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Old 03-06-2013, 09:40 AM
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I've been hearing ads on the radio lately about it, and after buying Gillette razor cartridges last night for 15 bucks I was thinking about giving it a shot.
Basically you pay $1, $6, or $9 per month and they send you a new razor cartridge every week. The price varies depending on what blade you pick.
They advertise that their blades are "fucking great", I was wondering if anyone here has tried them and if they are satisfied or not?
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You're not old enough to shave.
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I kind of took a whole box of promotional disposable razors when I worked at a gym a couple years ago.

I maybe had over 80 razors.
lasted a couple of years!
I'm just now getting to my last few, of course, I only shave once a week tho.
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I've heard them too but a razor lasts me about a year since I hardly do a close shave so it wouldnt save me anything. Sounds good though
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Originally Posted by justnspace View Post
I kind of took a whole box of promotional disposable razors when I worked at a gym a couple years ago.

I maybe had over 80 razors.
lasted a couple of years!
I'm just now getting to my last few, of course, I only shave once a week tho.

You'd have more if you knew you couldnt just shave de crabs away
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Norelco battery powered electric bought in 1998, $30, originally thought it is retarded that anyone would put a battery in it so it can fail and become landfill waste (outlived my expectations 10x!)

$30 / 15 years * 12 month = $.16 per month, charge once per 2 months about $.10 electricity... still holds a charge.

That's right, shaving cream alone costs about 10x as much as an electric in the long run. I even started using this sucker on pubes, because it is old enough I no longer care about "denigrating" it.

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Old 03-06-2013, 10:33 AM
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I have the $6 razor from dsc, works well, you get 4 razors once a month. It's been a month and ive gone through 2 razors so far, definitely easier/cheaper than buying from the store.
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Originally Posted by justnspace View Post
I kind of took a whole box of promotional disposable razors when I worked at a gym a couple years ago.

I maybe had over 80 razors.
lasted a couple of years!
I'm just now getting to my last few, of course, I only shave once a week tho.
cool story brah
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First you buy this: Merkur 108 Long Handle Safety Razor

Amazon Amazon


Then this: Taylor of Old Bond St. Brush/Cream Set

Amazon Amazon


Then these: Feather Platinum Blades 50 ct

Amazon Amazon


And thank me later. Best shave of your life.

Those blades are the best I've found (I've tried a lot), Old Bond is the best cream I've found (I've tried a lot), Merkurs are great for the price, and the brush you could spend more on but at the start don't worry about it.

Those blades cost 29 cents a piece. And I (with a thick beard) get anywhere from 8-10 shaves on a blade.

AKA CHEAP and soooooooooooooooo much better then any Gillette cartridge crap.

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Old 03-06-2013, 11:19 AM
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I switched to DE razors and have not looked back.

The blades cost about $0.15 each and last me (heavy beard) three shaves.

Razor:
Amazon Amazon

Blades:
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I just use regular shaving cream, but am thinking about trying Peraso:
Amazon Amazon

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Old 03-06-2013, 11:21 AM
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OMG stogie, try the blades I listed above. I found them far superior to those sharks.
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OMG Who cares.

Should have known this would turn into another one of those, "I've been using such and such for 10 years now" threads.

I just use whatever my wife buys at the store, disposible, semi-disposible, twin blades, eight blades, who the fuck cares.

-Aaaand while were at it, I thought only old farts like me listened to the radio. Don't you kids all have some ifag device that you stored your entire record collection on? I still use a VCR, how else would I watch my porn...

This kind of thread makes my hip hurt.

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Well for one you obviously don't know what you are missing. Two, shaving is, imo, a lost art. Something fathers taught their sons to do properly.

Also have to consider that some men don't have enough facial hair to warrant proper tools and or techniques. If you're one of those, good for you. For the rest of us, try it the right way and it will change your life. Lol

http://artofmanliness.com/2008/01/04...-your-grandpa/

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Paging teh Sarlacc (aka the king of shave)
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Shaving sucks.

