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    Default A Note on Bidding at Auctions

    I have said this many times over the years, but it needs repeating.

    USE YOUR EYES!

    There are a number of online auction sites that have been, and are, and will, auction off lots of our favorite articles of manliness.

    Yet time and again, I have zoomed in on a picture, said, "Jeeze, thats a crack running right through it!" and watched as the auction shot up into the hundreds of dollars. On Ebay, you MIGHT have a prayer if they offer a return policy, but any other auction site you are simply out of luck.

    Despite the claims of the auctioneers, they are NEVER actual "experts" on razors, and while they will not (usually) actively obscure or alter a photo , they are just NOT obligated to look for, or announce, any damages on the goods.

    Finishes that look so shiny, show themselves to be wire brushed on close examination.

    and as another point in this "Chaps My Ass" post...
    Nothing pisses me off quite as much as losing a bid on an estate auction, only to see the same razor show up in the auctioneers Personal auction.
    Makes me want to never attend an auction by that place again.

    In short, USE YOUR ZOOM.... DO YOUR HOMEWORK, SET YOUR LIMITS!

    oh, and
    eat more fiber

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    I know what you mean. Many times I have noticed a crack radiating from a chip and notified the seller. Most thank me and change listing. There are a few that say thanks and never mention it. Even when I explain a buyer could complain and leave a bad feedback they don't care.
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    I’m with you. All very valid points, even the fibre. Our microbiome depends on it and we depend on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    I’m with you. All very valid points, even the fibre. Our microbiome depends on it and we depend on it.
    Wots a microbiome?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    Wots a microbiome?
    It’s all of the microbial and bacteria that lives in our digestive tract. Fun fact, there are more cells in your body that do not contain you DNA than those that do!
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    Some of that stuff needs to go!
    Metamucil!
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    Yup.
    We should not hi jack this decent thread though.
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    Yep, caveat emptor
    As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. PR 27:17

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    Another point is on the selling side. I like to put in my listings (when I think of it) "bidders must have 10 positive feedback points or the sale will not happen".
    I've had to relist items because someone new had no clue as to what he was doing. Refused to pay. I say let them learn on someone else's listing. Now, I don't know if this is correct or if you can refuse to sell. But it helped me before. If someone is serious and is new they will contact me and ask to bid.
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    One of the (oh so many) other things that bother me, is when they sell a "lot" of razors, and toss a single "Chopper" into the mix. The chopper will have a crack in it, while I want the sweet 6/8 shoulderless (one of my fav styles) so the lot price will skyrocket out of reach due to some fools fighting for a wind chime
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