Well is was bound to happen – getting what I paid for. A couple of months ago I started a new segment on TheCloseShave taking a look at discount razors. I would classify the first two razors as a success story. Sure the felt and looked cheap but the worked well enough, each having some redeeming quality to them. Enter razor number 3. As soon as I opened it I knew that, at a $1.71, I had overpaid.
Before I go any further let’s clarify the fact that I did not lose sight of the fact that this razor cost me under two bucks. Nevertheless appearances and function are still necessary aspects of the razor. Which brings me to the packaging. The razor arrived in an its plastic case, within an envelop. No big deal really, the previous two did have some retro, dollar store box that added a bit to them. The case is unimpressive, and has ‘Stainless’ along the bottom of the cover. I promise you there is nothing stainless about this product.
Removing the razor from the case just made things worse. It is as plastic as plastic can get. Every part of it is plastic. Yes yes I realize that this was two bucks, but still. More than likely this will end up in the bin after I give it to my kid to play with. He might get one pretend shave out of it before it falls apart in his hands.
I have to be honest I just couldn’t bring myself to shave with this razor. Too many loose parts, unpredictable head, and a handle that felt like it would fall apart at any moment, all contributed to razor not making contact with my face.
Clearly this is not a discount razor you should bother with. If you are interested here is a link. If you are interested in picking up a discount razor you might want to take a look at the second razor I reviewed.