12-13-2012, 05:54 PM
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Just saw that they once again 'found' some old stock Rooney brushes for us brush-a-holics Tongue

I missed out on the Beehive 2-Band 24 mm fan 48 mm loft last time, but now bought the last one in stock - for now Biggrin

Already got the Coral red Rooney from last time they had Rooney Old Stock up on their site.

Anyone got some of these or plan to purchase some ?

Link: http://www.classicshaving.com/rooney_bru...stock.html

PS I have no interest in this shop what so ever, just seem to be the only shop that sells old stock Rooneys on a regular basis.........

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 12-13-2012, 06:10 PM
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They seem to be aging their brushes like fine wines, cheeses, or cigars over at Classic Shaving! Congratulations Claus - beautiful Rooney beehive you found there!

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 12-13-2012, 08:48 PM
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Claus, i was fortunate to get two from two fine gentlemen; one is a Stubby Heritage 1XL
and the other is a Stubby Heritage 1. They are very, very similar, but i think the 1XL is a tad denser. They are the best brushes that i have tried, so far. Enjoy your great brush collection. Hee hee.

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 12-13-2012, 09:32 PM
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As of this writing only two brushes remain. I received the email only seven hours ago.

As long as people keep stepping up and grabbing these babies, Classic Shaving will keep letting them out a trickle at a time.

Congrats Claus on the lovely beehive. I was thinking about that one myself!

Michael

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 12-13-2012, 10:29 PM
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As a business owner I understand what they're doing. I also really dislike it. While I don't have the desire nor cash for these brushes I would not be pleased with this practice if I was in the market for these. It seems like price gouging IMHO.

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 12-14-2012, 12:19 AM
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It's like an archaeological dig at the Rooney 'factory' it seems.

Maybe I should root out the old Simpson stock we have here?!? On second thoughts ... I don't think so.

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 12-14-2012, 03:38 AM
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That marketing strategy gets old eventually... Still surprised how many people open their wallets for this...

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 12-14-2012, 04:13 AM
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Old school economics my friend - supply & demand.

Whether we agree with the policy is open to debate Wink

Have a great weekend.

Mark

(12-14-2012, 03:38 AM)German Wrote: That marketing strategy gets old eventually... Still surprised how many people open their wallets for this...

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 12-14-2012, 04:58 AM
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(12-14-2012, 04:13 AM)Simpson1919 Wrote: Old school economics my friend - supply & demand.

Whether we agree with the policy is open to debate Wink

Have a great weekend.

Mark

(12-14-2012, 03:38 AM)German Wrote: That marketing strategy gets old eventually... Still surprised how many people open their wallets for this...

My Dad was active in the knife industry. When I see "vintage" finds or "old factory" finds it puts a little knot in my stomach, especially in large numbers. Reflex I guess.

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 12-14-2012, 05:03 AM
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(12-14-2012, 03:38 AM)German Wrote: That marketing strategy gets old eventually... Still surprised how many people open their wallets for this...

I think a lot of vendor strategy and baloney is getting old to be honest.

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 12-14-2012, 07:30 AM
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True...
(12-14-2012, 05:03 AM)Dave Wrote:
(12-14-2012, 03:38 AM)German Wrote: That marketing strategy gets old eventually... Still surprised how many people open their wallets for this...

I think a lot of vendor strategy and baloney is getting old to be honest.

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 12-14-2012, 08:12 AM
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I love the beehive handle. For me, it's fantastic to hold.

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 12-14-2012, 11:37 AM
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(12-14-2012, 03:38 AM)German Wrote: That marketing strategy gets old eventually... Still surprised how many people open their wallets for this...

You have summarized it. However , Rooney fans would be very pleased.

