Where to sell my Spyderco knives?

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Where to sell my Spyderco knives?

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:22 am

I just looked at my collection and am a bit embarrassed by how many I have. I am thinking of selling some, well quite a few and also replacing only a few with different models of the salt series. Is there a good place to buy and sell on the secondary market besides ebay? Where do knife people go to buy and sell?

Thank you and no I am not trying to sell through this forum as I understand it is unwelcome.
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Re: Where to sell my Spyderco knives?

Postby MichaelScott » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:28 am

I normally use eBay. However a respected member steered me toward Blade Forums. Read their selling rules first.
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Re: Where to sell my Spyderco knives?

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:45 am

MichaelScott wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:28 am
I normally use eBay. However a respected member steered me toward Blade Forums. Read their selling rules first.
Thank you I will look. I miss the old Yahoo Auctions.
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Re: Where to sell my Spyderco knives?

Postby Sjucaveman » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:46 am

I do ebay.
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Re: Where to sell my Spyderco knives?

Postby bouhunter » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:51 am

Even with fees eBay is likely the best to maximize your return.

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Re: Where to sell my Spyderco knives?

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:55 am

I wonder has anyone been happy doing trades? I think I have seen people doing this on knife forum. The reason I have so many knives is Sal turned me into a steel Junkie.

Now I am narrowing down the steels I love best.

I love CTS-204P better than M390 even thought they are so close in composition. Elmax is my Second Favorite in the Lionspy. Still deciding on Cruware, M4, and CTS-XHP, my new like has been H1.
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Re: Where to sell my Spyderco knives?

Postby tvenuto » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:56 am

Yea. And it’s (eBay) easy. Slap it up there for a week starting at $0.99 and you generally still get the going rate. No back and forth with people who have special requests or want more pics etc.

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Re: Where to sell my Spyderco knives?

Postby joeldworkin307 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:25 am

I prefer Bladeforums to ebay any day. 30 bucks for a gold membership is way cheaper than ebay fees after a few knives and buyers who understand knives and won't try to scam you. Also, the community is just as strong and welcoming as it is here at Spyderco. Sell your knives to collectors who will appreciate them.

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Re: Where to sell my Spyderco knives?

Postby Wright.88 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:46 am

Reddit has a knife swap forum that is nice (and there are no fees). I've used them in addition to eBay or Bladeforums for selling/trading knives.

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Re: Where to sell my Spyderco knives?

Postby koenigsegg » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:59 am

Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:55 am
I wonder has anyone been happy doing trades? I think I have seen people doing this on knife forum. The reason I have so many knives is Sal turned me into a steel Junkie.

Now I am narrowing down the steels I love best.

I love CTS-204P better than M390 even thought they are so close in composition. Elmax is my Second Favorite in the Lionspy. Still deciding on Cruware, M4, and CTS-XHP, my new like has been H1.
Are your 204P and M390 knives the same models? H1 gets super sharp fast. Cruwear M4 and XHP are great steels, XHP gets really toothy for a stainless. There are def a lot of trades that happen on the forums and usually a great way for both parties to try out a wider selection of blades.
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Re: Where to sell my Spyderco knives?

Postby timlara » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:00 am

Depends on how much effort you want to put in. For me, eBay is the easiest. Even though the fees are high, it's usually worth it for to me because I have to put very little time in to manage the listing and communicate with buyers. As long as I list at a fair price and put up a thorough description with good pictures, I find I don't get too many questions / hagglers and usually don't have any issues with people paying. From time to time I do get non-paying bidders, but eBay also has a way to auto-relist when that happens, so it's pretty convenient, other than the delay of waiting for another auction to run.

If you think your time is worth less than the eBay fees, then trades / forums may be the way to go, but in my case, I just don't have the time to wheel and deal on the forums these days.
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Re: Where to sell my Spyderco knives?

Postby MichaelScott » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:37 am

My stance right now is to rely on eBay. I have sold there for years and have a 100% rating. Of course I sell more than knives but my Spydercos go fast and for a good price. I like eBay and PayPal protections and I don’t mind paying for a huge market and those other perks.

I will still look into Blade Forums but I need to patronize it for a while before I can get the feel of it. Seems kind of “Wild West” compared to this one.
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Re: Where to sell my Spyderco knives?

Postby Hopweaver » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:38 pm

I only use Bladeforums. Never had an issue. Bought and sold many knives there.
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Re: Where to sell my Spyderco knives?

Postby 500Nitro » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:54 pm

I don't see much wheeling and dealing on the bladeforum website (individual, folding knives).
Seems to be list it, PM sent, sold or no response.

Does more go on on other for sale forums?
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Re: Where to sell my Spyderco knives?

Postby Cscottsss » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:55 pm

Bladeforums, Ebay and Reddit are all good suggestions as previously mentioned.

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Re: Where to sell my Spyderco knives?

Postby abbazaba » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:05 pm

Bladeforums Exchange is my favorite. Costs less to sell than on Ebay by a mile (gold membership pays for itself), but knives generally sell for less too.

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Re: Where to sell my Spyderco knives?

Postby murphjd25 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:19 pm

BladeForums Exchange. Always had good luck and haven’t had any problems yet.
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Re: Where to sell my Spyderco knives?

Postby Slumblor » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:58 pm

500Nitro wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:54 pm
I don't see much wheeling and dealing on the bladeforum website (individual, folding knives).
Seems to be list it, PM sent, sold or no response.

Does more go on on other for sale forums?
I think any deals on BF are usually done via PM, they do happen though. The rules just restrict the banter in the thread, unlike reddit.

BladeForums and Reddit's knife_swap are both good suggestions

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Re: Where to sell my Spyderco knives?

Postby toxophilus » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:35 pm

I'll typically buy & sell on Blade Forums as well as some facebook Spyderco groups :spyder:

Recently bought from Arizona Cust Knives (In FL) and noticed that you can sell your knives through them as well...

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Re: Where to sell my Spyderco knives?

Postby Sumdumguy » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:54 pm

I use Bladeforums.

Ebay has crazy fees and Reddit is a bit too toxic for my tastes.


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