Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by gorgo2, Jul 23, 2019.
I think these disorders simply go into remission.
My RAD has given way to having some good stuff in the den and being able to use it relatively well. I take more pride in developing technique than in acquiring more or fancy gear. In general, the search for "the one" of anything has subsided.
It is fun and brings back memories to have a few vintage razors, though. I'm probably 90% user and 10% collector in that regard.
I've paid too much for some of my stuff (eBay), but I've never sold anything. Selling stuff would take the fun out of it for me, and it's not worth the hassle. I've thinned down my den to what I really want to keep over the last few years by gifting some items. It's fun to help others get started in the hobby.
And giving them to others is gratifying as well.
Running out of room on my side of the sink and have lost allot interest in collecting. I've put allot of my stuff in a box, maybe to sell when we have a lawn sale. Out of the 50+ razors I only use 3 or 4. I"m down to 3 soaps probably eliminate 1 more. I still like to stop at some Lawn/Garage sales and a few thrift stores but something like a rarity would have to jump up and say "buy me you love me I'm cheap"
I only own 2 razors... and there's only 1 other I want
edit: and I just paid for one of them
My RAD burnt out in about 2 years. At the point, I had tried most of the razors out there, settled on what works for me and am happy. Honestly, once I got my Timeless, it pretty much cured my RAD but since then I have picked up a few vintage Gillettes that Ive found out in the wild.
I think that Im done now though. Ive got a Timeless, Gillette Old Type, Gillette New Type, Gillette Tech, Gillette Superspeed Red Tip, birthyear Gillette Superspeed, birthyard Gillette Super Adjustable and birthyear Gillette Slim.
I honestly cant think of anything else that I would even want. Maybe an ATT but I dont really like ATT's head design with the very short posts.
My RAD subsided after buying my third razor, and I now have only two razors. Hey, with a Gillette Slim and a Edwin Jagger DE89, I don't need anything else. Also a lack of storage space and a severe dislike of clutter help quench the flames of razor madness.
Currently in remission....2 wolfmans and a Chubby 3 Manchurian put an end to a year long craze.
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That'll do it.
I think I'm burned out of my RAD and BAD. I don't spend lots of time on the auction sites looking for razors. I am not looking for anymore brushes. I have settled on about two or three blades that I like best and the only thing I look at now are soaps and aftershaves. But I'm not buying lots of either because I have too many as it is. That means I have 54 full tubs or tubes of soaps and creams and another 17 samples to go through. Now all I want to do is finish some of the stuff I don't like so much so I can make room for others that I do like or would like to try samples of. But I'm not looking actively. If I see someone mention something that sounds interesting I'll look into that one and if I like what I read, I'll add it to my wish list. I realize the danger in that is by the time I am ready to buy, it may be unobtainable. Oh well. Such is life.
My RAD is in remission until the next shiny razor catches my eye. I'm not actively looking for anything. The upcoming SS razor from Stirling and anything Blackland releases are very strong maybes.
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There's still a few razors I'd like to try just to say I did...that most aggressive Muhle, I think it is? Can't recall the nomeclature but I'd like a crack at one. The very popular old Barbasol, and maybe one or two others. But own them? Nah, very probably not.
Now, to me that makes no sense. PIF the stuff you don't like. I sold a HUGE lot of stuff I "didn't like so much" for pennies on the dollar. Make some room for the stuff you really like!
My RAD has definitely subsided. I'm not through buying, but it's no longer a disorder. I pretty much know what I like now. Lately I've been in unloading mode. I'll still pick up nicer versions of my keepers if I run across them. And there are still a few things I'm curious to try. I I find one at the right price, I'll grab it. If I don't, I won't lose any sleep over it.
Couldn't agree more. Lately my standard isn't even like/dislike. It's what do I like more.
There are currently 3 razors that are "must haves" ones that when I get them, I will not sell them, but aside from that, my RAD is really at an all time low.
As far as everything else, I like to trade, brushes, soaps, A/S etc, and I like to give stuff away as well.
If I never bought another soap, brush or razor, I could shave just fine for the rest of my life.
Well, "don't like" is probably a bit stronger than reality. I can't really say there is anything that I "don't like". I'd say it's more like stuff that I don't like "as much" as the stuff I like a lot.
I didn't mean to "tell" you what to do with your stuff. After 5+ years of accumulating gear, I have run out of space for anything that does completely and 100% please me.
No! I thought at one point it might be, but when I woke up, things were alright.
Remission didn't last long. I just ordered another razor.
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