05-08-2019, 06:32 PM
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Looking to buy a British made Red Tip in mint condition.

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 05-10-2019, 02:38 PM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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There were two types made: One a Superspeed and the other a Rocket. You might have to be more specific.

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 05-10-2019, 03:57 PM
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Educate me on the differences.

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 05-10-2019, 03:59 PM
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  • Garb
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http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=57846

Here you go. Maybe it's still available?

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 05-10-2019, 04:00 PM
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  • Garb
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Sorry I didn't see you were aware of this.

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 05-10-2019, 04:10 PM
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Yeah I sent two offers which he turned down then while I was typing out a message asking for his PayPal he sent me a message saying he wouldn’t sell it to me then blocked me. Kinda glad he did because I decided it’s not worth near the $165 asking price. Maybe $100 at the most.

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 05-10-2019, 04:25 PM
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  • Shaun
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The British red-tip Rocket is, IMO, the rarer and more desirable option. It has a gap that opens up above the winder knob as the silo doors open and close. This doesn’t occur with the Superspeed which, despite being English, reflects the US winder mechanism. My experience indicates the Rocket provides a better, closer shave.

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 05-10-2019, 04:28 PM
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  • Shaun
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(05-10-2019, 03:59 PM)Garb Wrote: http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=57846

Here you go. Maybe it's still available?

Superspeed. The Rocket version is better, IMO.

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 05-10-2019, 04:52 PM
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Is the Blue Tip and regular Flair Tip Rockets also more efficient than their US counterparts?

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 05-10-2019, 06:07 PM
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(05-10-2019, 03:57 PM)Bullyson Wrote: Educate me on the differences.

Here's a British red tip rocket. There is a space between the knob and the grip on the rockets which is not present on the super speeds. On those the knob is flush with the grip whether the doors are open or closed.[Image: vsId9C4.jpg]

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 05-10-2019, 06:20 PM
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I appreciate the knowledge, guys. I’m just now getting into the history of this hobby.

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 05-10-2019, 09:52 PM
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(05-10-2019, 04:10 PM)Bullyson Wrote: Yeah I sent two offers which he turned down then while I was typing out a message asking for his PayPal he sent me a message saying he wouldn’t sell it to me then blocked me. Kinda glad he did because I decided it’s not worth near the $165 asking price. Maybe $100 at the most.

Since you like to air the contents of private messages, here we go.

You sent me an offer of $145 which I politely declined.

Then you said $150, to which I could not agree.

Then you said: "Priority Shipping?" 

And before I could decline that (as Im based overseas), you said:

"What all does it come with?"

So I decided I do not want to receive any more PMs from you
because it is very clear what I am selling here.

Strangely, 2 minutes after that, I received a message from another buyer 
who wanted it, no questions asked. But he had just signed up to an account, so
I turned him down.

I've had dozens of transactions on shaving forums with glowing feedback so
there is no need to trash someone just because you did not get what you wanted.

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 05-11-2019, 05:03 AM
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You should have jumped at $145 because it’s not worth near that. Thank God that you’re an odd duck as it made me come to my senses.

What’s wrong with asking questions? I’d have been putting my money on the line and want to know certain things.

As far as me not getting what I wanted, I was more shocked at your strange behavior than anything. Honestly it would have been a regretful impulse buy. Once again, thank you for not selling it to me. Good bye.

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 05-11-2019, 05:12 AM
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(05-11-2019, 05:03 AM)Bullyson Wrote: You should have jumped at $145 because it’s not worth near that. Thank God that you’re an odd duck as it made me come to my senses.

What’s wrong with asking questions? I’d have been putting my money on the line and want to know certain things.

As far as me not getting what I wanted, I was more shocked at your strange behavior than anything. Honestly it would have been a regretful impulse buy. Once again, thank you for not selling it to me. Good bye.

How would you know what its worth?

By your own admission: "Im just getting into the history of this hobby."

Saying "what all does it come with?" when I have clearly spelled it out in words
and photos is a bit odd, unless you also want the towel I placed the razor on.

It's an old trick to sneer at things that elude you.

Good luck.

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