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Title: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on January 06, 2019, 05:14:43 PM
I'm wondering if there is any interest in a February 28-day spending spree challenge.
You would have to buy at least one Victorinox/Wenger item per day.  :mail:

I think I could do it, anyone else interested?  My hope is that it wouldn't be too much of a burden, although it may hurt the budget.  :facepalm:
I figure if it gets too expensive, I could buy a lanyard or toothpick for a few days to offset so much buying.  :dunno:

At least this is the shortest month of the year.  :cheers:

Anyone on board or plan to watch?
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on January 06, 2019, 05:16:43 PM
I'm wondering if there is any interest in a February 28-day spending spree challenge.
You would have to buy at least one Victorinox/Wenger item per day.  :mail:

I think I could do it, anyone else interested?  My hope is that it wouldn't be too much of a burden, although it may hurt the budget.  :facepalm:
I figure if it gets too expensive, I could buy a lanyard or toothpick for a few days to offset so much buying.  :dunno:

At least this is the shortest month of the year.  :cheers:

Anyone on board or plan to watch?
That would leave me out! I’m retired  :rofl:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on January 06, 2019, 05:19:21 PM
I'm wondering if there is any interest in a February 28-day spending spree challenge.
You would have to buy at least one Victorinox/Wenger item per day.  :mail:

I think I could do it, anyone else interested?  My hope is that it wouldn't be too much of a burden, although it may hurt the budget.  :facepalm:
I figure if it gets too expensive, I could buy a lanyard or toothpick for a few days to offset so much buying.  :dunno:

At least this is the shortest month of the year.  :cheers:

Anyone on board or plan to watch?
That would leave me out! I’m retired  :rofl:
I understand.  Maybe you can watch  :popcorn: me do the challenge all the while going broke and regretting ever suggesting it. :rofl:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on January 06, 2019, 05:21:00 PM
Sounds a interesting challenge  :tu: :like:
Good luck  :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on January 06, 2019, 05:22:32 PM
Unfortunately I won’t be able to join you  ???
But I will watch the challenge :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on January 06, 2019, 05:27:02 PM
Wspeed, that would be great if you can watch.  :tu: 
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on January 06, 2019, 05:30:33 PM
Are you trying to get somebody killed   :rofl:

I will watch though  :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on January 06, 2019, 05:33:14 PM
 :oops:, I forget that many Chief Financial Officers, (CFO) don't like too many toys coming into the household, thankfully I'm the CFO.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on January 06, 2019, 05:40:20 PM
Maybe March will become, sell a SAK each day challenge.  :rofl:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Nix on January 06, 2019, 05:51:10 PM
 :rofl:

Thank goodness I'm planning to do a Fixie challenge in February, thereby avoiding a severe tongue-lashing by Mrs Nix.

(https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/phew.gif)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on January 06, 2019, 05:56:21 PM
I'm beginning to think I don't know what I'm getting myself into.  :o
Oh well, I'll give it a try.  This might be a solo challenge and it will be interesting to see how far I get.  :salute:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Fast Bill on January 06, 2019, 06:16:37 PM
Great idea FoB I just know I could get a bit carried away ... so I'm in the audience but interesting idea  :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on January 06, 2019, 06:38:53 PM
I wish I could buy a different knife everyday  :dd:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on January 06, 2019, 07:12:33 PM
I will watch the challenge if you decide to do it. :popcorn: :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Borg on January 06, 2019, 08:15:25 PM
Good luck on your challenge  :salute:  i was thinking about a challenge where i sell one of my Spartans every day for a month, this could make it an easy challenge for both of us  :D
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Serena on January 06, 2019, 09:01:33 PM
*Searching for sponsors*
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on January 06, 2019, 09:04:58 PM
I will definitely be watching from the sidelines for sure. I always love to see what other people buy! I might see something I want!  :woohoo:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on January 06, 2019, 09:06:47 PM
:rofl:

Thank goodness I'm planning to do a Fixie challenge in February, thereby avoiding a severe tongue-lashing by Mrs Nix.

(https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/phew.gif)
I’m in for the Fixie Challenge!  :hatsoff:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: LoopCutter on January 06, 2019, 09:08:30 PM
If you locate Classics at $10 each for 28 days you will have spent $280.  Not including taxes, shipping/handling cost, or gas and car expenses if acquire locally.

Then if you purchase more than one on a given day, that is still only one days buy.

Likely need a picture of purchase and receipt to qualify. 28 separate purchases is not the MTo way.   

I will watch from the sidelines :popcorn: If you decide to continue :think:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Kev D on January 06, 2019, 09:09:15 PM
Not a chance, just had xmas and now 3 birthdays in January , 2 in February, this is my most skint period in any year.  Good luck with your challenge
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Top-Gear-24 on January 06, 2019, 09:33:35 PM
These last two months have been a spending spree challenge for me, or so it seems ...  :ahhh

I guess it's quite obvious that I'm out, but I will watch others go for it  :D.

Meanwhile, I will wait until the participants start selling their "spending spree" goodies during their "March 2019 in dire need of cash challenge"  :whistle:.

 ;)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on January 06, 2019, 10:46:56 PM
After reading all of the replies I am thinking this should probably have a dunce cap badge if completed.   :twak:
But in my defense, if I were to buy right, maybe I would get some gems and sell off the unwanted ones that were purchased to make a profit.  :dunno:


Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: twiliter on January 06, 2019, 10:52:59 PM
Maybe March will become, sell a SAK each day challenge.  :rofl:

OK yes, I can do this one.  :facepalm:  :D
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: theonew on January 07, 2019, 12:04:07 AM
LOL, when stuff started coming in I would definitely be getting some strange looks from my wife, which makes it somewhat tempting  :whistle:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on January 07, 2019, 12:14:26 AM
LOL, when stuff started coming in I would definitely be getting some strange looks from my wife, which makes it somewhat tempting  :whistle:
Totally worth it!  :rofl:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on January 07, 2019, 01:23:06 AM
Maybe March will become, sell a SAK each day challenge.  :rofl:

OK yes, I can do this one.  :facepalm:  :D

That sounds more likely for me...or maybe a buy and sell one two daily?  :D
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on January 07, 2019, 01:27:36 AM
Maybe March will become, sell a SAK each day challenge.  :rofl:

OK yes, I can do this one.  :facepalm:  :D
I think a lot of buyers would be forum members  :whistle:
Especially with some of the SAK that have been show! :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Syem on January 07, 2019, 01:33:47 AM
 :like:

How about "buy a SAK every day for a year?".

I'd join but I've already bought waaaaaaay too many knives last year (more than a year's worth). Also, I've vowed to concentrate on exceptional pieces and I don't see a way to find that every single day for a month straight :D

Good luck though, I'll be curious about what you purchase (and the total amount spent  :whistle:)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: cody6268 on January 07, 2019, 02:19:05 AM
With my budget, that would probably equate to going to the local knife store each day and buying one toothpick, tweezer, pen, etc. And even that would still add up to nearly my monthly hobby budget at $1.50 a piece.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Alan K. on January 07, 2019, 02:21:02 AM
Hmm.  Let me weigh my options here.  I could buy a new SAK every day for a month or I can pay my mortgage and utility bills. Boy, that's a tough one.
 :dunno:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on January 07, 2019, 02:35:38 AM
It seemed like a good idea when I thought of it.  :think:
Ya'll got me running scared, but I think I'm going to soldier on and give it a try.  I've been saving up some money, so I have a small SAK fund that should cover this experiment.
I just hope there are nice options to buy when the time comes.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 07, 2019, 03:14:06 AM
 :popcorn:

I've bought over 30 MTs in a month before, but not one-a-day(and spread over eight brands). This should prove to be interesting to follow along. Good luck with it, FolderBeholder! :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on January 07, 2019, 04:11:33 AM
Well we will be rooting for you from the sidelines!  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: CallsignBadger on January 07, 2019, 04:13:47 AM
No way in heck I could ever do this one!

I'll definitely watch, though  :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on January 07, 2019, 01:45:45 PM
It seemed like a good idea when I thought of it.  :think:
Ya'll got me running scared, but I think I'm going to soldier on and give it a try.  I've been saving up some money, so I have a small SAK fund that should cover this experiment.
I just hope there are nice options to buy when the time comes.


With your past record of finding good deals I think you should be able to do this. :D :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on January 07, 2019, 02:40:09 PM
It's comforting to know I'll have some of you along watching.  :tu:
In anticipation of this challenge, it sure has curtailed my current spending. 
I figure I'll keep saving up until February, unless a stellar item goes up for sale that is on my 10 most wanted list.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on January 07, 2019, 03:55:14 PM
I will also be watching this from a safe distance!  :D
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: pfrsantos on January 07, 2019, 05:15:21 PM
I will also be watching this from a safe distance!  :D

Likewise. Hope the pond serves as a moat to protect us from being infected with that spending virus.

 :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Aloha on January 07, 2019, 05:20:16 PM
 :popcorn:
I'm sure you will find some nice things. 
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: cody6268 on January 08, 2019, 12:54:16 AM
Good luck! I accidentally did that one month, and it resulted in one debit card getting shredded. I've since replaced it, but I am being MUCH more careful.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: gregozedobe on January 08, 2019, 10:03:08 AM
Meanwhile, I will wait until the participants start selling their "spending spree" goodies during their "March 2019 in dire need of cash challenge"  :whistle:.

 :D   :rofl:   :rofl:   :rofl:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on January 08, 2019, 11:03:48 AM
I might be able to buy 28 toothpicks :think:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Mechanickal on January 08, 2019, 12:21:06 PM
I might be able to buy 28 toothpicks :think:
I sense a sudden raise in your budget...
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on January 08, 2019, 12:36:30 PM
I might be able to buy 28 toothpicks :think:
I sense a sudden raise in your budget...

Good one ;)
But so many bills to pay :ahhh
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Mechanickal on January 08, 2019, 12:42:48 PM
I might be able to buy 28 toothpicks :think:
I sense a sudden raise in your budget...

Good one ;)
But so many bills to pay :ahhh
Imagine how I feel!! :ahhh :ahhh
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on January 08, 2019, 12:43:44 PM
I might be able to buy 28 toothpicks :think:
I sense a sudden raise in your budget...

Good one ;)
But so many bills to pay :ahhh
Imagine how I feel!! :ahhh :ahhh
Same here  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on January 08, 2019, 12:51:55 PM
Why are we all paying this guy? What did he do for us?

Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on January 16, 2019, 03:46:10 PM
I will start this challenge on the 1st of February. 
I've had some time to think about this  :think: and I'm not sure how many consecutive days it will go as I want to be sure I find a suitable candidate each day for purchase and not just buy anything to keep the challenge going.
I will look in earnest each day and it would be great if 28 items catch my eye (it could happen). :climber:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on January 16, 2019, 04:01:36 PM
I like this level of commitment! But I like buying ones that each make me happy in some way. A lot of auctions I track from favorite sellers get all bunched up on different days of the week.  I'd have to have a LOT of buy-it-now items in the cue for days that either nothing good showed up, or ended that day. And oh, the horror if you lost an auction...  :ahhh on Feb 27!  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

Good luck, and I'll enjoy this one from the sidelines!  :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on January 16, 2019, 04:09:00 PM
And oh, the horror if you lost an auction...  :ahhh on Feb 27!  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
Oh, that would definitely hurt, but if I had that many purchased by then and the finish line was so close, I'd definitely buy a Classic just to keep the race going.  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on January 16, 2019, 06:23:46 PM
I will start this challenge on the 1st of February. 
I've had some time to think about this  :think: and I'm not sure how many consecutive days it will go as I want to be sure I find a suitable candidate each day for purchase and not just buy anything to keep the challenge going.
I will look in earnest each day and it would be great if 28 items catch my eye (it could happen). :climber:

That sounds like a good approach FB! :like: :tu: :tu:

I will be following along to see what you find, :popcorn: :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Butch on January 16, 2019, 06:51:45 PM
Hey I'll join in on this..........




















