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!