Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of Old 01-28-2013, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
WJlover
Senior Member
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: portsmouth
Posts: 657
tired of paying an arm and leg for razors?

i know i am.
its cheaper to buy a whole new handle that includes 1 razor, than it is to buy a few new razors.

but, i just see this
http://www.dollarshaveclub.com/how-it-works

from $1 to $9 monthly, they deliver razors right to your door.

just thought id help save you guys a few bucks!

im doing it!
WJlover is offline  
post #2 of Old 01-28-2013, 08:38 AM
ChrisHager
Banned
 
ChrisHager's Avatar
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Springfield
Posts: 8,077
I don't know why, but this reminds me of Taco's Neckflix company on The League.

~Chris
His: 2004 WJ - OME HD 'Kolak' Lift - Build Thread
His: 1979 J-10 - 3" on 33s - Build Thread
His: 2009 Expedition
Hers: 2000 TJ
Hers: 2010 Jetta

ChrisHager's 'Grilled' Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt
"You can't recycle tartar sauce."
ChrisHager is offline  
post #3 of Old 01-28-2013, 10:06 AM
Wordgie
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 91
I've been using them for almost a year. Great prices, decent razors and good customer service. I had one issue with billing and they freely admitted the problem then promptly fixed it. I had a broken handle, too and they jumped on it.

I recommend them.
Wordgie is offline  
post #4 of Old 01-28-2013, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
WJlover
Senior Member
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: portsmouth
Posts: 657
good smooth blades?
maybe its just me, but after just 3 shaves, my gillete razor started to hurt like hell. it was pulling way to much and not cutting enough.
i got more shaves out of a disposable razor than i did that expensive *** gimmick.
WJlover is offline  
post #5 of Old 01-28-2013, 11:14 AM
Wordgie
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 91
Not great, but they work. I get the 4X blades and usually get a week (5-6 day of work) out of them. By the last couple days, they're a little used up.

I was a diehard Fusion user. These don't compare, but they save me a crap ton of money.
Wordgie is offline  
post #6 of Old 01-28-2013, 11:58 AM
NonRubicon
Registered User
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: The southern armpit of California
Posts: 2,098
I got tired of paying through the nose for multi-blade razors. That's when I discovered the old-school safety razor. And later, the straight razor.

So now, when I do shave I use a double edge safety razor, and sometimes a straight razor. IMO, a double-edge safety razor gives a better shave than the ridiculous multi-bladed razors marketed today. The only better shave is a straight razor. In the long run both options are less expensive than going with the plastic multi-blade razors.

Double-edge razor replacement blades are less expensive that multi-blade razors, and the used blades are 100% recyclable. You can find a wide range of blade quality and price to suit your need, and you can buy replacement blades in bulk and not break the bank. For "expensive" blades (like Merkur platinums) you might pay about $55 for 100 blades, or about $0.55/blade. Even if you are going through two blades a week, that's enough blades for almost a year. You're gonna be hard pressed to find a top quality replacement fancy multi-blades at that price. Mach3 blades generally sell for $36 for 15 blades, or $2.40/blade at Walmart.

All it takes to start is a one time investment into a good safety razor handle and a shaving brush and mug. There's no mystery or mystique to using a double-edge safety razor. Maybe a little learning curve for some, and a little trial and error to find the right blade for your beard/skin.
NonRubicon is offline  
post #7 of Old 01-28-2013, 12:48 PM
Scherer
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Glens Falls
Posts: 194
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisHager View Post
I don't know why, but this reminds me of Taco's Neckflix company on The League.
Great show.

If it wasn't for work I would never shave again.
Scherer is offline  
post #8 of Old 01-28-2013, 02:49 PM
SunDevilJeeper
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Buckeye, AZ
Posts: 3,225
I use my hair clippers to shave, lowest setting and bam... barely 5 o'clock shadow. And yes I cut my own hair too.

1991 YJ: Daily Driver
1992 YJ: Pile of crap sitting in the garage.
SunDevilJeeper is offline  
post #9 of Old 01-28-2013, 02:53 PM
Marconis
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Queens
Posts: 338
Quote:
Originally Posted by SunDevilJeeper View Post
I use my hair clippers to shave, lowest setting and bam... barely 5 o'clock shadow. And yes I cut my own hair too.
I haven't shaved clean in over 6 years, as I use my hair clippers to shave as well. With no guide comb, it leaves a nice 5 o'clock shadow and takes about 45 seconds to do.
Marconis is offline  
post #10 of Old 01-28-2013, 03:01 PM
SunDevilJeeper
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Buckeye, AZ
Posts: 3,225
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marconis View Post
I haven't shaved clean in over 6 years, as I use my hair clippers to shave as well. With no guide comb, it leaves a nice 5 o'clock shadow and takes about 45 seconds to do.
The fact that I'm half white means my beard is kinda blonde too. So it hides really well. There have been many times I hear "clean shaven" and I use the clippers, they can't even see it till I hit direct sunlight and there's gold flakes of Ireland all over my cheeks and neck.

1991 YJ: Daily Driver
1992 YJ: Pile of crap sitting in the garage.
SunDevilJeeper is offline  
post #11 of Old 01-28-2013, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
WJlover
Senior Member
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: portsmouth
Posts: 657
i shave once a month. (weekend warrior yaaay)
but when i do, i hit it with hair clippers and then move to the razor.
WJlover is offline  
post #12 of Old 01-28-2013, 08:25 PM
CoriolisSTORM
WHAT?!
 
CoriolisSTORM's Avatar
2010 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: ???
Posts: 1,220
Bought a sissy electric razor because I got tired of paying for fusion blades. Sometimes it hurts bad with it, but its sure a lot cheaper.

1998 TJ Wrangler SE - Stone White, 2.5Ls of screaming lifter clacking power, AX5, 31" BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KOs

2010 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara - Deep Water Blue, 3.8Ls of oil consuming fury, NSG-370, BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A 265/70/R18s
CoriolisSTORM is online now  
post #13 of Old 01-28-2013, 08:30 PM
Rubes
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Mundelein
Posts: 704
I use the 5-blade system twice a week. I go through 1 blade every couple of months without hurting. Unless the wife uses it to do her own grooming, that is...

I cut my own hair as well. #1 in back and sides, #2 on top.

You're in Good Hands with Mayhem
Rubes is offline  
post #14 of Old 01-28-2013, 10:32 PM
SunDevilJeeper
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Buckeye, AZ
Posts: 3,225
Quote:
Originally Posted by CoriolisSTORM View Post
Bought a sissy electric razor because I got tired of paying for fusion blades. Sometimes it hurts bad with it, but its sure a lot cheaper.
Splittin hairs to save a couple pennies.

1991 YJ: Daily Driver
1992 YJ: Pile of crap sitting in the garage.
SunDevilJeeper is offline  
post #15 of Old 01-29-2013, 04:26 PM
b3nj4m1n
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 3,708
a better deal is dorco:

http://dorcousa.com/

dollar shave club actually buys their razors from dorco and rebrands them. cheaper to just order from the source and you don't have to sign up for any annoying subscriptions.

also the handles will fit any of their blades so you could buy the 6 blade handle then reorder 4 bladed ones later (not that it really matters as the handle price is negligible)

Quote:
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -Benjamin Franklin
Quote:
"In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man, Brave, Hated, and Scorned. When his cause succeeds however,the timid join him, For then it costs nothing to be a Patriot." -Mark Twain
b3nj4m1n is offline  
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome