11/20/18 : Policy Update : As of November 20th 2018, we will start allowing the listings of Clones. NO counterfeits.

A clone is simply made to look like another item.
A counterfeit is an items attempt to pass as the real thing with fake logos or markings.

For example a Chinese stilleto marked made in Italy is NOT allowed but a stiletto marked made in Taiwan is allowed.
Most of you dealers and buyers should be aware of the difference but when in doubt, simply ask and we will get back to you as soon as possible. The listing of a counterfeit WILL at a minimum get your listing/s ended if not suspension of your sellers account for 1 day-indefinetly(case depending). For example we have noticed a lot of fake Ganzo knives. Look a likes are allowed but if a look a like is marked with the fake logos or markings, it is not allowed. No Tolerance policy for counterfeits.

Some known but not limited to counterfeit knives are AKC stilletos, AKC Leverlettos, Boker, Buck , Chris Reeves, Cold Steel, Ganzo, Spyderco etc. Although we will try to monitor the listings as best as we can, the buyer assumes full responsibility on what they spend their money on. Do your homework. Sharperdeals assumes no responsibility in any transaction where we are not directly involved. Please report any listing of a counterfeit. Due to privacy laws we will not be able to discuss what we do, but rest assured we will look into the listing/ seller. There are no listing fee refunds on Ended Listings. Ignorance is not an excuse for policy violation. This policy update has been added to our terms & conditions page. We have added categories for clones although it's not a requirement to use them.

Thank You

Terms and Conditions

Sharperdeals does not process payment between buyers and sellers. Do not use our payment processing module for your purchases as that is Only for sellers to pay their auction fees. If you use the payment module for your purchase , there will be a 15% processing fee if you would like a refund . This web-site is intended to be a friendly, enjoyable and useful experience, but as with anything concerning any kind of transactions there are risks involved and we strongly advise you to understand all of these terms before joining or taking part in any transaction.

Clones and counterfeit knives which seem to be popping up are strictly prohibited. Listing such knives can and will get you suspended ithout warning and without explanation. When in doubt, ask us. Knives that promote religious or racial hatred are also prohibited. Knives such as rizzutto or rizzuto styled knives or edgeco knives are permitted because of the nostalgia factor as these knives were usually our first memories of owning an auto knife.  If you are listing a china or Taiwan knife, we urge you to make sure it is not a clone/copy or counterfeit to prevent any problems. If your auction is ended because of non compliance, we usually will not waste our time telling you what we said above and that  the fees are not credited or refunded. Pay attention.

Mentioning paypal in your listing is not permitted. If you paid or accepted paypal for an automatic knife and there is an issue, SharperDeals will not get involved in the complaint/transaction. Any transaction with paypal involved can get your account with us suspended or terminated at our discretion and any action for seller /buyer does not have to be disclosed to either party involved. No one can force you to pay via paypal and usually other payment options are offered so only the buyer is finally responsible for choosing the payment method. Being that this site uses automatic invoices so the instructions might cover a variety of products. Once again, it is the buyer that makes the final decision to choose the method of payment from the options that are given in the automated invoice. Pay attention. It should take at the most two weeks for a transaction to be considered complete. Anything beyond that (unless there is ongoing ) is viewed with suspicion. Please only use the message board for any buyer /seller communications as it is date and time stamped which can aid in resolving a dispute.

Rights To Suspend or Terminate.
You agree that this web-site, in its own discretion, may terminate any auction or use of the service immediately, for any reason and without notice. Mentioning your email address in your description or message board is not allowed. Any account that ends an auction to make a direct sale or if an item does not sell on auction and a direct sale is attempted, the seller and buyer accounts will be suspended or terminated at our discretion and then shown publicly as per our privacy policy. In most cases when we suspect foul play we will suspend your account/listing whilst we investigate further. If our investigation is conclusive then your account with us will be terminated.

AGAIN, Having your email address or your website link in any part of your listing or your messages is not permitted and can result in your account being suspended without notice.. Any site fees associated are not refunded.

Private/non auction sale using this site or message board as the means to make a sale or to keep from paying the site fees is frowned upon and not permitted and it can result in immediate removal from the site without any warning.

The site does not process payments for auction wins. The site paypal gateway is only for sellers to pay the site for their auction fees. Do not pay us for your auction wins.

Feedback cannot be changed unless;

both parties agree

one left negative feedback just because they got a negative feedback(each transaction is handled differently )

vulgar or racist remarks are used

the administrator feels there was injustice

If a complaint is filled and the admin has to get involved , both parties involved will get just ONE chance to work it out amongst themselves. If still unresolved the admin will see who did what and when they did it and decide the outcome. The member we decide is at fault may be suspended or removed from the auction site. This will be at our discretion. Pay Attention !

Your Conduct.
You are solely responsible for the contents of your actions and auctions through this web-site. You must ensure that your participation in the selling or buying of items does not violate any applicable laws or regulations. By this we mean that you must check that you entitled to sell or buy the relevant item and that you are not prohibited from doing so by any law or regulation.
You must not transmit through the service any unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable material. You must also not transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law or regulation.

Membership to this web-site is only available to those you can form a legally binding contract. This web-site does not permit minors (under 21) to register. If any member fails to signup with their correct age the account will be terminated immediately.

General Terms.
This site acts as the window for sellers to conduct auctions and for bidders to bid on sellers' auctions. We are not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers. As a result, we have no control over the quality, safety or legality of the items listed the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of sellers to sell items or the ability of buyers to buy items. We cannot and do not control whether or not sellers will complete the sale of items they offer or buyers will complete the purchases of items they have bid on. In addition, note that there are risks of dealing with foreign nationals, underage persons or people acting under false pretence.

SharperDeals shall not be responsible for any items sold by Auction, for any damage to items during transit or during the inspection period, nor for misrepresentations and/or breaches of contract by either buyer and/or seller. This web-site shall not be responsible for the cost of procurement of substitute goods or any losses resulting form any goods purchased or obtained.
This web-site assumes no liability for the content of the listings. Are you sure you paid attention to the above ?