So I ordered some of the blades, the middle grade 4 blade cartridges. I have been a user of Gillette's Mach3 since college, but after feeling like I have to bend over every time I buy replacement cartridges for that system, the price of 4, 4 blader cartridges from Dollar Shave @ only $6 per month was VERY enticing.
Unfortunately for me, but fortunately for Mike Dubin, the founder of Dollar Shave, his viral add was a HUGE success and he was back ordered for months! I placed my order on March 8th, my shipment didn't arrive until mid May.
Was it worth the wait?
Now, I do use The Art of Shaving's products, but like a coffee grinder for the ultimate brew of Joe, the blade is the MOST important part of a shave.
My first reaction was simply this: Is this blade vaporizing the hairs on my face?
A branch new Mach3 razor was always nice, but there was always slight pulling on the hair. The Dollar Shave blades are like Star Trek phasers vaporizing the hairs! No pull!!!
It wasn't just a good shave, it was a SATISFYING shave. The weight of the handle was well balanced. The size of the razor was just slightly larger than the Mach3, but the extra 4th blade REALLY made the difference. And the price is VERY nice too :)
If you didn't know this, this is a triathlon blog. I am a dude. Dude triathletes shave their legs! Why? Well, for me, I do it to apply sunscreen to my legs without using half the bottle and spending 10 mins because my overly hairy legs gum up the sunscreen application process. Also in transition? I have about 60 seconds to transition from the swim to the bike. I am NOT wasting time on overly applying sunscreen. Also, leg hair is invincible to spray on sunscreen.
So, yes, I shave my legs (and buzz my arms).
After buzzing my legs (the first time of the season!) shaving my legs with the Dollar Shave Club blade is.just.so.awesome.
So there you have it. Stop wasting money on the brand names!!! Gillette owns 80% of the market. What do you do when you have cornered the market? Raise prices!!! What can you do instead? Switch to Dollar Shave and save some coins!!!
Hey Mike, wanna sponsor a triathlete?