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VR6ofpain
03-09-2009, 08:47 PM
Is this auction for real? How on earth can he be serious about getting this much for 5 vintage DE blades?

http://cgi.ebay.com/5-G-F-FOSTERS-BLUE-STEEL-DOUBLE-EDGE-RAZOR-BLADES-RARE_W0QQitemZ110362005635QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item110362005635&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A10|39%3A1|240%3A1318

MrGuy
03-09-2009, 08:54 PM
Those must be some wicked nice blades! :lol:
If this is a joke, I've heard better (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=79724) :wink:

Ignatius
03-09-2009, 08:57 PM
Sometimes people put things like this on the bay as a sort of lottery; there is probably someone somewhere in the world who will agree to pay that. My friends disabled cousin bought something in a similar way on ebay for more money than this; I don't they think could get the money back.


ps, there's a chance these are solid gold and diamond encrusted, I'm not a blade expert...

rodd
03-09-2009, 09:07 PM
wow.

jkh
03-09-2009, 09:10 PM
I almost hit the Buy It Now, but luckily I noticed the shipping was $2.49 ... waaaayyyyyyy too much :tongue_sm

scottydoint
03-09-2009, 09:38 PM
I think I'll buy them and give them as a gift.

bunchoffives
03-09-2009, 09:41 PM
Apparently his first set of these went for $160 (and that was in auction format!)

http://cgi.ebay.com/5-G-F-FOSTERS-BLUE-STEEL-DOUBLE-EDGE-BLADES-FULL-BOX_W0QQitemZ110358711301QQihZ001QQcategoryZ35989Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

JimBow
03-09-2009, 09:44 PM
Maybe they're made of polar bear blubber........

scottydoint
03-09-2009, 09:46 PM
Maybe they're made of polar bear blubber........

I bet blubber would make a superb lubricant for a shaving soap:001_smile

JimBow
03-09-2009, 09:48 PM
I bet blubber would make a superb lubricant for a shaving soap:001_smile

Hmmm, I wonder if Proraso is making a Blue Tube utilizing polar bear or whale blubber.........:tongue_sm

RoyalKooparillo
03-09-2009, 09:55 PM
It's ONLY $50 per blade guys.

Hmmm, so considering we can buy around 200 blades for 50 bucks (figuring 3 shaves per blade)...you'd only need to get about 600 shaves per blade to make these cost effective. No problem!

Bertilak
03-09-2009, 09:56 PM
Search eBay " Collectibles > Vanity, Perfume & Shaving > Shaving > Safety Razors" or simply "All Categories" for "YALE DOUBLE EDGE RAZOR WITH BLADE/RARE"

Given not just the scale but the unusually precise amounts, might there be something going on here other than simple auctions?

rm71
03-09-2009, 10:00 PM
Is this auction for real? How on earth can he be serious about getting this much for 5 vintage DE blades?

http://cgi.ebay.com/5-G-F-FOSTERS-BLUE-STEEL-DOUBLE-EDGE-RAZOR-BLADES-RARE_W0QQitemZ110362005635QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item110362005635&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A10|39%3A1|240%3A1318

Easy. One of my favourite Einstein lines
" The difference between genius and stupidity, is that genius has it's limits".

bunchoffives
03-09-2009, 10:04 PM
Anyone have any explanations for why the first set went so high? $250 BuyItNow is absurd, sure, but it's not that absurd considering the first set went for $160 in auction format.

Right now I'm just assuming that there are two robber barons named G.M. Foster that engage in furious bidding wars to buy everything with their name on it.

ClubmanRob
03-09-2009, 10:22 PM
Anyone have any explanations for why the first set went so high? $250 BuyItNow is absurd, sure, but it's not that absurd considering the first set went for $160 in auction format.

Right now I'm just assuming that there are two robber barons named G.M. Foster that engage in furious bidding wars to buy everything with their name on it.

Shill bid, perhaps? If those blades are so rare, how did he come upon two packs of them?

In Clubman Rob's overly paranoid world he sees a man placing a high "ringer" winning bid on his own pack of blades, then waiting to re-list that same box for an absurdly high BIN so he can say "Look at what the last box went for at auction!"

