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2014-01-25 02:01:55 AM  
On the plus side though, the electric dog polisher division is doing extremely well.
 
2014-01-25 02:03:43 AM  
Sonny was the original hipster?


por-img.cimcontent.net
 
2014-01-25 02:16:12 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-25 02:20:42 AM  
Part of the reason I quit shaving was the cost. The reason I never cut my beard is because it is epic.
 
2014-01-25 02:22:31 AM  
Lenin had a beard.
 
2014-01-25 02:26:13 AM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: Lenin had a beard.


So did Che, and look what happened to him.
 
2014-01-25 02:27:36 AM  
Also according to tfa the same hipster who isnt shaving his greasy face is shaving his va ja ja. Hopefully into his buddies fair trade coffee grounds.
 
2014-01-25 02:42:04 AM  
I've worked at a P&G for the last 9+ years... and it's not guys not shaving that's reduced their profits. I've never seen more money get pissed away and a company STILL make money. Geez...
 
2014-01-25 03:01:21 AM  
The razor market is a huge rip off. Look into safety razors. Excellent shave and blades are only abou a dime a piece. For that price you can have a new blade for every shave.
 
2014-01-25 03:34:35 AM  
"If I were gay, there's no way I'd shave with a disposable razor and a bar of Dial soap, like I do as a straight man. As a gay man, I'd make shaving a ritual. I would prepare my face with a foaming exfoliating cleanser, then I'd use a cucumber shave gel and a sharp blade. I might even use a straight razor that I would sharpen on a soapstone. I would definitely use hot wax to bring my unruly eyebrows under control, and my nose hairs would never see the light of day again."

-Best of Craigslist

http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sfo/24612423.html
 
2014-01-25 04:12:02 AM  

Harry_Seldon: Sonny was the original hipster?


Was that the last time this fashion cycled into existence?
Or did we have anything in between?


/for the recent one I blame gladiator movies
 
2014-01-25 05:03:58 AM  
Razors are expensive and an ecological nasty.  Read a tip that said to use the razor that you by blades for...the kind with and edge on each side...the dangerous kind....after shaving rinse blade with water then soak in baby oil until next use....now when a blade gets old.....takes around 3 months....what a savings......I can throw it away knowing it will turn to dust.....unlike the farking plastic.....plus the money I save .....bwhahahahahahaha!  Thanks mysterious internet tipster......
 
2014-01-25 06:14:50 AM  

SweetDickens: Razors are expensive and an ecological nasty.  Read a tip that said to use the razor that you by blades for...the kind with and edge on each side...the dangerous kind....after shaving rinse blade with water then soak in baby oil until next use....now when a blade gets old.....takes around 3 months....what a savings......I can throw it away knowing it will turn to dust.....unlike the farking plastic.....plus the money I save .....bwhahahahahahaha!  Thanks mysterious internet tipster......


And they are well-suited for breaking in half and using to slice off one's eyebrows. Be sure to toss a set into your airport carry-on for use in exotic locales.
 
2014-01-25 07:13:45 AM  
I hate shaving, but I work in the pharmaceutical industry, so it's almost required for me to be clean shaven.  I'm almost to the point of inquiring about permanent removal options.
 
2014-01-25 07:32:33 AM  

SweetDickens: Razors are expensive and an ecological nasty.  Read a tip that said to use the razor that you by blades for...the kind with and edge on each side...the dangerous kind....after shaving rinse blade with water then soak in baby oil until next use....now when a blade gets old.....takes around 3 months....what a savings......I can throw it away knowing it will turn to dust.....unlike the farking plastic.....plus the money I save .....bwhahahahahahaha!  Thanks mysterious internet tipster......


I've been thinking about going with that old style razor since saw a recent ad for One Razor.  I was surprised at myself for considering anything Rick Harrison is promoting, but it just looks like a cool idea.  I've been using the old shaving soap and brush for years because the soap is cheaper and the mug doesn't leave a rust ring in my bathroom.  I never liked the 3-5 blade razors and the manufacturers seem intent on getting rid of the 2 blade that I like.
 
2014-01-25 07:35:23 AM  

Mark Ratner: "If I were gay, there's no way I'd shave with a disposable razor and a bar of Dial soap, like I do as a straight man. As a gay man, I'd make shaving a ritual. I would prepare my face with a foaming exfoliating cleanser, then I'd use a cucumber shave gel and a sharp blade. I might even use a straight razor that I would sharpen on a soapstone. I would definitely use hot wax to bring my unruly eyebrows under control, and my nose hairs would never see the light of day again."

