07-14-2012, 03:22 AM
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This on the bay RARE Gillette Bottom Dial FatBoy Adjustable razor 1960 (F4)
With 4 days to go already at $1.017,63 A47A6

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 07-14-2012, 04:49 AM
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  • syngent
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Those things dont come around very often at all I didnt even know they existed for years when i began looking for adjustables, a youtube video changed that, then an ebay auction close to number you have up changed my feelings on them again lol

as in i want one but could never afford one !

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 07-14-2012, 04:59 AM
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Yep, these are very rare. While I don't care enough to pay the price for one, there are a lot of collectors out there that lust after these, and the prices keep going up.

So yes, that price is real.

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 07-14-2012, 05:18 AM
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  • syngent
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and you wont just be competing against razor forum guys either, vintage/antique collectors of every type go after these guys just for the resale on them, they're one of those OMG i cant believe this was just sitting on the table at the garage sale, or in an antique shop stories that drive everyone nuts, well every one else then the buyer lol

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 07-14-2012, 05:29 AM
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And it's not even mint condition - from the description: "has some plating lost" A47

That one razor as the price stands right now would burn my self imposed shaving budget for, oh, about two years and seven months...

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 07-14-2012, 05:54 AM
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(07-14-2012, 05:29 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: And it's not even mint condition - from the description: "has some plating lost" A47

That one razor as the price stands right now would burn my self imposed shaving budget for, oh, about two years and seven months...

I dont think you will find a mint condition razor, they didnt make very many before going to the fatboy, they were basically a selling prototype for what they ultimatly wanted, the slim

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 07-14-2012, 02:36 PM
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The vendor is reliable. It is Joachim from Germany, a.k.a. "Achim" or "Mr.Razor", the owner of this page: http://www.mr-razor.com/

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 07-14-2012, 04:01 PM
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Who has that kind of money for a razor?

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 07-14-2012, 04:49 PM
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  • Dave
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I'll bet that hits $1500 before it ends. It's a beauty

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 07-14-2012, 04:59 PM
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  • slantman
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I agree its a ridiculous price and will probably go a little higher before the bidding ends. The seller Mr_Razor is an extremely reliable and knowledgeable person who has a
great reputation. The guys bidding dictate the price. They control the auction not the seller.

But if you look further you will see another Fat Boy from a different seller asking under $700 or best offer for a NOS Fat Boy sealed.

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 07-14-2012, 04:59 PM
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I seen one about a month ago go for a little more than $900, it was cased and in excellent condition. The condition of that one is not collectors grade, so I really don't understand the bids. Impatience and a gold card is a bad combination.

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 07-14-2012, 06:05 PM
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  • MickToley
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That's even worse than this Wade & Butcher.

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 07-14-2012, 06:33 PM
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(07-14-2012, 04:59 PM)Johnny9 Wrote: I seen one about a month ago go for a little more than $900, it was cased and in excellent condition. The condition of that one is not collectors grade, so I really don't understand the bids. Impatience and a gold card is a bad combination.

werent these things made in a very low quantity though not very many are out there, like almost to the point any condition is collectors condition, plus it can always get a replate, and if you have the money you dont need ot be patient

as long as the buyer is happy he spent exactly the right amount

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 07-14-2012, 06:50 PM
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What the ..............!

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 07-14-2012, 07:07 PM
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  • MickToley
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(07-14-2012, 06:33 PM)syngent Wrote: werent these things made in a very low quantity though not very many are out there, like almost to the point any condition is collectors condition, plus it can always get a replate, and if you have the money you dont need ot be patient

as long as the buyer is happy he spent exactly the right amount


I guess it's not that bad since they are pretty rare. Personally, and I can probably speak for a lot of other people when I say that I wouldn't spend that on that razor or any other razor. As they say, though, " to each his own ".

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 07-16-2012, 07:52 AM
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yes crazy, isnt it

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 07-16-2012, 11:28 AM
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A fool and his money are soon parted.

Those razors can be bought for $5-10 at an antique store. No, they are not common, but I have seen two over the last year. They were not in boxes, but looked to be in reasonably good condition.

This is hyper-materialism run amok, a sad commentary on the current state of our society.

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 07-16-2012, 11:39 AM
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  • syngent
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This is uncommon now though like the vintage car in the barn I hope you bought them
(07-16-2012, 11:28 AM)Tbone Wrote: A fool and his money are soon parted.

Those razors can be bought for $5-10 at an antique store. No, they are not common, but I have seen two over the last year. They were not in boxes, but looked to be in reasonably good condition.

This is hyper-materialism run amok, a sad commentary on the current state of our society.

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 07-16-2012, 11:43 AM
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Let see...a used razor or take the whole family on vacation ? I know what I would choose just for the memories alone.

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 07-16-2012, 04:03 PM
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(07-14-2012, 06:33 PM)syngent Wrote:
(07-14-2012, 04:59 PM)Johnny9 Wrote: I seen one about a month ago go for a little more than $900, it was cased and in excellent condition. The condition of that one is not collectors grade, so I really don't understand the bids. Impatience and a gold card is a bad combination.

werent these things made in a very low quantity though not very many are out there, like almost to the point any condition is collectors condition, plus it can always get a replate, and if you have the money you dont need ot be patient

as long as the buyer is happy he spent exactly the right amount

I don't know how many were made, but I've seen quite a few on ebay, so it depends on what you consider rare. If I were a collector I don't think I would spend $1,000 on a razor that needs replated and lord knows what else. Also, the vast majority of collectors don't replate. $1,000 for a razor with photos and a description... Call me crazy but if it doesn't at least read 'in excellent condition', I'm not going crazy over it.

IMO, the bidders are new to razors and have very limited knowledge--that's the only way for me to make sense of it.

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