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letterk
05-03-2006, 10:30 PM
I have for sale sampler packs of the most popular DE blade brands. These include:

Swedish (Euro) Gillettes (Please see this thread (http://www.badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=28345) in regards to the latest Gillette situation.)
Merkur
Feather
Crystal (same as Israeli)
Derby
UK made Wilkinson
Dorco

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=3297
(Photo is of Large pack)

Prices
Economy (5 Derby, 10 Crystal, 5 Wilkinson, 10 Dorco) $8.75 + shipping
Standard (5 Gillette, 5 Feather, 5 Derby, 10 Merkur, 10 Crystal) $15.50 + shipping
Extended (5 Gillette, 10 Feather, 5 Derby, 10 Merkur, 10 Crystal, 5 Wilkinson, 10 Dorco) $21.00 + shipping
Large (10 Gilette, 10 Feather, 10 Derby, 10 Merkur, 10 Crystal) $24.00 + shipping

Please place orders here: http://westcoastshaving.com/ (http://westcoastshaving.com)

woodbane
05-04-2006, 05:54 AM
Hey John,

you should have guessed i'd be first up here with my request: 5 each blade sampler thanks.:biggrin:

I think this is a sterling idea and would be most surprised if people didn't jump on it. i wonder if any 'old hands' will take you up on this. I mean, do people always settle on one particular type of blade or do they like to rotate??

Anyhow, let me know when you want paying and I'll Paypal ya!:biggrin:

letterk
05-04-2006, 08:54 AM
Hi Andy,

You may have been up first, but I'm just as interested! I've been wanting to try the Gillettes, but didn't want to pay the shipping.

I'll start accepting payment when the Swedes get here. Hopefully, they don't take too long.

MaxTO
05-04-2006, 11:20 AM
I'm in for 5 each.

philosophyandrew
05-04-2006, 11:55 AM
I'm in for ten of each. This is a great idea!

(the other) Andy.

SurfFisherman
05-04-2006, 02:34 PM
John-

I'm in for a 10-of-each-blade pack.

This is really a great initiative... Thanks!

letterk
05-04-2006, 02:44 PM
MaxTO, philosophyandrew, and SurfFisherman have been added to the list.

gary
05-05-2006, 09:58 AM
Thanks, let me know the cost with shipping to Manitoba, Canada, R1N 3P8. I'll use Paypal.

letterk
05-05-2006, 10:25 AM
Gary, you've been added to the list. I updated the first post with shipping info to Canada.

TraderJoe
05-05-2006, 05:56 PM
I would like a 5-each pack. Thanks! (U.S.)

letterk
05-05-2006, 06:01 PM
TraderJoe has been added.

mrob
05-05-2006, 06:51 PM
Do you take PayPal?

I'll take 5 of each except for Merkur--have plenty of those.

Mitch

letterk
05-05-2006, 07:09 PM
Yes, paypal is ok.

letterk
05-06-2006, 10:03 PM
The Gillettes arrived today. Now I'm just waiting on the Feathers.

woodbane
05-10-2006, 05:20 AM
Any news, any news?????:tongue_sm :tongue_sm

letterk
05-10-2006, 07:43 AM
Still waiting on the Feathers. They were shipped on Monday so they should be here today or tomorrow.

woodbane
05-10-2006, 09:56 AM
Ooooooooooooooooooh, exciting!!:biggrin: :w00t:

letterk
05-10-2006, 01:55 PM
I received a message that I have a package at home. I'm expecting a few, but maybe it's the last of the blades!

woodbane
05-10-2006, 05:12 PM
:tongue_sm :001_tt1: :o16: :em2200: :ladysman: :jump: :thumbsup: :a14: :a17:

letterk
05-10-2006, 05:46 PM
:sad: Denied! Was two other packages I was expecting. Shaving stuff, but not blades. They HAVE to get here tomorrow.

letterk
05-10-2006, 10:55 PM
I just happened to walk past the shaving section of my local grocery store and saw they carried Wilkinson Sword Classic blades (white package, made in Germany). Anyone interested in adding that option to the packs? I have no clue how they shave, but bought a pack to check them out.

mrob
05-11-2006, 05:09 AM
I'm not interested in this blade, but others may be.

Mitch

letterk
05-11-2006, 08:14 PM
Sorry about the wait. I didn't get tracking with the first order of Feathers so I don't know where they are. BUT, I did place another other of Feathers that will be arriving on Monday at the latest.

So, I'll start accepting payment. You can send paypal payment to [email protected] You can also send a check. PM me for my address.

I'm pretty sure that the first order will get here tomorrow, so I should be able to send the packs soon.

letterk
05-12-2006, 06:26 PM
The Feathers are here! I'll send out the packs when I receive payment.

woodbane
05-13-2006, 07:40 AM
I'll have to pay you after Wednesday if that's OK.

letterk
05-13-2006, 07:59 AM
No problem with me. Your pack is reserved.

woodbane
05-13-2006, 08:02 AM
LOL, I just had to go back to the beginning of the thread to see how much it was! Short term memory or what?!:lol:

letterk
05-13-2006, 08:35 AM
No. Just slow post office!

woodbane
05-13-2006, 08:42 AM
Have you had a chance to try any of the blades yet John?

letterk
05-13-2006, 10:02 AM
I've tried all but the Israeli blades. So far my favorite are the Derbys. I can get a smooth shave with all of them, but the Derbys give me less irritation and last longer. It's been a while since I've tried the Feathers and want to do so again. As far as the smoothest shave goes, the Swedes win. They're plenty sharp on day 3, but I get a little irritation.

letterk
05-13-2006, 07:24 PM
Just to let you know, as shown on the first post, my unspoken-for stock is getting low. However, I have orders to restock everything that should arrive next week. So feel free to keep ordering.

I've started shipping and will continue to do so as payment is received.

letterk
05-15-2006, 03:17 PM
I have a favor to ask. When you send payment (paypal or check), please include your order and B&B username. That will make it easier for me to keep everything straight.

