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    OK so I admit it I've fallen for the new Subscription Razors & Toothbrushes marketing. About a year ago I gave the Dollar Shave Club a try. A monthly subscription with a weighty handel and fresh new razor blades delivered to my mailbox monthly. Just shave and toss and when you needed new blades there they were in your mailbox. They even had a phone app for ordering and tracking. They were WAY CHEAPER and far more convenient than the Gillette Fusion $40, $80 pack of blades I had to schlep and wait for someone to unlock the case like I was buying a handgun at CVS. The only problem was the quality of the shave was about 78% of what the Gillette Fusion was. Every Time I shaved, remember I shave my head, I would be 22% unsatisfied. I would try and justify it with fresh blades but eventually that 22% became too much to deal with. Just about then I started to see on my social media ads for Harry's German engineered 5 blade razors with a similar plan. First off the Harry's product looks more plastic (because it is) but it had a real euro esthetic bright orange or cobalt blue handles and grey plastic blade heads. Alls the packaging was out of some hipster / apple esthetic, really very well done marketing and graphics. What about the shave though. From the first swipe across my head I knew, these were as good or better than my old Gillette Fusion. I was hooked.



    Next I started seeing similar subscription based electric toothbrush. The company is quip toothbrush. They have all the design bells rung, hell they are so hip they are run out of a warehouse in Williamsburg Brooklyn. We just got our initial set up today. Yup just like Harry's super slick design and really smart storage and placement design on your mirror ( removable and replace easy. The product is neat, efficient, and again very Apple product design. The subscription gives you new bristles every three months. You also can order toothpaste and other dental supplies.

    Renee and I just brushed our teeth and the action is subtle but effective the handle is weighty and ergonomic. It even beeps to tell you when you are done.



    So does anyone use Subscription Razors & Toothbrushes ?
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    Still using my 1970's double edged safety razor, being about half shaving my head's no an issue.

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    I think they need to work on the name. Sounds like a peadophiles hookup site.

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    Half bald sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Smith porter maine View Post
    Half bald sorry
    Half toothless too ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    Half toothless too ?
    Well I've lost a couple but mostly hanging in there.

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    Dollar shave club for me. Great razors and they last forever even with my thick beard, though admittedly I don't shave but every few days. They gotta work when I do though.
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    Nope. Straight razor; bought nothing but $1.49 cakes of shaving soap for the morning ritual for decades now. Toothbrush is old school too, for all that they look like the designer splits his off time between Nike and Stark Industries.
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    How does one determine oneself to be 22% dissatisfied?
    \"Of all the things I\'ve lost, I miss my mind the most.\"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin G View Post
    How does one determine oneself to be 22% dissatisfied?
    Shave your head everyday for over 20 years and you can break down the dissatisfied percentages
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Smith porter maine View Post
    Still using my 1970's double edged safety razor, being about half shaving my head's no an issue.
    Remodeling a bathroom. Pulled the plaster off the wall and found the cavity between the studs packed with blades from god knows when. Then I recalled some bathrooms back in the day had a slot in the wall for razor disposal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Smith porter maine View Post
    Still using my 1970's double edged safety razor, being about half shaving my head's no an issue.
    Me, too! My kids always boggle at the gossamer blades, when I change them. I'm only shaving the soup strainer and a strip of cheek hair, so it ain't all that often I need to change blades, though.

    On recommendation of our dentist, I tried one of the electronic, ultra sonic, gin and tonic toothbrushes. Man, I so much want to hate the electric toothbrush, but I can't. It really is better than the manual.

    Remember to floss.

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    I use a grown crook, no plywood or plastic here.


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    People still shave?

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    You do realise don't you that the thread title sounds like something a paedophile might do?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I think they need to work on the name. Sounds like a peadophiles hookup site.
    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    You do realise don't you that the thread title sounds like something a paedophile might do?
    You two are much closer to "on something" than "on to something"

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    I as going to say that my favourite shave is from my little disposable bladed straight razor. Blades are dirt cheap, it will cut a swath through any 5 o'clock shadow, or 5 months worth of growth equally well and did I mention the blades are cheap. And then I saw the grown crook... Now THAT is a cool razor. I need to figure out how to grab a little grown crook and mount my shavette blade holder onto it. Way cooler than the plastic/metal handle it has now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B_B View Post
    You two are much closer to "on something" than "on to something"
    I missed Phil's post, two minds with but one (on the money) thought.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    #15.
    That crossed my mind too. You need another term Joe.

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    I guess my mind doesn't go to those dark places. I was just talking about toothbrushes and razors
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    The worst I got was egrooming being the act of rubbing deodorant on an iPod.

    Obviously I am an amateur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CK 17 View Post
    Remodeling a bathroom. Pulled the plaster off the wall and found the cavity between the studs packed with blades from god knows when. Then I recalled some bathrooms back in the day had a slot in the wall for razor disposal.
    I've made that same discovery before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    I guess my mind doesn't go to those dark places. I was just talking about toothbrushes and razors
    Well in the UK it is in the news whilst we try to stamp it out. May be it is not newsworthy in the US unless some whacko makes up a story about HC.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Well in the UK it is in the news whilst we try to stamp it out. May be it is not newsworthy in the US unless some whacko makes up a story about HC.
    Im sure its a big thing here as well - It just never occurred to me, because I'm not wired that way. I think there is a way to change a threads title but since Don[n] has left us I don't know if I can do it alone
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    Funny I changed the thread title in the OP but it doesn't change the WHOLE thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    I missed Phil's post, two minds with but one (on the money) thought.
    Great minds think alike (fools seldom differ)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    Im sure its a big thing here as well - It just never occurred to me, because I'm not wired that way. I think there is a way to change a threads title but since Don[n] has left us I don't know if I can do it alone
    Move the thread to another page using "Administrative" drop down menu. You can rename it as you move it. Then move it back.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    I wonder what the increase or decrease in environmental footprint of having this stuff delivered to your door versus individually picking it up at the store. It seems one drive would cancel out the other so it would be neutral.

    the last time I used one of those old razors was also the last time I donated a pint of blood, down the sink drain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Move the thread to another page using "Administrative" drop down menu. You can rename it as you move it. Then move it back.
    Kinda worked but still has eGrooming in the thread - hmmm
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    Shave? Why would I want to do that?
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    Perfectly good hair, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    Shave? Why would I want to do that?
    You do know I shave my head daily ?

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    Missed a patch or two, near your mouth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Missed a patch or two, near your mouth.
    To say nothing of that unsightly brow hair.

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    But he isn't growing the ear stuff. Or maybe there's another e-product he hasn't talked about yet.
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