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Old 11-06-2006, 05:44 PM
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Electric Shavers vs. Disposables razors

I've been using the triple edge disposable razors for years now and get about 3 shaves outta one. 8 razors for $15 seems like alot. Now they got the 4 and 5 blade razors, even more expensive. I'm thinking about switching over to the electric shaver, it's been a long time since my last one and I wasn't real happy with it (Braun), seemed to dull pretty quickly.

Any good suggestions for a reasonably priced electric shaver that works well?

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Old 11-06-2006, 06:12 PM
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shaving sucks.. i hate it...
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:31 PM
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It burns my ass buying those things a "value pack" will set you back $30, but after using one of those single blade off brand models hotels give you I put up with it.

What is the top of the line electric nowadays? Panasonic used to have a wet/dry that worked well.
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:33 PM
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GO with the Braun Activator, you won't go back to razors after you use one of these.
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Old 11-06-2006, 07:06 PM
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It burns my ass buying those things a "value pack" will set you back $30, but after using one of those single blade off brand models hotels give you I put up with it.

What is the top of the line electric nowadays? Panasonic used to have a wet/dry that worked well.
Yea, those single blade jobbers are a joke, I'd rather use my pocket knife.
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Old 11-06-2006, 07:18 PM
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Gillette mach 3 turbo. Mine last ten shaves if I keep it rinsed.
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Old 11-06-2006, 07:46 PM
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I wouldn't get four blades, except that they're basically the same price as the 3 bladed ones. Yes, shaving sucks as far as I have experienced. Tried an electric and it was crap.
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Old 11-06-2006, 08:23 PM
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Just do like I do, don't shave....
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Old 11-06-2006, 08:38 PM
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Just do like I do, don't shave....
its hard to when my job requires i be clean shaven and i prefer the smooth feel just as the ladies do....

but i dont like the fact i have to shave twice a day

how about this

ever run out of razor blades and have to use a womens razor because your in a pinch.. the pain and complicatedness
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Old 11-06-2006, 08:44 PM
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I found some guy on eBay selling mega-packs of the Gillette blades - - turbo Mach 3 - - for around a $1 each in bulk. Needless to say, I won't need to buy blades again anytime soon.

BTW, the shaver with the vibrator built into the handle is quite good...can't recall the name but it takes a single AAA battery.
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Old 11-06-2006, 09:00 PM
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About a week ago I purchased GILLETTE FUSION...it has 5 blades on the front and one on top. I must say, it works wonders. On a side note, I also use the expensive shaving cream called AVEENO (sp). Well, it's not really expensive per se but compared to the other brands it's like 3 times the price. This is the same brand that women use on their legs for better shaves and also a vitamin nourishment. They finally made it for a man's face.

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Old 11-06-2006, 09:11 PM
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I have yet to find a disposable razor that couldn't turn my face to hamburger given half-a-chance. Electric razors make the skin on my face nice and raw, as if I have a pretty decent sunburn. Finally, I just threw in the towel and now pluck my beard out with tweezers.
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Old 11-06-2006, 09:29 PM
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I learned about these cryogenetically treated razors on this site about 4 years and have used them ever since. Alot of folks called bs on them, and the company will send you samples for free so you can try them. For me, they last about 4 times longer than the non-treated ones. You should do a search on the thread--www.cryopro.com. I used the Mach III--and they aren't significantly more expensive than non-treated blades.
PS: I do not own stock in the company, and don't know anyone involved with it. There was a pretty good pissing contest in that thread with a guy who worked for gillette who disputed the cryo claims--but my recollection is that everyone who tried them liked the product.
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Old 11-06-2006, 10:24 PM
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I have yet to find a disposable razor that couldn't turn my face to hamburger given half-a-chance. Electric razors make the skin on my face nice and raw, as if I have a pretty decent sunburn. Finally, I just threw in the towel and now pluck my beard out with tweezers.
You must have a beard like Fu Man Chu. Pulling out the hair on my face and neck one by one would take me 40 million years. In fact, I heard Saddam Hussein and has band of merry men employed this as one of their torture techniques. I don't know if it worked or not, but word spread that a large number of men were emerging from his presidential palace with facial skin as smooth as a baby's bottom.
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Old 11-07-2006, 12:35 AM
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About a week ago I purchased GILLETTE FUSION...it has 5 blades on the front and one on top. I must say, it works wonders. On a side note, I also use the expensive shaving cream called AVEENO (sp). Well, it's not really expensive per se but compared to the other brands it's like 3 times the price. This is the same brand that women use on their legs for better shaves and also a vitamin nourishment. They finally made it for a man's face.

http://www.dermadoctor.com/images/product/ProductPage/aveenoshavegelsensskin.jpg

Haha, my mom bought me that stuff once. It worked pretty well, but not much different than my cheapo shaving cream. What really really helps though is that Neutrogena RazorDefense stuff, really softens your beard. I've been using it pretty much as long as I've been shaving (3 or 4 years). Tried shaving without it and it was really uncomfortable. 5 bucks for a tube and it lasts me like 8 months.

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