Beard trimmer and stubble suits my skin, my life, and my impatience just fine.
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Well for one you obviously don't know what you are missing. Two, shaving is, imo, a lost art. Something fathers taught their sons.

Also have to consider that some men don't have enough facial hair to warrant proper tools and or techniques. If you're one of those, good for you. For the rest of us, try it the right way and it will change your life. Lol
I'm Italian. I have enough back hair to donate for "locs of luv."
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Safety razor ftw.
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Originally Posted by Maharajamd View Post
OMG stogie, try the blades I listed above. I found them far superior to those sharks.
Only 85 more sharks to go... They work SO much better than the WS ones I bought at the store... If the feathers are that much better, I will be happy.

It may take me a year or so to go through all the Sharks, though. Also, did you try the SS Sharks or the Chrome ones? Apparently a big difference in favor of the SS ones.
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In this thread we discuss getting rid of Whiskers.
I never got over my banning of 2005
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Well we never got over your reinstatement of 2005.
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Well we never got over your reinstatement of 2005.
I earned that from all the penises I sucked.
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I remember that thread.
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I remember that thread.
I chose to forget.
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Maharajamd,

What's your skin type and beard type?
Always interested in a better shaving system.

I have sensitive skin and a curly beard subject to ingrown hairs which are a bitch to shave.
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^ now that's a proper question, we all have different skin, what works for one, may not work for the another.

I have sensitive skin and my facial hair is like steel bristle - which makes shaving a bitch, exfoliating prior to shaving helps.
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Should have known this would turn into another one of those, "I've been using such and such for 10 years now" threads.
And from the pics I've seen of Maharajamd, it would take him 5 years to grow the facial hair I grow in a month
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^ Missing the red text? I have a 5 o'clock by noon and a beard in less then two weeks...
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And from the pics I've seen of Maharajamd, it would take him 5 years to grow the facial hair I grow in a month
He's indian....
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Originally Posted by TeknoKing View Post
^ now that's a proper question, we all have different skin, what works for one, may not work for the another.

I have sensitive skin and my facial hair is like steel bristle - which makes shaving a bitch, exfoliating prior to shaving helps.
Same here. I can clean my BBQ grill with my 5:00 shadow.
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If you want my opinion...

If you're skin is sensitive, hair is like steel, or you're prone to in-growns, then you will benefit MORE from going to a good DE razor, good blades, and most importantly good shave cream.

I always found to alleviate razor burn you gotta moisten and heat up your face first. For instance, I always shave in the shower and I always shave at the end. If I don't shave in the shower, I literally dunk my face in my sink full of hot water for a bit. Then shave. It helps a ton. Or go all girly and do a heated wet towel on your face for a minute or two...

As for in-growns...well just always shave with the grain. If you have the proper tools, you can get a very close shave in just one pass going with the grain.

My beard is thick, hairs are tough, but not curly. I shave every other day.

I could talk for hours about shaving. Def a hobby I got into a few years ago. I've had my eye on a couple of 1940s/1950s gillette de's for a month or so now. Just hard to drop $250 on a razor. Lol

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You're not old enough to shave.
I was going to say, grow a beard, but I think this might apply as well.
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I was going to say, grow a beard, but I think this might apply as well.
Shit, I have a full beard after like 4 days of not shaving
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Well for one you obviously don't know what you are missing. Two, shaving is, imo, a lost art. Something fathers taught their sons to do properly.

Also have to consider that some men don't have enough facial hair to warrant proper tools and or techniques. If you're one of those, good for you. For the rest of us, try it the right way and it will change your life. Lol

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He's indian....
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I saw a news story or something on the guy that started this up. Good entrepreneur idea.
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Man, this thread is great! I've never considered a safety razor but I'm down to shave like a man's man and save $$$ in the process.

Thank you maharajamd for the links! I'll most likely be buying the razor and though I'm going to get those same blades I'm gonna start out with a 10 pack.

And sorry OP, I can't add any valuable feedback to your actual question.
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^No problem boss.

Another tip for you cartridge users...store the blade end submerged in mineral or grapeseed oil. It'll slow oxidation down on that cheap steel they use for the blades and extend the life of the razor.
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