And please send me a PM if you send paypal. My server seems to have developed a case of constipation. All my email is backed up.

letterk
05-15-2006, 08:11 PM
Orders are shipping now. If you don't see all the blades you've ordered, look in the other blade containers. This is mostly for those of you that ordered 5 packs, as some of the blades come in packs of 10.

letterk
05-16-2006, 06:57 PM
As I ship, I'm removing the person from the list.

woodbane
05-16-2006, 07:10 PM
As I ship, I'm removing the person from the list.

How very.......... logical Mr. Spock!:biggrin:

woodbane
05-17-2006, 08:39 AM
PM sent, Paypal sent.

letterk
05-17-2006, 11:52 AM
How very.......... logical Mr. Spock!:biggrin:

I've been called worse.

woodbane
05-17-2006, 05:09 PM
It wasn't meant as an insult, merely a reference to 'logical'.:tongue:

And you wouldn't believe some of the things I've been called!

guenron
05-17-2006, 07:57 PM
It wasn't meant as an insult, merely a reference to 'logical'.:tongue:

And you wouldn't believe some of the things I've been called!
Hey Andy,
Is a wanker like logical?:lol:

letterk
05-17-2006, 08:32 PM
Andy, my wife is writing out your envelope right now. Should I have her address it to Mr. Wanker? :biggrin:

woodbane
05-18-2006, 06:41 AM
Hey Andy,
Is a wanker like logical?:lol:


Andy, my wife is writing out your envelope right now. Should I have her address it to Mr. Wanker?

:mad3: :mad3: :mad3:

Oh, you guys are reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeal funny!:rolleyes: :biggrin:

I'd rather be accused of faceturbating anyhow!:w00t:

letterk
05-18-2006, 08:40 AM
You got lucky. She used your real name.

Dennis
05-19-2006, 07:44 AM
Hey John - The blades this morning arrived in fine condition. Thanks for the quick service! Shaved with a Swede in the Futur this morning. Different but not necessarily better. Isn't this fun? :biggrin:

woodbane
05-19-2006, 08:22 AM
Shaved with a Swede in the Futur this morning. Different but not necessarily better. Isn't this fun? :biggrin:

I too shaved this morning with a Swede in a Futur (although my blades came with the razor from the kind gentleman I purchased it from, still waiting for my ones from John:tongue: ).

I got an extremely close shave but think I will get more irritation from these blades. I've been using a Derby all last week in a Long Handle Classic and that's been very kind to my skin but giving me a good overall shave.

SurfFisherman
05-19-2006, 05:06 PM
John-

Just wanted to let you know that the blade sampler arrived safe and sound in NYC today!

I couldn't be more excited to test 'em all out and compare them in the coming week(s).
(Yes, I know... I really need to get a life.)

Great job! Thanks again!

guenron
05-19-2006, 09:00 PM
John-

Just wanted to let you know that the blade sampler arrived safe and sound in NYC today!

I couldn't be more excited to test 'em all out and compare them in the coming week(s).
(Yes, I know... I really need to get a life.)

Great job! Thanks again!
What better way to spend a life?:lol:

letterk
05-21-2006, 04:38 PM
What better way to spend a life?:lol:

Testing creams?

woodbane
05-24-2006, 05:21 AM
Hi John,

Just wanted to let you know that the blades arrived safely. I was greeted by the all too familiar qusetion from my wife of "What did you order this time?":biggrin:

Anyhow, I'm looking forward to trying all of these out in my weekly rotation, I had just loaded in a Swedish Gillette the day before these arrived so I'll stick with that for this week but I may step up and try a Feather next week.:eek: I'm also keeping notes of my thoughts on each blade which I may post on here if there is any interest, although I know blade preference is a highly individual thing.

Thanks for the great job on packaging and please, thank your wife for not addressing it to "Mr. Wanker"!!:lol:

letterk
06-01-2006, 10:05 AM
Just lowered the price due to some shipping cost cuts.

woodbane
06-01-2006, 10:07 AM
Just lowered the price due to some shipping cost cuts.

On that note you can send my refund check to...............:biggrin: :wink:

letterk
06-01-2006, 10:11 AM
On that note you can send my refund check to...............:biggrin: :wink:

I make it out to Mr. Wanker, right?

woodbane
06-01-2006, 12:03 PM
Too funny man, too funny!:biggrin: :lol:

letterk
06-06-2006, 10:49 PM
Plenty of blade sampler packs left. Don't make my wife made by making me keep all these blades.

letterk
06-14-2006, 09:36 AM
A few packs left, but more blades on the way.

MSimcox
06-14-2006, 05:22 PM
Too late to get a 5 pack? Since I just won an auction for 8 Gillettes I figure I should have a nice complement of blades to go with them.

Since you are in SoCal and take Paypal, it should be easy to get them before the razors come.

PM me how much a 5 pack is to 90731 and I will paypal you the funds immediately

letterk
06-20-2006, 02:04 PM
With all the Derby fun on ebay and some other scores, I am able to lower the price again. $26 for the 10-each pack and $14.50 for the 5-each pack.

letterk
06-27-2006, 08:58 PM
I've seen a couple threads wondering if I still offer the packs. The answer is yes. And due to some recent scores, I've been able to lower the prices as well.

letterk
07-02-2006, 06:12 PM
I've run out of Israelis but they're on order. They should be here any day.

randomtw
07-02-2006, 08:56 PM
what does the sample consist of?

letterk
07-02-2006, 09:35 PM
what does the sample consist of?

Razor blades. See the first post in the thread.

randomtw
07-02-2006, 09:57 PM
these?

Merkur Platinum
Israilli Persona
Derby Extra
Feather
Swedish Gillette

when u get them in can you hold a 5pack sample for me as i'll order them right after i order my first razor?

letterk
07-03-2006, 08:02 AM
these?

Merkur Platinum
Israilli Persona
Derby Extra
Feather
Swedish Gillette

when u get them in can you hold a 5pack sample for me as i'll order them right after i order my first razor?

Those are them!

randomtw
07-04-2006, 12:08 PM
in stock? will place an order today or tomorrow if i have time

letterk
07-04-2006, 01:28 PM
Waiting on one item. It should be here this week.

randomtw
07-04-2006, 02:26 PM
just pmd ya and paypal'd the money

Wthermans
07-07-2006, 10:03 AM
If you still have this deal going on, I'd like to get a 5-each set. I'll PM you for paypal information.