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 12-14-2012, 12:00 PM
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I know, we should all contact Rooney and tell them how we feel. Oh wait, we can't. They don't exist anywhere that we can get in touch with them. I guess complaints to the vendor is the only recourse; well that and criticizing them here. Winky

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 12-14-2012, 01:06 PM
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Well, I was one of those who opened their wallets on the previous two CS batch sales. And I didn't see a reason to complain when I saw these brushes for sale. I had been secretly drooling on the elegance of the Alibaba brushes, and jealous when reading posts about the gel-like Rooneys, and about the luxury of their older 3-band brushes. I've seen quite a few people praising their qualities, and others who admired the brush porn of those brishes. So, I felt quite lucky when I was able to buy a few of them myself. I didn't see anybody complaining about the prices of these resurrected Rooneys, so CS didn't try to take advantage of the situation which is most important to me. They didn't try to call them LE (Luxury Edition). I hope CS come from time to time with more sales like this, so more people who'd have missed those brushes, can try them.

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 12-14-2012, 03:31 PM
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Hehe, I look forward to your now expected contradictory statements. I half expect to say that oxygen is good while you say it's bad for our health. Different strokes for different folks. Enjoy your brushes & CO2! TongueWinky

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 12-14-2012, 05:18 PM
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(12-14-2012, 03:31 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Hehe, I look forward to your now expected contradictory statements. I half expect to say that oxygen is good while you say it's bad for our health. Different strokes for different folks. Enjoy your brushes & CO2! TongueWinky

what does this even mean? I'm not sure who it's directed at or what it is inferring.

I know a few people are seeing this as odd with all the "old stock" magically appearing, so this is my take on it.

It's a business strategy or marketing scheme that is no different then releasing Special Edition or LE Brushes every couple of months or changing a handle material and calling it LE. there have been numerous LE brushes, Special Edition Brushes and the like produced over the past year, more then I can count.

I had the small coral and sold it, as the handle was a bit too small for my liking, but managed to get a PL1 a week or so ago, when one appeared in the normal Rooney section of their site. everything i have heard and read about these brushes, indicates they are in fact "old" stock as the hair is unlike any of the current Rooney's out there, as was my experience with the coral. they are not claiming "last run" or "ltd stock" or "only 50 made", they are simply slowly introducing them to the market and people are buying them, so they are doing something right....

Call it what you like, but I'll take one of these Rooney Old Stock brushes over any of the current or upcoming LE or Special Edition brushes that I have seen over the past year. These are far most special to me, then the 400-500 LE brushes on the market right now.

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 12-14-2012, 06:06 PM
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I'm sorry if you felt offended, I didn't want to upset you with my opinion just because it happened to be different than yours. I believe the forum needs to hear different opinions, not only what some want to hear, so people can hear different view points.

(12-14-2012, 03:31 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Hehe, I look forward to your now expected contradictory statements. I half expect to say that oxygen is good while you say it's bad for our health. Different strokes for different folks. Enjoy your brushes & CO2! TongueWinky

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 12-14-2012, 06:17 PM
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It is amazing in this "golden age" of wetshaving to have so many excellent options, some commonly available and others limited. Thanks for sharing your points of view, gentlemen.

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 12-14-2012, 06:19 PM
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(12-14-2012, 06:06 PM)edgerunner Wrote: I'm sorry if you felt offended, I didn't want to upset you with my opinion just because it happened to be different than yours. I believe the forum needs to hear different opinions, not only what some want to hear, so people can hear different view points.

(12-14-2012, 03:31 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Hehe, I look forward to your now expected contradictory statements. I half expect to say that oxygen is good while you say it's bad for our health. Different strokes for different folks. Enjoy your brushes & CO2! TongueWinky

As I replied to you privately Boris I enjoy well articulated differences of opinion such as yours. I'm not sure why you are asking if I was offended. I'm not in the least. I enjoy debating things with people on the other end of the spectrum. I wouldn't have said that I look forward to your contradictory statements and ended with winks & tongue emoticons if I was upset. It's a bit curious you replied here before reading my reply in your inbox. :Hmm: Winky

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