Attention 2019 Forum knife question thread.

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

  1. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    LOL! Only the finest pâté. :p
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  2. kamagong


    Jan 13, 2001
    Too many self-indulgent wieners out there...

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  3. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Heck, post it up! Maybe a little public shaming will help... :)
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  4. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Bring back the stocks!
  5. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Blast you @hornetguy my false inflation scheme would have worked if it wasn't for you...
  6. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    HA! You will see, I take my job here VERY seriously!

  7. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Did you find one ?
  8. kamagong


    Jan 13, 2001
    Not yet. Then again I haven't started the Search.
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  9. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Nah well...guess I'll just have to recall my pod of trained ebay buyer dolphins . Drrratt and double drrrat.!
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  10. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    Behr95 was on the no-buy list. However, with all the changes in orders that we had this year during the waiting period between ordering and paying, he slipped through and got on the list anyway. Poo Poo occurs. We were going bonkers keeping up with all the changes. There won't be order changes next year. Money will be paid before the order is placed with the factory as we did in 2018.

    One other knife sold on eBay was purchased through our process.

    Several others that we have seen on eBay appear to be sold by folks who acquired them outside of our process. Likely bought them in the Exchange and flipped them elsewhere. There's nothing to be done about folks who buy them on the exchange, then flip them.

    As far as we can determine, out of 395 buyers, 3 have turned around and flipped them for high dollars. Two on eBay and one here on the Exchange. That's an "Ah Shucks" rate of less than 1%. Personally, I don't find that so horrendous that we need to massively change the process.

    The original idea of the forum knife was friends banding together and to get a special knife at a good price. I'd like to stay as close to that as possible.

    That being said, if you notice a 2019 Forum knife being sold on eBay, drop a link to Gary and me so we can check it out.
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  11. pjsjr

    pjsjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    You guys did a fantastic job. Thank you again for all your time and effort.
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  12. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    Frank, I was never aware of all the work you guys did behind the scenes to make these Forum knives happen. It's really impressive, to be honest. I certainly appreciate all the hard work you guys have done to make these knives a reality.
  13. FLymon

    FLymon Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2006
    Only way to fly IMNSHO.
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  14. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    @knarfeng I hope you didn’t take my post as a dig on your effort in any sort of way, or Gary’s. That wasn’t the intention at all.

    Even with some barriers in place, people will find a way around them and that member provided a pretty glaring picture of that.

    I’m glad he was named this time so that people are aware of a repeat offender that can easily be left off of the purchase list but can then just scoop them up on the exchange after the fact, whether it’s buying or trading and be under the radar about it.

    Hell, I’m sure he’s reading these comments and is just laughing. Oh well!
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  15. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    So it certainly seems the % of bad apples is low which is great I know that it can never be 0 as new sharks will show up if nothing else. I hope these efforts to do a forum knife continue despite that fact that the only knife I really participated in and got so far was the 2018.
  16. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    One process that could be added would be to start a sticky thread on the Good, Bad, & Ugly for Traditional Folders and Fixed Blade Forum Knife Flippers and add flippers' user names to the list. People who post forum knives on the exchange should be encouraged to check that thread before agreeing to close a deal with a buyer to make sure he isn't selling to a flipper. That would make it harder to repeat flippers to get their hands on a forum knife.
  17. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Totally agree with this!
    Double ditto.
    Would be appreciated, folks!

    Good post, Frank!
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  18. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    <1% sounds like a pretty good win to me. Great work!
  19. Rookie82

    Rookie82 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2014
    I like this method a lot better. And it will keep you from having to find 50 additional buyers last minute because of no-shows.
  20. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Look what was in my mail box today! Quickest turn around yet! No play! No gap, so glad it's back!
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2020
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