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October 2019 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

FoolishMortal

Contributor
This restraint is for October 1-31, 2019. If you're seeing this late, but you've made no purchases in October, 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 September GRUME, stock up now, before 10/1, and rid your system of any ADs in preparation for the month. If you are in the September GRUME, 10/1 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 10/1. 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 October 5th so we can get as many as possible to see the Restraint. Afterwards, please 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 - October 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!
 
No promises. Will only observe than I've been trying to use down my current stock. The result is I haven't bought anything shaving related in months. My only intended purchase is a pack of Schick injector blades to have on hand.
 
I would like to be in but I also know that I'm in the lookout for one more custom brush. I'll have to pass but I will keep it in mind for the next year. November is also gonna be tough with all the black friday sales..
 

CarlosAT

Contributor
Oh boy! I think I'd rather give up my right arm (I'm a lefty and would still be able to shave), but sure. I'm sure my wallet will thank me, so I'm in.

-- Carlos
 
Oh boy! I think I'd rather give up my right arm (I'm a lefty and would still be able to shave), but sure. I'm sure my wallet will thank me, so I'm in.

-- Carlos
I'm in

1) FoolishMortal
2) Stuart Ganis
3) 02flhtci
4) Wtd1911
5) naughtilus
6) cino
7) RTM
8) CarlosAT
9) Sotiris_A
 
I'm in. I've got to do better than last time....and when I fell off the wagon, I fell REALLY hard.

1) FoolishMortal
2) Stuart Ganis
3) 02flhtci
4) Wtd1911
5) naughtilus
6) cino
7) RTM
8) CarlosAT
9) Sotiris_A
10) Flintstone65
 
I just completed a frivolous order from WCS. I didn't need any of the items ordered. I can make it one month, right?

1) FoolishMortal
2) Stuart Ganis
3) 02flhtci
4) Wtd1911
5) naughtilus
6) cino
7) RTM
8) CarlosAT
9) Sotiris_A
10) Flintstone65
11) DBT
 
I'm in. I've got to do better than last time....and when I fell off the wagon, I fell REALLY hard.

1) FoolishMortal
2) Stuart Ganis
3) 02flhtci
4) Wtd1911
5) naughtilus
6) cino
7) RTM
8) CarlosAT
9) Sotiris_A
10) Flintstone65
Did you get the 3D printed SE razor yet?
 

naughtilus

Contributor
1) FoolishMortal
2) Stuart Ganis
3) 02flhtci
4) Wtd1911
5) naughtilus
6) cino
7) RTM
8) CarlosAT
9) Sotiris_A
10) Flintstone65
11) DBT
12) Schnitzel52

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