3. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    I actually have no clue. This is going to be my first time going there.
     
  4. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I go every year. YES! They have kitchen Shun's and pocket knives, amoung other stuff. At huge discounts. There will be long lines so dress for weather.
     
  5. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Sweet, guess I'll stay home and avoid the black friday craziness.
     
  6. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I've gone there a couple of times. Jusy FYI, the line gets out the door thru the parking lot and into the street. Some people start camping out the night before. The deals are incredible and I bought several knives there the last couple of times I went including some of the Shun Stainless Damascus kitchen knives. The popular items go pretty quick, but they are continually restocking as some styles get depleted.

    Just be prepared for a Loooong wait in line. A folding camp chair is a good thing to bring. That last times I went people would just leave them to the side of the front doors when they actually got in the building and pick them up after they were thru shopping, but the risk is yours of it being there when you come back to get it.
     
  7. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Its really worth it, I usually go on friday around 5pm, the annoying thing about all the knives is they have the "XXXX" mark on them but if you spend time searching you'll most likely find ones that aren't marked, good for resale. The savings you get are awesome and they have cosmetics and kitchen stuff thats all well worth the wait.
     
  8. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Man, I didn't really want to hear about the crazy lines. That is the whole reason I avoid black friday shopping.
     
  9. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I've never been, but I've had friends who have gone. It's right down the street from me and I've got Friday off, which is unusual. I think I'll go just to check things out.
     
  10. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I will say this about the knives marked XXXX. If they hadn't told me they were blems I wouldn't have known. From what I can tell they are very minor cosmetic imperfections, the kind of thing that would happen to them after the first time you used them or a very small area where a finish didn't take perfectly. That being said, I'll buy them all day for the prices they put them out at.
     
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  11. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    Yep, worth going.

    -d
     
  12. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'm kind of bummed as I had planned to go this year, but am wheelchair bound recovering from some reconstructive surgery. I could probably handle it, but my wife would have to drive me there and wheel me around. I'm sure she would do it, but I don't want to put her thru that. Oh well, I'm sure they will do it next year.
     
  13. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Do they sell the Zero Tolerance knives at big discounts or just the kershaw? I'd love a ZT but they are pretty steep in the price dept.
     
  14. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they do sell the ZT knives. I got a couple there the first year I went at great prices, but the selection of ZT knives is more limited. Plan on going there the first day and getting there early if you want a good selection of ZT's. At least that was my experience.
     
  15. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'm wary of those folks. We saw a guy at the rose city gun show selling kershaw knives for great prices (maybe the same guy, maybe not). My dad bought a 1550ST that looked identical to mine, the only difference was slight lettering on the blade. About an hour later while flicking it open the liner lock broke (not like broke in that it stopped working but broke in like the whole thing snapped off and fell out on the ground). He took it to the factory (we are local) and they gave him a legit one and kept the one he bought to try to find out where these forgeries are coming from. Mine has served me well and I rely on it, but I wouldn't trust anything to that fake from the gun show.
     
  16. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Interesting feedback. I've heard of a few knockoffs being sold at gun shows as well, I must say not from any particular dealer, but I have also heard similar stories of people bringing these knives back to Kershaw when they failed and getting an authentic Kershaw as a replacement. From what I hear, Kershaw is VERY interested in tracking down the source of any gray market knock offs of their products.

    Most legitimate companies are very willing to talk to and help you if you are the victim of a knock off product as these knock offs not only cut into their profit, but more importantly may give a false impression of the quality of their product to the majority of people that are taken in by the fakes and never realize it.
     
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    PDXoriginal PNW Well-Known Member

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    Do they take plastic or do I actually have to actually take cash with me?
     
  18. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    They took plastic last time I was there although not all of the checkouts were set up to take plastic.
     
  19. skydiver

    skydiver Sandy,OR Well-Known Member

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    What I hate about these sales are that I buy more than I need, which defeats the purpose of saving money.
     
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  20. Texfisher33

    Texfisher33 Tri-Cities, WA Active Member

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    I believe his name is Terry. I have purchased knives from him at the gun show, never had a problem. I have also seen him at the sale purchasing pallets of knives. Friendly guy and good to go.