Right after I win the Powerball.................... :facepalm:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on January 16, 2019, 07:29:43 PM
So what if you find a couple of good buys in one day, would they count as a wild card for a no buy day? That would seem fair.  :dunno:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on January 17, 2019, 02:10:18 PM
So what if you find a couple of good buys in one day, would they count as a wild card for a no buy day? That would seem fair.  :dunno:
I like that wild card idea and may have to use it on a future challenge.  :tu: 
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on January 17, 2019, 06:40:04 PM
...or make it even harder: One knife needs to show up on every day the US mail is delivered!  :D  ;)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on January 17, 2019, 06:49:48 PM
...or make it even harder: One knife needs to show up on every day the US mail is delivered!  :D  ;)
Now that will be a challenge  :rofl:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on January 17, 2019, 08:21:48 PM
...or make it even harder: One knife needs to show up on every day the US mail is delivered!  :D  ;)
Now that will be a challenge  :rofl:
:iagree:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on January 18, 2019, 12:01:27 AM
So what if you find a couple of good buys in one day, would they count as a wild card for a no buy day? That would seem fair.  :dunno:
I like that wild card idea and may have to use it on a future challenge.  :tu:
:cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on January 18, 2019, 12:03:36 AM
...or make it even harder: One knife needs to show up on every day the US mail is delivered!  :D  ;)
Now that will be a challenge  :rofl:
And be at the mercy of the USPS...no...NO...NOOOO!
 :rofl:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on January 29, 2019, 02:55:11 PM
February is almost here and of course I blew most of my budget on this Soldier that arrived yesterday:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7885/31969392427_34f20be46f.jpg)

The good news is I can still think up 28 SAKs that I'd like to buy:

1) 84mm Voyageur with Red Ribbed scales
2) 91mm SwissChamp XL
3) 91mm Astronaut on front scale
4) 93mm Swiss Railways Black Beauty
5) 93mm Pioneer from Thailand with Elephant on scale
6) 4 rivet vintage Victorinox
7) Blue Fish on Scale model 234faU
8 ) Vagabond with Boy Scout wood chopping graphic on the back
9) 125 Year Climber
10) Climber w/Essential Tools Graphic
11) SwissCard Lite
12) SwissCard Nail Care
13) Alox Nespresso 2017
14) Alox Nespresso 2016
15) Coach Leather Knife
16) Gold Ingot Classic
17) Copper Alox Vagabond
18) Alaska Railroad Vagabond
19) Mike Horn Ranger
20) AP Blaze Ranger 55
21) 91mm Luxury Automobile
22) 84mm Alumnus
23) Snow Ranger 50 Wenger
24) Christmas knife 2017
25) Canadian Cellidor Moose Modeler
26) Red Duchess in box
27) Hunter Pro Alox Red
28) MiniChamp XL Mint in box


Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on January 29, 2019, 03:12:03 PM
That is a great list of SAKs FB do you think you can find them all  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on January 29, 2019, 03:15:02 PM
That is a great list of SAKs FB do you think you can find them all  :tu: :like:
I think that there are about 8 that will be difficult to ever find.  I did miss out on a couple of auctions by not being on the computer when the buy it nows were offered.
I do think over time I will find many of them, but most likely not in February.  :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on January 29, 2019, 03:20:17 PM
Good luck with trying to find all of them FB :tu: :like:
Have you got backups that you would
buy if you can’t find the SAKs on your list  :think:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on January 29, 2019, 03:23:05 PM
Good luck with trying to find all of them FB :tu: :like:
Have you got backups that you would
buy if you can’t find the SAKs on your list  :think:
Thank you.  Regarding backups, not really, although I never know when something will catch my eye.  Plus, I'm certain there are some LE Classics that I would want.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on January 29, 2019, 03:32:21 PM
Wow. That's quite the list :drool:

Virtually impossible to find all of these within one month though :P
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on January 29, 2019, 03:36:21 PM
This is definitely going to be a very interesting challenge  :tu: :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on January 29, 2019, 03:36:54 PM
Wow. That's quite the list :drool:

Virtually impossible to find all of these within one month though :P
:iagree:  I was surprised that my want to buy list is so small, but it will likely take me months if not years to find a few of them, if ever.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on January 29, 2019, 03:37:48 PM
This is definitely going to be a very interesting challenge  :tu: :popcorn:
My feeling is it won't go the full month, but I will try.  :tu:  It all depends if items show up for sale.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on January 29, 2019, 03:43:11 PM
Good luck FB :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on January 31, 2019, 07:16:56 PM
Are you ready for tomorrow FB :tu: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on January 31, 2019, 07:20:50 PM
Good luck!  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Etherealicer on January 31, 2019, 09:20:31 PM
Plan B:

Well... it is a Wenger :D
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on January 31, 2019, 09:53:00 PM
Plan B:

Well... it is a Wenger :D
That is cool!  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on January 31, 2019, 11:09:55 PM
I'm going to give it a go!  Stay tuned!  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on January 31, 2019, 11:21:38 PM
Will do  :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: microbe on January 31, 2019, 11:38:41 PM
1) 84mm Voyageur with Red Ribbed scales                                          $250
2) 91mm SwissChamp XL                                                                      $200
3) 91mm Astronaut on front scale                                                           $150
4) 93mm Swiss Railways Black Beauty                                                  $750
5) 93mm Pioneer from Thailand with Elephant on scale                         $150

Your first 5 knives are already rocking up to $1500  :oops:
Good luck!
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 01, 2019, 12:10:00 AM
1) 84mm Voyageur with Red Ribbed scales                                          $250
2) 91mm SwissChamp XL                                                                      $200
3) 91mm Astronaut on front scale                                                           $150
4) 93mm Swiss Railways Black Beauty                                                  $750
5) 93mm Pioneer from Thailand with Elephant on scale                         $150

Your first 5 knives are already rocking up to $1500  :oops:
Good luck!
I would happily pay $1500 for those first 5!  :cheers:

The 28 knives I listed are ones I hope to find some day to purchase.  They are not what I expect to find in one month.  :salute:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: microbe on February 01, 2019, 12:21:56 AM
1) 84mm Voyageur with Red Ribbed scales                                          $250
2) 91mm SwissChamp XL                                                                      $200
3) 91mm Astronaut on front scale                                                           $150
4) 93mm Swiss Railways Black Beauty                                                  $750
5) 93mm Pioneer from Thailand with Elephant on scale                         $150

Your first 5 knives are already rocking up to $1500  :oops:
Good luck!
I would happily pay $1500 for those first 5!  :cheers:

The 28 knives I listed are ones I hope to find some day to purchase.  They are not what I expect to find in one month.  :salute:

I was lowballing not to rack up too much of a bill.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 01, 2019, 12:22:42 AM
1) 84mm Voyageur with Red Ribbed scales                                          $250
2) 91mm SwissChamp XL                                                                      $200
3) 91mm Astronaut on front scale                                                           $150
4) 93mm Swiss Railways Black Beauty                                                  $750
5) 93mm Pioneer from Thailand with Elephant on scale                         $150

Your first 5 knives are already rocking up to $1500  :oops:
Good luck!
I would happily pay $1500 for those first 5!  :cheers:

The 28 knives I listed are ones I hope to find some day to purchase.  They are not what I expect to find in one month.  :salute:

I was lowballing not to rack up too much of a bill.
I liked your prices.  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 01, 2019, 04:22:30 AM
Good luck  :salute:

 :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Barry Rowland on February 01, 2019, 05:04:28 AM
Lisa, this is like taking an alcoholic to a brewery!  I could do it but I'd be begging you for a spot to pitch my tent after the expenditures were discovered :facepalm:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 01, 2019, 01:48:57 PM
Day 1 - can she do it?
All I know is no SAK is safe today!  One will be purchased.  :pok:  :gimme:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 01, 2019, 01:58:17 PM
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 01, 2019, 03:03:48 PM
Day 1 - can she do it?
All I know is no SAK is safe today!  One will be purchased.  :pok:  :gimme:

Here's a suggestion: https://www.ebay.com/itm/143110684647
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 01, 2019, 03:06:35 PM
Day 1 - can she do it?
All I know is no SAK is safe today!  One will be purchased.  :pok:  :gimme:

Here's a suggestion: https://www.ebay.com/itm/143110684647
I've looked at it, but I have a few that are similar:
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2831/33537801005_f4aa2acc2a.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 01, 2019, 03:12:18 PM
Me too :P

Nice pic :drool:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 01, 2019, 03:13:46 PM
Me too :P

Nice pic :drool:
Thank you.  Plus I have to ease into this, even though it's a short month, I cannot spend $100 each day.  :ahhh
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 01, 2019, 03:23:22 PM
Day 1 - can she do it?
All I know is no SAK is safe today!  One will be purchased.  :pok:  :gimme:


You can do it FB! :cheers: :popcorn: :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 01, 2019, 03:26:33 PM
Day 1 - can she do it?
All I know is no SAK is safe today!  One will be purchased.  :pok:  :gimme:

Here's a suggestion: https://www.ebay.com/itm/143110684647
I've looked at it, but I have a few that are similar:
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2831/33537801005_f4aa2acc2a.jpg)
Oh boy  :oops:  :drool:
Those are so nice!  :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 01, 2019, 03:31:40 PM
How many SAKs have you already got in your collection FB :think: :tu: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 01, 2019, 03:33:57 PM
I have 28 less SAKs than I want.  :D
Too bad these arrived yesterday.  They would have been bought in February if I could have waited.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4844/39984306143_77d235d6d0.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 01, 2019, 03:40:30 PM
They would be gone by now if you waited  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 01, 2019, 03:41:07 PM
They look very nice FB :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 01, 2019, 03:43:08 PM
They would be gone by now if you waited  :tu:
I agree which is why I decided to buy when I did.  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Nix on February 01, 2019, 04:12:56 PM
Good early start, though.   ;)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 01, 2019, 06:31:14 PM
I have 28 less SAKs than I want.  :D
Too bad these arrived yesterday.  They would have been bought in February if I could have waited.


You made the right decision in getting them when you did!  :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 01, 2019, 06:35:47 PM
Good early start, though.   ;)
Kind of like stretching before a race.  :tu:

You made the right decision in getting them when you did!  :cheers:
Thanks Vicman!  :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: microbe on February 01, 2019, 07:40:21 PM
This sale should settle you for 3 days, as it's a 3 knife deal.
https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/victorinox-nespresso-2016-2017-2018-1030040700/ (https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/victorinox-nespresso-2016-2017-2018-1030040700/)
And they are on your list!
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 01, 2019, 07:42:25 PM
Those are very nice  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: microbe on February 01, 2019, 07:43:54 PM
Same but cheaper
https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/victorinox-nespresso-no.01-02-03-1043719504/ (https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/victorinox-nespresso-no.01-02-03-1043719504/)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: microbe on February 01, 2019, 07:45:05 PM
And considering what they ask for this single one, the 3 pack is a bargain
https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/victorinox-nespresso-serie-nr.-01-1034708806/ (https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/victorinox-nespresso-serie-nr.-01-1034708806/)

this one s more reasonable
https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/victorinox-nespresso-no.-2-1046164280/ (https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/victorinox-nespresso-no.-2-1046164280/)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 01, 2019, 08:01:28 PM
Thank you microbe, this one is very tempting:
https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/victorinox-nespresso-no.-2-1046164280/
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 01, 2019, 08:09:08 PM
That seller also has one of the other ones :)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 01, 2019, 08:50:07 PM
Gorgeous colours :dd: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: microbe on February 02, 2019, 02:06:20 AM
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 02, 2019, 04:37:34 AM
Day 1
I looked and looked for something to buy on eBay, but couldn't come up with a suitable candidate, so I bought this new Victorinox NailCare SwissCard:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7901/46040715025_f0cab7629f.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 02, 2019, 04:38:52 AM
 :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 02, 2019, 04:52:02 AM
Cool  :tu: :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 02, 2019, 05:07:46 AM
Day 1
I looked and looked for something to buy on eBay, but couldn't come up with a suitable candidate, so I bought this new Victorinox NailCare SwissCard:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7901/46040715025_f0cab7629f.jpg)
Always a winner to have a SwissCard. :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 02, 2019, 07:31:58 AM
Good!!!
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: microbe on February 02, 2019, 10:14:25 AM
Great start!
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 02, 2019, 12:42:25 PM
Nice one FB :tu: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 02, 2019, 03:10:57 PM
Thank you all.   :hatsoff:
It's day 2 and I'm looking for a candidate to buy.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 02, 2019, 03:16:55 PM
Can’t wait to see what you come up with FB :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Barry Rowland on February 02, 2019, 03:53:28 PM
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 02, 2019, 07:50:24 PM
Day 1
I looked and looked for something to buy on eBay, but couldn't come up with a suitable candidate, so I bought this new Victorinox NailCare SwissCard:


Nice find FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 03, 2019, 06:14:55 AM
Day 2

Found a SAK to buy at 9 PM my time.  Whew!
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7913/40001547883_6dde1a0e5d.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 03, 2019, 06:49:10 AM
Day 2

Found a SAK to buy at 9 PM my time.  Whew!


