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Selling on e-bay

Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by juttle, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. juttle

    juttle Nomad

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    I hope I'm not going over old, or very old, ground, but a question came up in conversation the other day about selling knives on e-bay. OK, we all know that its a definite no, no, in the UK and Ireland, but e-bay.com, being the US parent of all things e-bay is rife with knives of all shapes and sizes.

    So, the question asked was, 'have you ever tried selling your knives on e-bay.com, but excluding those countries that have banned knife sales?'

    Well, I haven't, have any of you guys tried it, and if you did, how did you get on?
     
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  2. JonathanD

    JonathanD Ophiological Genius

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    Yeah, I've sold quite a few on Ebay.com without a problem.
     
  3. Robbi

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    me too, no probs at all, just register as normal but on .com not .uk
     
  4. Stew

    Stew Bushcrafter through and through

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    I've sold my knives on ebay.com with no problems at all.
     
  5. juttle

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    OK, guys, thanks for the info. Must be worth a go then!
     
  6. Savagewolfrm

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    what about buying..anyone had any issues especially with customs..? seen a beautiful knife nicely priced but worried will get collared by import. any help greatly appreciated
     
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    Stew Bushcrafter through and through

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    You won't be able to bid on it.
     
  8. JonathanD

    JonathanD Ophiological Genius

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    That's right. Bidding is something you can't do. Customs can be a problem with some folders that have loose actions, but fixed blades are fine.
     
  9. Savagewolfrm

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    Thanks guys don't suppose anyone knows away around this. What a shame
     
  10. Dreadhead

    Dreadhead Bushcrafter through and through

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    you can sell knives on etsy within the uk no problem i find some gems on there every now and then, especially vintage finish knives etc :D
     
  11. jojo

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    I think Etsy is going to be a good place to sell knives, there are at least a couple of sellers I have seen recently. I am going to put some of my wood carving knives on there and see. Coincidently, I was looking on Ebay just this morning for wood carving knives, there were a couple of "spoon carving tools" and that was it. There are plenty of much more dangerous tools on there than knives such as axes and chisels!
     
  12. DomBrister

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    Im looking for a curved blade to try carving a spoon/bowl/drinking vessel. Does anyone know any going second hand? as its my first try.
    Many thanks
    Dom
     

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