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    Spyderco Forum Registered User SpyderEdgeForever's Avatar
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    Caspian Salt for over 1000 dollars on Canada Ebay?!

    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Spyderco-Casp...3D221491009924


    What was the original MSRP on this? Between 100-200 dollars?

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    And it's used! Good gracious that person is in for a big surprise when it sells for less than 1/10th he is asking.

    According to the Catalog MSRP was $120, although sometimes it is wrong with older knives.

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    I will sell mine for half of asking price
    I think that street price was about $60-70. But it is good looking knife.
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    There may be more, but here are three possible explanations:
    1. He intended to list it with a starting bid of $17.00 but wrote $17,00 which got interpreted as $1700 (more than one eBay buyer has gotten a nasty surprise accidentally placing a "nuclear" bid this way)
    2. It's a "test auction" and he's really not looking to sell the knife. (that's most often done by new sellers, which is not the case here, so this one's a long shot)
    3. It's a "beard" - what he's really selling is against eBay's rules and the price will keep everyone except the person or persons who know what's really being sold from bidding.
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    Looking at the other items he/she has up for sale and using Occam's razor, I suspect there was just an extra zero keystroke in there (price was meant to be $170). Pretty much what Paul said above, but I just think he hit the key one too many times.
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    I love my Caspian. It stays permanently attached to my SCUBA BC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freediver View Post
    I love my Caspian. It stays permanently attached to my SCUBA BC.
    Are you ever afraid of losing it while underwater or is the bonding to the SCUBA BC secure enough that that cannot happen?

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    I think Deacon has it right. Seller has a total of 6 Spyderco listed, and only this one had a outragious starting price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderEdgeForever View Post
    Are you ever afraid of losing it while underwater or is the bonding to the SCUBA BC secure enough that that cannot happen?
    I have it ZIP tied to the molle-like webbing on one of the straps. It doesn't budge.

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