Cool find FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 03, 2019, 06:52:13 AM
That's a very nice one, with the late 1940s opener (I think) ánd scissors.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Blackbeard on February 03, 2019, 09:33:05 AM
Victorinox nail clippers for about $8 should help with the budget, maybe spread out into the cutlery dept and get a paring knife? Just giving some suggestions cause this sounds like it could drain your wallet if your set on completing challenge and lose an auction and need a quickie Vic so you don't overpay on something.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 03, 2019, 01:06:07 PM
Excellent find FB :tu: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 03, 2019, 02:41:48 PM
Cool find FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
Thank you Vicman!  :cheers:

That's a very nice one, with the late 1940s opener (I think) ánd scissors.
Thank you, do you think it's 84mm or 91mm?  I can't tell.   :dunno:


Victorinox nail clippers for about $8 should help with the budget, maybe spread out into the cutlery dept and get a paring knife? Just giving some suggestions cause this sounds like it could drain your wallet if your set on completing challenge and lose an auction and need a quickie Vic so you don't overpay on something.
Good ideas Blackbeard, thank you.  :tu:

Excellent find FB :tu: :like:
Thank you Wspeed.  Right when I think I have enough exposed rivet SAKs, another pulls me in.  :hatsoff:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 03, 2019, 02:50:40 PM
That look nice! Great score!  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: ThundahBeagle on February 03, 2019, 03:24:28 PM
Holy smokes!

Have you been hired by Victorinox to get fans all ginned up to boost Q1 sales or something?

More power to ya, but I'll just be watching.

Worst case scenario, head over to Def's get em before they go to Ebay thread. You didn't say they have to be new.

Between Def's sales thread and Lynn LeFay's cheapo depot reviews, in a pinch, many could be got for less money than the price of a trip to Dunkin Donuts. Certainly Starbucks
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 03, 2019, 03:39:02 PM
I wonder what you are going to find today FB :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 03, 2019, 04:12:14 PM
That look nice! Great score!  :like: :tu:
Thank you RR!  :cheers:

You didn't say they have to be new.
True, they can be new or used, although I do prefer mint-in-box.  :tu:
I wonder what you are going to find today FB :popcorn:
I hope it's something on my top 10 list!  :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 03, 2019, 04:17:07 PM
I will keep my fingers crossed for you FB :tu: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 03, 2019, 05:29:02 PM
Thank you, do you think it's 84mm or 91mm?  I can't tell.   :dunno:


I think it's 91mm, but since you want it to be 84mm I say 84mm ;)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 03, 2019, 05:36:47 PM
I like your thinking Reinier  :rofl: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 03, 2019, 05:40:26 PM
I like your thinking Reinier  :rofl: :like:
:iagree:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on February 03, 2019, 06:02:05 PM
Day 2

Found a SAK to buy at 9 PM my time.  Whew!
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7913/40001547883_6dde1a0e5d.jpg)

Awesome!  :hatsoff:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 03, 2019, 06:48:11 PM
I like your thinking Reinier  :rofl: :like:

:D :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 03, 2019, 07:33:58 PM
I take it the challenge is going well :tu:

 :popcorn:  :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 03, 2019, 09:43:00 PM
I take it the challenge is going well :tu:

 :popcorn:  :like:

Thank you all, and yes, so far 2 for 2.  I'm thinking a toothpick buying day is coming up soon.  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 04, 2019, 12:54:29 AM
 :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 04, 2019, 03:34:10 AM
Day 2

Found a SAK to buy at 9 PM my time.  Whew!
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7913/40001547883_6dde1a0e5d.jpg)

Wow. Nice start so far. Kinda wish I saw this one first!!  ;) Good luck today!
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: El Corkscrew on February 04, 2019, 04:30:05 AM
Just found this thread, FB! I'm with you so far, just got some SAKs and Scales and have more coming, I'll do my best to get some pics up.  :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 04, 2019, 04:32:59 AM
:tu:
:hatsoff:
Wow. Nice start so far. Kinda wish I saw this one first!!  ;) Good luck today!
Wish I could find another one.  Day 3 and I haven't bought anything yet.  Still have 4.5 hours.  :tu:
Just found this thread, FB! I'm with you so far, just got some SAKs and Scales and have more coming, I'll do my best to get some pics up.  :cheers:
Cool EL C!  Post up some photos when you can.  :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 04, 2019, 05:18:53 AM
Day 3

I couldn't find an item from my most wanted list, or anything that caught my eye, so I settled on getting 4 pens to fit in some plus scales I have.  I bought directly from Victorinox.com:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7924/46253414604_436b6d50b3.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 04, 2019, 05:38:42 AM
I hope you can pursue that list tomorrow :tu:

 :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 04, 2019, 07:12:53 AM
Four in one go :)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/173774291333
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Mechanickal on February 04, 2019, 08:36:20 AM
Reinier is such an enabler...
:facepalm:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on February 04, 2019, 08:41:50 AM
Day 3

I couldn't find an item from my most wanted list, or anything that caught my eye, so I settled on getting 4 pens to fit in some plus scales I have.  I bought directly from Victorinox.com:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7924/46253414604_436b6d50b3.jpg)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 04, 2019, 01:03:50 PM
Day 3

I couldn't find an item from my most wanted list, or anything that caught my eye, so I settled on getting 4 pens to fit in some plus scales I have.  I bought directly from Victorinox.com:


Good choice FB! :like: :tu: :tu:

You needed a "light" day after all the purchases you have made recently. :cheers:

You are off to a great start! :D
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 04, 2019, 01:32:07 PM
Those mini screwdrivers for the Corkscrew are
always handy to have if you don’t have anything to buy FB :tu: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 04, 2019, 01:36:28 PM
Nice going  :tu: :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 04, 2019, 10:45:46 PM
Thanks all.
Day 4 - I bought the one shown below today.
I like MiniChamps (they're big Vagabonds to me  :D ) and this one caught my eye as I haven't seen a black scaled one.  Plus it seems it has an LED, so the Midnite version.
I thought it might be a scale switch, but then I can't see any reference to black cellidor w/LED in the SAKWiki.  But then maybe it isn't an LED version.  :think:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7806/33111019778_8803aaf76a.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 04, 2019, 11:11:00 PM
That is a looker for sure!  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 04, 2019, 11:13:28 PM
Very nice  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 04, 2019, 11:40:25 PM
Thank you RR and Wspeed.
I found one that is similar on an ended auction.  It has a red LED and L.L. Bean on the other scale....so when it arrives I'll know if it is one of those.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 05, 2019, 12:18:23 AM
Thank you RR and Wspeed.
I found one that is similar on an ended auction.  It has a red LED and L.L. Bean on the other scale....so when it arrives I'll know if it is one of those.
:cheers: :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: twiliter on February 05, 2019, 02:10:12 AM
Thanks all.
Day 4 - I bought the one shown below today.
I like MiniChamps (they're big Vagabonds to me  :D ) and this one caught my eye as I haven't seen a black scaled one.  Plus it seems it has an LED, so the Midnite version.
I thought it might be a scale switch, but then I can't see any reference to black cellidor w/LED in the SAKWiki.  But then maybe it isn't an LED version.  :think:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7806/33111019778_8803aaf76a.jpg)

Pretty sure that is a Midnite Minichamp, there is no place for tweezers and the shield is the light switch. I think the black ones had the red LED, but it could be white if it's newer. Good one!  :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 05, 2019, 03:43:41 AM
Pretty sure that is a Midnite Minichamp, there is no place for tweezers and the shield is the light switch. I think the black ones had the red LED, but it could be white if it's newer. Good one!  :like:
That red shield was the first thing that caught my eye and made me think it does have an LED.  You're right, the one I did find had the red LED.  :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 05, 2019, 03:58:41 AM
Thank you RR and Wspeed.
I found one that is similar on an ended auction.  It has a red LED and L.L. Bean on the other scale....so when it arrives I'll know if it is one of those.

I think that's exactly what it is. I have a user just like that red LED/LL Bean. Nice to see such a clean copy.  I don't think I've seen a black scaled MMC with the newer, white lites.  I do know that there are some white lites in the old scale style without the swinging battery door.

Nice find either way!  :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 05, 2019, 12:10:02 PM
That's unusual! Very cool.
I think I can see part of the led on the left.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 05, 2019, 02:02:22 PM
Nice find either way!  :like:
Thank you kamakiri.  I was happy to find a MiniChamp that is different than any of my others.  :tu:  I think black with a red shield looks great. 

That's unusual! Very cool.
I think I can see part of the led on the left.
  :iagree:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 05, 2019, 02:05:48 PM
Totally non related, it might snow here today at 6pm!
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4901/40028879333_956ee30ac0.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 05, 2019, 02:22:51 PM
In that case you need to buy one of those snow camo Wengers!
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 05, 2019, 02:24:03 PM
Thanks all.
Day 4 - I bought the one shown below today.
I like MiniChamps (they're big Vagabonds to me  :D ) and this one caught my eye as I haven't seen a black scaled one.

Very cool find FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 05, 2019, 02:26:56 PM
Totally non related, it might snow here today at 6pm!


I expect snow where I live, but I am surprised to hear the possibility of snow where you live......dress in layers! :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 05, 2019, 02:28:24 PM
In that case you need to buy one of those snow camo Wengers!
Thankfully I did that already.  :tu:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4863/32247080738_e15f1b4aa0.jpg)

Very cool find FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
Thanks Vicman!  :cheers:

I expect snow where I live, but I am surprised to hear the possibility of snow where you live......dress in layers! :cheers:
I hope it does snow.  :woohoo: I has before, but usually melts before the day is over.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 05, 2019, 02:31:42 PM
Nice one FB
But do you have a Ranger?
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 05, 2019, 02:37:55 PM
Nice one FB
But do you have a Ranger?
Not a snow Ranger, sure would like to find one of those.  :drool:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 05, 2019, 02:38:51 PM
In that case you need to buy one of those snow camo Wengers!
Thankfully I did that already.  :tu:


Beautiful Wenger FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 05, 2019, 04:02:48 PM
Nice one FB
But do you have a Ranger?
Not a snow Ranger, sure would like to find one of those.  :drool:

Or a snow leopard :)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/323680920481
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 05, 2019, 04:03:56 PM
Nice one FB
But do you have a Ranger?
Not a snow Ranger, sure would like to find one of those.  :drool:

Or a snow leopard :)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/323680920481

Nice!   :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 05, 2019, 04:11:19 PM
Worst case scenario, head over to Def's get em before they go to Ebay thread.
I took your advice and for Day 5 I have coming from Canada:

Victorinox Tomo, red, NIB
Victorinox 125ths Anniversary SwissCard, NIB
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 05, 2019, 04:19:51 PM
Nice combo there coming in :tu: :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 05, 2019, 04:22:09 PM
Nice combo there coming in :tu: :popcorn:
I've never seen the Tomo in person, so I'm eager to see it.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 05, 2019, 04:23:11 PM
 :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 05, 2019, 04:56:14 PM
Nice combo there coming in :tu: :popcorn:
I've never seen the Tomo in person, so I'm eager to see it.
Neither have I so looking forward to your thoughts on it.  :cheers: :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 05, 2019, 05:52:45 PM

I took your advice and for Day 5 I have coming from Canada:

Victorinox Tomo, red, NIB
Victorinox 125ths Anniversary SwissCard, NIB

Way to go FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 05, 2019, 06:03:43 PM
Thanks for buying that SwissCard, now I don't have to :)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 05, 2019, 06:05:53 PM
Thanks for buying that SwissCard, now I don't have to :)
Happy to help, although sometimes he has more than one.  :pok:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 05, 2019, 06:07:19 PM
Worst case scenario, head over to Def's get em before they go to Ebay thread.
I took your advice and for Day 5 I have coming from Canada:

Victorinox Tomo, red, NIB
Victorinox 125ths Anniversary SwissCard, NIB
Nice selection of SAKs FB
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 05, 2019, 06:11:21 PM
Worst case scenario, head over to Def's get em before they go to Ebay thread.
I took your advice and for Day 5 I have coming from Canada:

Victorinox Tomo, red, NIB
Victorinox 125ths Anniversary SwissCard, NIB
Nice selection of SAKs FB
:hatsoff:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 05, 2019, 06:24:19 PM
Thanks for buying that SwissCard, now I don't have to :)
Happy to help, although sometimes he has more than one.  :pok:

:D
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 05, 2019, 07:41:27 PM
This isn't the exact new Swiss Card that's coming, but I figured I should post a photo of one to keep up with the challenge.  :tu:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7906/31577927147_c1b4b636a2.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 05, 2019, 07:45:29 PM
Nice  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 05, 2019, 11:19:45 PM
This isn't the exact new Swiss Card that's coming, but I figured I should post a photo of one to keep up with the challenge.  :tu:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7906/31577927147_c1b4b636a2.jpg)
Nice one...you picked the only one that kinda tripped me trigger. That Swiss Card thread about a month ago almost did it, and then when I saws the 125 year even more so.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 05, 2019, 11:22:13 PM
Look forward to see what you find tomorrow FB :popcorn: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Barry Rowland on February 06, 2019, 01:18:39 AM
 :tu:. Definitely Starbucks!!
Holy smokes!

Have you been hired by Victorinox to get fans all ginned up to boost Q1 sales or something?

More power to ya, but I'll just be watching.

