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Old 06-26-2018, 02:44 PM   #1
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Had to cut my hair today so I went to the closet, took out the Flowbee and my vacuum cleaner and 10 minutes later I was done, started putting the Flowbee away and on the bottom of the box was the receipt for $39.99 dated 06/1997, got me thinking how much Iíve saved in that time, figured a conservative $10 per cut 6 times a year times 21 years came out to a savings of $1,260
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Old 06-26-2018, 02:50 PM   #2
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OMG, we had one of those. DH did the kids hair until they became aware of the opposite sex. No pun intended.


I'm impressed you've had it that long. Good on your $avings!
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Surely you have used up the original tiny bottle of lubricating oil by now, so that's another 99 cents in costs right there.
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I had to Google Flowbee. Interesting.

I recall the days when DF would line up his three sons on the carport and give us all crew cuts with his clippers, covering us with a sheet. The only time I went to a barber before I was 10 was once when I was in a wedding at age six.
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Had to cut my hair today so I went to the closet, took out the Flowbee and my vacuum cleaner and 10 minutes later I was done, started putting the Flowbee away and on the bottom of the box was the receipt for $39.99 dated 06/1997, got me thinking how much Iíve saved in that time, figured a conservative $10 per cut 6 times a year times 21 years came out to a savings of $1,260
$10 per cut? In my part of the world, that's very inexpensive!

My wife cuts my hair these days. Or at least what is left of my hair.

I figure I have saved a lot more than $1260. Not to mention how much I save on shampoo and combs.
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You've saved a lot of money over the last 20 years, but you've also been rocking a bad haircut for the last two decades. No offense intended, but it's true. In this instance I think you come out ahead because a $10 cut/style isn't going to be any better than the flowbee.
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Old 06-26-2018, 03:45 PM   #7
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You've saved a lot of money over the last 20 years, but you've also been rocking a bad haircut for the last two decades. No offense intended, but it's true. In this instance I think you come out ahead because a $10 cut/style isn't going to be any better than the flowbee.


Not trying to impress anyone but myself and the Flowbee has impressed me enough to buy another when this one dies.
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Old 06-26-2018, 04:05 PM   #8
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$10 per cut? In my part of the world, that's very inexpensive!
That's what I've been paying for the last 16 years, including tip. The guy charges $8 and hasn't raised his price since we moved here.

Of course, this is West Virginia, not southern CA.
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$12 here + $3 tip = $15
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You've saved a lot of money over the last 20 years, but you've also been rocking a bad haircut for the last two decades. No offense intended, but it's true. In this instance I think you come out ahead because a $10 cut/style isn't going to be any better than the flowbee.

Many of us, especially those in retirement, don't have much or anything left on top to style. What's an expensive stylist going to do for us, the Trump hairdo?
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I liked the commercial where they showed like an 18" attachment with the hair going up the tube to be cut. Cool!

DW cuts my hair and has for 25 years. Saved tons.
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I enjoy my regular haircut. I put it in there on the lunch & errands run. Have a sit and close my eyes and relax.
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Iím due for a cut, which I get about every 3 to 4 weeks. Thirteen bucks plus five for tip. If I had a Flowbee I would use it. I see that theyíre selling for $140 on Amazon.
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Zip zip every other day. My head is as smooth as a baby’s behind. I change the blade once a month for about $2.
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I'm a little spendy in this area.
Haircut, beard trim, and shampoo runs about $28. Add the beer while I get settled in and I'm at $32 before tip. I do go long between cuts (6 weeks) to help defray costs.

Afterwards, I feel so good, I might have another grog or a glass of wine before heading home. Getting my haircut? Expensive. Having my barbershop inside of a pub? Priceless!
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That Rocks!

I don't have it quite that good but the stylist is right next to a sushi bar -
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Having my barbershop inside of a pub? Priceless!
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Old 06-26-2018, 06:40 PM   #18
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40 years the gal has cut my hair. Guess she likes the way it looks because she never complains it looks bad. She did burst into tears one Halloween when I shaved my moustache and had a woman barber in a shop color my hair mostly temporary black and braid it into a Manchu queue. Never did that again. I do have to lop gal's hair off in a straight line every now and again, which she normally fixes later. No idea on savings - aren't haircuts like $2?
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Good for you 97, saving money. I cut my own hair using standard electric clippers. About once/month with number 5 clip all over, that's 5/8's of an inch for those not familiar with the terminology. My wife will trim the back where I can't see to get the bottom of the hair line. I just do it outside and let the clipped hair fall. Saves a lot of money vs barber or Supercuts.


Just wish I could get my wife to find a lower cost option than the hair salon and stylist. That offsets my savings for sure!
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Here's DW Jenny cutting my hair eighteen years ago (age 13):



She did it (and I paid her) until she left for college at which time she taught DW to do it.
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