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drP
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Post by drP » Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:48 am

Andy,

Have you been on a trip to Mars or something the last year :shock:
Peter

Rob

Post by Rob » Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:49 am

Gweezemeister wrote:I may have missed something as I didn't go through that list in any exhaustive way but what DE razor is pictured here?

It looks quite beautiful and certainly caught my attention.
Andy
It's a Wilkinson Sword Sticky razor.

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Post by Gweezemeister » Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:20 am

Thanks Rob. Your response was truly quick and much appreciated.

You too Doc -- you were pretty quick with your comment too.

Regards,
Andy

Rob

Post by Rob » Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:19 pm

Added 23 companies.

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Post by Crag » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:49 pm

Great list, but I have a question....

How exactly should I word my letter requesting samples? I guess what I'm asking for is a "sample" sample letter.... :D

Thank you,

Matt

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Post by wenestvedt » Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:10 pm

First, Rob, that's an amazing list. Well done! Would it be useful to indicate whether a given company refuses to send out samples, or whether they charge for them?

And Matt, I usually just write a few lines saying that I have heard positive things about their products and I am writing to see if they would be so kind as to send me a sample so I can see whether or not it agrees with my skin. (Some things don't, and the only sure way to find out is The Hard Way.)

In the past I have asked for specific things, and usually gotten them -- but I am always polite, to the point, not greedy, and grateful. Don't forget to include your mailing address! And a little sucking up doesn't hurt, either. :7)

It couldn't hurt to follow up your request with a review on the site, too -- regardless of whether it's a small vendor (like Em's Place) or a Big T, they deserve something in return for the expense & effort.

- Will

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Post by Rob » Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:43 am

Thanks, Will. It was a lot of work and it is by no means finished. I have more than 100 other companies I need to research and post. I just need the time to do it! ;)

Sure, I can add to an entry whether they charge for samples or not. Off hand I only know of Geo F Trumper that charges for samples. I'll update them now. Some of the companies I wrote to refuse to send samples, but if they have a brick & mortar store they always say to get samples there.

I, too, ask for specific products when writing companies. Usually they fulfill my request or even add more. I've had good luck thus far.

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Post by texasPI » Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:51 am

Crag wrote:Great list, but I have a question....

How exactly should I word my letter requesting samples? I guess what I'm asking for is a "sample" sample letter.... :D

Thank you,

Matt
Pretty much what Will said. When I request samples I just say that I've heard great things about them blah blah blah. Then I ask for specific items and offer to pay the postage. Back when I requested samples from GFT they were not charging postage for them.
Erik

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love like you've never been hurt,
and dance like no one is watching."
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Post by Rob » Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:05 pm

Added 10 companies.

Tryphon

Post by Tryphon » Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:34 am

Rob_TN wrote:Added 15 companies.
Also:
Barbieria Italiana

at

http://www.razorandbrush.com/indexbarbieria.html

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Post by philip_libra » Wed May 02, 2007 3:59 am

As a supplier of Truefitt & Hill products in Australia I provide free samples of cologne and shaving creams with every purchase.

Simplicity Direct, Sydney, NSW Australia

www.truefittandhill.com.au or www.simplicitydirect.com.au

Ship worldwide. Also see the T & H Super Sale post in the Shopping Forum. I welcome any enquiries on prices and shipping and aim to be competative for anyone making online purchases.

Message me, or email direct to info@simplicitydirect.com.au

Thanks,
Philip

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Post by NiksaNovovic » Sat May 19, 2007 6:44 pm

Thanks Rob! I truly appreciate the opportunity to experience all of these wonderful products at little or no cost. The sheer logistics of the project are almost mind boggling. Thank you for this great resource. =D>

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Post by NiksaNovovic » Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:52 pm

As of this day I have received two sample packs, one form Floris of London which was completely free of charge might I add, as well as one from Geo. F. Trumper's that cost me a mere $6 for shipping. Sadly I haven't had an opportunity to use any of them but I will post my impressions as soon as I do! :D Thanks again Rob for a great resource!

Warmest regards, Niksa

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Post by soapbuddy » Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:52 pm

Thank you for adding me to your list. :)

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Post by Gatorade » Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:54 pm

Hey Rob. I just want to say thanks again for you constant maintance of this list. I have seen quite a few posts with noobs that have great sample kits they probably got from your addresses.
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Post by DoughDave » Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:03 pm

As someone who is using regular Gillette razors and cream, I'm really excited to try new and better creams. Gonna write a few emails today.
Thanks.

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Post by soapbuddy » Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:01 pm

I provide free samples with purchase as well.

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Post by DoughDave » Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:09 pm

I just got samples from Floris today.
They sent me
4 cologne samples (No85, Santal, Elite & Vetiver)
3 shaving creams (JF, Elite, Santal)
3 aftershave balms (JF, Elite, Santal)
1 Skin Balm
1 Body Wash
1 Catalog

The creams, aftershaves and colognes smell awesome, but I didnt like the body wash or skin balm at all.

I may have to buy that Santal or No85 when I get the money.

Very cool company to send me all that stuff.

Also got stuff from Ems Place and Jack Black. The Jack Black stuff (at least the lotion) smells really good.

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Post by DoughDave » Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:31 am

T&H sent me stuff as well. Shaving stuff and 7 different colognes, my favs being the freshman and 1805. Man these samples gonna make me spend all my money on nice colognes and creams lol

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Post by rdb4198 » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:17 am

Hey Rob,

Thanks for the amazing list! It's already provided me with a ton of stuff from T&H. However, I got this email when I arrived to work this morning from Taylors:

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail.

Although we have provided some samples in the past, these were individually made by hand, as we do not hold sample-size stocks of our products.

We regret that due to excessive demand for samples, and the time consuming nature of this process, we unfortunately at the present time can no longer provide samples.

Kindest Regards,
Barry Klein

Taylor of Old Bond Street

www.tayloroldbondst.co.uk


Just figiured I'd let you know so maybe this can be reflected in your list. But again, thanks a ton for the list!
Rob

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