02-23-2017, 07:16 PM
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  • DJL813
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Okay so this evening was the topper...I own several of Peters creations and they are without question, some of my favorite brushes...came across one on Ebay a few days ago which I must say was a real "looker" and it was listed at a starting price of $45....thought it might sell for $95, $100, maybe $125 tops....checked in on it this evening and it sold for $405----YIKES!!!!!

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 02-23-2017, 07:17 PM
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It's sad... I have a number of brushes from him as well. This is not what he wants.


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 02-23-2017, 07:17 PM
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That's insane.

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 02-23-2017, 07:21 PM
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(02-23-2017, 07:17 PM)PaneledZero Wrote: It's sad... I have a number of brushes from his as well. This is not what he wants.


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I hear you Sad

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 02-23-2017, 07:28 PM
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'There's a sucker born every minute' PT Barnum

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 02-23-2017, 07:36 PM
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I'm not entirely sure this is something to be upset about.

I can see that if someone buys one of Peter's brushes and then flips it with an astronomical buy it now price, that's obviously bad.

But in an auction situation, where people are bidding, and are free to bow out at any time, a WW brush going for a high price only indicates that they are highly regarded.  I don't really see any abuse here...

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 02-23-2017, 07:36 PM
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He should cut out the middleman and should sell them on the auction site himself.  Biggrin
The law of supply and demand is what drives this.

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 02-23-2017, 07:37 PM
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(02-23-2017, 07:36 PM)nelamvr6 Wrote: I'm not entirely sure this is something to be upset about.

I can see that if someone buys one of Peter's brushes and then flips it with an astronomical buy it now price, that's obviously bad.

But in an auction situation, where people are bidding, and are free to bow out at any time, a WW brush going for a high price only indicates that they are highly regarded.  I don't really see any abuse here...

Agree

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 02-23-2017, 07:40 PM
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Peter's work is very desired and yes I own 4 and am on the list for 5 and the most I paid was $150 but it was for a good cause, it was an auction brush for a breast cancer fundraiser, i am guessing ppl pay what they feel it's worth.

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 02-23-2017, 07:46 PM
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This gets worse.  It was a used brush with a synthetic knot.

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 02-23-2017, 07:48 PM
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Wow.. I'm kinda surprised people are paying that given he has a list that opens all the time and easy to get on. I got on his list the first time I tried, waited two months and got my brush... I had no idea his brushes are the Wolfman in the brush world, if I was to start a shaving company I think I'd want the word Wolf in it.

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 02-23-2017, 07:52 PM
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That's what is mind boggling!!
A synthetic knot?? Cmon. Wow

Watch and see how many WW will appear on the bay now.


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 02-23-2017, 08:07 PM
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That is crazy. I have 2 WW synthetic brushes. I paid under $150 for both!

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 02-23-2017, 08:10 PM
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(02-23-2017, 07:36 PM)nelamvr6 Wrote: I'm not entirely sure this is something to be upset about.

I can see that if someone buys one of Peter's brushes and then flips it with an astronomical buy it now price, that's obviously bad.

But in an auction situation, where people are bidding, and are free to bow out at any time, a WW brush going for a high price only indicates that they are highly regarded.  I don't really see any abuse here...

Don't get me wrong....I for one am not insinuating abuse in any way, shape or form. I was simply astonished that the bidding went as high as $405. Believe me, if I shared what I paid for my first BBS-1, you would have me committed--so I'm defininety not casting any stones from within "my glass house" Smile

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 02-23-2017, 08:18 PM
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(02-23-2017, 07:46 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: This gets worse.  It was a used brush with a synthetic knot.

Synthetic!!!! What is this hobby coming to?!?!

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 02-23-2017, 08:29 PM
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Silly stuff.

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 02-23-2017, 09:02 PM
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Sigh...I get supply/demand and latest "gotta have it" emotion but common sense is rare, too often.


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 02-23-2017, 10:24 PM
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(02-23-2017, 07:17 PM)PaneledZero Wrote: It's sad... I have a number of brushes from him as well. This is not what he wants.


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Agreed. This is not what Peter would have wanted. I too have several of his brushes and they are fantastic.

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 02-24-2017, 05:21 AM
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Im happy paying retail price for a brand new one. Saves me a lot of money that way lol.

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 02-24-2017, 05:38 AM
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Why would someone think that out of control popularity/price would bother the manufacturer? If I were to produce a product that generated so much frenzy, I would be ecstatic. Just because those on this, or any, shave forum, would never pay these prices, doesn't mean that others won't, or shouldn't.

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