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Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by The Amazing Virginian, Sep 6, 2020.

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  1. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    So someone posted a question on the "Buy, Sell and Trade thread" and I did not think it should be discussed there since it seems to be such a problem if there are any posts there which are not posting knives for sale.

    So I started this separate thread to see if we could get a definitive answer, especially since (depending on the answer) I may have inadvertently facilitated a violation of the rules here.

    Someone posted on that thread looking to buy a knife.

    Soon afterwards, someone else posted a question.

    The question was:

    "Do you have to be a gold member to buy/sell/exchange on this thread?"

    Underneath, the poster appeared to answer his own question: "Moderator: Yes." Not sure where he got that info???

    Then, later, another poster wrote:

    "Same rules that apply in the main Exchange also apply in here, i.e, no membership is required to buy or to respond to a trade deal but to sell, you will need to have a minimum of Gold level membership."

    I am a gold member, and therefor allowed to buy and sell knives here. But the fellow who posted looking to buy a knife is just a regular member. I offered to sell him the knife he wanted.

    QUESTION: Have the rules been violated?

    TIA!
     
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  2. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    It is my understanding that we only have to have a gold membership or higher to be able to 'sell' knives here.
     
  3. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    My understanding is forum exchange rules apply.

    Gold to sell. No reposting in 2 weeks.
    Basic to offer something for trade.
    Any member can post to buy (claim), and want to buy.

    Posting with pricing required, no Net-to-me sales posts, etc.
     
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  4. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    That was my understanding as well.

    But the "Moderator: Yes" comment certainly contradicts that.
     
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  5. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Perhaps the Moderator simply didn’t get into specifics and was responding to the question generally: “Yes”, it is correct that Gold level membership is required to do ALL of the actions listed i.e. buy, sell AND exchange... (even if it is also true that you can do SOME with a lesser or no membership)
     
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  6. StoneAndSteel

    StoneAndSteel Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 24, 2019
    I saw the same thing but I interpreted it as a "to do all of those things, you have to have a Gold Membership."
     
  7. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    You did not violate the rules.
     
  8. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Thanks. I hope you're right.
     
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  9. ronnie hood

    ronnie hood

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    Mar 12, 2018
    Its right.
    Otherwise only paying members could buy anything cpk sells!
     
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  10. Winston_Smith

    Winston_Smith Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 18, 2019
    The post wasn’t actually from a mod, it was as if a mod was saying ‘yes’.

    If in doubt, read the rules. They are posted at the top of every excahange section.

    Bottom line, and check my advice as well, you have to be gold or higher to post - want to sell, want to trade, want to buy - but you can respond to any of these at any level.

    My advice to be taken with a grain of salt, but all rules are posted if you take the time to search.

    Winston
     
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  11. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Thanks for your post. But I am curious where are you finding what I bolded in your post.

    I looked up Exchange Rules as you suggested, and this is the link I found:

    https://www.bladeforums.com/help/exchange-rules/

    It says in that link:

    REGISTERED USERS - The first level of membership. If you have not purchased a paid subscription, you are by default a Registered User. As such, you are very limited to posting areas in the Exchange. You may respond to threads where you mean to purchase an item, or trade. You are not allowed to create threads for Selling or Trading (but you may respond to existing ads). You do have the ability to create Want To Buy threads.

    I am coming to the conclusion that a Registered User is indeed allowed to make a "Want to Buy" post in the "Buy, Sell and Trade thread" in this forum.

    Is everyone agreed?
     
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  12. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Why don't you guys just read the first post of that thread, by Nathan?

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/the-cpk-buy-sell-and-trade-thread.1454027/

     
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