thedailycritic


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MuddyG wrote:What is Endurium? Isn't that the stuff they wanted to mine in Avatar?



No, they were mining the creatively named Unobtainium...

f5mando


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IME: If the cartridge is not the 'through' type (where the blade is supported only from the sides, allowing water to flow betwen the blades and out the back) it is useless for shaving a man's beard bristle.
P&G may not be ethical in their practices, but their blades shave bristle - LIKE THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO DO!

dmax801


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Old people like me remember the SNL skit where the razor had three blades. "The first one lifts the beard, the second one lifts it even higher, and the third one cuts it off.

Because you'll believe anything."

rolede


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rolede wrote:Some Censorship Going on Here

Early last night on someone "Crazy..." said to just buy the Merkur + 100 Blades.
I checked Merkur on Amazon, liked what I read and chose that instead.
I returned to this site and thanked "Crazy..."
This morning I noticed his post vanished as well as my reply, but still some posts remain referencing his comment on the Merkur-one asking which model he preferred/recommended.

I chose the model 180 Long Handle for people with large hands $32.50 and Product Image
100 Feather Razor Blades NEW Hi-stainless Double Edge $33.84



Correction it was "Crash 331" whose advice I took on the Merkur and I agree, both here on Woot as well as the big "A" site, are comments I find most valuable in making purchases. Ofter times the negative comments point to something better instead as was the case this time. I didn't know old type razors were still manufactured and had been searching flea mkts for one. Now I will have a new long handle Merkur arriving in two days thanks to "Crash 331" good advise.

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>not DE wetshaving

>2012

>ISHYGDDT

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thedailycritic wrote:No, they were mining the creatively named Unobtainium...



Wasn't that movie actually titled "Beautifully filmed but utterly formulaic expensive Hollywood summer blockbuster"?

jesseroo


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After my bf's gillette proglide malfunctioned on his face (one of the "blades" came shooting up on one side, and he ended up cutting himself), we both switched to a safety razor. We also both nick ourselves less since then. I guess I never realized before it happened how these disposable razors with their multi blades, are just thin strips of sharp metal. I always thought of them as more sturdy things. Yeah at first it takes time switching, but you soon realize it's not anymore difficult than a regular disposable one.

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Razor wars are really amazing. How may of you recall the "Razor Band" cartridge that wound fresh blade on with a little winder?

Anyway, I'm in for a set, as I cannot believe how much the high-tech blades cost and how they seem to be inconsistent with how long they last.

I got the Gillette Fusion razor (handle made in Poland!) and the blade lasted a month. The next set I bought ($$$$!) dulled out after two weeks.

It seemed like the blades only lasted longer when used with their shaving products. But I could be wrong.

So, what the heck, I try these.

acpress.com Not cute, but useful.

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phlypp wrote:These have the blade style pioneered by Gillette (Mach 3, etc.). I hate them. I cut myself about four times more frequently with this type (I'm a guy) and used to go for years without cutting myself. They also don't get certain angles as well, such as under the nose.



I've been using the ridiculous-number-of-blades Schick for a while; they figured out that tacking a piece of wire on the back of the blades acts as a 'stop' and makes it extremely difficult to really dig in and peel yourself. (Still amazed how well that works compared to all the other 'anti-nick' inventions prior.) Then the 5-bladedness actually demonstrates a benefit because they get it all in one or two passes and take 2 or 3 months to dull on me. (They also hinged the top of the cartridge so you can flip the lube strip out of the way and have a chance of getting in around the nose.)

Of course, these cost like a 4 pack of those cartridges on sale. I'm guessing they don't have the 'stop' on the blade, but anyone want to prove me wrong and save me some dough?

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tfarley wrote:Are you kidding!? I currently use a Gillette Atra Track II (an old one, I know), and I only get one week worth of shaving from each blade. I can buy the cartridges for $5 for a ten pack, so, ten weeks of shaving.
I have tried other 5 blade systems (Fusion, etc.) blade as well. I still only get one week from each cartridge. I agree with other posters; the 2 or 3 blade system is a much better shave than any 5 blade system I've tried so far.
A year of shaving from 15 cartridges? I just don't believe it!!

I get at least a month out of my shavers, no matter which brand. It likely depends upon how much you shave (I have a goatee so not my whole face), how often you shave (I am only a M-W-F shaver), how thick or rough your beard is (mine is fairly rough/thick), and how much discomfort you are willing to put up with (I find that as they age, my razors still shave close, they just tend to "pull" at your beard more before cutting). I see myself easily getting a year out of 15 cartridges. Others may only get 15 weeks.

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Worst razor ever. Bought it on sale at Walgreens a year ago. Used it twice. Takes twice as much time as a normal razor. Poor engineering all around. Complete junk.

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yoshamano wrote:While on the subject of razor comedy. One of my favorite The Onion articles http://onion.com/bW36oe I used the shortened link because the original link starts off with some salty language. I'm not sure how well F-bombs fly over here, lol.



