Shave Down The Cost of Shaving with Discount Razor Options

Posted Tuesday June 10, 2014 8:45 AM GMT

Last year I saw a catchy online video extolling the virtues of cheap shaving supplies that claimed to work just as well as those expensive tech-heavy blades I had been using for more than a decade. Like many of my fellow men - I love a good deal, so I immediately I signed up for the $6-per-month subscription and soon I was saving a significant amount of mullah every month.

However, it didn’t take long for my wife to catch on and suddenly my four-blade pack had been breached, with only two little cartridges of hope remaining. Of course, I’m always a grateful fan of female grooming, so rather than discourage the thievery, I simply doubled my order. And in the end, the $12 I began spending on razors for my lady and me turned out to be far less than our previous expenditure that ranged from $25-$30.

The moral of the story is that ladies love discount blades just as much as guys and now that summer is here, it’s time to invite our female friends to enter the land of reduced-rate razors. Here are a few companies that are disrupting the industry and doing it well.

1. Dollar Shave Club- It’s unbelievable that at just $3, $6, or $9 (depending on the number of blades and various other options) ladies can score a whole month’s worth of cartridges that are comparable to the high-end wizardry of the big shave bullies. All three levels receive a free razor handle with the inaugural shipment, and shipping is included with both the $6 and $9 packages. Furthermore, DSC has hilarious ad clips and plenty of Shave Butter and One-Wipe Charlies for all of your personal care needs.

2. Harry’s- While the offerings over at Harry’s are a bit pricier than DSC, there’s more of a ‘throwback luxury’ vibe to the experience. Starters begin with either a $15 or $25 kit (handle, two razors, one shave cream) and then subsequent refills of eight razors and two shave creams will run $31. Harry’s offers a convenient auto-delivery plan as well, or customers can just order as needed.

3. Dorco- If you’re looking for a bargain and don’t mind a more generic aesthetic, Dorco might be the way to go. They claim to have razors that are at least as good as competitors with prices that will save anywhere from 35% to 75% in overall cost. Couples may be interested in the Joe & Jane package (shave supplies for him and her), and there are also gender-specific sections on the site.

As creatures of habit, sometimes it’s difficult to change up even the most miniscule detail of the daily routine. But when there’s money to be saved and convenience to be gained, what do you have to lose?!


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