Leisureguy
07-10-2006, 04:27 PM
I'd like the 10-blade sampler pack, but I can understand if you're now out. Let me know if this opportunity comes up again. Thanks.

letterk
07-10-2006, 05:07 PM
Still going on, but I'm waiting on some blades before I can ship again. Sorry for the delay, but you guys cleaned me out! I still have a bunch of orders currently unfilled...Don't you just hate waiting for the mail?

randomtw
07-12-2006, 06:29 PM
any updates?

Joedy
07-12-2006, 06:54 PM
John,

Sent PM.

-joedy

Clark
07-15-2006, 07:10 AM
Are there still blades available?


Clark

letterk
07-15-2006, 09:12 AM
Yes and no. Yes, I'm still offering the sampler packs. No, because I'm waiting for a shipment of blades. I'll post in this thread when I'm ready to ship again. Should be next week some time.

letterk
07-25-2006, 08:42 PM
So here's the update on the sampler packs. Yes, I'm still going to offer these. About three weeks ago I ran out of the Swedes. At the same time I was getting low on the Feathers. As the Feathers usually get to me pretty quickly, and the Swedes were coming from the UK, I told those of you who have paid and those of you that are waiting to order that I was waiting on the Gillettes. Well, the Gillettes arrived, but the Feathers haven't. There wasn't any tracking on them so it's a little hard to figure out where they are. I will ship everyone's orders the day they get here. I'm terribly sorry about the delay, but I've had my hands tied waiting for USPS to get the blades to me.

The good news is that I will have LOTS of all types of blades when the Feathers get here. Hopefully this won't happen in the future.

Thanks for bearing with me.

letterk
07-26-2006, 03:00 PM
The Feathers are here! For everyone that has already paid for an order, your blades will be packed tonight and shipped tomorrow. For everyone that is waiting to place an order, I'll try to PM you tonight.

letterk
07-26-2006, 08:38 PM
Taking orders again. Prices stay the same.

axiomata
07-28-2006, 08:36 PM
Trying this wet shaving experience for the first time. Been using the included Merkur blade for a few days and realized it won't last me much longer and this sampler sounds like just the thing I need.

I'll try a 5-pack. PM will be sent. Might be seeing more of me around here.

GentlemansLady
07-31-2006, 09:30 PM
I recently ordered a brush, a razor, and some creams/soaps for my boyfriend, but I did it late at night. I woke up and realized I forgot to get him any extra razor blades! Now that I've stumbled across this, I'm glad I forgot, because this sampler deal you're running is awesome. Put me down for the 5 pak if possible. I'll send you a PM for the info. =) Thanks millions.

letterk
07-31-2006, 09:44 PM
GentlemansLady, send a PM and I'll get you the payment info.

ouch
08-01-2006, 01:37 PM
bump

Webro
08-01-2006, 01:38 PM
Hi John!

Could you let me know how much the sample pack of blades is, and how to order?

Regards Alan

letterk
08-01-2006, 02:06 PM
Alan, the prices are in the first post of the thread. I'll PM you the payment details.

axiomata
08-03-2006, 10:10 PM
letterk, package arrived yesterday. Thanks.

One quick question for anyone though, if you had to rank the blades included in this sampler from easiest to most advanced shave how would you rate them? I think it would be best to try to "ramp up" on the closeness.

MJB
08-05-2006, 04:28 AM
Just a public compliment to John--he's been most flexible and cooperative in helping me get one of his great samplers. He's one of many really great posters who make this an absolutely great site. If, like myself, you are new to DE shaving I would recommend contacting John about getting the blade sampler. I am learning that the baldes make a huge difference. I am using several soaps now, some new fragrances, but have only one DE razor (an HD which seems to be good enough for all seasons) but the blades do make a difference so getting a sampler before placing a large order I believe to be immensely valuable.

MJB

ps sorry I used the word great so many times. Sounds juvenile. I'll break out the thesaurus for next time.

alec
08-07-2006, 12:01 PM
Hi John,

Would love to order a sample pack.

Thanks for offering this. It's a very helpful service.

Alec

letterk
08-07-2006, 12:02 PM
Alec, you've got a PM.

sparacing
08-07-2006, 12:27 PM
John,
I would also like to get one of the sampler packs from you.
Thanks,
Sean

kid sampson
08-07-2006, 07:41 PM
As would I, if you still have supply available.

letterk
08-07-2006, 09:00 PM
PM me for payment info, please.

Keith
08-09-2006, 09:35 AM
Great sampler. I liked the Derby Extras a whole lot. The Feathers live up to their reputation for sharpness. Haven't tried the Gillette or Merkur yet.

letterk
08-13-2006, 09:51 AM
An update on shipping status. I've been dealing with a family medical emergency the past few days. If you placed your order before last Thursday, your order should have been shipped. Any since then are in holding until I have time to package them. Barring a turn for the worse, I should be able to get them out the beginning of this next week. I apologize and thank you for your patience.

letterk
08-16-2006, 08:24 PM
I believe everything but the orders placed today or yesterday have been shipped.

ace
08-17-2006, 07:42 AM
Thanks for the sampler pack John. Very professional service you have going here! :thumbup:

Jason

Manzikert
08-20-2006, 05:58 PM
hello
Im interested in a 5 pack of each blade-
get back to me with the what paypal info I can send to-

thanks
Manzikert

letterk
08-20-2006, 06:00 PM
hello
Im interested in a 5 pack of each blade-
get back to me with the what paypal info I can send to-

thanks
Manzikert

I'll PM you the payment info.

letterk
08-21-2006, 09:05 PM
Added a photo.

Ashe
08-22-2006, 07:29 AM
Nice photo John! I can only confirm what others have said in this thread: professional and quick responses. Shipping to Belgium took about 7 to 9 days which is in my opinion very quick. Of course it depends on the carrier etc but even then I was pleasantly surprised how quick the turnaround was.

letterk
08-22-2006, 09:13 AM
Thanks for the nice words. I try to get every order in the mail next day at the latest. Sometimes international takes a little longer because I have to get to the post office.

