06-22-2015, 01:02 PM
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Trying to pull customs back with perks....
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 06-22-2015, 02:26 PM
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I saw this earlier on TV. Good for cart users as the price of carts is outrageous. At my local Walmart I did check out the fusion vibrating ball razor and couldn't believe the price at 3.50 per mach 3s and up to 4.90 per cart for the fusion they can still keep them.

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 06-22-2015, 02:32 PM
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Gillette will make DE again someday, just not sure when. The old ways are becoming mainstream in many ways of doing things.

When they find a way to market it and profit from it, they will.

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 06-22-2015, 02:34 PM
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(06-22-2015, 02:32 PM)Bruce Wrote: Gillette will make DE again someday, just not sure when.  The old ways are becoming mainstream in many ways of doing things.

When they find a way to market it and profit from it, they will.

2015 Fatboy yours for $199.99 plus a 10 pack of de blades for $24.99

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 06-22-2015, 02:36 PM
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(06-22-2015, 02:34 PM)Otis375 Wrote: 2015 Fatboy yours for $199.99 plus a 10 pack of de blades for $24.99

Yup, and a priority sized blade size or system that needs 12 pins to line up etc.

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 06-22-2015, 06:07 PM
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(06-22-2015, 02:34 PM)Otis375 Wrote: 2015 Fatboy yours for $199.99 plus a 10 pack of de blades for $24.99

That wouldn't be a bad price it the Fatboy were stainless steel!  Biggrin

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 06-22-2015, 06:28 PM
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(06-22-2015, 02:32 PM)Bruce Wrote: Gillette will make DE again someday, just not sure when. The old ways are becoming mainstream in many ways of doing things.

When they find a way to market it and profit from it, they will.

Gillette still makes DEs and DE razor blades. They just don't sell them in North America.

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 06-22-2015, 07:01 PM
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If Gillette did ever remake a DE I'd like to see how they would get around the years and who knows how many billions spent saying more blades are better. Then to rerelease a single edge and say what whoops,our bad or would it be yep 8 blades is still better than one but here you go.

IMO Gillette doesn't need advertising , at least not a huge celebrity or athlete doing that one pass thing Gillette does. Show the razor and the money you saved from not having whoever on the commercial pass the savings onto the consumer. The wetshaving community is small,but the number of people joining dollar shave club is growing like crazy. If it continues to grow while Gillette just keeps raising prices with their gimmicky razors they will haft to change it somehow,but Personally I don't think another DE would ever have the Gillette name on it again.

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 06-23-2015, 12:14 AM
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I still use carts for my head. Fusion is my go to. However, I purchase mine in bulk on eBay to get as much of a discount as I possibly can. With that said, I intend to try the dollar shave club gear once I run out of my current stock.

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 06-23-2015, 12:17 AM
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(06-22-2015, 06:28 PM)v4257 Wrote:
(06-22-2015, 02:32 PM)Bruce Wrote: Gillette will make DE again someday, just not sure when.  The old ways are becoming mainstream in many ways of doing things.

When they find a way to market it and profit from it, they will.

Gillette still makes DEs and DE razor blades. They just don't sell them in North America.


It is all about patents and profit. If you go large scale like Gillette and can make use of patent rights, it is a gold mine. That has been the Gillette history and is what they are after.
They´d still be selling DE blades if they could make it high profit...  Lightbulb

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 06-23-2015, 07:39 AM
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Dollar Shave Club isn't a bad way to get a handle and try the blades. However if you like Dorco carts (which is what DSC uses) just buy them in bulk from Dorco USA and they're even cheaper.


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 06-23-2015, 08:05 AM
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(06-23-2015, 12:17 AM)Bibbelmann Wrote: They´d still be selling DE blades if they could make it high profit...  Lightbulb


They do sell DE blades. Gillette makes & sells lots of DE blades in the developing world (like these in Russia or these in India) . 


They also make DE razors (like this one) - although admittedly they are moving away from them; primarily because they feel that they now have a disposable in the same price range as DE blades which they bet users will prefer due to ease of use.

Finally - Gillette owns AoS and has aggressively expanded the AoS footprint since acquisition. AoS sells more wetshaving supplies than any other manufacturer/vendor in North America today.

