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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by stosh, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    In my continuing effort to stick it to the man I was wondering if any of you men or women out there buy razor blades from anywhere online?

    It seems like paying $10 for a 4 pack of razors is WAY over priced.
    I'm sure just like HP sells it's printers so cheap and it's cartriges for way more than they're worth Gillette does the same thing by over charging for refill blades.
     

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  2. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I buy them at Costco. Something like $30 for 16 blades (Mach 3 Turbo). A little cheaper there, but still expensive as hell. I can go a month with the same blade, so thankfully I don't need to refill very often.
     
  3. Spero

    Spero ass rainbow

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    I might. I recently saw a tv ad for this thing and I think it might make some money even though it probably won't work well in reality.
     
  4. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I can go about 4 shaves with the same blade.
     
  5. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    g-zus... your face is like my ex's legs.
     
  6. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I'm talking about when I shave my back not my face.


    I typically push my blades to 5 or 6 times but by then I might as well shave with a bench grinder.
     
  7. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Time to start shaving with the old double-sided safety razors, about $0.50/razor :D
     
  8. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Ha, "Safety Razor" kind of like an oxymoron.
     
  9. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I just use the cheap twin blade razors. Those crazy new fangled razors do little more than slice my face up and are expensive to boot.
     
  10. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Yeah I use the Mach series as well.

    Since it costs so much I usually use an electric razor during the week which does a horrible job.

    I've actually scratched my daughters face pretty bad by being un-shaven before.
     
  11. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Must...resist...commenting... :twitch:
     
  12. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    thanks........ I guess.......
     
  13. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    Dan's Comp sends me one of those Quatro razors every time I order something. I use them and throw the whole thing away. I guess I am supposed to run out and buy refills. I am ruining some blood-sucking marketing person's master plan, one razor at a time.
     
  14. GotMyGED

    GotMyGED Monkey

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    I can usually make a cartridge last a month, but I still can't stand paying $13 for 4 cartridges. (Gillette Fusion). So last month I downgraded to the Mock 3 razor to save money. I think i like the mock 3 better anyway.

    Yes, I am cheap.
     
  15. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    My god!

    You're back is THAT hairy?

    Does your wife also shave your coin purse?


    I don't want to know, I just wanted to use a Stewie quote.
     
  16. Greyhound

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    You guys obviously don't realize that a razor blade can last for years......I always trip out when I hear about people chucking one of those 4-blade heads every other shave. Man, what a waste. The reason a blade feels "dull" is the oxidation(read:rust) buildup on the blade at a microscopic level. The reason your blade gets rust is........water on the blade--duh. You don't have to soak the blade in a special solution, use a new blade everytime, etc....just wipe the blade off with a towel after using it and a couple of puffs of air blown across it will take care of any residual moisture and you're good to go. Case in point: I bought a bag of those nice, 3-blade disposables about 3 years ago. I got the first one to last about a year and a half, but I dropped it and it broke. So sad. I've still got several more razors left in the bag---I should be good to go until I'm 40. I know it sounds silly, but it really works.
     
  17. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    yeah I don't know how you guys are going through so many. I use the Mach 3 as well and a 8 pack of blades last me an entire year. Keep in mind that I shave my head every other day as well as my beard....D
     
  18. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    ok I'll try it.

    Does that work for the moisturizing strip as well?
     
  19. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    What about that spinning blade cleaner on the infomercial?

    I go about 6 weeks or more per blade. I shave every other day. My wife goes through blades like the are going out of style.

     
  20. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    I use an electric. The last one I bought was about 4 years ago. I just have to charge it every couple of weeks.
     
  21. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    I just started doing that a month ago. It's not only a better shave, but it saves a TON of money. I've got 100 blades in my medicine cabinet. Total cost was $15 shipped.

    The only downside is it takes a little more time in the morning. The upside is I actually like shaving now...
     
  22. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    You must have an incredibly light beard.
     
  23. Greyhound

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    Heck no, man......Irish/Italian. I can grow some hair, yo. Unfortunately, what left the top of my head must have migrated to my face....I can have you the Prince symbol on my right cheek in 24 hrs. :rockout:

    In all seriousness......just give it a try. I run the blade across the towel three or four times and then blow across the blade once or twice and you're set.
     
  24. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    I pay 10 cents for a new blade, and get about a week out of each one. It's not a concern any more.
     
  25. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    OMG I would go crazy.
     
  26. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    You mean you don't use the "headblade"? :D
     
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    one of my customers manufactures shaving stuff. they have special schwag bags for visitors...
     
  28. Cru Jones

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    Reminds me of one of my favorite Simpson quotes. I think it was the episode where they star in a reality show and Homer starts using an old fashioned straight razor...

    Homer (while his face is bleeding profusely): "Finally!! I'm no longer a slave to the Gillette corporation!!!"
     
  29. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    I was hoping to open this thread and see some idiot on a combination of razor-scooter/roller-blade.
     
  30. johnbryanpeters

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    :stupid: A razor gives a cleaner shave, but is a profound pain in the ass.
     
  31. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    I thought, given your moustachean prowess, a 2 stroke w/ carbide blades would be in order.
     
  32. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    Shaving your ass can lead to profound pain regardless of the instrument used.
     
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    Hedge trimmer.
     
  34. ultraNoob

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    I agree with drying your razor after each use. I'm going on 8 months on 1 Fusion blade. I just rinse it out with hot water, a quick shake, and then bust out the hair dryer.
     
  35. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    I only shave about once a month. I just grow a ratty beard until I cant stand it anymore...then I mow it down with back side of the electric razor, and then wet shave it. Razors last forever.
     
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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    LOL...I can't stand body hair so for me it's worth it! :D
     
  37. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    On a similar note.

    What's with the "more is better theory" in razors. What are they up to now? 5 blades? What's next a Y shaped handle so you can shave both sides of your face at once?

    I tried one of the Quattro razors they sent me in the mail. Can't say it did any better.
     
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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    it's the American way...if there's more it has to be better right? :D
     
  39. Red Rabbit

    Red Rabbit Picky Pooper

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    Why not have your back waxed? Or do the laser thing.