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Recommendation? New Guys Selling and Trading on BF?

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by Hale Storm, Feb 12, 2020.

Would you buy any knife over $100.00 form a brand new member with zero feedback?

  1. Yes.

    69 vote(s)
  2. No

    54 vote(s)
  1. Crossdraw

    Crossdraw ~ Rob ~ USAF Retired ~

    Oct 13, 2013
    ^^^^ This. I prefer to sell to those who support the forum financially, even our newest members. I can definitely appreciate a dedicated basic/registered member with 100 posts or 10K posts; I just can't understand how they can't (or won't) swing $30/yr. As for selling/buying/trading with someone with zero/low feedback, I handle that on a case-by-case basis.
  2. falar


    Jul 7, 2012
    I'm sure getting a lot of contact from "sleeper" accounts in my WTS ads.

    Accounts that are a few years old with no posts and no feedback. I realize they may have traded before as many people don't leave feedback here (I've even asked 3-5x before with no response) but I don't remember it being like this in years past.
    mrknife likes this.
  3. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    I've been noticing it more and more myself. Knives, and especially exlusive/sprint runs are becoming more and more in vogue so I think the increased emergence of new sellers/flippers just comes with the territory. I expect it to get worse to be honest. On the plus side, knives gaining popularity has given us all kinds of new models/steels to try out lately which I think is pretty cool.

    This is the kind of stuff I don't like though. Doing my best to ignore the fact that he's asking more than triple the MSRP on knives that were made with the purpose of raising money for first responder charities of the 9/11 tragedy (which is absolutely shameful)... The guy has two total posts, zero feedback, and he's asking people to send a money order or use Zelle so there is no recourse if he scams the person... On a $2,500 - $2,700 purchase.
    Last edited: May 27, 2020
  4. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    @Fixall, He only had one post when he started the thread. Yeah - that's one to ignore. :confused:
  5. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Anybody who would try to profit off those knives, especially in such a blatant and extreme way, is soulless scum. I'm fairly hopeful that the rest of BF will feel the same though, and he'll have to find somewhere else to be a shameful opportunist.
  6. Airborne 1

    Airborne 1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    Its the principle new guy...welcome to the Rabbit hole.

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