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Old 07-10-2007, 08:12 PM   #21
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So I bought a nice $15 hair trimmer from Target/Walmart, and have been using that for a couple years now. Switch it to setting #5-7 for my head (depending on how I feel, I go crazy sometimes), and #5 for my beard/mustache/goatee (I'm a crazy man and accidentally shave parts off sometimes, making it into a new hair style).

Anyway, figured I saved at least a few hundred over the last couple years ($25 * 12 = $300), and I don't have a reason to change. I like short hair, I'm lazy and I like how it's easy to wash
I got a $12 haircut today and it looks just as good as the more expensive ones. All he used was an electric trimmer. I would buy a trimmer too but can't figure out how I would get to the backside. I don't want a buzz cut so I guess I better stick with this guy.

I wouldn't mind letting it go several months but mom says she will cut me out of the will. $12 is cheap.
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Old 07-11-2007, 11:04 AM   #22
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I have cut Greg's hair for years. I used to scissor it, but for the last 10 or 15 years I have used a clippers. We just bought new clippers from Target yesterday because most of the old attachments were broken on our old set. The new set has a one-inch attachment. I took the leap and let Greg cut my hair. It actually came out pretty nice. A little shorter than I would like, but not too bad at all. The back is really nice.
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Flowbee factory direct $59.95. Also Flowbee deluxe with vacuum

I bought one of these over 15 years ago and use it on my husbands hair monthly.
Let's see.... $15 per haircut X 12 per year X 15 years.... =$2700
Getting to approach husbands throat with sharp scissors...priceless.
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My DW has cut my hair for almost all of our 44+ years of marriage. I got one commercial haircut, which she watched. Her aunt ran a beauty school, where DW worked in her youth and learned how to cut hair. I've saved a bunch. She sez it gets easier every year.
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:23 PM   #25
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So many ways to save money in ER.
Thats why I don't worry about SWR much.
Trout fishing for dinner, refill inkjets, grow vegies, brew beer.
Just be careful of expensive hobbies that masquerade as savings.
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:46 PM   #27
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:30 PM   #28
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Oh hey, you dont know until you've seen it.

Anyone wanna pay me to NOT post something awful?
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Tell me more about the Flowbee. DW cuts my hair, but she doesn't enjoy doing it.
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The flowbee attaches to your vacuum cleaner hose which sucks the hair up into the tube. The cutter is kept your desired length from your head by segmented plastic pieces that are adjustable. They even have an angled piece for the sides above your ears. It is very easy to use and my DH often flowbees himself and then all I have to do is trim around his ears and shave the back of his neck. My father also has one and does his own hair too.
Highly recommended!!!
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My dad uses a thing called a "robocut" which he likes better than the flowbee. His comment was that he doesnt have much to cut anyhow, whats the sense of paying someone ten bucks.

I tried it but didnt have as much luck with it. Most haircutters will tell you that they make all their money on the top of the head...its hard to get the top part to lay and look right, particularly on someone with a bit of a receding hair line.
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Fuzzy,
DH has QUITE the receding hairline, it is receding down the back now..and the flowbee works fine for him. The angled spacer works for layering the sides and back.

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My dad uses a thing called a "robocut" which he likes better than the flowbee. His comment was that he doesnt have much to cut anyhow, whats the sense of paying someone ten bucks.

I tried it but didnt have as much luck with it. Most haircutters will tell you that they make all their money on the top of the head...its hard to get the top part to lay and look right, particularly on someone with a bit of a receding hair line.
Did it actually work?

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The last time I paid for a haircut was in 1976. DW cut it for years with scissors but a few years ago I bought some electric clippers and I do it myself. Normally looks good except the time I started and forgot to put the attachment on it for the length of cut. Since there was no going back I had to go ahead with the overall military buzz cut look.

Other than than we have saved a lot on my haircuts over the years. I wish DW would figure out how to do her own so I could save about another $1,000 per year.
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Oh man, I did that accidental buzz cut thing about 4 years ago, same thing...forgot to put the long attachment on it.

Fortunately Matt Lauer and Tom Cruise picked up the same haircut about 2 weeks later.
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I just bought myself a 14 dollar pair of clippers from wally world (man it is hard to type right after lifting weights lol).

I used to shave my head with razors, but it gets to expensive.

Now I just buzz it skin close. 14 dollar one time expense vs 10 dollars every week or 2 for 10 years adds up.

I cannot imagine myself with hair now.
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