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Bad Shameless flippers

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by beattheheat, Sep 25, 2019.

  1. kreole

    kreole

    Jul 23, 2009
    I know this has been pointed out, but I want to reiterate that I don't think you can call someone a flipper by the price of an individual sale, no matter how much more than the original price. It's gotta be based on repeated sales at flipping prices of BNIB knives.

    I sold a gold class ti/m4 BM 940 awhile back. It was carried some, sharpened, and customized, and I listed it in the $300s IIRC, maybe somehwere in like $250-325. That was more than I paid originally (I miss the stacking NRALOD and military discounts!). It got snapped up fast. Not soon after it sold, I got PMs from multiple people saying the buyer had it listed on eBay for a lot more.

    If I had been the price gouger and listed it as high as the guy flipping it had, it'd probably look like I was a flipper myself. OTOH, knowing what happened, would anyone blame me for listing it a higher price? In a sense, selling it at or near what the market will pay is what actually prevents a flipper from buying it. Either me, non flipper guy just trying to sell a knife he doesn't like gets the difference, or a flipper does.

    Take a general example of that. I have some knife, maybe BNIB or LNIB, that I decide to sell. Let's say it's one of those red Shamans. I paid $217. It was my first Shaman and decide I don't like something about it. Through magic, I know people are willing to pay up to $400. Do I list it at $400? Does that make me a flipper? If I list it at $300, which is still a nice profit, there's incentive for a flipper to jump on it , mark it up, and sell it again.

    If I'm doing that every sprint/le release, then yeah, it's time to upgrade memberships.
     
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  2. somber

    somber Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    You can't have your cake and eat it, too.

    If you want something special, sometimes you have to pay a special price -- especially if you miss out on the opportunity to grab it at the initial offering. If someone is selling an item for a price more than what they paid for it, who cares? They took a risk, they reap the reward.
     
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  3. JD Mandrell

    JD Mandrell Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2001
    I utterly cannot imagine, spending a second of my life, tracking what someone paid for an item, to compare it to what they are attempting to sell it for. Don't like their "asking" price, scroll on....
     
  4. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    Well, good thing you saved those seconds, so you could post here instead! :)
     
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  5. CoryMc

    CoryMc Basic Member Basic Member

    341
    Sep 3, 2016
  6. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    Yet another scumbag who's only reason for being here is finding a ready supply of new marks. Yep, no surprise there.
     
  7. Kaw10e

    Kaw10e Gold Member Gold Member

    105
    Oct 22, 2016
    Hey Quiet,

    I would really think you ask questions before calling people such names. I sold a knife for a $30 profit and people are taking offense. I was never trying to stir the pot and was attacked over a simple mistype. In the end, I do understand everyone is entitled to their viewpoint.

    Thank you
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2019
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  8. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    Hmmm...let me double check that thread. Unless you actually sold it for less than the $265 you were asking, then as the guy you got it from states:

    "I paid $175 off here and sold it to you for $185 goods and services."

    So, are you stating that you flipped the knife for $215 shipped?

    If not, then I'd appreciate you not insulting those of us who can count. In the end, I do understand everyone is entitled to their viewpoint. Also, leaving out details is a "mistype", misrepresenting something (as you did) is something else entirely. In any case, you're free to post up whatever you want and ask whatever you want. When people find out that you're just looking to score maxprofits, then you really don't get to be mad that you got called out. Not the way it works here, man.
     
  9. CoryMc

    CoryMc Basic Member Basic Member

    341
    Sep 3, 2016
    It was a knife you bought off Instagram for $185 shipped. You posted it here the day you received it for $245.

    Every single post you’ve made has been in the exchange. Keep in mind, you’ve had a deal gone bad with a GBU post about you. You couldn’t find time to post there about your obvious shipping shortcomings.

    This is a community. If you don’t see the umbrage we take with you, there Is no explaining it.
     
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  10. JackTheKnifeGuy

    JackTheKnifeGuy Gold Member Gold Member

    812
    Nov 12, 2017
    I think there’s a bit more to the story. I should’ve opened a GBU thread on you but I refrained.

    Let’s not forget that you originally posted it for $265, stating it was “unused” when I clearly told you I used it.

    Then when someone called you out, you told them that I told you “I only took it out for pictures”, which is a blatant lie and I have the messages to prove clear as day I told you I used it.

    After I corrected you, you changed your hashtags to “whittledonesticklol” “orig146” “paid185”. This alludes to the idea that I flipped it to you.

    Just to clear that up. I paid $175 off of this site, sold it to you for 185$ goods and services
    Shipped it priority mail.
    So in the end I have $171.55

    I don’t care you flipped the knife. But lying about the description and then having the nerve to lie on me about it, AND THEN be so condescending in your hashtags and witty remarks, I don’t have to drive my point further.



    (Oops I’m late others have commented on my behalf.)
     
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  11. CoryMc

    CoryMc Basic Member Basic Member

    341
    Sep 3, 2016
    Welcome to the court of public opinion. Don’t like it? Ebay may not judge like a community does.
     
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  12. Kaw10e

    Kaw10e Gold Member Gold Member

    105
    Oct 22, 2016
    If I sold the knife for $215 g&s shipped that would net me roughly $15 after a $6.54 PayPal fee and shipping. So to net $30 I sold it for $230 g&s shipping & insurance included :)
     
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  13. Kaw10e

    Kaw10e Gold Member Gold Member

    105
    Oct 22, 2016
    eBay sounds like a good idea. Thank you for the suggestion
     
  14. JackTheKnifeGuy

    JackTheKnifeGuy Gold Member Gold Member

    812
    Nov 12, 2017
    I think people would be less interested in how much you made and more interested in why it was so hard for you to change your false description.
     
  15. David Mary

    David Mary KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    477
    Jul 23, 2015
    Did he really just say that?

    Paraphrasing:

    Cory: eBay is an easier place to take advantage of people.
    Kaw10e: I like it!

    :eek:
     
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  16. CoryMc

    CoryMc Basic Member Basic Member

    341
    Sep 3, 2016
    I don’t understand why the mere fact of it passing through your grubby and greedy little hands merits a net profit. Why should you get paid at all? How does another owner merit an increase?
     
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  17. Kaw10e

    Kaw10e Gold Member Gold Member

    105
    Oct 22, 2016
    I listed a price and someone made me an offer, which I accepted. The simple matter is someone decided that the knife was worth the price I was asking. I’m sorry my knife sale has caused so much anger on your Saturday evening.
     
  18. CoryMc

    CoryMc Basic Member Basic Member

    341
    Sep 3, 2016
    I don’t think anyone is mad. We just don’t like you.
     
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  19. D17A1

    D17A1 Gold Member Gold Member

    24
    Mar 30, 2019
    Lots of enemies of the free-market system in here :eek:
     
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  20. Kaw10e

    Kaw10e Gold Member Gold Member

    105
    Oct 22, 2016
    :D Have a good rest of your weekend Cory
     

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