Stranger (and shadier things) have happened.

Stubblefield
03-09-2009, 10:24 PM
Aww, c'mon, they're BLUE . . . .


Search eBay " Collectibles > Vanity, Perfume & Shaving > Shaving > Safety Razors" or simply "All Categories" for "YALE DOUBLE EDGE RAZOR WITH BLADE/RARE"
Sorting by price yields some interesting results . . . .

tom myers
03-09-2009, 10:41 PM
If you check some of his other auctions, he also has a 195 for $995 and a Superspeed for $175 etc.

I don't know what's going on but something is kind of odd because, on the other hand, he has some items for rather normal prices. :confused:

Regards,
Tom

pokermon919
03-09-2009, 10:42 PM
Look at his fatboy

http://cgi.ebay.com/195-GILLETTE-1-9-ADJUSTABLE-WITH-ADJUSTER-ON-BOTTOM_W0QQitemZ120385968652QQcategoryZ35989QQcmdZ ViewItem

He declined my offer of $30

ClubmanRob
03-09-2009, 10:49 PM
Look at his fatboy

http://cgi.ebay.com/195-GILLETTE-1-9-ADJUSTABLE-WITH-ADJUSTER-ON-BOTTOM_W0QQitemZ120385968652QQcategoryZ35989QQcmdZ ViewItem

He declined my offer of $30

You're kidding :rolleyes:

It's $uper Rare! Of course it's worth a grand!

bennyJ82
03-09-2009, 11:30 PM
You're kidding :rolleyes:

It's $uper Rare! Of course it's worth a grand!

I don't know. What's really selling it for me is the usage of exclamation points in the description. Something with that many exclamation points just has to be good.

Razor measures almost 3 1/2 inches in total length!

Reminds me of a Seinfeld episode.

nrek619
03-09-2009, 11:34 PM
wow..........blades for that much........crazy!!!

dsipari
03-10-2009, 12:30 AM
Very strange that blades would fetch that much, no matter how rare they are. But, then again, I'm no blade expert.

I do know that i've dealt with Paul before, a couple of years ago. I bought 2 or 3 razors from him and he was a great guy to deal with. All of the razors that i bought from him were in excellent shape and just as described on his website.

dpm802
03-10-2009, 12:38 AM
He does have some nice stuff in his collection, like the "195 Bottom-Dial" asking $995. Or those bizarre looking "Yale" razors ... never even knew something like that existed.

Sam Harmon
03-10-2009, 01:02 AM
It all makes sense once you dig up who is bidding these up so high...

http://gameknot.com/img/u/z/o/zoolander.jpg?1167291662

Stubblefield
03-10-2009, 04:32 AM
Look at his fatboy

http://cgi.ebay.com/195-GILLETTE-1-9-ADJUSTABLE-WITH-ADJUSTER-ON-BOTTOM_W0QQitemZ120385968652QQcategoryZ35989QQcmdZ ViewItem

He declined my offer of $30Well that's because it's worth at least $30.01. :biggrin:

He does include free shipping tho.

bonusmarple
03-10-2009, 02:54 PM
I have a bridge and some magic beans to sell you. Bargain price, only $100.

Robxcarlson
03-10-2009, 03:35 PM
Look at his fatboy

http://cgi.ebay.com/195-GILLETTE-1-9-ADJUSTABLE-WITH-ADJUSTER-ON-BOTTOM_W0QQitemZ120385968652QQcategoryZ35989QQcmdZ ViewItem

He declined my offer of $30

Did he then block you? He blocked me from bidding in his auctions after I asked him a question once... a jerk move for sure. He probably doesn't want bidders that are too informed.

blackfoot
03-10-2009, 03:57 PM
I almost hit the Buy It Now, but luckily I noticed the shipping was $2.49 ... waaaayyyyyyy too much :tongue_sm

You have to watch it, that is how the gouge you. :hand:

grumpy old codger
03-10-2009, 06:50 PM
I would think that he's either trying to rip some newbie off, after all, it's 50 years old! or because it belonged to Dear Old Uncle, it's worth a Gee. PASS, FRIEND!