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Maybe this isnt new news to some, but it is to me and I hadnt heard anything about it till I saw these last night. I thought that P&G put huge patent extensions on their intellectual property rights, and that of their razor handles to keep other mfrs from making knock-offs to fit them. Either way, they now exist, at your friendly neighborhood Dollar General Store. I thought about buying them just to see if they compare in any way to original Mach 3 heads. I would have to find my handle from 2009 about the time they lowered the quality of the Mach 3/Mach 3 Turbo heads to push consumers to the Fusion. Still a bit pricey for just 2 heads, but I bet prices will work their way down as their popularity increases.

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A Chinese knockoff?
#3
I would guarantee you that will underperform big time, they will probably be 60% of what the Gillette's are
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(This post was last modified: 05-25-2017, 09:37 PM by wyze0ne.)
Looks like a Mach 4 to me or is that top bar not a blade?
- Jeff
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No Jeff, the top thing looks like a round bar of some sort leaving the head with only 3 blades.
Freddy, I looked all over the box for indications it was a Dorco head of some sort, but I couldnt find anything on it. I didnt have my glasses either so my memory of it is a bit fuzzy. There was the standard statement---paraphrasing---"this product is not manufactured by P&G, Energizer, or its affiliates...etc". The only indicator of manufacturer was a line that said "Manufactured for dolgen corps." No other indicator of its origins.
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(05-26-2017, 02:56 AM)olschoolsteel Wrote: No Jeff, the top thing looks like a round bar of some sort leaving the head with only 3 blades.
Freddy, I looked all over the box for indications it was a Dorco head of some sort, but I couldnt find anything on it. I didnt have my glasses either so my memory of it is a bit fuzzy. There was the standard statement---paraphrasing---"this product is not manufactured by P&G, Energizer, or its affiliates...etc". The only indicator of manufacturer was a line that said "Manufactured for dolgen corps." No other indicator of its origins.

Interesting.  So these are manufactured at least for Dollar General, it would seem.
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Yea, now to use my super google skills to find out who...
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(This post was last modified: 06-11-2017, 09:59 PM by Sabre.)
These are manufactured by Edgewell (Schick/Personna), they are based on or are the original Hydro 3 with a widget that is has now been branded as Hydro Connect. Gillette's patent for the Mach3 have expired.
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I bought a pkg but since I refuse to use carts anymore, my wife is a willing guinea pig. Her review of this product is "It seems to work alright, its less scary that the Atra blades, and I have to make less passes".

Here are some pics I took of it hooked up to my now "vintage" Mach 3 Turbo handle. The fact that the patent has now run out seems to explain the over-abundance of Mach 3 Turbo commercials I saw during the marketing campaign during football season last fall. I think I even questioned here on this site why Gillette was marketing such an old system when it was obvious the Fusion was their new money-maker. It was just an effort to hook the last few users before the patent well run dry.

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What irritates me even more is the fact that you saw them at the "DOLLAR" store for $2.75. That gets under my skin (no pun intended). It's a dollar store and many things are way more than a dollar LOL. The one that kills me the most is .99 Cent ONLY stores.... it says "ONLY" yet many things are way over a dollar. Kills me
- TONE
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