Flipper alert

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  1. May 17, 2018 #181

    Wdestate

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    i was kidding, but for real, the only thing that keeps people flipping is the people buying, no buyer, no flipping, BAM!
     
  2. May 17, 2018 #182

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    In my opinion, the problem is not buying, enjoying it (as a cook or as a collector), and selling it some time afterwards for whatever price, but rather buying it with the intention to sell it right afterwards. In other words, being a seller at the forum without paying sellers' fees. I agree that's not a behavior easy to spot at the first sale, but after a good number of sales, it becomes easier. Again, i'm not for any witch hunting here. My position is that i will avoid to buy from members that i identify as someone behaving like this in my mind. Let others buy it or not.
     
  3. May 17, 2018 #183

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    Hey, no harm done!

    I see your point that people buying is part of the problem, that's why i try not to from people i relate to the behavior of buying with the solely intention of selling right afterwards. I also think it's hard to propose any KKF sanction on this. What can easily be done is that each member that agrees this is of poor taste, can themselves, according to their own views, try not to buy it too.
     
  4. May 17, 2018 #184

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    I saw this coming from miles away :rofl2:
     
  5. May 17, 2018 #185

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    Heh, one time I watched Breaking Bad from beginning to end so I could competently argue why I thought it was a lame show.
     
  6. May 17, 2018 #186

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    i never enjoyed that show after the 1st season. better call saul on the other hand is incredible show!!
     
  7. May 17, 2018 #187

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    I couldn't watch Breaking Bad, didn't really give it a chance, but just didn't get sucked in after an episode or two, people say I need to watch more to really get it.

    Will's knives, the 2 I've tried are very good, but these things are very personal and subjective. His order system needs to send a message that you are on the list, that would help. Nonetheless, you do get on the list if you use it.
     
  8. May 17, 2018 #188

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    easy solution +1
     
  9. May 17, 2018 #189

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    I just posted Gs's old Kato 180 petty ($40 under what I paid) - let the bashing begin...
     
  10. May 17, 2018 #190
    anti-flipper... We hate people that under value as well, just like China and their currency
     
  11. May 17, 2018 #191
    Just for historical reference, a new one was $257.25 from JNS in July, 2013. A lightly used one went for $225 to $235.
     
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  12. May 17, 2018 #192

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    It's ok, I paid 200 for it 2 years ago, I saw it sell for 550 and laughed my ass off, katos are basically bitcoin at this point lol
     
  13. May 17, 2018 #193

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    I remember staring at a kato 180mm Petty for weeks in not a month or 2 and gave it some serious consideration. Like, it was available and instock. Great looking knife.
     
  14. Aug 3, 2019 #194

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  15. Nov 4, 2019 #195

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    Looks like ashi didn’t retire. $1500 for a brand new one, with potentially more to come. Flipper market just got crushed.
    Of course, the secondary market will still remain and they’ll still sell for more than retail.
     
  16. Nov 4, 2019 #196

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    Great Craig! I’m gonna email Ricky Tran to get on the masamoto Ashi Honyaki list! I’m sure he’s gonna get a few dozen in stock in no time!
     
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  17. Nov 4, 2019 #197
    I asked twice about Ashi honyaki in the past few months, but was told that they do not accept orders. I was just curious how much would be a new one, would naively expect somewhere between $1500 and $2000
     
  18. Nov 4, 2019 #198

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    While you’re at it place an order for panda and I. 1 Masamoto KS honyaki each.
     
  19. Nov 4, 2019 #199

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    Mystery solved. $1500 retail. You’re welcome.
     
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    Ha! Buy two, get one free!
     
  21. Nov 5, 2019 #201
    According to this conversation, I could still flip my Masamoto honyaki.:D
     
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  22. Nov 5, 2019 #202

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    According to my kkf currency converter: 1 Masamoto KS honyaki is worth 2 Kato westerns.
     
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  23. Nov 5, 2019 #203

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    Masamoto KS honyaki is much more rare... and kanji likely not chiseled by 5 year old...
     
  24. Nov 5, 2019 #204
    But would it beat a Dragon chiseled by the whole kindergarten? :D
     
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  25. Nov 6, 2019 #205

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    more like put it on extended loan to panda
     
  26. Nov 6, 2019 #206
    I accept layaway
     
  27. Nov 6, 2019 #207

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    Did you ever make progress toward this knife?
     
  28. Nov 6, 2019 #208

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    Oh yeah. Catcheside has a very easy ordering system in place now on his website.
     
  29. Nov 7, 2019 #209

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    Which forum rule does flipping break?
     
  30. Nov 7, 2019 #210

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    None. Flipping is permitted.
     
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