07-30-2013, 03:31 PM
(07-30-2013, 02:53 PM)ben74 Wrote: Hmm, just received some info from Classic Shaving and anyone considering a purchase might want to read this thread, in particular this post.
I gave my opinion on that thread Ben. Although I consider this razor to be a great shaver I would think twice about future purchases from them and I am not just talking about a Cobra.
07-31-2013, 01:24 PM
I'll say this. I posted a WTB add on B&B about two weeks ago and had someone respond almost instantly. I asked the normal questions of is it ok, any problems, etc. He couldn't tell me as it was still wrapped and in the box, so I said ok I'll be it sight unseen. It arrived last Monday I believe and upon opening it I couldn't of been more pleased. I have no idea what order it came from, but it has the old marking on the bottom and no flaws at all. So while they are hard to find, they are out there so don't get discouraged Like I said in the post Ben made, I am contemplating buying a backup, but am going to wait and see what the HuntLee razor is first. If and when I do, I probably will send someone to their operation in person and have them pick one out for me with all the stories going around, but that's just how picky I am about stuff.
08-04-2013, 11:55 AM
I've been using Cobra Classics as my daily razors for at least two years and I am totally pleased with the result. I'm of the opinion that, if I were interested in purchasing a fourth (yes, I have three) it would be worth the effort to buy one from Classic Shaving's present stock and see how the finish issues affected me personally. My past experiences with Classic Shaving and their Customer Service Team lead me to believe that I would be treated fairly if I were to find the finish issues unacceptable.
08-04-2013, 12:46 PM
(07-31-2013, 04:52 AM)slantman Wrote:
The razor is identical but some quality finishing complaints. They might be rushing them through in order to satisfy the high demand.
I don't think it is a rush - I believe it is because their cast is getting old. When you make a cast they are quite expensive and also don't last forever, so you must factor in a price knowing this.
It seems clear to me the recent plating issues is because their cast is breaking down and probably needs replaced.
I also don't find it a coincidence that CS is announcing they are working on the cobra classic 2. i.e. they know their cast is old and plating issues are arising so they make some minor tweaks and get a new cast made for their version 2 razor.
All speculation on my part, but I imagine that is where most of the recent complaints come from.
Full disclosure - I own no cobra so take my post with a grain of salt not having seen any old or new ones in my hands.
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