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« on: January 04, 2015, 06:55:14 PM »
Howdy chaps over the last year or so I've collected a few large is knifes mainly bushcraft knives but starting to collect folders too so if you have anything of interest give me a shout  ;D
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Re: knifes
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2015, 01:10:32 AM »
Sorry but there's no way i'm getting rid of my kershaw wildcat ridge! Not fancy but a bloody good blade and solidly built, an exclent quality every day knife, when I was working  I got it off the snap on van for about £25 and was going to collect the full range (that's when a few of us realised he was pocketing cash and not putting it on to our accounts)
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Re: knifes
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2015, 07:11:38 AM »
Oh eck  :o
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Re: knifes
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2015, 12:22:50 PM »
I got it off the snap on van..............a few of us realised he was pocketing cash and not putting it on to our accounts)

So instead of being called Snap-On, it should have been called Rip-Off? ???

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Re: knifes
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2015, 02:11:28 PM »
the snap on van came in to the car park near the workshop, the thing was the workshop manager said  we was not allowed to spend more than 5 mins on the van getting tools/paying, then there was about 10 of us all trying to get on the van at the same time, so we would get on the van, have a quick look at the tools then on the way off, give the the snap on man some money as we said put £xx on my account, then we had to be back in the workshop, this went on for some time until one trainee asked how much have i got left to pay? the snapon man looked on his computer at the account and said you have £250 left to pay, the trainee said, according to my records it should be about £100!, i did the same, snap on said some thing like £190 to pay, it should have been about £20, after that we started paying by card, only £5 a time, the snapon man complained like mad as it cost him £2.50 per transaction using a card (we knew this, thats one of the reasons why we did it, the other was to get a receipt) we then told every company we had friends in, who used the same snapon van, it was about this time i was fired (still have no idea why, but think it was due to ill health/back problems) a few months later i got a phone call from the snapon man asking for me to pay the outstanding balance, which was about £150 he said he had been very patient and would except me paying it of week by week, i reminded him of my suspicions of what he did, he never called me again (this was over 7 years ago) it was 2 years after the phone call i heard a rumour that at the time he called me he was in financial troubles and had to sell the franchise! some one else is now running that snapon van   
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Re: knifes
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2015, 02:21:37 PM »
we started paying by card........it cost him £2.50 per transaction..........thats one of the reasons why we did it, the other was to get a receipt   

Whenever I've had Snap-On or Mac Tools accounts, I was always given a 'Revolving Account' card in a plastic wallet, which would be signed by the van driver whenever I made a payment, to keep track of what I owed.

Don't they issue those any more, or is it now all done on computer only? :-\

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Re: knifes
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2015, 02:31:11 PM »
we were never issued any sort of card, how long ago was it when you cot the card from snapon?
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Re: knifes
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2015, 08:19:03 AM »
Geez....from Snap-On in the late 90's, and from Mac tools in the early to mid 00's.

Obviously they were issued prior to those dates too, and may have still been issued for some time after as well. I don't know when they actually stopped using revolving account cards, I can only comment on the last time I personally had accounts with these companies.

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Re: knifes
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2015, 09:15:59 PM »
Nineties sounds about right with the card ,all computerised now but not any cheaper.Need to see one my dead blow hammer split badly only used it about 4 times.

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Re: knifes
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2015, 04:32:30 PM »
Howdy chaps over the last year or so I've collected a few large is knifes mainly bushcraft knives but starting to collect folders too so if you have anything of interest give me a shout  ;D
  ;D A bad habit to get into Dave knife collecting I,v had the bug quite a few years Kershaw and CRKT are my passion at the moment the Kershaw Blur Desert Sandblack is a really good knife very well built  ;D   
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