Friday, January 26, 2007

Shipping Schedule & Closure Notice

We will be closed for inventory and family vacation until Feb. 5th. Shipping will resume after that time. If your order is for Valentine's Day, we will be sure it arrives to you in time - please note "for Valentine's" in the special instructions box at check out when placing your order during this time. Your understanding is appreciated and thank you for your business, Em

Friday, January 19, 2007

Sold Out of Merkur Gold Slants

We are now sold out of the Merkur gold slant bar model double edger razor. This is due to a rumor that hit the internet which was unknown to us when the run on these razors started. The rumor suggested that the gold slant model may no longer be available, and also suggested that other Merkur gold items may be discontinued in the future.

We contacted Merkur to find out first hand what the story is with the slants, and here is the response [...we don't have the 37G (gold) on stock presently, however, in a few weeks they will be available again. They are awaiting the gold-plating, and although we need to have enough quantity to make the putting together of the gold bath affordable, they will be available again.]

Often production runs have delays, which is a normal part of this niche market. We will be ordering more when available, and therefore expect to have stock for this item in about four to six weeks. In addition, the other gold Merkur items we carry are expected to be continued and available for the foreseeable future subject to production delays already talked about.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Shipping Updates

Two things are currently affecting order shipments:

1) The weather and forecast for the coast mountains and the I-5 corridor (Salem to Portland, OR) is calling for snow flurries, freezing rain and black ice. Normal traffic has come to a halt and therefore order shipments can be delayed beyond our control.

2) Volume of business from our 10-Year Anniversary special.

Your patience and business are appreciated!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Security Seal Added to Site

To increase customer confidence, the Authorize.Net Verified Merchant Seal has been added to several key web pages including the check out page. Click here to verify in real time.

This seal increases a customer's trust that their credit card transaction is being processed securely by one of the most trusted names in the payments industry. Protecting our customer's security and privacy is a major concern.
Reminders for Monday, Jan 15

There will be no regular USPS shipping or delivery due to postal closure for Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday.

In addition, it is the last day of our 10-year anniversary special.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Low Inventory Notice

One left in stock for these Simpsons models:
Persian Jar (PJ2) Super
Emperor 3 (E3) Super

Duke 3 (D3) Best
Major Super

Check web page for "Out of Stock" notations when sold out. New shipment expected in 4 to 6 weeks.

Em's 10-Year Anniversary and New Blog

We are celebrating our ten year anniversary and have a discount running for part of the month In addition, we have launched a What's New page on the web site at That page is for major highlights or web page and product category additions.

This blog is dynamic and will be and used for more frequent updates that are not intended to be posted to the "What's New" page. For example, low inventory for popular items, new shipments to replenish out of stock items, shipment updates or general delay notices, product tips or usage ideas and information or other points that may be of interest - just to name a few...

We hope you will bookmark this blog and check-in as time allows if you are interested in more detailed news and information about our business and the industry.