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    In my opinion MdC is the best soap on the market. It is rather expensive and there is a shipping cost to be reckoned, that said it lasts forever if you properly load your brush. My tub of vetver is half used after 3 years. To me that spreads my use over a considerable period of time. I recommend MdC without any hesitation.
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    Considering a puck of T&H sandalwood is £15 without the bowl, 5 for £1.50 and still be in profit is incredible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markbignosekelly View Post
    Considering a puck of T&H sandalwood is £15 without the bowl, 5 for £1.50 and still be in profit is incredible.
    I'd like to know where can I buy that soap. As it stands right now that could be some liquidation sale price for all we know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    I'd like to know where can I buy that soap. As it stands right now that could be some liquidation sale price for all we know.
    Yes without further info its just speculation.

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    Maybe some underpaid worker misplaced the decimal point on the price?



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    Quote Originally Posted by markbignosekelly View Post
    Yes without further info its just speculation.
    Given the history of dislike for MdC that the OP has shown over the years, it is a troll post until proven otherwise.
    Show me a store that sells that soap at that price all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    Given the history of dislike for MdC that the OP has shown over the years, it is a troll post until proven otherwise.
    Stefan, it may have slipped your attention, but I never mentioned MdC. Somebody else did. But it is nice to know that people with dissenting views are "trolls" to a moderator here. Classy, Stefan.
    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    Show me a store that sells that soap at that price all the time.
    Or else what? But just for the record, it's Scottish Fine Soaps's outlet in Falkirk, Scotland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinK View Post
    Stefan, it may have slipped your attention, but I never mentioned MdC. Somebody else did. But it is nice to know that people with dissenting views are "trolls" to a moderator here. Classy, Stefan.

    Or else what? But just for the record, it's Scottish Fine Soaps's outlet in Falkirk, Scotland.
    I’m not a big fan of MDC myself Robin but then again no one asked me (or you) for an opinion on MDC. So to give an unsolicited opinion on a subjective topic which is known to evoke a strong emotional response IS the very definition of trolling.

    To state your opinion in a way that will not offend everyone that disagrees with you is class and takes some time, humility and effort (for me anyways).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel View Post
    Iím not a big fan of MDC myself Robin but then again no one asked me (or you) for an opinion on MDC..
    Oh, really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel View Post
    So to give an unsolicited opinion on a subjective topic which is known to evoke a strong emotional response IS the very definition of trolling.
    Actually, it isn't. But, yes, there was an emotional knee jerk reaction from unsuspecting readers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steel View Post
    To state your opinion in a way that will not offend everyone that disagrees with you is class and takes some time, humility and effort (for me anyways).
    True. I found mainaman's response a bit over the top, too. But as I said, all is forgiven.

    Back on topic, though, I find it interesting that no-one seems to be able to focus on the actual issue at hand, ie the difference in price between OEM and "brand" product. And do not get me wrong, these are first in tier products. Just imagine what the markup on made-from-Chinese-import-base-products stuff might be. PAA, anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel View Post
    I was thinking something similar. I donít use MDC but if you do, IMO, you donít have to justify it at all. You like it and thatís that.

    What is the purpose of this thread Robin? Are you displaying a deal that you got or is there a way for everyone to get this soap at this price? Maybe itís that if you wait and look long and hard that you donít have to pay such high prices?
    The point Robin was making is that someone is probably making a profit selling these quality soaps at a low price while we habitually pay high prices for soaps that are not necessarily any better. We willingly pay these prices largely because of brand names that we associate with quality. For myself, I am perfectly happy using the various Proraso products, MWF and an Australian pharmacy brand that sells for a few dollars. I've tried a few high end products and have found that they aren't that much better (or better at all) than my regulars.

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