05-01-2012, 04:47 PM
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I haven't bought from ebay since 2008 where I had a dispute over fake shoes I was sold and eBay wouldn't help me out. I don't trust the sellers one bit. I don't care if they have high seller ratings. The guy that ripped me off had the high seller badger and 304 positive reviews.

I know I can probably find some antique stores that might sell old Gillette safety razors here in MI, but I've found none thus far.

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 05-01-2012, 04:57 PM
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  • Johnny
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Well, if you don't like eBay's support and you don't trust the sellers, my recommendation is don't do it.

I've bought and sold several razors on eBay and have always had a good experience.

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 05-01-2012, 06:20 PM
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  • TexBilly
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  • Austin, TX
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Early on, I was bitten by a misadvertised razor but luckily received a full refund. Otherwise, very good experiences. My general rule (since that early mistake) is shop for good sellers and better photographers. Dodgy

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 05-01-2012, 06:51 PM
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i have not had too many negative experiences, but there are some individuals who definitely take advantage of folks.

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 05-01-2012, 07:05 PM
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(05-01-2012, 06:20 PM)TexBilly Wrote: My general rule is shop for good sellers and better photographers. Dodgy

I agree. Look for sellers with 99-100% positive feedback and who give complete, accurate descriptions, demonstrating that they know about what they're selling. Avoid any who say "No returns." And document everything - thoroughly.

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 05-01-2012, 09:23 PM
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I've had generally good experience or luck with buying shave gear on eBay, and also on B/S/T. Clear up any questions on shipping cost before bidding. Also, avoid sellers who use poor photos, which could obscure some serious defects.

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 05-01-2012, 10:11 PM
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(05-01-2012, 07:05 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(05-01-2012, 06:20 PM)TexBilly Wrote: My general rule is shop for good sellers and better photographers. Dodgy

I agree. Look for sellers with 99-100% positive feedback and who give complete, accurate descriptions, demonstrating that they know about what they're selling. Avoid any who say "No returns." And document everything - thoroughly.

Sometimes the good sellers are the ones with crappy photos and have either limited returns or no returns at all.

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 05-02-2012, 02:29 AM
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  • Dave
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I have discovered that safety razors are fine to buy on eBay, but I would stay away from straights. The few straights I bought from eBay always had issues, but I have never gotten a bum DE from eBay.

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 05-02-2012, 05:09 AM
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  • TexBilly
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(05-01-2012, 10:11 PM)JonJones84 Wrote: Sometimes the good sellers are the ones with crappy photos and have either limited returns or no returns at all.

Yes. Sometimes.

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 05-02-2012, 07:06 AM
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  • RedRocks
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Of the nearly 100 or so eBay transactions, I have had only one (sort of) bad experience (not razor related). We agreed to disagree & left no feedback for each other.

I have bought two razors & have had excellent experiences both times.

~Frank

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 05-02-2012, 11:33 AM
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Works for me,the opportunity's there to do really well or really bad like most everything else in life.

Some sellers don't know much about razors or they're playing dumb.Had a few that were not identified properly but by sticking to the listings with good pictures it's easy to get what you want if you're knowledgeable about what you're looking for.I've acquired a few and done well.

Strangely enough the best shaving razor I own is the one I spent the least money on,I wouldn't sell it for 20 times the money I paid for it.

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 05-02-2012, 09:28 PM
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We buy and sell on eBay all the time- I think it's a great price. Just look at the pictures and make sure you know what you're getting.

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 05-13-2012, 04:14 AM
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  • ben74
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I've purchased a few vintage Gillettes from the bay and been happy with all of them, but I guess it probably depends on the individual vendor. I haven't taken a gamble with poorly photographed or inadequately described items, instead I've relied on vendors with multiple high quality photographs and verbose descriptions. The result is I may end up paying more, but at least I'm confident about what I'm bidding on.

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