Hit or Hype: Dollar Shave Club

Dollar Shave Club reviews were comparing it to the Gillette razor system, but for a fraction of the cost. Learn more about the DSC here.

I wanted a real first impression, not only about the value of the kit but does it really compare to Gillette in terms of shave and durability. So, “hubby” took the challenge and ordered the 4X set (seen below). It arrived in a “bland” brown box and contained the handle, 4-stainless steel quad-blade cartridges and a sample of the shave butter (good for a weekend use).

photo courtesy of dollarshaveclub.com

So here’s his thoughts about it:

KHRS: What surprised you most about the initial order when it arrived?

GS: The simplicity of the packaging. Most subscription boxes often include a welcome letter/packet with information about the club, its products and testimonials of customers; I would’ve liked to have seen that.

KHRS: What is the difference between these razors and other brands you’ve tried?

GS: These razors are far better quality and provide a closer shave. You can use one cartridge for a week and still have more for the rest of the month. The cheaper ones you may be able to get one day’s shave from a razor before having to throw it away. The quality was just as good as the other brand I used and would be difficult to tell the difference – it’s just that close.

KHRS: What influenced your decision to try DSC?

GS: I’ve actually looked at DSC for a long time and heard other national radio hosts say good things about it. I also know people who have tried it and said good things about it. Instead of going and buying cheap razors, I thought why not get something you know is going to provide a quality shave for a month. $6 is a good bargain, I think it’s brilliant.

KHRS: How would you describe your first month with DSC?

GS: I like it. It was what I expected, when I got the box and looked at the razor I said this is about as good a quality as any of the brand name razors you could get. I’m pleased with the results, overall the experience was good and makes me want to keep going with it. On a scale of 1-10, I’d give it an 8.

Summer’s Final Call

It’s hard to believe it will soon be mid-August. School bells will be ringing, signaling the end of Summer and the beginning of “sweater” weather, football games and pumpkins.

I caught this image during my stroll to our Whole Foods Market this past weekend. The flowers reminded me to stop and enjoy these fleeting days before they are history.

This image doesn’t do it justice (an aerial shot would have been ideal) the full shot of the anchor is breath-taking.

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photo courtesy of KReative_Works

So, I’ll leave this here . . until next time.

ICYMI: Monthly Head Scratchers

ICYMI: Monthly Head Scratchers

I enjoy a good chuckle with my daily news and this sampling of stories will not disappoint.

  1.   Gimme that . .
  2.   Bag Check
  3.   Locked and loaded

The plan is to make this a monthly post, so stay tuned and we  appreciate your continued support of this blog.

Keep laughing, until next time.

Anything can happen in NJ!

Anything can happen in NJ!

This slogan was part of a local lottery commercial and at first I thought it was just a “catch phrase” then this happened more here.

Now, this raises some questions for me. Is there a stipend for gas? Can I leave early to beat traffic? What about the whole safety “thing”?

Companies are now finding “clever” ways to cut overhead costs and increase profits, but c’mon!! This is such a bad idea.

Scratching my head until next time.