I love the Onion. They print the stuff we all think but are afraid to say it.

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Charging Tax now? And On Shipping? Since when does Shipping Razors Cost $24 for Two-Day Shipping? Whats going on with woot?

mrbill3


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jigsaw918 wrote:can anyone tell me if this razor has a sideburn trimmer? The single blade on top of a razor that makes it easy to keep my sideburns straight.



Nope. No side-burn trimmer, but I have been using this razor for about a month now and it's the best and it's still pretty easy to keep my sideburns straight.

IronDave


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I have used King of Shaves Azors for several years, starting with the 4-blade predecessor to this one. They have seemed longer-lasting than other blades I have used, which I surmise is because they stay cleaner if you also use the King of Shaves gel (which I really recommend). I think the 4-blade ones are easier to keep clean, but I actually did a trial on my face (4-blades on one side, 5-blades on the other) and the semi-scientific result is that they both provide a clean shave. This amounts to a great price on razor blades.

Iron Dave

eddythebug


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King of shaves my foot. Get a safety razor. One blade = awesome shave.

mrbill3


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janda259 wrote:Charging Tax now? And On Shipping? Since when does Shipping Razors Cost $24 for Two-Day Shipping? Whats going on with woot?



Unfortunately for some of us, WOOT is owned by Amazon.com and they now are forced by to start charging sales tax in several states. Read here: http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-amazon-collecting-ca-sales-tax-20120915,0,6668499.story

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janda259 wrote:Charging Tax now? And On Shipping? Since when does Shipping Razors Cost $24 for Two-Day Shipping? Whats going on with woot?


Sales tax is always charged on shipping.

What state?

Effective September 1, 2012, Woot, Inc. was required to begin collecting sales tax on orders shipped to destinations in Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

Effective September 15, 2012, Woot, Inc. was required to begin collecting sales tax on orders shipped to destinations in California.


Two-day shipping costs? Those flying monkeys ain't cheap.



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Like a few others have said here, I'm a safety razor convert. I buy top of the line razors for 30 cents a piece (and am probably overpaying by 10 cents) and each one lasts me a week. I have 2 years worth of razors that take up as much space as a bar of soap. While I haven't eliminated nicks I have eliminated some nasty patches of razor burn.

Never again will I go back to cartridge razors.

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ThunderThighs wrote:Sales tax is always charged on shipping.

What state?

Effective September 1, 2012, Woot, Inc. was required to begin collecting sales tax on orders shipped to destinations in Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

Effective September 15, 2012, Woot, Inc. was required to begin collecting sales tax on orders shipped to destinations in California.


Two-day shipping costs? Those flying monkeys ain't cheap.



Well that does suck!
Now the shipping doesnt make sense though, 1 set 2 day shipping is $8 now 3 sets 2 day shipping is $24 as if you were shipping them individually packaged? which you end up not doing, its shipped in 1 box but charged as if you were purchasing 3 individually. Now if it was something fair like 1st set $8 + Additional items $2-$4 that would make a little more sense.

+Used to love the Buy 3 Sets of anything and pay only $5 now i like the faster shipping!

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I shave my head most of the year with Gillette's Fusion ProGlide without a problem but they're too damned expensive! Not too difficult to keep clean in the shower or under running tap water.

Face is strictly electric. Manual blades burn and nick me much too often.

Tried Schick's Hydro but it's awful in comparison. Clogs up between the blades and just doesn't shave as well.

Taking in all the reviews, I'm sold.

In for 3!

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All hail, ye of clean shaven skin...

Behold, there be people that wish to discuss the razor that we are selling here today on this very site. They wish to discuss it in this very thread.

It's kinda hard to sift through all the posts for everyone's favorite razor to get to the posts about this one.

I sense that razors are a passionate subject for many of you. That's cool. Deals.Woot is a great place to post deals for your fav, discuss your fav, ask others for their favs.

Thanks and don't hate the mod.



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eddythebug wrote:...shaves my foot.



ewww.


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CubBuc wrote:I wanna hear more about the mountains near the pink parts !

I keep a decorative coffee cup with 1/4" of mineral oil in the bathroom. I deposit my used razor in that cup after I use it; the mineral oil works wonders for the life of ANY razor.



What KIND of mineral oil? There are tons! Tea Trea Oil, Jojoba Oil, etc.

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ThunderThighs wrote:Usually I agree but the comments and links to other sites in this sale were outnumbering the comments about this razor. I want people to be able to find the info on this sale too... even the negative comments.



Sounds reasonable to me

gusvonpooch


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Slydon wrote:Those are not cuts in any way. Just pre-existing facial issues under my beard. I didn't get a single cut anywhere while using this razor.



Nice job on the video !

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theguruguys wrote:I switched to a safety razor a couple of years ago, it provides a closer shave and the blades are extremely inexpensive, I'll never go back... except when I travel, at which time a kit like this would be handy.



