Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Where to trade/sell knives online?

  1. #1
    Spyderco Forum Registered User iwolf81's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    513

    Where to trade/sell knives online?

    I can't believe I'm actually saying this, but it's time to thin out some of my duplicate Spydies and reinvest in my collection. I'm wondering where is the best place to trade/sell knives online? I'm aware of BladeForums and The Cove at USN. Are the fees at these places worth it?

    Thanks,
    Ira
    Last edited by iwolf81; 04-03-2010 at 01:55 PM. Reason: Spelling correction
    D3 CE, FG D4 CE Krein'd, Blue D4 FFG, Pink D4, Caly3 SE, USN E4 CE, Pink E4 CE, E4 ZDP-189 SE, FG E4 CE, E4 G10 FFG, Tenacious SE, Para SE, Para D2, Millie D2, ATR SE, Orange Assist I, Blue Rescue 93, Khukuri, Barong, Meerkat, Ladybug H1 SE, Manix 2 XHP, Rock Salt, S90V Mule Krein'd, JD Smith Sprint, Brown Matriarch SE, Poliwog, Stretch CE, Millie M4/Ti, Rock Lobster, Zulu, Rescue 79, D'Allara Rescue, LadyHawk SE, Lum Tanto Sprint, Dragonfly G10, Chaparral, Sage I, Caspian, Gayle Bradley

  2. #2
    Spyderco Forum Registered User Creepo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    1,126
    I'm not so familiar with USN but on Bladeforums you have to be a gold member to sell/trade in the exchange part, 1 year Gold Membership is 25$, it gets cheaper if you purchase it for 2 or 3 years.
    IMO that's worth it especially if you have a lot of blades to sell and you also get all sorts of other goodies as well, plus you'll be supporting the community.

  3. #3
    Spyderco Forum Registered User DMgangl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Charleston, SC.
    Posts
    910
    Knife-bst.com I check there every couple of days. Its a forum specifically for buying and trading knives. Its used by a lot of members here and has a very nice setup.

    DM

    ETA oh yea and no fees
    Anxiously waiting for a Aogami Super Blue steel Caly 3.5

    Come Chat

    Smile, it can always get worse

  4. #4
    Spyderco Forum Registered User LorenzoL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    809
    I would say that the best free forum to buy & sell production knives is JerzeeDevil. Ron LaBella is a great guy and a member here, too.
    For custom knives, the best free forum is CK&G.

  5. #5
    Spyderco Forum Registered User kwakster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
    Posts
    280
    If you don't mind selling overseas you could also try the Dutch Knife forum;

    www.messenforum.nl

    Because of the literally huge price differences on knives between the US and the Netherlands there is good money to be made for Americans who are willing to sell & ship abroad.

    You would need to register there first which is easy, but there are no fees involved and you can buy & sell in your own language in the international part of the forum.
    So no need to learn Dutch,

    And it's safe to say that there are quite a few Spyderco aficionados in the Netherlands as well,

    Good luck, whatever you decide,

  6. #6
    Spyderco Forum Registered User jezabel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    757
    I've had good experiences with Knife BST.com Ira. There are some good deals to be had, you'll see a few familiar faces there too.

    Jez
    C36GS, C36GTIP, C36CFM390P, C41BKPS, C52BKP, C63G3, C65TIP, C70S, C81FG, C83BM, C101GPS, C101CF90VP2, C105, C134CF

  7. #7
    Spyderco Forum Registered User FIMS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    Posts
    990
    Ive been trying to sign up for Knife-bst for a few days but the security code is a pain in the butt.

    The colours and abstract digits are hard to read.

    Lots of Spydercos there.
    Oderint Dum Metuant - Let them hate, so long as they fear.

    's - I have sincerely now lost count.

    http://www.spydiewiki.com/
    http://spyderco.com/edge-u-cation/glossary.php

  8. #8
    Spyderco Forum Registered User cougar337's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Westminster, CO USA
    Posts
    815
    These are the ones I visit and buy from:

    Bladeforums.com ($25 yearly for gold Membership)
    CPFmarketplace.com (Free)
    knife-bst.com (Free)
    Usualsuspects.net ($35 a year)
    Jerzeedevil.com (free)

    Bladeforums seems to get the most exposure but they are all great places to sell and buy from!
    - Ian
    See pictures of my Spydies at Cougar337's Den

    Wire Clips and Little Big knives....keep 'em coming!

  9. #9
    Spyderco Forum Registered User TD22057's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Santa Clarita, CA
    Posts
    62
    Here's my knife trading/shopping site list:

    http://www.bladeforums.com
    http://www.knifeforums.com
    http://glocktalk.com/
    http://www.cpfmarketplace.com
    http://benchmadeforum.com
    http://www.jerzeedevil.com

    It would be nice if the Spyderco forums had a Buy/Sell/Trade area...

  10. #10
    Spyderco Forum Registered User J Smith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Harriman TN USA
    Posts
    7,082
    IMO Bladeforums is best.
    USN is good but they have a higher member fee and only other paying members can look at the cove.
    People do not have to pay to buy from you on bladeforums.
    0 0
    <
    \____/

  11. #11
    Spyderco Forum Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,229
    Least hassle free is the USN in my opinion. I like Jerzee as well. Ron is a very cool guy.

    I like the fact that only paid members can access the buy, sell or trade forums. Keeps the riff raff out. $25 is a small price to pay for buying, selling and trading.

    aj
    Live in every breath

    INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF THE SPYDEREDGE

  12. #12
    Spyderco Forum Registered User LorenzoL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    809
    I hate the way BF is moderated, USN is much better.
    However, the OP was asking about free forums...

  13. #13
    Spyderco Forum Registered User J Smith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Harriman TN USA
    Posts
    7,082
    Knifeforums and Candlepower are great free ones.
    I have had good dealings on Glocktalk and AR15.com too.
    0 0
    <
    \____/

  14. #14
    Spyderco Forum Registered User bohica1998's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Arkansas, USA, Earth
    Posts
    890
    Quote Originally Posted by kwakster View Post
    If you don't mind selling overseas you could also try the Dutch Knife forum;

    www.messenforum.nl

    Nope, can't do it. I figured out what all they were asking for during the registration process, but whenever you go to the next step, all you get is this Error message.


    General Error
    Language file ./language/en/en/common.php couldn't be opened.

    Please notify the board administrator or webmaster: messenforum@gmail.com
    Thinking it might be because I was asking for the English version, I tried again while leaving the default language selected.

    Results? Same message except for "nl" inserted where it says "en" in the first message.
    58-1/2 's so far...
    Latest Arrival: C14PBK PE Rescue (Thanx Jeff!)
    On the Way: Nada at the moment

  15. #15
    Spyderco Forum Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    s.f.bay area
    Posts
    35

    free forum

    I've bought and sold on knife-BST.com, and although it was complicated to give credentials to them in the beginning, once accomplished, the deals there have been very well done, fair prices, and rock solid trading partners from around the world, IMHO -dp

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •