Poll: Is MdC Worth $65.00
 03-31-2014, 07:05 AM
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As always this is just my take.


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 03-31-2014, 07:07 AM
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yes it is Sleepy

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 03-31-2014, 07:09 AM
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Yes Yes and Yes

worth all those $, €, £, yen etc etc.......... you could say I was/am a fan.

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 03-31-2014, 07:13 AM
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Haha. I'm glad you enjoy it.

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 03-31-2014, 07:27 AM
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  • Johnny
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Thought provoking question. To me the soap is worth every $ I spent on it. It is the shipping charges that kill you. But since we have to figure the shipping charges in to the price of the soap, that might be a deal killer for some. But not for me. I can't afford a Porsche, but I can afford MdC and I will replace this bowl when it's empty.

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 03-31-2014, 07:33 AM
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Having worked my way through a sample... to me it is not worth that much. It's a great soap, but not that great. YMMV, as always - and I'm very happy I got a free sample to try.

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 03-31-2014, 07:43 AM
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  • TheMonk
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YYYYYYYYYYYYYeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssss !

BUY IT! NOW. Biggrin

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 03-31-2014, 07:44 AM
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  • Agravic
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Depends ... YMMV.

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 03-31-2014, 07:46 AM
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(03-31-2014, 07:27 AM)Johnny Wrote: Thought provoking question. To me the soap is worth every $ I spent on it. It is the shipping charges that kill you. But since we have to figure the shipping charges in to the price of the soap, that might be a deal killer for some. But not for me. I can't afford a Porsche, but I can afford MdC and I will replace this bowl when it's empty.

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I think you nailed it Johnny. It's worth every penny to you and that's really what matters.

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 03-31-2014, 08:01 AM
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  • BobH
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Liked the video and I think the OP's perspective on MdC is exactly right and sensible.

Nobody will argue that it is a very good soap. For me it is probably well passed the point of diminishing return on moneys invested. That takes nothing away from the fact that it is a very good soap and the fact that others may feel it is worth every shekel paid. Just depends on your POV.

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 03-31-2014, 08:18 AM
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 03-31-2014, 08:21 AM
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  • Macko
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All day long and twice on Sunday. Absolutely yes.

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 03-31-2014, 08:30 AM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen,

I bought Martin de Candre some years ago and the shipping almost gave me a heart attack. I thought the soap's price reasonable for its quality. Still, since then I have never been without it. Is the soap worth the price? To me it is.

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 03-31-2014, 08:41 AM
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  • Arcadies
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I don't think so, it's a very nice soap but even before shipping it's around $45 for 200g/7oz. Once shipping is added the price is just insane in my opinion.
I get just as good if not better performance and skin care from HTGAM Synergy, and depending on scent, it's 15-18 bucks for 8oz...that's just one small comparison.

I guess I'm in the Ford Focus camp. Biggrin

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 03-31-2014, 08:45 AM
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Absolutely. Odd, I'm using it this week for the second week and you can't even tell I've dipped my brush in the jar. How so little product gives such volumnous lather is a minor miracle. Slick, cushioning and in the final analysis economical on a cost per shave basis ... even factoring in shipping.

MdC is a must have in my den.

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 03-31-2014, 08:55 AM
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Whether a particular soap or cream or brush or razor or whatever is "worth" a given price is always going to be a subjective decision by the individual. We all have different tastes and perceptions and values.

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 03-31-2014, 09:03 AM
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  • Balj86
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IMHO I don't think so. For me it gives me inconsistent results. There are a lot of things out there.

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 03-31-2014, 09:10 AM
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Sí Señor! (c'mon fellas, it's a tank of gas, let's not get hysterical here, and if on the off chance you don't like it, you can sell it in about 6 seconds on b/s/t)

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 03-31-2014, 09:15 AM
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  • v4257
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(03-31-2014, 07:44 AM)Agravic Wrote: Depends ... YMMV.

+1

IMHO:
Pros: performance is good; I like the scent; productivity is very high (gram used per shave is v low); presentation is nice
Cons: there are many many other good soaps out there; cost to try the soap is v high; performance is good but not great

If this was the best performing soap for me - I would not hesitate to buy a $65 jar. But it's not - so I won't. You will need to try and make your own call.

Related thought: someone should set up an MDC sample shop for the hordes of curious.

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 03-31-2014, 09:32 AM
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(03-31-2014, 09:03 AM)Balj86 Wrote: IMHO I don't think so. For me it gives me inconsistent results. There are a lot of things out there. If it weren't for the shipping charges then its a different story.

so - with a 'different story' you mean if there were zero shipping charges you would have consistent results Huh

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