LETTER: Throw those expensive blades away

2016-03-08 06:00

With profound disgust I am writing about prices of Gillette razor blades.

The greater majority of men shave every day, some every second day, because they have to be presentable to their wives or girlfriends, managers and employers, especially in the workplace.

Retail stores sell Gillette blades as follows.

1. A 4-pack costs R343.00 plus 14 % sales tax = R391. Divided by 4 = R97.75 per blade.

2. An 8-pack costs R588 plus 14% sales tax = R670. Divided by 8 = R83.75 per blade. It’s cheaper buying double.

Most men conservatively use two blades for R195 per month. Some with hard beards use up to three or four blades per month (R251 for three, R335 for four).

It is nothing but robbing and plundering the male customer. I would persuade all the readers to grow beards. This will put a “twist” in Gillette and retail’s “proverbial cable”.

nicholas bresler, Email

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