WATCH THE CLIP …
Funny, right? Since first being turned on to that clip via Doug Stanhope’s Twitter feed, I’ve probably watched it close to 10 times. It’s absolutely hilarious, even though I wish the F word hadn’t been bleeped, almost as much as I wish I hadn’t just typed “the F word.”
The folks at Dollar Shave Club didn’t respond to my request for an interview, but I still want to help their cause because they came up with a brilliant idea that is helping thousands of people save money and they’re using humor to get their message to the masses.
Paying nearly $30 for eight brand name blades at my local Harris Teeter was getting really old, particularly since I continually felt like I was getting ripped off.
Sure, the flashy Gillette Fusion five-blader I was using provided a stellar shave, but a post-shave neck massage should have been included for the kind of money I was shelling out on those blades.
So, about 10 minutes after viewing the aforementioned video, I decided to give Dollar Shave Club a try and I can say with 100 percent certainty that my days of stuffing the already-bulging pockets of Gillette executives are over.
The DSC offers three options — The Humble Twin for $1 a month, The 4X (my choice) for $6 a month and The Executive for $9 a month. There are no hidden shipping and handling charges or processing fees. I pay $6 per month for four 4X blades that are delivered to my mailbox. That’s $72 a year.
Four Fusion blades cost around $15, which equals $180 a year, which means I’ll be saving more than $100 a year and yes, I realize this isn’t a math or money column, but in a time when we’re all pinching pennies, slicing $108 off the expenditures list is all kinds of awesome.
Ordering couldn’t be easier and my blades showed up within days of placing the order. Two shaves in and I can report the DSC blades are as good as anything the big blade companies produce. My only regret is not becoming a DSC member sooner.
Visit dollarshaveclub.com and join the revolution, or just watch and read all the funny stuff going on there.
Here it is, as always, The Best Tweet I Can Find In Five Minutes:
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— Tony C. (@Castleberry74) October 16, 2012