While walking through CVS the other day I paused in the shaving aisle to see what I’ve been missing since switching to a double-edge safety razor. It seems that in my absence the situation has become even more bleak and frustrating.
I was shocked, for example, to see an eight pack of Fusion Proglide cartridges selling for nearly $40. That’s over $4 each! That’s crazy pants. Even the more sedate Mach3 cartridges were retailing for about $3 each, which while at one time I might have thought that to be reasonable now it just seems silly.
In contrast, there’s this:
200, yes, two hundred blades for fifteen bucks. 7.5 cents each, and enough to last you two years even if you were using two blades a week (I used one and got by just fine).
Granted, Derby isn’t my favorite brand. But I liked them well enough, they shaved just as well as my Mach3 did and the price is a heck of a lot better.
I fault no one for using cartridges. If that’s what you like and it works for your situation, then by all means, enjoy it. But personally, I’m glad to have found a new ship to sail on.