Shavers and Brand Names

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I hate to shave. I’m sure there are a few guys who don’t mind it, or even like it, but not me.

That said, while I don’t mind having stubble, I don’t feel like growing a beard nor a moustache (and I’m not sure Lois would allow me to either). Further, if I go 4+ days without shaving, then shaving is painful and annoying, making it slightly less painful to shave every few days…

So, when we’re at Zope, I shave every other day, and when we’re home, I shave every 3rd or 4th day (and suffer on the 4th ones…).

Most of my life, I’ve been a shaver guy, not a razor guy. I have used a razor plenty of times, but in general, prefer a shaver.

Now to the point of this post πŸ˜‰

For decades I have been a true blue Norelco shaver user. I have loved them, and considered all other shavers wannabes. I felt so strongly about my favorite brand that when I needed a new shaver, if I couldn’t find a Norelco, I would wait and use a razor in the meantime (see above) πŸ˜‰

I had tried a Braun a while ago, only because the commercials had a certain mystique. I was wildly disappointed. I also tried a few others over the years (most of them too many years ago to really count…).

I have the problem of having a number of places where I regularly shave: house, apartment, hotel. I prefer to have a shaver in my house and apartment, and a third one in my bag packed at all times for the hotel.

A year ago, my travel shaver was starting to go. I went to Walmart where they carry Norelcos, but they were out. I suffered my less-than-optimal travel shaver for another few trips, each time checking the local Walmart. After a number of failed attempts, I very reluctantly bought a new Remington shaver.

All I can say is wow! It has consistently outperformed my other Norelcos by far. If I wasn’t such a cheapskate, I’d replace the two Norelcos that are in the house and apartment with new Remingtons (but, alas, I truly am a cheapskate, and those shavers still work well enough).

So much for brand loyalty… No, wait, I’m still loyal to a brand, it just happens to be a new one: Remington! πŸ™‚