Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by Troy M, Dec 27, 2018.


Are you in?

  1. Yes

    13 vote(s)
  2. No

    9 vote(s)
  3. Conditionally...

    4 vote(s)
  4. I'm just here to watch

    10 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    Oh, why not? I'm in. For software.
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  2. GawainandtheGreenKnight

    GawainandtheGreenKnight Well-Known Member

    I think I'm going to give it a try.

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  3. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Me too and I am not even in! :happy097:
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  4. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Great Joseph, you didn't buy anything today! You're 1/365th of the way there.
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  5. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I'm thinking about it .... maybe for soap and blades. I really like aftershaves, always buying and selling brushes and occasionally razors, but I'll get back after I think about it.
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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    now how hard was that..;)
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  7. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    I’m in; conditionally. I’ll buy something if I run out( blades, witch hazel ,etc. )and I’m not counting gifts to me or from me to someone else.
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  8. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    I've been 3months without buying an wet shaving goodies, I'm going to give it my all for 2019.
    I still have so many things I've yet to use that I own, including razors, soaps,brushes and after-shaves.
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  9. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    I know I bought some soaps last year, but it wasn't much at all. I will give it a shot.

    I plan on thinning down my hardware as well. I hope to finish the year with considerably less gear than I have now.
  10. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    Welcome all! We're still in!!!!! But it is early on 1/1/19. Keep strong, keep off ebay and avoid shiny stuff!
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  11. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I realize the survey will last all year but "Yes" springs into an early lead.
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  12. pisces_0

    pisces_0 Well-Known Member

    eBay's siren song dashed my no-buy plans 2 years in a row.

    Not this year. Just disabled my account. Can now look but cannot touch.

    I'm committed to the NB this year!
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  13. Dansco

    Dansco Well-Known Member

    I'm in for my first attempt at a no buy year.

    I have a long term purchase that I've still not made yet, so might still do that... was thinking about buying a couple of stones for my straights.

    But razors, blades, soaps... I need none of this. Maybe aftershave lotion... If it runs out.

    Good luck all
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  14. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Thought about this some more and decided to set it out. There's just to much good stuff out there that I haven't tried yet.
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  15. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    Here's what I'm looking to pare down, so you know:

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  16. Laird

    Laird Well-Known Member

    Not really a hardcore no-buy. I have more than enough razors, blades, brushes, soaps, creams, aftershaves/balms and colognes. But, I have a few vintage Gillettes that I'd like to have re-plated so that's really my only spending for 2019. If I keep it to that I'll consider it a successful restraint for me.
  17. Drygulch

    Drygulch Snowballs

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    I am in. I recently realized I have enough razors that I think I can not repeat any of them in 2019. (See my EDRIO tread for that fun.) I also have a soap rotation that takes me about 4 months to get through, with at least as many aftershaves. I have about 12 brushes, but only use 2 regularly. I also bet @NCoxSTL that I could make it, so that's on record.

    Changing old habits will be hard. I saw a raffle at 8:15am on January 1 for a firehose strop. I bought spots, and realized that if I won, I had lost my NB status already. Fortunately, I lost.
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  18. RyX

    RyX DoH!

    Hope everyone can stick to their commitment. My pile-o-gear is sufficient with the exception of DE & injector blades to carry my safely through a NB. That being typed, I still enjoy The Hunt. I don't shop the bay. I do visit my local thrift & antique shops, and if I spot a sign I'll detour for an estate sale. I had the itch for a Type F Schick, but that's diminished. Otherwise I'm sitting on enough software for the coming year, and vintage razors have proven their worth.
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  19. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    You probably have enough soap to last a couple decades there. What really worked for me was using a soap from start to finish. It made me much more picky about what I used. If it wasn't good enough to use every day, then I let it go. Using one soap from start to finish also cements how long things will last. Good luck.
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  20. GawainandtheGreenKnight

    GawainandtheGreenKnight Well-Known Member

    How much gear you starting the year with?

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