Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by rmcintyre84, Mar 28, 2021.

  1. rmcintyre84

    rmcintyre84 Got out of the kitchen

    What are your greatest regrets regarding: (A) An item you passed on, and later wished you had bought, and (B) An item you sold, and later regretted? I'll start. (A) After selling off almost my entire collection, I came across a Gillette razor blade dispenser for $150. These existed before my time, but you used to find them in public restrooms, and a traveler could purchase their favorite blade if they ran out. I didn't buy it because "I was done acquiring." (Yeah. Right.) By the time I went back, it was gone. :( (B) I had three Gillette Psychos, in their box, with an original key. Best conversation pieces ever. I sold them. I regretted it the moment I took the guy's payment. :signs131: Let's hear your stories of regret!
  2. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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  3. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    I Coloniali shaving soap. I didn't really pass so much as procrastinated until it decided to pass. It's happened with other soaps, but this is the one that I most wish I'd tried while I could.

    I found this brush at a local antique mall. (For peanuts, even.) I'm really not one to use another guy's brush. I do occasionally buy old brushes to restore/reknot. But I decided that reknotting this one would be a crime. So I sold it rather than relegating it to a life as a shelf queen. Kind of a variation on "if you love something, set it free."
  4. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Full store stock box of Spoilers that I accidentally listed for $25 as a BIN rather than the opening auction bid of $25 that I'd intended. Someone in Canada snapped it up before I noticed my blunder. I gave over 2x that for it but fully expect I'd still have profited from it.

    Not sure I've ever told that story here. The pain was too fresh.
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  5. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Shouldn't that be spelled regerts.? ;)
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  6. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    At least you took some pictures of those razors and hopefully got a few shaves in.
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  7. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    I sold a Weber on ebay. Wish I still had that razor
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  8. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    A couple restores I've sold.

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  9. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    My Fatboy. Really liked that razor but traded it for something that it turned out I didn't like. Oh well, live and learn
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  10. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Only that I didn’t learn to shave with a DE razor sooner.
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  11. Ksblazer

    Ksblazer Well-Known Member

    I wish I would have discovered DE razors sooner as well. It's made a big difference for me.

    Shaving soap as well. Canned goo dries my face out really bad.

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  12. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Years ago I could have bought a Darwin Razor for $150 but thought that was ludicrous. $150 for a razor.........See them go when they show up for over $1,000 on eBay routinely. Should have bought that one to at least experience it........
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  13. Ksblazer

    Ksblazer Well-Known Member

    Other regrets after I started DE shaving are never trying Floid Blue. I like Epsilon blue. But never tried Floid.

    Wish I would have stocked up on Hasslinger Tallow pucks.
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  14. Bflotom2

    Bflotom2 Member

    While at a street fair, my wife & I were looking at "antiques". She came over to me with a razor and asked if it was anything special. I took one look and realized what exactly it was. I paid the vendor without negotiation the $5.00 he asked.
    The razor turned out to be a Gillette Gold Toggle. I sold it within hours on another shave forum for $65. I really regret not shaving with it at least once. But I was fairly to DE shaving and wasn't sure how to clean and disinfect it.
  15. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

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  16. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    3 razors...
    • Collection wise, a beautiful Darwin Deluxe in original excellent condition "coffin" case with a pack of sealed Darwin DE blades.
    Actual use wise:
    • 1934 USA Gillette Aristocrat - TTO, open comb - that I had replated in rhodium.
    • 1930s Gillette Bostonian I had replated in black nickel.
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  17. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Black nickel.. hot damn! I dig it
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  18. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    It really was a gorgeous razor. It was one of the first Gillette razors I ever owned and the plating was about 60% gone. Figured I would try something different and I was glad I did, beautiful razor, excellent shaver. It hurt me deep to have to sell it.
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  19. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Dude, you go to the blood bank first sir! Then offer up some of the DNA... if you catch my drift..
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  20. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    My minor regret is a Wilkinson Sticky ...... an extremely mild shave, but there was something I really enjoyed about it.

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