i think its kinda sad there has to be a "made in USA" section lol
this is my biggest prob. i think it would be awesome if i could go to walgreens and pick up some awesome software, but what i fear is that the vintage stuff will start getting picked up and then those prices will get way out of hand. if u think they r bad now it would be only get worse.If the hordes wake up and start buying up the "vintage" items, supply and demand might get ugly.
I agree with a lot of your sentiment but I don't think we're going to change corporate "hearts and minds" very much. Bear in mind that the same $3.50 on many of the vintage razor boxes I have would equate to over $75 in today's money - about the same price as a Dovo Best Quality.I agree. It's not a zero sum game. The more of us there are, the more purchasing power we'll have and the more products there will be. Plus it will bring the greedy bastards who ruined Gillette to their knees.
That's awesome! A guy I worked with (who knew prior to my wet shaving that I HATED shaving) eventually asked me about it. Something about my 180 to shaving all the time instead one once a week or so. Oh, and smelling good. Yeah, had to look at him sideways with that remark. Ultimately, he bit after a couple days of asking about it. As far as I know he's still with it ~10 months later!I've posted some DE shaving links to my FB page, and yesterday a co-worker stopped by to ask me about it. He seemed intrigued by the cost-effectiveness of DE shaving (once the up front costs are out of the way), and the claim that it gives one a better shave. So, maybe a convert in the making. But I agree that being able to go into a store anywhere in the country and have a chance at buying some quality shaving supplies would be great. But then, to reach that point DE shaving would have to be the practice of millions of men, not just the thousands (tens of thousands?) who are shaving that way today. (How about a "Million Man DE March on DC" Anyone?)
Agreed. It'd be nice to be able to run to Walmart or Walgreens, etc., and pick up some quality software. Sadly, at least in my parts, I'm limited to VDH, drug store Personna repackaged blades (or Dorco and Wilkies), and the nicest thing is Clubman.i think its kinda sad there has to be a "made in USA" section lol
this is my biggest prob. i think it would be awesome if i could go to walgreens and pick up some awesome software, but what i fear is that the vintage stuff will start getting picked up and then those prices will get way out of hand. if u think they r bad now it would be only get worse.
As I noted above, keep their current model of business, just capitalize on the resurgence as it were. But they can keep on keeping on with those 5+ blade cartridge wonders. Agreed on the stupid strips. Blech. And the prices are insane!!! I luckily went off about cartridges one night while visiting with my Dad and mentioned something about old style razors...the rest is history.Convince thousands of men and boys to abandon their cartridges and electrics, the only forms of shaving that they've ever known in their lives, and reverse several decades of market trends? Yea...right. The only things that Gillette, Schick and Wilkinson need to do are to just stop adding more blades, take OFF those stupid and disgusting slime strips (my pet peeve), and lower prices accordingly. Cartridges don't need to be as cheap as double edge blades, but most cartridge examples do need to be priced lower than where they are now; this is not only to make them more affordable, but so that they also no longer have to be one of the most shoplifted items in worldwide consumer markets.
Heh heh - now that we're set for life with razors [and blades]?
Pretty sure you will be able to source brushes and soaps cheaper online
Thanks for the DB flashback... Awesome - Same as it ever was!
Wow -Those Hart Steel's are very tempting! Now, if they can do a barber's or Spanish point!
I'm with you. To get to a decent shave shop I need to travel 2500+ miles. There is one shop here, but it's new and the product line is limited at this point. Lucky thing I travel several times a year! LOLYeah but as of now my chance to feel a brush or smell a soap is very limited. Once I've smelled them all it'll be ok lol, but I'd think there would be more soaps made if there are a lot of people switching.