The voodoo economics of shaving
Originally uploaded by ShutterCat7.
This is a Gillette Fusion 5-Blade razor that I got as a promo in the mail. I checked the prices of blades and while I am sure this is a good product, I can keep more money and get just as good a shave with the 3-Blade model I currently use. The higher you go up in blade count, the higher the cost. If you use a blade twice at $2.50 a blade you pay $1.25 per shave. At $1.50 for the 3-Blade cartridge, you pay $0.75 per shave. I didn't price the women's razors but I doubt there is much difference.