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Old 01-06-2012, 10:33 PM
 
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For many years, I've been using the Mach 3 blade which I change weekly. I'm currently paying $15.99 for a 5 count package. Hey, we're in a recession and that adds up. I've noticed disposible razors are not cheap either. I'm looking for a cheaper razor that will be thin enough to shave under the nostrals. I don't have a thick five o clock shadow, but I need a close shave. I've tried many electric shavers but can't get a close shave. Not interested in electric. Appreciate any recommendations to start saving $192 per year.
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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For many years, I've been using the Mach 3 blade which I change weekly. I'm currently paying $15.99 for a 5 count package. Hey, we're in a recession and that adds up. I've noticed disposible razors are not cheap either. I'm looking for a cheaper razor that will be thin enough to shave under the nostrals. I don't have a thick five o clock shadow, but I need a close shave. I've tried many electric shavers but can't get a close shave. Not interested in electric. Appreciate any recommendations to start saving $192 per year.
I don't think you need to change your blade every week. I go many weeks with the same blade. The razor blade companies will never tell people how long a blade lasts because they know that many people change their blades more often than necessary.
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B000LY2AKI
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:45 PM
 
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Safety razors (double-edged) like the one linked above have become very hip & trendy, along with straight razors, but both take some practice to get a shave as close as you get with today's multi-blade cartridges without nicking yourself. I've heard good things about Wilkinson's triple blades, available at Walmart. It's supposed to be the best bang for your buck.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:38 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I get the disposables at costco, a pack lasts me a year (roughly a week each) and costs about $20.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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I paid $35 for a Edwin Jagger Double Edge (DE) Safety Razor plus $25 for 20 Feather blades and 50 Shark blades back in September of 2010. Not even close to running out and Im getting a closer shave than any Gillette or Schick
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I go thru razors like water, since I shave my head as well. My hair is coarse so they dull fast.


ugh !
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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I go thru razors like water, since I shave my head as well. My hair is coarse so they dull fast.


ugh !
Plus, with the fact that you shave your arms, legs and chest, you must use enough razor blades to keep Gillette in business singlehandedly.
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