06-22-2012, 09:13 AM
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I admit that I collect way too much shaving stuff. I have lots of brushes, a few razors, and many soaps and creams. Recently I've been clearing out some of it through sales and PIFs, including SE razors, eau de toilettes, and vintage soaps. I don't sell for any profit, usually simply charging what I have paid or what I think is reasonable. But there's something about the simple act of getting rid of one of these shaving items that feels good. It somehow is cathartic, providing a sense of completion (or that horribly overused word "closure"). Part of it is just the satisfaction of reducing the total size of my stashes, but I'm sure that another part is in knowing that someone else is going to enjoy the razor or EdT or soap just as I have. A fun part of it for me is the sharing, that aspect of community in which there is common use and enjoyment and exchange.

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 06-22-2012, 09:33 AM
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  • Persius
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Really good to hear. Nothing worse than stuff for stuff's sake. And stuff is supposed to be used. That's why it's produced. I wish there were more UK members so we could share our unwanted shave gear.

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 06-22-2012, 09:36 AM
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Wow.....I've been getting that tingly, *acquiring more* feeling of late. Cool

I'm still fairly new to this so I'm sure at some point, I will feel the good purge.
I'm glad it's working out for you and no doubt, you are so finely tuned in to what works and what you like at this point, getting rid of excess stuff is pleasurable and not painful as I would perceive it at this moment in time.

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 06-22-2012, 12:47 PM
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Good job, John! No sense keeping things you do not use.

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 06-23-2012, 05:15 PM
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I don't like having much of a rotation and hate seeing a quality razor sit around unused unless it's something that should be preserved in it's current state.From early on I have thinned out my supply as I've acquired more.

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 06-23-2012, 05:23 PM
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(06-23-2012, 05:15 PM)razorx Wrote: From early on I have thinned out my supply as I've acquired more.

And it feels good to get rid of stuff, right?

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 06-23-2012, 05:27 PM
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(06-23-2012, 05:23 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(06-23-2012, 05:15 PM)razorx Wrote: From early on I have thinned out my supply as I've acquired more.

And it feels good to get rid of stuff, right?

Yes,especially when it's going to someone who's excited to start using it.

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 06-23-2012, 05:41 PM
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(06-23-2012, 05:23 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(06-23-2012, 05:15 PM)razorx Wrote: From early on I have thinned out my supply as I've acquired more.

And it feels good to get rid of stuff, right?

I get rid of stuff out of necessity. If I want something I don't use banking funds to get it. I just sell stuff that I'm not really attached to any longer or that I'm not 100 percent pleased with. It does feel good though to get rid of stuff whether by selling or giving it away to someone else. I've had quite a few folks (yourself included John) who've given me enough stuff that I could give every single thing away I own and still couldn't repay their generosity.

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