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My SAK and my BIC

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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #30 on: September 20, 2016, 07:46:35 PM
Stayglow Deluxe Tinker and a 21 year old lighter. Would look cooler if the lizard sticker wasn't worn out, it kind of matched that paracord.
Unbelievable! My BICs won't last any longer than a couple weeks or so.  :like:


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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #31 on: September 20, 2016, 08:09:56 PM
Stayglow Deluxe Tinker and a 21 year old lighter. Would look cooler if the lizard sticker wasn't worn out, it kind of matched that paracord.
Unbelievable! My BICs won't last any longer than a couple weeks or so.  :like:

Well it wasn't used for about 15 years or so. Stil lit right up though.
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #32 on: September 21, 2016, 09:50:04 AM
My coolest BIC with a vintage SwissBit (only 64 MB!) and some Gerber ultralights.
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #33 on: September 22, 2016, 01:01:38 PM
Not a BIC but a Unilite, with my Safari Solo and a nice cigar after a late breakfast.


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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #34 on: September 23, 2016, 11:31:44 AM
:think: How about other BIC products?

Yes the pens, disposable razors etc are everywhere.  Even the other Bic lighter styles - they're not the most common but you do see them in shops.  But not the full size ones.  Maybe they can't compete against the Clipper lighters that are very common here.  The Clippers are similarly priced and are refillable.  But Clipper are a Spanish firm and sell all over Europe, so it still doesn't really explain why Maxi Bics are common in other European countries but not the UK.

You know what, I'm going to email Bic through their web site and ask them  :)

I'd be curious to hear what they say! Has it always been this way?

Maybe the Maxi ones last such a long time that shop owners can't be bothered to stock them? :think: It's a conspiracy I tell ya! :D Maybe because of the price? Clippers being refillable does sound plausible.
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #35 on: September 23, 2016, 11:37:36 AM
Did you know BIC sells a cell phone? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bic_Phone

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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #36 on: September 23, 2016, 11:39:27 AM
'Burners' as they are known - the sort of thing Jason Bourne buys with cash in a railway or airport terminal.  :cheers:
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #37 on: September 23, 2016, 11:50:25 AM
:cheers:

Bourne supposedly comes to Greece in the most recent of the film series but it was actually shot in Tenerife because bureaucracy here is tremendous. That's why parts of Game of Thrones s.5 were filmed in Spain in the end. :facepalm:
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #38 on: September 28, 2016, 06:48:48 PM
I'd be curious to hear what they say! Has it always been this way?

Maybe the Maxi ones last such a long time that shop owners can't be bothered to stock them? :think: It's a conspiracy I tell ya! :D Maybe because of the price? Clippers being refillable does sound plausible.

Well kudos to Bic, I got a helpful reply from a lady called Cheryl.  The Maxi Bics are officially available in the UK.  But only a couple of wholesalers carry them: EFG Housewares and Palmer & Harvey.  And Bic don't know of any retailers at the national level.  It's possible some Costcutter convenience stores may have them, as apparently they're supplied by Palmer & Harvey.

So it seems we don't get them just because most wholesalers and retailers are choosing not to stock them, as simple as that.


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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #39 on: September 29, 2016, 11:28:17 AM
I'd be curious to hear what they say! Has it always been this way?

Maybe the Maxi ones last such a long time that shop owners can't be bothered to stock them? :think: It's a conspiracy I tell ya! :D Maybe because of the price? Clippers being refillable does sound plausible.

Well kudos to Bic, I got a helpful reply from a lady called Cheryl.  The Maxi Bics are officially available in the UK.  But only a couple of wholesalers carry them: EFG Housewares and Palmer & Harvey.  And Bic don't know of any retailers at the national level.  It's possible some Costcutter convenience stores may have them, as apparently they're supplied by Palmer & Harvey.

So it seems we don't get them just because most wholesalers and retailers are choosing not to stock them, as simple as that.

So, that's one bit of the mystery solved :tu: Now, how to find out why shop owners won't stock the Maxi BICs? :think:

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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #40 on: October 08, 2016, 12:59:03 AM
Finally got a pic!


Wait... that says SAK and Bic, not SWAK and Bic... nevermind!

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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #41 on: October 08, 2016, 07:50:18 AM
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #42 on: October 08, 2016, 09:12:19 AM
:think: How about other BIC products?

