Braun Series 3-390CC Electric shaver £49.99 at Argos was £167:97
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Braun Series 3-390CC Electric shaver £49.99 at Argos was £167:97

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Found 5th Sep 2013
Been looking for a new shaver for a few weeks as my old Braun 390 was on it's last legs (had it 5 yr and use it every day but not holding it's charge as long now R.I.P.) Cheapest i've found and gives a smooth close shave and the cleaning pods can be picked up cheap enough on Amazon amazon.co.uk/Bra…lls

photo is of a 7 series deal is for a 3 series ... totally misleading

3 series is always around this price and has never been even close to £167
- Tigga!

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Same price at amazon

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doobyduck

Same price at amazon


doobyduck

Same price at amazon

Never saw that...but at least i got to pick it up same day from Argos ...no 7 day wait for Amazon supersaver delivery

doobyduck

Same price at amazon

doobyduck

Same price at amazon


Still a good buy from either of them.

Never tried an electric shaver... are they actually any good? do you get a razor close shave?

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ourdevonfamily

Never tried an electric shaver... are they actually any good? do you get … Never tried an electric shaver... are they actually any good? do you get a razor close shave?

This gives a really close shave and it's quicker than wet shaving..some of these models can be used with shaving gels as well

ourdevonfamily

Never tried an electric shaver... are they actually any good? do you get … Never tried an electric shaver... are they actually any good? do you get a razor close shave?



Shaving is personal to the individual so other opinions are pointless. What works for some wont work for others.
Personally I've never got on with leccy shavers and get a far superior shave with wet shaving. But some seem to swear by leccy shavers. Some get on better with rotary and some better with foils like this Braun.

Only trying different types of leccy shavers yourself will you get an answer.

Biker Jeff

Shaving is personal to the individual so other opinions are pointless. … Shaving is personal to the individual so other opinions are pointless. What works for some wont work for others.Personally I've never got on with leccy shavers and get a far superior shave with wet shaving. But some seem to swear by leccy shavers. Some get on better with rotary and some better with foils like this Braun.Only trying different types of leccy shavers yourself will you get an answer.



You make a good point, but it's hard to do that when they are £50 plus for the good ones and I don't imagine you can return them? (can you?)

ourdevonfamily

You make a good point, but it's hard to do that when they are £50 plus … You make a good point, but it's hard to do that when they are £50 plus for the good ones and I don't imagine you can return them? (can you?)



Yes you can return them......but the problem with this, is that you need at least 4 weeks to let your skin get used to a leccy shaver. This is especially important with the rotary shavers that will give you a lot of shave burn until you get used to them. The foil shavers are not as bad for irritation, but that's because they don't shave as close as a rotary.

Biker Jeff

Shaving is personal to the individual so other opinions are pointless. … Shaving is personal to the individual so other opinions are pointless. What works for some wont work for others.Personally I've never got on with leccy shavers and get a far superior shave with wet shaving. But some seem to swear by leccy shavers. Some get on better with rotary and some better with foils like this Braun.Only trying different types of leccy shavers yourself will you get an answer.



Completely agree. Wet shaving doesn't shave close enough for me along the grain and irritates against the grain. I have an old Remington 360 R6130 that is superb and a fancy looking Phillips Senso (or whatever it is) and it's rubbish. Keep having to go over the same areas time after time to get a clean cut.

ourdevonfamily

You make a good point, but it's hard to do that when they are £50 plus … You make a good point, but it's hard to do that when they are £50 plus for the good ones and I don't imagine you can return them? (can you?)



Don't assume that a shaver that is expenive or over £50 is a 'good one'.

BLACKCAT247

...but not holding it's charge as long now R.I.P.


It's probably pretty easy to replace the battery.

I've been using philishave for years the rotary ones 7 series and have been quite satisfied so far, but was thinking of a change to foil shavers if it achieves a closer shave but buying the expensive braun models maybe a bit too risky if they dont achieve the same results and the cheaper ones maybe rubbish, so any advice?

ASD007

I've been using philishave for years the rotary ones 7 series and have … I've been using philishave for years the rotary ones 7 series and have been quite satisfied so far, but was thinking of a change to foil shavers if it achieves a closer shave but buying the expensive braun models maybe a bit too risky if they dont achieve the same results and the cheaper ones maybe rubbish, so any advice?



The problem I've had with the foil shavers, and I've tried cheap and expensive ones, is shaving on my neck area. The stubble grows flat to the skin and foil shavers wont seem to pick up the stubble and cut it, so you are constantly going over this area again and again...... the rotary shavers are a lot better for me on the neck. But then the rotary shavers give me bad irritation.
Swings & roundabouts...... so I just stick with wet shaving now.

I tried wet shaving as a kid and then switched to electric and found it gave me better results.

The main reason was that I didn't know how to wet shave, it's a dying art that has been ruined by crap products like canned shave foam/gel.

In later life I learned this and now know the only way to get a proper close shave is with a blade. This can be tricky and you need lots of water close to the skin to lubricate the blade and soften the hair. Water, obviously, runs off your face so you need something to hold it there. A good shaving cream or soap can be used for this and will generate a nice wet lather. The key here is the amount of water, not the amount of soap. You can smear as much shave foam or gel all over your face as you like, it won't help you shave without copious amount of warm water.

Mix it all together with a badger bristle brush. Immerse the brush in steaming hot water, rub it in the soap/cream then lather all over your face.

If you follow this process, you can get a decent shave from even cheap blades - although premium blades last longer and do a better job without having to keep going over the same section twice. Change your blade often too, I replace my Mach 3 Turbo blades after every 3 uses.