Also, I can ship priority for anyone interested.

webguru24
08-23-2006, 07:41 AM
I'm interested in the 5-blade sampler pack. Please PM me with Paypal information. Thanks.

letterk
08-23-2006, 08:49 AM
I'll send you a PM.

In the future, for anyone interested, please PM with your request. I sometimes forget to check this thread.

mactrack
08-26-2006, 07:22 AM
Just a quick note to say thank you to letterK for sending the sample pack so prompt;y it arrived in London Uk just three days after posting!

letterk
08-27-2006, 09:15 PM
Some updates.

-Due to your rabid demands for DE blades and me incurring some costs I neglected to include in my original price calculations, I need to raise the price of the Small pack by $.25. The Large pack stays the same.
-I've needed to raise the international shipping charges slightly to cover the increased paypal fees (seems I didn't know about the extra charge on currency conversions).
I've added Priority shipping as an option for US orders. International were always Priority.
-I've created a simple order page (http://letterk.net/blades/) so you don't need to PM me for payment information. Now you can order if you don't have a paypal account. I just put this page up tonight so let me know if there are any errors.

Jim
08-27-2006, 09:22 PM
Seems to work just fine- nice job John!

letterk
08-27-2006, 09:30 PM
Don't order yet. Seems there's an error with the way I set up the payment. There's no place to input your shipping info. I'll fix it right now...

letterk
08-27-2006, 09:40 PM
All set now. Clicked the wrong option...

J_P_K
08-30-2006, 09:09 AM
I ordered a 5 blade set.. Thanks for the service.
john

letterk
08-30-2006, 11:22 AM
You guys must be eating these things for breakfast! I'm out of stock on one blade right now. The order was placed last week so they should be here any day. I've increased my order quantities (again!) so as to more quickly feed your blade lust.

Nick75
09-02-2006, 03:03 PM
Just a quick note to say thanks John for the blade sampler pack which I received today (very quick delivery to the UK might I add). Looking forward to trying them out! :smile:

Cheers buddy

hamfactorial
09-02-2006, 04:17 PM
Forgive me for my ignorance, but the link in the original message leads me to a Disney MGM Studios website. I doubt this is what letterk intends. What's the procedure for ordering a 10-pack?

letterk
09-02-2006, 04:51 PM
The link is correct. However, my entire host was hacked due to a PHP security hole. Some 200+ sites had their index files corrupted. I've since been moved to a secure server and am rebuilding things. I'll have the page back up shortly.

letterk
09-02-2006, 08:17 PM
Site recovered, backups made, moved to a new secure server, order page back up. http://www.letterk.net/blades/

wasee
09-03-2006, 01:41 PM
John

Received the sample blades a couple of days back, arrived fine - can't wait to try them.

This is a good service your running here, nice doing business with you and hope to do so again in the future

Awais

hamfactorial
09-03-2006, 05:11 PM
I'm glad to hear everything is back to normal. I ordered a 10-pack about an hour ago. I'm looking forward to trying out all these new blades. Thank you!

BigNick73
09-04-2006, 10:47 PM
Ordered the 5-pack last week got it in just a few days. Now just gota use em all ;). Have a "SE" that takes half of a DE so it'll be a while before I need more.

letterk
09-04-2006, 10:57 PM
For all of you who have ordered in the past few days, hold on just a little longer. I'm still out one of the blades and the holiday isn't helping the situation. I'll ship as soon as I get them.

letterk
09-05-2006, 05:17 PM
Feathers are here! Orders will be in the mail tomorrow.

vinhsane
09-07-2006, 07:52 PM
just sent payment for a 10 pack.

stoutreader
09-08-2006, 07:51 PM
payment sent for a large sampler pack. thanks.

tim.

bobprime
09-10-2006, 12:12 PM
Thank you, looks great, arrived fast, looking forward to trying them.

theshankleton
09-16-2006, 06:07 AM
Got my pack today. Many thanks.. Looking forward to try these..

FriscoSoxFan
09-18-2006, 12:43 PM
Why isn't this thread sticky?

letterk
09-18-2006, 10:55 PM
All blades are in. Order away.

I've also modified the order page to make it easier on everyone to select the correct option. You can now add insurance as well. Let me know if you have any problems with it.

Desibabu
09-20-2006, 03:35 AM
Recieved my sampler pack today. (Well technically yesterday) Can't wait to try them.

letterk
09-23-2006, 02:19 PM
Bump.

inkling
09-25-2006, 06:12 PM
John,

That was crazy-fast delivery! I've loaded the Israeli blades and am ready to take them for a spin.

Thanks!
Jon

piwi
09-26-2006, 03:21 PM
Hello John,

I would like a 5-pack.
Could I pay you through paypal using my French card but have the blades delivered to my UK address?
I cant set paypal to be shipped to my UK adress as the card is French and therefor I cant change the shipping country to UK...

Let me know if you are happy with this, I will put my UK adress in the comments section.

letterk
09-26-2006, 03:49 PM
Hello John,

I would like a 5-pack.
Could I pay you through paypal using my French card but have the blades delivered to my UK address?
I cant set paypal to be shipped to my UK adress as the card is French and therefor I cant change the shipping country to UK...

Let me know if you are happy with this, I will put my UK adress in the comments section.

PM me and we can work something out.

letterk
09-29-2006, 03:38 PM
Bump

ouch
10-05-2006, 12:32 PM
bump

orpheus
10-13-2006, 05:45 AM
PM for you, letterk.

Edcculus
10-15-2006, 08:04 PM
John, I forgot to thank you once my blades came in. Belated thank you! The delivery was fast and the ordering was easy and straight forward. Thank you for offering this service to us!

letterk
10-15-2006, 08:27 PM
Thanks for the thanks. I'm sorry to say delivery speed has been terrible the past two weeks. You guys cleaned me out with a huge run on blades and caught me low in stock. I ordered right away, but am still waiting for my blades as my supplier was also out. All will me mailed on Monday if they get here. If not, I'm sorry to say that I will be gone for a week on vacation. I'm terrible sorry for those of you waiting on orders, but I'll get them out as soon as I can. I'm upping my order quantity to try to prevent this in the future. I think I need a larger closet...

letterk
10-16-2006, 10:24 PM
Gillettes came in today! Almost everyone was shipped that had ordered prior to today (some had some errors). All future orders will be delayed until 10/26. You are free to order, just know that it won't ship for about a week.

