11-03-2016, 10:50 AM
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  • Barrylu
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I just received an e-mail from One Blade. The new run of the One Blades is not just an extension of the previous model but rather a new razor they are dubbing 2.0. It is supposed to be a better grade SS. New type head with modified stops for the blade. I don't know if the head has been redesigned to stop the smiling issue or to prevent the use of Gem blades. Oh yes incidently after November 18 the price will increase to $399.

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 11-03-2016, 11:19 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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(11-03-2016, 10:50 AM)Barrylu Wrote: I don't know if the head has been redesigned to stop the smiling issue or to prevent the use of Gem blades. 

Wait...PREVENT the use of Gem blades?  That's the dumbest idea ever.  Huh

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 11-03-2016, 11:43 AM
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I got the same email; quite the price increase! A bit much, I'd say, but the market will determine whether the 25% increase is gonna fly.

Wonder if the Model 2 will be marked as such so the new buyer will feel content that he has, indeed, purchased a Model 2?

Thought the German stainless they touted at the outset was the "best"! New alloy, perhaps?

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 11-03-2016, 12:19 PM
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If better than V1, will be good replacement discount to V1 users.


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 11-03-2016, 12:49 PM
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The original OneBlade was launched as "obsessively precise", with "borderline-insane attention to detail" and "no room for compromise or fault".

Now they are telling us they are improving upon German stainless steel and tweaking the head mechanism with a 25% increase in price?

Bullshit

if they adopted Rolex's business model of completely "in-house" production... and forged their own steel.....then I can understand a price increase. This does not appear to be the case here.

I can forgive mistakes and oversights, but this wreaks of marketing scam and I won't tolerate dishonesty.

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 11-03-2016, 01:06 PM
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(11-03-2016, 12:49 PM)Steelman Wrote: The original OneBlade was launched as "obsessively precise", with "borderline-insane attention to detail" and "no room for compromise or fault".

Now they are telling us they are improving upon German stainless steel and tweaking the head mechanism with a 25% increase in price?

Bullshit

if they adopted Rolex's business model of completely "in-house" production... and forged their own steel.....then I can understand a price increase. This does not appear to be the case here.

I can forgive mistakes and oversights, but this wreaks of marketing scam and I won't tolerate dishonesty.

Best post ever

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 11-03-2016, 01:11 PM
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Seems like an ultimate scam. They told my my new one was a V2 I had just received today. It was supposed to be my replacement for a crappy smile one I had. Instead, I got an older version refurbished I feel.

I'm upset with them that's for sure.

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 11-03-2016, 02:24 PM
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(11-03-2016, 01:06 PM)NSmalls Wrote:
(11-03-2016, 12:49 PM)Steelman Wrote: The original OneBlade was launched as "obsessively precise", with "borderline-insane attention to detail" and "no room for compromise or fault".

Now they are telling us they are improving upon German stainless steel and tweaking the head mechanism with a 25% increase in price?

Bullshit

if they adopted Rolex's business model of completely "in-house" production... and forged their own steel.....then I can understand a price increase. This does not appear to be the case here.

I can forgive mistakes and oversights, but this wreaks of marketing scam and I won't tolerate dishonesty.

Best post ever

What he said

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 11-03-2016, 02:27 PM
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Let me get this straight
  • Discovers a defect but continues to sell defective product
  • Once word gets out, announces that production is halted until they can correct said defect
  • When they start selling new product, they mark up the price 25%

Am I missing anything?  Sounds like a plan for a long, sustainable business to me.

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 11-03-2016, 02:52 PM
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You guys take all the fun out of throwing hundred of dollars out the window to save $$ on cartridge razors  Biggrin

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 11-03-2016, 02:53 PM
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(11-03-2016, 02:27 PM)22bulldog Wrote: Let me get this straight


  • Discovers a defect but continues to sell defective product
  • Once word gets out, announces that production is halted until they can correct said defect
  • When they start selling new product, they mark up the price 25%

Am I missing anything?  Sounds like a plan for a long, sustainable business to me.

Yeah, you forgot the part about trying to corner the US Feather FHS blade market. Dodgy

--Bob

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 11-03-2016, 04:00 PM
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(11-03-2016, 01:06 PM)NSmalls Wrote:
(11-03-2016, 12:49 PM)Steelman Wrote: The original OneBlade was launched as "obsessively precise", with "borderline-insane attention to detail" and "no room for compromise or fault".

Now they are telling us they are improving upon German stainless steel and tweaking the head mechanism with a 25% increase in price?

Bullshit

if they adopted Rolex's business model of completely "in-house" production... and forged their own steel.....then I can understand a price increase. This does not appear to be the case here.

I can forgive mistakes and oversights, but this wreaks of marketing scam and I won't tolerate dishonesty.

Best post ever


+1! Great post

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 11-03-2016, 04:24 PM
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(11-03-2016, 12:49 PM)Steelman Wrote: The original OneBlade was launched as "obsessively precise", with "borderline-insane attention to detail" and "no room for compromise or fault".

Now they are telling us they are improving upon German stainless steel and tweaking the head mechanism with a 25% increase in price?

Bullshit

if they adopted Rolex's business model of completely "in-house" production... and forged their own steel.....then I can understand a price increase. This does not appear to be the case here.

I can forgive mistakes and oversights, but this wreaks of marketing scam and I won't tolerate dishonesty.


This post is beautiful.


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 11-03-2016, 04:24 PM
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I'm glad a snagged a 1.0 without the manufacturing defect, really enjoy it. I don't think there was a big margin in the 1st version. I'd guess they barely covered the tooling, slick packaging/marketing, and overhead expenses. Based on the low volumes it was probably necessary to jack up the price ridiculously on 2.0 to correct it & stay in business. And at $400 (that's one of the most expensive, no?)for a safety razor in a niche market, good luck to them & their business strategy. It's still wrong, regardless.

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 11-03-2016, 04:28 PM
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(11-03-2016, 01:06 PM)NSmalls Wrote:
(11-03-2016, 12:49 PM)Steelman Wrote: The original OneBlade was launched as "obsessively precise", with "borderline-insane attention to detail" and "no room for compromise or fault".

Now they are telling us they are improving upon German stainless steel and tweaking the head mechanism with a 25% increase in price?

Bullshit

if they adopted Rolex's business model of completely "in-house" production... and forged their own steel.....then I can understand a price increase. This does not appear to be the case here.

I can forgive mistakes and oversights, but this wreaks of marketing scam and I won't tolerate dishonesty.

Best post ever

Agreed. I was never interested in their 1.0 and this makes purchasing from them, even less interesting.

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 11-03-2016, 04:30 PM
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Absurd pricing. Would rather put money towards a sailboat like the dude in another thread I was just reading. But, they will probably have a long wait list.

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 11-03-2016, 04:36 PM
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Hahahahahaa

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 11-03-2016, 04:39 PM
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If anyone is interested I will be selling my v1 for $600 as it can accept Gems blades, which may save you lots of money.  First PM gets it. A6 

Out of principle I may have to stop the OneBlade pass-around.  I truly enjoy my v1, but I find this a bit troubling.  I recall the cost of Pils razors jumped a year or two ago, probably by about $75.  Was this the reason?  When Asylum, ATT, iKon and others start raising prices by $100 as they move to the new standard of German stainless steel then....

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 11-03-2016, 04:40 PM
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LOL GREAT POST

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 11-03-2016, 04:45 PM
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