No Buy 2021??

Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by poppi, Dec 28, 2020.

  1. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Anyone thinking about doing this??

    If so, any rules other than buy nothing new during calendar year 2021?

  2. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    I've got enough blades, soaps & creams to last a life time & if I break 1 razor a year I still have enough.
    I see myself joining this group.

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  3. Silvestris

    Silvestris Well-Known Member

    My rule is to not buy anything unless it's something that's been on my to-try list for years and it's been discontinued.
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  4. Soap Thing

    Soap Thing New Member

    I’m trying to hit the brakes and enjoy things I already know I like. I’ll probably only buy things I’m running low on, that are my all time favorites.

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  5. brit

    brit in a box

    i have enough soaps,blades and razors to last forever..couple of wants have eluded me due to the last year of availability and funding issues.beyond those i may join in..:)
  6. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    About all I would buy is a bottle of Superior 70 if it becomes available again and puck of mentholated soap for the summer.

    If I am out of something, replacing it does not count. Otherwise it does.

    Ill probably try again for next year.
  7. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    I'm going to give it a try. The only thing I'll allow would be forum related purchases ie raffle tickets or if the 30DC does another commemorative soap or brush.

    Good luck my fellow No Buyers!

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  8. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    I personally think it's impossible to for me. I never know what amazing deal may show itself. Good luck all on this endeavor.

  9. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    I’m in!

    As far as the rules go, maybe we could have an exception purchase for the calendar year, like a soap or razor. Or if we buy or trade a razor, we then need to sell one from our den.
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  10. Engblom

    Engblom Well-Known Member

    I created these rules on the other forum:
    1. No need to plan ahead. Planning ahead and stocking up a lot of stuff means that unnecessary stuff might be bought, that never get used. Be a gentleman and save those money for your family or some other good causes.
    2. If something necessary for shave breaks (razor, brush) or you run out of something essential (blades, soap), you are allowed to buy because you were not planning ahead.
    3. If you are in the middle of a project (for example creating a shaving bowl, 3d-printing a razor, creating a soap etc) you are allowed to finish that single project as long as the project is also shared with the forum.
    4. Everything that is not covered by rule nr. 2 and nr. 3 is forbidden to be bought. This means that you need to be satisfied with your equipment and software before entering this. When some "enablers" are posting something on this forum you simply have to ignore it and live with what you got unless you actually can buy it because you satisfy the condition for rule nr. 2.
    5. As a gentleman you do not try to win a PIF. You are a gentleman so you allow your fellow shavers to have a bigger chance in winning by not participating yourself.
    6. As a gentleman you are still allowed to receive things someone gives without you asking for it. Remember, a gentleman would not beg fellow shavers for stuff. You are not allowed to ask in sneaky and manipulating ways like writing in posts over and over something like "I wish I had X" hoping a gentleman would notice you. That is a hidden form of begging.
    7. Everything that does not involve money is allowed.
    8. You are allowed to donate money and things you own.
    Feel free to use them. I am participating under these rules.
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  11. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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  12. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    With me, it wasn't an amazing DEAL to show up, it was the fact that a oompany I liked was closing down. I had planned to get something else from them, but I felt I could wait until 2019. With that surprise announcement though, I hurried up and made my order. Thus-seeyalater NB18.
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

  14. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    I can and will also participate under those rules. I’m in!
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  15. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    I can live with those and will give it a go.

    Starts this coming Friday folks. If you have to order, now's the time
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  16. Silvestris

    Silvestris Well-Known Member

    I'll stick to my own rules if you don't mind.
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  17. b1hart

    b1hart Speed Racer

    Thought about it....but there's one razor left on a want list to complete a project. That purchase, probably happening May/June 2021, kicks me out of the 'No Buy 2021' club. Oh well....2021 will very much be a 'slow buy 2021' for me in comparison to 2019 & 2020.
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  18. Frank Shaves

    Frank Shaves Well-Known Member

    Since I can't really afford to buy more shaving gear I will join in. I've pretty much purchased everything I need for a year. I am currently using two DE razors in rotation with four more on order and in the mail. I also have enough blades so I won't be needing those. I have a new Wilkinson shave brush, enough shaving soap and Barbasol to last me a year I think. Oh wait....aftershave... :happy102:

    So this will start on Jan. 1st? :D
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2020
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  19. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    I LOVE watching this annual thread. :eatdrink013:
    BTW, I have failed so many times, that I refuse to commit again. :happy097:
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  20. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Yup, starts on Friday.
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