Got an idea - and I am gonna run with it.... Introducing - the Badger and Blade Decant Club. Now I dunno if this is the first place to have it or not - but I haven't heard of it anywhere else - but here is the skinny...
A member of good standing (has at least 50 posts and has been around a month) proposes a scent he desires and the breakdown of decant sizes he wishes to split. At this point members who are interested in that particular decant weigh in and post their request to become a member of that particular group buy. Once the appropriate # of spaces has been filled - one members of the group buy purchases the fragarance and atomizers (if no one volunteers, the originator of the group buy does so), divies the scent up, carefully wraps the atomizers and sends the scents out to to group.
The price is set in the following manner...
The individual who ponies up and buys the bottle obviously will get a slight discount for putting up the $, breaking the top off of the bottle, decanting it, and shipping it out. I propose the originator gets 15% off of the total net cost. Nothing amazing, but enough to inspire someone to put up their $ and do the legwork behind the buy.
Bottom line - someone wants a scent lets say that is 3 oz, they post they'd like to divie it up into 6 decants - 5 others sign up, someone buys the bottle, divies up the bottle, charges each individual their equal portion of the buy (the total plus their share of the 15% discount to the buyer as well as shipping to them)
Why do this? Well - cologne last a TERRIBLY long time, and all of us being collectors like to amass a ton of it. Well - why get a lifetime supply, when you can get it at cost - but a smaller portion? Well - most ebayer and decanters are trying to make money and upcharge the hell out of it - so why not band together and have some smelly fun?
Ok - so I'll kick it off first.... how about a bottle of Penhaligons Castile (100ml) broken into 2 OR 3 decants - but preferrably 2. Price is $80 for the bottle + shipping.