Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dollar Shave Club Executive Review

So, I'm sure by now you have all seen the commercials where people are being tazed and whacked with bats and chased away from the razor cases while attempting to purchase razor blades for themselves. Well, I decided that with prices of the good dependable razors being $9-12 for the handle and starter blades plus $10-30 for the blade refills depending on brand and feature, that maybe this Dollar Shave Club was worth a shot. There are three levels you can go with when you subscribe.


$1 Each shipment
+$2.00 S&H

  • 2 stainless steel blades
  • 5 cartridges per month

$6 Each shipment

  • 4 stainless steel blades
  • 4 cartridges per month
  • Full 90-degree pivot head hugs the turns, surges you onward
  • Wide-open back for a fast, easy rinse
  • Lubricating strip soothes the skin

$9 Each shipment

  • 6 stainless steel blades
  • 4 cartridges per month
  • Trimmer edge built in
  • Full 90-degree pivot head
  • Wide-open back for a fast, easy rinse
  • Aloe, Vitamin E, and lavender lubricating strip calms sensitive skin

The option we went with was THE EXECUTIVE due to it being the best quality we could get, we decided to start big and if need be, we can downgrade as we go. When you order, you are brought through an allure of options for shaving creams and aftershaves, but we decided to keep it at just the razor to start with since that's the whole reason for going to the site... 

I was able to order without much hassle, no sign-up fees, no hidden costs. Just like it says on the television, it's simple and fast. 
I realized that for your first order(and all orders technically) you're paying the same price every time. BUT, there is specified that you are only going you get one handle, in the first box. This handle is free when you order your first box, but you do have the option of spending $4 on a spare, we just decided not to. 

When you're initially signing up, it automatically sets your frequency at every month, as this is a subscription service. But it was easy to go into my account settings and see that there is the option of having them sent monthly or bimonthly, depending on your need.             

CHECKOUT: I was able to make my selection rather easily without being overly up-sold products as add-ons and have my order paid for and placed fast. I was able to choose the most convenient way to pay for my subscription, between paypal, and credit/debit card. 

Having placed my order on August 21st, I expected that it was going to take a couple of weeks to actually receive my first box, but much to my surprise, I was pleased to find it in my mailbox on the 28th! It only took 7 days to arrive at my door, which is a far cry for some places, seeing as Amazon's 2-day shipping, doesn't ALWAYS mean 2 days. Upon opening the box, I notice that everything is tucked in nice and neat with a welcome letter "member handbook" from the company. This letter outlines that you can change up the box contents if you want to add on items, or frequency, and how often they ship, which is handy. 

Opening the box

The handle came free with the first box of blades. It's a pretty good weight and nicely crafted. I like it a lot better than the Gillette ones so far.

The entire contents of the box including a free sample of Shave Butter available through their website.

After putting a head on the handle, I see that it fits securely and snug and has a trimming blade along the top to help with those pesky edges. 

Closeup of The Executive razor head

My husband used the razor this morning for his face before work and says that the razor shaves very smooth and didn't catch or pull any of his facial hair, which has been an ongoing issue with some previous razors we have tried with him. He likes the moisturizing strip and he also got a chance to try out the trimmer edge on the top. He likes this razor and said that he can't beat the price either. We will continue using this subscription service for a while. Our rating for this value and quality, along with shipping speed is 5 out of 5 shields! 

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