Worst case scenario, head over to Def's get em before they go to Ebay thread. You didn't say they have to be new.

Between Def's sales thread and Lynn LeFay's cheapo depot reviews, in a pinch, many could be got for less money than the price of a trip to Dunkin Donuts. Certainly Starbucks
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 06, 2019, 01:26:32 PM
I haven't been to Starbucks since this challenge began, so I'm about $30 ahead.  :tu:
It's day 6 and I'm looking for today's purchase.  I bought 3 SAKs yesterday.  Two from Def's sale and one Vagabond on eBay.  Just love those Vagabonds.
Regarding snow, the forecast pushed it back to 10pm.  If it did snow, it has already melted.
Gotta go shopping.  :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 06, 2019, 01:57:10 PM
Sounds like you are doing pretty good on the challenge!  :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 06, 2019, 04:47:47 PM
Day 6 and Wenger Wednesday, I bought this Wenger:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7898/40042079743_dd56945a37.jpg)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4882/40042079563_2224efa12f.jpg)
Broken backspring  :facepalm: and I probably should have waited for a nicer condition one, but I liked it and hopefully I can get it repaired.  If not, I guess I could always resell.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Nix on February 06, 2019, 04:52:02 PM
Hope it can be repaired. Charming ol' SAK!
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 06, 2019, 04:54:11 PM
Thanks for buying that SwissCard, now I don't have to :)
Happy to help, although sometimes he has more than one.  :pok:

Looks like it. Or he sold yours twice.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 06, 2019, 04:54:34 PM
That Wenger looks great!
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 06, 2019, 04:58:14 PM
Hope it can be repaired. Charming ol' SAK!
I hope so too.
Looks like it. Or he sold yours twice.
Good thing I paid right away.
That Wenger looks great!
It is a looker.  I love the shield and the bail. If I "had" to resell, hopefully I'd get most of my money back.  But knowing me, it's hard to part with SAKs.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 06, 2019, 05:21:03 PM
Day 6 and Wenger Wednesday, I bought this Wenger:

Broken backspring  :facepalm: and I probably should have waited for a nicer condition one, but I liked it and hopefully I can get it repaired.  If not, I guess I could always resell.
I love that Wenger FB I hope you can get the backspring fixed
That shield on the scales is just gorgeous  :dd: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 06, 2019, 05:22:24 PM
How old is that Wenger FB :think: :tu: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 06, 2019, 05:23:26 PM
How old is that Wenger FB :think: :tu: :like:
I believe it is around 1951-1960 range.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 06, 2019, 05:29:11 PM
How old is that Wenger FB :think: :tu: :like:
I believe it is around 1951-1960 range.
Thanks FB  :cheers: :like:
Are you thinking of sending it to Victorinox  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 06, 2019, 05:32:36 PM
How old is that Wenger FB :think: :tu: :like:
I believe it is around 1951-1960 range.
Thanks FB  :cheers: :like:
Are you thinking of sending it to Victorinox  :tu:
I will try, but it has to go to Switzerland because the US does not repair, they only replace with current stock.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 06, 2019, 05:33:20 PM
Nice SAK. Sorry to hear about the broken back spring. I think I would try sending it back and get it fixed and a spa treatment.  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 06, 2019, 05:43:42 PM
 :iagree: I would try and send it to
Victorinox for repair and a good clean  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 06, 2019, 06:18:59 PM
Day 6 and Wenger Wednesday, I bought this Wenger:

Broken backspring  :facepalm: and I probably should have waited for a nicer condition one, but I liked it and hopefully I can get it repaired.  If not, I guess I could always resell.

Nice find FB! :like: :tu: :tu:

Hope you are able to get it repaired. :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 06, 2019, 06:23:01 PM
Thank you Vicman, RR and Wspeed.
I will send it in once it arrives.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on February 06, 2019, 08:10:09 PM
Day 6 and Wenger Wednesday, I bought this Wenger:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7898/40042079743_dd56945a37.jpg)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4882/40042079563_2224efa12f.jpg)
Broken backspring  :facepalm: and I probably should have waited for a nicer condition one, but I liked it and hopefully I can get it repaired.  If not, I guess I could always resell.

Way to go!
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 07, 2019, 02:01:43 PM
This was a Day 6 purchase and what I think is an 84mm Waiter:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4860/40051615323_dd64528808.jpg)

It was this logo that liked the most:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4804/47016259801_39c3327bbb.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 07, 2019, 02:02:42 PM
Wow that’s a lovely looking SAK FB :tu: :like:
Love the logo  :dd:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 07, 2019, 02:05:48 PM
Wow that’s a lovely looking SAK FB :tu: :like:
Love the logo  :dd:

Thank you, me too!
I also bought this one yesterday.  Found out fenaco is in Switzerland.  :tu:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7901/32074917987_f676f55a97.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 07, 2019, 02:08:24 PM
Very nice looks very good condition  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Nix on February 07, 2019, 03:28:05 PM

This was a Day 6 purchase and what I think is an 84mm Waiter:

It was this logo that liked the most:


Great logo!   :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 07, 2019, 03:41:56 PM
This was a Day 6 purchase and what I think is an 84mm Waiter:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4860/40051615323_dd64528808.jpg)

It was this logo that liked the most:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4804/47016259801_39c3327bbb.jpg)
That is nice! And in white.  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 07, 2019, 03:44:25 PM
This was a Day 6 purchase and what I think is an 84mm Waiter:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4860/40051615323_dd64528808.jpg)

It was this logo that liked the most:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4804/47016259801_39c3327bbb.jpg)
That is nice! And in white.  :like: :tu:

I know!  And to think the logo has to do with Austria Mountain Rescue...it seems white would not be optimal.  :think:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 07, 2019, 04:16:36 PM
This was a Day 6 purchase and what I think is an 84mm Waiter:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4860/40051615323_dd64528808.jpg)

It was this logo that liked the most:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4804/47016259801_39c3327bbb.jpg)
That is nice! And in white.  :like: :tu:

I know!  And to think the logo has to do with Austria Mountain Rescue...it seems white would not be optimal.  :think:
Think no more!  :2tu:
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96sterreichischer_Bergrettungsdienst
Sorry its not in English
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 07, 2019, 04:18:27 PM
This was a Day 6 purchase and what I think is an 84mm Waiter:


It was this logo that liked the most:


Very cool SAK  FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 07, 2019, 04:20:14 PM
Wow that’s a lovely looking SAK FB :tu: :like:
Love the logo  :dd:

Thank you, me too!
I also bought this one yesterday.  Found out fenaco is in Switzerland.  :tu:

Nice find FB! :like: :tu: :tu:

That would be a great EDC SAK! :D
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 07, 2019, 04:23:24 PM
Think no more!  :2tu:
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96sterreichischer_Bergrettungsdienst
Sorry its not in English
Google translate is my friend:
"The Austrian Mountain Rescue Service is an aid organization that carries out the mountain rescue service in Austria. The mountain rescue is divided into seven national organizations in Austria."
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 07, 2019, 04:24:31 PM
Nice find FB! :like: :tu: :tu:

That would be a great EDC SAK! :D
Thank you, I do think it would pair nicely with my Vagabond.  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 07, 2019, 04:36:05 PM
Think no more!  :2tu:
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96sterreichischer_Bergrettungsdienst
Sorry its not in English
Google translate is my friend:
"The Austrian Mountain Rescue Service is an aid organization that carries out the mountain rescue service in Austria. The mountain rescue is divided into seven national organizations in Austria."
I looked for the language tab and didn’t see it. Oh well, but from the photos and exploring the site, it looks like a great organization!
Your knife has a great association.  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 07, 2019, 11:46:35 PM
Day 7
A little bit of Wenger to start off:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7921/46296985504_6326e1c249.jpg)
I love saws in my knives:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4824/46969148802_b4c48acf3e.jpg)
Plus a pocket clip!  :tu:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4902/46296984974_e351f0facf.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 08, 2019, 12:07:24 AM
That’s a nice Wenger FB :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 08, 2019, 05:34:00 AM
Day 7
A little bit of Wenger to start off:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7921/46296985504_6326e1c249.jpg)
I love saws in my knives:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4824/46969148802_b4c48acf3e.jpg)
Plus a pocket clip!  :tu:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4902/46296984974_e351f0facf.jpg)
That is nice...what type of finish is on the blade and tools?  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 08, 2019, 05:35:47 AM
That’s a nice Wenger FB :like: :tu:

 :iagree:  :drool:  :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 08, 2019, 12:38:20 PM
Day 7
A little bit of Wenger to start off:

I love saws in my knives:

Plus a pocket clip!  :tu:


Very nice find FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 08, 2019, 12:42:21 PM
That is nice...what type of finish is on the blade and tools?  :like: :tu:

Thanks all!
As for the finish, it's a grey non-reflective coating that is put on some of the Wenger knives.  Seems I only have it on my camo versions.  :think:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 08, 2019, 02:10:59 PM
That is nice...what type of finish is on the blade and tools?  :like: :tu:

Thanks all!
As for the finish, it's a grey non-reflective coating that is put on some of the Wenger knives.  Seems I only have it on my camo versions.  :think:
That makes sense....I  :like: it  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 08, 2019, 02:44:58 PM
Day 8- I'm not ready to  :surrender: yet, but I certainly feel a toothpick buying day is nearing.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 08, 2019, 02:49:50 PM
Hope you find something FB :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 08, 2019, 03:16:43 PM
Day 8- I'm not ready to  :surrender: yet, but I certainly feel a toothpick buying day is nearing.

You are doing great FB! :cheers:

A toothpick buying day sounds like a good idea :D
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 08, 2019, 03:21:09 PM
Day 8- I'm not ready to  :surrender: yet, but I certainly feel a toothpick buying day is nearing.

You are doing great FB! :cheers:

A toothpick buying day sounds like a good idea :D

Thanks Vicman!  I should have made it a one week challenge, that's doable, two weeks will be interesting to see if I can stay the course.  :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 08, 2019, 03:22:28 PM
You can...we have faith in you  :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 08, 2019, 03:32:54 PM
You can do it FB  :2tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 08, 2019, 05:39:18 PM
Day 8- I'm not ready to  :surrender: yet, but I certainly feel a toothpick buying day is nearing.

You are doing great FB! :cheers:

A toothpick buying day sounds like a good idea :D

Thanks Vicman!  I should have made it a one week challenge, that's doable, two weeks will be interesting to see if I can stay the course.  :cheers:

Stay the course, FB!  Forget the pens and toothpicks!

Just checked...looks like I'd still be in:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4834/46114551335_3a6eda95c9.jpg)

...and looks like my last pause in daily activity was on Xmas day.  :whistle:

Carry on!
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 08, 2019, 05:45:48 PM
Day 8- I'm not ready to  :surrender: yet, but I certainly feel a toothpick buying day is nearing.

You are doing great FB! :cheers:

A toothpick buying day sounds like a good idea :D

Thanks Vicman!  I should have made it a one week challenge, that's doable, two weeks will be interesting to see if I can stay the course.  :cheers:

Stay the course, FB!  Forget the pens and toothpicks!

Just checked...looks like I'd still be in:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4834/46114551335_3a6eda95c9.jpg)

...and looks like my last pause in daily activity was on Xmas day.  :whistle:

Carry on!
 :popcorn:
:rofl:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 08, 2019, 05:48:45 PM
Stay the course, FB!  Forget the pens and toothpicks!

Just checked...looks like I'd still be in:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4834/46114551335_3a6eda95c9.jpg)

...and looks like my last pause in daily activity was on Xmas day.  :whistle:

Carry on!
 :popcorn:

 :tu: :clap: :2tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 08, 2019, 05:53:12 PM
I know it's day 8, but day 7 had some extras.
I bought these two items as well as the Wenger Camo.
An Explorer marked as a Yeoman
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4895/32086900687_b519a1a737.jpg)
A Ranger in the box from the time period when I bought my first SAK, a Camper:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4886/46114725155_4a2ed47dac.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 08, 2019, 05:58:53 PM
Wow they are very nice  :dd: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 08, 2019, 06:07:07 PM
 :iagree:
I know it's day 8, but day 7 had some extras.
I bought these two items as well as the Wenger Camo.
An Explorer marked as a Yeoman
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4895/32086900687_b519a1a737.jpg)
A Ranger in the box from the time period when I bought my first SAK, a Camper:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4886/46114725155_4a2ed47dac.jpg)

Nice!  Excellent finds, FB!   :tu: :salute:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 08, 2019, 06:07:54 PM
I know it's day 8, but day 7 had some extras.
I bought these two items as well as the Wenger Camo.
An Explorer marked as a Yeoman
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4895/32086900687_b519a1a737.jpg)
A Ranger in the box from the time period when I bought my first SAK, a Camper:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4886/46114725155_4a2ed47dac.jpg)
Wow - those are so nice!  :cheers: :hatsoff:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 08, 2019, 06:11:24 PM
I know it's day 8, but day 7 had some extras.
I bought these two items as well as the Wenger Camo.
An Explorer marked as a Yeoman
A Ranger in the box from the time period when I bought my first SAK, a Camper:


Great extras FB! :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 08, 2019, 06:19:57 PM
Thank you for the kind words.  :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 08, 2019, 06:35:58 PM
Nice!
But you are disqualified I think :)
Or you could have bought 28 tweezers on day one :)

J/K you make the rules and the SAKs are awesome :gimme:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 08, 2019, 06:39:27 PM
I haven't purchased for day 8 yet, I was just showing other items I bought yesterday.  :pok:  :D  :P
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 08, 2019, 06:40:58 PM
I haven't purchased for day 8 yet, I was just showing other items I bought yesterday.  :pok:  :D  :P

I apologize!
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 08, 2019, 06:41:58 PM
I haven't purchased for day 8 yet, I was just showing other items I bought yesterday.  :pok:  :D  :P

I apologize!
Apology accepted, I'm a total rule follower (when it comes to my challenges), so I suppose I was sensitive.  :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 09, 2019, 12:29:18 AM
Thank you RR and Wspeed.
I found one that is similar on an ended auction.  It has a red LED and L.L. Bean on the other scale....so when it arrives I'll know if it is one of those.

