Am i missing something here?

Discussion started by boldsworth, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. boldsworth

    boldsworth Member

    Calling out to the collectors/historians/curators.
    A recent auction has me stumped. Does the 'stamped G' really make it that much more valuable or is there something else about this razor that i am missing? There doesn't seem to be a clear consensus about what the stamp means anyway. Might have to check all my razors a bit closer...
  2. Monsta_AU

    Monsta_AU ...can I interest you in some vintage blades? Forum Administrator Grand Society

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    Seriously @Mark1966 is probably going to get a 100% return in investment within 10 years if he ever liquidates....

    I think it is the general jump in prices for the older stuff as people start grabbing them. I used to get nice condition Fatboys posted from the US for about $30 during the GFC....
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  3. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    G stamp increases collectiblility as uncommon, British Patent information on box increases collectiblility as uncommon - especially for cashed up Yanks. Overall a nice set but that bid history looks a little sus to me.

    The 'winner' has only bid on 2 items in the last 30 days including 20 bids on this item from early on right through to the end. Mind you - 2 and 3 seemed to really want it and where battling each other.

    These people are never around when I'm selling @Monsta_AU unfortunately ...
  4. boldsworth

    boldsworth Member

    Thanks @Mark1966 , i didn't notice the information of the box. Nor did i check the bid history. Does seem a little odd. It is a pretty cool set but amazes me that someone would pay anywhere near that much
  5. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    Yeah I would have thought around $US100 would have been a fair price - but it has been a while since I've been buying.

    Notice that the highest bid by anybody with feedback of more than 100 (somebody who has purchased a BIT in the last 30 days too) was ... $US77
  6. Sxot

    Sxot Member

    If ebay were a genuine auction site the end time would be exteded every time there was a bit in the last 60 seconds.

    @Monsta_AU same is happening in SR's, especially in the last 6 months. $30 for a nice Bengall early 2016, you're looking at $80-$100 now. Same right across the range and up into the top end stuff. I have got to say, the thought of selling and making a tidy profit has occurred to me more than once but once they are gone, they are gone. Not sure I am ready to let go but in reality what's the point in just keeping them around? I do use them though.
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  7. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    Which would really change the game and, possibly, disadvantage us Down Under. Yes I know if you just put your highest bid in and walk away it should all even out but given human nature I can imagine those awake towards the close paying just a little more ...

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