04-15-2012, 12:22 AM
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  • GreekGuy
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Gents,

I cannot believe I am offering these for sale, but I need to come up with some funds. I have 400 Gillette Spoilers, mostly in packs of 15 for sale. Some of these are the Super Stainless version, while others have the "spoiler" logo. My understanding is that they are the exact same blade, the spoiler was added later as a marketing tool.

In any case, most of these are loose packs, but I pretty positive they are all full. I cannot be 100% sure without taking them out, so to help assuage any concerns about this, I am including 34 sealed FRENCH made Gillette Super Stainless blades, on top of the 400.

I don't think these blades need any introduction. I am asking $400 $360 inclusive of shipping and insurance within the CONUS. If anyone outside of the CONUS is interested, please shoot me a PM.

   

Secondly, I have 2 brand new and sealed tubs of Monsavon shaving soap. Great performer, but the scent isn't for me. I'd like to trade these for 2 new pucks of CADE soap. Preferably in the CONUS.

   

Thanks for looking, and please let me know if you have any questions.

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 04-15-2012, 07:36 AM
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  • TexBilly
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Wow, Nick! I'm sure that was a hard decision. I've settled on my blade choices but know there are a lot of Spoiler fans out there. Best of luck, Sir!

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 04-15-2012, 11:29 AM
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Those are some very nice blades, Nick.
Good luck with the sale.

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 04-15-2012, 12:35 PM
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  • GreekGuy
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Thanks gentlemen. I've been moving more towards straights recently, but deciding to sell the spoilers was one of those "permanent" type of decisions. Took me quite a while to track down this many of them.

If anyone is interested in the spoilers and/or GPPs or Vintage Wilks, send me a PM and we can talk

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 04-15-2012, 04:57 PM
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Very nice sale! Good luck!

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 04-15-2012, 07:05 PM
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You may want to consider breaking the blades up into at least 2x 200 blades. $400 for blades no matter how hard to find is going to lead to a very small pool of interested people.

GLWS !

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 04-15-2012, 07:07 PM
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  • GreekGuy
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(04-15-2012, 07:05 PM)wingdo Wrote: You may want to consider breaking the blades up into at least 2x 200 blades. $400 for blades no matter how hard to find is going to lead to a very small pool of interested people.

GLWS !

Doug,

Thank you for the suggestion, that's a good idea. I would certainly be willing to split it up if 2 parties are interested.

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 04-18-2012, 10:16 AM
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  • GreekGuy
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I have reduced the price of the Spoilers so they are now $360 delivered in the CONUS.

I also update my Monsavon trade. I'd like to trade for 2 new pucks of CADE shaving soap

I'd also be interested in the following trades for the Spoilers: A Rooney Finest, preferably one of the ones in my sig or a CH2 or CH3 in 2-band or Manchurian.

Thanks!

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 04-18-2012, 05:41 PM
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  • Sully
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Wow! Good luck with your sale Nick.

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 04-18-2012, 06:22 PM
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  • GreekGuy
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(04-18-2012, 05:41 PM)Sully Wrote: Wow! Good luck with your sale Nick.

Thanks Shawn! I'm honestly still surprised these are here

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 04-18-2012, 10:11 PM
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  • GreekGuy
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I'd really like to sell these, so I'm going to step things up a bit:

I have 200 vintage Wilkinson blades, supposedly military issue. (Technically 199 but I'll throw in another 5 pack for 204)

   
Take 20% off the Spoilers, and add on the wilkinsons for $125

Thats 400 Spoilers, plus the 34 french made stainless blades, plus 204 60's-70's era wilkinsons for $445

You could easily get 10 shaves out of any of these blades. If 2 parties are interested in splitting it, we can work something out.

I know I'm a bit biased, but I thought these would have been gone by now. Is this lot way too big, everyone broke from tax day? We are all gentlemen here, if you guys feel that I'm off the mark I'd love to hear some feedback

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 04-19-2012, 04:22 AM
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  • Sully
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I'm don't have any input on the price of the blades, I've only used a DE about five times in the last year. I use either an SE or my Cobra Classic or my Feather AC SS. I haven't bought DE blades in a couple of years so I don't know if that's a good price or not.

I do know that you are selling a lot of blades at one time and even if it's a good deal it's still nearly $450. I think the high price is going to exclude many potential buyers.

If you get 10 shaves out of each blade, that tells me that you are going to get nearly 17.5 years of shaves from this purchase and in my mind that's a pretty big commitment to a specific blade.

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 04-19-2012, 10:08 AM
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  • Shanman
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Top tier blades in my opinion. They go for a buck a blade all day long on eBay. Perhaps lots of 100 Nick?

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 04-19-2012, 11:13 AM
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  • GreekGuy
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Thank you gentlemen for the honest feedback.

I'll break it into smaller lots for anyone interested.

100 spoilers for $100, and I'll throw in a 5 pack of Argentinian made Super Stainless blades.

200 blades for $200, and I'll throw in 2-5 packs of Argentinian Super Stainless and 12 French made Super Stainless blades.

Hopefully this will draw up some more interest. If interested, please send me a PM.

Thanks!

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 04-20-2012, 01:43 PM
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  • GreekGuy
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Blades withdrawn from sale. Mods, please move thread. Thanks!

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