IMHO - it is easy to bash Gillette and claim they don't know what they are doing. But I think the truth is that Gillette USA does not make/sell DE blades mostly because..hard to accept...the majority of the market doesn't care for them.

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 06-23-2015, 09:01 AM
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............we could get amal clooney to pitch the double edge razors and blades........... they'd be back in vogue............

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 06-23-2015, 09:11 AM
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(06-23-2015, 09:01 AM)leonidas Wrote: ............we could get amal clooney to pitch the double edge razors and blades........... they'd be back in vogue............

Even better, Hannah Davis on a talking horse Winky
http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=...#pid553398

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 06-23-2015, 09:42 AM
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(06-23-2015, 09:11 AM)Agravic Wrote:
(06-23-2015, 09:01 AM)leonidas Wrote: ............we could get amal clooney to pitch the double edge razors and blades........... they'd be back in vogue............

Even better, Hannah Davis on a talking horse Winky
http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=...#pid553398

Um Agravic, don't you mean a goat ,lol. Please please please don't go trying to milk a horse mistaking it for a goat. (Remember our convo, 1 down)

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 06-23-2015, 09:44 AM
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 06-23-2015, 12:38 PM
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(06-23-2015, 08:05 AM)v4257 Wrote:
(06-23-2015, 12:17 AM)Bibbelmann Wrote: They´d still be selling DE blades if they could make it high profit...  Lightbulb


They do sell DE blades. Gillette makes & sells lots of DE blades in the developing world (like these in Russia or these in India) . 


They also make DE razors (like this one) - although admittedly they are moving away from them; primarily because they feel that they now have a disposable in the same price range as DE blades which they bet users will prefer due to ease of use.

Finally - Gillette owns AoS and has aggressively expanded the AoS footprint since acquisition. AoS sells more wetshaving supplies than any other manufacturer/vendor in North America today.

IMHO - it is easy to bash Gillette and claim they don't know what they are doing. But I think the truth is that Gillette USA does not make/sell DE blades mostly because..hard to accept...the majority of the market doesn't care for them.

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Actuallly, I don't believe Gillette is in the DE market at all.  I believe all of those blades are made under license, meaning another company is producing them with the Gillette brand name.  If those were indeed owned by P&G then that would be the clear choice to sell in their AOS stores and last time I was in they were selling a bunch of Merkur razors and blades (at very inflated prices).

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 06-23-2015, 01:42 PM
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(06-23-2015, 12:38 PM)blzrfn Wrote: Actuallly, I don't believe Gillette is in the DE market at all.  I believe all of those blades are made under license, meaning another company is producing them with the Gillette brand name.  

I disagree. If you read the packaging of the the Gillette 7'o'clock black blades from India - they state that the blades are manufactured at a Gillette factory address in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India. This is a special manufacturing zone in India and if Gillette does not actually do production at this address - they are not allowed to list it as their production facility (they must instead list an alternate marketing/HQ office address and state "manufactured under license for")

See also this link about Gillette's Russia plant: http://www.bruceonshaving.com/2010/09/20...-are-made/

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 06-23-2015, 04:57 PM
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Gillette spent a lot of R&D  marketing dollars tailoring the Guard Razor for third world countries.  It's virtually impossible to clog with whisker stubble and you can shave and rinse with a cup of water.  I use them for camping trips.

 http://www.pg.com/en_US/downloads/innova..._Guard.pdf

http://www.bruceonshaving.com/2010/11/11...ard-razor/

http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=2982

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 06-24-2015, 07:46 AM
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(06-23-2015, 01:42 PM)v4257 Wrote:
(06-23-2015, 12:38 PM)blzrfn Wrote: Actuallly, I don't believe Gillette is in the DE market at all.  I believe all of those blades are made under license, meaning another company is producing them with the Gillette brand name.  

I disagree. If you read the packaging of the the Gillette 7'o'clock black blades from India - they state that the blades are manufactured at a Gillette factory address in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India. This is a special manufacturing zone in India and if Gillette does not actually do production at this address - they are not allowed to list it as their production facility (they must instead list an alternate marketing/HQ office address and state "manufactured under license for")

See also this link about Gillette's Russia plant: http://www.bruceonshaving.com/2010/09/20...-are-made/

I stand corrected, the Russian blades are all licensed but Gillette India is indeed owned by P&G.

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