I think that's exactly what it is. I have a user just like that red LED/LL Bean. Nice to see such a clean copy.  I don't think I've seen a black scaled MMC with the newer, white lites.  I do know that there are some white lites in the old scale style without the swinging battery door.

Nice find either way!  :like:
Mystery solved.  Dim red LED.  It doesn't have LL Bean on the back.  It's even in the wrong box.  Box is for a regular MiniChamp II.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4842/47031207061_f64110a840.jpg)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4804/46979197892_729378ca1d.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 09, 2019, 01:50:39 AM
Nice! I can see knives getting put into the wrong boxes very easily...even in the store!  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 09, 2019, 12:24:32 PM
Looks nice  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 09, 2019, 01:33:59 PM
It's day 9 and I didn't buy anything on day 8.  :facepalm:
I started watching some television last night, fell asleep, and didn't wake up until 1:04 a.m. on day 9.
My first thought was nooooooooooo!  Then my next thought was, okay, that's a little bit of a relief (financially and emotionally).

So, my record was 7 days.  I did find a few I really like.  I was only able to mark off one from my want to buy list, a SwissCard Nailcare.

My favorite purchase was this one:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7812/40056511783_a5bc4d70e6.jpg)



Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Fast Bill on February 09, 2019, 01:37:46 PM
And that's really nice FoBo  :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on February 09, 2019, 01:39:15 PM
It's day 9 and I didn't buy anything on day 8.  :facepalm:
I started watching some television last night, fell asleep, and didn't wake up until 1:04 a.m. on day 9.
My first thought was nooooooooooo!  Then my next thought was, okay, that's a little bit of a relief (financially and emotionally).

So, my record was 7 days.  I did find a few I really like.  I was only able to mark off one from my want to buy list, a SwissCard Nailcare.

My favorite purchase was this one:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7812/40056511783_a5bc4d70e6.jpg)

 :drool:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 09, 2019, 01:46:28 PM
Definitely not a easy challenge
well done for reaching 7 days FB :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 09, 2019, 01:53:10 PM
It was probably still day 8 somewhere in the world ;)

Congrats on reaching 7 days :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 09, 2019, 02:17:19 PM
It's day 9 and I didn't buy anything on day 8.  :facepalm:
I started watching some television last night, fell asleep, and didn't wake up until 1:04 a.m. on day 9.
My first thought was nooooooooooo!  Then my next thought was, okay, that's a little bit of a relief (financially and emotionally).

So, my record was 7 days.  I did find a few I really like.  I was only able to mark off one from my want to buy list, a SwissCard Nailcare.

My favorite purchase was this one:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7812/40056511783_a5bc4d70e6.jpg)
Mine also...and a very nice addition  :cheers: :hatsoff:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 09, 2019, 03:31:58 PM
It's day 9 and I didn't buy anything on day 8.  :facepalm:
I started watching some television last night, fell asleep, and didn't wake up until 1:04 a.m. on day 9.
My first thought was nooooooooooo!  Then my next thought was, okay, that's a little bit of a relief (financially and emotionally).

So, my record was 7 days.  I did find a few I really like.  I was only able to mark off one from my want to buy list, a SwissCard Nailcare.

My favorite purchase was this one:


You had a great week FB! :like: :tu: :tu:

That is a very nice SAK to finish it off!  :cheers: :hatsoff:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 09, 2019, 03:58:16 PM
Thanks all.
Too bad I missed a day because I just bought this Technician.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7854/33162239228_dce629fe2d.jpg)

Guess I'm not going to get my dunce cap spending badge  :facepalm:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7830/46985311832_25ac9e8053_q.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 09, 2019, 04:08:02 PM
Nice Technician FB :tu: :like:
Maybe you could make it a 7 day dunce cap spending badge  :D
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 09, 2019, 04:10:11 PM
Nice Technician FB :tu: :like:
Maybe you could make it a 7 day dunce cap spending badge  :D
That's a good idea!  :tu: :rofl:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 09, 2019, 04:10:37 PM
Thanks all.
Too bad I missed a day because I just bought this Technician.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7854/33162239228_dce629fe2d.jpg)

Guess I'm not going to get my dunce cap spending badge  :facepalm:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7830/46985311832_25ac9e8053.jpg)
Thats a nice OC  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 09, 2019, 04:14:33 PM
Thank you RR.
And I've awarded myself, thanks to Wspeed's quick wit:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7919/46313553344_ac7d9b64a2_q.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 09, 2019, 04:21:19 PM
That looks good FB congratulations on your badge  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 09, 2019, 04:22:26 PM
That looks good FB congratulations on your badge  :cheers: :like:
:hatsoff:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 09, 2019, 04:35:01 PM
Thank you RR.
And I've awarded myself, thanks to Wspeed's quick wit:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7919/46313553344_ac7d9b64a2_q.jpg)
:rofl: on your award!
 :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 09, 2019, 04:40:46 PM
So what does a 7 day shopping spree cost?  I just totaled it up.  $413.88    :o    :ahhh  :oops:
At that rate, I was heading towards a monthly total of (if the trend continued): $1,655.52
So yeah, falling asleep last night without going back online wasn't such a bad thing.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Nix on February 09, 2019, 04:52:13 PM
 :rofl:

Not a bad idea to rest up a bit.....
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 09, 2019, 05:10:13 PM
But this was just a warming-up thing for the March 2019 spending spree challenge, right?
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 09, 2019, 06:30:34 PM
But this was just a warming-up thing for the March 2019 spending spree challenge, right?
Oh no  :rofl:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 09, 2019, 06:38:02 PM
 :rofl: good one Reinier  :rofl: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 09, 2019, 07:53:16 PM
Sorry to hear you're out...technically, I'm still in. Not sure I should be happy about that.  :dunno:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 09, 2019, 09:32:56 PM
But this was just a warming-up thing for the March 2019 spending spree challenge, right?
Oh no  :rofl:
:iagree:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 10, 2019, 06:20:51 PM
Thank you RR.
And I've awarded myself, thanks to Wspeed's quick wit:


Congratulations on the 7 day dunce cap spending badge FB! :pok:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 10, 2019, 06:24:23 PM
So what does a 7 day shopping spree cost?  I just totaled it up.  $413.88    :o    :ahhh  :oops:
At that rate, I was heading towards a monthly total of (if the trend continued): $1,655.52
So yeah, falling asleep last night without going back online wasn't such a bad thing.

Your subconscious knew you needed a rest from spending and made you  fall asleep. :D
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 10, 2019, 07:21:23 PM
Thank you RR.
And I've awarded myself, thanks to Wspeed's quick wit:


Congratulations on the 7 day dunce cap spending badge FB! :pok:
:hatsoff: It was fun, yet a bit worrisome when I couldn't find anything.  A couple of times, they were early evening purchases.  Unlike today, I've already bought something before noon.
Pic coming.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 10, 2019, 07:26:00 PM
 :popcorn:  :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 10, 2019, 07:31:20 PM
1) 84mm Voyageur with Red Ribbed scales
2) 91mm SwissChamp XL
3) 91mm Astronaut on front scale
4) 93mm Swiss Railways Black Beauty
5) 93mm Pioneer from Thailand with Elephant on scale
6) 4 rivet vintage Victorinox
7) Blue Fish on Scale model 234faU
8 ) Vagabond with Boy Scout wood chopping graphic on the back
9) 125 Year Climber
10) Climber w/Essential Tools Graphic
11) SwissCard Lite
12) SwissCard Nail Care
13) Alox Nespresso 2017
14) Alox Nespresso 2016  < -----Bought today
15) Coach Leather Knife
16) Gold Ingot Classic
17) Copper Alox Vagabond
18) Alaska Railroad Vagabond
19) Mike Horn Ranger
20) AP Blaze Ranger 55
21) 91mm Luxury Automobile
22) 84mm Alumnus
23) Snow Ranger 50 Wenger
24) Christmas knife 2017
25) Canadian Cellidor Moose Modeler
26) Red Duchess in box
27) Hunter Pro Alox Red
28) MiniChamp XL Mint in box

I've crossed two off my list now.
Bought this today. 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7924/46999477072_71f48c3046.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 10, 2019, 07:32:36 PM
Love the colour  :dd: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 10, 2019, 07:33:03 PM
 :drool:

Thats awlsome!  :like:  :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 10, 2019, 09:01:40 PM
1) 84mm Voyageur with Red Ribbed scales
2) 91mm SwissChamp XL
3) 91mm Astronaut on front scale
4) 93mm Swiss Railways Black Beauty
5) 93mm Pioneer from Thailand with Elephant on scale
6) 4 rivet vintage Victorinox
7) Blue Fish on Scale model 234faU
8 ) Vagabond with Boy Scout wood chopping graphic on the back
9) 125 Year Climber
10) Climber w/Essential Tools Graphic
11) SwissCard Lite
12) SwissCard Nail Care
13) Alox Nespresso 2017
14) Alox Nespresso 2016  < -----Bought today
15) Coach Leather Knife
16) Gold Ingot Classic
17) Copper Alox Vagabond
18) Alaska Railroad Vagabond
19) Mike Horn Ranger
20) AP Blaze Ranger 55
21) 91mm Luxury Automobile
22) 84mm Alumnus
23) Snow Ranger 50 Wenger
24) Christmas knife 2017
25) Canadian Cellidor Moose Modeler
26) Red Duchess in box
27) Hunter Pro Alox Red
28) MiniChamp XL Mint in box

I've crossed two off my list now.
Bought this today. 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7924/46999477072_71f48c3046.jpg)
Nice score! I am after that one myself! I see from you list you are still needing 2017???
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 10, 2019, 09:26:41 PM
Nice score! I am after that one myself! I see from you list you are still needing 2017???
Yes, 2017, that's the one I need.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Mechanickal on February 10, 2019, 09:31:56 PM
Awesome!

Was the price any good?
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 10, 2019, 09:37:30 PM
Awesome!

Was the price any good?
I think so, it was $65 plus $5.95 shipping.  I feel as though it was a very fair, reasonable price and I feel some justification that it helped to offset some SAKs I've overpaid for.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Mechanickal on February 10, 2019, 09:41:48 PM
Awesome!

Was the price any good?
I think so, it was $65 plus $5.95 shipping.  I feel as though it was a very fair, reasonable price and I feel some justification that it helped to offset some SAKs I've overpaid for.
That is a BARGAIN!!

You really lucked out right there Lisa!
Good on you :2tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 10, 2019, 09:44:30 PM
Good price FB :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 10, 2019, 09:44:57 PM
Awesome!

Was the price any good?
I think so, it was $65 plus $5.95 shipping.  I feel as though it was a very fair, reasonable price and I feel some justification that it helped to offset some SAKs I've overpaid for.
That is a BARGAIN!!

You really lucked out right there Lisa!
Good on you :2tu:

It was my "Walnut Wine Master" day.  :D :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Mechanickal on February 10, 2019, 09:50:27 PM
Awesome!

Was the price any good?
I think so, it was $65 plus $5.95 shipping.  I feel as though it was a very fair, reasonable price and I feel some justification that it helped to offset some SAKs I've overpaid for.
That is a BARGAIN!!

You really lucked out right there Lisa!
Good on you :2tu:

It was my "Walnut Wine Master" day.  :D :cheers:


:cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 10, 2019, 10:23:25 PM
Nice Nespresso, FB!

Technically, still 'in' for the challenge...but no auctions closing tomorrow that I'm really watching, so I'd probably have to go to a buy-it-now/wishlist type item to stay in...

