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Old 03-26-2017, 08:26 AM
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Default WHY all these online/mail order shaving supply companies ??

I keep hearing on national and local radio stations a couple of places to order shaving supplies

Think the 2 I hear the most are Dollar Shave Club and Harry's

Now I am the first to admit I do have a very heavy beard, I can honestly get by without shaving every day if I choose to, so maybe that is why I do not understand

I was at the local Dollar General this morning and picked up a bag of Bic razors and can of Barbsol shaving cream for less than $5 total and this will last me more than a month

Why would you go to the trouble to buy shaving supplies online or mail order
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I do Harry's. It's not trouble at all, it's way more convenient than having to go to the store to get it. And I can garauntee they shave way better and more comfortably than those disposable bic junk you bought. I don't have to shave much at all either, 1-2 times a week. I used to always forget to buy new blades. Now they deliver a pack of blades to my mailbox every 3 months and I don't have to think about buying them when I'm grocery shopping. Cost me $11 every 3 months for blades. Add a new shaving cream when I start running low.

It's free to try out. Do it and I'd be willing to bet you don't go back to the crummy Bics.
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They are making a lot of money!
Harrys is an example. Decent product, no hassle, seemingly economical, and presented on internet as Great new invention.
Easy to try, and no history of product value or problems. Brave New World!
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Originally Posted by CUTiger2011 View Post
I do Harry's. It's not trouble at all, it's way more convenient than having to go to the store to get it. And I can garauntee they shave way better and more comfortably than those disposable bic junk you bought. I don't have to shave much at all either, 1-2 times a week. I used to always forget to buy new blades. Now they deliver a pack of blades to my mailbox every 3 months and I don't have to think about buying them when I'm grocery shopping. Cost me $11 every 3 months for blades. Add a new shaving cream when I start running low.

It's free to try out. Do it and I'd be willing to bet you don't go back to the crummy Bics.
OK, maybe worth a try then

Thanks
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Originally Posted by CUTiger2011 View Post
I do Harry's. It's not trouble at all, it's way more convenient than having to go to the store to get it. And I can garauntee they shave way better and more comfortably than those disposable bic junk you bought. I don't have to shave much at all either, 1-2 times a week. I used to always forget to buy new blades. Now they deliver a pack of blades to my mailbox every 3 months and I don't have to think about buying them when I'm grocery shopping. Cost me $11 every 3 months for blades. Add a new shaving cream when I start running low.

It's free to try out. Do it and I'd be willing to bet you don't go back to the crummy Bics.
And, respectfully I would imagine that you are a member of the "now" generation. More important things to do other than go to a store for blades.
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And, respectfully I would imagine that you are a member of the "now" generation. More important things to do other than go to a store for blades.
I dislike the cheap blades, so I send my wife to amazon.
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I shave every day. My beard is not heavy but it grows fairly fast so it looks scraggly if I let it go. I've been using Harry's now for about a year. Good product. The reason I went that route is because the Track II handle I used for about 40 years finally broke. When I went to buy new, I was shocked at the price of the new blades and handles. I'd heard of the Dollar Shave Club so I looked it up on the computer. Saw an ad for Harry's and looked at them as well. I thought the Harry's deal was better so I signed up. No regrets. Better than the Track II. I change the Harry's blade once per week but I could probably go longer. The Track II's always felt dull after 4-5 days.

I don't know how anyone could use those Bics. They feel like they are pulling the hairs out rather than cutting them.
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They are inexpensive and convenient. They have them for women, as well. My girlfriend uses one and it saves her some money and time.
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I buy blades once every six months or so when I think of it.

I change my blade when I think of it. Come to think of it I shave when I think of it too, maybe twice a week?

If I had a legit shave regimen I would absolutely use Harry's or DSC.

Home delivery is where it's at. Not counting business I pretty much only shop at the grocery store. Everything else comes to the doorstep.
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find out where these companies get their supply... and then buy directly and get even cheaper than you can from dollar shave club
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I use the Gillette Fusion. Blades are just under $3 each, but I shave daily and each blade last 4-6 weeks. It's usually still working fine after 4-6 weeks, but I change it "just because".
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here is a trick, run the blade opposite the direction you shave, along your arm (i.e. you won't cut it)

you should change your blades frequently to avoid nicks, ingrown hairs, and infections
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I buy a bag of Bics when I run out, they seem to last forever. The secret is a nice hot water soak with a wash rag before shaving to soften the whiskers.
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I have thought about trying these out. I get the Gillette ones at BJ's and they are like $50 bucks for 14 I think.
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I still buy Gillette Sensor Excels because I can't find a better razor. I tried Harry's, medium and cheapest blades. They didn't come close to what I am used to. I order the razors online in bulk.
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Not to derail but if you're not blind shaving in a hot shower you're doing it wrong.
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Electric for me.
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I thought we all agreed to embrace the hipster revolution and grow scraggly beards? ;?
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Originally Posted by doobs41378 View Post
I have thought about trying these out. I get the Gillette ones at BJ's and they are like $50 bucks for 14 I think.
shop online. i usually get 12 for $27 or so
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
shop online. i usually get 12 for $27 or so
Any specific site you use?

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