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    hi all, I was looking at a Vintage fatboy for $60 buck the other day. Looks Great. Is this to much to pay?

    Thanks for looking,
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    Only you and your wallet can make that decision, personally, I would pass.

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    I would say it depends on the condition, did they clean it up, polish it, sanitize it? Saving you the job of doing it yourself. Do the doors open and close, blade adjustment work. Does it come with the case.......I believe there is one on Etsy for a little more and with a case.
    I would say most of the ones that I've seen that look decent online are going for that. If it's replated they cost even more.
    ReardenSteel is right though only you can decide. I think you're getting real close to the cost of a New Merkur progress adjustable...
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    It's really up to you.

    They're nice razors, but I've always found myself passing the Fatboy over for some other razor, as it just isn't a remarkable shaver (to me). It's a personal choice, however.

    They tend to sell in the $50-100 range if they're in decent shape....depending on the completeness of the set, and the overall condition. Of course, some people bid atrocious amounts for them, but those are not the norm.

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    Values are not discussed on this forum.
    I'm new to straight razor shaving (3 months or so). I've been lurking on SRP for over a year now and gradually collecting blades off EBay that are in need of varying degrees of restoration.
    The explanation that I have seen given to other members asking about values is that prices are not discussed because value is relative. If its a blade you really love and want, it's worth whatever you are willing to pay.
    If you are a newcomer, my advice is check the classified section here and buy a "shave ready" razor from a member that has restored a razor or buy a new razor from one of the vendors associated with this forum.
    I have purchased razors for as little as $10 to as much as $300.
    The idea of getting a "deal" on EBay is not as simple as buying a used Dovo for $60 or a new one for $160.
    I am a hobbiest. I enjoy the work it takes to restore something, a house, furniture, car, motorcycle... whatever. But not everyone is wired like me (God, I hope not).
    I have an obscene collection of tools and supplies and I will probably spend a couple thousand on tools and supplies just for razors before its all said and done.
    Aside from shaving their is a whole world involved with restoring, and weather you only spend $20 or $2000 on these tools and supplies their is still the matter of the time and skill it takes to properly restore a razor. After all of these expenses and a dollar figure is attached to your time the cost of restoring a razor, even if you only paid yourself $10 an hour and used nothing but sandpaper and polish, 10 hours is going to happen really quick and that will be just getting started on a razor. I could keep going and going, the point I am trying to make is that when you take everything into consideration the prices that restorers are willing to sell a razor for or restore your razor for is a steal. They must all love what they do because they aren't making much money for their time and expertise.
    If you have restoring in your blood then jump in, you've found a great hobby and a wonderful group of guys with hundreds of years of combined wisdom to help mentor you.
    If you want a great deal on a great shaving razor, buy one from the classifieds here or buy a new one from the vendors.
    If you want one from EBay. Do a search here for "EBay buying tips" read it then read it again before making a purchase. Then send it to one of the experts to be restored or just honed. Then be thankful for the price it costs to have the razor made "Shave ready" because no matter what the bill, it is a bargain compared to what it will cost for you to do it yourself.
    May your next shave be your best shave!

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    Whether you're looking on eBay, or elsewhere, a good way to judge prices is by using eBay's "Advanced Search" facility, and limiting it to "Completed Items". There, according to the keyword(s) present, you'll find out which items sold (and which didn't), and for how much.

    The decision-making is still wholly yours, but nothing beats an informed decision.

    My advice? Don't spend money you don't have, or can't afford to spend. If it ain't in your bank account, don't use "credit". And don't buy what you don't need.
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    Thanks guy's I hear ya. I just went for it on Ebay.
    Vintage Fatboy Adjustable Razor in The Case I Have 2 on eBay at This Time | eBay

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    Looks like a pretty good deal. I hope you like it and enjoy using it.

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