Gave a friend a razor today.

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by gorgo2, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    I work with a police officer. Yesterday we were chatting about how we save money cutting our own hair. He added that it helps him to afford the Fusion carts he buys. I said, "How'd you like to save even more money and get just as good a shave?" He was dubious but interested.

    Today I gave him a 1966 flair tip and a pack of Big Bens. He'd only seen a TTO as a kid, so I have him a quick demo on the proper angle, go slow and no pressure. He's got to be clean shaven so he'll get back to me in a few days either way. He's also a black gentleman but does not appear to have the common ingrown issue, if DE makes any difference with that. Anyway, we'll see. If he likes it I think I'll give him one of my long handle Black Beauties (he's 6'3 so it'll probably fit his hand a little better).
     
  2. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Nice :happy088::happy088:
     
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  3. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    That is mighty fine of you, Don. Maybe after a while he can afford a real haircut.
     
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  4. DaveTheWave81

    DaveTheWave81 Member

    You're a good man gorgo2 :happy096: :signs107:
     
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  5. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    :happy096: That's the way to spread the word!! :happy088:
     
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  6. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    He can afford one just fine, like I can. We're just cheap.
     
  7. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    You 'da man, G! Very nice gesture.
     
  8. Dzia Dzia

    Dzia Dzia Entitled to whine

    Thank you Lord for people like @gorgo2. You are a blessing to those of your communities.
     
  9. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    If he likes DE shaving, then be sure to hook him up on this forum.
     
  10. Erik Redd

    Erik Redd Lizabeth, baby, I'm comin' to join ya.

    I think "frugal" is the word. So am I, except when it comes to razors, brushes, creams, pipes, whisky, and a few other things.
     
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  11. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Good job. :happy096:
     
  12. Mr. Shaverman

    Mr. Shaverman Well-Known Member

    Very nice! Maybe you guys can give each other hair cuts?
     
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  13. Spud

    Spud Well-Known Member

    A few months back I gave a friend a Gillette Red Tip and some Astra SP blades. It was the first safety razor he has ever seen. He loves it; had me order a pack of 100 Astras.
     
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  14. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

  15. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy

    I gave one friend a '57 Super Speed and the works. He used it for about a year and then grew a beard because he got a job where he doesn't have to shave. Just my luck.
     
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  16. jeraldgordon

    jeraldgordon TSD's Mascot

    I've gotten 3 guys are work converted over the last two years. Kinda satisfying!
     
  17. Engblom

    Engblom Well-Known Member

    And when he get hooked up, he will develop RAD, SAD, BAD etc.... :drool: and the saving he was supposed to achieve gone. :signs081:.
     
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  18. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    :happy088:
     
  19. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    Not cheap, just FRUGAL.:happy088:
     
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  20. Norseman

    Norseman misunderstood Dark Lord of the Sith

    It is a real treat to convert good friends and co workers to DE shaving.
    I've had the pleasure of converting a few myself. Nothing fancy, just a kit containing cheap stuff, like Yuma, Wilkinson Sword stick, #6 boar brush and a few packs of blades. Most have upgraded to better stuff later on, and a few has probably never touched them. You can't win them all, but it feels rather good knowing you have saved someone from cartridge shaving. :)
     
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