When you travel, take a couple of Bic Sensitive disposables. They're single blade, with space behind the blade to avoid clumping. You have to press a little more than you would with your safety razor, but they're remarkably good for disposables. I used these before I got my Merkur. Cheaper than this deal for better stuff.

craigthom wrote:Some of us aren't fully functional in the morning and don't want to worry about always keeping the razor straight or at the right angle. I have enough things to pay attention to.

I'm glad safety razors work for so many of you, but don't assume that what works for you will work for everyone. Spread the gospel if the urge is overpowering, but don't presume to tell me what I should do.



They really aren't any harder to use after the first few times, and the razor does the work. You don't have to press down like you do with cartridges. And funny, they used to work for everyone -- you know, until 1971 when Gillette realized they weren't making a killing on blades any more.

Anyway, the point is that this isn't much of a deal. There are better shavers out there for the same or less money. That's my piece.

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gusvonpooch wrote:Nice job on the video !



Thank you! Also amusing: after the filming I was walking down the hall, still in the vest, carrying a little washtub full of hair shavings, and I ran into a building security guy who looked like he wanted to put me in prison on the spot.

Hi, I'm one of the writers. My powers are limited but I'll do what I can.

mikea81678


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Anyone try this to shave their head? I am always looking for a better shave but so far the best I've found is the old school 3 blade.

Wynterwynd


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There's a little black spot on my scalp today...

(That's my mole up there)

It's now twice as smooth as yesterday...

(That's my mole up there)

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Fendar wrote:Would you prefer a walrus or your next door neighbor?



Uh, what? Would I prefer the testing be done on a walrus or my neighbor?

I guess that depends on which neighbor. If you pick the one behind me who clearcut about 65 square meters of my property's wilderness area as a place to dump their grass clippings, I'd likely be all for it.

craig616


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Watching the video real actual field tests from woot, looks to me like he cut his face a lot?
Probably not too good then


Sorry Scott they used you as a guinea pig.

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craig616 wrote:Watching the video real actual field tests from woot, looks to me like he cut his face a lot?
Probably not too good then


Sorry Scott they used you as a guinea pig.

He addressed this earlier....

Slydon wrote:Those are not cuts in any way. Just pre-existing facial issues under my beard. I didn't get a single cut anywhere while using this razor.






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thomas998 wrote:Mountains near the pink parts? You mean chicks that shave their chest, yuck.



Would you rather we didn't? That is, if we needed to??
HYPOTHETICALLY, of course......

GESoss


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gordhad wrote:In the box:
(1) Remington 5-Blade Razor with 3 Replacement Cartridges
(1 x 3 = 3)
(2) 5-Blade Replacement Cartridges 6-Pack
(2 x 6 = 12)

12 + 3 = 15

So, this comes with 15 replacement cartridges? Am I reading this right? Are the product images just trying to fool me into thinking there are 5 x 5 = 25 cartridges? What's with those 3 holders with only 2 cartridges in them?



Look at the picture, the do your math again... There's only 15 blades, even in the pictures...

gwbaker


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I am debating on pulling the trigger now, but here is some advise that will save EVERYONE some dough...

I heard this on a radio show... Cutting hair is NOT what dulls razor blades. It is the corrosion from sitting on the sink wet waiting to dry. If you will hit your blade with a hair dryer you will find that they last LOTS longer. The most I have gotten out of my Gillette Fusion 4 bladers is about 6 months on one cartridge (THATS RIGHT 6 MONTHS). I have a very sensitive face so others could go longer. The radio host claimed to have made it 16 months on a single blade throw away.

IT WORKS PEEPS!!!

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jaymanmsu


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For those interested in going the double-edge safety razor* route, I recommend the Merkur 38 HD, aka the barber pole. As for blades, get a sample pack from any number of online sellers and pick out the blades you like the best.

And for the record, the best cartridge razor ever made was the Gillette Sensor Excel. It's a shame it's not around anymore (or very hard to find).

* Technically, cartridge razors are safety razors too. The term 'safety' was added to emphasize that stops were in place such that you could not deeply cut yourself like you could with a straight razor.

DarthVukster


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gwbaker wrote:I heard this on a radio show... Cutting hair is NOT what dulls razor blades. It is the corrosion from sitting on the sink wet waiting to dry. If you will hit your blade with a hair dryer you will find that they last LOTS longer.

Ummm...I keep my razor in the shower...and I was always told not to use a hair dryer in the shower.

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DarthVukster wrote:Ummm...I keep my razor in the shower...and I was always told not to use a hair dryer in the shower.



they're really more suited for use in the bathtub.


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I tried these out a year or two ago when Amazon offered them somewhat cheap and was really disappointed. They lasted significantly less time than my Fusion and never produced as good of a shave even when brand new. I can go months on a Fusion blade, these I was changing nearly weekly.

I'm tempted because this is so cheap but I remember just really looking forward to being done with my King of Shaves set from Amazon so I could justify biting the bullet and paying the insane Fusion refill costs...