09-02-2014, 03:44 PM
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Is the only place to purchase an M&F Brush directly from Lee these days? No problem at all doing that...I'm just impatient Smile

Thanks!

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 09-02-2014, 03:58 PM
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  • beartrap
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Yes, this and BST Wink

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 09-02-2014, 06:03 PM
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  • Giorgio
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...and patience is definitely needed when ordering/attempting to order (YMMV). However, it all pays off once that gorgeous brush arrives at your door Biggrin

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 09-02-2014, 07:36 PM
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Try to ask questions that are designed to get a yes. If you ask for something very specific odds are you won't get a response. His stock seems to vary, I think he makes the handles in advance of getting orders. Hair also has different availability at different times.

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 09-02-2014, 08:38 PM
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(09-02-2014, 03:58 PM)beartrap Wrote: Yes, this and BST Wink

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 09-02-2014, 09:34 PM
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  • gister
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Or you can call and find out what they are hiding.
http://www.oldtownshaving.com/

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 09-02-2014, 09:51 PM
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Lee is the source and the brushes are well worth the wait.

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 09-03-2014, 07:17 AM
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(09-02-2014, 09:34 PM)gister Wrote: Or you can call and find out what they are hiding.
http://www.oldtownshaving.com/

If you feel like spending $400 on a brush that originally sold for $150 then this is a phenomenal option.

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 09-03-2014, 07:24 AM
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  • Agravic
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Very true, Nick.

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 09-03-2014, 07:32 AM
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(09-03-2014, 07:17 AM)NSmalls Wrote:
(09-02-2014, 09:34 PM)gister Wrote: Or you can call and find out what they are hiding.
http://www.oldtownshaving.com/

If you feel like spending $400 on a brush that originally sold for $150 then this is a phenomenal option.

Ouch. Is this their mark up?? Or are the brushes out of production?

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 09-03-2014, 07:35 AM
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I will try to keep this brief. The brushes are not out of production and the price of a brand new M&F isn't anywhere near what he charges.


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 09-03-2014, 07:44 AM
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  • Agravic
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Here at TSN, we will not condone such unscrupulous behavior, i.e. blatant profiteering by flipping items ... whether it's done by individuals or companies.
We don't operate the way other established sites such as eBay or similar commercial enterprises do.

To answer the OP question, the recommended approach to obtaining a M&F brush ...
1. directly from Lee Sabini
2. directly from an authorized retailer selling new M&F brushes
3. BST

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 09-03-2014, 07:47 AM
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That same unscrupulous behavior was encountered on another site and was reported to a moderator. I was told action was taken, but I wasn't CC'ed on the message, so I have no idea what the outcome was.


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To elaborate on what Ravi has said, Lee is the primary source of the brushes. The only vendors I've seen with any stock for sale are Classic Shaving and Vintage Blades. Please correct me if I am wrong. You could also pick one up from BST.


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 09-03-2014, 08:01 AM
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  • MarkW
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I'm a bit lost here, are Old Town Shaving offering M&F brushes at hugely inflated prices?

Is there a RRP on the brushes if they are being sold to trade or is it a case of sell them for what you can, while you can?

Very confusing Huh

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 09-03-2014, 08:03 AM
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To answer your first question, yes.

To answer the second question, I don't think there is an MSRP. The gentlemanly thing to do is sell it for what you paid, and if you can recover shipping/Paypal fees I don't see a problem with that.

I just think it is ungentlemanly for us to start profiting from each other. Those are MY moral standards and not anyone else's and live and let live to an extent.

But when vendors come here and buy items at a discount to sell in their store for a profit, that's when I start getting upset. I think the BST is intended for personal use only.


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 09-03-2014, 08:05 AM
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  • Agravic
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My understanding is that Old Town Shaving has apparently procured M&F brushes from individuals, and then listed these previously purchased brushes at a significant markup. I don't believe Old Town Shaving receives new brushes from Sabini, as other vendors such as Classic Shaving and Vintage Blades do. These latter entities have consistent and reasonable pricing, on par with what Sabini typically charges.

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 09-03-2014, 08:06 AM
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Forgive me again, are they selling used brushes on their storefront bought from BST here?

(09-03-2014, 08:03 AM)NSmalls Wrote: To answer your first question, yes.

To answer the second question, I don't think there is an MSRP. The gentlemanly thing to do is sell it for what you paid, and if you can recover shipping/Paypal fees I don't see a problem with that.

I just think it is ungentlemanly for us to start profiting from each other. Those are MY moral standards and not anyone else's and live and let live to an extent.

But when vendors come here and buy items at a discount to sell in their store for a profit, that's when I start getting upset. I think the BST is intended for personal use only.


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 09-03-2014, 08:06 AM
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Yes Mark. At a large profit.


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 09-03-2014, 08:13 AM
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Unethical & a little bit naughty.

That said, the demand is massively outstripping supply and they've seen an opportunity. Not best business practice I'll grant you that.

Kind of a ticket scalping scam with shaving brushes ...

See what I did there Wink

(09-03-2014, 08:06 AM)NSmalls Wrote: Yes Mark. At a large profit.


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 09-03-2014, 08:15 AM
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I just think it goes against the spirit of the gentlemanly nature of these forums.


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