-Best of Craigslist

http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sfo/24612423.html


In the morning if my face is a little puffy I'll put on an ice pack while doing stomach crunches. I can do 1000 now. After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then I apply an herb-mint facial mask which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.
 
2014-01-25 07:37:11 AM  
Maybe everyone is buying their "shave tech" from the Dollar Razor.com douche on TV?
 
2014-01-25 07:59:30 AM  
It could be because people are starting to see that continuously adding new blades and more soothing gel strips is simply a marketing gimmick. It doesn't really do anything. I shaved with two blades, three blades, 5 blades, etc. It didn't really make a difference. I have to shave every day for work. I'd rather not but it's not optional for me. Anyone considering switching to a single-blade safety razor should just do it. Give it a try. There is nothing to lose. I bought one after reading an article on artofmanliness.com.

I was afraid to use a single-blade safety razor the first time because I was brainwashed by TV advertising bullshiat. Having a dickload of blades on a razor doesn't make it safer or smoother. Just make sure you research what you are buying first. The type of razor and the particular blades you use make a difference. Don't let anyone tell you, you are a douche or a hipster or whatever. You can laugh at them when you see them paying $40 for a pack of razor cartridges when you can get 10 blades for $3-$4.
 
2014-01-25 08:12:38 AM  
NorthernMT
2014-01-25 03:01:21 AM


The razor market is a huge rip off. Look into safety razors. Excellent shave and blades are only abou a dime a piece. For that price you can have a new blade for every shave.

Which due to their thicker metal can never be as sharp as disposables so even with the sharpest Safety Razor "Feather", you'll never get as close of a shave and the blades do NOT last so you do need a new one every other day. I can use a cheap disposable for around 2 weeks. .
 
2014-01-25 08:14:13 AM  
I have a beard, but when I do shave, I use one of these:
moran.smugmug.com
blades are far cheaper and it gives a better result.

yeah, you pay a little more up front, (especially if you go all out and get a badger brush to go with it) but you save money in the long run.
 
2014-01-25 08:19:43 AM  
Clippers on the hair, scissors on the beard. Who the hell needs a razor?
 
2014-01-25 08:19:59 AM  

OnlyM3: NorthernMT
2014-01-25 03:01:21 AM


The razor market is a huge rip off. Look into safety razors. Excellent shave and blades are only abou a dime a piece. For that price you can have a new blade for every shave.
Which due to their thicker metal can never be as sharp as disposables so even with the sharpest Safety Razor "Feather", you'll never get as close of a shave and the blades do NOT last so you do need a new one every other day. I can use a cheap disposable for around 2 weeks. .


I'm on month three or six of a three blade disposable. It's dull, but I don't cut myself and it still cuts. Then again, I like 5 o'clock shadows.
 
2014-01-25 08:22:38 AM  
"...increasingly popular body-shaving by men..."

That is a thing among porn stars, some high level athletes and the homos but are there actually enough of them out there to be a big factor in shaving cream sales or are some other groups of "men" doing this now?
 
2014-01-25 08:23:54 AM  
The nice thing about unemployment is that interviews are so rare that I just have no reason to shave. So I still have many razor blades left from when I had a job.
 
2014-01-25 08:26:36 AM  

OnlyM3: NorthernMT
2014-01-25 03:01:21 AM


The razor market is a huge rip off. Look into safety razors. Excellent shave and blades are only abou a dime a piece. For that price you can have a new blade for every shave.
Which due to their thicker metal can never be as sharp as disposables so even with the sharpest Safety Razor "Feather", you'll never get as close of a shave and the blades do NOT last so you do need a new one every other day. I can use a cheap disposable for around 2 weeks. .


If you can use a cheap disposable for 2 weeks, you have no beard. Now go do your homework; you want to make sure you keep your academic eligibility for soccer.
 
2014-01-25 08:32:58 AM  
Season one, episode one of SNL had a parody ad for the "Triple Track" razor. The tag line? "Because you'll believe anything." (I would have written "you'll buy anything," but I digress.

1998 the first triple blade cartridge came out.

Lorne Michaels and PT Barnum were right. Merkur razor + Israeli Personna blades = happy face.

On a side note - stories in HuffPo and Jezebel claim that beards are a sign of misogyny and war on women. I grew a beard to scare the crowd that reads that crap.
 
