Those of you who read my blog found out that in January I started shaving with a “old fashioned” razor, while I started using shaving soap and a brush. If you missed that post, just scroll down to February 10th, and you’ll find it.
This is an update to that post. In the original post, I stated that I could buy blades for $1.29 for five blades on Amazon, or I could go to my local store and buy them for $3.29. Since then I have checked at other stores. Neither my local Wal Mart nor my local Meijer carries double edged razor blades. At all. I was able to find them at Marsh Supermarket (it’s like Hy Vee for you Iowa friends: the expensive grocery store). I also found them at CVS and Walgreens drug stores. CVS had them for $6 for 10 blades, and Walgreens had them “on sale” for $7 for 10 blades. Never mind.
I went back to Amazon.com because my one blade that I started using last month is beginning to get a little dull. I found a box of 100 double edged razor blades for $11.72, and I bought it. Each blade should last me about a month (two weeks per side), so this box should last me until August of 2022, at an annual shaving cost of $1.40 plus whatever the shaving soap costs. So I guess I won’t be able to go without shaving and use the excuse “I couldn’t afford to buy more razors.”