06-30-2015, 07:06 PM
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  • srgjazz
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I am coming up soon on the wait list and am seriously thinking of letting it go buy. I have tried several SS razor combinations and while they give good shaves, they leave me cold. 
I get great shaves with my vintage Gillette's and am hard pressed to imagine how a big hunking slab of SS is going to enhance my experience. There is just something about the vintage experience that makes it special for me.

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 06-30-2015, 07:10 PM
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My recommendation is you never know till you try it. With how hot the wolfman is right now you will have no trouble flipping it for absolutely no $ loss. Or if you love it then don't have to worry about that. Win win

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 06-30-2015, 07:11 PM
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agree fully with sch1989. if the initial outlay doesn't bother you, you'll lose nothing on trying it and passing it along. can't say that about too many things in life.

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 06-30-2015, 07:18 PM
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I agree with other responses...if the money factor is not a problem, get it and try it. The price is going up and the wait is months; you will easily be able to sell it--instantly--for what you bought it for. Absolutely nothing to lose.

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 06-30-2015, 07:42 PM
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Good advice.

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 06-30-2015, 08:00 PM
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Keep it! Easily can flip for profit if need be.

Kirk

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 06-30-2015, 08:08 PM
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I'll be honest: I have tried just about every vintage Gillette, including Old Type, NEW LC, NEW SC, NEW Deluxe, Tuckaway, SuperSpeed, Fatboy, and even a Toggle. The Wolfman easily tops them all. That isn't to say that many of those are not absolutely fantastic razors, but I've never gotten as good a shave from any vintage. The closest for me was a flat-bottom Tech, which might come close, but it doesn't top the performance of the Wolfman. Of course, I can only speak to my own experience, and we're not talking about an insignificant amount of money. But their performance is spectacular.

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 06-30-2015, 08:09 PM
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 06-30-2015, 08:15 PM
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The Wolfman razor is a must !



Lorenzo.

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 06-30-2015, 08:16 PM
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(06-30-2015, 08:09 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Edited

why did you take that back?

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 06-30-2015, 08:52 PM
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I can see your point.  But, honestly, I think the comparison is not fair for either one.  I love Vintage Gillettes, as a matter of fact I have so many that I am selling a handful.  I love the way they shave.  For a long time my regular razor was a 1910 ABC Pocket, so go figure.

But I also enjoy shaving with my SS razors.  Do they give me a noticeable better shave?  Nope!  But I just enjoy a little bit of the modern razors and have been DE shaving for over 20 years, so my technique is pretty much down.

Just think about it and if you feel or know that's just going to sit on your den, then pass or may be not. Wink

I have never looked at this as an investment of any sort, so I won't give you the flipping spill on how you can retire when you sell it.

Do what you think is the right thing for you, not us, but you.  Good luck in the decision Wink

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 06-30-2015, 09:04 PM
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Because flipping for profit or even breaking even after PayPal and shipping always goes over so well in sales threads.

I say if you are second guessing it, pass. It's just a razor and not a cheap one.

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 06-30-2015, 09:06 PM
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Because flipping for profit or even breaking even after PayPal and shipping always goes over so well in sales threads.

I say if you are second guessing it, pass.  It's just a razor and not a cheap one.
Well said Bruce!

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 06-30-2015, 09:45 PM
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For the record, only one response mentioned the word "profit"...the general recommendation in the advice here was that if he's on the fence, he can break even (or close) if he decides to sell it. Absolutely nothing wrong with that--in fact, that's one of the big ways we're all able to try new gear and figure out what we like.

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 06-30-2015, 09:56 PM
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(06-30-2015, 09:45 PM)greyhawk Wrote: For the record, only one response mentioned the word "profit"...the general recommendation in the advice here was that if he's on the fence, he can break even (or close) if he decides to sell it. Absolutely nothing wrong with that--in fact, that's one of the big ways we're all able to try new gear and figure out what we like.

Agreed.  If the OP buys it, doesn't like it, and sells it for a few dollars more to cover pay pal and shipping, my guess is the person who buys it without having to wait 4 or 5 months or pay the new price increase won't mind.

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 06-30-2015, 10:35 PM
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Good luck resolving your dilemma.  Smile

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 06-30-2015, 10:38 PM
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The Wolfman looks stunning and is probably a great razor! But I am with you on the Vintage Gillette experience and the beauty of vintage razors. Can't be matched, especially a NOS condition Gillette's from 60+ years ago. Something about em! in one word, Unsurpassed.

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 07-01-2015, 05:03 AM
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  • srgjazz
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Thanks for the responses. 
Stephen

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 07-01-2015, 05:13 AM
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If you change your mind James (Wolfman Razors) will have absolutely no trouble selling it. He has orders backed up for 6 months and counting.

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 07-01-2015, 05:49 AM
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(06-30-2015, 09:45 PM)greyhawk Wrote: For the record, only one response mentioned the word "profit"...the general recommendation in the advice here was that if he's on the fence, he can break even (or close) if he decides to sell it. Absolutely nothing wrong with that--in fact, that's one of the big ways we're all able to try new gear and figure out what we like.
Yes, but to break even he will have to sell for what appears to be a profit. This goes for a Wolfman or anything else for that matter.

If he pays $200 for something, he will have to sell for $200 shipped. People are going to question it, the moment its posted. Heck, if I bought one and sold it to break even, I'd have to sell a $300 Wolman or $367.20 with shipping and taxes we pay...people would go nuts if I did that and you can't tell me they wouldn't.

The fact that Profit was even brought up, was wrong.

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