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wsfarrell
05-22-2012, 12:19 PM
Here:

http://www.shopginga.com/default.html

I have no connection, just got an e-mail.

unkajonet
05-22-2012, 12:41 PM
Just got an email from them also. Trying to figure out how the heck they found me.

DK chef
05-22-2012, 12:42 PM
Just got an email from them also. Trying to figure out how the heck they found me.

same thing for me

Dave Martell
05-22-2012, 12:47 PM
Very strange

G-rat
05-22-2012, 01:02 PM
It looks like they carry yoshihiro and Mizuno...but with different names. We site is hard to navigate and it looks like all they sell are yanagiba...weird.

EdipisReks
05-22-2012, 01:04 PM
Just got an email from them also. Trying to figure out how the heck they found me.

x2

jgraeff
05-22-2012, 01:12 PM
+3

Dave Martell
05-22-2012, 01:15 PM
I HATE email marketing BS like this. Someone sold names to these guys. :bat:

Dave Martell
05-22-2012, 01:16 PM
BTW, if anyone finds that these emails have come through KKF somehow please let me know.

stereo.pete
05-22-2012, 01:17 PM
Yep, I was hit too

99Limited
05-22-2012, 01:19 PM
Me too! Somebody's site isn't as secure as they think it is. Maybe there's a disgruntled moderator that collected addresses.

Dave Martell
05-22-2012, 01:23 PM
Here's a submission from an hour ago on one of their (many) Facebook pages...



Spammers.
Cheap crap knives.
Scammers, phone number belongs to another company that disconnected the number after all the people were calling and complaining about being ripped off.

stereo.pete
05-22-2012, 01:27 PM
Good to know Dave, their prices seemed very aggressive and we all know that if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

JohnnyChance
05-22-2012, 01:30 PM
Me too! Somebody's site isn't as secure as they think it is. Maybe there's a disgruntled moderator that collected addresses.

Wasn't me....but on an unrelated site note, I'm rich now! Woohoo!!

Dave Martell
05-22-2012, 01:39 PM
Wasn't me....but on an unrelated site note, I'm rich now! Woohoo!! :rofl2:

Marko Tsourkan
05-22-2012, 01:44 PM
I didn't get any

If there a possibility that all your emails came from one source, i. e. a store where all of you purchased knife related stuff before?

M

DK chef
05-22-2012, 01:46 PM
I didn't get any.

If there a possibility that all your emails came from one source, i. e. a store where all of you purchased knife related stuff before?

M

my thought also

Dave Martell
05-22-2012, 02:00 PM
I didn't get the email either

Wagstaff
05-22-2012, 02:06 PM
Got their email this morning. Or yesterday. I've bought from a few of the usual suspects at different times... maybe it is indeed from one or the other online stores.

WildBoar
05-22-2012, 02:06 PM
I did not get it either. I think I've purchased from all the usual vendors (JKI, JKS, CKTG, JNS, etc.)

bprescot
05-22-2012, 02:07 PM
Yep I got it as well. Promptly deleted it.

JBroida
05-22-2012, 02:07 PM
i got their e-mail as well... on my personal e-mail vs business e-mail... really annoying

GlassEye
05-22-2012, 02:12 PM
I did not get an email. The usual money takers around here have my email address, I am not on any other knife forum.

echerub
05-22-2012, 02:23 PM
Could it be one of the eBay sellers that many of us have bought from? I got the email... multiple times.

bprescot
05-22-2012, 02:24 PM
Yeah, I was thinking that is was probably from an eBay Seller.

chazmtb
05-22-2012, 02:26 PM
I got the email but it was in the junk folder of my hotmail account. I guess hotmail has got some good filters.

JMac
05-22-2012, 02:27 PM
Really strange, got the message in my person and my company email which i strictly use for work only!

JohnnyChance
05-22-2012, 02:28 PM
I did not get the email and have bought from just about everyone and I am most of the forums.

Line cooked
05-22-2012, 02:30 PM
Went to my junk mail as well...????

Andrew H
05-22-2012, 02:32 PM
I didn't get it either.

JMac
05-22-2012, 02:59 PM
I just called them .....He said its a '' secret'' were he got them. What a joke.

mhlee
05-22-2012, 04:03 PM
I got it as well.

Since Jon got it and others didn't, I think I have an idea where they got their info from: Yoshihiro.

sashae
05-22-2012, 04:03 PM
I got it as well... I haven't purchased broadly -- CKTG and eBay (330mate) only, but it didn't go to the email address I use for eBay.

