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best place to trade a knife without getting ripped off

Postby ZrowsN1s » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:00 pm

I know we are not supposed to trade or sell knives unsolicited on the Spyderco forum, and I'm not trying to that here. But I have a knife or two I was hoping to trade for something on my wishlist, but I fear getting ripped off if I'm not dealing with a forum member....
So my question is, where do you guys trade your knives? And how do you avoid getting ripped off?

Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Re: best place to trade a knife without getting ripped off

Postby farnorthdan » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:39 pm

I haven't done any trading, gifted a few, but if I were, it would probably be on the exchange at BF or USN.
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Re: best place to trade a knife without getting ripped off

Postby kiwisailor » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:07 am

Have not traded as such, but have bought Randall's through them. Good to deal with and they do trade, as in sell on behalf or consignment.
Might be a option for you.Hope that helps.
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Re: best place to trade a knife without getting ripped off

Postby kiwisailor » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:07 am

Another option:
https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/index.php
These knives are bought and sold by Private individuals and Retailers.
I have not yet bought through the Site.
Sanders Knives also trades on Ebay. Seems to have a very large stock holding.
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Re: best place to trade a knife without getting ripped off

Postby jmh58 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:32 am

AAPK is a GREAT site.. They are more into traditional knives there though.. Honest/super people over there.. 10yr member myself.. John :)
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Re: best place to trade a knife without getting ripped off

Postby ZrowsN1s » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:47 am

Thank you for the suggestions!
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Re: best place to trade a knife without getting ripped off

Postby murphjd25 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:33 pm

I’ve had good luck on the BF exchange. Good people over there too!
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Re: best place to trade a knife without getting ripped off

Postby bh49 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:01 pm

In my experience I found trading not efficient. It is much easier to sell and than buy.
But you always can try Trading forums at Blade Forum. It didn't cost you anything.
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Re: best place to trade a knife without getting ripped off

Postby Donut » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:27 pm

I've had good luck at Bladeforums, also.

I think you need to pay to start a thread, but it's free to watch people put up offers and contact them when you find something you're interested in.

I've only had one trade that I have backed out of because the guy was overly interested in my trade and was pushing me to accept that his offer was equal to mine, which I knew was not equal.
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Re: best place to trade a knife without getting ripped off

Postby bh49 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:51 pm

Donut wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:27 pm
I've had good luck at Bladeforums, also.

I think you need to pay to start a thread,
You need to pay only if you want to sell. Something like $30 for a year.
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Re: best place to trade a knife without getting ripped off

Postby Donut » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:11 pm

bh49 wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:51 pm
Donut wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:27 pm
I've had good luck at Bladeforums, also.

I think you need to pay to start a thread,
You need to pay only if you want to sell. Something like $30 for a year.
Interesting. When I read it, it seems like it contradicts itself. I know they were flipping back and forth on the rule a few times in the last couple of years.

"Due to abuse and some thievery going on, this section now requires a paid membership in order to participate. You must have a Basic membership or higher to list a knife for trade."
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Re: best place to trade a knife without getting ripped off

Postby xceptnl » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:17 pm

I have only had experiences with person to person trading via Instagram, Vero and Bladeforums. All of those experiences have been smooth and pleasant though.
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Re: best place to trade a knife without getting ripped off

Postby ThePeacent » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:44 am

I've bought a few timed on BF's exchange, being a basic (non-paying) member I could post any "Interested" or "I'll take it" on knives and offers and I got some very hard to find pieces in there that way :rolleyes:
Further communication seller/buyer is done outside of the forum or via the Visitor Messages system available to every member :spyder:

To sell you need a Gold Membership (AFAIK) that costs about $30 a year, and you also don't see ads with that, you can close your threads (lock them) and also PM people, as far as I know

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Re: best place to trade a knife without getting ripped off

Postby bh49 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:42 am

Donut wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:11 pm

"Due to abuse and some thievery going on, this section now requires a paid membership in order to participate. You must have a Basic membership or higher to list a knife for trade."
Brian,
I didn't see this. But I didn't try to trade for years, since I found them not very effective.
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Re: best place to trade a knife without getting ripped off

Postby Donut » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:39 pm

bh49 wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:42 am
Donut wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:11 pm

"Due to abuse and some thievery going on, this section now requires a paid membership in order to participate. You must have a Basic membership or higher to list a knife for trade."
Brian,
I didn't see this. But I didn't try to trade for years, since I found them not very effective.
The funny thing about that statement is that "basic membership" is free. So, which is it? (I'm not sure.)
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