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The price of disposable razors

  1. Mar 7, 2010 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    Wow! I bought what I thought was sixteen blades, for $28. But instead of four cartridges having four blades each, there were only two cartridges. The rest of the bulk was wasteful packaging.

    That is about $3.50 for each blade. Incredible!!!
     
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  3. Mar 7, 2010 #2

    Integral

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    I wouldn't know!
     
  4. Mar 7, 2010 #3
    It is a lot more work and takes some practice, but a straight razor is a lot less wasteful, can save money, and gives a better shave once you get good at it.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2010 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    You can also slit your throat. :biggrin:

    Is it even possible anymore to get the old style single-blade safety razors? I remember getting a pack of 10 blades for something like a buck or two. Granted, that was a long time ago, but inflation can't account for that big of a difference.

    ZZ Top is [are] looking better every day.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2010 #5

    brewnog

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    This is why tramps have beards (no offence, Integral). :smile:
     
  7. Mar 7, 2010 #6
    That's surprising. I thought the ministry of plenty had said that due to a surplus in production, the razor ration would be tripled.
     
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    I got 15 single blade disposable razors for like 2 dollars at Wal-Mart. I use each one like 6 times and I only shave about once a week.
     
  10. Mar 7, 2010 #9
    Do you have a Gillette Fusion? They rape you on replacement blades, but you can get whole boxes on ebay for the cheap! Something like 100 packages for 50 bucks
     
  11. Mar 7, 2010 #10

    Astronuc

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    Not something that I worry about. :biggrin:

    Nor shaving cream.
     
  12. Mar 7, 2010 #11

    DaveC426913

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    I am in full agreement. The price of replacement blades is tantamount to highway robbery.

    And to add insult to injury, your razor will go obsolete in a year, and blades will no longer be available. You wil be forced to buy a new razor and forced to buy their new blades.
     
  13. Mar 7, 2010 #12
    Can't you get them from Dollar Store? or 50 cents Store?
     
  14. Mar 7, 2010 #13

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    Likewise with printer ink cartridges. I recently bought a new Canon MP560 combination inkjet printer / scanner / copier for about $100. It came with a set of ink cartridges, of course. To prepare myself for when those run out, I ordered another set from amazon.com... for about $54. Either the printer is actually worth $46, or the cost of the cartridges contains a subsidy for the price of the printer. I suspect the latter.

    It's a very nice printer for light-duty use such as I have at home, by the way. It runs rings around my old HP Deskjet and Canon flatbed scanner that I bought about ten years ago for $200 and $150 respectively. And it has wireless connectivity which neither of the old units had.
     
  15. Mar 7, 2010 #14
    Absolutely NOT. I bought a pack of razors from a dollar store once before I started using a straight razor. Absolutely terrible. You get what you pay for. The blades were not sharp at all and I was almost crying while trying to shave with them because the blades would simply pull at each individual hair on my face rather than cut it.
     
  16. Mar 7, 2010 #15
    Black ones work perfect for me. Blue ones don't. (I don't know their names but just remember them by color). For 1$, I get 1 razor and 5 blades.
     
  17. Mar 7, 2010 #16

    dlgoff

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    Easy fix

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  18. Mar 7, 2010 #17

    edward

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    I usually buy blades at Costco. They are still too blasted expensive considering how cheap they are to manufacture.

    I went into a Walgreen's the other day to pick up a prescription. While I was there I decided to buy a small carton of blades to tide me over.

    They blades were kept in a locked cabinet and I had to find a clerk to open it.:rolleyes:
     
  19. Mar 7, 2010 #18
    Do you get a close shave with that? I've only ever used electric razors for a quick touch up, but I would like to own one if you can get a close shave with it.
     
  20. Mar 7, 2010 #19

    dlgoff

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    Works good for me.
     
  21. Mar 7, 2010 #20

    Ivan Seeking

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    I can't use electric razors. For some reason they just don't get along with my face. It is almost impossible to get a clean shave.

    I have been using the Gillette Atra for decades. I hate to use the disposable types where the entire handle and blade are discarded, but maybe that't all that's left. No way will I continue to pay $3.50 per blade. As Dave mentioned, that IS highway robbery.

    Hypatia, have you tried those? Note the complaints about "pulling hair". I too have used cheap ones that left my face feeling like a piece of hamburger. [I assume that legs and pits are just as tender as faces when it comes to shaving]

    What I was thinking of was the old metal handle and blade holder that took a simple two-edge razor blade. Those were the standard when I was young and they had very little throw-away material. I don't think I've seen one like that for at least 20 years.
     
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