Is this a fair price on this Queen Folder?

The Queen Cutlery Company has been manufacturing knives in Titusville Pennsylvania for over 100 years. The company opened its factory in 1902 and continues to produce knives in the same way now as they did in their earliest years.
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Re: Is this a fair price on this Queen Folder?

Postby Mumbleypeg » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:05 pm

:roll: Okay guys you got me here - maybe. :lol:
We can debate the semantics of "value" vs "worth" - obviously I didn't make it clear what I meant. ::facepalm::

The OP question was "is this a fair price?". The statement I was calling into question is
WillyCamaro wrote:Ebay is actually a bad place to get an idea of prices. Best is to look in knife books


I disagree - politely of course . The context is price. I don't believe using books for price reference is better than eBay sold listings. I should have made it clearer but that's why I asked Willy for clarification of his logic. ::handshake::

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Re: Is this a fair price on this Queen Folder?

Postby Railsplitter » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:22 pm

I'm inclined to agree that Ebay is a better reference for current value than knife books. The book prices are often outdated by the time the books are published, not to mention months or even years afterward.
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Re: Is this a fair price on this Queen Folder?

Postby Colonel26 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:06 pm

The legal definition of FAIR MARKET VALUE is what one party is willing to pay and another party willing to accept, neither party being under duress.

Fair market value changes from sale to sale and party to party. eBay is the classic example of fair market value.
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Re: Is this a fair price on this Queen Folder?

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:16 pm

Colonel26 wrote:The legal definition of FAIR MARKET VALUE is what one party is willing to pay and another party willing to accept, neither party being under duress.

Fair market value changes from sale to sale and party to party. eBay is the classic example of fair market value.

Exactly.
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Re: Is this a fair price on this Queen Folder?

Postby WillyCamaro » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:22 am

Ok fellas. When you explain it all that way, i think i get it better now. I was wrong this time around. A least i understand better now than before. Looking at my statement, it even doesn't make sense to me now. I guess i ways trying to say what you said Ken.
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I agree Ken. That part of my statement makes no sense to me either, and i was the one who said it...
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Re: Is this a fair price on this Queen Folder?

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:28 am

Ain't no thing dude.
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Re: Is this a fair price on this Queen Folder?

Postby Colonel26 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:29 am

Boy if I had a nickel for every time I had something all figured out in my head and by the time it came out of my mouth (or fingers in this case) it made no sense, I’d be a very wealthy man. ::tu::
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Re: Is this a fair price on this Queen Folder?

Postby Mumbleypeg » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:39 am

No problem Willy! I was just trying to understand myself what you meant. We're all still learning. ::nod::

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Re: Is this a fair price on this Queen Folder?

Postby bhuber » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:05 pm

I appreciate everyone’s responses. I went back and took a closer look at the knife. One issue is that the back scale is missing a pin. The scale is still attached and not broken but with the missing pin, it’s raised up off the knife. If it were $10 I’d snatch it up. Almost all of my slipjoints have some type of sentimental value and I like the fact that they are much more affordable than modern tactical custom and production knives, which I also collect. Queen has always held a place in my heart because it was what my dad carried (model 44 hunter) and something I always remember him by, even before I became an knife nut. I’m glad I have that knife.

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Re: Is this a fair price on this Queen Folder?

Postby WillyCamaro » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:40 am

::tu:: ::nod::
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