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So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: chopper
Date: February 25, 2016 03:24PM
$30 or more for cartridges is nuts.

Anyone tried one of these new on-line sales? Harry's or something like that?
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: February 25, 2016 03:29PM
I used Dollar Shave club. And I'll be honest, it was b/c of their first commercial. But now I have a beard so I don't belong anymore. I'm no razor snob. They worked for me just fine.



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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: pdq
Date: February 25, 2016 03:33PM
I use Harry's.

They're fine, I guess. I got 16 blades last time, cause they were cheaper that way. More than anything, I felt like I was being gouged by my previous (non-online) sources, and these were better in that regard.
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: pdq
Date: February 25, 2016 03:35PM
BTW, my wife also got me one of those "Art of Shaving" starter kits, and they had me hooked for quite awhile. But when in came to paying $40 for some shaving soap ($40!) I couldn't do it.

I still use their aftershave lotion, though.
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: February 25, 2016 03:36PM
Harry's was a waste in my experience. I bought a starter kit using a promo code from a podcast.

Tried it once and then went back to my Gillette FlexBall.

Just spend the money once on the Gillette system and then use this trick to get them to last upwards of two months per cartridge:

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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: SteveO
Date: February 25, 2016 03:50PM
I used the Gillette stuff all my life occasionally buying an offbrand disposable...sick of overpaying for Gillette, about the past six months I've been using [www.amazon.com]

and have found it at least as good if not better than the Gillette stuff.

Edit: these are the Dorco razors...I think they also make them for one of the mail orders like DSC.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/25/2016 03:57PM by SteveO.
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 25, 2016 04:08PM
I still make my Gillette refills last about 6 months. Shave in the shower, rinse the blade off, and strop it. On my arm. After all, it's kind of leathery at this point.

Those little 'wear indicator' and 'lubricant' strips are just a gimmick. I ignore 'em. They're usually evaporated after about 2 months.
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: Bo
Date: February 25, 2016 04:12PM
Dorco and wait for a sale or coupon code

[www.dorcousa.com]
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: February 25, 2016 04:20PM
You boys are all on the wrong track. Go to [www.reddit.com] or Badger & Blade and start using a double-edge old-style razor like God intended. You'll get a better shave, enjoy it more, kick up your testosterone, and save money.
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: Drew
Date: February 25, 2016 04:29PM
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Dennis S
You boys are all on the wrong track. Go to [www.reddit.com] or Badger & Blade and start using a double-edge old-style razor like God intended. You'll get a better shave, enjoy it more, kick up your testosterone, and save money.

I've tried, but the shave is never as good. I have a thick beard and a non-sensitive face, so I mainly want a close shave, not so worried about irritation. The Gillette multi-blade things always shave me closer than the retro double-edge types. However, I hate paying the price. I'm going to look at the Dorco.
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: JoeBob
Date: February 25, 2016 05:18PM
I use an old Gillette safety razor (1963), and Feather blades.
Much better shave than the Fusion cartridge razor.
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: February 25, 2016 05:32PM
I used my grandfather's Gillette sterling silver safety razor with good quality blades and got a great shave. Blades cost $0.10/week. Haven't shaved since before Christmas though.
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: Cary
Date: February 25, 2016 05:45PM
I bought the Dorco 5 blades. I find them OK, but they don't last as long as the Gillette ones.
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: Bernie
Date: February 25, 2016 05:47PM
Schick @ Amazon


$1.15 each




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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: February 25, 2016 06:19PM
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Drew
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Dennis S
You boys are all on the wrong track. Go to [www.reddit.com] or Badger & Blade and start using a double-edge old-style razor like God intended. You'll get a better shave, enjoy it more, kick up your testosterone, and save money.

I've tried, but the shave is never as good. I have a thick beard and a non-sensitive face, so I mainly want a close shave, not so worried about irritation. The Gillette multi-blade things always shave me closer than the retro double-edge types. However, I hate paying the price. I'm going to look at the Dorco.

Which brand and model of blades did you use?
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: jonny
Date: February 25, 2016 06:30PM
Atra blades 13¢ each.

[www.amazon.com]
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: Drew
Date: February 25, 2016 06:42PM
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Dennis S
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Drew
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Dennis S
You boys are all on the wrong track. Go to [www.reddit.com] or Badger & Blade and start using a double-edge old-style razor like God intended. You'll get a better shave, enjoy it more, kick up your testosterone, and save money.

