#1
asking $6,000 and couldn't be bothered to clean off the soap Smile

https://www.ebay.com/itm/284466752992

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#2

Member
Midwest
Optimism....


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Something wild is loose
#3
(This post was last modified: 09-27-2021, 04:31 PM by Moriarty.)
When all is said and done, this - like any razor - is really just a metal holder for razor blades. Perhaps for some people it does the job slightly better than a different blade holder (but surely not $5,500 better). It is definitely not art - it is a razor. Is it so rare, irreplaceable, and important as a museum piece that it is worth such a premium to collectors? I think it is more likely that 50 years from now nobody will have heard of Raw Shaving or have the remotest interest in this company or any other short-lived, small volume razor manufacturer, so I don’t think this has much value as a collectable.

But, who knows, maybe somebody in China will buy this as a gift for a business associate who would truly value it. The price is trivial if it helps to secure a business relationship. But only if another one cannot be found for less than $6,000.

I’m giving this more attention than it deserves. There are just some strange people who will let an item sit forever at a crazy price just in case someone buys it.

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#4
I can assume that many people, like me, would be ashamed of both giving and receiving as a gift, a highly scratched object with remnants of dirt made recently.

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Forgive my English.

Respectfully, Sergey.
#5
(09-27-2021, 04:30 PM)Moriarty Wrote: When all is said and done, this - like any razor - is really just a metal holder for razor blades. Perhaps for some people it does the job slightly better than a different blade holder (but surely not $5,500 better). It is definitely not art - it is a razor. Is it so rare, irreplaceable, and important as a museum piece that it is worth such a premium to collectors? I think it is more likely that 50 years from now nobody will have heard of Raw Shaving or have the remotest interest in this company or any other short-lived, small volume razor manufacturer, so I don’t think this has much value as a collectable.

But, who knows, maybe somebody in China will buy this as a gift for a business associate who would truly value it. The price is trivial if it helps to secure a business relationship. But only if another one cannot be found for less than $6,000.

I’m giving this more attention than it deserves. There are just some strange people who will let an item sit forever at a crazy price just in case someone buys it.
Your opening sentence took my breath away. You couldn't of said it any better.
Bravo

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#6
There was (maybe still is) a primitive bench strop made out of a tree branch and a piece of leather belt that was listed or $300-400 for YEARS on ebay. Pretty much anyone here would throw that thing on the burn pile without a second thought. But they were sure it was something valuable.

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#7
C'mon guys, it comes with BOTH baseplates AND free shipping.  Happy2

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#8
$6000? Nah...

https://youtu.be/_dGh7p1tZmk

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#9

Member
Midwest
(09-27-2021, 06:42 PM)gvw755 Wrote: C'mon guys, it comes with BOTH baseplates AND free shipping.  Happy2

Totally worth it.  Provided you were shipping to Mars.  By same-day FedEx.   Big Grin

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Something wild is loose
#10

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New Brunswick, Canada
(09-27-2021, 06:42 PM)gvw755 Wrote: C'mon guys, it comes with BOTH baseplates AND free shipping.  Happy2
Well, not entirely true.
Quote:Shipping: $150.00 UPS Worldwide Express
International shipment of items may be subject to customs processing and additional charges.
It must be much heavier than it looks.

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