2014-01-25 08:37:23 AM  
P&G also owns Duracell. Since many electronic gadgets have built-in batteries now, their profits are diminishing because they don't sell as many alkalines as they used to.
 
2014-01-25 08:37:26 AM  
Safety razor. Two year supply of blades runs you about ten bucks. And it's a damn manly experience, which is quite enjoyable. Grab your badger brush and lather up....

That said, the influx of body shaving should more or less even things out. I am a hairy dude. I have looked at donating ear hair to Locks of Love.  In the history of man, being hirsute has always been sexy.  Now I get here and it's completely undesirable.  I would like to know to whom may I lodge a complaint...
 
2014-01-25 08:42:55 AM  

The_Original_Roxtar: I have a beard, but when I do shave, I use one of these:
[moran.smugmug.com image 800x554]
blades are far cheaper and it gives a better result.

yeah, you pay a little more up front, (especially if you go all out and get a badger brush to go with it) but you save money in the long run.


I have this exact one.  I loved it...after a while.  A couple things (based on my experience):

1.  Safety razors require skill.  If you use one like a Mach 3, you will need a transfusion.
2.  It takes a while for your skin to get acclimated to them.  Be patient.
3.  Given 1 and 2 above, a safety razor gives the best shave available.

Don't try to shave your head with one though.
 
2014-01-25 08:45:52 AM  

reubendaley: SweetDickens:.

And they are well-suited for breaking in half and using to slice off one's eyebrows. Be sure to toss a set into your airport carry-on for use in exotic locales.


True dat.
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-25 08:48:11 AM  
I'm not a hipster, I'm just lazy.
 
2014-01-25 08:53:27 AM  

Solstafir: Clippers on the hair, scissors on the beard. Who the hell needs a razor?


I still do some shaving to keep the beard from looking wild, mostly on the neck, giving the beard a clean line.  And, I shave under my bottom lip.  I do the reverse Howie Mandel, I grow what he shaves.
 
2014-01-25 09:41:40 AM  
Dollar shave club?  People seem happy with that.  Me?  I just shave once every few weeks, and grow a beard a few times a year.  When I did need to look decent I just shave the neck and cheeks.

/IT FTW
//Mach 3 still my favorite razor
 
2014-01-25 09:46:05 AM  
But the company said that increasingly popular body-shaving by men had the potential to offset the loss of the facial-hair business.

A sentence I did not need to read during breakfast.
 
2014-01-25 09:52:28 AM  

AngryDragon: The_Original_Roxtar: I have a beard, but when I do shave, I use one of these:
[moran.smugmug.com image 800x554]
blades are far cheaper and it gives a better result.

yeah, you pay a little more up front, (especially if you go all out and get a badger brush to go with it) but you save money in the long run.

I have this exact one.  I loved it...after a while.  A couple things (based on my experience):

1.  Safety razors require skill.  If you use one like a Mach 3, you will need a transfusion.
2.  It takes a while for your skin to get acclimated to them.  Be patient.
3.  Given 1 and 2 above, a safety razor gives the best shave available.

Don't try to shave your head with one though.


No, a straight gives the best shave. A safety razor works pretty well though.

I can't shave with a mach 3. My beard laughs at it.
 
2014-01-25 09:57:30 AM  

Ima4nic8or: "...increasingly popular body-shaving by men..."

That is a thing among porn stars, some high level athletes and the homos but are there actually enough of them out there to be a big factor in shaving cream sales or are some other groups of "men" doing this now?


Yeah. The kids at work shave their chest. Me, I'm old school and old. Manly look all the way.

/They made Shatner shave his chest for Star Trek
 
2014-01-25 10:03:46 AM  
I blame the new creepy Old Spice "mom" commercials
 
2014-01-25 10:07:06 AM  
I've switched almost exclusively to an electric shaver. It doesn't give the "baby smooth" feeling, but it's nice not going through the whole shaving process. I can shave in about two minutes now.
 
2014-01-25 10:07:34 AM  

NorthernMT: Look into safety razors.


My Older bought me one for my birthday last year along with a badger brush. I absolutely LOVE it! 100 blades will last me almost a year and like you said, they're dirt cheap. I buy Colonel Conk's soap online and really enjoy whipping up a hot lather. It takes a little longer but the shave is the best ever.
 
2014-01-25 10:13:51 AM  

bbcard1: Grab your badger brush and lather up....


