NB '18

Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by CliffDweller, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. CliffDweller

    CliffDweller Active Member

    Alright alright alright, we are getting close to the new year....who is in for No-Buy 2018?

    Barring a last minute temptation getting the better of me, I have completed NB '17 and I want to keep it going one more year. I feel good that I have gotten my habit under control and I have enjoyed being 'The Finisher" this year, and if I go one more year I should have my stocks relatively under control.

    For ground-rules, I think we can all agree on "no new hardware". For consumables, I wanted to consult with you on this one. I would propose something like "we can only buy consumables if we are out of a particular *category* of product". That is to say, if we are about to run out of blades, we can buy a new 100-pack, or if we are about to run out of soap/cream/AS we can buy a new soap or cream to replace. But, if we run out of a particular brand or type of soap/cream/AS/etc, but still have something left in the category we can use, that's a No-Buy.

    So, two questions... who else is in? And, do you have any suggested amendments to the above ground-rules?

    Happy No-Buy '18!
     
  2. Screwtape

    Screwtape Well-Known Member

    I am actually considering doing NB'18 on the theory that after my disastrous NB'17 there's nothing left out there for me to buy...
     
  3. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    I’m in! I have all the key hardware I want and anything more is just frivolous. I’m planning on downsizing as I have way more equipment than I can use.

    I am short on soaps and aftershaves, but I’ll replace them as needed.
     
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  4. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Just so I’m straight on the rules...

    If I run out of Stirling glacial lemon chill, ordering another tub is okay even if I have a tub of Executive Man? That is, I’m replacing what I used up, but not increasing my inventory?

    If so, I’m fine with that.
     
  5. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    Count me in. I'll only replace what I completely use up. I may gift a few things as well this year. Stand by for a year end PIF of hardware!


    As far as rules @Jim99 that seems fine to me, but as for my approach, I'll only replace soap if I use up that last puck of everything for myself. I don't think that will happen even in this decade. Same for blades. The only thing I see actually using up is aftershave.
     
  6. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I'm ready to go.
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2017
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  7. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Hi @Jim99, I think you put your "like" in just as I was deleting the part about buying supermarket/drug store stuff. Reading the rules over, I decided it would be safe to do that.
     
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  8. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    I won’t be increasing my inventory, but just replacing soaps and aftershaves I’ve used up.
     
  9. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Hey, here's a question about NB I always thought about. What if you win a prize during a raffle??????
     
  10. AGHisBBS

    AGHisBBS Well-Known Member

    Getting in early here. I successfully completed 2017 without buying anything, and I can't see that I might need anything more, save perhaps for some consumables.
     
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  11. jtspartan

    jtspartan Well-Known Member

    I'm in. I do have a razor that I'll be sending for replating. Deal is done, but there is no way the razor will be back by January. As long as that doesn't disqualify me, I do not plan on any purchases of any sort for 2018.
     
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  12. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Join me in the challenge-YO!
     
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  13. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    Last year, it seems like we said that any purchases/raffles from the TSD shop were exempt from the rules, within reason. You'll know if you are hoarding...
     
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  14. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    I tried this last year but, unfortunately, was weak and failed.

    Think I 'll try again. Got plenty of stuff and don't really need anymore.

    Let's do it!
     
  15. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    OK thanks.
     
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  16. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member

    Not me. No way. Never ever ever. (Did I make this clear:rolleyes005:)? I know there will be some cool LE/SE brushes coming out next year and I want to keep my options open.
     
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  17. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I like the quote you used from Bernie Baruch.
     
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  18. CliffDweller

    CliffDweller Active Member

    I was thinking more you can replace the last of a *category* of consumables vs a specific product. So, if I use up a tube of Proraso Green cream but I have a tub of ToBS Avocado cream, I can't buy another cream until they're all gone, but if my favorite B&M soap runs out and I have no more soaps, I can buy another soap of my choice.

    But that said, I was throwing it out there for feedback -- this is "our" challenge, not mine, and I'm down with the wisdom of the crowd!

    Really great to see so many people ready to give this a go. If I can make it 2 years without buying any product I will feel a real accomplishment, especially considering how out of hand I was getting there for a while.
     
  19. LuvWetShavin

    LuvWetShavin Well-Known Member

    I'M IN ... especially after the money i've spent this past year on stuff i DID NOT need. I have several razors, a dozen brushes, numerous soaps and aftershaves and over 400 blades ... in other words i don't need to be buying anything. It's actually an addiction
     
  20. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    I’m in and I’m not buying anything. I checked my inventory and I have enough soap to last 2 years and enough Williams to last me a lifetime (I wonder if I could donate 10 pucks of Williams to The Shave Den raffle). As far as razors go, I’m solid and will even look to sell off some of them.
     

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