4 buys today so far and I could have just milked it by paying for one tomorrow. I figured that wouldn't be in the spirit of the challenge as issued.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 10, 2019, 10:26:53 PM


I've crossed two off my list now.
Bought this today. 


Very nice FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 10, 2019, 10:28:12 PM
Awesome!

Was the price any good?
I think so, it was $65 plus $5.95 shipping.  I feel as though it was a very fair, reasonable price and I feel some justification that it helped to offset some SAKs I've overpaid for.

Great price FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 10, 2019, 11:54:54 PM
Nice Nespresso, FB!

Technically, still 'in' for the challenge...but no auctions closing tomorrow that I'm really watching, so I'd probably have to go to a buy-it-now/wishlist type item to stay in...

4 buys today so far and I could have just milked it by paying for one tomorrow. I figured that wouldn't be in the spirit of the challenge as issued.

I am still in minus one day...so technically out, but I'm just wanting to see how many days in February I do buy something.
You're still in so that's very cool!  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 10, 2019, 11:55:30 PM
Great price FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
And in original box, so I'm super happy about it!  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 11, 2019, 01:07:45 AM
Nice Nespresso, FB!

Technically, still 'in' for the challenge...but no auctions closing tomorrow that I'm really watching, so I'd probably have to go to a buy-it-now/wishlist type item to stay in...

4 buys today so far and I could have just milked it by paying for one tomorrow. I figured that wouldn't be in the spirit of the challenge as issued.

I am still in minus one day...so technically out, but I'm just wanting to see how many days in February I do buy something.
You're still in so that's very cool!  :tu:

Nah, I'm only 'in' because my bar for buying is much much lower!  About half of what I've bought in Feb are for serious repair or fodder of some sort.

I did get a NIB '76 Explorer today, but that's one off the better ones.
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/292946120776-0-1/s-l140/p.jpg)

Favorite is definitely this one:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7800/40066417613_faaef86747_m.jpg)

Strangest one is the Grand Prix no scissors:
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/254092693482-0-1/s-l140/p.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 11, 2019, 01:24:28 AM
 :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 11, 2019, 01:27:44 AM
:like: :tu:
:iagree:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 11, 2019, 01:47:05 AM
I just bought another security blanket!
I didn't think I'd ever find another mint-in-box one and I worried that my current one would show wear and now I don't have to worry.  I can continue to carry my most sentimental one knowing a mint one is in the collection.
It's just a silly collecting idiosyncrasy that I have.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7919/47054856261_7a56071aff.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 11, 2019, 01:48:44 AM
I can understand  :tu:

Nice one  :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 11, 2019, 01:50:53 AM
I just bought another security blanket!
I didn't think I'd ever find another mint-in-box one and I worried that my current one would show wear and now I don't have to worry.  I can continue to carry my most sentimental one knowing a mint one is in the collection.
It's just a silly collecting idiosyncrasy that I have.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7919/47054856261_7a56071aff.jpg)
Excellent! I like the color also.  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 11, 2019, 12:21:47 PM
Excellent looking SAKs :dd: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 11, 2019, 12:52:00 PM
I just bought another security blanket!
I didn't think I'd ever find another mint-in-box one and I worried that my current one would show wear and now I don't have to worry.  I can continue to carry my most sentimental one knowing a mint one is in the collection.
It's just a silly collecting idiosyncrasy that I have.


Congratulations on finding a mint-in-box one FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 11, 2019, 02:47:27 PM
I can understand  :tu:

Nice one  :like:
Thank you!  :cheers:
Excellent! I like the color also.  :like: :tu:
:iagree:  I generally like red cellidor, but green alox with a red shield is one of my favorites.
Excellent looking SAKs :dd: :like:
Thank you!  :hatsoff:
Congratulations on finding a mint-in-box one FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
I was happy to find another to keep pristine.  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 11, 2019, 03:51:53 PM
Not sure why all sorts of cool SAKs are showing up after my disqualifying day.  :facepalm:
Gun metal grey Rambler:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7809/47061637301_9e3ed7b79a.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 11, 2019, 03:55:18 PM
Always the way  :rofl:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 11, 2019, 03:56:10 PM
Not sure why all sorts of cool SAKs are showing up after my disqualifying day.  :facepalm:
Gun metal grey Rambler:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7809/47061637301_9e3ed7b79a.jpg)
Well that’s a interesting color.  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 11, 2019, 04:05:53 PM
Not sure why all sorts of cool SAKs are showing up after my disqualifying day.  :facepalm:
Gun metal grey Rambler:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7809/47061637301_9e3ed7b79a.jpg)

That looks awesome. Great color!
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 11, 2019, 05:19:12 PM
I just bought another security blanket!
I didn't think I'd ever find another mint-in-box one and I worried that my current one would show wear and now I don't have to worry.  I can continue to carry my most sentimental one knowing a mint one is in the collection.
It's just a silly collecting idiosyncrasy that I have.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7919/47054856261_7a56071aff.jpg)

I think that's common enough around here that it's *not* an idiosyncrasy...  ;)  Well, maybe outside MTO and amongst *other* people.  :rofl:

Heck, I even get backups for user copies.  :D

Nice Rambler, btw.  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 11, 2019, 06:42:30 PM
Not sure why all sorts of cool SAKs are showing up after my disqualifying day.  :facepalm:
Gun metal grey Rambler:


Nice Rambler FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 11, 2019, 11:10:47 PM
Stay the course, FB!  Forget the pens and toothpicks!

Might have to ignore my own advice...

https://tortoisegear.com/product/firefly-variety-8-pack/
(https://tortoisegear.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Variety8pkMIX.jpg)

Not toothpick or tweezers, but still just an accessory, and not an official SAK brand.

We'll see about tonight. Heavy day yesterday, but not much of interest to me up for bidding today.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 11, 2019, 11:20:37 PM
Thank you all.
Those fire starter toothpicks are on my want to buy list.  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 12, 2019, 02:46:54 AM
Stay the course, FB!  Forget the pens and toothpicks!

Might have to ignore my own advice...

https://tortoisegear.com/product/firefly-variety-8-pack/
(https://tortoisegear.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Variety8pkMIX.jpg)

Not toothpick or tweezers, but still just an accessory, and not an official SAK brand.

We'll see about tonight. Heavy day yesterday, but not much of interest to me up for bidding today.
Nice pickup and will come in very handy!  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 13, 2019, 04:35:46 AM
Found a Camper variant I didn't have for my mini collection.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7898/47078303601_1f8b553e3e.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 13, 2019, 05:22:44 AM
 :dd:  :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 13, 2019, 06:19:06 AM
Nice Elinox/Economy Camper, FB!  :like:

I'm lucky to still be 'in'. Got this Executive after 5 rounds of offer/counter offer this morning:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/263697587925-0-1/s-l140/p.jpg)

Lost two auctions that I was really going after this afternoon...so I would've been out or needed to get a buy-it-now item.

I think I need to get off this train!  :think:

Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 13, 2019, 12:30:00 PM
Very nice SAKs FB and kamakiri  :tu:  :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 13, 2019, 12:38:09 PM
Found a Camper variant I didn't have for my mini collection.


Great find FB! :like: :tu: :tu:

Beautiful pic! :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 13, 2019, 12:39:02 PM
Nice Elinox/Economy Camper, FB!  :like:

I'm lucky to still be 'in'. Got this Executive after 5 rounds of offer/counter offer this morning:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/263697587925-0-1/s-l140/p.jpg)

Oh I like that one :drool:
New in box. Asking price was fairly high so I hope you got it for a good price!
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 13, 2019, 12:39:42 PM
Nice Elinox/Economy Camper, FB!  :like:

I'm lucky to still be 'in'. Got this Executive after 5 rounds of offer/counter offer this morning:



Nice find kamakiri! :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 13, 2019, 02:14:09 PM
Found a Camper variant I didn't have for my mini collection.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7898/47078303601_1f8b553e3e.jpg)
Absolutely beautiful  :cheers: :hatsoff:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 13, 2019, 02:16:00 PM
Nice Elinox/Economy Camper, FB!  :like:

I'm lucky to still be 'in'. Got this Executive after 5 rounds of offer/counter offer this morning:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/263697587925-0-1/s-l140/p.jpg)

Lost two auctions that I was really going after this afternoon...so I would've been out or needed to get a buy-it-now item.

I think I need to get off this train!  :think:
Nice one - can’t wait to see your photos when you get this one in!  :cheers: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 14, 2019, 03:30:57 PM
Back on Day 11, I added this older Cadet:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7804/32151228607_55aa8becef.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 14, 2019, 03:39:55 PM
Back on Day 11, I added this older Cadet:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7804/32151228607_55aa8becef.jpg)
Thats nice!  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 14, 2019, 03:50:22 PM
Back on Day 11, I added this older Cadet:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7804/32151228607_55aa8becef.jpg)
Thats nice!  :tu:
Thank you RR, I'll post a better picture once it arrives.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 14, 2019, 04:10:11 PM
That looks a nice Cadet FB :tu: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 14, 2019, 04:31:16 PM
Back on Day 11, I added this older Cadet:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7804/32151228607_55aa8becef.jpg)
Thats nice!  :tu:
Thank you RR, I'll post a better picture once it arrives.
:popcorn: :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 14, 2019, 07:00:18 PM
Back on Day 11, I added this older Cadet:


Nice find FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 14, 2019, 11:47:19 PM
Thank you!
Added this one today:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7826/32155160947_d10fe258cb.jpg)

With box:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7853/33221834798_204892b1dd.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 15, 2019, 12:17:54 AM
I love that excellent find FB :tu: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 15, 2019, 01:10:03 AM
Thank you!
Added this one today:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7826/32155160947_d10fe258cb.jpg)

With box:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7853/33221834798_204892b1dd.jpg)

Fun!  I really like those creative designs.  I don't own a lot of them, but I always appreciate them.

----


Still in for now...but I think I'm gonna hit the wall soon! It's hard to spread out the buying to daily when most of the time things show up in waves.

Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 15, 2019, 01:58:43 AM
I love that excellent find FB :tu: :like:
Thank you Wspeed!  :cheers:

Still in for now...but I think I'm gonna hit the wall soon! It's hard to spread out the buying to daily when most of the time things show up in waves.
I agree....a lot of items I wanted showed up the end of January.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 15, 2019, 04:38:26 AM
Still in for now...but I think I'm gonna hit the wall soon! It's hard to spread out the buying to daily when most of the time things show up in waves.
I agree....a lot of items I wanted showed up the end of January.
:iagree: 6 purchases on Jan 30 for me. 10 between Jan 28 and 30.

What's funny is also the stuff that's on my list but didn't get like this Alpineer:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/T-EAAOSwk~VcXNJ7/s-l1600.jpg)

I want but don't *need* one of these. Cool, but this one has a crack in the scale and I couldn't bid it up in this condition.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on February 15, 2019, 11:34:44 AM
They just keep coming! Awesome stuff!
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 15, 2019, 12:57:26 PM
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 15, 2019, 03:03:16 PM
Added a SwissCard:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7815/47050663932_4b83c98d1d.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 15, 2019, 03:06:49 PM
They look very handy nice one FB :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 15, 2019, 03:26:15 PM
Thank you!
Added this one today:


Cool SAK FB......and with the box! :like: :tu: :tu:

Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 15, 2019, 03:38:18 PM

6 purchases on Jan 30 for me. 10 between Jan 28 and 30.


 :2tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 15, 2019, 03:44:50 PM
Added a SwissCard:


Nice find FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 15, 2019, 05:11:29 PM
I really like the Blaze color, so I picked up this Ranger 55.  Sadly it has a wonky corkscrew.  :facepalm:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7870/33228717228_6d9c8e9297.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 15, 2019, 05:20:11 PM
Nice one FB can the Corkscrew be bend back  :tu: :like:
Or is it just very loose  :think:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 15, 2019, 05:33:01 PM
Nice one FB can the Corkscrew be bend back  :tu: :like:
Or is it just very loose  :think:
I don't have it in hand yet.  I bought it knowing about the corkscrew.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: ThePeacent on February 15, 2019, 05:34:32 PM
Or is it just very loose  :think:

(https://i.imgur.com/Jb6oFaE.mp4)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 15, 2019, 05:35:58 PM
Or is it just very loose  :think:

(https://i.imgur.com/Jb6oFaE.mp4)
Thats funny!  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 15, 2019, 05:42:15 PM
What ever TP just had today I want some  :rofl: :facepalm:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 16, 2019, 12:53:03 AM
Added a Tie Dye Classic to the mix:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7882/46383708064_6898eaf9b4.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 16, 2019, 03:52:18 AM
Groovy!  :tu:

Trying some restraint today. A seller accepted my offer this morning and I've passed up on the rest for the day.  Did get some Cybertool bits and Vic oil just now, but that stuff certainly doesn't count, IMO.

