#1

Posting Freak
I want to give a shout out to Justin, aka Bufflehead Soap.  In addition to making an awesome shaving soap, he is a decent human being.  

A few weeks back there was a thread on DFS discussing artificial scarcity - interesting thread that periodically veered close to being closed.  I think it eventually was closed by the Mods.  In any case, The topic of Bufflehead and how hard to get it is naturally came up as well as how releases sold out in seconds and then product would show up for re-sale at significant mark up.   Artisan get retail but scalper gets windfall...not fair.  

As a result of this discussion Justin posted that he would ensure that anybody who wanted one of his soaps could have one for $100.  $30 for the soap and $70 for charity.  Zero for scalpers.  I thought this was a brilliant idea so I contacted Justin to take him up on his offer.  

Today I received a tub of Bufflehead Velvet Ditch which is his latest release and I also received confirmation from Justin that he had made a donation of $70 to the Alive Hospice in Nashville which is a palliative care hospice that provides compassionate care and comfort to terminally ill patients in the final stages of their lives.  A truly worth cause.  

Thank you Justin

Mark

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#2
Nice gesture and Tempting !! I normally use creams, however ........

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#3
Now THAT is awesome.

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#4

Vintage Razor Fan
Southwestern NY
Congrats on the new soap Marko  and making a donation!

Good show, j-mt!

I've always thought it was unfair for people to give Justin a hard time for Bufflehead soaps selling out so quickly.  It would take very little research to find out that Justin makes his soaps for the love of the hobby, not to make money.  Justin is a busy family man who works for a living.

I also kick myself for not buying Bufflehead shaving soaps before they got so "hot."  But, that was before I started "collecting" shaving soap.  Wink

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-Rob
#5

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
very cool. kudos to j-mt!

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#6
A worthy charity for sure.

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#7

Posting Freak
Canada
Happy

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Celestino
Love, Laughter & Shaving  Heart
#8

Member
Nashville
Thanks for being a part of it. Hospice is near and dear to my heart. And with Bufflehead being so personal to me, it only made sense that any charitable donations that come through this channel should be as well.

The truth of the matter is that there may never be enough Bufflehead to go around. With my erratic production schedule and low capacity, I'm afraid there's really no solution that works for everyone.

That said, this offer will always stand. If you're willing to participate, I will make sure you get a soap with any fragrance from my catalog (current or not) and a $70 donation (with proof) will be made in your honor (the remainder goes to soap, shipping, and processing fees).

If you have questions about this or anything else related to Bufflehead, please ask. I've got nothing to hide. And if you know of a way for me to use Bufflehead to make a difference, I'd love to hear it.

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#9
@j-mt, Sounds like a great way to get myself a velvet ditch and give back a little at the same time. Count me in. Please PM what I need to do to make it happen.

Thanks,
David

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_David
#10
(08-09-2017, 03:15 PM)j-mt Wrote: Thanks for being a part of it. Hospice is near and dear to my heart. And with Bufflehead being so personal to me, it only made sense that any charitable donations that come through this channel should be as well.

The truth of the matter is that there may never be enough Bufflehead to go around. With my erratic production schedule and low capacity, I'm afraid there's really no solution that works for everyone.

That said, this offer will always stand. If you're willing to participate, I will make sure you get a soap with any fragrance from my catalog (current or not) and a $70 donation (with proof) will be made in your honor (the remainder goes to soap, shipping, and processing fees).

If you have questions about this or anything else related to Bufflehead, please ask. I've got nothing to hide. And if you know of a way for me to use Bufflehead to make a difference, I'd love to hear it.

this is a GREAT compromise.

Truly eliminating scalping potential and supporting worthy causes!

Thanks for doing this.

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