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Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by bbk357, Jul 17, 2020.

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  1. Airborne 1

    Airborne 1

    Apr 23, 2014
    He sure did ,left a couple posts there about leaving. I don't think he knows those are not private. I don't believe he will be a great loss.
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  2. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    No matter, I remember his traditional's area posts. there were only 4, and one was just a .
  3. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    @bbk357, gotta tell you, that's an exceptional amount of splash damage from your thread! LOL
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  4. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    I agree wholeheartedly with the signature line use. That's another good way of keeping the exchanging of knives among community members if you want to do so. I've used that method, but honestly, a couple of the best exchanges I've had were in the "want to trade" and "want to buy" sections where folks who were aware of who I was from the traditional forum reached out to me because I posted something I was looking for there.
  5. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    No, you really don't.


    One thing all this proves is that flippers, and those who are here only for the exchange really don't care to understand this community.
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  6. JupiterPaladin


    May 4, 2016
    I think the biggest issue here is that BladeForums is:
    A knife enthusiast discussion forum that happens to have an Exchange portion.

    It is NOT:
    A knife exchange site that just happens to contain some random knife talk.

    If a member has a $200 knife listed at $120 they are offering a service to fellow members. The flippers just see a quick $80 profit and can't wrap their head around how much of a slap in the face it is to the seller AND the other contributing member that would have been able to get a deal on an item they will likely keep or offer back to the group.
  7. southriv

    southriv Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    I read this whole thread after being alerted by another forum member.... GECs got me back into collecting in early 2019, so my posts in that time frame are heavy on the buying/selling in traditionals. I was doing fine building a collection - getting bargains here and on Ebay...and yes, I've sporadically sold here and on Ebay. I go to the "bay" when I can't move something here. Over 18 years on the forum I haven't been a huge poster as I prefer to read threads and pm back and forth with many of the friends I've made here.

    All this being said, the majority of my posts since early last year have been related to buying & selling. For me, there was a casual air to things until the end of summer in 2019. From then on, all the people who have been discussed here either joined or got so aggressive that I just gradually gave up trying to buy anything at a reasonable price. It's supposed to be fun - not a contest where the contestants are primed via their computers or devices to instantaneously yell "Take!" or my favorite "Take all!". Remember when you had time to be polite and write "I'll take it"?

    It's gotten as bad as Northwoods drops and, if anyone has noticed, prices on those and "prime" GECs (here and Ebay) have doubled or tripled since the beginning of 2019. Ebay in particular has gotten absurd. All this and the antics on the For Sale: Traditionals have not been kind to the "community" atmosphere.
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  8. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    if I have knives I want to sell, no more first 'I'll take it' rule. Owning knives is a hobby for me, and dealing with other folk who feel similar is part of the reward. I have to deal with all manner of folk, working in retail, where I don't really have the option, (most times) of telling people to pack sand.
    Not like I sell a lot of knives, but when I do it makes me happy to find them a good, new home where they'll be appreciated properly
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  9. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    You didn't like the way the sale went down but I've had several Traditional "regulars" contact me through PM thanking me for the way it went down... I'm quite content with that.

    I also gave you a reason why I passed over you but apparently that wasn't good enough, not long after you insinuated that I was a liar and questioned how I became a "super" moderator.
    Those three hours I spent taking pictures of another knife and listing it for sale, going through post histories and doing a few thing around the house that I wanted to get done. I work on my time frame, not yours.
    Why should I have closed the comments, you and your supporters had no problem expressing opinions for everyone to see... why would I want to stop that by closing the thread and going to PM. It started for everyone to see, might as well keep it that way.
    You didn't know what "checking post history" meant... yeah, we'll go with that :rolleyes:

    As far as that "flipper" label you and your supporters were going on about, if I really wanted to flip the knife I would have had my daughter list it on eBay under her account that has no ties to me whatsoever... the last three have sold for $400, $410.99 and $365, I didn't do that because of the agreement I entered into in the ordering thread, I place more value on my word than a few dollars.

    Oh, one more thing... you made reference to "Spark" in a earlier post in this thread. Next time you're at the shop, ask him how he likes his 2019 forum knife, he's the one I gifted my other one to ;)
  10. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017

    The crux of the community.
  11. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    @RICK RYAN Carl's one of the top folks on this board, both in class, and in quality. Trying to call him out (especially when you're spinning a false narrative) or infer that he's a flipper is a great way to get yourself put on a permanent no-fly list with many of us, and I mean many as "most of the people on this board". So, good luck with that.
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  12. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    If you participated in the community here it would have been very clear what he meant. Those who know, know.
  13. sf fanatic

    sf fanatic Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 4, 2017
    I agree as well but paying attention to the culture of a community also helps. After joining the forum a few years ago I realized there are a core of long time members who have forgotten more about knives than I’ll ever know. So I decided to pay attention. Though I’m not as gregarious as many here, I’ve always tried to be polite and willing to help and most importantly learn.
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  14. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    I honestly can’t even keep up at this point, lol.
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  15. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    @fishin1635 hey I appreciate you coming to say your side, but you have some more questions from members. I Would appreciate if you could respond.
    Also that 77 smooth autumn bone you snagged last week was my old one- you got my friendly price as well. If you’re gonna flip it you can just send her back home to papa :D

    a member just messaged me and told me that Varinek (Valera) been doing the same thing on Facebook groups as well- and he’s been kicked out of all but two groups.
    also, his transactions all go through his wife (Irina). Knives get shipped to her as well.
    So a heads up in case he comes back under another username.
  16. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    No doubt he has an elaborate excuse for all that too. :rolleyes:
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  17. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Makes sense now. Thought it was weird a dude was named Irina.
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  18. Batleship


    May 6, 2017
    You guys need to leave fishing alone he Is the victim here. He is in tears.
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  19. MattWRog

    MattWRog Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    Anybody see the BF 86 on eBay for $500? If he is a member here ban the low life from ever buying a forum knife again. Unbelievable.
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  20. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    I don’t know if he’s a member here or not, but he also sold this knife for a grand (or at least it was listed as that and sold)

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