Member of the illustrious Order of Pinaud and battle hardened Boar Army.
Overpriced garbage? Surely it's the multi-blade cartridge 'shaving system' that dominate the shaving world? You have lots of choice as long as you buy their products!
There is a lot of stuff out there which is good but overpriced and those are the products which annoy me. You can get a very good shave with some cartridge systems, good lather with AoS etc. But basically anything by AoS is a rip-off. Also the profit margin on mainstream products such as facewash and showergel is criminal. A good straight, boar brush and some LOccitaine milk soap does everything you need, for the rest of your life, if you know how.
Fusion cartridges and vibrating razor handles are over priced crud.Derby blades are not even worth the package they come in.I know ill catch heat for this but I found D.R. Arlingtons Aftershave Milk way over priced.Did nothing for me but irritate my face and thankfully I was able to return it.
~~JOHN~~*Founding member of ALPHA Team*
Isn't it all relative? While most of us B&B members may even find it extreme to pay $500 for a razor, the truth is, 2/3's of the world cannot fathom paying $30 for something to shave with. I guess that's straying from the question though, as to what's simply overpriced....
If Arko costs $3 a stick, isn't every other soap overpriced?
Almost any pre-shave product.
Not trimmers, because trimmers are awesome..but shavers.
When I was way younger my parents got me a Remington..it looked spiffy...but was for stubble only. If you had any facial hair growth beyond 2 days you would need to trim it first or it would not shave. It got to the point that I could whip out my Mach 3 and canned goo and get a better shave in less time with way less irritation.
Not to mention some of the 'high-end' electric shavers go for way north of $100.
Price is relative.
As "this thing of ours" is a YMMV proposition I guess one man's "cheap" is another man's "expensive".
My first experience of Acqua di Parma was a sensory overload; smell, touch, look. Didn't realize I'd be allergic to it and then I got hot face 3 days in a row. Now I think it's an expensive glass jar full of stuff I can't use...
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Paul aka Mad Man
Not junk at all, but I find most high-end strops overpriced. The giant "Big Daddy" is still I think $35. I have not found another strop that will outstrop it. For that matter, I made one from a lifting belt I picked up in a Goodwill for $2 that I don't think any high end strop would have outstropped. It's a piece of dead animal skin, free of major blemishes, cut into a rectangular shape, and usually fitted with a handle and swivel, in the final analysis. Ditto on brushes. High end brushes are usually not junk, but from a standpoint of function alone, they are not a good deal at all.
Banned for Life from "Over There"... TWICE!
You're a bit behind the times there BB. Some electric models go for $350 in the States, 350 Pounds Sterling in The UK and there is one in Suzhou retailing for $900.
Also, there are some which do a really good job. Check out my "Unusual Review" in the General Shaving forum
just to clarify,,, were not talking about "bad" stuff. but "overpriced" stuff. which may be more along the lines of the "good" stuff if you believe in the old adage, "you get what you paid for".
btw,, whats the record for the most "quote" "unquote" marks in a single post? just curious.
5 out of 4 people have trouble with fractions. :(