Gonna be a busy weekend though...lots to chase!


Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 16, 2019, 12:20:08 PM
Sweet little classic FB :tu: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 16, 2019, 02:50:32 PM
Gonna be a busy weekend though...lots to chase!
Hope you get the ones you seek.  :tu:

Sweet little classic FB :tu: :like:
Thank you!  :cheers:

1) 84mm Voyageur with Red Ribbed scales
2) 91mm SwissChamp XL
3) 91mm Astronaut on front scale
4) 93mm Swiss Railways Black Beauty
5) 93mm Pioneer from Thailand with Elephant on scale
6) 4 rivet vintage Victorinox
7) Blue Fish on Scale model 234faU
8 ) Vagabond with Boy Scout wood chopping graphic on the back
9) 125 Year Climber
10) Climber w/Essential Tools Graphic
11) SwissCard Lite
12) SwissCard Nail Care
13) Alox Nespresso 2017
14) Alox Nespresso 2016

15) Coach Leather Knife
16) Gold Ingot Classic
17) Copper Alox Vagabond
18) Alaska Railroad Vagabond
19) Mike Horn Ranger
20) AP Blaze Ranger 55
21) 91mm Luxury Automobile
22) 84mm Alumnus
23) Snow Ranger 50 Wenger
24) Christmas knife 2017
25) Canadian Cellidor Moose Modeler
26) Red Duchess in box
27) Hunter Pro Alox Red
28) MiniChamp XL Mint in box

Four found from my list so far.  :mail:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 16, 2019, 05:15:11 PM
Added a Tie Dye Classic to the mix:


Cool scales FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 16, 2019, 07:51:39 PM
Suggestion: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273705341267
No international shipping otherwise I would have taken it.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 16, 2019, 10:10:54 PM
Suggestion: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273705341267
No international shipping otherwise I would have taken it.
Is that an Ambassador?
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Nix on February 16, 2019, 10:14:32 PM
Looks like it.

I'm a huge fan of that little knife.  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 16, 2019, 10:15:46 PM
Looks like it.

I'm a huge fan of that little knife.  :tu:
I don't think the box is original to it though. 1.3601 belongs to a Climber I think.  :think:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 16, 2019, 10:17:11 PM
It is.
But the number on the box is actually a Spartan, so there's something not quite right...
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 16, 2019, 10:22:02 PM
It is.
But the number on the box is actually a Spartan, so there's something not quite right...
Ahhh yes, a Spartan number.
Someone did buy it though as it is now closed.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 17, 2019, 07:04:35 AM
Gonna be a busy weekend though...lots to chase!
Hope you get the ones you seek.  :tu:

Sweet little classic FB :tu: :like:
Thank you!  :cheers:

1) 84mm Voyageur with Red Ribbed scales
2) 91mm SwissChamp XL
3) 91mm Astronaut on front scale
4) 93mm Swiss Railways Black Beauty
5) 93mm Pioneer from Thailand with Elephant on scale
6) 4 rivet vintage Victorinox
7) Blue Fish on Scale model 234faU
8 ) Vagabond with Boy Scout wood chopping graphic on the back
9) 125 Year Climber
10) Climber w/Essential Tools Graphic
11) SwissCard Lite
12) SwissCard Nail Care
13) Alox Nespresso 2017
14) Alox Nespresso 2016

15) Coach Leather Knife
16) Gold Ingot Classic
17) Copper Alox Vagabond
18) Alaska Railroad Vagabond
19) Mike Horn Ranger
20) AP Blaze Ranger 55
21) 91mm Luxury Automobile
22) 84mm Alumnus
23) Snow Ranger 50 Wenger
24) Christmas knife 2017
25) Canadian Cellidor Moose Modeler
26) Red Duchess in box
27) Hunter Pro Alox Red
28) MiniChamp XL Mint in box

Four found from my list so far.  :mail:

That's pretty good progress!  I only own 3 of the items on your list...and also have 9 in common on my buy list. And 2 of those are somewhat permanently on the buy list regardless of the copies I own. Crossed off a few of the big ones during this challenge.  One 'high priority' and fortunately low cost item.

I'm still in so far.  Gonna have trouble buying tomorrow as it'll be a busy day...

...

Speaking of Ambassadors, I do want to find a mint one of these:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7841/32177859457_e050f3560c_n.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 17, 2019, 02:54:28 PM
That's pretty good progress! 
Thank you.  Seems I am adding ones that are not on my list at a higher rate.
Bought this one last night.  I seem to like some of the Boy Scout versions ever since the BSA Yeoman.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7834/47123292221_85b32631d2.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 17, 2019, 03:36:07 PM

Bought this one last night.  I seem to like some of the Boy Scout versions ever since the BSA Yeoman.


Nice find FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 17, 2019, 04:29:16 PM
 :iagree: that’s a nice one for your collection FB :tu: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 17, 2019, 04:31:54 PM
BSA’s are a lot of fun...especially in the Alox!  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 17, 2019, 04:34:38 PM
Thanks all.
Alox?  :ahhh  Nooo not more to consider.  :P
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 17, 2019, 05:04:06 PM
I’ve been looking ever since El C posted his! Really nice...maybe we’ll get lucky and he post here  :whistle:  :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on February 18, 2019, 09:09:48 AM
That's pretty good progress! 
Thank you.  Seems I am adding ones that are not on my list at a higher rate.
Bought this one last night.  I seem to like some of the Boy Scout versions ever since the BSA Yeoman.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7834/47123292221_85b32631d2.jpg)

 :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 18, 2019, 04:52:14 PM
5 found now:

1) 84mm Voyageur with Red Ribbed scales
2) 91mm SwissChamp XL
3) 91mm Astronaut on front scale
4) 93mm Swiss Railways Black Beauty
5) 93mm Pioneer from Thailand with Elephant on scale
6) 4 rivet vintage Victorinox
7) Blue Fish on Scale model 234faU
8 ) Vagabond with Boy Scout wood chopping graphic on the back
9) 125 Year Climber
10) Climber w/Essential Tools Graphic
11) SwissCard Lite
12) SwissCard Nail Care
13) Alox Nespresso 2017
14) Alox Nespresso 2016
15) Coach Leather Knife
16) Gold Ingot Classic
17) Copper Alox Vagabond
18) Alaska Railroad Vagabond
19) Mike Horn Ranger
20) AP Blaze Ranger 55
21) 91mm Luxury Automobile
22) 84mm Alumnus
23) Snow Ranger 50 Wenger
24) Christmas knife 2017
25) Canadian Cellidor Moose Modeler
26) Red Duchess in box
27) Hunter Pro Alox Red
28) MiniChamp XL Mint in box
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 18, 2019, 06:22:22 PM
5 found now:



You are making good progress FB! :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 18, 2019, 06:27:37 PM
Good going FB that doesn’t look a easy list to complete  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 18, 2019, 06:40:56 PM
Good going FB that doesn’t look a easy list to complete  :tu: :like:
Thank you Wspeed and Vicman!  :cheers:

If I had to narrow it down to the ones I'd really love to find some day, it would be these from the list:

1) 84mm Voyageur with Red Ribbed scales
2) Blue Fish on Scale model 234faU
3) Vagabond with Boy Scout wood chopping graphic on the back
4) Climber w/Essential Tools Graphic
5) Copper Alox Vagabond
6) Mike Horn Ranger
7) MiniChamp XL Mint in box
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 18, 2019, 06:44:50 PM
Good going FB that doesn’t look a easy list to complete  :tu: :like:
Thank you Wspeed and Vicman!  :cheers:

If I had to narrow it down to the ones I'd really love to find some day, it would be these from the list:

1) 84mm Voyageur with Red Ribbed scales
2) Blue Fish on Scale model 234faU
3) Vagabond with Boy Scout wood chopping graphic on the back
4) Climber w/Essential Tools Graphic
5) Copper Alox Vagabond
6) Mike Horn Ranger
7) MiniChamp XL Mint in box
That’s a interesting list FB
I am sure that you will find them one day  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 19, 2019, 02:17:17 AM
That's pretty good progress! 
Thank you.  Seems I am adding ones that are not on my list at a higher rate.
Bought this one last night.  I seem to like some of the Boy Scout versions ever since the BSA Yeoman.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7834/47123292221_85b32631d2.jpg)

BSAs are cool.  I got my first during this Challenge...and a glowing one to boot. I keep missing out on stainless+boxed ones I've bid on in the past.

I'm still in, but under a bit of pressure for tomorrow. Nothing I really want or need...might tap the buy-it-now stuff to stay 'in'. Maybe I'll shop late tonight if I don't pass out. I've been on the road for 3 1/2 hours today r/t. and just glad I had time to get the ones I wanted today.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 22, 2019, 02:58:09 PM
As of today I've purchased 30 SAKs this month, just not one a day. 

Lessons learned:

1) Don't try and make a purchase happen, it puts on stress that makes the joy of the hobby not as fun.
2) Some SAKs are going to rarely, if ever, show up for sale.
3) It's too hard on the budget.
4) One positive note is it made me try very hard to find worthy candidates.  I thought if I have to buy one it better be something I really want.
5) You all knew this before I even started, if I just would have listened.  :oops:

Since I blew the challenge, I thought I'd wrap up with my thoughts.

My favorite purchase for February so far has been:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7812/40056511783_a5bc4d70e6.jpg)

Runners up:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7826/32155160947_d10fe258cb.jpg)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7815/47050663932_4b83c98d1d.jpg)


Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 22, 2019, 03:03:38 PM
At least you have had a go FB :tu: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 22, 2019, 03:19:28 PM
As of today I've purchased 30 SAKs this month, just not one a day. 


You have had a great month FB! :cheers:

Your favorite SAK for the month is beautiful.....congratulations on finding it!  :like::tu: :tu:

The Swiss Air SAK is a great reminder that at one time pocket knives were allowed on planes.

The Swiss Card is cool too!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :D
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 22, 2019, 03:23:44 PM
I agree on your favorite - it is my favorite one you bought!  :woohoo: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 22, 2019, 03:25:01 PM
Thank you Wspeed, Vicman and Rapidray!  :cheers:

This one showed up on January 23rd and took a lot of the budget, but I had to buy it.  :tu:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7885/31969392427_34f20be46f.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 22, 2019, 03:29:56 PM
Thank you Wspeed, Vicman and Rapidray!  :cheers:

This one showed up on January 23rd and took a lot of the budget, but I had to buy it.  :tu:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7885/31969392427_34f20be46f.jpg)
Yes they are expensive but well worth it. I am happy with my BYSAK  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 22, 2019, 03:30:43 PM
That’s just gorgeous  :dd: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on February 22, 2019, 05:20:50 PM
Thank you Wspeed, Vicman and Rapidray!  :cheers:

This one showed up on January 23rd and took a lot of the budget, but I had to buy it.  :tu:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7885/31969392427_34f20be46f.jpg)

:dd:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 22, 2019, 05:46:55 PM
Thank you Wspeed, Vicman and Rapidray!  :cheers:

This one showed up on January 23rd and took a lot of the budget, but I had to buy it.  :tu:


Another great find FB! :like: :tu: :tu:

Definitely worth getting! :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 22, 2019, 06:02:27 PM
As of today I've purchased 30 SAKs this month, just not one a day. 

Lessons learned:

1) Don't try and make a purchase happen, it puts on stress that makes the joy of the hobby not as fun.
2) Some SAKs are going to rarely, if ever, show up for sale.
3) It's too hard on the budget.
4) One positive note is it made me try very hard to find worthy candidates.  I thought if I have to buy one it better be something I really want.
5) You all knew this before I even started, if I just would have listened.  :oops:

Since I blew the challenge, I thought I'd wrap up with my thoughts.

My favorite purchase for February so far has been:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7812/40056511783_a5bc4d70e6.jpg)

Runners up:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7826/32155160947_d10fe258cb.jpg)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7815/47050663932_4b83c98d1d.jpg)

Excellent lessons learned.  :tu: I haven't learned yet.  :dunno:  Still in...and just hit the Buy-it-now button because I don't have much interest in the auctions closing today. Still in with less than a week to go.
from a couple of days ago:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7805/40195278473_dc872403e1.jpg)

Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 22, 2019, 06:08:18 PM
Impressive kamakiri!  Shoot, with less than a week to go, you can do it!  :tu: :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 22, 2019, 06:10:45 PM
That is a long list well done so far kamakiri  :tu: :like:
and good luck for the last week of this challenge  :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 22, 2019, 10:34:59 PM
Still in with less than a week to go.
from a couple of days ago:


You are doing great kamakiri!  :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 22, 2019, 11:08:46 PM
Impressive kamakiri!  Shoot, with less than a week to go, you can do it!  :tu: :cheers:
:cheers: Thanks, FB! Happy about the good stuff that I caught...But oh, the pain!  :D

That is a long list well done so far kamakiri  :tu: :like:
and good luck for the last week of this challenge  :cheers:
:cheers: Thanks Wspeed! I'm gonna need some luck just to get through this billing cycle!  :ahhh

Still in with less than a week to go.
from a couple of days ago:


You are doing great kamakiri!  :cheers:

 :cheers: Thanks, VICMAN! I think I'll need moral support to get through this!  :salute:

-----

 :think: Now I gotta wonder, is there actually a merit badge that I'm eligible for if I finish this?  :dunno:

Dunce cap with the $ on it sounds about right...
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 22, 2019, 11:20:13 PM
You definitely deserve a badge kamakiri  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 23, 2019, 05:26:17 AM
You definitely deserve a badge kamakiri  :tu: :like:

Maybe a badge on the head!  :D I don't see one on the list that would apply.  :think:


(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7819/32240580687_b1fae40e85_n.jpg)

Might be missing one or two...30 in the above pic already.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 23, 2019, 05:54:25 AM
Might be missing one or two...30 in the above pic already.