JBroida
05-22-2012, 04:08 PM
I got it as well.

Since Jon got it and others didn't, I think I have an idea where they got their info from: Yoshihiro.

the yoshihiro website and e-bay store is another vendor just like me... i've never bought anything from them before and the only e-mail address they have from me is my business e-mail address (which is not where the e-mail came to). For that matter, i havent bought anything from e-bay in years.

mhlee
05-22-2012, 04:11 PM
the yoshihiro website and e-bay store is another vendor just like me... i've never bought anything from them before and the only e-mail address they have from me is my business e-mail address (which is not where the e-mail came to). For that matter, i havent bought anything from e-bay in years.

Scratch that. :curse:

This is pissing me off.

I just noticed they have the same picture as JCK on their e-mail.

obtuse
05-22-2012, 04:34 PM
i got one too... weird

a.lber.to
05-22-2012, 04:59 PM
The only knife purchase I made in the US was on Amazon, and I got the e-mail...

JBroida
05-22-2012, 05:06 PM
JCK might make sense... i used my personal e-mail when i bought stuff from them years ago

James
05-22-2012, 05:09 PM
I got it too; I've used my email for JCK, JWW and CKTG

echerub
05-22-2012, 05:09 PM
I haven't bought from JCK before, but still got the message several times.

DK chef
05-22-2012, 05:12 PM
i guess itīs a Ebay vendor, i didnīt recived it on the mail i have used with JCK.

obtuse
05-22-2012, 05:14 PM
I havent bought a knife on ebay and I got it. Maybe someone at knife forums.

JBroida
05-22-2012, 05:14 PM
hmm... they mystery continues

Duckfat
05-22-2012, 05:31 PM
I've bought from JCK and did not receive the email.

Dave

knyfeknerd
05-22-2012, 05:37 PM
I feel left out ...I didn't get it either. Nobody loves me ;.-(

Dave Martell
05-22-2012, 05:45 PM
Just a thought.....
(http://www.fwmedia.com/privacy)

http://www.fwmedia.com/press-room/knifeforums (http://www.fwmedia.com/press-room/knifeforums)


F+W Media Announces Acquisition of Knifeforums.com






http://www.fwmedia.com/privacy


Email address, postal address, telephone number

If at any time you provide us with your email address to place an order or access a service, we collect that information. Areas in which we may collect your email address include but are not limited to discussion boards; chat areas; product or service transactions; emails you send us; and interactive forms. If you provide us with your email address, you may receive periodic promotional emails from us and carefully selected partners with information regarding special offers or new products or services. You may also receive informational emails from us related to any user accounts you have set up with us, as well as administrative notices regarding the operation of the web site.
If you supply us with your postal address online, you may receive periodic mailings from us and carefully selected partners with information on new products and services.
Visitors who supply us with their telephone numbers online may receive telephone contact from us with information regarding new products and services or upcoming events. We do not rent telephone contact information to third parties.
Finally, we keep any information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations, both in aggregate and personally identifiable ways.


HOW WE MAY SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

We may share the information we collect on the web site with our trusted partners, including but not limited to affiliates, marketing partners, and fulfillment or customer service agents. Our partners may use this information to contact you for marketing purposes.

Wagstaff
05-22-2012, 05:48 PM
It's from ebay records of folks who have searched for knives. They track yoir shopping, not just your buying.

And other vendor possibilities are Korin and Cutlery & More.

mr drinky
05-22-2012, 05:50 PM
I got it on an account that has only been used with KKF, D&R Sharpening, KF, CKTG, and now Blade since they took over KF. I never used it with JCK.

k.

Duckfat
05-22-2012, 06:18 PM
I've bought from Korin and I've been logged in shopping eBay for knives recently but no email here.

Dave

Deckhand
05-22-2012, 06:21 PM
+9 was wondering the same thing. How they got my email.

Marko Tsourkan
05-22-2012, 06:27 PM
I think we can do a process of elimination by accounting all sources you guys used your personal email at and narrowing down to 1-3 possible culprits and make a guess.

Just a thought, why would an established vendor (like Korin or JCK) sell a list of their customers to a competitor, unless it is a subsidiary? It doesn't make sense.

F+W Media (KF)? That's a possibility, but then they are not being very thorough, as I haven't received anything.

