01-05-2017, 09:07 AM
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Hi,

Does anyone know the status of the waitlist for the BBS-1? I was put on the waitlist earlier last year but hadn't heard anything for 6 months or so. When I sent an email to the company inquiring about the status, I didn't receive a response from them. I did, however, receive a "invitation" email from eBay (I've never gotten one before) alerting me to a BBS-1 up for auction. The timing was a little suspicious and I hadn't heard back from them so I thought I'd check and see if they're putting the razors up on eBay now.

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 01-05-2017, 09:25 AM
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  • nikos.a
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No, they're not putting them for sale on Ebay. I've received such emails because I watched an auction. It doesn't mean anything. The company responds very quickly based on my experience. The other day I asked them something and John replied within a few minutes.

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 01-05-2017, 10:07 AM
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On their website, every item they sell is listed as sold out including the BBS-1 and it states waiting list is closed.  That can't be a good sign.

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 01-05-2017, 12:16 PM
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I emailed him again early this morning and he got back. He's still working through the waitlist and it looks like it will be another 5 months or so before he gets to me. Should be worth the wait.

Thanks for the earlier replies.

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 01-05-2017, 12:30 PM
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  • motto
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I got on the list approx. October 2015. Finally John contacted me beginning December 2016 with the info that he will have a razor available for me soon an asked if I still was interested and if I would like to add a stand. After some e-mail conversation to define the final details, BBS-1 No. 302 arrived at my place just before Christmas.
During time on the wait lidt, I checked status once. John repiled to my message with short notice.

Best Regards
Marco

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 01-05-2017, 01:00 PM
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Typically, John responds very quickly. This is my experience with him so ymmv. I've heard from people that the waitlist is 2 years long now and is currently closed.
One thing I find VERY interesting is that EVERY single item on his website is sold out!! This is a bit strange to me and forces the question if John is closing shop!!

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 01-05-2017, 02:50 PM
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  • Chaddy
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  • North Carolina
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It took me about 18 months on the list to get mine and I love that razor.

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 01-05-2017, 02:54 PM
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  • nikos.a
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Another interesting question would be if another list will be opened in the future...

If you're on the list, then you must consider yourself lucky.

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 01-05-2017, 03:07 PM
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  • dajmacd
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(01-05-2017, 01:00 PM)snowman Wrote: Typically, John responds very quickly. This is my experience with him so ymmv. I've heard from people that the waitlist is 2 years long now and is currently closed.
One thing I find VERY interesting is that EVERY single item on his website is sold out!! This is a bit strange to me and forces the question if John is closing shop!!

From the Website:

We are closed for the year.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Blessed Winter Solstice Celebration of Your Choice!
Best wishes for a great new year and we'll be back again after the holidays!

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 01-05-2017, 03:32 PM
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We are closed for the year.
???  Hmm

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 01-06-2017, 10:55 PM
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If someone makes on the Wolfman list, is it possible to ask from James to make the BBS instead of the Wolfman, James is the manufacturer of the BBS razor correct?

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 01-07-2017, 02:56 AM
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(01-06-2017, 10:55 PM)bazemk Wrote: If someone makes on the Wolfman list, is it possible to ask from James to make the BBS instead of the Wolfman, James is the manufacturer of the BBS razor correct?

I would highly suspect not. I was on the Bbs-1 wait list for a little over a year. I've emailed John over the last couple of years at various times and he has always been very quick to reply and pleasure to deal with.

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 01-07-2017, 03:25 AM
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  • ben74
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(01-07-2017, 02:56 AM)Rickenbacker Wrote:
(01-06-2017, 10:55 PM)bazemk Wrote: If someone makes on the Wolfman list, is it possible to ask from James to make the BBS instead of the Wolfman, James is the manufacturer of the BBS razor correct?

I would highly suspect not. I was on the Bbs-1 wait list for a little over a year. I've emailed John over the last couple of years at various times and he has always been very quick to reply and pleasure to deal with.

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I've been on the waitlist now for a year and each time I've contacted John he has been prompt with his reply and has assured me I'm on the list and progressing.

I imagine it would be a conflict of interest or breach of contract if James made the BBS-1 for sale directly through him rather than LASS Co (besides the waiting is just as long with Wolfman unless you are lucky with his occasional inventory).

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 05-10-2017, 02:59 PM
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Sorry for an idiotic question, but how do you get on the waitlist?

And if you do, how much is BBS-1?

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 05-10-2017, 03:01 PM
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  • iShave
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(05-10-2017, 02:59 PM)22bulldog Wrote: Sorry for an idiotic question, but how do you get on the waitlist?

And if you do, how much is BBS-1?

Can't get on the wait list it's closed

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 05-10-2017, 03:07 PM
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  • EricM
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The BBS-1 is about $330 as I recall.  It's worth the wait!

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 05-10-2017, 06:01 PM
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(05-10-2017, 03:01 PM)iShave Wrote:
(05-10-2017, 02:59 PM)22bulldog Wrote: Sorry for an idiotic question, but how do you get on the waitlist?

And if you do, how much is BBS-1?

Can't get on the wait list it's closed

How often does the list open (or does it open anymore)?

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 05-10-2017, 06:06 PM
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  • iShave
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(05-10-2017, 06:01 PM)22bulldog Wrote:
(05-10-2017, 03:01 PM)iShave Wrote:
(05-10-2017, 02:59 PM)22bulldog Wrote: Sorry for an idiotic question, but how do you get on the waitlist?

And if you do, how much is BBS-1?

Can't get on the wait list it's closed

So you wait for the list to open, then get on?  How often does this happen (or does it happen anymore)?

No one knows, the list is pretty huge already.

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 05-10-2017, 06:08 PM
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(05-10-2017, 06:06 PM)iShave Wrote:
(05-10-2017, 06:01 PM)22bulldog Wrote:
(05-10-2017, 03:01 PM)iShave Wrote: Can't get on the wait list it's closed

So you wait for the list to open, then get on?  How often does this happen (or does it happen anymore)?

No one knows, the list is pretty huge already.

One more question:  how do you know when the list opens, or is it such a big deal that everyone is pretty much talking about it when it does?

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 05-10-2017, 06:15 PM
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  • iShave
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(05-10-2017, 06:08 PM)22bulldog Wrote:
(05-10-2017, 06:06 PM)iShave Wrote:
(05-10-2017, 06:01 PM)22bulldog Wrote: So you wait for the list to open, then get on?  How often does this happen (or does it happen anymore)?

No one knows, the list is pretty huge already.

One more question:  how do you know when the list opens, or is it such a big deal that everyone is pretty much talking about it when it does?

Email John at LA Shaving Soaps, he'll add your email and let you know of future updates

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