I took me a while to learn how to spin up a good lather. I also am very conscious about using too much water when trying to get it hot so what I've started doing is putting my brush in my mixing bowl and using my Keurig to heat both up. Works like a charm and the lather stays hot!
 
2014-01-25 10:32:02 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: bbcard1: Grab your badger brush and lather up....

I took me a while to learn how to spin up a good lather. I also am very conscious about using too much water when trying to get it hot so what I've started doing is putting my brush in my mixing bowl and using my Keurig to heat both up. Works like a charm and the lather stays hot!


Now that's bachelor-tastic.
 
2014-01-25 10:33:18 AM  
I haven't shaved since July last year and have no intention of shaving anytime soon.  If I do though, I am definitely going the safety razor route.  I am just tired of spending money on unnecessary crap like 5-blade razors and the like.  I prefer to spend as little as possible on disposable crap and more on fun things like travel and beer.

/my wife won't let me shave now that the beard is all long and Viking-like anyway
 
2014-01-25 10:35:44 AM  
Anoter vote for DE shaving... never looked back and view cartridge razors with horror now... seriously.
 
2014-01-25 10:43:08 AM  

Goimir: No, a straight gives the best shave. A safety razor works pretty well though.

I can't shave with a mach 3. My beard laughs at it


Agreed.  I'm too afraid of cutting my throat though.  No attention to detail.
 
2014-01-25 10:43:37 AM  

Goimir: Now that's bachelor-tastic.


Heh. Feb 16 will mark 28 years of marriage.
 
2014-01-25 10:45:40 AM  

imfallen_angel: Anoter vote for DE shaving... never looked back and view cartridge razors with horror now... seriously.


Another vote here.  With a double edge blade and a good badger brush, I get better results than the 5-blade cartridge I was using.  The DE blades I use are a nice way to give the big middle finger to Gillette/P&G/Schick and their huge marketing campaigns and overpriced gimmick products.
 
2014-01-25 10:46:45 AM  
So men are now shaving their bodies and it's becoming culturally unacceptable to shun fat chicks. We're doomed.
 
2014-01-25 10:50:13 AM  

Goimir: a straight gives the best shave.


I'm wanting to try out a straight razor. Any suggestions on types (solid blade vs replaceable) etc?
 
2014-01-25 11:05:54 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Goimir: a straight gives the best shave.

I'm wanting to try out a straight razor. Any suggestions on types (solid blade vs replaceable) etc?


Solid, square end, and either an old one from a small town junk shop or a new high-dollar one with good reviews. You want carbon steel or stellite for the blade, not stainless, as it tends to be gummy.

Replaceable is just junk.
 
2014-01-25 11:09:09 AM  

Goimir: Solid, square end, and either an old one from a small town junk shop or a new high-dollar one with good reviews. You want carbon steel or stellite for the blade, not stainless, as it tends to be gummy.


Thanks. Gotta learn how to properly strop it too!
 
2014-01-25 11:09:36 AM  
Another vote for the DE safety razor. I'm in the military, so I have to shave everyday. Going to the DE with a badger brush adds maybe 3-5 minutes to my shave routine in the morning, but my skin looks way better after about 3 weeks of doing it. Still trying to nail down my preferred pre/soap/balm combo, but the shave itself is better than disposables and way cheaper minus the initial investment.
 
2014-01-25 11:32:50 AM  
I'd just like to add that I do not blindly hate bearded hipsters, instead I avoid them because all too often they adopt a superior condescending attitude as if growing a beard and sporting "sleeve" tattoos somehow automatically makes them tough and wise.

It doesn't work that way, Haircut McGree. Your wisdom is dis-proven the second you pretend that your taste in art, music, and especially fashion has any bearing on intelligence(though I will admit musical choice can be a strong indicator).
 
2014-01-25 11:36:00 AM  

kabar: Still trying to nail down my preferred pre/soap/balm combo


My Daughter in Law got me this pre shave oil and I like it. As far as soaps go, I like Porasso and/or Colonel Conk's. I bought the variety pack  and like the Bay Rum the best so far.
 
2014-01-25 12:07:39 PM  

mithras_angel: Just another Heartland Weirdass: Lenin had a beard.

So did Che, and look what happened to him.


img.pandawhale.com
 
2014-01-25 12:18:04 PM  
BTW - this is how to properly shave ...

graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2014-01-25 12:44:46 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: kabar: Still trying to nail down my preferred pre/soap/balm combo

My Daughter in Law got me this pre shave oil and I like it. As far as soaps go, I like Porasso and/or Colonel Conk's. I bought the variety pack  and like the Bay Rum the best so far.


