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Monster Busse Inventory?

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by antipaladin, Dec 3, 2018.

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  1. Adian

    Adian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    There’s one of the Nuked V8s that was sold here that is now over there at a big price bump.

    I look over there on occasion but have only ever bought 1 blade from there. I just about all of the sellers on there are selling for over inflated prices. When I see them here, they are normally more reasonable
  2. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    No, he's the protagonist of the Mortal Kombat movie
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  3. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    To all Busse buyers: resist the temptation to pay 2X-3X what would be a reasonable price for a knife - if everyone did this, prices would fall quickly. I passed on some beautiful knives that LK was selling for inflated prices, will do the same with KH, and I'm much happier for not buying ridiculously priced knives!!
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  4. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Knife hunter is a good dude. I'm not prolific, or cool, but he has scored two for me at shows without really knowing me. Even before he started his website. I got a great deal on both.

    B11 and a KZII.
  5. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007

    Maybe too hearty a mark up. Also, the price for large infill seems depressed from what it was years ago. I remember CGFFBM selling for that price once. I once sold a FBMLE for $625 with a sheath.....

    I sure wish I had the cash to get one of the Forsaken Mistresses. What an instant classic!! Big Bowie style blade, with clip, CBT, etc.

    I'd also love a war sword. I have only a WTF left in my collection (Battle Grade)

    I've so done good deals with KnifeHunter. He is a solid guy...and has done solid favors for too many hogs on here to count!!!
  6. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    I bought at least one knife from KH many years ago for a reasonable price - that is why I am really surprised that many of his prices are now so inflated.

    The bottom line is they are his knives and he is free to ask as much as he wants, but I will not be buying at those prices, like the FM CG at $1047.
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  7. antipaladin


    Apr 13, 2014
    Knife Hunter is a stand up guy...this was the other guy. :)

  8. bullpin

    bullpin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Here’s my .02.
    Unfortunately there is a few forum guys over there with different names selling knives at an inflated price. I guess anyway to make a quick buck... I’ve never been good at that. I’m too sentimental.and really hate sellin stuff.
    I must Admit tho. I too In a pinch have sold to the said above gents at a fair price a grail you searched years for tripled in price and for sale within a week. It’s sad but it’s life I guess . That’s Busse life. You can’t keep em all.
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  9. Murman


    Nov 11, 2015
    The way lui Kang works, is say there's a Butaniku listed for $2800. He uses eBay for advertising. Then he'll email you and say you can buy it directly from him for $2100. He made a profit of $500 and avoided eBay fees. You get a "discount" but no eBay protection.
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  10. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Can’t keep ‘em all? So far, so good. As a guy with an (un)reasonable amount of moolah invested in Bussekin; Chris Reeve, etc. I will weigh in that anyone on any forum, store, sidewalk stand can ask any price that want for anything they offer for sale. Free Market Capitalism. Our choice is to purchase or not. LK is certainly not the only seller asking beyond outrageous prices for their wares.

    As for the notion of him overwhelming The Mothership with his purchases through the CS or at knife shows? That can only be realistically controlled by the seller at the point of sale.

    And that Capitalism thing works in both directions. I have purchased - another forum member here claimed I stole - a pristine SHSH2 off another forum at about 40% of its value. I just happened to spot it just after it’s posting. What should I do? Tell the seller what knife is really worth, not the nearly-wet-my-trousers-with-excitement price I’m about to pay him. Every one here would have done exactly what I did. Buyer, and seller - beware. Think I have a pretty reasonable take on this, but let me grab my Kevlar to ward off any incoming.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2018
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  11. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    This is simple- the question is "Who's the fool?" You for not banging it or the seller for not knowing what they had? You also took a risk, could've been a fake, could've been messed up- you don't ever know. I've bought stuff that was an amazing deal because I knew the value and made out great! I've also not done my homework a time or two.
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  12. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Additional comments on my great purchase. I could tell by the seller’s listing title and remarks that he had little idea of the type of knife he was selling, nor it’s value. He did, however, post enough good images that I had no doubts about the validity of his offering. This was my third SHSH2, (and have two SH1’s), so do have some knowledge on the early Busses. Just getting out of bed every morning involves a calculated risk. This purchase was pretty safe. I do sometimes play the fool, as most of us do on occasion. Usually with women. Hardly ever involving business. Have a great upcoming weekend, all.
  13. Mauser1916


    Jun 9, 2013
    I don't understand something here.

    KH and Liu has the same (irreal) high prices. Both of them are correct, if You order something from them. They answer immediately for our questions, send the ordered item immediately after paying. No problem. No difference.

    I've already bought knives from both guy. Of course, rare items for high price. They were correct. The price is their own right. If I stupid enough to pay it, this is my right. I have no problems with any of them.

    And after these, some guys here doesn't like Liu, but likes KH. Why is the differece? I don't understand.
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  14. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    there is a noticeable bias...

    but there are exhaustive threads on here about LK-- first hand accounts of dealing outside of regulations of various places, items not being delivered in "as promised/advertised" condition, general mistreatment of customers....it's all mostly open for viewing...just search it.

    I don't recall seeing any blips on KH's radar like that.

    So, I'd say the difference is, in a word, SERVICE.

    Pricing is what it is...take it or leave it...nobody's holding a gun to anyone's head to pay KH's or LK <gate-bil> prices so that point is moot for me. YMMV

    I don't see a conspiracy for or against either party, just basic free market economics at work doin what they do, which is a good thing. :):thumbsup:;)
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  15. UNRL Ghandi

    UNRL Ghandi Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 24, 2013
    I paid $33 for a hamburger one time. It was delicious.
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  16. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    Did that price include cheese, or was it extra? ;):D
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  17. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    There are entire threads dedicated (not in the Busse forum) to small wang and his BS dealings.
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  18. David Brown

    David Brown Kydex Sheath and Holster Artist :) Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2001

    This has run its course
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