04-23-2014, 12:39 PM
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It's been awhile since I've priced ARKO in bulk, so I just had to do a search for it.

Heck, it's less expensive now than when I bought mine!

I found 12 sticks for less than $14 with free shipping over $35. Just how is that done? Buy 24 and basically another 12 are thrown in for free (considering shipping isn't actually free).

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 04-23-2014, 12:57 PM
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  • Stützel
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And a soap with a good performance, I can not think of many, ends up being expensive because I have to try more soaps.

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 04-23-2014, 02:56 PM
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Performance is great, but I can't abide the scent.

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 04-23-2014, 03:03 PM
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One of the best bangs for the buck out there and luckily I enjoy the scent.

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 04-23-2014, 04:04 PM
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  • v4257
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Agree that Arko a great performer.

I recall reading a Turkish member's post where he said that a stick was ~35-50 cents in Istanbul.

I think it just goes to show that when soap is manufactured in bulk - it's not that expensive. While I don't believe shaving soap is terribly expensive even now (esp cost per shave) - it probably would be 10x cheaper if everyone used it. It's essentially a hobby/novelty item in the US today.

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 04-23-2014, 11:35 PM
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24 sticks of Arko should last you years - even if you used no other soaps.

Not that it would be a bad thing, mind you Smile

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 04-24-2014, 04:58 AM
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@v4257 @shadowsdad

Yes that's right. A stick is ~45-50 cents. So;

12*0.5 = $6
Shipping = $2.50
Total = 8.50

14-2.10(ebay+paypal) 11.90

Let's say packaging and handling makes .90

The profit is $2.50 if you sell in bulk as 12 sticks.

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 04-24-2014, 02:06 PM
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Arko has to be the best deal on the market. Lather second to none plus a lovely aroma.....Biggrin

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 04-24-2014, 05:39 PM
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(04-23-2014, 12:39 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: It's been awhile since I've priced ARKO in bulk, so I just had to do a search for it.

Heck, it's less expensive now than when I bought mine!

I found 12 sticks for less than $14 with free shipping over $35. Just how is that done? Buy 24 and basically another 12 are thrown in for free (considering shipping isn't actually free).

Wow where did you find that price?

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 04-24-2014, 06:02 PM
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I agree with you guys about Arko being one of the best shave soaps for you $$.

I've been using Arko in my rotation. It's also the one that goes in the dopp bag when I travel out of town.

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 04-24-2014, 06:35 PM
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(04-24-2014, 05:39 PM)EJaggerMan Wrote:
(04-23-2014, 12:39 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: I found 12 sticks for less than $14 with free shipping over $35.

Wow where did you find that price?

Thats the price on amazon today. You can get it cheaper if you subscribe and sign up to get 12 sticks every 6 months. Smile

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 04-24-2014, 07:13 PM
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12 sticks every 6 months! One would need to shower with it as well to use up that much!

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 04-24-2014, 07:32 PM
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I definitely love the packaging! Biggrin

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 04-25-2014, 03:43 PM
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I like both the performance and scent of Arko. What I don't like is the shave stick concept. I tried grating the stick, but didn't care for that either. Then I saw that Arko comes in a red plastic tub. Same formula, scent and logo, but shaped into a puck instead of a stick. It's more expensive than the stick, but still a great value.

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 04-25-2014, 04:08 PM
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take a stick smash it in a container Works same as Tub but cheaper. And I know cheap!Smile

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 04-25-2014, 09:00 PM
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I shred it, mash it into a tub, then add a tablespoon or 2 of water to it, but I go by the feel of it. It makes the shreds slippery and softens them enough to compact really tightly together. It's amazing how nicely that works. Just work it a bit more to finish compacting it, and finish up with a the back of a spoon to even up the top. Let it rest and dry for a few days and you're in business.

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 04-26-2014, 02:19 AM
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For travel I made an Arko Stick out of an old empty deodorant. Works great.

(04-25-2014, 03:43 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I like both the performance and scent of Arko. What I don't like is the shave stick concept. I tried grating the stick, but didn't care for that either. Then I saw that Arko comes in a red plastic tub. Same formula, scent and logo, but shaped into a puck instead of a stick. It's more expensive than the stick, but still a great value.

Just mash it with your thumbs into a dish. Level out the top a bit with your thumbs. It works just like a puck.

Some soaps are really hard but Arko is tallow-ey and mashable.

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 04-26-2014, 11:55 AM
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I found this bowl in a second hand shop a while back and thought it would make a good soap container. That's just a 75g stick of Arko mashed and molded in there. It really is soft stuff - about the same consistency as a stick of butter out of the 'fridge. I just made the stick into a rough disc shape in the palm of my hand and then pressed it into place. Easy-peasy.

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 04-26-2014, 12:30 PM
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(04-26-2014, 11:55 AM)Stubbl E Wrote: I found this bowl in a second hand shop a while back and thought it would make a good soap container. That's just a 75g stick of Arko mashed and molded in there. It really is soft stuff - about the same consistency as a stick of butter out of the 'fridge. I just made the stick into a rough disc shape in the palm of my hand and then pressed it into place. Easy-peasy.

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I did the exact same thing with the dozen I ordered. Resold them at a good profit once they were re-moulded.

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 04-26-2014, 06:58 PM
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(04-26-2014, 12:30 PM)wingdo Wrote:
(04-26-2014, 11:55 AM)Stubbl E Wrote: I found this bowl in a second hand shop a while back and thought it would make a good soap container. That's just a 75g stick of Arko mashed and molded in there. It really is soft stuff - about the same consistency as a stick of butter out of the 'fridge. I just made the stick into a rough disc shape in the palm of my hand and then pressed it into place. Easy-peasy.

[Image: 9WgtRZO.jpg?1]

I did the exact same thing with the dozen I ordered. Resold them at a good profit once they were re-moulded.



[Image: KRYNUS-2.jpg]

Laughing1Now, that is hilarious!!24

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