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Old 04-23-2017, 10:10 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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I buy Schick Extreme 3 razors.
30+ at a time. About $1.12 each.
I use 1 per month because I rinse it thoroughly after shaving.
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Old 04-23-2017, 05:02 PM
 
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Wait on a sale and a coupon. $3.00 coupon off a pack of Bic disposables except a one pack. Walmart had the single blade 12 packs for $2.82 = free. The three blade 4 packs were I think $3.18 so some out pf pocket cost on those. We got 4 of the single blade 12 packs and kept two and donated the other two to a local minister who helps the homeless.
We did the same thing on some Schick triple blades a few weeks ago. Blade deals falling off the shelf.
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Safety razors. The razor can be found as low as $10 for new. I got one of my Microtouch One that low on clearance in Fry's. It comes with about 12 Dorco blades. These blades should last anywhere from five to 10 shaves or 60 to 120 shaves. 120 shaves for $10, not bad right? Yes. Then if you like the Dorco blades, simply buy a 100 pack like I did for under $10 and that lasts 500 to 1000 shaves. Right now I don't have to buy blades for a long time since I also have Shark blades too.

Not into safety razors, I get disposables at DollarTree and Big Lots, $1-2 for 5/6-10 double or triple blade razors (depends on packaging.) I don't get cut up by them honestly and I even do body shaving with them. You can get one shave if not as many as three shaves from them. That's a month on $1.

Not into safety razors and not into disposables and have a Sam's Club membership? Get the Sam's Club Duraglide razors. My father swears by them. Just like Gillette, they are five bladed with a trim bar. That said you get a year's worth of shaves from 17 blade for about $25 with a handle. My father got them a year ago, he still has a few blades from last year. He got another set when it was on sale about two months ago and now has another handle for travel.
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I only shave on Monday's and Wednesdays and found that my blades last 3.5 times as long as if I shaved every day
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Old 04-25-2017, 03:13 AM
 
Location: Sector 001
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I use the schick hydro 5 blades, shaving soap, badger brush, only shave after showering, and I can make a single blade last a few months... the shave is just much smoother and easier on the blade if your face is properly moist before shaving, which the shower and badger brush accomplish.

I'd much rather use a single hydro 5 blade 3 months versus using safety razors and blades. I've tried both. To each their own.

One of these will also last months and months when used properly. (only a tiny amount is needed on the badger brush)

https://www.amazon.com/Taylor-Old-Bo...%2Balmond&th=1
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Old 04-25-2017, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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When I was broke, I used a safety razor with double edged blades from the supermarket.

The other option would be an electric shaver, so you pay more up front but have no recurring expenses till the blades finally wear out.

I would bet that the two cheapest options for total cost over time are the electric and the safety razor. I wouldn't be prepared to bet which of those two is the lowest cost but you could do the estimates for yourself. Personally, I'm a wimp and this is an area where I'm willing to spend more for comfort.
Me too.

I get a lot less irritation with DE's than the fancy cartridges. That a 10 cent razor blade lasts two weeks for me is a nice fringe benefit.
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:24 AM
 
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I use the schick hydro 5 blades, shaving soap, badger brush, only shave after showering, and I can make a single blade last a few months... the shave is just much smoother and easier on the blade if your face is properly moist before shaving, which the shower and badger brush accomplish.

I'd much rather use a single hydro 5 blade 3 months versus using safety razors and blades. I've tried both. To each their own.

Same here. The cheapo safety razors just hack up my skin. No point saving money when I look like a bleeding, hacked up mess all the time.

I use the Schick Hydro 5's. You usually see them pop up for sale from time to time for $10 for a 4-pack, or a buy one get one free offer.

I shave in the shower, and need to shave my head as well, and a blade can last months for me. I regularly get 2-3 months out of a single blade, without cutting myself and still producing a smooth shave.
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:34 AM
 
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I still suspect that if you ran the numbers an electric shaver is the cheapest total cost.
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Old 04-30-2017, 12:57 AM
 
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I thought it would be interesting to try using a straight razor for the closest shave (learning curve). I spend like $20 a year by buying a few 100 packs of straight razor blades off amazon and its the best shave available.
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Old 04-30-2017, 06:00 AM
 
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I buy Schick Extreme 3 razors.
30+ at a time. About $1.12 each.
I use 1 per month because I rinse it thoroughly after shaving.
You shave once a month?
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