These Braun shavers are nice, I used one for years. The cleaning station is very handy and avoids a lot of mess. But there is a reason they cause skin irritation...because they are a bit rubbish. They cause too much friction and this can only be truly relieved with a wet shave. Sure, after 7-10 days the shaver burn goes away - that's because your cutting block is getting blunt and no longer cuts close enough...nothing much to do with your skin getting used to it.

Been using this shaver for the last 2 years. Really good shaver and still works great. The base lights up too so you can see the level of cleaning fluid left. Paid about £100 from Amazon. Hot.

ro53ben

I tried wet shaving as a kid and then switched to electric and found it … I tried wet shaving as a kid and then switched to electric and found it gave me better results.The main reason was that I didn't know how to wet shave, it's a dying art that has been ruined by crap products like canned shave foam/gel.In later life I learned this and now know the only way to get a proper close shave is with a blade. This can be tricky and you need lots of water close to the skin to lubricate the blade and soften the hair. Water, obviously, runs off your face so you need something to hold it there. A good shaving cream or soap can be used for this and will generate a nice wet lather. The key here is the amount of water, not the amount of soap. You can smear as much shave foam or gel all over your face as you like, it won't help you shave without copious amount of warm water.Mix it all together with a badger bristle brush. Immerse the brush in steaming hot water, rub it in the soap/cream then lather all over your face.If you follow this process, you can get a decent shave from even cheap blades - although premium blades last longer and do a better job without having to keep going over the same section twice. Change your blade often too, I replace my Mach 3 Turbo blades after every 3 uses.These Braun shavers are nice, I used one for years. The cleaning station is very handy and avoids a lot of mess. But there is a reason they cause skin irritation...because they are a bit rubbish. They cause too much friction and this can only be truly relieved with a wet shave. Sure, after 7-10 days the shaver burn goes away - that's because your cutting block is getting blunt and no longer cuts close enough...nothing much to do with your skin getting used to it.



Really interesting points and discussion - as well as the deal itself. I've reserved one for me and as suggested in another post I believe it is about trying one for yourself.
If it helps anyone else, I have a long history of wet shave but have been troubled with an overtly sensitive facial skin over the last couple of years. I have come almost to the same stage as ro53ben - use a shaving cream with brush, fusion blades frequently replaced. I have also started using those pre shave face washes and shaving oils - if only to increase the moisture on the skin to reduce the irritation. I want to believe it has helped with controlling the irritation however I also shave less often now.
Reason I am willing to try the deal is that I have had a bad experience with rotary shavers in past but have been reasonably satisfied with foil trimmers.

I found foil shavers shave closer than rotory. Of the ones I tried a few years ago braun shaved the closest.

Thanks reserved one for hubby, at least gives me time until tomorrow to think whether to get one or not, as not convinced he will use it although been wanting to try one for ages!

Collected one today and had my first electric shave. Got to say it was a bit time consuming, as it was first time after all. There are certain parts of neck that i had to duck and dive to get it to a good clean shave. Alltogether though, pleased. No irritation or cuts as i got with wet shave, every time. So the results are very positive, must admit. It has exceeded my expectations.

Genuinely can't remember the last time I cut myself wet shaving. It wasn't this year.

If the braun bu**ers let you buy "their" batteries, you'd get your old one running for a tenner. But they won't let you. Wonder why??

for this price its a bargain. i paid just over £70 on Black Friday (Amazon) and best shaver ive had so far

anyone who uses electric shavers and needs a new one then this is a great price. good with the stand and washer and does make the shaver feel better after its been cleaned

I've had a similar model (8585) for 10 years now and it's still going strong. Could never do wet shaving (only tried a few times but far too much faff and I always cut myself somewhere).

The only slight problem is the price of the cleaning fluid refills and replacement foil/cutters as they're not cheap (tho bargains can be found, eg Boots had a 3 for 2 deal on the refills a couple of years ago and I stocked up. Now I get them from Amazon.)

You'll know when it's time for a new foil/cutter as you'll feel little nicks on your skin when shaving, and if you look at the foil you'll see a couple of holes where it's worn through. They usually last me 18 months, never much longer. Again, Amazon price varies wildly (£17 to £25 depending on their mood) so timing is key.

Just looked and their series 3 foil/cutters are 60+% off at £9.99 which is amazingly cheap (not compatible with mine unfortunately otherwise I'd have bought a few). All the others are close to RRP - grr..




Edited by: "techno12" 6th Sep 2013

I have this model and have been using it most days for the last year and a bit. I can shave more frequently with this compared to wet shaving, and the flip up razor thingy is ideal for my light stubble dusting look. The shave isn't always as close as I'd like (not that I expected to be anywhere as close as wet shaving) but I deal with it

techno12

Just looked and their series 3 foil/cutters are 60+% off at £9.99



This model doesn't use a series 3 foil ;-) I just replaced mine.

Great shaver.

I've reserved one but wanted some advice regarding if having a shaver that can do a wet shave using foam/gel is a lot better? Currently use a fusion in the shower and noticed the 390 is dry only.

photo is of a 7 series deal is for a 3 series ... totally misleading

3 series is always around this price and has never been even close to £167

John Lewis have it for the same price, but also this one johnlewis.com/bra…781 for slightly more, which doesn't have the cleaning base but does let you shave wet. Not quite sure which to go for.

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Tigga!

photo is of a 7 series deal is for a 3 series ... totally misleading :(3 … photo is of a 7 series deal is for a 3 series ... totally misleading :(3 series is always around this price and has never been even close to £167

Funny how the the 390 i bought looks excactly the same as the one in the pic....i wonder why????
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