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joshgambit
05-13-2011, 08:04 PM
For a razor in your birth month/year?

I found one...for $38.00. A black handled super adjustable...

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Wetshavemike
05-13-2011, 08:08 PM
A cased razor with blade holder and instructions in good condition, $50 tops.

joshgambit
05-13-2011, 08:12 PM
A cased razor with blade holder and instructions in good condition, $50 tops.


I think I'm trying to talk myself out of it, actually. Because it's a short-handle; I'd like a longer one. And if it had a case/box etc, that would be... :001_tt1:

Maybe I'll hold out for my unicorn.

dpm802
05-13-2011, 08:25 PM
I have been watching a Birthday Razor on eBay for several months now. Its cased, appears to be in good condition, and is much nicer than the beat-up BDR I have now.

But the BIN price is way too high. I put in a low-ball bid when I first saw it, but the seller rejected it. There have been no other bids that I can see.

But to answer your question, how much is a BDR worth? If it were NOS, I'd go up to $75, for a VGC razor and case, about $50, for a VGC razor alone, about $30.

For the sake of comparison, my present BDR, shaver-grade, cost me $16 shipped. I got it from the BST.

rbtsmpsn
05-13-2011, 08:44 PM
I got a birth year Slim Adjustable. NOS: $60

Duke of Buckingham
05-13-2011, 09:15 PM
I got a birth year (1970) short handled super adjustable for less than $20, and I'm glad I didn't pay more than that.

There's enough of them around that they come up.

Having said that, I found - to my surprise - that birth year didn't really mean that much to me. I actually prefer razors (and watches, my other affliction) that are older than me.

alex2363
05-13-2011, 09:17 PM
no mo than feettee 50$

Stubblefield
05-13-2011, 09:26 PM
Well, I paid $15 once for a TV special so $15.

InHotWater
05-13-2011, 09:28 PM
If you are patient you will find one. It will be a bit harder if you want the # to match your birth month as well. Not having a case would not bother me so much, since it will be a workhorse, and see plenty of use.:001_smile

Cerealx59
05-13-2011, 09:38 PM
Not a penny over $30. Im unusually frugal though.:thumbup1:

man00ver
05-13-2011, 10:45 PM
Since I've already acquired two K1's (Flare Tip and a cased blue Lady), I'm in no huge hurry to find the others. I'll pay market rate for the Slim Adj, Slim Twist, Red and Blue SS if they cross my path.

bobfarvour
05-13-2011, 10:51 PM
I think I'm trying to talk myself out of it, actually. Because it's a short-handle; I'd like a longer one. And if it had a case/box etc, that would be... :001_tt1:


Same deal here. I'm trying to talk myself out of one too. Super adjustable also.
I've bid on two, and they've miraculously jumped up in the $35-$40 range. That's just too much for a Super Adjustable. They are starting to get silly like Fatboys.

inspiringK
05-13-2011, 10:51 PM
You only have one Birth Day, and it doesn't change. There is no hurt in waiting around for a while until your Birth Razor pops up for a fair price. If I paid too much for a razor (even my BR) I may enjoy it less when using it.

Fairchild86
05-13-2011, 11:00 PM
I paid $40 for my birth year super adjustable but it was also in excellent condition. I don't feel bad for paying that much either.

tvldatsi
05-13-2011, 11:07 PM
..it would be like a sensor, atra or some electric monstrosity so $0 for me :lol:

Flannelmeister
05-14-2011, 04:07 AM
Depends on the razor.

For a Fatboy maybe 35 ($56 - $57), for a slim maybe 30 (about $48.50), 25 ($40.50) for a Superspeed and perhaps up to 20 ($32.50) for a nice Tech.

Bear in mind with not much in the way of antique shops locally I am pretty much restricted to ebay and prices seem a bit higher in the UK than the US.

Of course if anybody happens to have a 1961 G4 razor hanging about doing nothing ....

Salty O'Rourke
05-14-2011, 06:17 AM
I paid around $5 for my red tip SS birth-quarter razor, but that was a serendipitous find; it was one of two razors in a badly-listed lot.

I paid around $20 shipped for my cased 1958 birth-quarter TV Special. Good deals will come along if you are patient. Try posting in the WTB section, you might get one at a fair price.

Mike'sWorld
05-14-2011, 06:27 AM
I'd post a WTB, and wait for one in good condition for a fair price.

I'd never pay more than fair market value.

I'd bet there would be lots of members here willing to help you out.

npsarros
05-14-2011, 06:37 AM
i paid $40 for a super adjustable in great condition that came with a case and some blades

Slivovitz
05-14-2011, 07:01 AM
. . .I found - to my surprise - that birth year didn't really mean that much to me. I actually prefer razors (and watches, my other affliction) that are older than me.

I'm the same way, now (with the razors, not the watches). One of my favorite razors for shaving is probably my oldest, about 1907. I do have two birth year razors, a 1957 Super Speed and Tech, but there are many old SE and injector razors in my collection that I would keep in preference to them, if it were necessary to give something up. Luckily it isn't.

It's a matter of personal preference what an intangible like this is worth, but the seller doesn't know what your birth year is. Maybe it's best to keep the attitude that he shouldn't expect to get more money from you because it happens to be from that year.

$38 seems high to me for a Super-Adjustable, but I haven't looked for one recently, and prices fluctuate quite a bit. Mine is rather minty but uncased, cost me $23.01 including shipping on eBay. I wondered if even that was too high at the time, but it is a pretty nice razor, as DEs go.

jasonled75
05-14-2011, 07:06 AM
I gave $4.50 for my birth year super speed. With shipping It was $10.44
To be fair though I was willing to pay way more than it was worth just because I havent seen many razors in my year and quarter. Now that i have mine I will probably see them every time I turn around.:blink:

maxman
05-14-2011, 07:30 AM
I could do a Black Handled SS for my birth razor.
It's something that i've never been interested in specifically.
Maybe $25 cased?

Gwhunter
05-14-2011, 08:04 AM
$52 uncased Slim in excellent condition.

I got tired of losing every one I bid on and got in a bidding war and was determined not to lose that time. Do I wish I'd been more patient? Sure, but I might still be searching. Besides it's only money and it's not the first time I've thrown it away. Where's the tongue in cheek smiley?

Longsword
05-14-2011, 04:49 PM
A member let me get away with a ridiculous amount of cash for my birth razor.
As in I was willing to get ripped off but got it amazingly cheap.
Right now I'm looking for an S-3 Gillette razor for a friend, preferably an adjustable.
I don't really care about the price, just about the opportunity.