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2018 Shave Purchase Sabbatical , Snoopy versus The Red Baron

Inspired by the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Shave Purchase Sabbaticals and all those who were successful, those who are still toughing it out, those who signed up, and those who fell to temptation, we -@rockviper, @kevdogg329, and @KQY61- present to you, the Badger and Blade 2018 Shave Purchase Sabbatical Gentlemanly Restraint thread.


This year's theme is........

Snoopy -versus- The Red Baron


When all is said and done,
and the dust clears,

Will you be an Ace

or just another victim of the Red Baron?


The sabbatical is open to all ascetics, gluttons, minimizers, denizens of the doghouse, hecklers, reformed treewhalers, Darth Lords, trolls, and folks with nothing better to do. We're all about cheap thrills in the sabbatical. Cure your ADs, prime your 3017 campaign, learn your current setup, enjoy what you've got, protect your paychecks: we walk many paths on the same road.

New to restraint? The ground rules are simple: You don't purchase shaving related goods for a calendar year (12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 525,600 minutes). We start when 2017 becomes 2018, and we end when 2018 becomes 2019.

The fine print on the grey areas: Functional maintenance, such as straight razor honing, does not count as a purchased good. Since we're all gentlemen here, we leave it up to you to decide if PIF purchases for others count as purchases.

If a shaving item breaks in restraint and you have no backup handy, one replacement may be purchased as a exception (example if the knot comes out of your brush when traveling, a cheap brush or superglue to fix broken brush is deemed acceptable in the 2018 restraint).

Gifts you receive are also dicey. Because these and other fuzzy areas may pop up, let's agree to be gentlemanly in our appraisal of still in or knocked out. In other words, you're in until you say "I'm out" and you're out if you spent money! If you buy something, announce what you bought so we can get our vicarious thrills at your expense and strike you from the list.

The Rules
  1. Start and end time are based on your local time zone.
  2. Gentlemanly Restraint is restricted to shaving items only, though you can avoid other purchases as well.
  3. No purchases are allowed during the restraint period. NONE. No purchases even if you get a gift card to WCS, ebay, Amazon, etc. If you need something you may trade for it; that's why you are a part of a community that can help you out. This also means that you have enough stuff to see out about 12 months of shaving
    To clarify, not buying anything means not spending money (or redeeming gift cards) on shaving goods, period. This includes blade, cream, soap, brush, scuttle, Bic Comfort Twins, aftershave, stone, strop, lapping film, water heater, and on and on. You get the idea. You spent money on it? You haven't shown restraint.*
  4. Trades will be limited to two trades a month with non Sabbatical entrants (not counting B&B passaround boxes), unlimited with those still in the Sabbatical, as shipping does add up.
  5. If you have to ask for clarification, you probably should not be doing it.


Group exceptions:
ALL Badger and Blade branded items including B&B Group Buys
Sue Moore Memorial Auction items
Badger and Blade contributor badge
January 1-7, 2018 restock window for successful year-long 2017 sabbaticalians (2017GRUCers can restock 12/24-12/31/2017. Those in the December Restraint get Jan 1-3 to restock providing they complete the December restraint successfully.

*Oscar Wilde Clause ("Everything in moderation, including moderation"): If you elect to do so, you may state one specific personal exception when you sign up.


What say you? Are you in?!
:euro::euro:



**Note: This will move to Clubs & Brotherhoods in early January, as signups will have finishe
 
I'll start it off for next year. Let's get the party started!!!! Simply copy and paste the current list and add your name to the bottom. Please state you ONE exception

2018 Shave Purchase Sabbatical Gentlemanly Restraint participants

1. Azwetshaver-- undecided on exception, thinking of going cold turkey "no exception"
 
2018 Shave Purchase Sabbatical Gentlemanly Restraint participants
1. Azwetshaver-- undecided on exception, thinking of going cold turkey "no exception"
2. draconicsonic — exception for gifts received
 
I think I need to give this a try. I am up to over 25 soaps/creams and round 10 razors but hey I only have 3 brushes with the one that just came. I am doing this in order to curb my interest in different soaps.


