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Bad Survive! Deserves A Permanent Post In The Hall Of Shame

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by ncrockclimb, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    They used this place and the members here to pimp their shit even after being shown the door. Weak.

    Not to mention being unable to deliver knives they sold 4 years ago.
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  2. dug24


    Jan 21, 2014
    I can't believe they're not in jail yet!
    skyhorse, bonky and sharp thoughts like this.
  3. mlmcasual


    Jun 10, 2013
    "The SURVIVE! GSO-8 came into existence because of Bladeforums member demand and design input. A group of Bladeforums members were looking for a camp knife that would be useful for a variety of general tasks but still large and robust enough to be chop-able; Something that would have much of the capability of the larger GSO-10 but in a more compact package. This design began as a creative challenge but since its completion the GSO-8 has quickly become one of our favorite designs. A huge thanks to the Bladeforums community for helping to make this design a reality."

    The irony of naming bladeforums community on their website to pitch their latest ponzi presale as a Bladeforums community collaboration is beyond cringe. To top it off, "came into existence"??? It doesn't exist!
  4. JJHollowman

    JJHollowman Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 16, 2016
    OMFG seriously? Can Spark sue them? If so he should.
  5. Triton

    Triton Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    Very cleverly worded, I doubt there is any legal remedy, although I would be happy to be proven wrong. This should put an end to any sort of thoughts that the survive people are just poor business people in over their heads. This was done with malice and intent.
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  6. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Further proof that these folks are nothing but CON ARTISTS, and have been since the beginning. Guy knows exactly what he's doing, and always has. :poop: :poop: :poop: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:
  7. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    Considering how SURVIVE! has been operating as a business, it should come as no surprise that they would reference to BladeForums to help sell preorders.
  8. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Without a doubt.

    Since they can no longer pimp here they still use our good name. I say "our" as just a Joe blow contributor to knife discussion. Spark really is the only one with skin in this game. That said, survive! Is still showing themselves to be a snake in the grass. I wonder what @SURVIVE! Ellie would have say about this.
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  9. danbot

    danbot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    They should include a link to the Bladeforums Hall of Shame on their website! :thumbsup:
  10. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    Blah, blah, blah and blah :rolleyes:

    Sound familiar :D
    Quiet, Armadew, Lone_Wolfe and 9 others like this.
  11. Goose 7279

    Goose 7279 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 22, 2015
    I too along with @Casinostocks was a believer in survive knives. And wanted to give them another shot after the first big blowup/meltdown over not meeting their obligations.

    I still believe they make an exceptional knife but you will die of old age before you recieve it. The GSO 8 was designed demanded by the members of the survive forum and that has read the same ever since they put up the prototype pic when they did the original preorders.

    To be clear, Im not defending their actions in anyway just stating it has been there ever since and was designed and wanted by the members of the survive forum here on blade forums.

    That being said i feel like survive has let this forum and everyone who has supported them down by not meeting their very own goals repeatedly and continue to sell what doesnt exist. I have one more knife that i have waited on for going on 5 years and my patience is thin.

    I hate that they ruined a brand for me and alot of others but most of all i hate that they seem to not care. Therefore i have come to hate and resent them for anything they did.

    But since they have soured and overstayed their welcome in bladeforums and in many collections. So i would think of spark or whoever on bladeforums behalf told them to not use their name to promote their products they would have to remove it.

    honestly, i wouldn't want my name or business associated with them either.
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  12. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    You'd need a hundred times more "blahs" to make it sound truly familiar. :)
  13. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Well said.

    I think the huge problem with using the bladeforums name (besides the glaring issue spark would have with his business) is encompasses all of us. Sure you folks in the survive subforum had a part to play in the knife. Absolutely. But in their little press release, survive conveniently forgot to mention that the input on the knife was from a few, most members here despise them, and that their subforum was shut down (essentially exiling them) because of their scumbag business practices. They once again skipped the facts and put out horse snot to make themselves money. This time though, it's got spark's name and all members name's on it. What in the hell were they thinking? Reference the name of a community you have been shunned from? Stupid.

    5 years waiting on a knife. Damn.
  14. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Had to go and search.. You're right, they did say this back in August 2015 (or even earlier?)

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    Also, I agree with everything else you wrote!
  15. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    There is no justifiable reason to repeat that in their recent ad copy for a preorder knife when they've been shown the door here and they have outstanding orders of 5 years.

    It's simply amazing.
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  16. Goose 7279

    Goose 7279 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 22, 2015
    Agreed and referncing a place that despises you is a terrible business practice. I guess we will add that to list of piss poor business practices that they continue to do. Honestly, im not sure how they are still around. I guess its new unassuming people because surely people like myself would never entrust them again with any money.
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  17. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Not sure what ad you're talking about and, frankly, I don't want to know...
  18. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    Amazing isn't quite the word I would use, though, to be fair, this forum isn't the appropriate venue for the type of language I would use to describe Survive!, so you may have chosen well. ;)
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  19. Popsickle


    Jul 25, 2010
    not delivering on knives is inexcusable.

    my only dealing with Survive! was when I bought a gso4 and I had canceled it. They shipped out the knife anyway, and doing the right thing I called them to make them aware of their mistake as well as the fact that I could not afford the knife at the time due to a house fire. They told me to keep the knife free of charge. I later gifted the unused knife at a USN get together.
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  20. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    It was difficult to choose so well in my wording.
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