09-05-2012, 07:26 AM
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  • EHV
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 09-05-2012, 07:39 AM
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  • slantman
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  • Leesburg, Florida
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I never heard of the blade brand and the razor itself looks like a Parker R22 knock off. If you buy the razor and 30 blades it costs $25.90 . I am not a gambling man but the fact that they make this offer for a double edge razor and blades is great. Thanks for sharing.

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 09-05-2012, 08:12 AM
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If it's a knock off it's an exact copy - I just compared it to my Parker 22R in hand. It is a good razor, so if the blade is any good the buyers are in for a treat... after they unlearn some bad habits they gotten from shaving with cartridges.

They might have bought a boatload of Parkers and rebranded them - that makes more sense than starting up manufacturing clones. And I do like the fact that they say on their website that their blades are compatible with "any standard safety razor so you're not locked into a proprietary system" Biggrin

Off course, if this takes off and the blades are, how to put it politely, crappy blades... it's not good PR for traditional wetshaving.

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 09-05-2012, 08:18 AM
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  • EHV
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It's "interesting" that they claim "Japanese Precision Blades"......

I wonder if they are Feather's or Kai's.....?! Biggrin
Yeah sure....

So, we can verify a Parker razor, I'd love to know the brand of blades they use.

I also wonder if we'll see an infomercial for this one?

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 09-05-2012, 09:07 AM
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  • Theido
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  • Colorado
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The offer details cracked me up:

"Offer Details: Get 15 Akira blades and Akira Handle for just $10.00 plus $7.95 processing and handling. But that is not all, we will double your offer and send you 15 more Akira blades free, just pay separate $7.95 processing and handling. 30 day money-back guarantee (less p&h). Sales tax may apply. Allow 2-6 weeks for delivery. Additional $10 p&h for delivery outside of the continental US."


That's a steal for the second 15 blades it's free (with $8 processing and handling).

When did infomercials change it from shipping and handling to processing and handling?

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 09-05-2012, 09:30 AM
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Probably when they figured they could charge more for it that way Undecided

Very curious to see what take off this might have among "normal" people...

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 09-05-2012, 09:48 AM
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  • Howler
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I will go with the old saying "If it is so unbelievable it can not be true"

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 09-05-2012, 09:49 AM
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OK...so the first one to find them has to try them and report back right?

And to echo what others have stated those are definitely Parker razors, but since Parker doesn't stamp their name on the razor, one would never know.

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 09-05-2012, 10:44 AM
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Great for the business....but that one Parker is a cheese grater. Not one to go mainstream with.

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 09-05-2012, 12:25 PM
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Funny, I have that Parker and I find it to be somewhat aggressive but far from the most aggressive in my small collection - YMMV I guess Smile

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 09-05-2012, 06:46 PM
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Great infomercial! Who is going to be the first to buy?! Hee hee.

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 09-05-2012, 06:56 PM
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Did anyone else notice it's bring described as a 'revolutionary new way of shaving'? When making infomercials, do they go out of their way to hire the worst writers and producers??

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 09-05-2012, 07:06 PM
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  • biggiej42
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I would have labeled it "ShaveWow" and got that obnoxious guy to do the informercial Smile.

It's good exposure, but you'd think they'd use better product.

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 09-05-2012, 07:20 PM
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No, they are going to use the product that costs $5 to produce so they can mark it up 400% and still sell it for $20 including shipping.

Infomercial stuff doesn't sell if the product costs more than $20.

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 09-05-2012, 10:48 PM
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(09-05-2012, 08:18 AM)EHV Wrote: It's "interesting" that they claim "Japanese Precision Blades"......
It was bound to happen sooner or later. I am surprised it did not happen sooner. Will it be that long before we see Edwin Jagger and Merkur advertised in mainstream media?

If the Akira (Ginsu?) blades are not all they're cracked up to be, that might actually be a good thing. If folks google for double edge blades, then they will find some great alternatives. And maybe The Shave Nook, too.

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 09-06-2012, 11:28 AM
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  • Johan
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The more people who stop with the carts and use de razors the better imo. But i dont know if this is the best way to start out. I´m not sure about the quality about the razor and if the blades are really from Japan. If they where there should be text on them. Afaik theres no noname shaving products from Japan. And its seems to me that you end up paying a far to much for shipping and blades.

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 09-06-2012, 11:55 AM
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I like the "barber" in the video, he has no clue how to properly use a straight razor.

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 09-06-2012, 07:19 PM
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(09-06-2012, 11:55 AM)livingontheedge Wrote: I like the "barber" in the video, he has no clue how to properly use a straight razor.

I'm glad I wasn't the only one to notice that - but if he had known how to use it, the pretty girl would have choose the 'wrong' side of the face Tongue

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