The internet has changed the way we shop for....everything. So why not razors? When 800razors.com contacted me about reviewing their products, I had never heard of them before.
According to their email, people spend over $120 a year on razors. Just for the razors - with gas and time to head to the store, the price goes up.. Wow!
Their claim is that you will spend half that amount if you buy from 800razors.com or around $60.
To validate that claim, you'd have to figure out how many razors you use each year. I personally have no clue. I buy a bunch of them when they are on sale, and keep them in my bathroom. Then I use them until they are gone and buy more. I never count... I wish I did, so I had an idea how much I was spending.
But in any event, you can compare apples to apples. 800razors.com, sells their 5-blade ceramic-coated razor package (with 12 cartridges, a handle, and free shipping) for $19.95. Compare that to your usual purchases.
This is how my package arrived:
I didn't "buy" the package, so I only got (8) cartridges instead of (12), but right off the bat, I liked the packaging. My biggest beef with buying razors at the store is the HUGE plastic packaging. Once you open all that plastic mess, there are usually (1) or (2) cartridges plus a handle. For the price, it always seems disappointing.
This also seems easy to store. I just plop the box (which is really thin and small) into my drawer and take from the cartridges as needed.
I shaved with the razor this week and I thought it did a great job. It was no better or worse than the usual 5 blade razors I purchase. It was of course better than the 1 or 2 blade disposable razors. Aside from the lack of a "name" on the razor, I would never know I was using a product purchased at a "discount."
I also like that you can order them with Free shipping. That way, instead of writing razors on your shopping list - you can just head to the computer and order them right away, without forgetting at the store, losing your list. or having to make a separate trip just to buy razors.
I am a fan, and I will most likely order from them again.
*Disclosure: I received the complimentary set of razors pictured above for review purposes. No compensation was received and all opinions expressed are my own.