2018 Shave Purchase Sabbatical Gentlemanly Restraint participants
1. Azwetshaver-- undecided on exception, thinking of going cold turkey "no exception"
2. draconicsonic — exception for gifts received
3. skibik - at this point I think for me there are no exceptions
 
2018 Shave Purchase Sabbatical Gentlemanly Restraint participants
1. Azwetshaver-- undecided on exception, thinking of going cold turkey "no exception"
2. draconicsonic — exception for gifts received
3. skibik - at this point I think for me there are no exceptions
4 kevdogg329 - blades

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Also @azwetshaver I am available for assisting from time to time. If you are ok with a Darth Lord and my antiquated ways

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I actually prefer it, and any other members who want to help. I just wanted to start the thread to get names going and give everyone an opportunity for restocking.

I did not want to take the lead as I will be taking a different approach this year. I am going to take a step back from the forums as that's what lead to my failing in the past few years. Of course I will check in but not as much as I currently do.
 
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2018 Shave Purchase Sabbatical Gentlemanly Restraint participants
1. Azwetshaver-- undecided on exception, thinking of going cold turkey "no exception"
2. draconicsonic — exception for gifts received
3. skibik - at this point I think for me there are no exceptions
4 kevdogg329 - blades
5 Misunderstood-undecided on exception, thinking of going cold turkey "no exception"
 

martym

Unacceptably Lasering Chicken Giblets?
2018 Shave Purchase Sabbatical Gentlemanly Restraint participants
1. Azwetshaver-- undecided on exception, thinking of going cold turkey "no exception"
2. draconicsonic — exception for gifts received
3. skibik - at this point I think for me there are no exceptions
4 kevdogg329 - blades
5 Misunderstood-undecided on exception, thinking of going cold turkey "no exception"
6 martym-no exception
 
LOTH here is encouraging me to participate!

I am definitely in for razors and brushes, will think about whether I might be tough enough for all in.

:a15::a15::a15:
 
I’m in. I’m ending the year with more soap than I started with.

2018 Shave Purchase Sabbatical Gentlemanly Restraint participants
1. Azwetshaver-- undecided on exception, thinking of going cold turkey "no exception"
2. draconicsonic — exception for gifts received
3. skibik - at this point I think for me there are no exceptions
4. kevdogg329 - blades
5. Misunderstood-undecided on exception, thinking of going cold turkey "no exception"
6. martym-no exception
7. bobmsp - undecided on exception
 
When I first read this I thought, "Why in the heck would anyone want to do this???" This seemed like crazy talk. Okay so I have enough stuff to do this not only in 2018 but also 2019, 2020, 2021 and maybe a few more years beyond that, but beyond 2018 we'll have to see. I'm in.

2018 Shave Purchase Sabbatical Gentlemanly Restraint participants
1. Azwetshaver-- undecided on exception, thinking of going cold turkey "no exception"
2. draconicsonic — exception for gifts received
3. skibik - at this point I think for me there are no exceptions
4. kevdogg329 - blades
5. Misunderstood-undecided on exception, thinking of going cold turkey "no exception"
6. martym-no exception
7. bobmsp - undecided on exception
8. AlphaFrank75 - No Exceptions
 
I’m not in. While I have plenty of software as well as brushes and blades, I have two razors on my wish list that have been there for quite some time. One is my birth year/quarter razor, a H3 slim adjustable. And the other is my holy grail razor, a vintage Old Type with a bulldog handle. If I see either of those at a reasonable price, I’m pulling the trigger. Good luck guys (and gals).
 
I failed in my first participation in the 2017 purchase sabbatical after just 4 months, will try to do better in 2018...

2018 Shave Purchase Sabbatical Gentlemanly Restraint participants
1. Azwetshaver-- undecided on exception, thinking of going cold turkey "no exception"
2. draconicsonic — exception for gifts received
3. skibik - at this point I think for me there are no exceptions
4. kevdogg329 - blades
5. Misunderstood-undecided on exception, thinking of going cold turkey "no exception"
6. martym-no exception
7. bobmsp - undecided on exception
8. AlphaFrank75 - No Exceptions
9. ByDoms - No Exceptions
 
Hi,

I am in. My Ace year! Number five in a row. ;)

2018 Shave Purchase Sabbatical Gentlemanly Restraint participants
1. Azwetshaver-- undecided on exception, thinking of going cold turkey "no exception"
2. draconicsonic — exception for gifts received
3. skibik - at this point I think for me there are no exceptions
4. kevdogg329 - blades
5. Misunderstood-undecided on exception, thinking of going cold turkey "no exception"
6. martym-no exception
7. bobmsp - undecided on exception
8. AlphaFrank75 - No Exceptions
9. ByDoms - No Exceptions
10. KQY61 - No Exception

Stan
 
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