I've tried, but the shave is never as good. I have a thick beard and a non-sensitive face, so I mainly want a close shave, not so worried about irritation. The Gillette multi-blade things always shave me closer than the retro double-edge types. However, I hate paying the price. I'm going to look at the Dorco.

Which brand and model of blades did you use?

The Gillette Fusion with the vibration in the handle. I thought that the vibration was just a gimmick, but now think that it actually works. Still, might try the Dorco as the price of blade cartridges is ridiculous.

Edit: Oh, maybe you're asking about the double-edge. Frankly don't remember. It was maybe 3-4 years ago.



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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: February 25, 2016 06:53PM
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Drew
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Dennis S
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Drew
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Dennis S
You boys are all on the wrong track. Go to [www.reddit.com] or Badger & Blade and start using a double-edge old-style razor like God intended. You'll get a better shave, enjoy it more, kick up your testosterone, and save money.

I've tried, but the shave is never as good. I have a thick beard and a non-sensitive face, so I mainly want a close shave, not so worried about irritation. The Gillette multi-blade things always shave me closer than the retro double-edge types. However, I hate paying the price. I'm going to look at the Dorco.

Which brand and model of blades did you use?

The Gillette Fusion with the vibration in the handle. I thought that the vibration was just a gimmick, but now think that it actually works. Still, might try the Dorco as the price of blade cartridges is ridiculous.

Edit: Oh, maybe you're asking about the double-edge. Frankly don't remember. It was maybe 3-4 years ago.

Yes. I bet you used a bad or mediocre one. By the way, the Dorco blades are considered pretty lame among double-edge shavers. I imagine the ones you guys are buying might be, too.
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: GeneL
Date: February 25, 2016 07:01PM
This touches on a big problem for me. Because I had an angioplasty with one stent, back in September, I'm taking Plavix once a day for a year. This is supposed to avoid my blood from clotting around the stent, which could cause me to have a heart attack.

The problem is, if I cut myself shaving I have difficulty stopping the bleeding.

My solution has been to shave with an Andis trimmer, but it's a far from perfect method. While I don't cut myself, it leaves my face very irritated.

Suggestion are welcome...



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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: February 25, 2016 07:44PM
Electric razor.
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: Drew
Date: February 25, 2016 07:46PM
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Dennis S
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Drew
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Dennis S
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Drew
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Dennis S
You boys are all on the wrong track. Go to [www.reddit.com] or Badger & Blade and start using a double-edge old-style razor like God intended. You'll get a better shave, enjoy it more, kick up your testosterone, and save money.

I've tried, but the shave is never as good. I have a thick beard and a non-sensitive face, so I mainly want a close shave, not so worried about irritation. The Gillette multi-blade things always shave me closer than the retro double-edge types. However, I hate paying the price. I'm going to look at the Dorco.

Which brand and model of blades did you use?

The Gillette Fusion with the vibration in the handle. I thought that the vibration was just a gimmick, but now think that it actually works. Still, might try the Dorco as the price of blade cartridges is ridiculous.

Edit: Oh, maybe you're asking about the double-edge. Frankly don't remember. It was maybe 3-4 years ago.

Yes. I bet you used a bad or mediocre one. By the way, the Dorco blades are considered pretty lame among double-edge shavers. I imagine the ones you guys are buying might be, too.

Can you recommend one? Like I said, I want closeness, baby butt smooth, not so worried about nicks or irritation. I like to shave in the shower and currently use Creamo. Thanks.
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: carl
Date: February 25, 2016 07:54PM
I have used Dollar Shave for the last two years and I'm very happy with it. Price is very reasonable and they are mailed directly to my home.
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: February 25, 2016 08:05PM
I use Dorco after a rec here. Seem to be as good as any other and way cheaper.

or one of these.






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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: Black
Date: February 25, 2016 08:07PM
These seem to get the job done:
[www.amazon.com]




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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: February 25, 2016 08:36PM
I buy direct from Dorco, same stuff Dollar Shave Club sells (but a lot cheaper).
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: February 25, 2016 08:48PM
Dorco...
Who,cares if they don't last as long as the gilletes... At 1/5 the price, you can replace the blades twice as often and still come out ahead.

Since I started growing a beard, and only use them for "edge trimming", the initial five boxes of blades are going to last me a long, LONG, time.



