[Competition Time] - The Search For The World's Cheapest Safety Razor

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Vlasta, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    Let us start a new competition. Who can find the world's cheapest RETAIL, usable, safety razor. I repeat, it MUST be usable and have been used by the poster. I start with my submission, ladies and gents I present the Super Gillette complete with a single Blue Blade. [Blade marked as made in Shanghai]

    Price $20 Hong Kong Dollars - that is $2.55 Americonian Dollars or £1.82 British Pounds

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  2. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Super Click, bought by me in Cambodia for $.60 (2500 Cambodian Riel) including blades. Used many times since.[​IMG]
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  3. markjnewcomb

    markjnewcomb Well-Known Member

    You guys won't beat the one I saw on this board about a year ago. I believe it was @mrchick that posted it, but can't be sure. He used a nut & bolt to hold a blade. My guess is it cost about 12 cents. That's hard to beat. :)
     
  4. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Yeah well I've shaved with a bare blade with my fingers but that don't count either. Next.

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  5. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    The entry has to be a retail item!!! I saw someone shave with a blade glued to a lolly stick - that does not count either.
     
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  6. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    @Vlasta good to see you back, this should be fun.
     
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  7. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Keith - been super busy at work these days. Off to India next week.
     
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  8. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    There was this one which cost $1 at Dollar Tree back in September:
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    Several of us found it perfectly usable (even the Chinese-made blades) if a bit touchy about being closed completely.

    BTW, I saw a thread on another forum which indicated that Dollar Tree is now selling a similar razor under their "Assured" brand.
     
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  9. blashe

    blashe Well-Known Member

    gents please report how those blades perform, they seem to be pricey in 100 pack
     
  10. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Not terrible but I wouldn't recommend going out of my way for them given other options.

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  11. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Same here, it works ok with a Lab Blue............
     
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  12. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Bought on Ebay 2 for $5, but saw it at a local Asian market for $1. They also have the Dorco ST301 $1 per tuck of 10 blades:
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  13. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    This would be my entry. They shave fine and dirt cheap. I have bought them off the bay.

    Great something to hunt up....thanks.

    Those shave good. I use that blade, from the Family Dollar , often
     
  14. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Dollar Tree $1 razor plus a pack of 5 blades. Gives a pretty respectable shave. Almost feels like a toy, but can't complain for a $buck....

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  15. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Interesting! I never realized that DE shaving could be so cost effective.
     
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  16. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    I picked one of these up and got a perfectly serviceable shave out of it.

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  17. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    So we are @ ¢60 so far.
     
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  18. jeraldgordon

    jeraldgordon TSD's Mascot

    I saw those yesterday! If they worked for you, you could just throw them away after you used up each tuck of blades and be money ahead - $1.00 for a 5 pack of blades isn’t too bad!
     
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  19. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    The mighty Super Click. Fine shave.[​IMG]

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