Estimated savings since switching to TTO and soap

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Admiral Beez, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. Admiral Beez

    Admiral Beez Active Member

    In May 1, 2013, I got my Gillette TTO, http://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/what-gillette-razor-do-i-have-here.33042/

    I used to shave with a Mach3 system, going through about four blades a month (would usually change out Mondays for the week). A 12 pack is $31 http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/gillette-mach3-razor-blades/6000053639341 or $2.58 a blade. In the 37 months I've used my TTO I would have used 148 blades x $2.58 = $382. I buy Personna Blues https://www.amazon.ca/PERSONNA-Blades-60-0257-Double-100-Pack/dp/B0077LAJT2 with free shipping (I buy x2) at a cost of $0.20 a blade. I still like a new blade every Monday, so that's $0.20 x 148 blades = $30.00. So, just in blades I've saved $352!

    Since switching from squeeze cream to D.R. Harris soap (in cool mahogany dish) I'm also saving. I go through a puck every six months, at $22 each, so that's about $50 in pucks over 37 months. I was buying a tube of the Real Shaving Co. cream once a month for about $7.00 a tube, or $259 over 37 months. So, in soap I've saved $209!

    So, just by making this simple switch back in May 2013 I have saved over $561.
     
  2. AGHisBBS

    AGHisBBS Well-Known Member

    My bankbook would have been a lot more happy if I never heard of traditional shaving. By lots and lots.
     
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  3. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot Staff Member

    Moderator
    I am too lazy to count, but I guess that I have spent about the same in the last few years. Buying some hardware and software. Razors, soaps and such (I am lucky to have been given most of my brushes and soaps). And sending some stuff onwards to other Denizens. But the amount of fun I have now, as compared to the earlier cartridge shaves, is in fact incomparable!

    But many of us have started out with your idea of saving (and shaving), Admiral! And many have failed. Big time.
     
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  4. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Let me calculate....I have saved exactly zero. :happy036:
     
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  5. Terry Williams

    Terry Williams Well-Known Member

  6. Terry Williams

    Terry Williams Well-Known Member

    I been a member of the classic shave movement for about 5 months. It's pretty clear me that the ROI curve is pretty steep in the early going. There are just too many painful options and too many really cool and expensive options. So, maybe I'll save money after 3 yrs, but I would have to get a HELLUVA savings to break even at this point.
     
  7. Mr. Freeze93

    Mr. Freeze93 Prefers the baby blue dress

    Since switching I have saved exactly -$784.92. I don't regret a single thing.
     
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  8. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Oh boy, that's a lot any way you look at it! :)
     
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  9. waffen

    waffen Well-Known Member

    Well I make my own soap so I save a hell of a lot money that way, but I haven't save money because " Hi my name is Mike "Hello Mike" I am an addict" I have to buy 100 blades of the the blades I like, brushes, razors, oh don't get me started on vintage razors !
     
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  10. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    I have saved right around double that.
     
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  11. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I have not calculated my usage.
    But if you figure in the enjoyment I've had finding,hunting researching, trading,and conversing with like minded gents (and a few ladies). I would say im ahead of the game
     
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  12. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    You just can't calculate good clean fun.
     
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  13. cmorris357

    cmorris357 catching flies.........

    No, but the accountants at Disney sure give it a good shot.
     
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  14. Admiral Beez

    Admiral Beez Active Member

    Part of my move to TTO was trying to move to a minimalist lifestyle. I wanted one excellent razor and one excellent blade. When I see pics here of shelves filled with razors and kit, I just see clutter. For me, counters are for activities, never for storage. But to each their own, and I can certainly appreciate the passion.
     
  15. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    I will go with that. It's too painful to think about the actual cash spent. But the enjoyment I have gotten in return is nearly priceless.
     
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  16. targa88

    targa88 Well-Known Member

    It should/could be viewed in different terms.
    Voyage of discovery.
    Ultimately better for the voyage and the destination.
    Shaving is no longer a chore but rather a therapeutic activity to start the day.
    No price/economics for that result.....
     
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  17. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    That was minus $. @crackstar.
    :)
     
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  18. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    I am with you Clint.
     
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  19. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Mais oui, I know! ;)
     
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  20. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

    Article Team
    I would have saved a couple thousand if I'd never heard of wet shaving. Easily.

    I would have missed out on a lot of fun though.
     
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