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    Razors

    For the past 12 months or so I've not been able to bring myself to pay the ridiculous prices for Gillette fusion blades / wilkinson sword alternative . Instead I just buy whatever disposable ones are on offer at the time .
    So , the question to the wam is , what razors do you buy ? And are they any good ?

    Ps after going to scalford I realise this will only apply to half the wam.

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    Aldi or Tesco triple blades/razor, work fine, and I have a fairly heavy beard and only shave every 3-4 days.

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    I use a mach 3 - but there is a big comeback for the old style DE razor blades...tho, these folk are also into vinyl and 35mm film cameras...
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    I've recently found that Gillette razors are a bit like ink cartridges for your printer, BLOODY expensive!!
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    yeah, its how they make their money I reckon too...sell the set (with a single razor) for a couple of quid to try and hook you in...
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    Ebay looks a bit of a minefield for bulk razors

    8 Wilkinson Swords Brand New Hydro 5 Razor Blades ( 2 X 4 Pack)100% Genuine - Satisfaction GuaranteedR.R.P. £14.98 - Our Price Only £111.86Same Day Dispatch If ordered Before 1PM
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...2-43-each.html

    I've been using the sainsburys 6 blade jobbie lately. Not the cheapest but certainly less than the fusions etc .

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    Quote Originally Posted by age136 View Post
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...2-43-each.html

    I've been using the sainsburys 6 blade jobbie lately. Not the cheapest but certainly less than the fusions etc .
    6 blades? Surely totally unnecessary, I tried the 4 blade and found they kept getting blocked up with bristles. I think 3 is the optimum number.

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    A lot of razors are shoplifted but apparently a lot that find their way onto eBay could be fakes and there was an article about it a while back about the metal being contaminated with all sorts .
    Not good if it's anywhere near your blood .

    6 blades , yep . I thought it was a bit overkill but I seem to cut myself less with the multi blade razors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by age136 View Post

    I've been using the sainsburys 6 blade jobbie lately. Not the cheapest but certainly less than the fusions etc .
    Just how many blades do you need? I remember when 2 was the latest high tec thing.

    Just stop buying foo razors

    Razors will be like venetian blinds before long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by age136 View Post
    A lot of razors are shoplifted but apparently a lot that find their way onto eBay could be fakes and there was an article about it a while back about the metal being contaminated with all sorts .
    Not good if it's anywhere near your blood .

    6 blades , yep . I thought it was a bit overkill but I seem to cut myself less with the multi blade razors.
    yeah, I bought some mach 3 blades of ebay last year - they were fakes...blunt as fuck, but the advert said the seller was based in london (blades came from asia) and the advert alluded to the fact they were knocked off...
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    Started using a DE razor about 6 months ago.
    Blades? £3.50 for 10.
    Beard rash/neck redness? Gone.
    optimum number of blades is ONE! Not 3,5 or anything else.
    When I see all the fusion/vibrating/multi blade tosh, £8 for 4 blades I'm so glad I found an alternative that works for me.
    Even if the £cost was the same, the comfort & lack of razor burn, (after all these years of trying all those bloody wonder blades & canned goo) would be worth it alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tel View Post

    Razors will be like venetian blinds before long.

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    Whal VEry rarely use proper razors and just buzz cut every few days or when the kids tell me i look like a badger.

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    Buy an electric shaver and get used to it. I did over 10 years ago and never looked back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gthang View Post
    Buy an electric shaver and get used to it. I did over 10 years ago and never looked back.
    How ghey

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    Quote Originally Posted by gthang View Post
    Buy an electric shaver and get used to it. I did over 10 years ago and never looked back.
    I have one but I find it takes so much 'scrubbing' to get a smooth shave that in the same time I may as well shave wet. And anything over 2 days particularly so. Plus I know with a wet shave everything is cut - the electric one always leaves some that refuse to poke through the filter to meet the blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stupinder View Post
    Whal VEry rarely use proper razors and just buzz cut every few days or when the kids tell me i look like a badger.
    yeah, I do a no.1 one my head...
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