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    Any guys use electric shavers?

    I tried posting in deal requests but only got one response (which was somewhat helpful) so thought I would try the good people of misc.

    I want to get my OH an electric shaver for Xmas, but don't really know what makes a decent shaver. I'm after getting one for as cheap as possible which gives a good shave, preferably rechargable, and if you can pay by Paypal, bonus!

    Any ideas anyone? The one response I got was for Boots because a load are on offer, but don't know which ones are any good.

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    personally i wouldnt bother buying 1, nothing compares to a wet shave with a razor blade:thumbsup:




    unless its just bumfluff:-D

    I find they give you a rash better wet :thumbsup:

    my hubby uses the babyliss i-trim which i got him last christmas - never cuts himself and does a brilliant job - i know boots sell them about £30 might have come down in price now though!

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    transit;6677072

    personally i wouldnt bother buying 1, nothing compares to a wet shave … personally i wouldnt bother buying 1, nothing compares to a wet shave with a razor blade:thumbsup:unless its just bumfluff:-D




    gr8h8me;6677155

    I find they give you a rash better wet :thumbsup:



    Lol! No it's a fully formed beard when grown. He is just a bit lazy and doesn't like shaving! Thought something that could give a decentish shave in between wet shave would be good! (He works in a bank so could do with looking a bit smarter lol!)

    juliesbargains;6677184

    my hubby uses the babyliss i-trim which i got him last christmas - never … my hubby uses the babyliss i-trim which i got him last christmas - never cuts himself and does a brilliant job - i know boots sell them about £30 might have come down in price now though!



    Oooo, shall have a look thanks :thumbsup:

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    Carley;6677443

    I've always used a philishave, not worth buying cheap in this department … I've always used a philishave, not worth buying cheap in this department IMO, paid about £90 for my current one, has lasted 3 years so far, just change the blades every 2 years (£25 eBay)



    See that's what I thought but don't want to just get him one pressie for Xmas (I ain't wadded lol!)

    For what it's worth - I agree with the comments above - they do tend to give you a rash, as the pressure you apply to the skin to get a 'close' shave often irritates it, as the heat from the electric shaver warms up.. Yes there is nothing better than a decent razor and wet shave....

    BUT.....

    Sometimes you can be just too dammed lazy to wet shave or there just isn't enough stubble to make it worth it to get that 'baby fresh' face.....
    So, what do you do... You go for the quick option of picking up the electric razor and hey presto, begore you knowit you are finished... Without having to get wet and foamy etc... And in some cases you are wandering around the house with a slice of toast in one hand and a cordless shaver in the other!
    IF you do go for one, as the others have said, go for the best your budget can afford though, as the foil on them and springs is often what separates a good razor from a bad one.....
    Good luck with whatever decision you choose... Happy to help if needed.

    xxxxx

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    Carley;6677546

    1 quality gift or several items of tat?I know what i'd prefer.Here's a … 1 quality gift or several items of tat?I know what i'd prefer.Here's a decent one on a good offer at ]Amazon for £60edit: £47 @ ]Laskys



    Thanks for that, shall check 'em out. I would have spent a bit more but already got him a coat, and aftershave so far. But £47-£60 is doable:thumbsup:

    cloudthecat;6677577

    For what it's worth - I agree with the comments above - they do tend to … For what it's worth - I agree with the comments above - they do tend to give you a rash, as the pressure you apply to the skin to get a 'close' shave often irritates it, as the heat from the electric shaver warms up.. Yes there is nothing better than a decent razor and wet shave....BUT.....Sometimes you can be just too dammed lazy to wet shave or there just isn't enough stubble to make it worth it to get that 'baby fresh' face.....So, what do you do... You go for the quick option of picking up the electric razor and hey presto, begore you knowit you are finished... Without having to get wet and foamy etc... And in some cases you are wandering around the house with a slice of toast in one hand and a cordless shaver in the other!IF you do go for one, as the others have said, go for the best your budget can afford though, as the foil on them and springs is often what separates a good razor from a bad one.....Good luck with whatever decision you choose... Happy to help if needed.xxxxx



    Thank you, what a pleasant response:thumbsup:

    Both hubby and son swear by Phillips rechargeables - hubby does find he gets a rash after a few days but it's a trade off when we're on holiday lol as saves time over a wet shave :-)

    There's a good selection at Argos as well as online.

    Carley;6677443

    I've always used a philishave, not worth buying cheap in this department … I've always used a philishave, not worth buying cheap in this department IMO, paid about £90 for my current one, has lasted 3 years so far, just change the blades every 2 years (£25 eBay)


    Rotary philishave everytime :thumbsup:

    I don't get a rash with a Philishave but do when wet shaving. I recommend you get a Philishave that can be cleaned under the tap.......

    Lots of choice on here and some guides as well
    shavers.co.uk/

    They sometimes do some very good deals but shop around as they are not always the cheapest.

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    vraptorchick;6678015

    Both hubby and son swear by Phillips rechargeables - hubby does find he … Both hubby and son swear by Phillips rechargeables - hubby does find he gets a rash after a few days but it's a trade off when we're on holiday lol as saves time over a wet shave :-)There's a good selection at Argos as well as online.



    gari189;6678166

    Rotary philishave everytime :thumbsup:I don't get a rash with a … Rotary philishave everytime :thumbsup:I don't get a rash with a Philishave but do when wet shaving. I recommend you get a Philishave that can be cleaned under the tap.......Lots of choice on here and some guides as wellhttp://www.shavers.co.uk/They sometimes do some very good deals but shop around as they are not always the cheapest.



    Thanks very much!!

    Glad I posted in misc now: knew it would get a better response, everyone has been very helpful!!

    all my mates bang on about this:

    amazon.co.uk/Phi…8-2

    looks like a gimmick to me but they swear by em saying they're great once you get past the learning phase for your skin...

    cristoff;6678306

    all my mates bang on about … all my mates bang on about this:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-Coolskin-HS8060-Moisturizing-Rechargeable/dp/B000PS6E0W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=drugstore&qid=1256414070&sr=8-2looks like a gimmick to me but they swear by em saying they're great once you get past the learning phase for your skin...


    I've heard they are good but the thought of shelling out for the moisturiser sachets put me off.....

    I have used electric shavers for about 20 yrs and the only brand I find does the job are panasonic linear drive shavers. They are expensive but give an almost wet shave closeness without any rash or soreness. I have tried phillishave and braun and they do not come close to being as good. My current panasonic is 10 yr old and I replace the foil and cutter when needed. I have tried others while I have had it but every time I have gone back within a week.

    I will replace it with another top of the range panasonic when it evenyually fails.

    cristoff;6678306

    all my mates bang on about … all my mates bang on about this:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-Coolskin-HS8060-Moisturizing-Rechargeable/dp/B000PS6E0W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=drugstore&qid=1256414070&sr=8-2looks like a gimmick to me but they swear by em saying they're great once you get past the learning phase for your skin...



    gari189;6678333

    I've heard they are good but the thought of shelling out for the … I've heard they are good but the thought of shelling out for the moisturiser sachets put me off.....



    I use one of these, not as good as a wet shave but good enough for work. I can shave everyday with one too without getting a rash. In respect tot he moisturising sachets, i use a 99p can of shaving foam and it works just as well.

    Carley;6677546

    Here's a decent one on a good offer at ]Amazon for £60edit: £47 @ ]Laskys



    I have been using that shaver for the last year and would recommend it. I got it on a special offer from argos around this time last year. It gives an excellent shave and its mains rechargable. Its easily cleaned also, you can run it under the tap to wash off any hair etc. Definitely worth the money IMO.
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