11-11-2012, 08:26 PM
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Here is an article from the Tampa Bay Times discussing the use of non cartridge razors.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/pe...al/1261136

No discussion of RAD ...

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 11-11-2012, 09:03 PM
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  • Samjax
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  • Clearwater, Florida
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Ah! Right in my own neighborhood!

Anything that brings interest to non-cartridge shaving is probably a good thing.

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 11-11-2012, 09:46 PM
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He actually tried it (or normally uses a blade) so he actually was knowledgeable! Amazing! Good article IMO, and I told him so.

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 11-11-2012, 09:52 PM
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Gary, thanks for the article and good luck with the surgery!

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 11-11-2012, 11:20 PM
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Interesting article - just a shame that the one guy who had commented (at least when I read it) has drunk deeply of the Kool-Aid of the multi-blade horrors...

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 11-12-2012, 07:59 AM
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I wish the article was a bit more in depth, but got the point of "saving money" across. Most of us spend a lot more money, but enjoy the shave a whole lot more.

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 11-12-2012, 08:28 AM
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  • slantman
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  • Leesburg, Florida
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Great and honest article. The way most of us buy wet shaving products its never cost effective but the shaves are fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

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 11-12-2012, 11:19 AM
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  • vferdman
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  • Western Massachusetts
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Good article, but very shallow. Also, he says DE blades are not available in stores anymore, but that's not true. Walmart sells Wilkies for $1.76/10 pack. That's not a bad blade at a very good price for the convenience of wide availability. Also, the cost of soap/gel/foam/etc. was not considered at all. This alone can save you a lot of money if you keep the SSAD in check. You can pick up a $2 puck of VDH at the same Walmart and shave for a very long time with it, I am sure longer than a $5 can of crap.

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 11-12-2012, 10:21 PM
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That is a very good article. Thanks for the link, Gary!

(11-12-2012, 11:19 AM)vferdman Wrote: Good article, but very shallow. Also, he says DE blades are not available in stores anymore, but that's not true. Walmart sells Wilkies for $1.76/10 pack. That's not a bad blade at a very good price for the convenience of wide availability.

CVS and Walgreens sell double edge blades, too, as does nearly every supermarket. At least it is that way where I live. Walmart seems to have the best prices, though.

Quote:Also, the cost of soap/gel/foam/etc. was not considered at all. This alone can save you a lot of money if you keep the SSAD in check. You can pick up a $2 puck of VDH at the same Walmart and shave for a very long time with it, I am sure longer than a $5 can of crap.

A puck of soap does seem to last longer than a can of gel. As you noted, the real difference is in the quality. Even Van Der Hagen at $2 per puck gives a much better shave than a can of gel.

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 11-13-2012, 10:34 AM
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  • Grumpy
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I agree with Tbone.

CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and just about all of the Grocery Stores sell Double Edge Blades and usually you can find either Williams Shaving Soap or Van Der Hagen Shaving Soap or even a shaving set (Bowl, Brush and Soap).

And most of the time they also have a brush to sell.

All around The Magic Kingdom you can find these items.

What is funny is that I have never seen a Colonel Ichabod Conk Product on any store shelves.

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