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2020 GEC#47 VIPER RUN

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Onearmbladenut, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. Jake Dudley

    Jake Dudley Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    208
    Mar 22, 2020
    and now we wait....
     
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  2. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 29, 2015
    After the site finally loaded..."welome guest"...Doh! By the time I re-logged in...poof - all gone. Looking forward to pics of these when they arrive!
     
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  3. Rayski

    Rayski Gold Member Gold Member

    117
    Apr 27, 2009
    It wasn't even a full minute between the telegram notice and me logging in to the res page. Me moving as fast as I could will my fingers...screaming at the household to drop all wifi activity...and ended up on standby. Sheesh!

    My wife will never understand the struggle of sanity these times bring. But at least she can use wifi again--until the next drop!
     
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  4. nickvnlr

    nickvnlr Gold Member Gold Member

    142
    Sep 23, 2014
    :eek: Well, that got the adrenaline pumping...
     
  5. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 3, 2019
    Yeah, I’m about as excited about GEC’s right now as I am about Ferraris. Unattainable or unreasonably priced.
     
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  6. SnackPack

    SnackPack Gold Member Gold Member

    228
    Nov 21, 2019
    I was on standby for the 74 and got it no problem. I reserved all 4 on standby, hopefully I get one!
     
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  7. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Did anyone get a sure confirmation? Sometimes on these small highly desirable runs Mike @knifeswapper doesn't know his allocation so everyone goes on standby.
     
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  8. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I'm guessing Mike sent out a notice for early reserve... Lol
     
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  9. Mass1632

    Mass1632 Gold Member Gold Member

    484
    Dec 24, 2019
    I was there in time. Accidentally selected “notify” instead of “sure”. I resubmitted with “sure” but got put on the standby list.

    I guess these things happen.
     
  10. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    I went to the ER page just to check. Signed in and had the form filled out. Nothing yet, then I heard my phone beep. Without even looking at my phone I refreshed the page, clicked what I wanted, hit submit. Refreshed again and they were all red. Each refresh took about 5 seconds to load. They were gone in less than 20 seconds from the notification. It was just dumb luck and right place, right time for me this time but my goodness.
     
  11. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

    530
    Sep 30, 2018
    I knew this would happen as I was getting a haircut. I heard the notification, jumped up and said I've got to take this. Weak ass signal in the shop, had to go outside. I'm on standby...hope that's good enough.
     
  12. SnackPack

    SnackPack Gold Member Gold Member

    228
    Nov 21, 2019
    In that case I have a hard time thinking that the full allotment was in the system for ER. I’m sure mike can clarify but that seems unusual.

     
  13. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    At least 20 people have been sitting on the page since GEC announced them. I started to log everyone off right before sending the notice but decided that wasn't fair. Am not getting very many and got 400% oversubscribed before I could turn off the spigot. Had over 300 people on the page within 30 seconds. Good news - the notification system works like a champ. Bad news - standby is not a good place to be. So sorry if you didn't get your name in - wish I was getting 1000 of them.
     
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  14. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    All's fair in love and knife drops
     
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  15. nickvnlr

    nickvnlr Gold Member Gold Member

    142
    Sep 23, 2014
    :eek::eek: Wowzwers
     
  16. SnackPack

    SnackPack Gold Member Gold Member

    228
    Nov 21, 2019
    I had better luck with the northwoods! Lol
     
  17. SnackPack

    SnackPack Gold Member Gold Member

    228
    Nov 21, 2019
    Mike, how exactly does the standby system work? Priority based on time registered determined by the number of folks that pass on their reserved knives? Just curious, thanks.

    Zac
     
  18. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I'm afraid I am guilty of being one of those 20. Being a software engineer, I have the "luxury" of always being in front of a computer and I generally work with good hardware and an excellent connection. That said, I've still been skunked in the past... All it takes is for me to get up and refill my coffee :oops:, walk the dogs, etc.

    This time, I was bent on finding success, I've wanted this pattern for a very long time and opportunities on the secondary market are slim to none. I had just started my debugger when the notification hit - I shut it off in a hurry as that can sometimes throttle my speed. I think I did ok, not only for myself but also for a buddy whose circumstances don't allow him much success with these sorts of things (hopefully that's not frowned upon).
     
  19. knife_fan

    knife_fan Gold Member Gold Member

    361
    May 1, 2012
    It used to be Northwoods were hard to get, but they at least lasted a few minutes on a scheduled release.
     
  20. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    To be fair, Mike doesn't get nearly as many in as a typical Northwoods drop.
     
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