I was at the store today and needed razor blades. Gillette’s Mach 3 blades were 10 for $26. I didn’t feel like paying $2.60 a razor. My tough beard eats up razors fast. Just a couple uses and they’re done.
Keep in mind a Mach 3 is an OLD razor. There has since been the Mach 3 Turbo, then the 4-blade, and now the 5-blade. Each of those was even more expensive.
I thought – there must be a cheaper alternative. There was – 10 plastic handle blades for $1.97. By Gillette. Virtually everything was by Gillette.
I decided to try the 20 cent blades. Sure, the shave will not be great because Gillette wants everyone to pay several dollars for a razor. I thought even if I get just one shave out of a razor it would be a deal.
Was I wrong.
Gillette should be sued for disfigurement. What an incredibly terrible shave that left me a bloody mess.
There is no question in my mind Gillette could offer a good shave for a decent price. But they don’t. They don’t have to. They have a monopoly on razors.
Maybe I’ll go through 3 cheap blades per shave. It would still be a deal.