Membership changes, was New Policy: You sell knifemaker's products, you are a dealer

Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by Spark, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Josh K

    Josh K Pirate

    Sep 29, 2008
    I don't think there would be a practical way to do that. Falling under the "commission" or "fee" category.
  2. 2Ton


    Mar 18, 2008
    Mostly, I am waiting to see where I fit in. I paid for a gold membership and expect it will soon be activated. But, I make more money selling fire starters and paracord art than I do selling knives. I'm still uncertain as to which forum will most efficiently alow me to sell a key fob.
  3. steelshaper


    Jun 14, 2007
    $100 for A dedicated forum sounds to good! If it comes down to just 25 more than a knifemaker status I would do it in a heartbeat.
  4. Dixieblade57


    Jun 20, 2007
    I have some questions. If I were to puchase a 3yr. knifemaker membership at the $120.00 price now.
    Will that be Grandfathered in under the new proposed increases, or would it mean another fee, after the rate increase?
    Also will the perks stay the same or will they change under the new proposed increases?
    Or has this been worked out yet?
  5. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    You'd be grandfathered.
  6. sweet


    Nov 11, 1999
    Thanks Fob for the p.m on this thread!

    Spark, I would like to know where I stand...I make micarta slabs to help pay for my diabetic cat bills and supplies she needs, I paid for the "knife maker" but I have never even sold a knife...If I have to upgrade to $200 with the slabs I have sold I would still be in the hole to you on that $200 since paying for my "knife maker" status back in Sept, I think thats when I paid for it...I'm not a business as this is not my primary source of income, nor do I take accept custom orders....where do I stand?

    Anyone want a diabetic cat that fetches like a dog?
  7. ArielSalaverria

    ArielSalaverria KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 26, 2004
    I don't have a problem with $75 a year or $100 if I want a forum (not sure if I want another dedicated forum yet) but what'd be REALLY nice is if we could get a much bigger PM box. Like 1000 or so.

    Many folks use PMs instead of emails to send questions or place orders and the 100 limit gets filled up in no time.

    I know I can download them as a text file, but it's so much easier to be able to log in to the site and check out order details from a year ago in a PM.

    Other than that, and now that you take PayPal for memberships, I'm very happy with this forums :thumbup:

  8. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    I'd certainly increase the PM limit, that's not a problem.
  9. shotgunner11


    Dec 17, 2005
    I would gladly pay $75 bucks for a knifemaker membership if it allowed me to freely sell the sheaths I make.

    Right now I sell about 4 or 5 sheaths a month and give away about the same. It's very much a hobby for me, being that I doubt that I break even when paying for supplies, let alone factoring in the hours I spend. It's a losing battle.

    a $200 dealer membership is out of the question for me right now. Once I'm done putting the wife through nursing school I plan on making and selling alot more sheaths and selling knives to go with them. At that point, I'll gladly be a dealer.
  10. fod

    fod a la sombra

    Dec 6, 2006

    I am revisiting this just now.

    Are you any closer to making a decision regarding this?

    Do you foresee a new classification for makers and sevice providers like myeslf or am I OK to continue as before with my current level of membership or am I to be considered a "dealer"?

    Thanks in advance.

  11. fod

    fod a la sombra

    Dec 6, 2006
    :confused:bump for reply:confused:
  12. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    I'll probably make the changes after SHOT. I'm working on a couple different things right now, and there's a new version of the vB software coming up that are going to offer more opportunities for people who support the site... so once that's in place, then I'll make membership changes.
  13. fod

    fod a la sombra

    Dec 6, 2006
    thank you

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