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    Does Gillette still produce blades for the Atra? Or do I need to look for off-brand alternatives...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmj149 View Post
    Does Gillette still produce blades for the Atra? Or do I need to look for off-brand alternatives...
    Looks like you can get 20 Gillette or 50 Persona brand Atra blades for about the same $25 from Amazon. Personally I'd go with the "off brand".

    http://www.amazon.com/Gillette-AtraP...5464648&sr=8-2

    http://www.amazon.com/Personna-Cartr...5464756&sr=8-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmj149 View Post
    Does Gillette still produce blades for the Atra? Or do I need to look for off-brand alternatives...
    Yes and Yes.

    Back in the 90's, the Gillettes were superior to the generics.

    However, today, I prefer the off-brands. My favorite is the Wilkinson's available at Wal-mart. I tried the Gillette Atras last year and they were very harsh on my skin.. not worth the $$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmj149 View Post
    Does Gillette still produce blades for the Atra? Or do I need to look for off-brand alternatives...
    Gillette makes them in India, but I would also look at the competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masonjarjar View Post
    Yes and Yes.

    Back in the 90's, the Gillettes were superior to the generics.

    However, today, I prefer the off-brands. My favorite is the Wilkinson's available at Wal-mart. I tried the Gillette Atras last year and they were very harsh on my skin.. not worth the $$.
    Totally disagree. I haven't found an "off-brand" that is ANYWHERE NEAR as smooth and sharp as the Gillette-branded blades. The ones available around here are super-nice blades, whereas the Personna brand cartridges I bought at WalMart were brutal!

    Obviously, YMMV. If the Gillette ones say "Made in China" on them, I'd buy them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisher View Post
    Totally disagree. I haven't found an "off-brand" that is ANYWHERE NEAR as smooth and sharp as the Gillette-branded blades. The ones available around here are super-nice blades, whereas the Personna brand cartridges I bought at WalMart were brutal!

    Obviously, YMMV. If the Gillette ones say "Made in China" on them, I'd buy them.
    Hey Kingfisher! I have read a lot of your posts in my quest for a good Trac II blade. Have you tried the Wilkensons at wally mart?
    But I LIKE to wipe my blades!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisher View Post
    ...whereas the Personna brand cartridges I bought at WalMart were brutal!
    Fully agree. I had some of the Personna Auto Plus carts (which are Atra only carts, no the Atra/Trac II combo carts) and they pulled horridly bad on even the first shave!! Useless junk!!

    I happen to like the Dollar General (dorco) dual fit carts, and the Wilkinson Sword dual fit carts they sell at Wal-Mart.

    I have not used an actual Gillette cart in ages.
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