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Title: Dollar Shave Club - What do Mustachians think?
Post by: Trudie on December 10, 2015, 01:34:07 PM
So, is the Dollar Shave Club just a big gimmick or a good deal?  Does anyone here do it?  I am a female who would use it for shaving my legs.  So, "just let your beard grow" isn't an option.  Same thing goes for, "Just don't shave your legs."  Not my thing.
Title: Re: Dollar Shave Club - What do Mustachians think?
Post by: tarheeldan on December 10, 2015, 01:49:47 PM
Well, a safety razor would easily be cheaper in the long run. There are some tailored for women.
Title: Re: Dollar Shave Club - What do Mustachians think?
Post by: .22guy on December 10, 2015, 02:09:02 PM
My understanding is the razors they sell are sourced from Dorco, although I don't know this for a fact.  You can buy them directly from Dorco, and they often have discounts, coupons etc, if you just look around a little.
Title: Re: Dollar Shave Club - What do Mustachians think?
Post by: FerrumB5 on December 10, 2015, 02:12:35 PM
Correct. They are from Dorco (unless it's a myth, but very well known tho). Just bought 10 cartridges + handle directly from Dorco for $20 (with a discounted shipping). Will last me few years - I rarely change carts altho shave almost daily. Good stuff thus far - after almost 2 months still very sharp
Title: Re: Dollar Shave Club - What do Mustachians think?
Post by: zephyr911 on December 10, 2015, 02:14:04 PM
Still too much to spend on shaving if you ask me.

I haven't bought a blade in years. I use this (http://www.amazon.com/Blade-Buddy-RazorCare-Ultimate-Shave/dp/B00NIPQ0GC) to make "disposable" blades last for months. My record was about a year.
Title: Re: Dollar Shave Club - What do Mustachians think?
Post by: FerrumB5 on December 10, 2015, 02:19:22 PM
This deal from Dorco is ~$2 per disposable cartridge. If it gives me 8-12 months of comfortable shaving, that is $2-3 per year (my old Gillette fusion lasted 1.5 years but last 2-3 months were hell ;)). This $15 sharpener will be justified only after 8 to 10 years
Title: Re: Dollar Shave Club - What do Mustachians think?
Post by: zephyr911 on December 10, 2015, 02:20:48 PM
This deal from Dorco is ~$2 per disposable cartridge. If it gives me 8-12 months of comfortable shaving, that is $2-3 per year (my old Gillette fusion lasted 1.5 years but last 2-3 months were hell ;)). This $15 sharpener will be justified only after 8 to 10 years
How often do you shave, and how much surface area? I used to go through blades every month or two.
Title: Re: Dollar Shave Club - What do Mustachians think?
Post by: FerrumB5 on December 10, 2015, 02:27:19 PM
4-5 times per week. Face only. (For other parts I use older blades :)). One brand name (Gillette Fusion) cartridge typically lasted 8-12 months, with 1.5 years as a record. Compare Fusion vs Dorco prices, though. Even if Dorco lasts 8 months, it's a big win
Title: Re: Dollar Shave Club - What do Mustachians think?
Post by: Daley on December 10, 2015, 02:46:06 PM
Yes, they're from Dorco, and yes DSC is a ripoff.

"The Humble Twin" is actually the Pace Comfort Thin II (http://www.dorcousa.com/pace-comfort-thin-ii-tna3006/) as DSC's cheapest one and starts at $1 a blade with "free" handle, and an extra $2 shipping, making it actually $3/blade. The Pace Comfort Thin II (http://www.dorcousa.com/pace-comfort-thin-ii-tna3006/) combined with 30 blades (http://www.dorcousa.com/pace-comfort-thin-ii-cartridges-6-pack-tna3050/) direct from Dorco USA can be bought together for $26.45 and free shipping.

DSC? $3/blade, "free" handle.
Dorco direct? 76.5/blade, $3.50 handle plus one free blade.

That math only gets worse with the higher blade counts.

Bonus: If you already use the Gillette Atra, Contour, or Vector, you should be able to use these cartridges with that handle.

Edit: Never mind, I noticed that DSC ships a 5 pack every month now, making them 60/blade. My apologies.
Title: Re: Dollar Shave Club - What do Mustachians think?
Post by: FerrumB5 on December 10, 2015, 02:53:04 PM
Look: what I got for $20 is now 13.95 - 10 six blades cartridges and a handle
Title: Re: Dollar Shave Club - What do Mustachians think?
Post by: NeverLost on December 10, 2015, 02:58:26 PM
My husband gets this and I didn't think it was a rip off.  He gets 4 blades every other month (you don't HAVE to do it monthly) and gets charged $6.  I can imagine that if you aren't an every day shaver you could even do it every 3rd month.  He seems happy with the quality.
Title: Re: Dollar Shave Club - What do Mustachians think?
Post by: TheDude on December 10, 2015, 04:09:58 PM
I took a long hiatus from shaving my head but I started again a few weeks ago. That mean I shaver every other day. My razor seems to be losing some stem. Very timely for this thread I might look into order some blades and or the straightening.