Poll: Is the Speick shave soap stick worth twice the price of Palmolive?
 04-03-2014, 10:59 AM
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Hi Everyone,

There've been lots of threads discussing the performance of these two bargain ( and both excellent in their own right) shave soap sticks, but I'm interested purely in a cost/value angle. Namely, is Speick worth twice the price of Palmolive? If so, why, just scent, or something else?

If one stick doesn't work for you due to an allergy or sensitivity issue, i'm more interested in comments from folks who can use both. Thanks!

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 04-03-2014, 11:06 AM
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  • Johnny
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I say yes and I've used both. To me the Speick gives better cushion, glide (slickness), and protection than the Palmolive does. I personally like the scent better and if you top it off with some Speick After Shave Lotion, you have almost the perfect shave.

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 04-03-2014, 11:08 AM
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  • Crag
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(04-03-2014, 11:06 AM)Johnny Wrote: I say yes and I've used both. To me the Speick gives better cushion, glide (slickness), and protection than the Palmolive does. I personally like the scent better and if you top it off with some Speick After Shave Lotion, you have almost the perfect shave.

+1 to the scent and glide...so yes.

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 04-03-2014, 11:13 AM
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I prefer the Speick, coincidence I used the soap and aftershave for my shave today. The Palmolive is good but the scent's not as good as the Speick. The Palmolive is cheap as chips in the UK shops 50p, Speick is a good bit more online from Germany about 6x cost.
They're both good tallow soaps.

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 04-03-2014, 11:28 AM
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  • Barrylu
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(04-03-2014, 11:06 AM)Johnny Wrote: I say yes and I've used both. To me the Speick gives better cushion, glide (slickness), and protection than the Palmolive does. I personally like the scent better and if you top it off with some Speick After Shave Lotion, you have almost the perfect shave.
Johnny speaks the truth. As a matter of fact that was my mornings shave. Speick stick applied with a Simpson Chubby and removed with an ATT , followed by Speick aftershave.

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 04-03-2014, 11:32 AM
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  • TheMonk
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I also voted yes, although I must say the Palmolive is a pretty good stick! Still, neither of them is a match for the king of sticks, IMHO. Cool

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 04-03-2014, 01:09 PM
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  • Mouser
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(04-03-2014, 11:32 AM)TheMonk Wrote: I also voted yes, although I must say the Palmolive is a pretty good stick! Still, neither of them is a match for the king of sticks, IMHO. Cool
which is what?
btw, I grate my Speick stick into an empty TOBS tub. Excellent bowl lather soap.

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 04-03-2014, 01:19 PM
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since this is an international forum maybe it would be an idea to state where the claimed prices comes from. it's a big world - prices vary from country to country.

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 04-03-2014, 01:30 PM
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  • TheMonk
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(04-03-2014, 01:09 PM)Mouser Wrote:
(04-03-2014, 11:32 AM)TheMonk Wrote: I also voted yes, although I must say the Palmolive is a pretty good stick! Still, neither of them is a match for the king of sticks, IMHO. Cool
which is what?
btw, I grate my Speick stick into an empty TOBS tub. Excellent bowl lather soap.

From all the sticks I've tried, nothing beats the Valobra stick. In fact, it's better than most soaps out there, performance wise (the scent is not particularly special, but I've grown to enjoy it quite a bit). Of course, YMMV and all that.

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 04-03-2014, 02:13 PM
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  • BobH
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For me not really from strickly a cost POV, they work equally well for me with a straight razor. I would use either and both are inexpensive so cost is not a issue.

Bob

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 04-03-2014, 02:19 PM
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  • Johnny
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I've already voted and voiced my opinion on which I prefer, this has to do with the price issue. I buy 99% of my products from one vendor so I used their prices.

$5.30 - Speick
$4.00 - Palmolive

I don't think a $1.30 difference will break anyones bank.

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 04-03-2014, 02:30 PM
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In my opinion performance wise and scent wise speick has the edge.
That being said when I grate a couple palmolive sticks and put them in a larger twist up deodorant like container the performance edge that speick has evens out substantially.
Of course speick still smells better but honestly neither one are in my top tier scent wise anyway.

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 04-03-2014, 02:36 PM
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Based on oerformance alone, it's tough to beat Palmolive, I can't abide Speick's scent, so I have to vote no.

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 04-03-2014, 03:59 PM
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  • BobH
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(04-03-2014, 02:19 PM)Johnny Wrote: I've already voted and voiced my opinion on which I prefer, this has to do with the price issue. I buy 99% of my products from one vendor so I used their prices.

$5.30 - Speick
$4.00 - Palmolive

I don't think a $1.30 difference will break anyones bank.

Absolutely right but for some reason the OPs cost dif is 2X. Which I too find a bit strange.

Bob

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 04-03-2014, 04:08 PM
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I guess it depends on what part of the world he is in. I understand the Palmolive can be purchased very inexpensive in the UK.

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 04-03-2014, 05:49 PM
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I couldn't make it through a shave with the Palmolive. I felt like I was wearing some cheap old man cologne. Which is to say that I did not care for the scent. The Speick performs very well and has a reasonably good scent. I actually finished a stick of it.

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 04-03-2014, 06:26 PM
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  • BobH
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(04-03-2014, 04:08 PM)Johnny Wrote: I guess it depends on what part of the world he is in. I understand the Palmolive can be purchased very inexpensive in the UK.

Yea, in the UK it is cheap http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/s...have+stick and that works out to be 0.83 USD.

Bob

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 04-03-2014, 06:27 PM
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Yep, cost difference depends on where you are or what vendors ship to where you are and how economically. I truly appreciate your comments gents. The 2x figure is roughly accurate for me, though it might be closer to 3x, I had not done the full math until just now. 2x paints the right picture

Cheers

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