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Where did all the vendors go?

Discussion in 'Support' started by NMaxy, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. More than half the vendor forum threads are gone. I suspect that is because they signed up when this Fora was created, but didn't renew. Can someone confirm? A lot of our 'consumer' decisions are made based on knowing there are vendor eyeballs seeing our posts. Slippery slope...less vendors = less posts = less forum.
  2. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  3. butch

    butch Founding Member

    not everyone sees the funds translate into sales. just the nature of things. im jsut glad that the funds required are more reasonable then some places
  4. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  5. apicius9

    apicius9 Founding Member

    Dang, am I still there? Still need to pay, gotta wait for my paycheck, though...

  6. Mrmnms

    Mrmnms Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Put up a few handles Stephan, we'll take care of the rest.
  7. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  8. butch

    butch Founding Member

    we got a snow day here so as soon as i get the 3 knives set up with epoxy i ll set up a sale so i can get Jim the funds also. so happy that he is understanding
  9. XooMG

    XooMG Founding Member

    I think they were all scared away by Anton's negative feedback thread. :D
  10. Negative feedback fights vendors:
  11. mkriggen

    mkriggen Founding Member

  12. The BoardSMITH

    The BoardSMITH Founding Member

    Very surprising. We all got a free ride when the forum first started but when it comes to dropping a few $'s down for the privilege now that the free ride is over, some leave. Very surprising!
  13. I fully respect this position. At the same time - there are vendors who I bought from or contracted with, using this forum's PM mechanism, that opted not to renew.
  14. Haburn

    Haburn Founding Member

    Thanks alot, Anton. :)
  15. Agreed.

    Sorry for not letting this go...vendors need to step up and acknowledge the gain they received from this fora and re-up, or drop a huge peg in the eyes of their customers. Luke( Bloodroot)...Marko...Mareko...Maksim, Mari (Korin), Pierre, Bill....you are all better than that. Everyone of you did business with myself or my small circle of friends last year. Do you really want to tell your customers that you no longer care?
  16. MattS

    MattS Founding Member

    ??, I disagree, not "re-upping" has nothing to do with caring or not. It is a simple cost benefits situation. I am sure everyone who made the choice had valid reasons to do so, they should not be made out to be any less because they could not rationalize the cost of multiple forum subscriptions. Knife making is not exactly a hugely profitable venture...
  17. I'd like to hear from the vendors themselves.
  18. Bill T

    Bill T Founding Member

    Hmmmmm. Lots of room for new forum owners. .....
  19. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    I don't think it's personal. I also don't think any vendor owes anyone an explanation as to why they choose not to renew a vendor subscription. Some may come back at a later time as vendors, you never know.
  20. Of course it's not personal. But if I buy a knife from a vendor I never would have heard of but for this fora, or if I contribute to crowd funding a new maker who made a plea on this very fora, you don't think they have an obligation to stick around in this community, that they benefitted from, for at least a little while?

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