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 Post subject: Knife Exchange
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:52 am 

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I know Mark and the CKTG guys facilitate a great pass around program, but has the concept of an exchange program amongst vetted members been brought up? As someone still learning/experimenting, I know I would find a tremendous amount of value in playing around with a variety of blades. And for the more refined, it provides an opportunity to try a knife that might have been, or is currently under consideration for purchase. Seems like a good way to fill the tactile gap inherent in online purchases of this nature...


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 Post subject: Re: Knife Exchange
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:34 am 

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Upon drunken consideration, the need for an intermediary, exchange, clearinghouse or other sort of service probably does indeed halt the concept unless it is a separate business model altogether. Semantics, semantics


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 Post subject: Re: Knife Exchange
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:44 pm 
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Chip, feel free to establish contacts with people you trust who have knives you're interested in trying out & vice versa. PM's are your friend :-). Some of the moderators, including me, have sent knives to each other as a way to broaden our CKTG product experience. I don't see this as something that needs to be officially sanctioned.


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 Post subject: Re: Knife Exchange
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:10 pm 

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No, probably not :) After too many vodka/sake drinks last night I was thinking that something a little more institutionalized could be a really nice feature, but would probably require a legitimate business/product development initiative (more like a paid membership service that could support ID verification, knife inspection, processing virtual inventory etc.).
Trusted swaps with members is def. much easier :)


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 Post subject: Re: Knife Exchange
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:11 pm 
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You write better drunk than I do when I'm sober.

There are lots of people that use the classified section to buy, try and sell it on to another user when they're done. If you care for your knives the discount to sell them should not be too large.



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 Post subject: Re: Knife Exchange
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:53 pm 

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Careful. Too much sake and you're going to have a business plan for a monthly knife pass around and a Kickstarter up and running.


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