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    Default $250 for 5 blades?

    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-BL...3A1|240%3A1318

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    Those must be some wicked nice blades!
    If this is a joke, I've heard better
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    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...
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    wow.

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    I almost hit the Buy It Now, but luckily I noticed the shipping was $2.49 ... waaaayyyyyyy too much
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    I think I'll buy them and give them as a gift.

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    Apparently his first set of these went for $160 (and that was in auction format!)

    http://cgi.ebay.com/5-G-F-FOSTERS-BL...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Maybe they're made of polar bear blubber........
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimBow View Post
    Maybe they're made of polar bear blubber........
    I bet blubber would make a superb lubricant for a shaving soap

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottydoint View Post
    I bet blubber would make a superb lubricant for a shaving soap
    Hmmm, I wonder if Proraso is making a Blue Tube utilizing polar bear or whale blubber.........
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    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!
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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VR6ofpain View Post
    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-BL...3A1|240%3A1318
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bunchoffives View Post
    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!"

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    Aww, c'mon, they're BLUE . . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Paulsen View Post
    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 . . . .
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    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.

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    Look at his fatboy

    http://cgi.ebay.com/195-GILLETTE-1-9...QQcmdZViewItem

    He declined my offer of $30

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokermon919 View Post
    Look at his fatboy

    http://cgi.ebay.com/195-GILLETTE-1-9...QQcmdZViewItem

    He declined my offer of $30
    You're kidding

    It's $uper Rare! Of course it's worth a grand!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClubmanRob View Post
    You're kidding

    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.
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