Razorlite
10-22-2006, 10:52 AM
:biggrin: I received my order of your DE blade sampler pack a week or so ago, which arrived very quickly considering it came from thr US (to UK). I originally ordered them as I wanted to try the much talked about 'Feather' blade. I have tried tried the Israeli blade so far, but only had one shave with it so I can't comment too much, but it was good. I look forward to using the 'Feather' as soon as I'm a 'matured' DE shaver. Until then I can't trust myself with something so sharp. I suppose I'm walking before I can run!
Anywayz - Thanks 'letterk' for a great transaction, I will let all here know the outcome :biggrin1:

LedZeppelin
10-22-2006, 01:21 PM
Gillettes came in today! Almost everyone was shipped that had ordered prior to today (some had some errors). All future orders will be delayed until 10/26. You are free to order, just know that it won't ship for about a week.

John:

I ordered today (10/22/06) and look forward to test driving them. After extensively reading B&B, I will approach the Feathers with extreme caution. The funny thing is I don't even have a DE razor yet! I am waiting on an E-bay Gillette 1-9 Slim '63 3Q from a guy in Israel ($22.50 including S&H) and am looking to buy a/some "Fatboys."

Steve
alias "LedZeppelin"

webguru24
10-22-2006, 02:33 PM
John, You've got PM

JohnnyWolf
10-25-2006, 08:35 AM
I had the pleasure of meeting John in person the other week to buy a decant of LP9 off of him, great guy, well dressed with a great shave.

But I didn't realize until now that I had met the famous letterk blade sampler pack guy! :em19:Wow!

gregjerome
10-25-2006, 10:04 AM
John

Just ordered a 5 pack through your site. I can't wait.

I have a razor on the way and this will be my first attempt at DE shaving.

Greg

Mini-T
10-25-2006, 12:14 PM
I just ordered a 10 pack and like a few others don't have a DE to use them in yet. I'd like to say thank you for providing a opportunity like this to the community.

Andrew

gregjerome
10-31-2006, 07:52 AM
John

Got my blades today, thanks very much. Now I'm just waiting on the razor.

IanF
11-01-2006, 08:47 AM
My sampler pack arrived today. Thanks, John

IanF

:w00t:

Flounder
11-01-2006, 01:13 PM
Just what I was looking for I made my order

Mini-T
11-01-2006, 02:19 PM
Came in the mail today. Thank you John

Andrew

letterk
11-10-2006, 12:15 PM
Blades came in yesterday and all orders were shipped today.

A side note. Michael (Leisureguy) made a nice donation including some blades I don't already have (Super Max as one example). I don't remember how many there were, but orders from now on will include something extra until I run out.

Brien Zee
11-10-2006, 11:03 PM
oh wow, thanks a lot.
i plan on buying a set once i get my razor. still trying to find one.

jadren0s
11-11-2006, 11:01 AM
I just made an order:
large pack. I'm fairly new to DE blades, so this should be a good way of getting an education...
Thanks.

Flounder
11-11-2006, 11:39 AM
I got my order in a few days ago... I'll see what I like thanks...

Brett
11-13-2006, 06:46 PM
I was just about to buy some blades, and I was complaining that no store that I found sold more than two brands. Can't wait 'til they get here.

Thanks man!

Brett

gman
11-13-2006, 07:58 PM
Just placed an order for lage pack. Looking forward to when arrives in the mail. Thanks a bunch LetterK!

Gent

letterk
11-13-2006, 08:17 PM
I was just about to buy some blades, and I was complaining that no store that I found sold more than two brands. Can't wait 'til they get here.

Thanks man!

Brett

That's exactly why I started doing this!

screaminglemon
11-14-2006, 02:57 PM
thanks for providing these samplers. i just ordered a 10pack but noticed a glitch in the order page. if you select priority mail and insurance then shipping comes up as $0.00
no biggie.

letterk
11-14-2006, 03:08 PM
thanks for providing these samplers. i just ordered a 10pack but noticed a glitch in the order page. if you select priority mail and insurance then shipping comes up as $0.00
no biggie.

Thanks for the heads up. Can you PM me the details of the error?

letterk
11-14-2006, 03:25 PM
I see the error, now. I'll have to fix it tonight.

scagooch
11-14-2006, 03:30 PM
I received Mine. I would strongly recommend this for any newbie.

PalmettoB
11-14-2006, 04:19 PM
I received Mine. I would strongly recommend this for any newbie.
Yup. 'Tis a great way to try a set of different blades with different characteristics before you go and order a bunch. I found out which ones I liked the best, and now have ordered a supply. Thanks again, John. (P.S.-I went with your suggestion about where to get the Gillettes. :thumbup1: )

sqrt0
11-15-2006, 06:13 AM
My DE sampler pack arrived today. Many thanks John.

Colin

letterk
11-15-2006, 02:29 PM
I see the error, now. I'll have to fix it tonight.

It wasn't immediately obvious what the error is. And I haven't had a chance to really look into the code as I've been completely swamped. First person to find and fix the bug gets a free small sampler pack.

juise
11-15-2006, 10:10 PM
Hey, John I just discovered this site today and was introduced to the world of DE shaving. I'm really looking forward to an improved shaving experience, starting with the sample pack I ordered five minutes ago. Thanks a lot for offering this service.

MINI Cooper
11-16-2006, 11:43 PM
Got mine yesterday. I just wish my DE's would show up. :(

qap
11-17-2006, 04:18 AM
How long does shipping to UK take?

Baloosh
11-17-2006, 06:27 AM
Standby. Still not working. Disregard below. The below code fixes the Insurance, but not the Priority option and below.


It wasn't immediately obvious what the error is. And I haven't had a chance to really look into the code as I've been completely swamped. First person to find and fix the bug gets a free small sampler pack.

