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Old 12-11-2006, 08:09 PM   #41
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Now my frugal dilemma is what to do with the ten or fifteen brand new grey blades. Don't want to use them, don't want to throw them out.
Donate them to Goodwill or a local shelter and take the tax deduction?
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:49 PM   #42
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$29.95 Remington, supplemented by el cheapo Personna twin-blades, with teflon strip; about $0.25 apiece...
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I fear that I am becoming less frugal and I don't really like it. I mean, I still do all the frugal things I used to do, but I feel I've lost control somehow. (I'm thinking its harder to deny ourselves now)

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Old 12-12-2006, 06:43 AM   #44
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There are quite a few guys that are using blades...anyone besides me using electric?

Someone just happen to know whether it's cheaper with all variables considered to use blades or electric...
Someone a long time ago figured out the costs of owning an electric or using a blade - this must have been during the energy crisis we had in 73 or 79...

electric - initial cost / period of use + electricity
blade - cost + hot water + lather

can't remember if it was a wash (sorry) or not - some people worried about stuff like this back in the 70's...
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Old 12-12-2006, 08:24 AM   #45
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I use an electric. The blades do shave closer, but gave me shaving bumps. My electirc has lasted almost ten years and just recently the batteries went out. Just the price of the shaver cost me about $5-7 per year. I easily was using that much in razors per year and now I don't have to deal with the shaving bumps. I'm sure the razors could be less expensive, but I'll go without the bumps thanks.
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There are quite a few guys that are using blades...anyone besides me using electric?
Hmm,
Why do I always feel discriminated on this forum here
Are you guys sissies and shaving your legs or under your arm-pits?

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For you folks that have ascess to both Costco and Sams. Which store do you prefer and why?

I love these frugality threads. I'm still using one suite long distance that I heard about on this forum.

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This thread talked about Sams Club versus Costco

http://early-retirement.org/forums/i...?topic=10538.0

I believe that the consensus was that Costco was better
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For you folks that have ascess to both Costco and Sams. Which store do you prefer and why?

I love these frugality threads. I'm still using one suite long distance that I heard about on this forum.

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No COSTCO where I live.............. :P :P

However, a Lowes just opened 10 minutes from my house...........
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I lowered the thermostat 1 degree Fahrenheit.
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I don't use deodorant as much since I retired...
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There are quite a few guys that are using blades...anyone besides me using electric?
I used blades until I was 19 (1976)....then quit shaving until about 5 years ago. When I started up agian, I switched to a rechargable Norelco until it died, since then it's a rechargable Braun. When I FIRE in a few months, I may become more frugal and revert back to being a wooly-booger again. That'll save blades and electricity!
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For you folks that have ascess to both Costco and Sams. Which store do you prefer and why?

I love these frugality threads. I'm still using one suite long distance that I heard about on this forum.

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I have access to both - I won't shop at Sams. Costco treats employees well, has first class meats and produce! The best computer guarantee on the planet. Costco seems to stock the 'high-end' products.

Sams = Walmart - Enough said!
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I have access to both - I won't shop at Sams. Costco treats employees well, has first class meats and produce! The best computer guarantee on the planet. Costco seems to stock the 'high-end' products.

Sams = Walmart - Enough said!
Do you have any stock in Costco, CT? or is it just true love?
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What's your beef with Costco? Seems pretty good to me. Saw an interview with their CEO and does not fit the mold of the arrogant, overpaid, greedy typical assholes.
BTW - I have been in and out of Trader Joes a number of times and have not seen any bargains that are worth coming back for. Tried a lot of their cheap wine and did not find a better value than Yellowtail. JMHO though!
No beef, CT, but I do want you to stop trying to discourage me from having my love affair with TJs...my affair with Costco was over a long time ago and I don't feel like going back to her...
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...did not find a better value than Yellowtail. JMHO though!
Great refueling stop: Yellowtail at $6.99/1.5 liters plus the lowest gas prices! Also get cashback on the AmEx card.
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Unfortunately Bell south does not offer naked DSL so I have to have a land line and the DSL charge about 50/month total!
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