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November 2019 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

FoolishMortal

Contributor
This restraint is for November 1-30, 2019. If you're seeing this late, but you've made no purchases in November, feel free to jump in.

Have what you need and use what you have: that is our definition of "Restraint". The idea is to use, learn about and enjoy what you have, restraining yourself from making frivolous purchases. Care to join us?

This monthly restraint is perfect for those who have failed the yearly or quarterly sabbatical and want to curb their ADs. Keep fighting the urges!

There will be roll calls during the restraint. Check-ins, especially with SOTD info and pics, are encouraged and mutual support is appreciated. :)

All are welcome!

Rules:

1.a. If you're not in the October GRUME, stock up now, before 11/1, and rid your system of any ADs in preparation for the month. If you are in the October GRUME, 11/1 is your restock date for any needed product.
1.b. Members should have the necessary supplies to last the duration of the Restraint, but this is a Restraint, not a Sabbatical. If something breaks or runs out and you have no suitable or usable replacement, it can be replaced.
2. No personal shaving purchases after 11/1. Members may purchase shaving related items for others to encourage the hobby/lifestyle (PIF or Gifting). Members are not allowed to request any form of compensation in return. Please use your best judgement. Also, no sampling / testing of those gift items.
3. GIFT cards (including eBay bucks, Amazon gift cards, credit card reward points, etc) cannot be redeemed for shaving items, even if the cards were purchased and/or received in previous months.
4. Any shaving services, like replating or restorations, cannot be arranged or paid for in the month of the restraint.
5. Feel free to engage in trades (especially with each other), but don't enter any PIFs.
6. If you have to ask, it probably will put you out. That said, this is a Gentlemanly Restraint - use your own best judgement to self-assess based on 1.b., above.

Exceptions:
1. Members may participate in B&B Group Buys or B&B branded shaving item purchases, because these may be limited items and all support this common ground. They must be advertised on behalf of B&B to qualify. In an effort to stay true to restraints commitments, please limit B&B purchases to one (1) shaving item per month, including contributions to B&B! (All Non-Shaving B&B items are fair game.)
2. During the season, Sue Moore Items are all exempt from the-no buying rules. Treewhaling on anything Sue Moore-related is encouraged.
3. Members who are in a Quarterly or Yearly restraint are allowed to exercise their documented exceptions for those restraints without failing the monthly restraint.

Mods:
Please leave this thread in the General Shaving Discussion forum until November 5th so we can get as many as possible to see the Restraint. Afterwards, feel free to move the thread to Brotherhoods and Clubs. Thanks!

Tips:
Check out this Wiki article for tips on how to survive a Restraint. It includes a comprehensive checklist to help you figure out whether you've got everything you need for the month.
http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/Help:...ve_a_Restraint

How to Join:
Copy the entire list below and add your number and name to the bottom. Also, you are welcome to update your signature to show you are in the restraint; for example, "GRUME - November 2019 #1". To do so, click Settings at the top of the forum and then click Edit Signature on the left.

1) FoolishMortal
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Good luck, all, and have fun!
 
1) FoolishMortal
2) Czechzar
3) RTM


Come on in boys, the water is fine.




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It's been easy the past two months -- any amount of inventory to run down:

1) FoolishMortal
2) Czechzar
3) RTM
4) GaryTha
5) Schnitzel52
6) Sotiris_A
7) Rory1262
 
1) FoolishMortal
2) Czechzar
3) RTM
4) GaryTha
5) Schnitzel52
6) Sotiris_A
7) Rory1262
8) pdieten

Third time’s the charm. Been doing a little shopping and pretty satisfied with what’s in the house now so I’m not thinking of any more shopping.
 
1) FoolishMortal
2) Czechzar
3) RTM
4) GaryTha
5) Schnitzel52
6) Sotiris_A
7) Rory1262
8) pdieten
9) brandaves

RAD hit hard in October, I need to chill.

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I have yet another question about the GRUME. My birthday is in the month of November. If somebody buys me something shaving related for my birthday, does that count against the GRUME? FWIW, I don't think it should, but I'd like to know y'all's opinion.
 

FoolishMortal

Contributor
I have yet another question about the GRUME. My birthday is in the month of November. If somebody buys me something shaving related for my birthday, does that count against the GRUME? FWIW, I don't think it should, but I'd like to know y'all's opinion.
Enjoy your birthday!
@kingfisher I think you're safe with birthday presents from other folks.
Concur.

1) FoolishMortal
2) Czechzar
3) RTM
4) GaryTha
5) Schnitzel52
6) Sotiris_A
7) Rory1262
8) pdieten
9) brandaves
10) kingfisher
 

DEPenguin

Contributor
Color me in!

1) FoolishMortal
2) Czechzar
3) RTM
4) GaryTha
5) Schnitzel52
6) Sotiris_A
7) Rory1262
8) pdieten
9) brandaves
10) kingfisher
11) DEPenguin
 
Gentlemen, I remind you all that November 29 is the black Friday, followed by the cyber Monday. All vendors big and small will tempt you with fantastic offers on their merchandise, and guilt feel tacitly weaved into their plea of support for brick-and-mortar, or artisan, or both. Simple tricks like unsubscribing from vendors emails won't be enough. Black Friday frenzy will find you, and will offer you great stuff at great prices you can't afford to miss.
Make your informed decision. Need vs. I want that one because it's shiny, or smells good.
 

naughtilus

Contributor
1) FoolishMortal
2) Czechzar
3) RTM
4) GaryTha
5) Schnitzel52
6) Sotiris_A
7) Rory1262
8) pdieten
9) brandaves
10) kingfisher
11) DEPenguin
12) naughtilus

I'm helping my mom financially to renovate her apartment so I've skipped the G&C 15% discount and I have to give Black Friday a pass this year. Do we really need more shaving stuff or electronic gizmos?
 
I'm in! I can't be 13, do to medical field superstition. I've never worked in a Emergency Department with a #13 room. It's a thing. They skip it.

1) FoolishMortal
2) Czechzar
3) RTM
4) GaryTha
5) Schnitzel52
6) Sotiris_A
7) Rory1262
8) pdieten
9) brandaves
10) kingfisher
11) DEPenguin
12) naughtilus
13)
14) Wtd1911
 

naughtilus

Contributor
1) FoolishMortal
2) Czechzar
3) RTM
4) GaryTha
5) Schnitzel52
6) Sotiris_A
7) Rory1262
8) pdieten
9) brandaves
10) kingfisher
11) DEPenguin
12) Wtd1911
13) naughtilus

Fixed @Wtd1911.
 
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