I have had my store here on AAPK for over 11 1/2 years, opened 1-2-2006....after many
conversations with Bryan in the latter part of 2005, I joined AAPK same day Bryan got my store up..
One of the big draws was listing a knife and letting it set till sold or deleted, no other fees but commision, it was nothing, I mean
nothing like selling on Ebay, which I pretty much quit using selling knives on in the last 12 years...
Bryan set the rules back then and continues to do so presently
I have paid all my commisions to Bryan 2-3 weeks before they were due,
followed all the rules he set forth, and thanked him repeatedly over the yrs
He was upgrading something back in 2007, was short on $$$, and Johhnie (Fain) ran some auctions where the few store owners
there was at the time, (including myself)and some members as well all donated knives to get him over the hump..
AAPK is a extremely welcome quiet escape for me while listing knives for sale, maintaining my store, reading all the
posts and learning from other members while my wife of 48 yrs is taking a nap, down in bed with a flare,
as she has Lupus, Sjogrens, & fibromyalgia...she is very ill a lot, life threatning several times over the last 8-9 yrs, making me responsible for most cooking, grocery shopping, cleaning up,
keeping the house in order etc.....it leaves little time to set on the puter posting and such especially when I am not nearly as smart
on pocket knives as a lot of our members...I also like to "only" posts on subjects I think I can be of help on, or to encourage other
members on their posts I am interested in.
Every store owner has a story I suppose, but before you lump us all together with policy changes, one should know each owners personal situation