Dollar shave club?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Gorn Captain, Mar 13, 2014.


  1. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Location:
    Queens
    I just ran out of a massive hoard of Gillette fusion blades that my dad bought years ago at Costco. Anyone try the dollar shave club? https://www.dollarshaveclub.com/
    I'm thinking of trying the executive blades. It's 9 for 4 blades a month. You can opt for 4 blades every 2 months which would be fine for me. $54 bucks a year for all the blades I'll need seems pretty good. Anyone try it?
  2. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2005
  3. TechJunky

    TechJunky Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Location:
    Southeast TX
    I was looking into this a bit, and after some research, most reviews I've read were reasonably positive. The blades were rated highly, but the value is questionable. DSC gets their blades from Dorco, and you can buy directly from them for less. DSC admits that you could do it for less, but it's the added convenience of "never forgetting to buy blades" and having them delivered to your door on a regular basis.

    I just ordered a set (handle and ten blades) for about $20 from amazon. Had a gift card, so I figured I'd check it out. If I like them, you can buy the refills pretty cheap ($31 for 24 blades, or $1.30/blade assuming you get the 6 blade razor). Compared to $20 for an 8 pack of the Gillette ProGlide that I've been using, it's a much better value. I'll report back once I receive and test the blades, but again, at least the reviews I've read have all been positive in regards to the actual blades themselves.
  4. srcTW

    srcTW Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2013
    Location:
    Houston Metro Area
    I use DSC and I'm paying 4 bucks a month. I change my blade every couple of weeks. It's easy and the blades are good. I recommend it.
  5. Register to disable this ad
  6. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    I am part of the TRUE Dollar Shave club. My Own. My local .99 cent store sells these 10 for a $1. Best disposable razor I have ever used regardless of price. I use one per shave and toss them. They are truly the best. I have 10 packages on hand at any one time.

    [​IMG]
  7. RS

    RS Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2000
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    I am fan of DSC. Worth the cash IMO.
  8. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2000
    My facial hair has the uncanny ability to render blades dull very quickly. Two shaves across my face with a Mach 3 cartridge will make it perform about as well as one of those plastic disposables you can get from the dollar store.

    Therefore, I began shaving with a DE safety razor. I can buy a hundred Derby or Astra blades for about 10 bucks. I can order a hundred pack of Feathers for 25 bucks off of Ebay. Plus, the DE shave is infinitely superior to a cartridge system.
  9. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Location:
    PDX, OR
    Disclosures:
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    [​IMG]
  10. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Media:
    3
    Albums:
    1
    I am blessed with a great head of hair, miserable beard growth unlike my son's who get a shadow as soon as they put the razor down. A Fusion blade gets ran across my face every three days, which satisfies the wife's requirement for smooth skin against delicate surfaces. Said blade easily lasts me 6-8 weeks. The Club isn't needed for me...I just watch for the occasional sale on the Fusions (Power handle, gotta love it).;)
  11. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Media:
    3
    Albums:
    1
    Hopefully you toss into a recycling bin.:cool:
  12. Chebass88

    Chebass88

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Location:
    Haddon Heights, NJ
    Shave time, shave money.

    So says Howard.
  13. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Location:
    Elk River, MN.
    +1 on the DE
    Best shave short of a straight razor.
  14. geeza

    geeza

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Location:
    :noitacoL
    Disclosures:
    Huh?
  15. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    I didn't realize you could recycle these. Never occurred to me. I will start doing just that.
  16. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Media:
    3
    Albums:
    1
    They recycle the damnedest things. You know the little batteries in quartz watches - silver oxide. A 20 ounce water bottle full of dead ones is $65-80 depending on price of silver.[BOT] Yeah, shaver should be easy - plastic and plated steel blades, crush, run a magnet over. Next.

    I should make sure my sons know about that shaver club...one's a salesman, probably shaving twice a day.:meh:
  17. tplyons

    tplyons

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2003
    Location:
    Madison, NJ
    I love Dollar Shave Club... I signed up and use the 2-blade razors. $3 a month for 5 blades to be delivered to my house... I use 'em for a week and toss 'em.
  18. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2000
    Media:
    1
    Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings
    I've used them. Broke 3 handles in as many weeks.

    Bought a safety razor and 200 blades on Ebay for 30 bucks. That was a year ago, and I haven't spent another dime.
  19. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Location:
    Queens
    This safety razor is intriguing. Is it harsh on the skin? I have really sensitive skin on my face.
  20. jp58

    jp58

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2009
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Nah. Not for me anyways. I started shaving with a DE and a lot of my issues cleared up. I almost never get razor burn or bumps anymore. The bumps were the worst for me.
  21. pedroims

    pedroims

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2007
    Location:
    Michigan
    I am using a safety razor these days, I got a package of 120 blades for $30

Share This Page