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How is this not completely awesome?



I'm thinking of trying this out, feedback online seems to good and I stopped using blades for the most part a long time ago and switched to electric as I was annoyed with the insane costs of the Gillette/Schick stuff.

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Just go safety razor. 40 bucks for the razor and 10 bucks for like 20 blades that last a year.

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I like this idea. I use a humble 2 strip now, disposable kind. I probably buy 3 or 4 bags a year at a cost of 7 bucks a bag. That's 20-30 bucks. I could do the $1 a month one for $12 a year plus shipping and always have a new sharp blade handy. Worth mulling.

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whoa whoa whoa, it's $2 shipping on the $1 blades. So $36 a year. I might just stick with my disposables.

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Just buy a straight razor, a strop and a 4000/8000 grit stone and you'll never have to buy a razor again. $150/ 40 yrs = $3.75/ yr. Yea I am cheap.

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EVen at Costco and Amazon, Gilette cartridges are $3-5 each! Not a bad deal here IF they are comparable. Im particular to the Mach 3 cartridges which looks most like the middle choice. Girls razors are even more expensive!
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whoa whoa whoa, it's $2 shipping on the $1 blades. So $36 a year. I might just stick with my disposables.
Is it still $2 for the more expensive ones as well?

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No, S+H is included in the tier 2 and 3 models. So it's more like $3/month for 2 blade or $6/month for 6 blade cartridges.

At those prices I'll probably just stick with my occasional Walmart purchase of Gillette blades which are for beard removal; stick with the electric for day-to-day upkeep. But if I used razors daily this would be way cheaper (Gillettes come out to about 2.75 per blade even if ordered from Amazon with free shipping.)

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How often do you change your Gillette blades? I usually get 30 to 45 days out of mine. It is not cheap and I hate spending the money, but if you really think about it, it is still ~$60 a year. Like I said, not cheap, but not a budget buster either.

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Is that 30-45 shaves? Jesus no, if I go past 3-4 shaves it feels like I'm using a rusty hacksaw on my face. And I've tried tricks like leaving the blades soaking in mineral oil (which just eats away at the aloe strip and makes a mess).

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Yes. That is typically how long it takes the aloe strip to become completely white. I guess I have been blessed/cursed with softer facial hair.

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Is that 30-45 shaves? Jesus no, if I go past 3-4 shaves it feels like I'm using a rusty hacksaw on my face. And I've tried tricks like leaving the blades soaking in mineral oil (which just eats away at the aloe strip and makes a mess).
a while back i did one of those consumer research studies before the released the 5 blade razor and I had to agree to use it every shave for 2 weeks. I typically shave every day unless I am not going out than I will do it every other day. So over 2 weeks I probably shaved 10 times and even for the fancy 10 blade razor I was at my limit after the 7-8th shave.

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Proper Pre-Shave Oil and a Sharpeing Stone and I can get over a months worth of shaves out of each cartridge with my Gillete Mach 5 and the 5 blades give a butter smooth shave - The key is the sharpening block ($25 from Grooming Loiunge) and the Pre-Shave Oil (for the close shave) - The Block also is an excellent way to clean the gunk outta the 5 Blades which gives a better shave - Also, buy the cartrideges in Bulk for cheaper price of Amazon and shit like that and it is comparable to a twin or triple cartridge blade but a far superior shave

http://www.groominglounge.com/razorp...sharpener.html

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How do you sharpen a cartridge?

Link to shave oil?
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How do you sharpen a cartridge?

Link to shave oil?
See link above and I use the 'Anthony Shave Oil" off the abopve site as well - GL is pretty sweet - Pay a little extra, yes but top quality shit and VERY Customer Friendly and focused

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Never mind....that site is metro overload for me.
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Thx Bug...AMZN has Anthony's Oil for $16. SB here tomorrow.
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Thx Bug...AMZN has Anthony's Oil for $16. SB here tomorrow.
Amazon will always be cheaper then these guys - I typically use them as research then go shop elsewhere - The few times I have used them have been for sale items or closeouts - The do throw in free sample wioth every order and will trend your purchases and send you emails when that shiot goes on sale, if you opt-in

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