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    Default Proselytizing at Wally World

    So last night I had to take a trip to Wally World for something else, but I wandered by the shaving aisle just because. I find a middle-aged woman there scanning all the Mach3 and Fusion blades with a confused look on her face.

    Me: What're you looking for?
    Her: I don't know, some kind of Mach3 something or other. (pauses) What's the difference between these blades?
    Me: They're pretty much the same. Some have a different lubrication strip.
    Her: Which ones make that noise and quiver?
    Me: (laughing). That's the razor that does that, not the blades. Any of them will do the same if you put into the handle that shakes.
    Her: What's the point of that? Does it give you a better shave?
    Me: Doesn't seem to. Mostly it's marketing hype.
    Her: Hmm.....
    Me: You know what I shave with? (I point to the Personnas) Double-edge blades like these.
    Her: Really? (lights up) Like the ones my grandpa used to shave with?
    Me: Yeah. I used to use the cartridges but then I noticed that I got a better shave with the M3 than the Fusion, and better with the Sensor than the M3. So I thought if 2 is better than 3, and 3 is better than 5, maybe..
    Her: (interrupting) One is better than two!
    Me: Exactly.

    The conversation went on. She wanted to know where to buy the razors. I referenced e-bay and the B&B forums. I told her about Mantic's videos. I told her about VDH soap.

    End result? She bought a puck of VDH and shoved her Fusion coupon back into her purse.

    Might not lead to anything, but at least I'm sowing seeds!
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    Good show.
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    Bravo, bravo! Encore, encore!

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    Better to sow some wild oats first...

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    the most important question: was she hot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisher View Post
    She wanted to know where to buy the razors. I referenced e-bay and the B&B forums.
    You know, that's really the weak link in the whole DE shaving thing. The razors aren't available anymore in normal shops. At least not where I live, and also not in the USA if I'm right. I believe that things are a little better in the UK, with e.g. the Wilkinson Sword Classic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crocto View Post
    the most important question: was she hot?
    LOL! This is definitely a YMMV deal! Hot to us middle-age/older gents might be a scary cougar or milf to the younger guys.

    Good job potentially making a convert.

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    Unfortunately, they don't have the Personnas or VDH (soaps or brush) at my wal-mart anymore

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    It's amazing how wally world has so plainly dominated the retail sector, in my opinion, in some ways, for the worse. At least some still have the good stuff. Glad to hear you were able to provide some education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Live2Ride View Post
    LOL! This is definitely a YMMV deal! Hot to us middle-age/older gents might be a scary cougar or milf to the younger guys.

    Good job potentially making a convert.
    This thread definitely has potential...

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    Did she mention whether the razor was for her face or her legs?
    Is this your homework, Larry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpkunst View Post
    You know, that's really the weak link in the whole DE shaving thing. The razors aren't available anymore in normal shops. At least not where I live, and also not in the USA if I'm right. I believe that things are a little better in the UK, with e.g. the Wilkinson Sword Classic.
    +1. Considering keeping a newbie setup in my car... a shaver-grade tech, some blade packs, etc. Just incase I can satisfactorily entice someone while out and about. Only problem is, would YOU accept razor blades as a gift from a stranger?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Did she mention whether the razor was for her face...


    Umm, I don't go for that but if you go for that type of thing, but more power to you man if you do... I guess...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfriend View Post
    +1. Considering keeping a newbie setup in my car... a shaver-grade tech, some blade packs, etc. Just incase I can satisfactorily entice someone while out and about. Only problem is, would YOU accept razor blades as a gift from a stranger?
    A DE emergency PIF kit? Hmm, I smell potential marketing potential here, fellas...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Live2Ride View Post
    LOL! This is definitely a YMMV deal! Hot to us middle-age/older gents might be a scary cougar or milf to the younger guys.

    Good job potentially making a convert.
    i'd settle for a diane lane level of hotness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Live2Ride View Post
    LOL! This is definitely a YMMV deal! Hot to us middle-age/older gents might be a scary cougar or milf to the younger guys.

    Good job potentially making a convert.
    Attachment 49005

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    Jamie Lee Curtis?


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    Well done indeed. Before long we'll start having meetings and canvasing neighborhoods in white shirts and ties passing out "real shaving gear". Preach it brother, preach it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpkunst View Post
    You know, that's really the weak link in the whole DE shaving thing. The razors aren't available anymore in normal shops. At least not where I live, and also not in the USA if I'm right. I believe that things are a little better in the UK, with e.g. the Wilkinson Sword Classic.

    I couldn't agree more. If only the WSC- or Boots razor, in fact any cheapo that does the trick, would be standard in the drugstores our numbers would be up.
    Meaning selling less Fusions and Mach-3's and who is paying for shelf space ....? Yep, Gillette does...
    Last edited by talibeard; 05-01-2009 at 04:47 AM.

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