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Old 13-10-2005, 22:32   #1 (permalink)
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Gillette razor blades - wtf??

I went to buy some more razor blades recently. I bought one of those 'M3 Power' razors a while ago so was looking for blades for that.

They were 6.98 for 4 in Tesco. :lol:

Alongside it, were some normal Mach 3 Turbo blades at 4.98 for 4. Having not been convinced that the M3 Power razor made any difference, I got regular ones.

Now, imagine my amazement when I tried to put a regular blade on my M3 Power razor, and it fitted and worked perfectly!!

The blades are identical to look at (apart from the little strip across the back of the blade is a different colour), yet Gillette see fit to put an extra 50p per blade on the RRP, even though it seems only the packaging is different.

How can they possibly be allowed to get away with this??

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Old 13-10-2005, 22:37   #2 (permalink)
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These things remind me of inkjet cartridges
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Old 14-10-2005, 01:31   #3 (permalink)
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I assume that the M3 Power is the battery operated razor....?

So is it the actual razor that's different then? IE The bit that moves?
 
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Old 14-10-2005, 13:17   #4 (permalink)
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i think the gillette has a battery that makes it vibrate or something, but clearly the green strip makes it go faster.

Those that have seen me will know i know sod all about razors, the last time i met one of them was the first time i shaved, never used one since, leccy trimmers for me all the way
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Old 14-10-2005, 13:38   #5 (permalink)
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No, no, no, it has a battery so that saddos think it will attact women!
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Old 14-10-2005, 14:00   #6 (permalink)
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Reminds me of the one day contact lenses that you use once then throw away, or if you put them into a solution like 1 month ones or normal ones they will actually last you about a month.
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Old 14-10-2005, 17:40   #7 (permalink)
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Reminds me of the one day contact lenses that you use once then throw away, or if you put them into a solution like 1 month ones or normal ones they will actually last you about a month.
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Don't do it :headshake
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Old 16-10-2005, 10:24   #8 (permalink)
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I just get the cheap throw away razors with the lubricating strip. Work just as well as the rip off blades that they sell.
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Old 16-10-2005, 12:25   #9 (permalink)
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Or you could be like me, one of those boys who, at school, got teased for not having facial hair, or being 'advanced' in my hirsuit development etc.

Yeah sure, I didn't get hairy legs till I was about 25...lol
But who's having the last laugh now eh? Those teasers now have to shave once or twice a day.
Once a week or fortnight is enough for me

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Old 18-10-2005, 10:06   #10 (permalink)
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I wish I could get away with shaving just once a week, I detest shaving with a passion.
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Old 18-10-2005, 11:22   #11 (permalink)
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Aye, even after a shave it looks like I could do with a shave.

Boo hoo.
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Old 19-10-2005, 14:21   #12 (permalink)
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I wish I could get away with shaving just once a week, I detest shaving with a passion.
Grow a beard.

Then at the end of the week say you've got fed up with it and shave and go on like that
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Old 19-10-2005, 14:43   #13 (permalink)
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ahh but it itches and now I have a lady that would complain about it "scratching"
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Old 19-10-2005, 18:36   #14 (permalink)
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Grow a beard.

Then at the end of the week say you've got fed up with it and shave and go on like that
thats what i do, im on week 3 of my current facehair growing marathon, getting a bit itchy now though, so might remove it tonight
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Old 19-10-2005, 18:56   #15 (permalink)
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This is fast turning into a male grooming thread
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Old 19-10-2005, 19:20   #16 (permalink)
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anyone for moisturiser?
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Old 19-10-2005, 20:36   #17 (permalink)
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Not till I've had a soak in the bath and done my nails
 
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Old 19-10-2005, 20:40   #18 (permalink)
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oh well, at least you wont have to shave your legs!

Personaly, I shave as little as poss, I get real bad sore neck otherwise. and no amount of moisturising helps before anone suggests it.

now, and end to this emmasculation!

Lets talk about breasts and cars and spanners and curry and beer and football!
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Lets talk about breasts and cars and spanners and curry and beer and football!
Well if you want to talk about tits, tools, and balls, we could discuss politics and Tony Blair if you really want
 
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Beards are a no-no.
All psychos have beards - Harold Shipman, Peter Sutcliffe, Osama bin Laden etc. it's as if they have something to hide
Facial hair is a sign of madness and psychotic tendencies.
Shave it all off every day or you're a wierdo.
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Old 24-10-2005, 10:28   #21 (permalink)
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As is someone with an extraordinarily large head. Can't trust em.
 
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Yawn...
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Old 24-10-2005, 16:34   #23 (permalink)
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I'm serious. Someone told me a few years ago, people with overly large heads are shifty....I've yet to disprove it to him...
 
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Old 24-10-2005, 18:09   #24 (permalink)
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Facial hair is a sign of madness and psychotic tendencies.
Shave it all off every day or you're a wierdo.
damn, ive been rumbled:coat:
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Old 24-10-2005, 20:21   #25 (permalink)
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As is someone with an extraordinarily large head. Can't trust em.
You would love the book I've been reading. Found it in drawer at my mums - belonged to great Aunt... The book of medical knowledge. Contains the most up to date medical facts - from 1890

Whole chapter on Physiognomy - the pseudo science of determining a persons character by their facial features. Fascinating stuff.

Couple of pages.... (p496 says you are wrong )



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I get my replacement blades here:

http://www.shave.com

8.99 for 8

Can heartily recommend most of their products too!
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