M

Crothcipt
05-22-2012, 06:38 PM
I have been getting stuff from blade since I signed up, and didn't get this company's spam. I have only used that email with kf, kkf, and ebay. I would think I would get one from a Pakastani spamer. I also use that e-mail for many "beta" games that I wanted to test so I get ton's of spam too.

wsfarrell
05-22-2012, 06:41 PM
Just a thought.....
(http://www.fwmedia.com/privacy)

http://www.fwmedia.com/press-room/knifeforums (http://www.fwmedia.com/press-room/knifeforums)


I'm 99% sure it's knifeforums as Dave suggests. Is there anyone who has gotten this e-mail who has NEVER signed up with knifeforums?

a.lber.to
05-22-2012, 06:44 PM
I would tend to agree, actually. Now that I think about it, ever since I signed up (a few months ago) I started receiving knife-related junk mail... never made the correlation before, but it's there.

oivind_dahle
05-22-2012, 06:53 PM
Never got the mail

Shops Ive used:
CKTG, BluewayJapan and 3300mate.
Forums Ive left my address on: KKF and KF

Dave Martell
05-22-2012, 06:54 PM
http://domaincoleta.com/whois/shopginga.com

ecchef
05-22-2012, 06:56 PM
A little late, but I got whacked too. Got caught in the junk mail net.

Wagstaff
05-22-2012, 07:03 PM
Hmmm. I bet KF is it. Signed up seemingly a thousand years ago and barely used it.... but they'd have that email address for sure. Agree with the "that must be it" thoughts.

Dave Martell
05-22-2012, 07:05 PM
http://www.gingajp.com/About.html

This company is also registered to the same street address

James
05-22-2012, 07:13 PM
Google earth yields a nice residential street for the address; the owner must be operating out of his house

Dave Martell
05-22-2012, 07:18 PM
http://www.gingajp.com/Biographies-e7-99-ba-e6-98-8e-e3-80-81-e5-88-b6-e4.html

Crothcipt
05-22-2012, 07:19 PM
Now he gets the ads from all porn companys?

add
05-22-2012, 07:22 PM
Google earth yields a nice residential street for the address...

Shaaa zam!
You guys are good.


... the owner must operating out of his mom's basement and have a Cheetos stained keyboard.

Fixed.

:D

Eamon Burke
05-22-2012, 08:49 PM
I got it too. On my business email, which isn't that old, and hasn't been used to make purchases from CKTG, JKI, JCK, or eBay. I do, however, get that crappy rag from BLADE every now and again.

So my vote is that KF's wonderful ownership allowed those with greenbacks to partake in our inboxes.

After all the prostituting KF is going to be doing at Blade Show this year, KF is going to be an even bigger waste of time, no matter how ugly and inoperable the site is.

Amon-Rukh
05-22-2012, 09:19 PM
Hmmm, I did not get it. But I did browse my spam folders for it and I have to say that this person has their work cut out for them if they're still charging for stuff. I mean, how can I be motivated to pay for spam knives when I've got offers for all the free tacos, drugs and genital enhancement products I could ever want. And let's face it--those 3 categories pretty much cover why I own knives anyway. :groucho:

geezr
05-22-2012, 09:22 PM
got the email :eyebrow: after reading about it here

ajhuff
05-22-2012, 10:29 PM
I know that address! Kind of. It's across the main road from my parent's subdivision. No businesses there.

-AJ

stereo.pete
05-22-2012, 11:17 PM
Hmmm, I did not get it. But I did browse my spam folders for it and I have to say that this person has their work cut out for them if they're still charging for stuff. I mean, how can I be motivated to pay for spam knives when I've got offers for all the free tacos, drugs and genital enhancement products I could ever want. And let's face it--those 3 categories pretty much cover why I own knives anyway. :groucho:

Wait...stop right there. You get emails about free tacos... sign me up!

SpikeC
05-22-2012, 11:47 PM
I feel left out. No spam for me.:(

sachem allison
05-23-2012, 01:56 AM
me niether

sachem allison
05-23-2012, 01:57 AM
feel better?

jaybett
05-23-2012, 05:24 AM
I haven't gotten the e-mail. A few months ago, I unsubscribed from KF mailing list.

Jay

Dieter01
05-23-2012, 07:39 AM
No mail here either.
Done business with jck, bluewayjapan, ***** Industries and cktg. Also have an accound on KF but unsubscribed quite early from their mailing list.