Small razor blade company undercuts big brand names with small prices
FUND RAISER HAD BROUGHT IN $1.6 MILLION FOR THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM. TONIGHT THE http://www.nflseahawksofficialonline.com/Kevin_Norwood_Jersey_Seahawks MEN OF LOCAL 2 ARE TAKING PART IN THE ULTIMATE SHAVE SHOWDOWN. WE'RE COMPARING THE BARGAIN DOLLAR BLADES SOLD ONLINE WITH THE INCREDIBLY EXPENSIVE ONES THAT YOU CAN BUY IN THE STORE. LOCAL 2 CONSUMER EXPERT AMY DAVIS REVEALS WHICH BLADES OUR GUYS CHOSE AND HOW MUCH MONEY YOU COULD SHAVE OFF YOUR NEXT PURCHASE. Reporter: FOR A GUY, GETTING A CLOSE SHAVE IS SERIOUS BUSINESS. AND IT CAN BE EXPENSIVE. AND DO YOU LIKE SPENDING $20 A MONTH ON BRAND NAME RAZORS? Reporter: WHEN A SMALL START UP BEGAN SELLING BLADES FOR A DOLLAR. WE'RE GOING TO SHIP THEM RIGHT TO YOU. Reporter: IT GOT A LOT OF PEOPLE'S ATTENTION. GUYS WANT THINGS REALLY EASY. Reporter: MEET FOUND IRMICHAEL DUBIN. SHAVE TIME, SHAVE MONEY. AND THE IDEAS UNDERCUTTING BIG GRAND NAMES. IT'S CALM BUCKS A MONTH. SO IT IS A COMBINATION OF PRICE CONVENIENCE AND A LITTLE BIT OF FUN. Reporter: THERE ARE THREE PACKAGES TO CHOOSE FROM, RANGING FROM PRICE FROM $1 TO $9 A MONTH FOR UP TO FIVE CARTRIDGES. THE MORE YOU SPEND, THE BETTER THE RAZOR. THE COMPANY SENDS YOU A BOX EVERY 30 DAYS. BY COMPARISON, A FOUR BACK OF CHICK FIVES WILL COST YOU $12.97 AND A GILLETT FUSION FOUR PACK RUNS ABOUT $15.97. SO DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB IS A MONEY SAVER, BUT WE WANTED TO KNOW IF THE RAZORS ARE ANY GOOD. A SMOOTH SHAVE. THIS IS A GOOD LOOK FOR ME. NO CUTS. Reporter: WE ASKED LOCAL 2'S FRANK BILLINGSLEY, OWEN AND OWEN, AND ANTHONY FOR A WEEK. CLOSE SHAVES ARE YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU'RE A WEATHERMAN. WE TREATED THEM TO HIGH END SHAVES AND ASK THEM FOR CRITIQUES. YOU'RE LOOKING SHARP. FOUR BLADES. Reporter: EACH OF THE GUYS TESTED THE MIDDLE RANGE BLADE. A BOX COST $6 A MONTH. THIS IS A GOOD LOOK FOR ME. Reporter: ANDY SAYS THUMBS UP TO THE CHEAPER BLADES. HUGE DIFFERENCE. IMMEDIATELY I NOTICED FROM THE FIRST TIME I SHAVED, THE BLADE MUCH SMOOTHER. Reporter: ANTHONY AND FRANK ARE ALSO ON BOARD. SMOOTHS ON SIDE. DOLLAR SHAVE. THE NEW SHAVE CLUB RAZOR WAS BETTER. Reporter: OWEN DECIDED TO STICK WITH HIS CURRENT RAZOR. BECAUSE THERE'S NOT A LOT OF TIME AT 2:45 SO I DO THE ELECTRIC RAZOR. Reporter: WOULD THE RAZORS BE A HIT WITH WOMAN? ENTER COURTNEY GILMORE. THIS RAZOR SEEMS PRETTY COOL. Reporter: COURTNEY GAVE THE MIDDLE RANGE BLADE A TRY ON HER LEG. THE VERDICT? I DON'T THINK IT WAS AS DELI CAT AS A RAZOR THAT I'M USED TO JA FRANK TIPPED ME OFF TO AN EVEN BIGGER MONEY SAVER. SOME CLAIM THE DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB GETS ITS RAZORS FROM DORKO. YOU CAN BUY THEY CAN DIRECT FROM DORKO ONLINE WHERE A SIX MONTH SUPPLY COSTS JUST $28. WHAT APPEAR TO BE THE SAME RAZORS WOULD BE $54 THROUGH THE DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB. BUT THE DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB WON'T CONFIRM OR DENY IT'S THE SAME BLADE. THE DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB DOES INCLUDE A FREE HANDLE WITH YOUR FREE HANDLE. YOU HAVE TO BUY A HANDLE WITH DORKO.
The company's motto is "Shave time. Shave money."
There are three razor packages to choose from online that range in price from $1 to $9 a month for up to five cartridges. The more you spend, the better the razor. The company sends you a box every 30 days.
By comparison, a four pack of Shick Hydro 5's will cost you $12.97. A Gilette Fusion four pack runs about $15.97. So Dollar Shave Club is definitely a money saver; but Local 2 wanted to know if the razors are any good. We asked Local 2's Frank Billingsley, Owen Conflenti, Anthony Yanez and Andy Cerota to try out the Dollar Shave Club for a week and compare the razors to the ones they use now.
"When you are a weather man close shaves are your life," joked Local 2's Chief Meterologist Frank Billingsley.
We treated them to high end shaves and pampering at Rooster's in Bellaire and got their reviews.
Each of the guys tested the middle range blade. A box of four cartridges costs $6 a month. Andy gave the cheaper blades a thumbs up.
"Huge difference," Cerota told consumer expert Amy Davis. "Immediately, http://www.nflseahawksofficialonline.com/Kevin_Pierrelouis_Jersey_Seahawks I noticed with the first time I shaved with the blade. much smoother."
Anthony and Frank also preferred the Dollar Shave Club blades to their usual razors. Frank did a cotton test after shaving one side of his face with his usual Gillette Fusion and the other side with the Dollar Shave Club blade. The side shaved with the Gillette razor didn't appear to get as close of a shave.
Only one of Local 2 testers decided to stick with his current razor.
"I gotta use an electric razor because I don't have any time," Owen Conflenti told Davis. "I gotta Kevin Pierre-Louis XXXXL Jersey wake up and run to work."
The guy's results got us wondering, would the razors be a hit with women? To answer that question, we brought in Local 2 reporter Courtney Gilmore.
Courtney gave the middle range blade a try on her legs; but she said she wouldn't make the switch.
"I don't think it was as delicate as a razor that I'm used to," said Kevin Norwood 4XL Jersey Gilmore.
Frank was so excited about his new shave, he tipped me off to an even bigger money saving secret. Many claim the same razors sold by the Dollar Shave Club are actually available from Dorco online.
The President of Dorco told another media outlet his company sells the Dollar Shave Club the four and six blade razors that are used in its packages The Dollar Shave Club wouldn't confirm or deny the claim. At Dorco, a six month supply costs just $28. The same number of razors would cost you $54 through the Dollar Shave Club.