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    So I bought a badger brush from the Art of Shaving when I first got into straights - about two years ago. I have other brushes, but I like this one a lot. Well... I was cleaning it the other day after a shave and applied what I thought was a gentle twist to the brush to wring the water and soap from it. Well... Turns out it was probably more forceful than I had thought. The whole knot separated from the handle (glued on) and I was left with two pieces. Bummer.

    I went to the AoS we sited and briefly explained the situation on the customer feedback form. I heard from someone at P&G and they explained that their products had a one-year warranty, but they were sorry I had problems and were sending me a check for $55.

    Wow! Didn't see that coming. Pretty rare that you see that type of customer service these days so I though I would share.
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    you might want to slightly change the title, because when I opened it I thought it would be a negative review...

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    I've had good service as well. Bought my first brush from them, huge knot and super floppy...nothing wrong with it, just not what I prefer after a few years of trial and error. Only used it half a dozen times. Anyway, mentioned this to an employee at AoS and he gave me a surprised look and said, "Bring it back in and we'll get you a smaller one or your money back! Hate that you have one of our products and will never use it."

    Boy was I was surprised. Anyway, went home and used the brush that night...but found that although it's not my favourite I will enjoy using it from time to time.

    Long and short... although expensive, they seem to be good folks for the most part. I will purchase from them again.

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    It's very often the case when you go to certain retailers they have a rep for treating their customers right meaning the customer is always right. often times you pay more at these places but many think it's worth the better customer service.
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    For me Customer Service is worth a bit extra and I will go to places that care about CS.

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    Yes, great customer service goes a long way with me also.

    If I purchased a product and was not happy with it for any reason and I contacted the seller but they did not acknowledge me or do anything for me that would be the last time I ever buy anything from that store/website again.

    But if they were to give me a refund (part or full) or replace the product (even at their financial loss) I would happily buy again and therefore they would recuperate their money back in the end.

    I have a list in my head of retailers that I will never buy from again, but if their customer service was better I would have done many times over, itís their loss.

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    As the old saying goes 'If you get good service you tell ten people - if you get bad service you tell everybody'
    Lots of places don't realise that.
    Hang on and enjoy the ride...

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    That's above and beyond service. You know, there is an AoS store not too far from me. I think I'll stop by this week for a shave and maybe try one of their soaps.

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    danbrew,
    Incredible! No hassle or questions?

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    +1 on the great customer service. I had the scales on a AoS Dovo crack on me this week and I returned them with no questions asked! I will continue to buy from them and use their products!

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