how to save $100 in 2007

Go generic in the shaving department.

I ran out of razor blades about a week ago.  After seven misguided days
of thinking that I might look good with a beard, I decided to buy new
blades this weekend. Until Saturday I was a a Mach 3 guy, all the way.
Well, at least three times a week. After spending a few hours
investigating the lack of downward price elasticity when it comes
Gillette razor blades, I decided it was time to change. No more branded
shaving. I am now a proud owner of a Matrix 3 Titanium razor from Rite
Aid. It’s basically the same technology as my old Mach 3, except
replacement blades cost $0.50 rather than $2.50.

After successfully shaving my face and almost cutting off my right
index finger, I can tell you that three blades shave like three blades.
Rite Aid or not, I will be saving almost $100 in razor blades in 2007.

Gillette Mach blades per month/year: $10/$120
Rite Aid Matrix 3 blades per month: $2/$24

Savings: $8 per month and $96 per year if you exchange blades once a week

Ps. Ladies, I am sure the same holds true in the leg shaving department.

5 Comments

  1. Anonymous February 17, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    mario – this is where you are wrong. the generic razors for ladies are a sure fire way to slice and dice a shin or ankle bone. and they don’t stay sharp long enough (remember we are basically shaving half our body) leading one back the said earlier slice and dice problem.

    just an fyi for ya!

    xo
    a.

  2. Anonymous February 17, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    mario – this is where you are wrong. the generic razors for ladies are a sure fire way to slice and dice a shin or ankle bone. and they don’t stay sharp long enough (remember we are basically shaving half our body) leading one back the said earlier slice and dice problem.

    just an fyi for ya!

    xo
    a.

  3. Anonymous February 17, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    um…i seem to be having a little problem with multiple posts. i am not that passionate about the razor issue!

  4. Anonymous February 20, 2007 at 5:57 am

    That’s a good point, Angela. I am what one would call a light user in the razor category, as I have the facial hair growth of a 12-year old.

  5. Anonymous February 24, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    Don’t even try to be an expert on facial hair growth or shaving it off

    Love,

    Your Hairy Italian Friend.