Rasage Poulin Going out of Business?

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Rasage Poulin Going out of Business?

Post by brothers » Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:13 pm

He's got everything marked down, and many items are sold out. There is an announcement posted that the business is closing, and inviting interested parties to contact him if they want to buy the business.
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Post by Aztecface » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:27 pm

Gary, I can't see any info about this on the website.
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Post by ATLpr8head » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:41 pm

Sad to hear. Great service in the past. Of course I stocked up with the dollar was much stronger and the deals were amazing. 15% of store wide isn't too bad though. Unfortunately everything that I would buy is out of stock. Probably a good thing though:) So sad if they are going out of business but last I heard he had some personal issues that he was trying to clear up.
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Post by brothers » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:29 pm

Aztecface wrote:Gary, I can't see any info about this on the website.
The notice has evidently been removed from the Rasage Poulin website. It was there at the time I posted the above. That's all I can say.
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Post by jww » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:59 pm

The site was shut entirely around the end of August to around mid-September with no details. Now it's back up. Hmmmm. But - I do note the cut in prices, and many out-of-stock notes. Agreed too bad -- I always got excellent service from him.

For an alternate Canadian source, Fendrihan.com are also equally good to deal with.
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Post by xXClockwork » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:17 pm

Ugh. I just spent like 20 minutes adding awesome deals to my cart, only to notice it says they no longer ship to the U.S. haha.
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Post by brothers » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:12 pm

xXClockwork wrote:Ugh. I just spent like 20 minutes adding awesome deals to my cart, only to notice it says they no longer ship to the U.S. haha.
What sense does that make, I wonder. I had a great list going yesterday, but didn't get as far as getting ready to buy. I was going to do that today, but evidently now I'm not. I regret seeing anyone closing their business.
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Post by Nitrox » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:52 pm

It's tough when sellers of fine shaving items have to close, we have less choice then. :(
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Post by changabang » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:25 am

brothers wrote:
xXClockwork wrote:Ugh. I just spent like 20 minutes adding awesome deals to my cart, only to notice it says they no longer ship to the U.S. haha.
What sense does that make, I wonder. I had a great list going yesterday, but didn't get as far as getting ready to buy. I was going to do that today, but evidently now I'm not. I regret seeing anyone closing their business.
I read on another board, and it may not have been a shaving forum, an extremely negative report from somebody in the states who had ordered from him and was of the opinion he was getting stiffed by the merchant, who in turn blamed the Canadian postal service. Maybe he decided it just wasn't worth shipping to the US any more.
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Post by RazorRamone » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:34 pm

I have ordered from Scott on several occasions and enjoyed outstanding service. I have no idea if/why he may be closing.

On a personal note, I once looked into a niche online shaving business. Being in Canada, our postal service rates would have placed a huge disadvantage on a business completely dependent upon shipping.

I can order from nearly anywhere in CONUS and get shipping to my front doorstep for less money than *nearby* Canadian online vendors.

This is likely why we have few online shaving sources in the Republik of Canada.

Thanks again Canada Post.

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Post by jtpca » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:58 am

His Facebook page indicated a health concern in August - I hope all is well.
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