11-13-2014, 12:08 PM
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Its time has finally come: The Mongoose Tour! I was fortunate to receive a razor from batch #1 and, after using it for the last couple months, have decided to share the love. I know a lot of you are already awaiting a razor from the next batch, but if you are on the fence and have interest in trying what is probably the finest single razor available in the marketplace today, here is your opportunity.

General requirements for participation
Active Shave Nook members in "good standing" are welcome to send me a PM regarding participating in the tour. I would suggest active and good standing infers you have been around TSN for at least a couple months and are participating in the community. If you are active on other shaving forums and are new to TSN I will take that into consideration. And if you do not qualify today but have interest, you may become eligible as the tour unfolds...so please feel free to send me a message and I can add you to the "reserve" list.

Following are the rules I have once again shamelessly borrowed from our good friend and moderator Texbilly.

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Gents, nothing but a bit of common courtesy here, meant to keep the tour fair, fun and safe.

1. Please limit your time with the gear no more than 7 days. This should be enough time for some quality shaves and impressions. Sure, there will be exceptions and if you know ahead of time your schedule will be limited (vacation, job constraints, travel...), let me know so we can adjust the order and keep the momentum going.

2. The package will contain the Mongoose razor, a 20-pack of Feather Professional and a 20-pack of Kai Mild blades. Each member is invited to use one of each blade, so the package I am sending should allow 20 members to try the razor.

3. I am shipping the razor clean and sterilized. Please do the same before handing it off to the next member. Soapy hot water, Barbicide and Scrubby Bubbles are good. Boiling water baths are bad.

4. Wrap carefully and ship the package as your means allow. It will be shipping in a small Priority Mail flat rate box. If this is a hardship, please switch to a clean, generic box and pack securely. The razor and blades are valued at approximately $200, so please consider insuring the package so I can replace the razor should something happen to it.

5. Communicate. Please post in this tour thread when you receive the razor and when it ships. Please PM me as needed or if you have questions. It is never fun to track you down if you are in possession of some expensive toys.

6. Post reviews! Please share your impressions, good or bad, with your fellow TSN members.

7. Have fun and...go Shave Nook!

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 11-13-2014, 12:09 PM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Wow, Michael .. I applaud your generosity.

This is a wonderful opportunity for TSN members.

Thank you!

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 11-13-2014, 12:18 PM
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Signs011 Very generous indeed, Michael Biggrin

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 11-13-2014, 12:22 PM
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  • Giorgio
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  • Pennsylvania, US
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TSN is very fortunate to have members like you Michael, thank you for your generosity!

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 11-13-2014, 12:28 PM
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TSN is very fortunate indeed for this wonderful opportunity! Thank you Michael. Please put me on the list.

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 11-13-2014, 12:40 PM
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  • Gago
  • Active Member
  • Rio de Janeirto
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Great generosity, Michael, congrats !

Being in Brazil, i would not dare to subscribe, but i'm looking forward to read all you guys impressions on the razor. And maybe someday i'm fortunate enough to buy one =P

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 11-13-2014, 12:50 PM
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Another awesome gesture Michael. I would be in but I should have a satin w/ big bomber of my own at some point in the near future.

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 11-13-2014, 12:51 PM
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I'm on the list for a Mongoose, but it still might be a while before I get my invoice. So please include me on the list, this will give me one last chance to try before I buy. If my invoice does come before I am up, I will remove myself from the tour.

Thanks!

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 11-13-2014, 01:58 PM
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  • Entasis
  • Atop the Razor's Edge
  • Southern California
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Michael, nice photographs exhibiting the physical differences between the Mongoose versus the Cobra. Yes, Michael is a very generous member and the one responsible for getting me into modern SE razors.

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 11-13-2014, 02:11 PM
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Once again, very nice gesture! I would like to be in on this.

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 11-13-2014, 04:47 PM
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  • TheMonk
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  • Porto, Portugal
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Very nice gesture, Michael, this is definitely a great opportunity for TSN members!

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 11-13-2014, 06:21 PM
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  • JrReyes
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  • Ft. Worth, TX
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PM sent earlier, I hope I made the cut for this tour. Thanks for the aweso,e opportunity.

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 11-13-2014, 06:26 PM
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Michael, I'm probably just a few weeks away from receiving my invoice and razor shortly thereafter, so I'll pass on this very generous offer to share your razor. Otherwise, I'd be on the list in a heartbeat.

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 11-14-2014, 10:30 AM
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Beautiful photos Michael. If I wasn't an invoice received, paid, not so patiently awaiting my shipping notification for a B2 Polished Dub Slim, member in good standing, I would sign up in a second.

Thank you once again for your generosity.

eric.

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 11-14-2014, 10:44 AM
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(11-13-2014, 12:09 PM)Agravic Wrote: Wow, Michael .. I applaud your generosity.

This is a wonderful opportunity for TSN members.

Thank you!

+1

You are an amazingly generous person, my friend!
Can a Canadian be included on the tour? Biggrin

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 11-14-2014, 12:28 PM
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(11-14-2014, 10:44 AM)celestino Wrote: Can a Canadian be included on the tour? Biggrin

Should we meet at the border this weekend and I'll just pitch it over the fence? Maybe we start the tour up north with you, then you ship 'er south.

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 11-14-2014, 12:38 PM
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Very nice of you Michael. I think I'm going to pass since I'm on the batch 2 list and will hopefully get one soon.

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 11-14-2014, 02:09 PM
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  • v4257
  • Always chasing the perfect shave
  • Boston, USA
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(11-13-2014, 12:09 PM)Agravic Wrote: Wow, Michael .. I applaud your generosity.

This is a wonderful opportunity for TSN members.

Thank you!

+1

Good on you Michael!

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 11-14-2014, 03:53 PM
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(11-14-2014, 12:28 PM)poonjaji Wrote:
(11-14-2014, 10:44 AM)celestino Wrote: Can a Canadian be included on the tour? Biggrin

Should we meet at the border this weekend and I'll just pitch it over the fence? Maybe we start the tour up north with you, then you ship 'er south.

Hahahahahaha! Good one, my friend!
I used to live in a small village in Portugal where contraband was a regular way of life there before the European Union and I did surreptitiously 'observe' a few 'runs' when I went for visits, so I do have some kind of experience! Biggrin

I am waiting on the head only, but I don't know when it will arrive. Nonetheless, I should just be more patient! Thanks, Michael!

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 11-14-2014, 05:18 PM
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That razor is beautiful in it's simplicity.

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