Buck Knives Maker Holds Final Moving Sale
Owner Says California Too Expensive For Business
POSTED: 11:48 am PST November 14, 2004
UPDATED: 12:06 pm PST November 14, 2004
SAN DIEGO -- The knife maker, which has about 250 employees, announced it was moving more than a year ago, 10News reported.
San Diego native C.J. Buck, who heads the firm, told The Union-Tribune it was just too expensive to operate in California. Labor, electricity and other costs will be lower in Post Falls, Idaho, he said.
The sale starts at noon Friday and continues Saturday at the plant, 1900 Weld Ave., near Gillespie Field.
If you can make it, you'll be shocked at the prices. At the sale they had last year they were practically giving them away. And they make a huge assortment of great knives. Hate to see them go...they've been in my backyard for 30 years.
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Thanks JDC for the info. Can't make it Friday but will probably go down on Saturday. Do you know what time it begins on Saturday?
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Can any one post the address???
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>I believe they call that El Cajon. It's the border of Santee and El Cajon.The sale starts at noon Friday and continues Saturday at the plant, 1900 Weld Ave[/b]
up the hill, just past the driving range on your right.
1900 Weld Boulevard El Cajon, CA 92020 | 1-800-326-2825
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I talked with Chuck Buck and his lovely wife at the OWAA writers show in Spokane in June. I was house hunting and he said I would love it where they were moving near CoeurdAlene ID. Chuck said the electricity crisis that Gumby our gov put us through was the last straw for Buck Knives. I got a new whittling knife from Chuck too. Sweet.
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The last sale I went to I bought $300 retail for about $120. I will probably go Friday after work, cuz saturday is gonna be a mad house! Be prepared to stand in line to shop for a little bit, and don't park illegally. Last sale people were being towed for illegal parking.
Went after work to the sale, lots of good deals. I spent $100 pretty easy. Have fun if you go saturday. They did say that the company store would remain open until 2006 at this location.
Buck knives had ordered a rebuilt gearbox from us for one of their grinders. The buyer said it had to be there by saturday so they can get it mounted on the machine before it left for Idaho. Sounded like a pretty good number of employees are moving up there too.
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