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by slackskin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: A Tip of the Hat to Amazon
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: A Tip of the Hat to Amazon

Thanks for the reply, John. I had the same experience as you, and they called back promptly. I must be old school, would rather call than use electronics.
by slackskin
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: A Tip of the Hat to Amazon
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: A Tip of the Hat to Amazon

We recently ordered a wart removal freeze-off kit. It arrived with missing pieces. I was able to get an agent online who took care of the problem immediately. So I can vote for great customer service this time. Question to the OP - I could not find a phone number. Would you care to share it? Thank y...
by slackskin
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TSA question re shaving gear
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

Murray - With regard to carry-on items, my experience is that TSA agents sometimes do what their own website says -- and other times they don't. The travelling public has no power and no recourse to such capricious and inconsistent acts other than to complain (at a later time). Example: there was a ...
by slackskin
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Taking a break from really sharp blades
Replies: 16
Views: 1123

Re: Taking a break from really sharp blades

I have been using the sharper blades but recently decided to re-try Derby blades. My first experience with them was decidedly blah -- but my technique has improved since then. I was pleasantly surprised. Am now using a regular Derby in a black handle super speed. Extremely smooth and comfortable, bu...
by slackskin
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Harris soap reformulation
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: Harris soap reformulation

Be still my heart! Blood pressure needs to revert to normal.

I feared that Gary was going to announce that DRH reformulated for the worse, even (shudder the thought) removing tallow. That would be absolutely terrible.

Glad to see I was wrong. Whew!! :D
by slackskin
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)
Replies: 17
Views: 2475

Re: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)

Interesting. Maybe it's the water quality/ hardness. In my case, completely dry brushes yield complety awful results. A short soak yields better results. A longer soak of about 5 minutes (Simson Duke in best badger) thoroughly shaken out does best of all.
by slackskin
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Package incoming from Pakistan
Replies: 18
Views: 599

Re: Package incoming from Pakistan

The seller refused to ship to HI. That's the problem as I understand it. This was something simple like an inexpensive little dress or something a 2 year old would wear. That's what moms and grandmothers do, they shop on the internet and buy this and that for the kids. :D Gary - Isn't the whole rea...
by slackskin
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Package incoming from Pakistan
Replies: 18
Views: 599

Re: Package incoming from Pakistan

I am officially confused. Gary lives in the United States. His daughter lives in the United States. The seller will ship to one part of the united Stated but not to another part of the United States. It is 7627 miles from Islamabad to Oklahoma City plus another 3742 miles from Oklahoma City to Honol...
by slackskin
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Package incoming from Pakistan
Replies: 18
Views: 599

Re: Package incoming from Pakistan

Agreed. Be VERY wary. If the message includes an alleged Fedex tracking number, do NOT click on it. Instead, I suggest the following procedure. Write down the alleged tracking number Go the the fedex website by YOURSELF , and type in he alleged tracking number by YOURSELF. If no info is located, it ...
by slackskin
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Occam's Razor
Replies: 22
Views: 976

Re: Occam's Razor

Here's something similar at Connaught Shaving that takes standard Injector blades: https://connaughtshaving.com/supply.html - Murray The same razor Murray has mentioned is available to US buyers much more economically (and likely faster) at the OEM's website https://getsupply.com/products/the-singl...
by slackskin
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ear Wax - A Novella
Replies: 49
Views: 11998

Re: Ear Wax - A Novella

I don't mean to hijack this thread but the information is valuable to US military veterans and should be publicized. The VA has changed its position on hearing aids. Nowadays the VA will give you a super-complete hearing test and (if needed) top-of-the-line heading aids from the top manufacturers FO...
by slackskin
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: 'Website not secure' notification
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: 'Website not secure' notification

There is a free ssl certification available from the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) via letsencrypt.org . You need root access to the web server to install it, but I have been using it for a couple years without incident. To redirect all traffic to https, you add a 301 redirect to the Apache o...
by slackskin
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prep Revolution
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Prep Revolution

What's important is that it worked for you. The only ones who are entitled to respond to your information would be someone who's actually experienced it and formed their own opinion. :D Any information you can share regarding the brand and store? I hope I'm not violating any SMF rules by mentioning...
by slackskin
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prep Revolution
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Prep Revolution

I tried a new prep alternative about which I recently read (can't remember where). Step1 - apply electric razor pre-shave lotion. Whiskers stand up straight rather than being limp from warm water. Step 2 - lather up and shave with cold water. Simple. Fast. Cheaper than many other alternatives. Resul...
by slackskin
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New blade bad shave
Replies: 24
Views: 987

Re: New blade bad shave

Hello Robert I have never used a straight (old guy, shaky hands some days) but from what I have read, your razor may not indeed be shave ready even though you have been told so. Dr Moss (see above comment) is right on the money. He is a guru on this subject, well worth listening to. May I suggest go...
by slackskin
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: gillette rubie's
Replies: 9
Views: 1197

Re: gillette rubie's

I believe they carry 113 brands!
by slackskin
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Ask and ye shall receive - RAZORS. And BLADES
Replies: 31
Views: 3404

Re: Ask and ye shall receive - RAZORS. And BLADES

Hi Paul

I'm looking for a Super Speed to have up at our cabin, so I don't have to take kit up and back all the time.
Back in June you mentioned a W1 without the case. Do you still have?
Thanks
Slackskin
by slackskin
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Has anyone tried the Gillette 3?
Replies: 15
Views: 1110

Re: Has anyone tried the Gillette 3?

To return to Paul's original question, I have tried the Gillette 3 and I like it. To me, the 5 and Fusion seem too big to get the job done. The 3 is just plain and simple and effective. I would prefer a DE shave, but the Gillette 3 (to me) is a good choice for travel or when in a hurry or when parti...
by slackskin
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What does DR Harris Arlington smell like?
Replies: 17
Views: 5416

Re: What does DR Harris Arlington smell like?

Then again, we must remember that Wendell IS an anglophile. :D
by slackskin
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB Merkur 34C heavy duty
Replies: 1
Views: 676

WTB Merkur 34C heavy duty

I am seeking a 34C. Please PM me if interested. Thank you.