March 2017 Acquisition Thread

Discussion started by Mark1966, Mar 1, 2017.

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  1. Mark1966

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

    New month, new season - must be time for some new kit

    Post details, and pictures!, here :)
     
  2. Korbz

    Korbz Member

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    PIF from a great man on fb... I like the scent, wife not so much so. Will see how it lathers :)
     
  3. Rami

    Rami Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    It's march already! Sheesh. Where does the time go
     
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  4. Sxot

    Sxot Member

    Party on Wayne.

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    Not what I ordered, not in the quantity I ordered, but close enough. Packaging is shit, but close enough. Meh... that's what you get for working with eccentric artisans. I'm happy and now, my brush collection is (almost) complete. Just waiting on a replacement (timber handle split - warranty) Shavemac and I'm full. I will be looking out for a Wilborg to replace the butterscotch at some point I reckon. It's earned a rest I reckon.
     
  5. Korbz

    Korbz Member

    I think Florian is more unreliable than Lee from what I've read on other forums. There have been people waiting in excess of a year for a returned email :)
     
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  6. Sxot

    Sxot Member

    Yea-uh-huh. I'm banking on second hand... but I'm not going to lose sleep over it. I don't get to enough (any) other sites to have a chance at picking one up on a BST. When I get some dosh saved up again I will ask around I think.

    I suppose eccentric isn't fair. Lee/Florian might be quite grounded and simply very busy doing only whatever suits them when it suits. It's not like the business is going to fold because it's pissing customers off due to poor communication. In fact it is making their products more exclusive and more desirable. If you want it, you've got to wait for it! There you go @todras. All you have to do is stop communicating with customers and bingo - big business! Hey, works for Manuel doesn't it? o_O
     
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  7. Korbz

    Korbz Member

    Manuel is awesome :) I emailed him on Saturday night around 10pm our time and got a response within half hour! He just cbf with websites etc. lol
     
  8. Sxot

    Sxot Member

    I spoke out of turn then because no website is cool with me so long as you can easily get a price list or something.
     
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  9. Rami

    Rami Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    Um, who or what is florian? Dare I ask
     
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  10. nsavage

    nsavage Member

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    Received these items from @Cris after negotiating a trade arrangement. Great guy to deal with!
     
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  11. Monsta_AU

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

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    Just watch for reaction, there's something in the soap that a few of us have real issues with. The splash was fine for me as I ended up testing separately.

    One word: Sabattical.
     
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  12. Rami

    Rami Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    @Monsta_AU I was just curious. Honest! [emoji6]
     
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  13. Korbz

    Korbz Member

    Thanks mate, will do.
     
  14. nsavage

    nsavage Member

    @Rami could order now and still not receive the brush during his sabbatical year. I know of someone who waited about 18 months and only just received their brush.
     
  15. Rami

    Rami Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    Na, no orders until sabbatical is over. Otherwise I couldn't receive my M&f. Can't have it both ways.

    That said. I suspect that I would drop a grand on a couple of brushes come Jan 2018

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  16. nsavage

    nsavage Member

    Well if you order a brush from Florian in Jan 2018 you may have it by July 2019.
     
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  17. Rami

    Rami Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    True :). But I have no idea who Florian is yet [emoji16]. Are his brushes any good? How do they compare to an M&f or an Le Simpson?

    I shouldn't have subscribed to their instagram, however the entry point is so $$$ that I am better off waiting.
     
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  18. nsavage

    nsavage Member

    I have never seen a Wiborg brush in person but by all reports they are outstanding.
     
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  19. im currently in talks with an american collector for a carton of NOS of berkely blades 10 packs
     
  20. alfredus

    alfredus organises many group buys State Convenor - SA Group Buy Caporegime

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