I have not run away from this thread I just have a life and have offered solutions and answers several times. I used to enjoy spending time on this forum but this has really changed my attitude.
Many posts back I offered to split the cost of a new XM18 and have it delivered full value with tracking and insurance when they have a run direct from shop since he is a firefighter. That was my solution.
Without reading through all of this again my offer was not accepted by Kronman. I do not have the time to constantly post and reply to every comment in this thread. All of my personal information that has been posted in the last few threads is all 100% accurate.
I have had several knives and flashlights not scanned and delivered in the last 4 months. I have filed claims for all of them. I will not click and ship again and drop off again. Walking things through the line is the only way to go. That was not the issue with Kronman's knife but just clearing that up. The buyer that posted negative feedback has gotten a full refund through PayPal. I would have thought he would have confirmed that.
The attitude of people in this thread calling me a crook, criminal and thief is ridiculous. Many seasoned dealers here have the same international shippings policies that I am being called a criminal for. I have years worth of conversation and community involvement here. Thousands and thousands of dollars worth of sales, trades and buying.
That is my final comment for this thread. If Roman wants to take me up on my offer he can. He had plenty of time to use Paypal as a means for getting his money back if he wanted. He knew exactly how the knife was being shipped when I shipped it.
He's out $300 more than your (or his) firefighter discount. How do you consider that a refund or resolution? You could still buy him the knife with his money and pocket $260 on it. Your lost knife is, well, your fault. I hate to see this but it is what it is. Do the right thing TT.