Attention 2019 Forum knife question thread.

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by knarfeng, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    Just like the ones who purchased it with the intent of flipping it... they didn't have to do that but it was their choice despite what was posted in the original ordering thread... much like the one who "liked" your original post.

    We don’t want to set this up just so a flipper can come along and turn a fat profit on the backs of others as has happened in some past years. So this is a “members only” set up. If folks buy the knife and later decide the knife is not for them and want to sell it, we would ask that you sell it on the BF exchange and just charge enough to cover your costs.
  2. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I would hate to have one of the very few firms that are willing to work with us towards a forum knife be cut out of the mix because of the few bad eggs. Though our choices seem to get narrower each year, I would still like to have GEC be an option. They make a premium product and it's nice to have such as a forum SFO once in awhile. Otherwise, our options become quite limited indeed.

    I have Facebook, though I am rarely on it. Once in awhile, I drop in on some of the knife groups there and I see enough malarkey that I make my exit pretty darn quick. I miss out on stuff but it is the price I pay for maintaining some peace of mind.
    GeofS, meako, Matt_WY and 3 others like this.
  3. Norcaldude

    Norcaldude Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2014
    Serial numbers matched with buyers is a good idea but I imagine it would bring a bunch more headache to the organizers as people request specific numbers.
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  4. rockgolfer

    rockgolfer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    It is obvious those words mean nothing to a few. Either it has to be closed down to contributing members of this sub forum only or we have to turn a blind eye to the few that choose to capitalize. I dont see a middle ground solution.

    For the record, I prefer to trade forum knives I dont want to keep. Seems like a best of both worlds, knife for a knife and usually goes to someone who really wants it.
  5. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    @Boru13 I agree, but some people have a funny way of interpreting my costs ;) I'd like to say that I've seen some Forum Knives on the Exchange at very reasonable prices and I know that some have been given away so not all decency has gone :D:thumbsup:

    As for paying 500+ for one (and collecting the profits) it's ludicrous as it's not that rare:D 500 made is hardly tiny numbers, I have a GEC that's one of 5 (and I live in Europe) so that must mean it's worth 50k :eek::D. I would bar those people who Flip their FK at such a price from buying again, and if the buyer is also on this Forum, same treatment.
  6. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    We had around 350 individuals purchase this years forum knife. I think a handful of flippers is to be expected. Unfortunately, not everyone plays by the rules. We are doing whatever we can reasonably do to make sure they can't participate in the future, but that's pretty much all we can do.
    All in all I feel the process worked pretty well.
    We appreciate the flipper info we've received from our members, and will follow up on any lead.
  7. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    I know who the $499 seller is. If anyone wants to know.
  8. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    That name is on my list of known frequent flippers, jacking up the price for hard to get GECs.
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  9. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 9, 2018
    Since everyone has an opinion, here's mine:
    If you purchase a forum knife and decide to sell it, it must be posted on the BF exchange for a minimum of 1 week and for no more than 125% of the price the knife sold for at the time of distribution..... After meeting these conditions you can sell the knife wherever you want and for how much you want....
    If you are found to be in violation of this agreement you will be banned from the BF exchange for 1 year and permanently banned from future purchases of Forum Knives...
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  10. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    I got 2 PMs last weekend from the same new member with 36 posts who "really, really" wanted one of this year's knives.
    My suspicion was that he was a flipper and I didn't respond.
    I'm not sure why I was selected for this, and at the time I wondered how many others got a similar message.
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  11. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    Speaking of the flipping/gouging going on, I will say that I missed this year's Forum Knife, and regretted it pretty heavily. I'd resigned myself to letting the heat die down a bit so I could try to get one on the Exchange for at least a somewhat fair price. Then, the clouds parted, and a friend* here sold me his second knife for what he paid. Couldn't have started 2020 off any better. The friends we make here are something else, I tell you what. I can also tell you that this knife is going absolutely nowhere!

    *He knows who he is, and knows I'm grateful!!
  12. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    @Quiet thats what I like to hear.
    Well done to your benefactor in the spirit of true Porchenberg bonhomie.
    NOW! Man the pumps and Standby to repel boarders.
    We'll scrape these barnacles from our hull and consign them to the history books.
  13. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Whats that Mr Splashy?
    You hate flippers more than anything? Flipping makes you ashamed to be a Dolphin?
    Well dont you worry Mr Splashy those nasty old flippers will be marooned.
    Whats that Mr Splashy?
    You think they should be caught in a net and canned like tuna?
    I think we should go to the beach .
  14. kamagong


    Jan 13, 2001
    A lovely knife. It really turned out well. Good job to all those involved in the project. :thumbsup:

    Now let's see if I can find one...
  15. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Randy put one on the exchange.
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  16. kamagong


    Jan 13, 2001
  17. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    something I wouldn't have thought of, because I just don't think that way, but what if the seller "bought" his own knife at that inflated price, in order to create the impression that they are selling for that much... re-list it, and get the desperation buyers to go for it... I honestly cannot see ANYONE buying a current production GEC for $500... unless they are goaded into it by a false sense of scarcity...
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  18. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    We have a very wealthy citizenry. For some paying $500 for a $200 knife is like paying $5 for a $2 beer. Ever been to a ballgame?
    blademan 13, gotgoat, meako and 2 others like this.
  19. Norcaldude

    Norcaldude Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2014
    Rich people got spam that needs slicing too.
  20. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    in a perfect world... we dont live in one

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