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I think it's possible to save money from DE or SE shaving, but once you start visiting this and similar forums, the idea of saving money becomes a fiction.
Shaving every other day, call it 183 shaves per year. I have at least 140 Polsilver blades left. Even using one blade a month I have an 11 1/2 year supply of Polsilver blades alone, not to mention 190 Derby Extra and 190 Feathers and this one blade is already past the one month mark and I'm still shaving first pass ATG. I had thought the sharpness might fall off and I'd need to start a more traditional shave first pass WTG/XTG, but not yet.
I started this blade Nov. 28.
I'm now on the 5th week and it shows no signs of slowing down and in fact, has improved. Its still very nearly as sharp as it was fresh and a whole bunch smoother.
The 200 blades cost me CAD$43.16 total. Thats $0.216 per blade. At 20 shaves this blade has cost me $0.010. A full 5 weeks shaves for a penny. People say this type of shaving doesnt save money. Think again.
I dont remember offhand what the total cost of my Grande was, but it was close enough to $50 to call it that. Under CAD$100 for the best DE razor made in my opinion and 200 of one of the best blades made, and you're good for ten years.
It is quite possible to save money.
However, the cost of 'thing of ours' is small potatoes in the grande scheme of things.
I'm sure such unicorns exist around here, but they are quite a few compared to those who own (or used to) 10 + razors, brushes, soaps and what not .
We all lie to ourselves. We’re men aren’t we.So I got into wet shaving because I wanted to save money and be more hygienic. I can honestly say after looking at my bank account I now spend far more money than I used to, but I'm having fun When I look at all the safety razors, soaps, brushes and aftershaves that I've collected, I've spent far more than I used to on Gillette 9 blade garbage. But I am having fun and I think that's worth something. I do have to be honest with myself though and I did talk myself into this, what's become a hobby, on false pretenses. Just me thinking out loud...
Not often for me.I started wet shaving because I was tired of the poor quality of cartridge razors. I had no idea that shaving could be a hobby or that there was a community of shavers. I couldn't be happier about both of those things! The money I spent on shaving is both practical and pleasurable. How often does that happen?
The best bumper sticker I ever saw was on an MGB, it said "All the parts that fall off this car were made by the finest British Craftsmen".I could have taken up restoring old British sports cars, and spent my money on parts, and then they still wouldn't run right.