Yes the pens, disposable razors etc are everywhere.  Even the other Bic lighter styles - they're not the most common but you do see them in shops.  But not the full size ones.  Maybe they can't compete against the Clipper lighters that are very common here.  The Clippers are similarly priced and are refillable.  But Clipper are a Spanish firm and sell all over Europe, so it still doesn't really explain why Maxi Bics are common in other European countries but not the UK.

You know what, I'm going to email Bic through their web site and ask them  :)

I'd be curious to hear what they say! Has it always been this way?

Maybe the Maxi ones last such a long time that shop owners can't be bothered to stock them? :think: It's a conspiracy I tell ya! :D Maybe because of the price? Clippers being refillable does sound plausible.

I've been a big fan of Clipper lighters since my teens. To me a Clipper is THE go to affordable butane lighter. I have no brand loyalty when it comes to pens or pencils, and haven't used a disposable razor since my early teens.


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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #43 on: October 08, 2016, 09:41:56 AM
Just got this Spartan back from service.

Bought it for €2/$2.5 on a flea market.
It had light blue translucent scales but it was in terrible condition.
Turned out the previous owner destroyed the backsprings too...

BTW: I just got out of bed, so I didn't put much effort in this one...
Don't stab me for it!
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #44 on: October 08, 2016, 04:52:08 PM
Just got this Spartan back from service.

Bought it for €2/$2.5 on a flea market.
It had light blue translucent scales but it was in terrible condition.
Turned out the previous owner destroyed the backsprings too...

BTW: I just got out of bed, so I didn't put much effort in this one...
Don't stab me for it!
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #45 on: October 08, 2016, 04:52:57 PM
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #46 on: October 08, 2016, 07:17:13 PM
Spartan with some of my non-BICs.

Realtree Zippo, chrome-plated Zippo, blackened Zippo, Champ(?) butane lighter, and rightmost Karl Wieden Elisorn double sports (1935). The lower part of it is a reservoir to carry extra fuel. Might be a replica.
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #47 on: October 08, 2016, 08:11:58 PM
Spartan with some of my non-BICs.

Realtree Zippo, chrome-plated Zippo, blackened Zippo, Champ(?) butane lighter, and rightmost Karl Wieden Elisorn double sports (1935). The lower part of it is a reservoir to carry extra fuel. Might be a replica.

Beautiful lighters!
Especially the Karl Wieden with reserve tank.  :dd:

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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #48 on: October 10, 2016, 10:02:48 PM

I don't have an actual Bic so I hope this will do



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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #49 on: October 11, 2016, 06:39:22 AM

I don't have an actual Bic so I hope this will do

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Nice pic, it'll do just fine !!


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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #50 on: October 11, 2016, 06:57:54 AM


I did put a little effot in to this one, rounding up lighters...
Theres some nice pictures in this thread  :tu:
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #51 on: October 16, 2016, 09:06:34 AM

I dont't really need BICs, I just happen to  :like: them.
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #52 on: April 12, 2017, 10:03:09 AM
BIC lighters are hard to come by these days...


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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #53 on: April 12, 2017, 11:47:45 AM
I don't have a lighter handy, will this make instead?



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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #54 on: April 12, 2017, 01:03:40 PM
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #55 on: April 13, 2017, 01:06:24 PM
Very nice thread!
I always carry a Bic. I don't smoke, but a lighter is mighty handy to have.
When I get home I'll make a picture. Can't do colourful though, I like my Bics as I like my cofee: Black and hot!
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #56 on: April 13, 2017, 04:48:27 PM

I don't have an actual Bic so I hope this will do



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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #57 on: April 13, 2017, 06:18:31 PM
I've been using Bic pens since I was in grade school. Life long fan here. I switched to Bic lighters when I got tired of my Zippo running dry right when I needed it. I've been shaving with Bic razors since there was Bic razors. I love Bic products, as they allays work, and are easy to replace at any store on the road. They are kind of like SAK'sl they get the job done in a very reliable manner!
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #58 on: April 13, 2017, 06:26:36 PM
Hey! LTNS, cbl!

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Glad to "hear" from you!

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Re: My SAK and my BIC
Reply #59 on: April 13, 2017, 06:28:01 PM
I've been using Bic pens since I was in grade school. Life long fan here. I switched to Bic lighters when I got tired of my Zippo running dry right when I needed it. I've been shaving with Bic razors since there was Bic razors. I love Bic products, as they allays work, and are easy to replace at any store on the road. They are kind of like SAK'sl they get the job done in a very reliable manner!


It's weird they haven't made a Bic multi-tool.  :salute:


 

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