Replace the part that starts at line 217 with this:



<select name="size_1b" onchange="ReadForm (this.form);">
<option value="USPS First Class #large s1=0 s2=2.42">USPS First Class ($2.42)</option>
<option value="USPS Priority #large s1=0 s2=5.12">USPS Priority ($5.12)</option>
<option value="USPS Global Priority to Canada #large s1=0 s2=5.61">USPS Global Priority to Canada ($5.61)</option>
<option value="USPS Global Priority to Europe #large s1=0 s2=6.64">USPS Global Priority to Europe ($6.64)</option>
<option value="USPS Global Priority to Australia #large s1=0 s2=6.64">USPS Global Priority to Australia ($6.64)</option>
</select>




It was actually true that every shipping option below the Priority was broken. You need to switch the variables s1 and s2, which is reflected in the code snippet above. If you'd rather have the entire Source for that page, including the updates, let me know and I can zip it up and email it to you. Otherwise, just follow the instructions above the code and you should be all set.

Baloosh
11-17-2006, 07:01 AM
EDIT Nevermind. This fixes the bottom, but breaks the top. Whoops.

I'll continue to work on it.



Ok. Ignore my post above. That's what I get for rushing through it all.

To make easier on you, here's the entire HTML source for that page. You should be able to just drop this file into the correct directory on your server (after making a backup of the current one, of course :biggrin:)

Attached is a password-protected .zip file. I'll PM you the password.

Bah. Won't let me attach a zip file. Emailing you instead.

Baloosh
11-20-2006, 06:44 AM
Ok, sorry to hijack and mess up your thread with 3 posts, but it's (finally) working.

I sent you a separate email on it this morning. Now every option for Shipping and Insurance are sent successfully to Paypal within the Form, and using this new HTML, it's now no longer possible to select Insurance when any International shipping method is chosen.

Let me know if you have any problems/questions/concerns.

letterk
11-20-2006, 11:24 AM
Thanks Jason! It works great.

Baloosh
11-20-2006, 11:28 AM
My pleasure. Now everybody -- ORDER THOSE SAMPLER PACKS! :biggrin:

letterk
11-20-2006, 11:29 AM
How long does shipping to UK take?

Usually around a week. But customs has been known to slow it down another week or so.

letterk
11-21-2006, 08:38 PM
Expect some slight delays on orders during the holiday.

dub
12-11-2006, 02:26 PM
I just wanted to add my own thank you to the list!

Very new to wet shaving and this sampler pack will be a great way for me to find the perfect blade for my beard before jumping to 100 packs. I really appreciate it.

:c9:

Spokeshave
12-13-2006, 12:26 PM
I'd like to order one of your sample packs but would like to pay by check instead of plastic (presumably send you the check then you send the pack). Will that work for you?

Thanks.

Baloosh
12-13-2006, 01:20 PM
Just ordered a 10 pack (large) sampler for part of a Christmas present... introducing a family member to wetshaving! :thumbup1:

Hey John -- nice web page!! :biggrin:

letterk
12-13-2006, 01:41 PM
I'd like to order one of your sample packs but would like to pay by check instead of plastic (presumably send you the check then you send the pack). Will that work for you?

Thanks.

That's fine. Just PM me for details.

letterk
12-13-2006, 01:47 PM
Just ordered a 10 pack (large) sampler for part of a Christmas present... introducing a family member to wetshaving! :thumbup1:

Hey John -- nice web page!! :biggrin:

Yeah, yeah. You, know I happen to be the president of an internet start-up. You'd think I'd get around to creating something better. But that's exactly the problem...no time. At least I don't have to do everything via PM like I did a few months ago.

Baloosh
12-13-2006, 01:49 PM
Yeah, yeah. You, know I happen to be the president of an internet start-up. You'd think I'd get around to creating something better. But that's exactly the problem...no time. At least I don't have to do everything via PM like I did a few months ago.

I know. Was just messing with you. Are we :cool:?

letterk
12-13-2006, 01:59 PM
I know. Was just messing with you. Are we :cool:?

:cool:

j_gambas
12-19-2006, 03:30 AM
Hi letterk

I ordered a 10 pack a few days ago (14-Dec, i think). When can i expect it to arrive?

ps: i live in portugal

letterk
12-19-2006, 10:17 AM
Hi letterk

I ordered a 10 pack a few days ago (14-Dec, i think). When can i expect it to arrive?

ps: i live in portugal

Shipping to Portugal is quoted as 3-6 days via Gloabal Priority. I was consistently getting packages to Europe within 7 days, but the holiday season is really slowing things down. If you don't get it in two weeks, send me a PM.

Kmitch
12-19-2006, 05:23 PM
John,
Got my sampler blades in today. What a great service for the members of the forum. Thanks and have a great holiday.

letterk
12-20-2006, 03:51 PM
Just to let everyone know, I'll be home for the holidays and will continue to ship as normal.

GoTeeGuy
12-28-2006, 06:34 PM
Hi John,

I just ordered a Large Sampler pack. :001_smile Thanks for such a great service.

snowjay
12-29-2006, 01:05 PM
Just ordred my sampler! Thanks!

StaticFish
12-30-2006, 10:21 AM
Just ordered a 5-of-each pack. Can't wait! Dan - UK

letterk
01-01-2007, 09:27 PM
Seems quite a few of you received DE razors for Christmas. So many that you cleaned me out of one brand of blade over the past week! There will be a small delay with any orders from now on, and a few that I've already received. I'll update this thread as soon as the blades show up.

under a mountain
01-03-2007, 07:32 PM
Got mine today.
Thanks.

sonvolt10
01-04-2007, 11:45 AM
John,

Do you have a rough estimate as to when you'll be ready to ship again?

I'm new to DE shaving and looking forward to sampling the different blades.

Scott

letterk
01-04-2007, 11:52 AM
John,

Do you have a rough estimate as to when you'll be ready to ship again?

I'm new to DE shaving and looking forward to sampling the different blades.

Scott

Any day now. The order was supposed to be shipped on Tuesday.

Woknblues
01-05-2007, 08:26 PM
sounds great John. thanks for this service.:thumbup1:

gmc
01-05-2007, 09:24 PM
Finally got my rear in gear & ordered some real razor blades.

