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Different blades than advertised
on January 20, 2012
I spent a few minutes on Amazon looking through all the sampler packs (there are many). I knew I specifically wanted to try the Lord, Feather, and Astra. There were a few others this pack didn't come with that I wanted, but I figured I'd get them the next time around. Anyway, I specifically picked this pack because it had three I wanted to try and less "junk" that I had no interest in. Also, it was one of the few listings that didn't mention the possibility of a "bait and switch". Well, I got baited and they switched. The Lord blades were swapped out for Treet Classic, a blade that I've heard of but never seen anyone talk fondly of. I did get the Feather, which is the only one they specifically mention in their listing, so I guess its not all bad but these listings should mention which are guaranteed (if any) and which may be rotated.
As a tip for any retailers that want to supply a variety pack, skip putting 1 or 2 quality packs and filling it out with a bunch of junk to make the picture look good and just include the 4-5 brands that people love/use. You can even market it as a premium pack and charge more. Feather, Wilkinson, Merkur, Astra, Derby. That's it. Put those five in a pack and you will sell the crap out of them.