LOL. Correction: Missing at least 7  :facepalm: and there's 31 in the pic.  :oops: :facepalm:  :ahhh
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 23, 2019, 06:16:21 AM

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7819/32240580687_b1fae40e85_n.jpg)

Might be missing one or two...30 in the above pic already.

That's an awesome collection on its own :)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 23, 2019, 12:32:12 PM
Excellent selection of SAKs kamakiri  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 23, 2019, 02:42:07 PM
Well done!  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 23, 2019, 03:47:49 PM


Maybe a badge on the head!  :D I don't see one on the list that would apply.  :think:

Might be missing one or two...30 in the above pic already.

Great pic kamakiri! :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 23, 2019, 06:31:12 PM
Here is my list so far, although I am out of the challenge: (yellow highlight means in route to me)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7850/32245952717_8d0f839721.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 23, 2019, 08:13:38 PM
Very nice!  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 23, 2019, 08:35:23 PM
Can’t wait to see what turns up  :popcorn: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 23, 2019, 09:01:52 PM
Here is my list so far, although I am out of the challenge: (yellow highlight means in route to me)


You did great FB! :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 24, 2019, 01:39:22 AM
Enablers! ...the lot of yous!  :ahhh

j/k...Thanks for supporting my habit!  :D

Still in on Day 23.

Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on February 24, 2019, 04:31:46 PM
As of today I've purchased 30 SAKs this month, just not one a day. 

Lessons learned:

1) Don't try and make a purchase happen, it puts on stress that makes the joy of the hobby not as fun.
2) Some SAKs are going to rarely, if ever, show up for sale.
3) It's too hard on the budget.
4) One positive note is it made me try very hard to find worthy candidates.  I thought if I have to buy one it better be something I really want.
5) You all knew this before I even started, if I just would have listened.  :oops:

Since I blew the challenge, I thought I'd wrap up with my thoughts.

My favorite purchase for February so far has been:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7812/40056511783_a5bc4d70e6.jpg)

Runners up:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7826/32155160947_d10fe258cb.jpg)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7815/47050663932_4b83c98d1d.jpg)

Excellent lessons learned.  :tu: I haven't learned yet.  :dunno:  Still in...and just hit the Buy-it-now button because I don't have much interest in the auctions closing today. Still in with less than a week to go.
from a couple of days ago:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7805/40195278473_dc872403e1.jpg)

Impressive  :D
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on February 24, 2019, 04:32:32 PM
Here is my list so far, although I am out of the challenge: (yellow highlight means in route to me)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7850/32245952717_8d0f839721.jpg)

Nice ones!  :climber:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 25, 2019, 06:30:38 AM
Total count is up to 40 'qualified' purchases as of today. Doesn't include the Firefly stuff or bits, oil, scales, horn scales, nickel silver sheet, etc.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 25, 2019, 12:28:20 PM
going well  kamakiri  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 25, 2019, 04:14:53 PM
Horn scales  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 25, 2019, 05:09:50 PM
Horn scales  :like: :tu:
:iagree:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 26, 2019, 05:02:03 AM
Thanks for all the continued enabling...uh, support ;)  :cheers:

Horn scales  :like: :tu:

Just some raw material for mods and repairs.  Though I did have the '50s horn scale knife come in today too.  :mail:  :woohoo: Didn't have one with a 'triangular' Awl yet!

Count is 41 today:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7886/33337686398_a6981c985b_n.jpg)

37 of the items have arrived.

Not sure if I see the light at the end of the tunnel or just going blind!  :ahhh :D
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on February 26, 2019, 01:16:36 PM
 :climber: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 26, 2019, 01:24:20 PM
Good work kamakiri  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 26, 2019, 03:29:55 PM
We enable good.  :D
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 26, 2019, 03:48:47 PM
I bought this custom scaled Huntsman to go with my Classic:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7806/32276728747_d8ccbdf798.jpg)

Classic:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7808/45750629304_4d782b4a5c.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 26, 2019, 03:55:02 PM
That is just gorgeous  :dd: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 26, 2019, 04:06:52 PM
That is just gorgeous  :dd: :like:
I know! I can't resist their beauty!  Thank you!  :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 26, 2019, 04:10:55 PM
That is very nice and now you have two.  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 26, 2019, 04:35:21 PM
That is very nice and now you have two.  :like: :tu:
Thank you RR, can't wait to see the Huntsman in person.  He never did show the other side of it (corkscrew side), so it will be a surprise.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 26, 2019, 04:39:09 PM
Thank you RR, can't wait to see the Huntsman in person.  He never did show the other side of it (corkscrew side), so it will be a surprise.
Every time I see it or them now...I still think of Jupiter!  :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on February 26, 2019, 04:40:21 PM
Every time I see it or them now...I still think of Jupiter!  :tu:

Same here!
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 26, 2019, 04:55:32 PM
Here is a couple of photo of Jupiter....the second with the lightning strikes is a artist illustration from a photo...it is so uncanny! 
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 26, 2019, 04:59:47 PM
Good one  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 26, 2019, 05:17:36 PM
Good one  :tu: :like:
:cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 26, 2019, 05:22:50 PM
WOW, like!  :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 26, 2019, 05:28:27 PM
WOW, like!  :like:
Thought you would!  :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 26, 2019, 06:12:19 PM
So I got impatient  :dunno: and asked the seller for a picture of the corkscrew side.  Here it is:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7909/47168020132_deec64df03.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 26, 2019, 06:14:28 PM
Very nice  :dd: :like:
Looks like the sun above his thumb  :D
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 26, 2019, 06:16:38 PM
I bought this custom scaled Huntsman to go with my Classic:


Great find FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on February 26, 2019, 06:17:16 PM
So I got impatient  :dunno: and asked the seller for a picture of the corkscrew side.  Here it is:


Looks great FB! :like:  :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on February 26, 2019, 06:48:21 PM
Looks great!  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 27, 2019, 07:50:44 AM
Left today's purchase to chance...Put in a 'reasonable' bid and went to dinner and a movie. Got it for about 60% market price.  Not the best deal this month, but I'll take it!!   :woohoo:

Nothing came in the mail today.

So I got impatient  :dunno: and asked the seller for a picture of the corkscrew side.  Here it is:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7909/47168020132_deec64df03.jpg)

Very cool, FB! Nice custom work!  :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: MTMatt on February 27, 2019, 09:28:43 AM
Wow Lisa and Grant, I've just found out about this challenge of yours. Very exciting to follow  :like:

Although my subconscious tells me I need to stop you  :D

Keep it going?   :whistle:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on February 27, 2019, 03:34:19 PM
Wow Lisa and Grant, I've just found out about this challenge of yours. Very exciting to follow  :like:

Although my subconscious tells me I need to stop you  :D

Keep it going?   :whistle:

I failed the challenge by falling asleep before making a purchase one day.  :facepalm: 
kamakiri is still in it!  :cheers: :tu: :popcorn:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on February 28, 2019, 05:21:29 AM
I know it's a day early, but the final count is probably in and there are invoices that will be generated for me to pay tomorrow for the official close of the month.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7908/32291995637_51db600ec1_n.jpg)

And the final purchase count is 50. Not including multiple knife listings. Most are targeting only 1 knife anyway, with the exception of one today where I do want all the knives in the auction.

Wow Lisa and Grant, I've just found out about this challenge of yours. Very exciting to follow  :like:

Although my subconscious tells me I need to stop you  :D

Keep it going?   :whistle:

Keep going?  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

Just glad it's essentially DONE! Tomorrow's purchases will be the formal closing. But this is the first day in a loooooong while that I don't actually have any outstanding bids or offers. Although there are still some things that might be purchased late tomorrow. I'll add them to the official tally if I get any of those.


I failed the challenge by falling asleep before making a purchase one day.  :facepalm: 
kamakiri is still in it!  :cheers: :tu: :popcorn:

And I wouldn't say you failed in any way...

This alone is a big WIN to me:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7812/40056511783_a5bc4d70e6.jpg)

 :like: :tu:

Thanks, FB, for issuing this Challenge...even if I didn't intend to participate at first!

I still don't see a mertit badge that would officially apply here..so I don't think I'd be able to submit for one. Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong about that.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on March 01, 2019, 03:20:16 PM

And the final purchase count is 50. Not including multiple knife listings. Most are targeting only 1 knife anyway, with the exception of one today where I do want all the knives in the auction.



And I wouldn't say you failed in any way...

This alone is a big WIN to me:


 :like: :tu:



You did great kamakiri! :like: :tu: :tu:

Congratulations on finishing the challenge! :cheers:

I agree that the exposed rivet SAK that FB got is a big WIN! :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on March 01, 2019, 04:20:31 PM
You did great kamakiri! :like: :tu: :tu:

Congratulations on finishing the challenge! :cheers:

I agree that the exposed rivet SAK that FB got is a big WIN! :cheers:

 :cheers: Thanks, VICMAN!  I'm happy to be done. Doing it was more stressful than I thought!

I do have to revise the final count to 49. I bought something else late and had to buy two of the items I was waiting for an invoice separately. The invoice for the remaining two hasn't come in yet. Count is 51 if those are included. I just won't have a confirmation email on them and that's what I've been using for the official tally.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 01, 2019, 04:22:07 PM
Congratulations on finishing this excellent challenge kamakiri  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on March 01, 2019, 04:36:27 PM
Congratulations kamakiri!  That was some dedication right there!  :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on March 01, 2019, 04:39:31 PM
My final ineligible count is 42 items.  A couple of rows have multiples.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7804/47247914841_ee60115035.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 01, 2019, 04:43:18 PM
That’s a good list FB just a shame you couldn’t finish your challenge  :cheers: :tu:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on March 01, 2019, 05:16:04 PM
Congratulations on finishing this excellent challenge kamakiri  :cheers: :like:

 :cheers: Thank you, Wspeed! Community support does help fuel the fun!


Congratulations kamakiri!  That was some dedication right there!  :like:

Crazy dedication.  ;) Thanks for making February a fun month!  :cheers:  :salute:

Staying in really only required commitment for a few days. I went through January with purchases every day as a normal course, but mostly for stuff to repair or mod fodder.

Still drooling over that 'drawer' find of yours!  I'll learn to collect like you someday...  :)  :hatsoff:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: VICMAN on March 01, 2019, 06:18:31 PM
My final ineligible count is 42 items.  A couple of rows have multiples.


You still did well FB! :cheers:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 01, 2019, 06:28:40 PM
 :iagree: very well  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Reinier on March 01, 2019, 07:10:40 PM
42 items?
You must be a H2G2 fan!
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on March 01, 2019, 07:33:05 PM
This is the closest existing Challenge that I think would apply:

(https://forum.multitool.org/awards/138.png)

What do you think FB? Maybe if we start a new thread and show 30 of this month's purchases, we'd both qualify for that.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: Rapidray on March 01, 2019, 10:10:09 PM
:cheers: Thank you, Wspeed! Community support does help fuel the fun!


Crazy dedication.  ;) Thanks for making February a fun month!  :cheers:  :salute:

Staying in really only required commitment for a few days. I went through January with purchases every day as a normal course, but mostly for stuff to repair or mod fodder.

Still drooling over that 'drawer' find of yours!  I'll learn to collect like you someday...  :)  :hatsoff:
Congratulations!  :cheers: :hatsoff:
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: FolderBeholder on March 01, 2019, 11:01:27 PM
This is the closest existing Challenge that I think would apply:

(https://forum.multitool.org/awards/138.png)

What do you think FB? Maybe if we start a new thread and show 30 of this month's purchases, we'd both qualify for that.
Too bad it doesn't say 30 Buys.
Title: Re: February 2019 spending spree challenge
Post by: kamakiri on March 02, 2019, 12:59:33 AM
Too bad it doesn't say 30 Buys.

Agreed. Maybe somebody with authority will chime in?  :whistle:  :popcorn: