03-27-2020, 02:26 PM
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  • Johnny
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During this world wide COVID-19 Virus, Caveat Emptor means more than ever before. If you know and trust the seller that items will be sanitized before shipping, go ahead and make your purchase. If not, wait until after this pandemic is over.

WARNING - WARNING - WARNING

CAVEAT EMPTOR

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 03-27-2020, 03:00 PM
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Lulz.....was waiting for one of these posts.

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 03-27-2020, 03:20 PM
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Good advice, Johnny.  Exclamation

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 03-27-2020, 03:51 PM
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  • NJDJ
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I think one should be far more worried about the exterior packaging then any item inside.   The virus will be dead by the time it gets to you.   If you are that concerned, simply quarantine your package for 5 days when you receive it.

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 03-27-2020, 07:02 PM
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I agree. Sanitize the out side of the packaging and let the package wait a few days and should be good to go!

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 03-27-2020, 07:35 PM
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  • mark1966
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[Image: NED-1387-How-long-COVID-19-lingers_tmk9mi0gg.jpg]

Worth contemplating

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 03-27-2020, 07:57 PM
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  • SCOV
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People need to be concerned about cookies from Grandmother, Chinese takeout, on-line orders, and grocery store delivery items.  The cookies are probably safe, the box has been handled by 5 people while in transit.  The actual Cheerios are probably a month old,  the box has been in a warehouse for weeks, on a shelf for several days, sneezed on twice, coughed on once, etc.  

Time in open air kills viruses.  A virus has a different half-life or life on various materials.  Copper is known for anti-viral properties and life is approx. 4 hours.  I am not sure about, cardboard, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, hard plastic, stainless steel, etc.  

I would agree today more than ever we need to buy from reputable vendors than care about cleanliness.  However, if I saw my perfect shaving brush on BST from a known person, PayPal payments are germ free and aging the box for a few days is easy (ignoring temptation).

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 03-28-2020, 06:05 AM
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I agree, I'm much more concerned about handling stuff at the grocery store than something I buy from the BST. I always assume that anything I touch in the grocery store has been coughed on and handled by several people.

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 04-01-2020, 06:06 AM
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(03-28-2020, 06:05 AM)shaveSymptomatic Wrote: I agree, I'm much more concerned about handling stuff at the grocery store than something I buy from the BST. I always assume that anything I touch in the grocery store has been coughed on and handled by several people.

BST seems safe enough but I personally have all the shaving products that I will ever need.  24 OK! OK! I am not counting the stuff I want but I got a list for when this is over. Maybe make a nice Christmas list?? UGH!

I went food shopping last week. I was kinda shocked by everyone wearing gloves and most wearing masks. Those that didn't wear masks didn't have masks to wear, I guess. Shopping carts were wiped down with antiseptic between uses. There was a line to get into the store. As one left one entered. Is this the new normal for the rest of the year?

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 04-01-2020, 10:08 AM
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  • SCOV
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@MARK1966 had an excellent chart above.

Unless the BST item was a plastic cartridge razor, the biggest concern is the number of people handling the cardboard box.

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 04-02-2020, 05:25 PM
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Depending on the availability of respirators and ICU beds in your area, I suggest you get sick now rather than later when those currently empty beds are occupied by others.

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 04-03-2020, 02:28 AM
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If there are many “volunteers” to get the disease at the same time, let’s say now, as recommended above, no health system can withstand this bombardment and it will collapse.  Good thing is I don’t foresee too many participants willing to follow this route.  If someone wants to take chances and risk go to Vegas.  Odds are better, you lose only money, not life Smile

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 04-03-2020, 07:37 AM
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This is not funny stuff. Half the world’s population has been instructed to stay-at-home.

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 04-03-2020, 09:11 AM
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(04-03-2020, 07:37 AM)chazt Wrote: This is not funny stuff. Half the world’s population has been instructed to stay-at-home.
Completely agree with you, Charlie. I am aghast at the flippant responses. 

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 04-03-2020, 08:07 PM
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(04-03-2020, 09:11 AM)primotenore Wrote:
(04-03-2020, 07:37 AM)chazt Wrote: This is not funny stuff. Half the world’s population has been instructed to stay-at-home.
Completely agree with you, Charlie. I am aghast at the flippant responses. 
I agree as well.

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 04-04-2020, 12:55 PM
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I would not worry so much about packages received.
After all, life must continue....one can only be so afraid.

Recently received a brush from Spain...which is in the midst of a scary outbreak.

I had some food handling plastic gloves on when the postman came. Told him to sign
the delivery slip himself.

Left the box in the bright sun for a few hours. Using gloves cut open the package and 
disposed off the outer box right away.

wiped brush handle down with 70% ethyl alcohol and dunked it in a solution of hot water
and vinegar for about 10 minutes. Couple of hand lathers and good to go.

It goes without saying that after handling package and disinfecting the product, it makes sense not 
to touch your face, mouth, eyes...

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 04-04-2020, 02:34 PM
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(03-27-2020, 07:02 PM)Nh wet shaver Wrote: I agree. Sanitize the out side of the packaging and let the package wait a few days and should be good to go!


+1 this. I think that “trust the seller“ is completely irrelevant. You should not be trusting someone else to disinfect products you intend to use on your face. I never have, and never will. Take reasonable steps to ensure products are clean (before, during and after a pandemic) and you’ll be fine. Although I understand the good intentions, I feel the tone and message of the OP is unnecessarily alarmist. If you need to be told such things, perhaps you are not fit to handle a razor. . .

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 04-04-2020, 06:50 PM
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  • Crag
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Also, don't rush to the mailbox when you get a package...the longer it stays in the box the less potential for infection there is...also mail in general.

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 04-04-2020, 08:10 PM
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My incoming packages sit by the front door for several days to a week.  I wash my hands if I even look at the boxes.

Don't get me started on my routine to finally open the box.

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 04-04-2020, 09:23 PM
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It’s not the plague... and like that it will pass... and in about 18 months everybody gets a Covid-19 vaccine added to the annual flu shot.

In the meantime keep hoarding toilet paper and in the U.S. keep buying ammo to be prepared for the Zombie Apocalypse.

Enjoy your shaves, Gentlemen!

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