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Newbie Posts: 47
eBay jail
« on: September 23, 2018, 10:50:51 AM »
The UK Drought.

Just a quick question to other UK based collectors; is there any source of older model SAK’s other than local car boot sales / antique shops?

Recently seen a nice 1963 Soldier model on eBay (from Austria).  Ok I know we can not sell / advertise knives on the UK eBay, but I didn’t realise we can not bid on knives advertised outside the UK.  I tried messaging the seller, by eBay has blocked my messages as it is considered trying to get round their UK policy.

Any other sources I can try?


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Re: eBay jail
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2018, 11:08:09 AM »
This one??




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Newbie Posts: 47
Re: eBay jail
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2018, 11:47:57 AM »
No it was this one Item number 232922117916 https://www.ebay.co.uk/it...-Alox-Scales/232922117916

seller was jdreece_ch.  he was nice enough to reply to my message, but eBay has blocked me from replying. 

If he is a member here, Im sorry I didn't get back.   








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Re: eBay jail
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2018, 12:07:09 PM »
The UK Drought.

Just a quick question to other UK based collectors; is there any source of older model SAK’s other than local car boot sales / antique shops?

Recently seen a nice 1963 Soldier model on eBay (from Austria).  Ok I know we can not sell / advertise knives on the UK eBay, but I didn’t realise we can not bid on knives advertised outside the UK.  I tried messaging the seller, by eBay has blocked my messages as it is considered trying to get round their UK policy.

Any other sources I can try?

You could try Shpock, I've bought a few items off there!
No Life Club Posts: 4,063 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: eBay jail
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2018, 12:09:01 PM »
Next time try logging on to ebay.com (or some other country ebay) and see if that gets around the ebay.co.uk "knife" restrictions.

Another possibility is to get the seller to do another listing as a "camping tool" and see if that allows you to buy (I had an idea it is anything with "knife" in the description that triggers the restriction).

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Jr. Member Posts: 64
Re: eBay jail
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2018, 12:53:55 PM »
Replacing the "co.uk" by ".com" or ".fr" in the URL should work just fine ;-) In France we also have restrictions (sometines I can understand, even clothes are blocked, lol) and using the ".com" allow us to see blocked items.
Newbie Posts: 44
Re: eBay jail
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2018, 01:13:02 PM »
Ebay wont let you get round the restriction by logging into another version the restriction will hit you when you try and ship the item to the UK

It does indeed suck I've lost out on more than one 84mm Golfer because of it

You could try etsy - I've not managed to bag a SAK off there but I've bought a few old tradititonals off there

also there are other forums - not sure direct links are allowed?
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,786 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: eBay jail
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2018, 01:19:41 PM »
also there are other forums - not sure direct links are allowed?
I think links to other forums are fine.  :cheers:

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Re: eBay jail
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2018, 02:09:22 PM »
No it was this one Item number 232922117916 https://www.ebay.co.uk/it...-Alox-Scales/232922117916

seller was jdreece_ch.  he was nice enough to reply to my message, but eBay has blocked me from replying. 

If he is a member here, Im sorry I didn't get back.

I know that guy. Nice bloke, he´s a member here and I´ve done some business with him. PM sent.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2018, 02:32:35 PM by Ron Who »

Jr. Member Posts: 70
Re: eBay jail
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2018, 02:41:16 PM »
You can’t get around the restriction even if logged onto .com .it .de or anywhere. As soon as you place a bid, the restriction pops up. Only way around I have found is to look at sellers other items. Find something that isn’t a knife, contact them and ask them to add the category “collectibles” or “tools” to the item you are interested in. This has worked for me for a couple of SAKs.


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Full Member Posts: 154
Re: eBay jail
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2018, 02:55:20 AM »
The member in question is Jaydar. He’s a great guy, and he prices his knives very fairly.

Coincidentally, he’s the gentleman who sold me my own birthyear (1963) Soldier.
New User Posts: 1
Re: eBay jail
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2018, 01:32:57 PM »
I was recently trying to sell a Yeoman on eBay but my listing was removed.

It is now on Shpock (mobile app), which seems actually to have a lot of SAKs listed.
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Re: eBay jail
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2018, 08:26:46 PM »
PM Sent :)
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Re: eBay jail
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2018, 08:37:54 PM »
Hi JD, I´m loving the gold alox Woodsman!  :cheers: (I sold the Apprentice) (And I changed my username).
« Last Edit: September 24, 2018, 08:38:56 PM by Ron Who »

Newbie Posts: 44
Re: eBay jail
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2018, 02:38:44 PM »
I was recently trying to sell a Yeoman on eBay but my listing was removed.

It is now on Shpock (mobile app), which seems actually to have a lot of SAKs listed.

There seem to be some very odd prices for Vics on Shpock

Jr. Member Posts: 70
eBay jail
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2018, 06:31:39 PM »
I was recently trying to sell a Yeoman on eBay but my listing was removed.

It is now on Shpock (mobile app), which seems actually to have a lot of SAKs listed.

There seem to be some very odd prices for Vics on Shpock

The majority of SAKs on Shpock in the UK are from one seller who appears to have picked up a large joblot from an airport auction. Unfortunately he will not post so unless you are local to him, they are just as out of reach as the SAKs on eBay.

Yes, some very odd ott prices too, I did however just pick up a Wenger champ for £15.


