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Razor blades and robbing bstards

Should we boycot Mr. Gillette's products?

  • Yes, they're robbing b'stards

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  • No, I enjoy spending my beer money on razor blades

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I'm a French woman, so I don't care.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I'm a member of ZZ Top so I'm not bothered.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I'm an Army Cadet, and I don't shave yet.

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#1
I was forced to make a pilgrimage to the supermarket today as I had run out of razor blades. When I got there, and eventually found the shaving gear section, I was slightly shocked by the price; 173 kroner (about 18 quid) for a packet. I know they're usually expensive, but that took the biscuit.

What are they made of? Are the blades made of platinum? I think not, they probably cost about 20 pence to make!

So I decided to boycot Mr. Gillette's products and buy a pack of cheapo disposibles instead 42 kroner (about 4.50) for a pack of ten instead.

Prices of razor blades have been crawling steadily up for years now, and now it's gone too far in my opinion. I don't care if they've got five blades and some strange lubricant stuff on them, or if the fecking thing vibrates when I shave, when they start asking 18 quid for a packet of five razor blades they can shove them up their arrse.

Anyone agree with me?

Oh yes, another thing. I heard the other day that the same company also owns most of the top electric shaver brands. They're robbing cnuts, and they'll get your money by hook or by crook!

T_T


P.S. The cheapos seem to do the job just as well.
 
#3
Tartan_Terrier said:
One more thing, just out of curiosity what's the price of a packet of Gillette Fusion in the UK at present?
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Was in the local supermarket other day and saw some, don't know if they were fusion, but £9 a packet. Been using my electric one, its shite, but cheaper.
 
#6
If you're using Kroner then you're probably in Norway, and so I'm surprised that it's taken you this long to notice how ridiculously expensive absolutely everything except smoked fish is over there. A pint's nearly a fiver in some places :x
 
#7
I've found it's cheaper to buy 3 Gillette mach 3 turbo (or whatever they call it this week), complete with extra blade for much much less than a five pack of blades.
 
#9
I switched over from Gillette Fusion Power stealth bollocs etc etc to Wilkinson Quattro a few months back. I get a far better shave with the Quattro blades and they even have a snazzy rear blade like the Gillette to shape sideburns etc. They cost roughly £5 for 5 blades and last a lot longer than Gillette ones though.
 
#11
the_matelot said:
I switched over from Gillette Fusion Power stealth bollocs etc etc to Wilkinson Quattro a few months back. I get a far better shave with the Quattro blades and they even have a snazzy rear blade like the Gillette to shape sideburns etc. They cost roughly £5 for 5 blades and last a lot longer than Gillette ones though.
Gillete fusion is shite in my opinion - feels like I'm ripping me face when using it. I'm going to ditch it when I run out of blades and switch back to Wilkinson.
 
#14
dogmeat said:
Do it properly.

http://www.executive-shaving.co.uk/shaving/safety-razors/safety-razors.php

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Razor £27 - never need to buy another one.
10 blades for £5.49
I've got one of those but it's a lot older, at the bottom of a duffle bag somewhere.

I also have my grandfather's cut throat razor. Slice/scrape/cut at the wrong angle and you'll slice half your face off. Way too dangerous to use with a hangover.

Mach3 seem to be good but alas, pricey.
 
#20
have no belief that the fancy Turbo/fusion/Transformer multi-edged bladey things actually work.. 3..4..5 and now 7 blades FFS.. what they can't get one to work right? with colour changing ribbons, self lubricating.. all that other 'enhancements'..

crock o' sh&t

trouble is you can't find anyplace that sells the old 'blue' double edged blades anymore so have to rely on the disposable types from Bic or noname knockoffs.. under a buck [ canuck] for a packet of 5 ...gets the job done, but not' aestethically pleasing experience..

have gone back to using my grandpappy's throatcutter..wilkinson blade, ebonywood handle.. genuine porpoise leather strop.. take the hairs off a fly's bum without leaving a nick and guaranteed to lose you a finger if you aren't 100% focused.. Best left for use on a leisurely Sat/Sun morning and not a hectic workday morning rush..

there's not enough stiptic or shreds of bumwad that will staunch the bleeding.. death by a thousand cuts..but leaves the chin as smooth as silk..
 

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