**RIP OFF** Gillette's Fusion Razor cartridges four pack costs only 20p to manufacture, plus 8p for packaging. But they are sold for £9.72 - £9.44 - HotUKDeals
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**RIP OFF** Gillette's Fusion Razor cartridges four pack costs only 20p to manufacture, plus 8p for packaging. But they are sold for £9.72 - £9.44

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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
Absolutely robbing gets !!!!!!!!. No wonder they are so much due to the mark-up of more than 4,750 per cent. I'm buying another brand, sick of this rip off

Article here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1191456/Sharp-practice-The-razor-heads-cost-just-5p-make-sell-2-43-each.html

The products sold by Gillette and other companies cost as little as 5p to make, industry insiders have revealed.
But consumers are charged up to £2.43 a piece - a mark-up of more than 4,750 per cent.
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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
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#2
Your avie might get you into trouble with the mods. Be careful.
[mod]#3
It keeps the Chinese kids off the street though. lol
#4
It wouldnt have if it wasnt for the fact that his name is big boy aswell :thumbsup:

A bit suggestive...or maybe its just our sick minds
#5
hes had that avi ages now!!!
#6
Are you surprised? Have a read through this thread
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/313988/how-do-you-shave-and-what-do-you-us/showthread.php?t=313988&page=2
And get yourself a old fashioned safety razor. The best shave you'll ever have and save a fortune in the long term.
#7
a real man uses a knife!
#8
Welcome to the world of business.:)
#9
You'd probably never buy another thing if you knew the mark up on it.

This is not an isolated incident by any means.
#10
The JFK
Welcome to the world of business.:)


Is it your lunch break JFK ?? :? . Are they still giving you the free milk and skool dinners :whistling:
#11
The JFK
Welcome to the world of business.:)


jog on boy...... come back when your old enough to shave
#12
It makes sense to me. Its like saying a PS3 Game disk only costs £0.10 to make, but the money needed to develop the game which is millions has to be recouped by selling the games at £50.

Same with Gillette they advertise alot, and have spent alot of money developing the 'perfect' shave. Hence why they have to sell it at such an inflated priced to pay for all that.

I bet a well known competitors has paid for this to be put in the papers, anyway
#13
Cost of manufacture is a tiny part of the overall product cost, I'd bet with Gillette the vast majority is advertising and sponsorship (think how many Gillette adverts you see and the kind of stars the get to appear on them). I suspect '5p' is raw materials only - also excluding the tooling and r&d costs - if you were to consider, for example, computer processors, in that way, the raw material cost of silicon is going to be even less - but then the tooling and r&d costs several billion for each fab...

That all said, Gillette blades are still a complete rip-off!
[helper]#14
Gillette aren't the only ones - look at anything with a designer label......
#15
watugot
if you dont like the price dont buy, you will just miss out on the best shave you can have


Seriously????


go to a proper barbers and ask for a real shave :thumbsup:
#16
best shave at home then
#17
They're expensive for sure, but they're still a reasonable price. Ignoring the fact that they're the best product by a long, long way, they also last ages. I think even the box says that each blade should last about 3 months. Four in a pack, a pack's £8, so that's a year's worth of top-class shaving for under a tenner. What's wrong with that?
#18
watugot
best shave at home then


Looks like their advertising worked then!
Try one of these http://www.mankind.co.uk/Futur-Brushed-Steel-Razor-PRODMEPS1/
Far superior shave.
#19
thats 4 years of shaving for that price goonieman
#20
Goonieman
Looks like their advertising worked then!
Try one of these http://www.mankind.co.uk/Futur-Brushed-Steel-Razor-PRODMEPS1/
Far superior shave.


Aren't those the blades where it's scarily easy to slip and slice your ear off, though? And how do they cope with spots?
#21
dxx;5433249
They're expensive for sure, but they're still a reasonable price. Ignoring the fact that they're the best product by a long, long way, they also last ages. I think even the box says that each blade should last about 3 months. Four in a pack, a pack's £8, so that's a year's worth of top-class shaving for under a tenner. What's wrong with that?


"Ignoring the fact...." is a pretty poor way of inserting bias - you neither ignored it, nor is it a fact.

They also do not last 'ages', and certainly no where near 3 months - maybe for a teenage boy who needs to shave off his bumfluff once a fortnight - but not for anyone with coarse facial hair who needs a regular shave.
#22
watugot
thats 4 years of shaving for that price goonieman


So in four years time it will have paid for itself and you'll have closer shaves. Still a no brainer.
#23
Syzable
It keeps the Chinese kids off the street though. lol


thts a bit rude :x
#24
joey89L
thts a bit rude :x


yet funny.



and who ever said their blades last 3 months...... what are you, 12?
banned#25
£14.49 for 8 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gillette-Fusion-Power-Cartridges-8/dp/B000KU93ZI/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=drugstore&qid=1244468472&sr=8-6

Just £1.81 each, so you can knock 62p profit margin off if you know where to buy :thumbsup:
banned#26
MinstrelMan;5433068
a real man uses a knife!


A real man doesn't shave!

A beard grows naturaly on a man's face.
It doesn't grow on a woman's face.
So, any man who shaves can only be doing it to look like a woman.

Think about it.
#27
your banned lol!
#28
muffin247
your banned lol!


Who is??? :?
#29
It was aimed at watugot, He was suspended though not banned. Why the hell are you looking at 5 week old threads?

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