Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Thank you for this opportunity! My opinion has already been echoed by others, but I’ll add my two cents anyway.... I’ll refer to my avatar picture when I say that it was great for all of the Baby Sharks (or Sharkettes, as well as non-Sharks, for that matter) to ALL get the chance to snag the knife we wanted. As @dedery mentioned, the Friday sales are exciting, friendly, and respectful, but milliseconds can make a big difference when several folks want the same one, especially when that One might be a grail knife for someone who isn’t as adept at sharking (see avatar picture, again ). This group buy allowed many of us to obtain a knife that we may otherwise have missed out on. The WIP pictures really added so much to the feeling of ownership, like we had a part in their creation somehow and were watching it all come together. Plus, I’m guessing that from the business end, it gave you guys the guarantee of a sale ahead of time. Seems like a win-win situation. I am really hoping to see more group buys in the future, even if it’s not for the models that I prefer. Hope you guys are as pleased with the results as we are!