Well while looking through blades I usually am faced with one of two options:
1. Spend about the cost of 50 blades (if you were to buy a 100-pack) and get 5-10 blades to try out
2. Buy 100 blades and risk not liking them and having to figure out what to do with the rest
So what I'm wondering is instead of throwing money at 5-10 packs and buying small variety packs that could get your 100 blades+, why don't any members gather together to buy some 100-packs to try and split them up?
I would think if you got 2-4 members, the shipping would be a bit annoying, but I bet you'd spend a little more than you would buying 100 blades and get to try 2-4 different types of blades...
I have seen there are group buys, but it just seems like as long as people seem trustworthy enough (maybe even past Ebay feedback if people are very new), it just seems like a great way to save money.
For example: I have no clue how to get a small amount of Astras or Rapiras for a decent price, however 100 of both are ~$10, for $12-14 I figure you can get 50 of each if you split it with someone. Obviously there are many more variations you can do, but I just figure if you go to just about any site attempting to sample those two blades you'll likely spend the same amount for much less than 100 blades...
Just a thought I had to save money and not be stuck with as many unwanted blades. I personally would have no problem chipping in to try some blades that didn't come with my sample pack, and although I get offered blades by members more times than I can count, I would feel better actually paying for them myself, and if we did something in this manner I would assume the price would be pretty good for how many blades we would get.
Are any other newbies, or perhaps even veterans who want to try more blades/rare blades interested in this? I have no real "plan" just seeing what people thought about this more. Any feedback/opinions would be appreciated, I haven't participated in any group buys so I don't know if I'm the best person to actually attempt this, but I was curious to hear what people though.
Thanks to all those who offer me blades, the gesture is not unappreciated, I just end up feeling guilty taking blades from members and would feel a lot better if it would be mutually beneficial.