Right now I'm in the midst of trying all the TAoS stuff in sandalwood.  The oil's a bit thick for my tastes I think, but I'm still figuring it out.  I also have some of the Prorasso pre shave and soap.  Talk about eye opening.  Strong menthol.  I want to try their sandalwood soap and tea tree pre shave next.
 
TWX
2014-01-25 12:45:10 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Goimir: Solid, square end, and either an old one from a small town junk shop or a new high-dollar one with good reviews. You want carbon steel or stellite for the blade, not stainless, as it tends to be gummy.

Thanks. Gotta learn how to properly strop it too!


Fun fact, one can strop a cheapo disposable razor too, and get probably 10x the useful life out of it. Suddenly a cheap single-blade disposable razor lasts as long as those multiblade monstrosities and cuts better to boot.

I had a bunch of disposable razors left over from before I gave up shaving, and my wife started using 'em to use 'em up, stropping them on even something as simple as tough denim is enough. We've been married for six years and she still hasn't used all of them up yet.

/doesn't see a reason to shave the face
//just gets the beard trimmed back to 1" every six months or so
 
2014-01-25 12:46:33 PM  

Mad Scientist: imfallen_angel: Anoter vote for DE shaving... never looked back and view cartridge razors with horror now... seriously.

Another vote here.  With a double edge blade and a good badger brush, I get better results than the 5-blade cartridge I was using.  The DE blades I use are a nice way to give the big middle finger to Gillette/P&G/Schick and their huge marketing campaigns and overpriced gimmick products.


I ripped my face with cartridges or electrics for most of my life... cartridges do nothing but clog up and it's like using a multiple blade wood plane on your face...

Since DE... barely any ingrowns, not ripping the face apart, no nicks, no fighting to get the hard spots...

I really cannot understand how men believed that these were made to believe that cartridges were better... aside that most probably just don't know how to shave in the first place.

If anything, I've found DE shaving 10000x easier, even fun. (AND with the better results)
 
2014-01-25 12:48:54 PM  
I did straight razor for awhile. It just took too much time and I wasn't ready for another hobby. Between stropping, sharpening and the extra time spent shaving, it was just too time-intensive. Plus, it's not exactly cheap. Decent starter razors are about $40 and then you've got the strop and one or two honing blocks or sharpening strop thingies. Those ran about $120 online and I wasn't ready to take the plunge on those. I couldn't get it under ten minutes of time in the morning routine. I don't think straight razors are for people who want to just do it and go; they're for someone who wants a bit of a ritual, a bit of a hobby. There's a reason men abandoned them in droves after the safety razor became available.

I've never done a DE razor but I've got friends who evangelize on them. I use a 2-bladed cartridge that costs $8 for 20 blades (the old Gilette Excel II, I think). Does a great job. The Mach 3 actually did a very close shave, but those are pricey.

I love my badger brush & shave soap - I've been using that weird-smelling Italian tube of goo that C. O. Bigelow's sells.
 
2014-01-25 12:50:47 PM  

kabar: Talk about eye opening. Strong menthol


That's one of the things I like about it! I also bought a wood bowl to keep my pucks in. mamarita is getting a bit put out with my growing collection of gear!

TWX: Fun fact, one can strop a cheapo disposable razor too, and get probably 10x the useful life out of it.


A straight razor and strop might put her over the edge!

/off to Amazon!
 
2014-01-25 12:51:43 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: bbcard1: Grab your badger brush and lather up....

I took me a while to learn how to spin up a good lather. I also am very conscious about using too much water when trying to get it hot so what I've started doing is putting my brush in my mixing bowl and using my Keurig to heat both up. Works like a charm and the lather stays hot!


Face lather instead... must easier and better, it works the skin.

If you stay with bowl.. just do a double bowl, bottom one with hot water with top one for the lather.
 
2014-01-25 12:56:53 PM  

imfallen_angel: Face lather instead.


Tried it but I haven't figured out how to work up a thick enough lather. Any tips?
 
2014-01-25 01:18:47 PM  
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Oh hey guys, what's going on in this thread?
 
2014-01-25 01:24:17 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: imfallen_angel: Face lather instead.

Tried it but I haven't figured out how to work up a thick enough lather. Any tips?


This might blow your mind, but:

Are you more concerned with making whipped cream or shaving..

