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Great Eastern Cutlery Availability, Dealers, "Drops", Etc.: A Place for People to Vent

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by stevekolt, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    Fair enough, lol.

    I'll admit it's petty... But I'd love to put a few people on blast, like the jerk who continuously posts the Spyderco 2018 forum knife for $232 when you can still buy it directly from Spyderco for about $160.
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  2. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    There was some discussion some time ago about putting known flippers on blast here in the GBU and maintaining a list. If I remember correctly, it was frowned on by the staff here for a number of reasons, one of which being that it would likely create a lot more headaches for them. It also creates an environment where all sorts of arbitrary accusations can run amok and it ultimately becomes this big soupy mess that no sane man or woman would ever want to try and sort out.

    I don't think there is much keeping anyone away from calling out the more egregious offenders here in the various threads despite them not really breaking any rules (it just flies against the general spirit of things) but I think maintaining a list was axed.
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  3. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    Those are all fair points... And after I thought about it for a bit... I decided I wouldn't like a public list anyways. Basically for all the reasons you noted. Don't want to start any witch hunts. I'll just keep adding names to my private "Do Not Sell" list, lol.

    On another note... The Waynorth Lambsfoot in both ebony and jigged bone is available NOW from a vendor I can't mention! Just go through all of Waynorth's dealers and you'll find them!
    MerryMadMonk likes this.
  4. Kiro

    Kiro Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2017
    I can't believe I missed last night's drop. I've refreshed that page hundreds of times and waited to see an email. Never got an email on that one, though I normally get them and have purchased several knives there. This one was a lost cause for me. Usually I've been very fortunate in obtaining what I'm after, so I can't complain too much.
  5. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    All very true. It would make everything more combative and secretive.

    It's also a slippery slope to doxxing. Some of the Facebook groups are pretty much there already.
    tmd_87 likes this.
  6. brancron

    brancron Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    And it has begun: there's one up on Ebay for $350.
    tmd_87 likes this.
  7. The Shatz

    The Shatz Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2017
    What a bummer it's making our great hobby very frustrating!! Maybe dealers can do a one knife per
    Person but I'm sure that would be a pain in the ass for them?
    Danke42 likes this.
  8. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
    One per person with an option to get a second one after the first ones are passed out.
  9. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2016
    3 Listed as of now...$350 each
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  10. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 9, 2018
    Serial numbered 97 SFO's dropped about 2 hours ago at a dealer....
  11. steelnut

    steelnut Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    I actually hope those sell over there for $350...
    Happy for the guy that flipped his,
    And Happy for the Guy in that tax bracket that does not care his knife was scalped...

    Are we worried some newb is getting ripped off?
    People buying $35o knives don’t need looked after, they are obviously doing swell..,
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  12. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2016
    Good point
  13. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2016
    Seems a little late for these...I already have 3.

    Price seems a high. Too bad the blade has graffiti on it.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2019
  14. steelnut

    steelnut Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Well there it goes,
    $350 best offer excepted...

    Makes it a little harder to eat a steak with mine
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  15. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    Looks like someone did take the bait on the Jigged Bone. When I first saw the $350, and then was greedy enough to charge for shipping, I had to laugh.

    I thought I had something coming, but USPS seems to be playing keep away. Starting to think the package is lost or stolen. If so, now that I have a little more experience with this frenzied fol de rol, I’m hoping for the best, but expecting the worse. First world problems.
  16. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
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  17. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    Wow that oily bone looks incredible! Almost like a smooth stag.

    One thing I noticed the other day surfing the bay, a GEC distributor put multiple- maybe 15 or so of these knives up for auction. I was very surprised that they could do that and not just sell them to customers for a flat price.
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  18. AZCoyote


    Apr 30, 2019
    Wow those are some cruel practices. I think I actually saw those I just assumed it was some dude that had a bot which automatically purchased him 12 of the knives. Kind of surprised it doesn't happen more often though since most of the knives will end up there anyway.
    bbk357 likes this.
  19. Ajd3530


    Jan 20, 2017
    I think its a pretty smart business practice. Let the market set the price instead of either A.) Setting it yourself too low and then losing money while some random Joe flips it, or B) setting it too high and having to sit on stock you can't sell.

    I mean it's quite obvious the MSRP set by GEC for the #93s are far under what the market actually values them at. And truthfully, if I had to chose between the two, I'd much rather pay a dealer extra than Joe Knife Flipper.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2019
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  20. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2018

    No need to double check. They all ended yesterday. And yes it was a well known dealer.

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