Dollar Shave Club Review

by StevenHelmer

I decided to give this company a try a month ago. Read to find out why I recommend it.

Business Description: Online store featuring razors and other shaving supplies. Members pay a monthly fee to receive a shipment of replacement razors every few weeks. The fee is based on the type of razors you order and ranges from $1 (plus shipping) to $9 (shipping included) plus any additional supplies ranging from shaving butter to lotions you choose to purchase.

An Unexpected Great Value

Razor from the Dollar Shave ClubI’m pretty careful with my money and rarely rush into a purchase. That’s why, when I first heard of this particular company a few months ago, I didn’t think it would be something I would end up joining.

However, my beard grows in quickly and thick and, because of that, it is really hard for me to find a decent brand of razors. While I have found some that do work for me, the more affordable ones are no longer readily available around here and the others are just too expensive. So, when I once again came across an advertisement for this company last month, I decided to give it a try. And, as it turns out, it was a good decision.

My original plan when I joined the Dollar Shave Club was to stick with the most affordable razor option. However, when I saw their higher-end, 6-blade option, the Executive, was only $9, I decided to sign up for that one instead. This razor, from the picture, looked a lot like the razors I used to buy from another brand and loved. And, the Executive razor/blades were about $6 less.

I received my first shipment of razors, complete with the handle, a few days after joining and immediately became hooked. The razors were every bit as good as I was expecting them to be. The Executive was sturdy, offered a little flexibility when shaving (making it easier to get the hard-to-reach spots) and the 6-blades gave me a really close shave without pinching. In fact, I think this product was as good as the brands of razors I would normally have to spend nearly $20 on.

Another thing I liked about this company was how it does have a wide range of other items I can try. I’m not big on shaving creams (it’s just faster to dry shave) but they have some items I might be interested in trying and I even saw some things my wife might enjoy. And, they were all reasonably priced.

I think the best part of this company is the fact I didn’t have to commit to a contract with them. This was a concern when I first signed up because I wasn’t sure what kind of quality I would be getting. Even though it turned out to be a good decision and I do plan on keeping my membership, it is nice to have the option to quit at any time, just in case the quality starts to disappear or they become too expensive.

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Final Opinion

I honestly had my doubts when I first signed up for this company. But, after getting my razors, I’m convinced it was a great decision and is something I would recommend if you are looking for quality razors and don’t want to spend a fortune.

My Grade: A 

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Updated: 01/12/2015, StevenHelmer
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