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Attention 2019 Forum knife question thread.

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

  1. Snodgrass

    Snodgrass Gold Member Gold Member

    237
    Feb 7, 2016
    Are you saying all the 2019 knives haven't been paid for? That's crazy! I'd be willing to help out if there still some around that need dealt with :) I am truly sorry that you guys have had such a rough time with this years knife. It is quite hard to imagine as the knife is an absolute work of art, IMO, and the secondary market is going crazy for them. I've seen some pretty high end stuff get offered up as fodder.
     
  2. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    They're all paid for. We're just holding things open to make sure everyone received them.
     
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  3. Rookie82

    Rookie82 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2014
    I think he means not all the international orders have been received yet by the buyers, due to customs taking so long.
     
  4. coolhand68

    coolhand68 Gold Member Gold Member

    970
    Mar 12, 2006
    Someone just posted one on eBay with a buy it now price of $499! Is this guy serious?
     
  5. southriv

    southriv Gold Member Gold Member

    639
    Feb 28, 2002
    ...I saw that, too. What a parasite. He often has some knives FS but mostly high end, unused briar pipes. He has a LOT of them to sell.

    I ended up with a forum knife at original cost through the good will of two forum members. Seeing that auction reminded me that sometimes (thankfully, less frequently) you see the polar opposite of a display of goodwill. I sincerely hope he's not a forum member and/or a troller in the FS section.
     
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  6. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    $499:eek:
    And to think I used mine to spread mayonnaise on a burger at lunch today,AND I sharpened my pencil:eek:
    Seriously though flippers suck :poop: big time:thumbsdown:
     
  7. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Yea that's insane. The price. Not you using a knife for what it's made to do. But hopefully you spread the mayo before you sharpened your pencil...LOL
     
  8. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    @tmd_87
    Lol yeah the mayo before the pencil ;)
    I love using mine,its one of a handful of knives I consider my "lifetime" knives. Knives I wouldn't part with as long as I'm alive,knives that were either passed to me from family and knives that are gifts from people. This is my first forum knife and as the porch and its community has come to mean a great deal to me. Whether or not any of the votes went in someone's favor doesn't matter,that everyone had a hand in it means quite a bit to me. If there is a 2020 knife I know it wont quite mean as much to me as this one does:thumbsup: Besides I done wrecked its value, I sharpened it, used it,its got a good patina going and swirls on the bolsters and shield. Might as well just keep using the crap outta it :p:thumbsup:
     
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  9. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Mine too David, a true user that is. I like it so much I just washed it Saturday:eek: unintentionally, but the early clank in the dryer was my cue;) blew it dry via my air compressor, a drop of rem oil and very very snappy:thumbsup: Quite a few swirls, scuffs from the porcelain washer tub, but just screams character:D
     
  10. Snodgrass

    Snodgrass Gold Member Gold Member

    237
    Feb 7, 2016
    10-4, that makes way more sense! I hope every one of them finds its destination safely!
     
  11. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    The one on the bay for $499 sold. And since then, two more popped up at over $450, and another one at auction.
     
  12. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I know we aren't supposed to discuss "flipping" on this forum, but I hope in the future we can find a way to get rid of this ugly part of our forum knife process. Perhaps staying away from GEC produced knives in the future is the best option.
     
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  13. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I think the best option is to let the dealers put a nice markup on the knives from the start, and give Spark a % too. Maybe advertise them on FB, etc., so everyone who wants one can get one at the original price, thus eliminating the after market.
     
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  14. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    facebook? It wouldn't really be a Bladeforums Traditional Knife then, would it?
     
  15. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    I don't think you can eliminate an after market markup for these things because they are always going to produce less that what will saturate the market. I think being able to account for the people who are flipping and prevent them from acquiring during the next go around is about as good as you are going to get. There is a justice in the world that is often hidden or delayed, and the folks who step on the generosity of others won't find the happiness they think they achieve through their abuse. I think folks who want to turn a profit on such a generosity are more to be pitied than hated, personally.
     
  16. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    The one on eBay by “pontooncapt”, he is a member here with a different username. He did the same thing last year with the Buck knife. I alerted Gary and Frank back then, guess there’s avenues around the blacklist.

    Actually, I just went through the 2019 order thread and he posted for 2 of them. Guess he got them.
     
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  17. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 11, 2015
    I wonder if there is any way to find out who the "flippers" are, and post their usernames in a "shame" thread? If they find that nobody will converse with them, or buy/sell on the exchange with them, and they are not allowed to purchase any more forum knives... it would be a sort of self-policing effort.
     
  18. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Behr95
     
  19. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Yep, I actually just found his name again.
     
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  20. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    857
    Feb 11, 2015
    Well, there's a start. I'm not sure how the mods would view a BF Knife Blacklist Shame thread, though. Seems a shame to have to go to those lengths just because of a few money-grubbing jerks.
     

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