Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by Leclec13, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    Figured just start a bladewatch thread (baywatch)


    Recent purchases

    Astra platinum $8.95 US/100 blades

    Rapira lux $8.99 US/100

    Lord platinum $8.99 US /100

    Vokshod $7.48 US/100

    I’ve noticed prices will fluctuate. Daily if not hourly. Also you may have to search for lower price @ amazon and @ eBay vs. initial results from search

    Free shipping @ amazon if prime member

    Just in case Here are some prepared Excuses for buying more shaving items:

    Insomnia shopping
    They are not even $10
    Buying blades are much cheaper than buying razors
    prepping for when the SHTF, zombie invasion
    I didn’t buy the $20 dollar blades
    These are on sale
    These are way cheaper than expensive cartridges
    They are usually way more expensive
    I’m gifting most of these to friends at work
    The dollar is strong now, had to take advantage of foreign market
    You can never have enough razor blades
    I am done purchasing blades (for now)
    They are $40 at other sites
    They don’t have these @ Walmart (or fill in other store)
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2019
  2. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Talk about enabling! :scared011:

    Thankfully, I will resist as I have at least a 10 yr supply of Astra SPs... got 'em when they were new to the US market for $7/100.
  3. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    Oooh that’s a good price!

    not enabling consider it retail therapy, and preventing more costly purchases.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2019
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  4. DentonMajik

    DentonMajik Well-Known Member

    Just ordered 100 Astras. These are my go to de blades and this is a great price!

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  5. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    I’m glad you like them I ordered 100 also. Never used one but have read many a good review.

    I may have a problem I just calculated my blade use rate and soon to be stock Blades. I have 19 years worth of razors. I’m going to hold out for 21 years worth, Fibonacci number .... maybe add some premium $$$ blades. Thing is I prefer smooth over laser sharp.
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  6. DentonMajik

    DentonMajik Well-Known Member

    IMHO these are the best blades.

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  7. BigMark83

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    Just bought 200 Rapira Platinum Lux for I believe $7.99 per 100 at Italian Barber.

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  8. BigMark83

    BigMark83 [...........] this space intentionally left blank

    I recommend Rapira Platinum Lux. Sharp, almost Feather sharp and smooooooooth.

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    Last edited: Mar 27, 2019
  9. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    Gilette Wilkinson Sword. Platinum coated saloon pack From the BAy ... 6.38 US shipped

    I read where these are made in China for India market

    these showed up in exactly 2 weeks. ended up getting 1o bonus blades these, and will be least expensive blade i have in my cache

    anyone have any experience with these?

    I’m told these are made in India.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019
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  10. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    I recently bought a 100 pack of Shark Super Stainless blades for $6.47 on Amazon with free shipping. I received them yesterday.
  11. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for adding to bladewatch
    How do you like the shave? Review? Comments?
    @6.47 make it a value blade!
    I’m going to do more research on these
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  12. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    I enjoy the Shark SS blades. They work well when I need a smooth shave as opposed to an aggressive one. I love how forgiving these blades are; perfect when I shave the day after a rough shave. Plus I can still get either a DFS or even a BBS on a Shark SS.
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  13. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    I was thinking about getting some milder blades....
    Not sure if I should thank you or curse you but I ended up ordering some also
    Another addition to my growing cache
    Thanks for the heads up

    found these on amazon for $5.99
    making them the least expensive blades I've ever bought
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2019
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  14. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    You’re welcome. The Shark Super Stainless blades are definitely a mild blade. They might just be what you’re looking for.
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  15. brit

    brit in a box

    those are good blades,bought 100 a year or so ago..
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  16. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Yes, they are cheap. Imho they are decent, however neither as sharp nor as smooth as the original Wilkinson Sword blades.
  17. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    It is only a bargain if you like what you get. I am not a fan of these blades.
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  18. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    i've heard the same from others, keeping my eye out for some

    I got my first box 2 saloon packs in and was able to get 2 shaves in so with 1.5 days growth. i was able to get a near DFS (Damn fine shave).

    quality :: cost definitely worth keeping in my stable
    as always i prefer a straight razor shave which make me a dilettante in DE blades
    i can compare them to rapira lux, astra sp, voskhod, dorco 301, lord stainless, 5 0 clock yellow, 7 o'clock green, feather, lord platinum class, Gillette Platnium, with wilkinson swords lower on this list but still a keeper
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  19. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    I get it. I keep the Rapira Swedish Supersteel around for the same reason. I picked them up next to nothing a few years ago and they work well enough for me.

    I still think it is a smart idea for a new shaver to buy a tuck of them before buying a couple hundred. There are lots of inexpensive good blades out there everyone has their own preferences.

    Enjoy your shave.
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  20. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

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