I'm on a dealer email notify list and got an email two hours ago, that he had some of these in stock. Checked and they were all gone, priced at half what the big auction site listings had/have them for.
I miss every single drop from GEC at this dealer. Seems there's always at least an hour before I find and open the email and then go to his site to always find the GEC knives sold out.
I'm not paying the aftermarket prices and I don't even care what or which GEC knife it is. Guess it looks like I may never buy another GEC knife ... except maybe the forum knife this year.
No matter, they'll sell all they have anyway and apparently for any price.
Same reason I don't have a single one of Charlie's Waynorth knives, T/C etc etc. Never in the right place at the right time and refuse to pay "rape me please" prices. Not going to happen.
You are not alone! You have about 5 seconds after the email arrives, maybe less. I think there's a small army of folks waiting at their computers all day, every day. I switched to European knives, no looking back!
The stag on these doesn't look so hot. I wonder if the stockpile is starting to dwindle