12-22-2012, 12:38 PM
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Wanted to share this story as it truly fits with the Christmas spirit.

About a week ago a member of the B&B posted about a very clean cased Fatboy on Craigslist. One problem, the razor was in Bolder Colorado and I was in Central Massachusetts.

A member by the name of Jim (Skyrider55) said he was about an hour away and could pick it up if anyone was interested.
I contacted Jim and gave him the contact info to the antique store where the razor was.
He called me when he got there and gave me the low-down on the razor giving it the thumbs up for purchase

I gave Jim my address and told him to let me know what I owe him for shipping as well as his time and gas to do this for me.

Jim sends me the tracking info and tells me "Pass it Forward" and Merry Christmas!

I really did not know what to say as this perfect stranger was helping out a fellow Wetshaver... all at his own cost.

Nice to know Santa Claus is alive and well and obliviously living in Colorado.

Here are some pics after some Scrubbing Bubbles and a light polish with Flitz

[Image: 59Fatboy006.jpg]



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 12-22-2012, 02:05 PM
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Very generous, and nice looking razor!

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 12-22-2012, 02:11 PM
  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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Everyone is so willing to help others out. We belong to a big family that treats everyone very well.

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 12-22-2012, 02:27 PM
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Good story, I love to hear about random acts of kindness. Just be sure to pay it forward as he requested in the spirit he demonstrated. You'll be surprised at how much comes back at you, but that's not the reason to PIF.

As great as you felt receiving it, I'd wager that he felt better than you did. He got it right IMO.

Don't give until it hurts, give until it feels great!

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 12-22-2012, 02:46 PM
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That is in stunning shape for a non re-plate.

Brian is right, nothing feels better (at least to me) than doing a random act of kindness.

Congrats and thanks for a wonderful story.

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 12-22-2012, 02:59 PM
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Jeff, great looking razor and congratulations!

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 12-22-2012, 03:37 PM
  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Use it in good health!

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 12-22-2012, 06:34 PM
  • MikekiM
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  • Long Island, NY
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Great story.. and awesome Fatboy.

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 12-22-2012, 06:38 PM
  • vuk
  • Senior Member
  • Virginia
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That's a beautiful fatboy you got there. Enjoy it Smile

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 12-23-2012, 04:09 AM
  • DaveL
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  • Houston, Texas
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That truly is a wonderful Christmas story.

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 12-23-2012, 08:20 AM
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What a generous guy. Use it well.

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