I tried some Personna from my local Walgreens - Yikes!!! I can get maybe 2-3shaves and they start feeling dull. I know my bead isn't that tough - so I decided to try out some of the blades y'all rave about.

Figure good blades with some o' Mama Bears deee-li-shus shave soap & I'm a happy man.

Happy New Year to all!

snowjay
01-06-2007, 01:43 PM
Thanks John. I received my blade order today! :)

PR22
01-06-2007, 03:34 PM
Thanks John, just got my blades today. Just in time for tommorow's shave :biggrin:

Seanholio
01-11-2007, 08:57 AM
John,

Thanks for the sampler pack. I ordered late on Saturday night, and received the package on Wednesday. It helps that we're both in California, but you obviously wasted no time before shipping.

I'm now just awaiting my Merkur from QED so I can try these out!

Cheers!

smn
01-11-2007, 11:33 AM
John,

Thanks for the 10 balde sampler pack. I got mine a few days ago. I've already jumped on the feathers... fun times.

- smn

susseddm
01-12-2007, 02:56 PM
John,

I was just reading previous posts where you mention that you've mailed many sampler packs out due to the holidays. Hopefully you have some still leftover. I ordered a sampler pack today. How long does it take you to get a shipment out? I am in Canada. Have you had any issues mailing to Canada before?

Thanks, I look forward to my sample.

letterk
01-12-2007, 03:39 PM
John,

I was just reading previous posts where you mention that you've mailed many sampler packs out due to the holidays. Hopefully you have some still leftover. I ordered a sampler pack today. How long does it take you to get a shipment out? I am in Canada. Have you had any issues mailing to Canada before?

Thanks, I look forward to my sample.

Sending to Canada is no problem. Out of all shipments to Canada, I've only had one lost. I'm out a blade right now (a different one than last week), but shipments should start up again any day.

Woknblues
01-13-2007, 08:15 PM
Received the goods. Well packed, quick shipping.:001_smile

stubblebgone
01-15-2007, 10:10 AM
Sample pack arrived in the UK today, many thanks.

Vin.

biggunks
01-15-2007, 11:47 AM
John - I ordered a small pack on 1/10. What kind of turn around do you have? No rush (I have a month's worth of blades left), I'm just curious.

Thanks!

letterk
01-15-2007, 12:01 PM
John - I ordered a small pack on 1/10. What kind of turn around do you have? No rush (I have a month's worth of blades left), I'm just curious.

Thanks!

I usually get then mailed within a day or two. Howerver, the past few weeks I've run into to some delays with receiving blades myself. I'm waiting for two to come in right now, but they should be here any day now.

StaticFish
01-16-2007, 09:49 AM
Sample pack arrived in the UK today, many thanks.

Vin.
As did mine. Can't wait to try them out!

Thanks for an excellent service John

mjrtoo
01-16-2007, 09:02 PM
I just ordered the five pack, if you're simply missing the Merkur blades, you can ship me the set without them, at the same price. I have 30 of the Merkur blades already.

But, I'm interested in trying out the rest, the Merkurs seems a bit harsh on my face.

letterk
01-16-2007, 10:19 PM
All blades are in and all orders will be shipped tomorrow!

sonvolt10
01-17-2007, 06:11 AM
Well it's about time...sheesh!!

Just ordered a small pack.

I have tried the the Israeli Personnas and Merkur's thus far. The IP's are certainly more forgiving but I believe the Merkur's perhaps provide a closer shave.

I can't wait to try the Derby's and Feathers.

GoTeeGuy
01-18-2007, 05:27 PM
Received my sampler pack today. Thanks again!

sonvolt10
01-26-2007, 09:11 AM
Received my sampler pack today. Thanks.

(Didn't intitally see the Merkur's hiding behind the Feathers. :rolleyes: )

infotech
01-26-2007, 05:02 PM
Got my pack today, thanks!

Patrick D
01-28-2007, 12:14 PM
What a great deal for a newbie, such as myself!! I've sent the Paypal payment to you and thank you very much for handling this offer.

susseddm
01-29-2007, 12:52 PM
Received mine today John, way up in Toronto!

Fast, professional, all-around great idea!

Thank you.

Antonk
01-29-2007, 07:49 PM
Package received. A fantastic service for those of us getting started (and anyone wanting to try a variety of blades!)

Thanks again, John.

Bart (Albertus)

MattH
01-31-2007, 03:51 AM
Package received yesterday.. will try them out once my razor arrives :)

Thanks

Matt

Barbelus maximus
01-31-2007, 11:53 AM
Good evening John

Is it still possible to order a B&B brush ?

Regards

Paul.

letterk
01-31-2007, 12:00 PM
Good evening John

Is it still possible to order a B&B brush ?

Regards

Paul.

Sure thing. Just PM me.

Juaquin
02-04-2007, 10:35 PM
I got mine a while ago, but just thought I'd stop by and say thanks. The Merkur that came with my razor sucked, so I've moved onto the Derby, and am liking it very much so far (considering I'm new to this). I'll probably be giving the Israeli a try in a couple days.

DanSmith
02-12-2007, 08:28 PM
letterk,

I was just wondering if you got my order yet?

Thanks,
Dan Smith (in Iowa)

letterk
02-12-2007, 10:30 PM
letterk,

I was just wondering if you got my order yet?

Thanks,
Dan Smith (in Iowa)

Hi Dan, all orders that were received while I was on vacation are in process and should ship tomorrow or Wednesday. Please send me a PM if you want to check on your order.

dmusr
02-14-2007, 11:11 AM
Thank you so much for this oppurtunity, I just ordered.

Dave

scorpion
02-15-2007, 11:14 AM
I just checked my paypal and they said they received notification that my package will be shipping. I'm really excited to try the Derbys and the Swedes.

Handy
02-18-2007, 06:46 PM
Sure thing. Just PM me.


Awesome, I've been away when all this went down and now I'm reading all the great feedbacks about the brush. I certainly want one. Does someone have a link to the info about the different brushes for sale?

letterk
02-19-2007, 10:09 AM
Awesome, I've been away when all this went down and now I'm reading all the great feedbacks about the brush. I certainly want one. Does someone have a link to the info about the different brushes for sale?