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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: FormerlySaleenl
Date: February 25, 2016 08:51PM
I'm really happy with Dorco, as is the husband. We also wait for sales and stock up. Prefer the 2-3 blade models, not the 5-6 ones, as they seem to lead to ingrown hairs.
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: stephen
Date: February 25, 2016 08:57PM
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Bernie
Schick @ Amazon


$1.15 each

I'm with you. Big fan. I almost wish I didn't discover them this year, because they're pricey but they're so good on... curved parts of my face.
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: February 25, 2016 10:01PM
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GeneL
This touches on a big problem for me. Because I had an angioplasty with one stent, back in September, I'm taking Plavix once a day for a year. This is supposed to avoid my blood from clotting around the stent, which could cause me to have a heart attack.

The problem is, if I cut myself shaving I have difficulty stopping the bleeding.

My solution has been to shave with an Andis trimmer, but it's a far from perfect method. While I don't cut myself, it leaves my face very irritated.

Suggestion are welcome...

Electric razor for sure. I've never cut myself with one. Sure, the shave isn't as close, but it is way better than cutting yourself.



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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: space-time
Date: February 25, 2016 10:07PM
costco
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: max
Date: February 25, 2016 10:49PM
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Dennis S
You boys are all on the wrong track. Go to [www.reddit.com] or Badger & Blade and start using a double-edge old-style razor like God intended. You'll get a better shave, enjoy it more, kick up your testosterone, and save money.

Real men use the straight blade...





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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 26, 2016 01:24AM
I'm just wild about Harry's.

Very close shave, closest ever, as well, cheap blades, and they last months for me.

Best shaving move I've every made.





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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: GeneL
Date: February 26, 2016 01:33AM
Unfortunately, electric shavers shave too close and I end up with a cheek full of ingrown hairs. This has been a big problem for me for much of my adult life. When I feel the ingrown hairs they feel like splinters to me and that triggers an obsessive/compulsive issue of mine, where I end up trying to dig them out. I sometimes sit for hours with a tweezer and a magnifying mirror. I make a bloody mess of my face at times. I don't want to go out.

That's why regular shaving methods don't work for me. sad smiley

I wish I could get rid of my whole beard, but electrolysis is too expensive to remove all facial hair and it doesn't work on grey hair.

This has been my problem for years and now it's compounded by the bleeding issue.



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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: February 26, 2016 08:07AM
Hi everyone,

It was just about the right time for the annual forum razor thread. I'm still using the Edwin Jagger Barley razor, a 1932 Gillette razor and a 1960s Gillette travel razor in conjunction with Derby Extra blades. They are from the same pack of 100 qty blades I purchased when I made the switch to a DE razor way back when. I've got one or two 5 packs left. Definitely time to pick up another sampler pack with a variety of blades.

I swap razors once per week. Same goes for cream. My favorite overall is still C.O. Bigelow Premium Shave Cream. I've tried a slew of others including Barbasol Shave Cream (not foam), Cremo, Duke Cannon shave cream and a slew of others. I've always go back to the C.O. Bigolow cream. My preference is to buy the smaller tubes since I turn them over more quickly.

I didn't bring any of the DE razors with me when my wife gave birth to Baby M. Since I stayed overnight while they were in the hospital, I brought a brand-new disposable with me. I believe it was a five blade model from Gillette. To give credit where it's due, it provided a decent shave with the C.O. Bigelow cream. Not remotely as close as with my DE razors but passable. I was happy to go back to my DE razors when I brought wife and baby home.

Robert
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: February 26, 2016 08:18AM
electric razor most of the time for reduced irritation, but not a very close shave.

Harry's 2x/week for a close shave in the shower using Target's knockoff of Aveeno's gel w/ vitamin E & oatmeal.
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: TLB
Date: February 26, 2016 08:27AM
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Bernie
Schick @ Amazon


$1.15 each

Count me as three. I'm still working on a huge pack (32 or 40) that I picked up at Costco or Sams. They easily last me a month or more each as long as I remember to dry after use.
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: weapon
Date: February 26, 2016 05:23PM
The family uses dorco!

So cheap when on sale.
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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: February 27, 2016 08:28AM
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jonny
Atra blades 13¢ each.

[www.amazon.com]

That's a deal! Not sure I have an old Trac 2 handle left though.

I'm using Gillette Mach 3. Blades are pretty cheap at local flea market.



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Re: So What Are We Doing For Razors Now?
Posted by: JPK
Date: February 27, 2016 10:18AM
I gotta say, I have been using Schick Slim Twin 2 disposables for years. I love them The best thing is they have a little ejector that pushes out the junk between the two blades.

I buy them at wal mart for about 60 cents a piece. They seem to last for a long time, so I don't use a new one for probably longer than I should.

[www.walmart.com]

I say try these before anything else.

JPK
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