Who bought the hype and bought the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power?

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    Who bought the hype and bought the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power?

    The reason why i ask is i dont want biased reviews from websites. And I dropped my Schick Quattro Midnight into the toliet and couln't put that near my face agian. :D

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  2. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    I have one, feels better than the xtreme3 disposables I use, but I get those for a buck each, and it's kinda hard to justify the extra $2 per razor!

    They work really good the 1st week, ok-ish the 2nd, ehh the 3rd. However, they just get pretty blunt.. at week 3, it's irritating me but not cutting me like the xtreme 3 is sooo good at.

    OTOH it's a blunt shaver. Nowhere near as sharp.

    Looks really cool though, and feels great.
     
  3. bier-meister macrumors regular

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    Hype?? That's the first time I've seen this razer. Is it any different to the normal fusion apart from the color?

    I have a fusion but not so impressed, blades don't last very long.
     
  4. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    I hate gimmick razors with enough cutlery for a 6-piece table setting. Next Gillette'll come up with one that has flash memory, or one that mulches your stubble. :rolleyes:

    I'm sticking with my Extreme 3s...and those are overpriced enough.
     
  5. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    I think the Schicks are cheap for what they are, $1 each? *shrug* You can find the quattro packs really cheap sometimes.

    Here's the big reason to get a proglide if you have a fusion: The blades are $9 for 3 at walmart, vs $12+ for 3 fusion blades. I saw a deal at target, buy 2 packs for $9 each and get a $5 gift card.

    It has a really bright blue LED power light too. Doubles as a noisy flash light. :D But yea, if you're already used to paying this much $$ for a gadgety shaver, you might as well upgrade since you can buy the shaver itself very cheap, even free in some cases.

    Comes down to pricing though. Here's what I think about that; assuming you can live out 2 weeks per cartridge/shaver:
    xtreme 3 disposable: $1-$1.10 for 2 weeks
    proglide: $3-4 for 2 weeks

    I mean it's $78 over the course of a year vs $26.

    Here's a funny thought. if you used 1 full double roll of angel soft toilet paper a day (which goes for 4-5.50 per pack of 12 double rolls), then..

    you use approximately 31 packages of toilet paper a year. At the price of $6 (not unusual when not on sale), that's $186 in toilet paper a year (not including tax).

    At $4 (at walmart), it's $124 a year.

    Funny stuff to think about eh? You're Mac users, buying food from little tiny organic shops and drinking coffee at starbucks. i doubt you care about an extra $50 a year to shave.

    But I bet a lot of Mac users here buy their stuff at a shaving shop and pay $50/month for it.
     
  6. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Uh ? Looking at Walmart Canada's site, Fusion 4 packs are 15.98$, Fusion Proglide 8 pack is 33.98$.

    Mach 3 8 pack is 19.98$. I think Mach 3 is the best deal. Gilette disposables iritate me, Mach 3 is OK, Fusion is great. OK is good enough and close to half the price.

    All of it is a big rip off.
     
  7. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    I shave my head and my face. I find the best shave is still with the Mach 3. These new razors have so many blades in them that they get gunked up much much quicker.
     
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I never got beyond the Mach 3s. I just didn't care enough, and I don't think any of them are good enough to pay extra for.

    For the last year, I've been using a Schick Quattro. Way better than a Mach 3, and not much more money for the blades, either. The only problem is that hair gets stuck in between the blades, and it's hard to get them out. Mach 3s were easier to clean.
     
  9. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    What makes you think that? Because we own Macs? :confused:

    And what exactly is a shaving shop?:rolleyes: Wild assumptions there.

    I'll stick with my Wilkinson Sword. £6 for 8 blades is expensive enough.
     
  10. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    That's why I still use the Mach 3s. The Schick Quattro and Gillette Fusion are too hard to clean out. They get filled and don't cut as close. I actually like the M3 Power better than the Mach 3, since it seems to last a bit longer and cut closer. Gillette seems to be phasing them out, though. Amazon has them, but there have been lots of comments about them being fakes so I don't know if I want to try them or not.
     
