Wanted: Gillette Slim Adjustable DE Razor

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Annixter, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. Annixter

    Annixter Practically Family

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    I'm in the market for a Gillette Slim adjustable DE razor in very good to excellent condition. I know there's a plethora of them on eBay, so I thought I'd try and give my money to a fellow Lounger before going that route. I'm not particular on the date code, and I couldn't care less if it has a case--I intend on using it. Let me know if you have one you'd like to sell. Thanks.

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  2. Doomstein

    Doomstein One of the Regulars

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    I actually collect razors and I have a few fatboys. I'll check to see if I have a spare slim hanging around.
     
  3. Annixter

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    Thanks Doomstein. I'd go with a Fatboy too, but the prices they fetch have kept me away. Let me know what you find. Also, I've edited my original post to include very good to excellent condition. I just want something presentable and useable.
     
  4. Doomstein

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    Presentable? So you're going to make me clean out all the 60 year old shaving scum and scabs? That's where the collector value is, man : )

    J/K hehe

    I dug out my razor case and I'll shoot you some pics of what I have tonight.
     
  5. Annixter

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    So long as the finish underneath the grime is good, I don't mind a little polishing and disinfecting.:p

    Much appreciated. I've sent you a pm.
     
  6. Doomstein

    Doomstein One of the Regulars

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    Mine are all clean, some have a tiny bit of brassing thoughif I recall.
     
  7. Doomstein

    Doomstein One of the Regulars

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    Well, your inbox is full, so I'll just post it here, no biggie.

    What I have available that's actually working properly (adjuster functioning at 100%) is a 1960 Gillette Fatboy. I had an extra slim SOMEWHERE, but it's not with the rest of the collection, so who knows. Anyhoo, here's the pics of the Fatboy.

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    I was thinking $30 shipped is a fair price.
     
  8. Picard1138

    Picard1138 One of the Regulars

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    Well if he doesn't want it, I'll take it. Let me know how it goes. PM me if it goes south.
     
  9. Annixter

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    Inbox is cleared. After discussing the above Fatboy with Doomstein (thanks again), I'm still looking for a Slim in very good to excellent condition.
     
  10. ebonysw45

    ebonysw45 One of the Regulars

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    I only use a safety razor now when I travel, otherwise I use straight razors exclusively. I can however recommend a fatboy if you want a safety razor and this is a very fair price.
     
  11. Annixter

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    I too usually use a straight razor. Doomstein's Fatboy, while I agree is a fair price and a good razor, has some brassing. I'm looking for something in very good to excellent condition.
     
  12. ebonysw45

    ebonysw45 One of the Regulars

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    I was thinking more along the lines of someone else looking for a user and or travel razor. If you are not sure about using a straight razor for example, a good safety razor is a good first step. Just don't dial up the fatboy too hard or you might be short a little skin.
     
  13. Doomstein

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    Hehe, yeah I found that out when I used my first Gillette. "Durr, my beard is getting a little long, better dial this thing to 9!"

    This is my current collection, minus one or two I've managed to somehow misplace.

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    I was really into collecting Super-Speeds for a while, as you can see.

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    And here are the adjustables.
     
  14. Razzman

    Razzman One Too Many

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    Very nice collection. Difficult to locate a double edge safety razor these days. I've scoured the local antique shops and flea markets to no avail.
     
  15. Doomstein

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    You know what's funny? They tend to come in bursts. Nothing for months and then I would see them in every antique store in my region. The dealers are crafty though, they know that if there's an adjustable DE they can easily get $20 out of me because there's two other razor collectors in my city who I have to compete against, and I'll buy them out of pure spite.

    There's also a guy in my town who's as berserk about hats as I am, but we're waaaay different when it comes to hat sizes, so we get along just fine.
     
  16. Annixter

    Annixter Practically Family

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    Bump. I'm still looking. There has to be one Gillette adjustable amongst the FL collecting dust ;)
     
  17. Annixter

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    Bump. Still looking.
     

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