04-17-2012, 08:05 AM
#1
  • slantman
  • Expert Shaver
  • Leesburg, Florida
User Info
The Etsy website appears to be a fairly good place to shop for some wet shaving related items. Some of the merchants also advertise on shaving forums. I have made several purchases from various merchants and have no complaints. It kind of reminds me of a flee market.

100 12,450
Reply
 04-17-2012, 08:10 AM
#2
User Info
Thanks for the lead. I've purchased several things, including soaps, razors, and a scuttle, there. Just a minor point: it's spelled ETSY.

185 12,010
Reply
 04-17-2012, 08:23 AM
#3
  • TexBilly
  • Moderator Emeritus
  • Austin, TX
User Info
It's been a while for me but I also had good luck with ETSY sellers. I think I bought my first Rolls razor there. Some of their non-shaving items are very unique but can be a bit pricely. My wife did find a nice buy on an Indian trunk that was converted to a coffee table. Pretty cool.

35 2,703
Reply
 04-17-2012, 08:37 AM
#4
  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
User Info
I like Etsy too, the great thing is that it supports small business'.

1 3,507
Reply
 04-23-2012, 09:24 AM
#5
User Info
Etsy used to be very reasonable when it came to shaving gear, but a number of people came in and drove all of the prices up. You can still find deals, but they don't last very long. Now every seller thinks their razor is 'rare'. I seen a 'rare' ball end Tech. lol

I swing by Etsy once in a while, but still make out far better in antique shops. I got a great Dubl Duck strop for $15 two weeks ago at a local shop.

9 451
Reply
 04-23-2012, 09:51 AM
#6
  • Johnny
  • Super Moderator
  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
User Info
I've never been there. I will have to check them out.

173 23,558
Reply
 04-23-2012, 09:52 AM
#7
  • Songwind
  • Soap Slinger & Scuttle Pusher
  • Burnsville, MN
User Info
I heard you can get a decent scuttle there. Tongue

10 1,858
Reply
 04-23-2012, 09:53 AM
#8
User Info
I picked up a real nice Heljestrand Mk 33 on etsy for $30 a couple years ago.

Every so often you can find a deal, but people seem to be a bit proud of their shaving related wares there.

18 569
Reply
 04-23-2012, 10:03 AM
#9
  • MaxP
  • Senior Member
  • Madison, WI
User Info
I find Etsy to be a good place to look for artisan-made items. Soaps, woodware, etc. I've had mixed results looking for vintage goods such as razors.

Seems in many ways, its like most site. YMMV and Buyer Beware.

Max


(04-23-2012, 09:53 AM)PanChango Wrote: I picked up a real nice Heljestrand Mk 33 on etsy for $30 a couple years ago.

Every so often you can find a deal, but people seem to be a bit proud of their shaving related wares there.

47 1,382
Reply
 04-23-2012, 11:04 AM
#10
  • EHV
  • Senior Member
  • Milford,PA
User Info
I found a very nice soap for a very nice price from seller "Mundus". I found the reference in the Artisan Soap thread here. Excellent stuff and the included samples of bath soap are fantastic too. As always...YMMV.

6 905
Reply
 04-23-2012, 11:31 AM
#11
User Info
(04-23-2012, 10:03 AM)MaxP Wrote: [font=Verdana]I find Etsy to be a good place to look for artisan-made items. Soaps, woodware, etc.

Artisans make Etsy worth browsing. Very nice pottery and great prices. If I were looking for a handmade scuttle, bowl or mug, that's where I would go first.

9 451
Reply
 04-23-2012, 06:09 PM
#12
User Info
i have picked up a few razors from there, but their prices for razors, or shaving related items are not much less than ebay, in general.

75 20,884
Reply
 04-24-2012, 01:49 AM
#13
  • etoyoc
  • Active Member
  • NW Indiana
User Info
just echoing what others have said, ETSY is good for hand made items. When it comes to purchasing vintage items, the prices and ID can be as bad as eBay. But that doesn't mean you can't find a good deal. There are some decently priced vintage razors on there.

0 253
Reply
 04-24-2012, 07:40 AM
#14
  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
User Info
I picked up an unused NOS Yardley set on Etsy including Shave soap in the bowl, aftershave splash and talc in the tin for a very reasonable price ($65 shipped). I need to check the site more often.

45 16,364
Reply
 04-25-2012, 07:09 AM
#15
  • donoma
  • Member
  • Birmingham, AL
User Info
I need to check ETSY out.

0 64
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)