If you notice, my post was on 1/31. The order period ended 2/5, so the brushes are no longer for sale. Keep an eye out in the selling forum as some a few will most likely pop up for sale.

DanSmith
02-19-2007, 10:48 AM
I got my shipment Friday, safe-and-sound. Great service!

Thanks for putting this variety pack together. Great idea!

-Dan

TromboneGuy
02-19-2007, 05:17 PM
Count me in on this - all I've tried so far is Merkur and Feather - might be nice to try some less extreme options.

TheNovice
02-20-2007, 03:25 PM
Got my package today! Thanks for putting this together!

Matt

dmusr
02-21-2007, 03:26 PM
Got my package today! Thanks for putting this together!

Matt

Got mine as well. Thank you.

Dave

oirvine
02-21-2007, 05:32 PM
Thanks Letterk, my order came today. It's a great service you offer. I recommend it to everyone.

Paulinuke
02-22-2007, 04:09 PM
I ordered mine late last night and can't wait for them to come in. My first DE shave with a Merkur blade was great, no nicks no burn and quite smooth, my second shave wasn't as great but I used a different soap instead of cream like the first time, my third shave, today back to the cream but I really don't think that Merkur blade had much left to offer, when I was done I retired it. This is a great service you offer to new DE shavers. Thank you Paul

Rolo
02-23-2007, 02:24 PM
LetterK,
hey john, I just got my sample. I think I'll start with a feather tomorrow.
Thanks a lot, Andy

TheHistorian
02-24-2007, 02:50 PM
Package arrive in today's mail. Just in time for a relaxing Sunday morning shave.

Thanks!

bababoosky
02-24-2007, 07:09 PM
John, thanks for the quick shipping, the package came in the mail today. Now I can't wait for my B&B brush and razor, figure what better way to start DE shaving.

TromboneGuy
02-24-2007, 09:22 PM
Excellent - mine arrived today. Thanks, letterk!

jaybird
02-26-2007, 03:28 PM
I've been wanting to try the feathers and just recently remembered letterk.... So I placed an order for the large sampler pack!

letterk
02-26-2007, 08:40 PM
Slight delay this past week on orders. I'm out of stock on one blade and shipping has taken longer than expected. I'll be out of town for a few days during the second half of the week and will ship all orders as soon as I return.

Ernie
02-28-2007, 03:25 PM
Slight delay this past week on orders. I'm out of stock on one blade and shipping has taken longer than expected. I'll be out of town for a few days during the second half of the week and will ship all orders as soon as I return.

My HD arrived today and I can't wait to get it loaded up and go.

Patman
02-28-2007, 06:24 PM
Thanks Letterk, my sample pack arrived and I'm really enjoying the selection of blades.

Ernie
03-01-2007, 01:38 PM
My HD arrived today and I can't wait to get it loaded up and go.

And today it arrived. Thanks once more, I can't wait to shave again. :cool:

luckysealy
03-01-2007, 03:36 PM
i received my sampler pack today. tried an israeli this morning in an old gillette. nice very nice.

letterk
03-05-2007, 01:46 PM
Good news. After quite the wait, the Swedish Gilletes are in and I'm back from skiing. I will start filling orders tonight.

ben27marie
03-05-2007, 03:25 PM
Great! I got my Merkur HD and a 5 pack of Derby's from QED today, so I'll be looking forward to get my sampler pack and trying out some of the other blades! Thanks again for putting these together for all of us! :thumbup1:

Ben

Bovage
03-09-2007, 01:41 AM
Great idea this sample pack Letterk. Ordered the large one. Even with international shipping still good value. Look forward to trying them out.

Hope you enjoyed the skiing. Total lack of snow here in Europe; worst season in history.

letterk
03-09-2007, 07:58 AM
Just an update that everything came in (including me!) and I'm shipping as normal.

ProphetNoir
03-14-2007, 06:32 PM
Got mine today.
Thanks for the service.

carniby
03-20-2007, 11:07 AM
Just got mine,

Thanks!

mozart
03-20-2007, 11:34 AM
Got mine as well. Have to wait until tomorrow morning to try out a new blade type. Crivens!

Thanks a lot. Cheers - MM

red2
03-23-2007, 10:43 AM
Got my order last night. First shave with a feather ever this morning - - Exquisite!

Incredible service!
Thanks,
Nick

reverendyo
03-23-2007, 01:32 PM
Great service, got mine across country in just a few days!

Thanks!

jkroll
04-05-2007, 11:28 AM
Mine just arrived, many thanks!

letterk
04-06-2007, 04:02 PM
An update to the packs. As some of you know, the Crystal brand DE blades, sold here in the States, are the same blades as the Isreali blades found on ebay. This has been confirmed through both American Safety Razor and a number of users on the shaving forums. These blades come in packs of 10 and are packaged similarly to Merkur blades. I am transitioning to them because they are better packaged, easier to pack up in the sampler packs, and best of all, cost less. From now on, you will find Crystal blades in the sampler packs. Due to the price, the small packs will now include 10 Crystal blades instead of 5. The large packs will stay the same.

oujeepr
04-09-2007, 03:36 PM
Just ordered mine, and I wanted to say Thanks for all this work and effort on your part. It's a great deal and am looking forward to the experience.

Will

tsv
04-09-2007, 04:02 PM
How do you get the US Post Office to move that fast? I ordered late last week and I got them today.

Thank you,


Ty

TstebinsB
04-09-2007, 04:08 PM
I got my package today. Thanks for the great service.

arwes
04-10-2007, 12:28 PM
Just put my order in, thank you so much for doing this. The only decent locally available DE blades are Wilkinson Swords (the Gillettes & noname drugstore ones are too dull IMO), so this will let me decide which ones I want to make a bulk order of. Can't wait to try em out!

juggler78
04-10-2007, 11:31 PM
this will be a great help for a noob trying to figure out what works. Can't wait for them to arrive.

Wil
04-12-2007, 03:04 PM
I just ordered a ten pack- Any information on how to start with them- Use Mekur blades at the moment and they seem to take a little blood each time as payment for their use. Thank you for any help.

slowpoke13
04-16-2007, 05:56 AM
Placed my order. I can't wait. :thumbup1: