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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. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    I'm guessing it's the dealer statement... if he's calling himself a dealer, he should be required to have a dealer membership
     
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  2. rustysocket

    rustysocket Craftsman / Penmaker

    361
    Feb 1, 2012
    Yes, that was the point. The ad has since been edited and the statement removed. Price increased as well.

    I don't have a problem with somebody buying low and selling high, I fully believe the free market will take care of itself. But if your going to copy pictures, and cut and paste text, then at least make sure you have permission and that the text is accurate. When the errors are misleading in the sellers favor... one tends to question the sellers motives and it just looks a little shady.
     
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  3. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    I thought that was where you were going, but wanted to avoid any possible false conclusion
     
  4. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    594
    Mar 12, 2018

    That is the eBay add that @MP95B20 had for a knife and as it says in bold- claims to be an authorized GEC dealer.

    But I’m sure that just another one of his “honest” mistakes.
     
  5. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    beem trying to keep an open mind on this but : If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck
     
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  6. coinbuysell

    coinbuysell Gold Member Gold Member

    685
    Mar 29, 2014
    ...
     
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  7. ljgepetto

    ljgepetto

    84
    Mar 31, 2018
    Flipped knives might cost more, but word can spread anywhere for free.
     
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  8. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    594
    Mar 12, 2018
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  9. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Well, he's clearly proven the reputation a has made for himself.
     
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  10. draggat

    draggat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    @bbk357 Thanks for sharing this. I know there are plenty here who don't mind the flippers, but I do.
     
  11. Vaporstang

    Vaporstang Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2014
    ~ 30 knives currently listed. 42 positive feedback in the last month (plus however many transactions where no feedback was left); I can only assume most, if not all, are knives from the feedback I could read. Looks like a dealer to me. I am not sure where the line is between a flipper and a dealer, but Ignore List for me.
     
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  12. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    594
    Mar 12, 2018

    You’re welcome.

    Nothing against any member who sells to him. Just making people aware. Waiting for the cranberry sawcut TC that he snagged a few days ago to end up in his eBay feed ...
     
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  13. coinbuysell

    coinbuysell Gold Member Gold Member

    685
    Mar 29, 2014
    I was wondering what this guy was doing with all of the knives he has been buying...should have known. It has been ticking me off because he has bought almost every knife that I was interested in (heck almost EVERY GEC period) as soon as they hit the exchange. I realize it is first come, first served for the most part but it has gotten really obvious that he is a HIGH volume flipper.

    I guess even with a dealer membership there is really no hard and fast rule against him buying every knife that a seller is willing to sell to him :(

    He is not the only flipper, I have seen quite a few sellers with well over 100 feedback (and feedback is left about 10-15% of the time in my experience) so there is really no way to tell how many they have sold in total but he has been the only noticeable buyer that I can remember.
     
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  14. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    594
    Mar 12, 2018

    I feel you.. trust me. I’m still raw from the ivory bone beer scout!
    I’m hopeful people will block him. I know I’ve sold to him before but that was before I knew what was going down.
     
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  15. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    Dealer memberships are required for those who have a business selling items and who sell those same types of items on BF. There is no requirement for dealer membership aside from that.
     
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  16. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    594
    Mar 12, 2018
    Hey @MP95B20 - more lies? You bought this cranberry TC as used and listed as new.
    Shameful.
    Go find a new hobby.

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  17. Markeologist

    Markeologist Basic Member Basic Member

    393
    Jul 21, 2018
    Although perhaps not against the rules of Bladeforums, there is a certain spirit of the exchange that is being broken here. Members offer up knives to other members at a less inflated price (than eBay) as they believe the knife is going to somebody who sees the knife as more than a way to make a fast buck. The quickness at which this guy’s purchases from this exchange show up on eBay suggests he is playing the system for his own gain.
     
  18. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    594
    Mar 12, 2018
    I agree.
    And having a misleading description. How many times can he list a used knife as new by “accident”?
     
  19. Markeologist

    Markeologist Basic Member Basic Member

    393
    Jul 21, 2018
    ...and my comments are not meant to disparage eBay or even some flippers. Would love to be able to purchase knives directly from the manufacturer or authorized dealers but the way the knife industry releases knives it is generally not worth MY TIME to hang by my computer fighting over a "drop" or even hope that my "I'll take it" here on the exchange will be successful. I've read too many times about disappointed folks who have taken time off work to wait for a knife release. Instead, I'll go to work, get paid, save my vacation, and I'll pay a certain percentage over retail to have the flipper do the boring work. I come out ahead every time. Just know the market and know beforehand what you are willing to pay.
     
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  20. Neko2

    Neko2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 18, 2003
    Wow, I was on the fence still until he was listing used as new on eBay. Everything else is somewhat debatable but that is an outright lie.
    Looks like I have to check any ebay listings that I'm following
     
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