01-15-2016, 09:15 AM
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Saw this on eBay, and from the photographs I could see there was a Gillette Gold Adjustable inside the wash case. Thought it was a Slim Aristocrat, here is the link to eBay:-


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Leathe...true&rt=nc



Well it turned out to be a Gillette Executive Fatboy, and it's cleaned up fairly well. date code looks like F1 1960. And here is a photograph after clean. cleaned with a bit of toothpaste and toothbrush. All for £11.50 and £5.00 postage.



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 01-15-2016, 09:19 AM
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You scored

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 01-15-2016, 09:22 AM
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That's an unbelievably good deal, congrats

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 01-15-2016, 09:26 AM
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  • Aleksey
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That's a steal!

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 01-15-2016, 10:01 AM
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Great price for a beautiful razor! Well done.

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 01-15-2016, 10:40 AM
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...and nice pic as well :)

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 01-15-2016, 10:43 AM
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  • evnpar
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Congratulations. Beautiful razor.

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 01-15-2016, 10:44 AM
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Definitely a bargain.

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 01-15-2016, 10:47 AM
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  • eengler
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Looks Great, Nice Find!

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 01-15-2016, 11:53 AM
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Congratulations


~Jesse~

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 01-15-2016, 11:55 AM
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Shiny... if she shaves as good as she looks you're in for a treat Smile

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 01-15-2016, 11:59 AM
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  • nikos.a
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Congrats! Beautiful razor, you' re very lucky!

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 01-15-2016, 01:14 PM
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  • Wrathen
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Good eye I did something similar with a fountain pen once was mislabeled cause person didnt know what they had sold me a $500 pen for $80

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 01-15-2016, 01:15 PM
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(01-15-2016, 01:14 PM)Wrathen Wrote: Good eye I did something similar with a fountain pen once was mislabeled cause person didnt know what they had sold me a $500 pen for $80

I'd have trouble with that sort of sale. It would be hard for me to take the purchase knowing full well that the person who I bought it from didn't know what he had.

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 01-15-2016, 01:20 PM
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(01-15-2016, 01:15 PM)NeoXerxes Wrote:
(01-15-2016, 01:14 PM)Wrathen Wrote: Good eye I did something similar with a fountain pen once was mislabeled cause person didnt know what they had sold me a $500 pen for $80

I'd have trouble with that sort of sale. It would be hard for me to take the purchase knowing full well that the person who I bought it from didn't know what he had.

It's not that I turned around and resold it for a profit. I kept it and was glad I got a better pen than I could afford. I also didn't know for sure that it was the nicer version till I got it in hand as the differences are internal. Was I supposed to send it back or send more money?

IMO if your selling something on eBay or alike its responsibility to know what you are selling or do research to find out. I know nothing about coins but my wife was given some from her great grand mother 20 years ago. She found them a few weeks back. I did my research so when I went to the coin shop and they low balled me at 5% of the value I could correct them or walk out. Which I did went to a different shop and sold them for a good price for both parties


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 01-15-2016, 01:22 PM
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(01-15-2016, 01:20 PM)Wrathen Wrote:
(01-15-2016, 01:15 PM)NeoXerxes Wrote:
(01-15-2016, 01:14 PM)Wrathen Wrote: Good eye I did something similar with a fountain pen once was mislabeled cause person didnt know what they had sold me a $500 pen for $80

I'd have trouble with that sort of sale. It would be hard for me to take the purchase knowing full well that the person who I bought it from didn't know what he had.

It's not that I turned around and resold it for a profit. I kept it and was glad I got a better pen than I could afford. I also didn't know for sure that it was the nicer version till I got it in hand as the differences are internal. Was I supposed to send it back or send more money?

IMO if your selling something on eBay or alike its responsibility to know what you are selling or do research to find out. I know nothing about coins but my wife was given some from her great grand mother 20 years ago. She found them a few weeks back. I did my research so when I went to the coin shop and they low balled me at 5% of the value I could correct them or walk out. Which I did went to a different shop and sold them for a good price for both parties


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If it was eBay that's one thing. I'm thinking of a sale between forum peeps or people that you know. It's up to you how you handle that situation.

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 01-15-2016, 01:24 PM
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(01-15-2016, 01:22 PM)NeoXerxes Wrote:
(01-15-2016, 01:20 PM)Wrathen Wrote:
(01-15-2016, 01:15 PM)NeoXerxes Wrote: I'd have trouble with that sort of sale. It would be hard for me to take the purchase knowing full well that the person who I bought it from didn't know what he had.

It's not that I turned around and resold it for a profit. I kept it and was glad I got a better pen than I could afford. I also didn't know for sure that it was the nicer version till I got it in hand as the differences are internal. Was I supposed to send it back or send more money?

IMO if your selling something on eBay or alike its responsibility to know what you are selling or do research to find out. I know nothing about coins but my wife was given some from her great grand mother 20 years ago. She found them a few weeks back. I did my research so when I went to the coin shop and they low balled me at 5% of the value I could correct them or walk out. Which I did went to a different shop and sold them for a good price for both parties


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If it was eBay that's one thing. I'm thinking of a sale between forum peeps or people that you know. It's up to you how you handle that situation.

Oh god no!!! This is a community here if someone just joined and went to sell something at a silly price I hope someone would step in and help so they didn't get taken or more than likely the buyer would be like I'm sorry that's to low I'll buy it for this. At least that's what I would do here

The OP was talking about eBay so I told my relevant story


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 01-15-2016, 01:30 PM
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(01-15-2016, 01:24 PM)Wrathen Wrote:
(01-15-2016, 01:22 PM)NeoXerxes Wrote:
(01-15-2016, 01:20 PM)Wrathen Wrote: It's not that I turned around and resold it for a profit. I kept it and was glad I got a better pen than I could afford. I also didn't know for sure that it was the nicer version till I got it in hand as the differences are internal. Was I supposed to send it back or send more money?

IMO if your selling something on eBay or alike its responsibility to know what you are selling or do research to find out. I know nothing about coins but my wife was given some from her great grand mother 20 years ago. She found them a few weeks back. I did my research so when I went to the coin shop and they low balled me at 5% of the value I could correct them or walk out. Which I did went to a different shop and sold them for a good price for both parties


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If it was eBay that's one thing. I'm thinking of a sale between forum peeps or people that you know. It's up to you how you handle that situation.

Oh god no!!! This is a community here if someone just joined and went to sell something at a silly price I hope someone would step in and help so they didn't get taken or more than likely the buyer would be like I'm sorry that's to low I'll buy it for this. At least that's what I would do here

The OP was talking about eBay so I told my relevant story


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My bad, I should have been more clear lol. I was thinking of the scenario in more general terms. I've had situations like that before where someone sold me something that was significantly more valuable than he thought, and so I ended up letting him know and covering the difference (he wouldn't let me pay the entire difference out of appreciation). I'm glad our community is filled with people who are always generous and willing to help.

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 01-15-2016, 01:35 PM
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I went to an estate sale in Santa Barbara advertising Persian rugs. The widow was about to sell some handguns to a DEALER I knew for all of $200. I intervened.
She had a Webley-Fosbury .455 with holster, a Mauser C 96 Broomhandle 9MM WW1 issue with holster AND stock and a Luger PO8 Navy. I bought the Webley for $1000 and the dealer handed over 80% market value ( and told me off outside) for the rest. That lady needed money and I felt no remorse. She GAVE me a nice
prayer rug in thanks.

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 01-15-2016, 01:37 PM
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That was a lucky score! Nice!

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