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Old 01-19-2017, 06:00 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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A tip I use to extend the life of my blades..... I have a small plastic container filled about 1/2 inch with baby oil. After shaving I drop the blade end into the oil. Rust is the enemy and this helps lubricate and protect the blade. I can usually go a month on 1 blade.
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Old 01-23-2017, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Henderson
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I use an old fashioned Gillette razor. Most of my blades are from 99 cent store. I have a drawer full of them, probably enough to last for 20 years. If you dry the blades after use, they seem to last longer
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Old 04-16-2017, 01:55 PM
 
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Safety Razors are the cheapest form of shaving, or order Gillette 7 o clock Trac II off of amazon.com then by twin blades from dollar general for 1.65 cent
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Old 04-16-2017, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Safety Razors are the cheapest form of shaving, or order Gillette 7 o clock Trac II off of amazon.com then by twin blades from dollar general for 1.65 cent
$1.65 per razor is 'cheaper' than $6/lifetime?
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Old 04-16-2017, 02:31 PM
 
Location: WA
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I get all my refills from ebay sellers. Good prices and no problem over many years.
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:33 PM
 
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It's not environmentally nice, but with coupons matched with sales you can get brand new razor with one or two blades super cheap or even free.

Like Fusion, for instance, will have a $5 coupon at the same time that CVS is offering $5 'cash-back' on it.

I haven't paid more then $2 for one in many years. And no refills because the deals are never that good for them. Their whole thing is wanting you to try their razor, and there are many that are so similar.
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Old 04-16-2017, 07:51 PM
 
Location: The World
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^ Yup, I stock up on razors with coupons. Bic sometimes puts out $3 off coupons, which makes the yellow single-blade and two-blade girly Silky Touch razors free/moneymakers. I actually prefer single and double blade razors for shaving my legs...five-blade and six-blade razors seem to get clogged up more easily or something. I use the same coupons to buy hubby the nicer Bic razors...I think it's the three-blade ones that I get for him.
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Old 04-17-2017, 01:06 AM
 
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$1.65 per razor is 'cheaper' than $6/lifetime?
Well I said safety razors at first..you can buy 100 razors for like 11 bucks (depends on BRAND of blades) after you by the safety razor itself.

What type of 6 dollar lifetime deal do you have?
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Old 04-17-2017, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Well I said safety razors at first..you can buy 100 razors for like 11 bucks (depends on BRAND of blades) after you by the safety razor itself.

What type of 6 dollar lifetime deal do you have?

I paid $6 for mine in 1980. I used it up until 2001 when my son was using it and dropped it on a ceramic tile floor, which shattered the blade. That was the year I retired, so I stopped shaving. Get a good razor and it can last you a lifetime.

edit- Ooops I posted bad links. My apologies. My old links had prices starting at $6. Now it looks like they start at $7.99 Again I apologize.

try these links:


https://www.smkw.com/rough-rider-stonewashed-razor

https://www.smkw.com/marbles-razor-6...de-model-mr319

https://www.smkw.com/frost-cutlery-s...ad-on-me-razor

https://www.smkw.com/frost-cutlery-s...rn-pride-razor

https://www.smkw.com/old-forge-ram-s-horn-razor

https://www.smkw.com/rough-rider-kin...e-forest-razor

https://www.smkw.com/frost-cutlery-v...o-razor-yellow

https://www.smkw.com/smooth-natural-...damascus-razor

https://www.smkw.com/hen-rooster-blu...straight-razor

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Old 04-17-2017, 06:26 AM
 
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I paid $6 for mine in 1980. I used it up until 2001 when my son was using it and dropped it on a ceramic tile floor, which shattered the blade. That was the year I retired, so I stopped shaving. Get a good razor and it can last you a lifetime.

edit- Ooops I posted bad links. My apologies. My old links had prices starting at $6. Now it looks like they start at $7.99 Again I apologize.

try these links:


https://www.smkw.com/rough-rider-stonewashed-razor

https://www.smkw.com/marbles-razor-6...de-model-mr319

https://www.smkw.com/frost-cutlery-s...ad-on-me-razor

https://www.smkw.com/frost-cutlery-s...rn-pride-razor

https://www.smkw.com/old-forge-ram-s-horn-razor

https://www.smkw.com/rough-rider-kin...e-forest-razor

https://www.smkw.com/frost-cutlery-v...o-razor-yellow

https://www.smkw.com/smooth-natural-...damascus-razor

https://www.smkw.com/hen-rooster-blu...straight-razor
My dad was a barber and he could not shave himself with a straight razor. If you can, hat's off to you. This isn't a practical solution for most people.
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