  11. Shyfty macrumors member

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    I just buy Gillette disposables. I get a perfectly smooth shave with them, they're far cheaper than the gimmicky crap, and I find that the smaller heads are easier to wedge under your jawbone.

    Who needs this super-duper nine razor nonsense?
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    I buy disposables because the other stuff is a rip off. Its just gillette trying to extract more $$ from me. I remember using using 2 blades on my razors and they did a great job. Most of this stuff is just marketing so they can charge an absurd price.
     
  13. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    If I use a disposable, my 5 o'clock shadow shows up at about 1 or 2. If I weren't such a wimp, I would use a straight razor. Also, if I weren't so lazy, I might use the old fashioned safety razor with the replaceable blades and the foam, brush, etc.

    I also pick up my blades at a local flea market. I don't know where they get their stuff, but there is a vendor that sells drugstore type stuff. I paid $7 for 5 of the M3 Power blades. Still not disposable cheap, but much more tolerable.
     
  14. sparky7 macrumors member

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    Razor blades are the most commonly stolen item, in the UK anyway, guaranteed you always find them at car boot sales too..
     
  15. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    I don't think this stuff is stolen. The medicines, shampoos, etc, are usually close to or just beyond their expiration date, so I figure they are just buying the stuff drug stores clean off their shelves after it expires. I've always been confused about the razors, though. I don't think razors have an expiration date. :)

    I've never had a problem with their stuff, though. Aspirin that is beyond its "sell by" date still gets rid of my headaches.
     
  16. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    I've been using the same Mach 3 blade for over a year now. I just sharpen it on a rubber blade sharpener. Cost me £20 - saved me 100s over the year. Blades are expensive in the UK..

    Best thing I bought in a long time - thing actually works.
     
  17. it5five macrumors 65816

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    Razors are a total scam.

    I used to use the Mach 3, but was fed up with paying almost $20 for a pack of refills. Now I just use the cheap disposable ones, and am going to purchase a safety razor in a few weeks so I spend even less money over the long-term.

    The 2-blade disposables I use now give me just as good a shave as the 4 or 5 blade rip-offs most people use.
     
  18. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    I went to the local pharmacy (CVS) and they had a brightly lit display case with a floating (seemingly in air) Fusion rotating in the box.

    I was actually part of Gillettes feedback testing group, and used to get free razors each time they came out with one. I gave them a poor feedback on the Fusion and they stopped sending me the razors.

    I still use the Mach 3 Turbo (gotta have the Turbo!), and for the money, I think it's the best use all around. I have a heavy beard and the 5 blade razors would clog up very quickly and become unusable.
     
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    Saftey razor all the way. I have a Shick/Gillette disposable head one that i use for quick jobs and when on vacation or the like.

    The razor i bought cost about $30 and a pack of 10 blades cost about $6. You can use your gel foam razor stuff, but i went full out and bought a brush and some real shaving cream also.
     
  21. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    I still have the Fusion. I'm holding out for the rumored 9-bladed vibrating, heated, laser facewhacker.
     
  22. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    When Gillette starting running those ads saying something new was coming 6 June, I thought for certain they were going to introduce a 6 blade razor. To tell the truth, I was a bit disappointed. :)
     
  23. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You can get a razor to last two weeks, but you go through a roll of toilet paper every day? :eek:

    (I have never used a disposable razor or a cartridge that really lasts more than a week without starting to cut me a lot... the ones I like best are the Gilette Sensor 3. Also I didn't know there was any hype over this razor.)

    It's kind of ridiculous that the cartridges often cost more than the disposable razors of the same model. Also how complicated the razor body is for those things... I find that the razor body gets build-up from the shaving cream after a while, and so if I don't use a disposable, it gets caked up with that stuff anyways. Especially when it has all those grooves and ridges.

    Okay, this whole thread is way too serious. :p
     
  24. BlueGummiBear macrumors 6502a

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    A little bit off topic but I use a Braun electric razor because my skin is very sensitive and I get really bad razor burn.
     
  25. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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