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Have you saved money?

Just cause I find numbers fun..
Yeah, me too.

Let's see... IIRC, since August, I've spent about $130:
  • Henson AL-13: $80 (shipped)
  • blade sampler: $6
  • blade bank: $7
  • cream (VDH and Cremo): $15
  • alum and nick sealer: $21
If I'd stuck with my old carts, I'd have spent maybe $30 or so:
  • 10 more carts: $15
  • more canned gel: not sure, maybe $15 for a bunch from Costco?
But I was going to switch carts anyway, if I'd gone with Harry's, that's about $50 with tax:
  • starter set: $25
  • 3 month cart/cream refill: $21
So... no. But in the next year, I anticipate spending maybe $15 on 100 blades and either $7 or $30 on shave sticks, depending on if I start with a stick of La Toja or spring for a 3-pack from Mama Bear. If I'd gone with Harry's, I'd be looking at close to $100 in refills. Still not saving money, but getting close to breaking even, and I actually like shaving rather than just tolerate it.
 
I am saving money . I have several Gillette razors that I bought very cheap years ago , along with a few razors I inherited..I have enough soaps and blades to last the rest of my life . I still will buy Proraso once a year to so , and I bought a little tub of Cella extra bio , but my shaving purchases are now few and far between... I have been using the same inherited 78 super speed for the past nine years , only using my spare razors for travel..It is a good feeling not spending much money on shaving . I also have a few dozen pucks of vintage old spice and Williams soaps that I bought years ago very cheap.
 
In the short term, there was not any savings and a significant up front cost. I think my break even point was 2 years in, accounting for nicer soaps, good quality badger brushes and trying out different razors. You can definitely spend even more on an ongoing basis, especially if you are graduating from cheap cartridges and canned foam to artisan soaps and expensive straight razors.
 
So I have been DE shaving for 6 months, and I am trying to find if I am saving money actually.

I havent bought a 20 pack of mach 3 in that time and I was going through a box every month and a half. Depending if I felt rich and tossed after the first use. Which I did if I didn't want a breakout.

To get the results I get now yes I would have to. Also now I shave more.

So 45 × 6= 270

Feather ASD2 170 +35 100 blades + 25 PAA + 7 for Arko plus 15 for 100 GSB plus 10 for 100 voskhod + 3.5 Vander hagen. Plus 16 for brush Equals $266

So I have saved $4 in six months. Considering I felt like a spend thrift I think it worked out great.

I think whatever amount you save is well worth it, especially considering the better quality Shaves. I could see why women may not get as many Shaves, especially considering the areas they shave, overall, is larger. 😉
 
I think whatever amount you save is well worth it, especially considering the better quality Shaves. I could see why women may not get as many Shaves, especially considering the areas they shave, overall, is larger. 😉
Leg stubble kills blades. Also yeah smoother and cheaper. I love it
 

JCinPA

The Lather Maestro
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I think in the long term--six years now--I've probably saved money. I have a lot of vintage razors but few have cost more than $25. Many were under $10. I bought two 100-packs of blades; I can't remember when. They last a long time since I get at least a week from one blade. I use a tub of soap until it runs out. I think I average one brush a year, again inexpensive ones.

Of course before I went back to SE and DE shaving I used cheap disposables and lathered with hand soap scraps so I guess I've always been frugal. :cool:
 
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