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    Default Electric razor-v-razor and shaving cream

    I used to go through two disposable razors or razor blades a week. I have been blessed with a very tough facial hair. I figure I was spending two dollars a week for them. A can of shaving cream lasted app. one and a half months. At two dollars and fifty cents that comes to one dollar and sixty-seven cents per month. That makes a grand total of nine dollars and sixty seven cents per month.

    I bought an electric razor eighteen months ago for twenty two dollars. I have one dollar and twenty-two cents per month so far. It does not give me as close of a shave, so I keep a razor here for special occasions.

    I am saving eight dollars and forty-five cents a month and one hundred and one dollars and forty cents a year. Not bad.

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    Right on...it's amazing to me when I get to see the math.

    That's a lot over a year.

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    Congrats! That is what DBF just switched over to and he loves it! Plus it's quicker.

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    It's nice when we see the money difference. My rechargable razor razor was free. And I love it.

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    You pay for razors?


    Huh.

    That was one of the very first things I learned to get for free from CVS. Using their ECB system and multidollar coupons that are always available - I have a stash of free razors ( good Gillette ones, not junky Bic / CVS brand ) that would last me for the next year or so.

    Yes, in the long run, an electric is more cost effective if you have to buy razors and cream - but you said it yourself, it doesn't do as good a job on your beard.

    You should look into getting your shaving accoutrements for free from CVS.

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    Anyone compared the price of lasar treatment over the price of shaving for years?

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    [QUOTE=Mavourneen;1086307]You pay for razors?


    Huh.

    That was one of the very first things I learned to get for free from CVS. Using their ECB system and multidollar coupons that are always available - I have a stash of free razors ( good Gillette ones, not junky Bic / CVS brand ) that would last me for the next year or so.
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    Ditto that! I've got a nice big tote full from last spring of the good men's razors - Fusion, Quattro, etc. The only thing I paid on each was tax.

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    On the other hand there is a much cheaper alternative, not shaving any of your body parts. In the normal places people grow hair it is fine to leave it alone. We have styles and cultural expectations and so on, but I often feel free to ignore them. :-)

    I have always found it bizarre that leg hair on men is accepted anywhere but some folks, seeing it on women, grow faint or queasy. I think shaving is a cultural condition invented by Gillette, right?

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    Or, there's what DH did. He was using a cartridge razor and shaving soap. The cartridges kept changing and going up in price. So he bought a razor blade razor.

    The calculations for your electric razor I notice don't include the cost of the electricity to run it?

    Judi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judi Dial View Post
    Or, there's what DH did. He was using a cartridge razor and shaving soap. The cartridges kept changing and going up in price. So he bought a razor blade razor.

    The calculations for your electric razor I notice don't include the cost of the electricity to run it?

    Judi
    I felt the electricity it takes to recharge the razor would offset the water it takes to rinse a razor blade.

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    Default It might!

    We're on a well, so the water itself is free, but the pump runs on electric too....

    (And no, I don't know how much per minute, but I should!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judi Dial View Post
    We're on a well, so the water itself is free, but the pump runs on electric too....

    (And no, I don't know how much per minute, but I should!)

    Judi
    I forgot, I rinse with hot water so there is electricity involved in heating it. Seriously, I haven't a clue if any of this is right. I took a stab at it.

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    Hmmm...interesting. I've been wondering about this for DH. He inherited an electric shaver in the end. I must ask him if he uses it and how well it works.

    For myself I find a disposable razor lasts over a month. I just have very fine hair. I buy them on sale. I must have enough for several years in my bath drawer right now. I'm not looking at an electric shaver anytime soon!
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    Peanut, the disposable razors here are used for my swimming bag and when we travel. I use his old cartridges in his old razor otherwise.

    I had a small box of cartridges that were too dull for him but work just fine for me. I use plain old bar or liquid soap to shave with, no shaving soap or gel, just soap.

    I've only got about 3 more cartridges left in the box now. I'm either going to have to learn how to use DH's double-sided razor or buy a razor of my own, which I haven't had for about 20 years now.... :9(

    I suppose I'll have to figure out exactly how much it costs when I run out of cartridges, sigh. That double-sided razor makes me nervous!

    Judi

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    Judi Dial: I actually shave in the shower...so I'm wet and soapy to start with!

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