2020 GEC#47 VIPER RUN

nickvnlr

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Does it live up to the hype?
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I think so. :cool:
 

bax229

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Each dealer got eight to ten of each cover. Odds are against everyone. I don't know what you were expecting except to get lucky unless you were on a list....which also would have been lucky considering the size of this run.
It went exactly as I expected. I doubt that I'm the only that is getting tired of the game. Oh well...just a knife.
 

bbfish

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Not a lot were made. Some dealers go straight to eBay and many buyers buy from several dealers simply for trade fodder. It is dis-heartening; but the blame is widespread.

I think your 2nd reason is often understated, theres definitely a decent sized group of people who know how to work the drops and pick up multiples.
 

solphilos

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I think your 2nd reason is often understated, theres definitely a decent sized group of people who know how to work the drops and pick up multiples.
There really isn’t any trick, just a huge demand for a limited product and those who persistently wait for those drops. I mean refreshing the page every 30 seconds kind of persistent.
 

bbfish

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There really isn’t any trick, just a huge demand for a limited product and those who persistently wait for those drops. I mean refreshing the page every 30 seconds kind of persistent.

To me theres clearly alot of people that do not know that's what it takes; thats what I mean by knowing how to work a drop. Also knowing the payment procedures for each dealer. I know a few of them pretty well at this point and can get in and out in under 10 seconds. If you have a group of say 20 people that are doing this constantly for trade fodder/flips you're going to have a bunch of unhappy "normal" people who think its possible to take the time type in their login, shipping and billing info each time and get burned.
 

solphilos

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To me theres clearly alot of people that do not know that's what it takes; thats what I mean by knowing how to work a drop. Also knowing the payment procedures for each dealer. I know a few of them pretty well at this point and can get in and out in under 10 seconds. If you have a group of say 20 people that are doing this constantly for trade fodder/flips you're going to have a bunch of unhappy "normal" people who think its possible to take the time type in their login, shipping and billing info each time and get burned.
I agree, I think there is definitely some “expertise” and experienced required that will usually keep the casual buyer from getting a knife, and unfortunately many gain that experience through greed and profit seeking, a real bummer for collectors and those that just want a desirable knife.
 

joeradza

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It's not that hard guys. Sign up with one or two dealers. When the drop is scheduled sign in to the dealer and make sure all your details are correct either credit card or PayPal (keep that page open too). That's it.
 
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