Lather doesn't need to be all fluffy and such, it needs to moisten the skin and create glide for the blade.

I doesn't need to be thick, it needs to be "right"... a slightly runny lather on the face will hydrate the face very well and make the shave easier.

I see some guys that have to have the foamiest lather to think that it's needed to shave well.. all this does is use more product, and means rinsing the razor more often and not seeing where you're shaving.

9/10 times someone has issues with their shave, it's 3 things:

1) didn't leave the lather on long enough to soften the hairs
2) pressure... if oyu can't simply drag the razor without ANY pressure, then see #3, and/or change your blade
3) angle.. you most get it right to have the guard be what's touchinghte skin, the blade should only be skimming the surface and cutting the hairs, not scrape the skin.

So, just have enough water and product on your brush, and you will have a thick lather... and thick does NOT mean fluffy.

Change your mindset to fluffing it up, and you'll see the difference.
 
2014-01-25 01:38:18 PM  
Maybe because everthing P&G makes is so vastly overpriced...Charmin, Bounty, Old Spice, Duracell, Crest, Tide, Head & Shoulders, etc.
Maybe consumers are finally wising up and buying the hundreds of competitors' products that exist at a much better value.
 
2014-01-25 01:59:01 PM  

imfallen_angel: I doesn't need to be thick, it needs to be "right"... a slightly runny lather on the face will hydrate the face very well and make the shave easier


Fair nuff...but I really don't like a runny lather that drips off the razor as I'm shaving just as I don't like one that is thick and dry and I have found that I get my best results using a bowl...and the bowl keeps the lather warm too.
 
2014-01-25 01:59:15 PM  

MBZ321: Maybe because everthing P&G makes is so vastly overpriced...Charmin, Bounty, Old Spice, Duracell, Crest, Tide, Head & Shoulders, etc.
Maybe consumers are finally wising up and buying the hundreds of competitors' products that exist at a much better value.


^this

Except, you'd think I'm on their payroll because Duracells are the only batteries I can trust not to open up inside a device, thus ruining said device.
 
2014-01-25 02:12:54 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: imfallen_angel: I doesn't need to be thick, it needs to be "right"... a slightly runny lather on the face will hydrate the face very well and make the shave easier

Fair nuff...but I really don't like a runny lather that drips off the razor as I'm shaving just as I don't like one that is thick and dry and I have found that I get my best results using a bowl...and the bowl keeps the lather warm too.


dripping off the razor is too liquid... it's a question of thickness, and not fluffy.... large air bubbles doesn't really do much.

Some will say that fluffy holds more water, but honestly, it's more air.

After the years of doing it, I'd rather a nice wet-ish lather instead of a foam works so much better.
 
2014-01-25 02:41:50 PM  

MBZ321: Maybe because everthing P&G makes is so vastly overpriced...Charmin, Bounty, Old Spice, Duracell, Crest, Tide, Head & Shoulders, etc.
Maybe consumers are finally wising up and buying the hundreds of competitors' products that exist at a much better value.


I tend to buy Bounty because I can rarely find towels as durable for my needs, except for Brawny, which I refuse to since it's a Georgia-Pacific product.
 
2014-01-25 03:06:23 PM  

MBZ321: Maybe because everthing P&G makes is so vastly overpriced...Charmin, Bounty, Old Spice, Duracell, Crest, Tide, Head & Shoulders, etc.
Maybe consumers are finally wising up and buying the hundreds of competitors' products that exist at a much better value.


Odd... most of these products are about the same prices of other known brands.

And I can't find any better than the Old Spice stuff.... their soap, after save, deodorants, etc. so even a bit pricier, I'd still get it.
 
2014-01-25 08:09:39 PM  
The dollar a month shave club will change the industry.  Razor blades are high as giraffe's pussy!
 
2014-01-25 08:59:00 PM  
imfallen_angel:

Odd... most of these products are about the same prices of other known brands.


Really? Where are you shopping? Around here, a standard bottle of Tide is currently $9 (On Sale). You can pick up a lesser-known brand (Purex, Arm and Hammer) for $5 or usually less than that.

A 16 count package of Duracell is again, on sale for $11. For $1 less, you can get THIRTY Rayovac AA batteries.

The store brand paper towels at Wegmans are about the same quality as Bounty at half the price. Just a few examples, but P&G products are nowhere near the same price as other brands.  Then again, I buy based on price, not on brand loyalty.
 
2014-01-25 11:08:18 PM  
 
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