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Old 01-13-2017, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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I use Harry's. Just switched from Dollar Shave Club.
I just joined Dollar Shave Club. What led you to switch?
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Old 01-14-2017, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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a straight razor and stone set...

yes, it isn't cheap to get everything, but once you have them, it is for life
Yet, not ideal for legs and bikini area.
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Old 01-14-2017, 11:55 PM
 
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Yet, not ideal for legs and bikini area.
you need a smaller razor, old corn razors are 1-2 inch straight razors meant for cutting corns off but they work for hair

but why not ideal? sometimes it takes two people for the job cutting corners leads to mistakes
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Old 01-15-2017, 01:44 AM
 
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I've used DollarTree Razors but they cut and sometimes my legs would bleed

Now I buy disposable from thrift stores. Keeping in mind to avoid cheap brands.

Many disposable razors are in open packages arleady but the thrift store volunteers taped it back up.

I open the package to ensure they are brand new (easy to surmize) then buy them

Average cost is anywhere between a dime each to twenty cents a piece

50% off Sale of the entire store are great days to buy them

Some of our thrift stores have these sales on a set date once a month

Hide them behind some cabinets or somewhere the day before

Then during the sale go find them. Do that with many items you want to buy

It's like having an Easter Egg hunt with yourself
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Old 01-15-2017, 01:51 AM
 
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Grow a beard. Touch it up with scissors.
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Old 01-15-2017, 01:53 AM
 
Location: WA
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The 5 bladed razor cartridges are so ridiculously over priced. The old fashioned double-sided razors are a probably less than one tenth the cost.

A straight razor is probably the least expensive option over time, you just have want to add a few more minutes to the ritual of shaving.

Or you can get a Panasonic wet/dry shaver for about the price of a large pack of Gillette Fusion blades. They last years before the battery wears out, in that time you'd have spent at least a couple hundred in cartridges.

There's a reason you get those nice handles in the mail for free!
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:42 PM
 
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I have been using Bic Metal disposable razors for years. If properly dried after each use, they last at least a month.

I tried the latest "Dollar Shave Club" razors last month and the experiment lasted about three days. I could not get underneath my nose well no matter how I configured the razors.

Unfortunately, I have to purchase the Bic metal razors from Europe through E-bay or Amazon but I still have a 10 year supply.
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Old 01-19-2017, 01:02 AM
 
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The 5 bladed razor cartridges are so ridiculously over priced. The old fashioned double-sided razors are a probably less than one tenth the cost.!
$0.03-$0.07/per depending on which you get and the volume you buy.

I shave 1-2x/week now, each blade lasts over a month.
They can be sharpened, but why bother?
Just dry after use and they last quite a while.

My straight razors give a better shave, but they are slow. These are the easy/quick shaves.
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Old 01-19-2017, 05:28 AM
 
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i made the most economical choice . i gave up blades , paid the price for the braun foil blade electric shaver and never looked back on blades again .
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Old 01-19-2017, 05:41 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I buy a big pack of 5 blade cartridges when Sam's has a sale. The last pack I bought for my husband was $26 and it's lasted more than a year. I used to buy him cheap disposables and he'd always end up with cuts or razor burn. I already save money by cutting his hair at home, no need for him to shave with something that hurts in order to save a bit more.
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