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Shaving for Cheap

February 20th, 2008 6 comments

My face usually looks a little scruffy, but I do need to shave a couple of times a week. I have been wondering for a while how much cheaper it is to buy razors online. Well today, I settled it.


Unfortunately I have a pretty thick beard, coupled with really sensitive skin. This means that cheap plastic razors or the safety razors with the single refillable blades are out for me. The best option I have is the Gillette fusion. I think it works pretty well, and leaves my face with far less red than others, but have you seen the price on these guys???

For eight refillable blades, it costs around $28 and up. I was searching on Amazon, and this was the best I could find. To comparison shop, I searched in Google, and found On the site, I found a deal for 16 blades for $37, shipping and taxes included.

That’s a pretty good deal. It turns out to cost $2.32 per blade instead of $3.50. Considering I only use about one blade per month, I’ve stocked up for more than a year. In fact if you look at the yearly cost, $28 doesn’t seem so bad for a years worth of razors.

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