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« Last Edit: September 25, 2018, 06:32:54 PM by fred2892 »
Newbie Posts: 44
Re: eBay jail
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2018, 10:22:42 PM »
good work

not looking at Wenger at the moment but that's a nice little toolbox
Newbie Posts: 47
Re: eBay jail
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2018, 12:30:50 PM »
Much appreciate the help folks, sorry for the delay in replying, work life got in way (sadly I have a bank manager of insists I put money in the bank before I take it out).  replied to PM's (many thanks).
No Life Club Posts: 2,059
Re: eBay jail
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2018, 12:07:04 AM »
Can't sell a knife in the UK version of the 'bay, but apparently you can sell your girlfriend for 120,000. Surprised they even allowed the listing.


https://www.yahoo.com/new...119000-bid-160503327.html
No Life Club Posts: 3,052
Re: eBay jail
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2018, 01:13:30 AM »
Can't sell a knife in the UK version of the 'bay, but apparently you can sell your girlfriend for 120,000. Surprised they even allowed the listing.


https://www.yahoo.com/new...119000-bid-160503327.html
Now that was funny...YouTube has a lot of husband/wife - boyfriend/girlfriend pranks that are pretty funny.
Newbie Posts: 43 Scotland, UK
Re: eBay jail
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2018, 02:01:58 AM »
Although Ebay's policy is not to sell Victorinox knives through Ebay UK, it does happen. I live in the UK - Scotland to be exact and I have regularly bought Victorinox knives on Ebay UK.

I've purchased from sellers in France, Japan, Italy and Spain - all recently and through Ebay UK. Weirdly though, if you are UK based and you try to sell a Victorinox knife, this is not permitted and your ad will be removed. Likewise, sometimes you can't even purchase certain Victorinox as you'll be greated with the "you are trying to circumvent Ebay rules" message.

It seems to be the category that the seller lists the item against. For example, I was trying to purchase 58mm Cellidor scales last month from a Seller. EBay wouldn't allow me to purchase, informing me that I can't buy dangerous knives living in the UK. I emailed the Seller and they re-classified the listing of the Ebay ad, thus finally allowing me to purchase the scales.

Gumtree is good to. Amazon UK is more than happy to sell all Victorinox knives, as is Victorinox own website. There's Facebook groups which allow users to buy and sell too. Not to mention the many outdoor shops and retailers in Scotland, etc.

What do you mean "These Vics all look the same?"...
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,786 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: eBay jail
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2018, 01:22:12 PM »
Amazon UK won’t ship SAKs, other knives, glue, and many other uncountable things to the Republic of Ireland anymore. :rant:
That’s in addition to the eBay knife restrictions applying to us too...

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Re: eBay jail
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2018, 01:38:04 PM »
Pabs just use something like addresspal

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Re: eBay jail
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2018, 03:17:38 AM »
Amazon UK won’t ship SAKs, other knives, glue, and many other uncountable things to the Republic of Ireland anymore. :rant:
That’s in addition to the eBay knife restrictions applying to us too...

Glue? Is there an epidemic of sniffing over there?
No Life Club Posts: 3,052
Re: eBay jail
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2018, 06:26:54 AM »
That glue restrictions isn’t surprising! They will sniff Freon into a bag and sniff it.  :rant:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,786 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: eBay jail
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2018, 09:54:41 AM »
Pabs just use something like addresspal
I know, but thanks.  :cheers:
We use parcel motel. It’s just that the added step of having to use it makes me try buying stuff from another website rather than try to deal with amazon.  ;)

Amazon UK won’t ship SAKs, other knives, glue, and many other uncountable things to the Republic of Ireland anymore. :rant:
That’s in addition to the eBay knife restrictions applying to us too...

Glue? Is there an epidemic of sniffing over there?
I just put that there off the top of my head as one of the things that amazon won’t ship. Since that ‘not permitted’ list includes things like Zebra pens, I don’t think that glue is being singled out.  :facepalm:
It wouldn’t be as annoying if EVERYTHING on Amazon wouldn’t ship to Ireland. But as it is, I keep coming across things that ought to be shippable to Ireland but aren’t, and things that shouldn’t be shippable but are, it’s the inconsistency that gets me.  :poh:

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Re: eBay jail
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2018, 06:51:07 PM »
So, maybe a bit OT, but I was just watching the new episode of one of my favorite TV Shows ever, Doctor Who. :angel:
New season, new Doctor. :woohoo: All was OK so far until this scene:



man, I used to love (and still like) Doctor Who   :dunno:
but it just lost a few points for me after this.  >:( For one, I don't really like the new Doctor, and then there was this dialog...

Doctor: (Fabricates new Sonic Screwdriver from scratch)
Man: "Did you just make that? (referring to the device)"
Doctor: "Sonic screwdriver, well I say screwdriver but it's more multi-purpose than that:
scanner, diagnostics, tin opener...more of a "sonic Swiss Army Knife" only without the knife, only idiots carry knives"

so, as a loyal follower and fan for many years and many different doctors (favorite was Tennant),
all that I have left to say what the
Show content
BBC? ???, please:


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Re: eBay jail
« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2018, 07:03:43 PM »
Social conditioning.

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Re: eBay jail
« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2018, 07:41:41 PM »
This is where I'd probably end up sending an email. Complete losers do it to complain about the most trivial things, so why not us?.  Here in the US, there's so much of that promotion of certain politics and social issues that goes on with our stuff, I barely even watch TV these days.
 Of course, I really don't even watch BBC America ever since the Clarkson got fired, and Hammond and May quit Top Gear and went on to do their own show.
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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,786 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: eBay jail
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2018, 07:58:24 PM »
Well, when your talking about a sonic screwdriver, than can function as a knife, but BETTER!  :dunno:
Write to the BBC though.  :tu:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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