12-21-2017, 09:48 AM
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Hello everyone.  Now I understand addiction -- this site is hard to stay away from. 

Who knew there were so many different shaving accoutrements?  A shaving scuttle? 

Thank you all for your insightful comments and pictures.  A quick question to the collective - what is your preferred site for vintage razor acquisitions?

Happy holidays to each of you.

Bob Pugh

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 12-21-2017, 10:22 AM
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Welcome Bob!  I am not a vintage razor user...but there are plenty here.  I'm sure you'll get some great recommendations.

Glad you joined!

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 12-21-2017, 10:36 AM
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  • Johnny
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Welcome to TSN.

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 12-21-2017, 11:44 AM
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  • eengler
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Welcome to the Forum Bob! Enjoy.

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 12-21-2017, 03:07 PM
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Hey Bob, Welcome to TSN!


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 12-21-2017, 04:14 PM
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Welcome and enjoy the forum.

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 12-21-2017, 05:36 PM
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Welcome to TSN Bob.  We're glad you joined and look forward to your participation.

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 12-22-2017, 12:11 AM
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Welcome to the Shave  Nook, Bob. 

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 12-22-2017, 01:00 AM
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Welcome Bob, welcome India
You can get all vintage things here, just see the section.

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 12-26-2017, 04:59 AM
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  • TheMonk
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Welcome to TSN, Bob!

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 12-26-2017, 06:13 AM
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Welcome to TSN.


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 12-30-2017, 12:06 PM
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  • chazt
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Hi, Bob. Welcome to TSN. With patience and a quick finger, eBay has been a good source of some high quality vintage razors. It helped that I developed relationships with just a handful of sellers. Most of my approximately 20 vintage razors came from only 3 sellers. They seemed willing to make better deals/take lower offers with a repeat customer. In retrospect, I only overpaid/made a bad deal, once. For the moment, my RAD has abated - I’m waiting for a razor that hasn’t yet come to market.

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 12-30-2017, 12:39 PM
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welcome

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 12-31-2017, 07:32 AM
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(12-30-2017, 12:06 PM)chazt Wrote: Hi, Bob. Welcome to TSN. With patience and a quick finger, eBay has been a good source of some high quality vintage razors. It helped that I developed relationships with just a handful of sellers. Most of my approximately 20 vintage razors came from only 3 sellers. They seemed willing to make better deals/take lower offers with a repeat customer. In retrospect, I only overpaid/made a bad deal, once. For the moment, my RAD has abated - I’m waiting for a razor that hasn’t yet come to market.

May I ask which razors you have focused on? What have been your favorites and why?

I recently purchased a Gillette super speed on Ebay and enjoyed a shave like so many others have described possible with vintage gear. There was a mint 1936 Aristocrat that I was unable to acquire at the desired price.

Bob

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 12-31-2017, 08:03 AM
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  • chazt
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(12-31-2017, 07:32 AM)Whatrulooknat Wrote:
(12-30-2017, 12:06 PM)chazt Wrote: Hi, Bob. Welcome to TSN. With patience and a quick finger, eBay has been a good source of some high quality vintage razors. It helped that I developed relationships with just a handful of sellers. Most of my approximately 20 vintage razors came from only 3 sellers. They seemed willing to make better deals/take lower offers with a repeat customer. In retrospect, I only overpaid/made a bad deal, once. For the moment, my RAD has abated - I’m waiting for a razor that hasn’t yet come to market.

May I ask which razors you have focused on? What have been your favorites and why?

I recently purchased a Gillette super speed on Ebay and enjoyed a shave like so many others have described possible with vintage gear. There was a mint 1936 Aristocrat that I was unable to acquire at the desired price.

Bob

Congratulations on your score, and Enjoy your shaves!

Be patient but ready to click at a moment’s notice. Wait for your razor at a price close to what you want. If it’s a really good one, be prepared to perhaps spend a bit more than you originally planned. After a few days the sting goes away.

I’ve focused on Gillette Super Speeds, Flair Tips and Red Tips, Super Adjustable 85s, and Techs of all varieties. My favorites are Red Tips and prewar Techs because I get my best results from them.

I also have bought many, many Gem razors because I’m really attracted to them, just can’t make them work for me.

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