Lets talk GEC!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by rockgolfer, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    You save money or are able to redirect funds to your other hobbies? ;)
     
  2. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    watches! in fact im due to let some knives go for a new watch soon ;)
     
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  3. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    When one door closes, another one opens..........
     
  4. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    LOL I bought a new pickup. It's amazing how much stuff you need to add on and how much it costs. And ammo. It's getting scarce and more expensive when you find it. I've got a years supply, but I'm wondering if that's enough ...
     
  5. AZCoyote

    AZCoyote

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    Apr 30, 2019
    I feel like they should implement some rule on the exchange where you can only claim 1 knife at a time. Then have to wait an hour or so to put in a claim on another.
     
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  6. rpstrimple

    rpstrimple Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 16, 2011
    That would be hard to police. I think it's fine the way it is. But it is frustrating when you arrive to a sales thread with no photos at all and they are all already sold in the first two minutes. Pretty crazy.
     
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  7. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 3, 2019
    Yeah, that's my internal debate. Nothing illegal about it, and if it works, it works. I just hate it because I think GEC, or at the very least the distributors, deserve the money, if there's money to be made. At the very least perhaps we can agree flipping is a tacky.

    I know there's a lot of honorable people, in this community and elsewhere, who even go so far as to donate knives to others. It's a cool phenomena that I love to see. On the other hand there's folks who would take advantage of a situation.
     
  8. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019
    I have to agree. However, It's a difficult situation and hard to find a fair resolution for both the seller and the buyer.
     
  9. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 20, 2018
    I agree its tacky. I can understand an inflated price if its a knife that hasn't been on production for a while and there aren't that many around. I've paid more than I should have for a couple (three? ok, maybe four) knives, but I can't understand people who would pay a grossly inflated price the next day after they've sold out o_O

    Or in the case of GEC, I see inflated prices on knives that are still available from dealers. That I truly don't understand :confused:
     
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  10. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    I am about to do that.... my red/black carver finally got back from rehab, and they are all in one place now.

    and, I'm happy to say that GEC's warranty service was impeccable. Secondary blades are tight and wobble free... I dealt directly with Joan Mae Howard, and everything went just like clockwork. Great company... if anyone had any doubts, that is...:rolleyes:
     
  11. AZCoyote

    AZCoyote

    122
    Apr 30, 2019
    The only GEC I've picked up off the secondary market was my 35 churchill not too long ago and just my luck there are rumors the next run will be a bunch of 35s! I have no regrets though, its one of my most carried knives and is an AAPK SFO. Plus the seller actually listed it at a reasonable price.
     
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  12. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    that door's always open unfortunately. thought it was closing for a bit but an offer came up that I couldn't refuse
     
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  13. staxnet

    staxnet Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Jul 4, 2011
    2006, I believe. I base that guess on fact that 2016 Rendezvous Knife was the 10th Anniversary knife, but I suppose that might be the GEC 10th Anniversary, rather than the Rendezvous 10th Anniversary. Now I am talking myself out of it.
     
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  14. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 12, 2018
    buying GEC here on the exchange was frustrating last winter when I tried to quit traditionals. Now it’s even worse. There is always a few people that scoop up all the good within a min or two. I want to say “good for them” but after months of seeing the same person get them all, I am bitter.
     
  15. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 12, 2018
    lol
    That’s an amazing collection
     
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  16. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 3, 2019
    I've wondered about that. I think they put it out at an inflated price, and then once the knives dry up at the distributors, they're the next game in town. In the mean time, if they get a bite, they get to sell the knife at the higher price.

    My own experience was great, as well. They're a great company. I'm very happy to hear your PC has been rehabilitated!

    This pleases me. greatly.

    ... are you doing business with Don Vito Corleone?
     
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  17. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Folks, please take the sales discussions to Feedback.
     
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  18. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I agree... But they were collecting dust too.

    I wish they'd at least require a membership to purchase on the Exchange.
     
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  19. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    Knife content

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  20. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 3, 2019
    @Jiki that's beautiful. What is that... a 66 in acrylic? what'd they call the acrylic? I don't think of blue and brown going together, but it works.
     

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