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Current Ebay Flipper

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by draggat, Jun 1, 2019.

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  1. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2018

    Yes all these words.. but just be honest, you’re doing it for profit. And the pics you used/stole was for profit. What you’re doing takes the community out of this forum. But why should you care about that? Use eBay. A lot of us do. But when you snag hard to find knives then list buy it now for a big increase, don’t wonder why sellers aren’t selling to you on here.
  2. MP95B20

    MP95B20 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 30, 2018
    Actually the listing that sold in a few hours did have that info in it, I neglected to hit dsave when i added to description, buyer has already recd it and is extremely happy. Likes the polished look and planned on using it anyway, He got a free professional sharpening and blade polish. I'm not perfect and I do make mistakes, but none intended or for a few bucks. I doubt I make 30 a knife after fees. I just like to do it, it takes up my time and I love knives, and knife people. I sure din't mean to step on any toes, and if anyone sees an item I caught and you want it, just holler. I can't read minds, I don't know your desires, let me know I'll work with anybody, and money isn't everything. With my pension I don't have to work, I just like to work. The habits of a lifetime, Mac
  3. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2018

    Another mistake? How many “honest mistakes” are we suppose to brush off?
    You listed new for profit: it’s all for profit. Just stop with the BS.

    Listing a used knife for new is flat out lying. No ways around it.
  4. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Actually it wasn't in the description if you didn't put it in the description.

    Look, at this point you should stop responding. You are only further hurting your already damaged reputation.
  5. MP95B20

    MP95B20 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 30, 2018
    so far as i know it's the only one, please call me a liar again, Mac
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  6. JohnWE

    JohnWE Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 7, 2013
    I'm left to ponder the truth contained in the flippers signature but which one applies here?
  7. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    1- you mistakenly stole pics for a an eBay flip for profit sale
    2- you mistakenly called a used knife new in another eBay flip for profit sale

    And I’ll continue to call you a liar as long as you keep lying.
    Ramrodmb and hose56 like this.
  8. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016

    I'm a very experienced eBay seller and have been on that Site for almost 18 years with currently well over 11,000 feedback which quite frankly would have easily been twice as much and then some, if everyone had left me a feedback. I am not sayin this to be boastful but just to let you know that when I claim that I understand eBay, I can back it up with eBay wherewithal (incidentally, I sell auto part as a vocation and not knives as my main staple, but I have sold a handful of knives there too because they didn't move on the Exchanges).

    Most people do not understand that selling on eBay involves a much higher risk as eBay is heavily biased toward buyers so personally I have ZERO issues with someone who assumes the additional risk via their own markup, whether justified or not to elect to sell on eBay. Some people who constantly dwell on this Site tend to live in a bubble of their own community without realizing that there's a much larger market out there and most folks who are more casual and more pedestrian about their hobby or are just Intl. buyers do not tend to join BF.com, USN, etc...


    You had used the sellers photos! As someone who claims to know of eBay's own rules and the fact that you claim others have done it to you, do you not find it disingenuous and very wrong that you've done this to seller? If it is your kinda jam to assume the risks and make something like $80 gross over what you had paid, then more power to you but I can see as to why and how the seller is annoyed, miffed, etc - Some justified and some he ought to get over.

    Where you lost me:

    This whole thing about having served to defend our rights, etc. No need to conflate two very separate issues and to bring that sorta stuff in here to defend where you screwed up! Please let's not get into that because that sorta "defense" cheapens your own service in addition to the service of those who have served very faithfully and dutifully without even uttering a word about their service. Think about it!
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  9. MP95B20

    MP95B20 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 30, 2018
    And I corrected both errors asap, a mistake is a mistake only if you persist in it. 2 errors out of 300 listings, >1% errors, how's your average? mac
  10. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2018

    300 knife listings?

    From a few post back:
    “I've bought over 100 knives, 20 went into my collection”

    That’s 80- based on your “fuzzy math”.

    Keep replying and digging. You’ll be in China before long.
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  11. MP95B20

    MP95B20 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 30, 2018
    you assume facts not in evidence, 300 listings on ebay, 100 purchases here. Get your facts straight, you don't need a shovel, your mouth doing you a great job, but this bores me. You can say what you like, it doesn't affect me in the least, and I sleep very well. And my money spends everywhere, just wished you weren't so insecure, people can buile themselves up in two ways, self improvement and bashing others. Your path is evident. Mac
  12. CataD

    CataD Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    I think MP95B20 just admitted to being, or at least, acting like a Dealer (in BF language).

    DEALER / MATERIALS PROVIDER - Dealers are defined as anyone who purchases at wholesale pricing, or purchases items with the intent to resell (flipping). Other terms for dealers include purveyor, broker, reseller, etc. Materials Providers offer raw materials such as steel, handle materials, or other items related to knifemaking in general as typical stock for sale to the forum members or to the general public via their own store front or website. We reserve the right to make the final determination as to what constitutes a "dealer".

    Maybe a Mod can look into 'his business'? @knarfeng @Boru13
  13. cda555


    Nov 17, 2015
    The only time I have ever been bothered by a flipper is when that flipper lied to me to get a better price. He said he was a poor college student and messaged me a few times to really make it seem like he was super interested. I finally broke down and took pity on him. I was a poor college student once. I sold him a PM2 for $80, and I covered the shipping. A few days after he received it, he posted it for sale for $140 FIRM. Needless to say, I learned a lesson. I will never sell anything below market value, even if they come up with a good story.
    Lance Leon likes this.
  14. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Actually, someone trying to buy a knife as cheap as possible seems 100% consistent with being a poor college student, as does seeking a $60 gross profit on said knife. I believe a person who flips a knife for profit can be a college student. I really think that if you felt sympathy for him as a poor college student you can go back to feeling that way and it will all feel better overall.

    Now, on the forums, huh, huh, whoo sunny morning,
    Lies a post just oozin' life,
    And someone's fightin' for their country
    Could that someone be Mac the Knife?
    JJHollowman likes this.
  15. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    The problem is that he doesn't appear to be flipping much here.

    He has gained a certain negative reputation here though...
  16. CataD

    CataD Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    The rules don't really specify that he has to be selling here, just that a Dealer is anyone that purchases items with the intent to resell (flipping). I quoted the whole paragraph because it does say that it's up to the Mods to decide who's a dealer and who's not...

    As for his reputation, bleah...
  17. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    I think his reputation here is the most important part, especially since he seems to be dealing mostly in traditionals. That is a tight knit group. Word gets around. His supply will dry up.
    marcinek likes this.
  18. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator Pirate

    Apr 25, 2000
    He's not breaking any BF's rules in my opinion... at least for now.
    Nailed it.
    jkwithawave, craytab and CataD like this.
  19. rustysocket

    rustysocket Craftsman / Penmaker

    Feb 1, 2012
    From a current ad on ebay:

    New 060119 Wharncliffe smooth white bone Great Eastern Northfield Un XLD. 2 3/4" closed. Never used ,carried or sharpened .The Great Eastern Cutlery Northfield #06 Pemberton is a traditional classic with its "coke bottle" shape. At 2.75" long, it's a realatively small knife that is very easy to carry. It makes a great pocket knife for those small everyday cutting needs that come along. Made with pride in Titusville, PA. We are an authorized Great Eastern Cutlery Dealer and purchased this new knife direct from them.
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  20. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    What is the significance of that ad to this thread? I presume there is something, but it isn't apparent from just reading the ad.
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