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6/1/12

My Unsolicited Review of the Dollar Shave Club

I am a man.

And like other men, I shave.

In fact, I like to shave.

When I do, I make sure it is as awesome an experience as it can be.

Think 'Godzilla vs Las Vegas' awesome.  Yeah, that's how I shave.

So when the Dollar Shave Club's youtube video went viral, I paid attention.


I ordered them almost instantly, but had to wait in line due to demand.

Well, they came this week.  I've used them, and here is my review:

I've used them all.  Schick, Bic, Gilette, and a few off-brands.  I'm currently using the Gillete Fusion razors, but I don't like:

- The Price
- The Straight-Edge blade on the back (doesn't work well, waste of money)
- And the hoops you need to jump through to buy them at the store (security tags SUCK)

I have tried all the brands because of "The Tester."  I have a mole on my left cheek that catches on cheap blades.  Schick's shit catches that mole every time, and I bleed like a motherfucker.

So, Dollar Shave Club.  You're easier to purchase, and overall less expensive.  Your marketing campaign is badass.  But will you pass my test?

The package arrived Tuesday with a welcome kit.  It included a handle, my first pack of blades, and an "Official Member" card for my wallet.

It claims to be able to get me free drinks.  (So far no drinks, but a few brofists...  Good enough for me.)

I waited until I was nice and scraggly, and tested these bad boys out.

And you know what?  They shave really really well.  I'm impressed.

In fact, I'm hooked.  This is now my blade of choice.

Sorry, Gilette.  You and your 20,000 blades, vibrating handles and expensive commercials can suck it.  I'm a Dollar Dude now.

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I am using the 4x, which as you can guess, has 4 blades.  I downsized from 5 to 4 and didn't notice a difference in my shave quality at all.

For those that believe bigger is better, you can get the 6-blade "Executive."  At $9/mo, it's still way cheaper than the store-brand blades...

If I had to think of any negative part, it's that I don't use a cartridge a week.  Yet I'm getting 4 blades a month when I only need 2 or 3 (even with some minor manscaping, 4 is just too much).

What I may do is keep my membership for 6 months, stockpile a year's worth of razors, then take 6 months off.  Rinse and repeat.

Do YOU shave?  Of course you do.  Go check out Dollar Shave Club, see if it makes sense for you, then give it a try.  They're not paying for me to talk about the product, but it's awesome enough to warrant this post.

GO!  NOW!  You'll be glad you did.
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20 witty retorts:

Zombie said...

Think I might want to join that club. lol. my razors are flipping expensive. lol.

Sweety Darlin said...

So can girls get in on this crap?!? Daily shaving goes through a lot of blades. So having them come automatically would be great!

Adsila said...

Do they make ladies razors? If they do, I am so there.

Brandon Lostinidaho said...

They don't have female specific ones, but my girlfriend uses the 6 blade ones and she says they're better then the girl razors out there...

Lady Estrogen said...

That's awesome. LOVE LOVE that ad & branding.
If I ever start to grow a beard, I will join for sure.

Tony Van Helsing said...

Good review and one of the best adverts I've seen, but why the bear suit? Do they accept sterling?

Brandon Lostinidaho said...

A better question would be why don't other commercials use dudes in bear suits??

Hey Monkey Butt said...

Just glad to hear someone NOT complain about shaving.. Lawd knows I hate it, lols.

Bart said...

as a man i dont like to shave. it takes up time. time which i could use to do manly things. like not shave.

Lauren said...

I don't have a beard but I have legs, and you sold me on this.

G said...

The older I get the more fed up I get with the daily chore of shaving.
However there's a guy at work who's beard grows that fast that he'd have to shave at lunchtime just to keep a clean shaven appearance

AccordingtoJewels said...

I'm all over getting this for my legs! I hate all the store brand razors. Plus...shave, go outside, back into air conditioning and I freaking need to shave again! Grrr. This is a great solution. You rock!

Melanie said...

Thankfully, despite my fine Sicilian heritage, this girl does not need to shave her face. Now, if they wanna do something for my legs, I don't go a day without shaving those...

Crack You Whip said...

I used to use cheap razor on my legs and I learned my lesson there. Not sure if I'll ever be in a "club" for my leg shaving experiences, but it sounds like a great idea.

NellieVaughn said...

I need to find out which men are buying these babies so that I can date them, and steal their razors.

Anonymous said...

I'm a big time shaver - shave my head my face, chest, abs, arms..so I go through blades like crazy. I have tried to join the club since last Friday. Their site won't take my AMEX for some reason - it works just fine at all other places and online shopping. I've tried 10 times to join. No success. I have sent 2 emails asking for them to contact me and help me join. No one has returned my email in 48 hours which is the promise on their site. Not a good start... poor customer service so far. So I'm done with this club until they contact me. Too bad.

Willfrost said...

Do you know how hard it is to answer emails in a bear costume? Give the poor guy a chance ;)

The Dave said...

I did my homework on this and I ended up buying the 6 blade model... But being that I am FREAKING so cheap I make jewish people jealous I did NOT buy them from this site (too expensive)... These are the same razors that DORCO / PACE sell.... Go to DORCOUSA.com and you will get the same shave tech for even cheaper...

Brandon said...

Thanks for the review. It was your page that got me to subscribe. I'm blogging about my experiences with DSC over the course of a year.
http://dollarshaveclubreviewed.blogspot.com

I linked to you in one of my posts as the reason I tried it. Thanks again for saving me money!

Randy said...

These look great!

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