01-03-2015, 08:25 AM
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  • Teddyboy
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On eBay I have ordered 200 Rapira Platinum Lux for $10.00! Add, $6.80 for shipping from Russia.

Is there a catch? Well, it may take a month to get to your door.

However, they are also selling all of the different Rapira versions (Super stainless, Swedish supersteel), as well as Voskhods, Ladas and Sputnik for a similar price.

I don't need them, but who could resist at this price?

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 01-03-2015, 09:02 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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The seller is Unuta77. I bought 200 of the Rapira Swedes about 2 weeks ago for the same price. Not here yet...

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 01-03-2015, 02:15 PM
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I noticed these great prices from Unuta77 and will be ordering. I get good results from Voskhod, Ladas and Rapira Swedish Supersteel. I have a good stash, so the wait is not a problem. I wonder what accounts for the drop in both the price of the blades and the shipping charge?

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 01-03-2015, 03:49 PM
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(01-03-2015, 02:15 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I noticed these great prices from Unuta77 and will be ordering. I get good results from Voskhod, Ladas and Rapira Swedish Supersteel. I have a good stash, so the wait is not a problem. I wonder what accounts for the drop in both the price of the blades and the shipping charge?

Answer: Falling ruble and increasing difficulty for Russians in obtaining hard currency. Even when the official exchange rate is 60 rubles to the dollar or less, most banks will charge upwards of 72 to buy dollars.

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 01-03-2015, 06:49 PM
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I love threads like this. I just ordered 300.

My wallet hates you though.

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 01-03-2015, 08:16 PM
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  • KRpdx
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Platinum Lux is one of my favorite blades. Best price I could find a couple of months ago was 100 for $16.99. You made out like a bandit...

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 01-04-2015, 10:02 AM
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(01-03-2015, 08:16 PM)KRpdx Wrote: Platinum Lux is one of my favorite blades. Best price I could find a couple of months ago was 100 for $16.99. You made out like a bandit...

You could too, just buy more!

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 01-04-2015, 11:38 AM
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  • kav
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I love a great deal like anyone else. But, please remember this website and the whole renaissance in wet shaving is
made possible by vendors like Phil and Lee, the various artisans and the old name companies. I doubt everyone has
a fat profit margin by the time we get those exciting parcels
delivered. Russian blades in particular have seen past 'blow
out' prices by vendors long gone, leaving others with a big loss leader inventory and little desire to restock.
SHAVE GLOBALLY BUY LOCALLY

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 01-04-2015, 08:03 PM
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That price is excellent and I have wanted to try these blades, so I just bought some! Wow! I haven't bought DE blades in over 2 years since I have such a large stash of Super Iridiums which are my only blade! Biggrin

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