RR Mamba SS available now

Discussion started by Korbz, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Korbz

    Korbz Member

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  2. Blackie

    Blackie Member

    Yep, mine's ordered plus some 'figgy puddin' ... I couldn't resist the name although the soap may be rubbish (?).
    I see they now say a 2 - 3 day delay due to a large backlog of orders.
     
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  3. RustyBlade

    RustyBlade Member

    Got mine ordered early this morning in a rush before they were all gone (~1200 units).
    Stung by the OZ shipping tax so ~$115AUD down.
    As of now there are some left.
    Now the happy wait :LOL:

    In hindsight I should have purchased two and shared the postage costs.
     
  4. Bozley82

    Bozley82 Member

    I ordered one as well.
     
  5. Korbz

    Korbz Member

    Postage sucks regardless. So I’m going through shipito.
     
  6. alfredus

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

    Seems this time around there is really enough for every one - still available...
     
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  7. RustyBlade

    RustyBlade Member

    Still not a great $$ advantage going through a local shipper.
    Maggard's have a slow shop option that is very cost-effective compared to Italianbarber's fixed faster international options.
    I personally like Italianbarber's products but the shipping prevents me shopping there, except on these types of occasions.
     
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  8. RustyBlade

    RustyBlade Member

    Yeah and I got up at 5am for it... Silly me!
     
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  9. todras

    todras est Français pour après-rasage Menth Dealer Artisan Producer


    I'm betting @alfredus would have still been awake to ensure he got #1...thats how the SA uber elite roll :cool:

    Pass on the razor though, not my cup of tea at all.
     
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  10. nsavage

    nsavage Member

    Not sure that @alfredus was awake as early as you would think @todras. I do know of another guy in SA that was though. Frantically pressing F5 on his keyboard. As far as I can tell he snagged one of the first handful sold :whistle:.
     
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  11. alfredus

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

    TBH I didn't even know it goes on sale today...wasn't even too keen on it, but then it was available so why not :D
     
  12. bazman

    bazman Member

    Wunderbar Slant was the most efficient razor I ever purchased from Italian barber..probably their best!
     
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  13. RustyBlade

    RustyBlade Member

    YMMV as that razor doesn't have blade tab exposure I can't get a close enough shave under my nose ATG. Due to the high curvature of the head also I can't go ATG as the irritation is too much.
    So a past for me.

    Let's see how the new mamba goes with the new reduced profile, if not then BST.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2017 at 9:17 AM
  14. Nightguard

    Nightguard Member

    A matter of opinion. It was far too aggressive for me. Moved mine on very quickly.
    I have ordered one of the new mambas. Hopefully it's more to my taste.
     
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  15. nsavage

    nsavage Member

    I found the Wunderbar to be amazingly smooth despite how efficient it is. Not a daily driver for me but nonetheless an excellent razor. I have held on to mine.

    Really looking forward to receiving the Mamba and hoping it lives up to the hype.
     
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  16. nav1

    nav1 Member

    I tend to stay away from ib generally as their postage charges must involve profiteering. It's a slower service than Maggard economy service (which is very cost effective).
     
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  17. alfredus

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

    This remind's me very much of a certain discussion here about Wolfman shipping charges.

    I understand, if you don't like a seller because of his/her services, products etc - but what you are saying about the postages charges is simply not true.

    If you go to www.canadapost.ca and calculate the shipping costs for a parcel to Australia, you will see, that the cheapest option with delivery confirmation is 44.63CAN$ (even for a 100g parcel)

    Yes he could send it cheaper without delivery confirmation, but if that parcel gets lost, you could file a paypal claim and he would have to refund you everything.

    He is certainly not making money on the shipping, he just refuses to take the risk of parcels getting lost.

    Again: if you are unhappy with certain other practises, I hear you - but the shipping costs are certainly not his fault.
     
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  18. nav1

    nav1 Member

    I've ordered things from other sellers in Canada and they've charged much less than IB, with tracking too.

    I doubt IB uses the same service as a retail customer. E.g. the cheapest parcel Post in Aus is about $8 and yet men's biz gives free *tracked* postage for orders above $20. Himage used to offer free postage on all orders... i asked them about it once and they said due to volume, they get very discounted postage rates which makes it viable to offer free postage.

    IB would have massive volumes given they are one of the largest suppliers so whilst the rates for a retail customer might be expensive, i can't buy that ib rates are genuine.

    Their practices are also not fair game with the whole low quantity to keep demand high.

    Everyone is free to make their own decisions and i respect that. I don't care for their practices, not their lack of customer service (when my parcel took over 3 months to arrive and they couldn't track it and refused to refund).
     
  19. SydBJW

    SydBJW Soaps, You Don't Buy Just Williams Da Menth Heads

    Figgy Pudding does smell awesome
     
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