#1

Member
California
(This post was last modified: 06-26-2015, 01:35 AM by DMFeugo.)
how to properly tell someone to make the switch to wet shaving. I have tried multiple times to spread the word about the benefits of wet shaving, out of the 12 people I've told about wet shaving not including random talk about wet shaving, but real talks about this awesome way of shaving I have got only two to make the switch. It really is a personal investment in ones self. Just wondering if anyone else has a similar experience? Stay smooth

#2

Member
Ontario
I have been trying to convince a couple of guys at work and one of my cousins to switch, but they seem resistant to it for some reason. Maybe it's the start up price? I mean, it is an investment in some way, depending on what you get, but with everything but the soap and blades being permanent purchases, it's worth it. I have mentioned the difference in price of the blades VS the cart blades, the better soap that doesn't come out of a can and full of chemicals, and the aftershaves, yet still they don't seem to look into it.

Am I being too insistent about it perhaps? I mean I don't constantly talk about it, just a casual mention of it now and then, maybe I should leave them alone for a while and see if they will bring it up on their own now?
#3

Member
Michigan
Just tell them it will save them money! LOL

I just tell friends and family members that the shave's are much better, the face feels better, looks better and I get little to no irritation! That at least gets them thinking until they ask how much my ATT or iKon or Wolfman razor's are!
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#4

Merchant
Central Maine
It's not easy.

They already know shaving to be a chore, and you're trying to convince them that they should do the chore differently. They know that their way to do it gets them by. I've been successful only when the person expresses an interest. That could be as little as dissatisfaction with the price of cartridges or that their electric razor has pooped itself. At that time their mind may be open to it. The rest of the time you're just spinning your wheels.
Brian. Lover of SE razors. Maker of Krampert's Finest Products.
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#5
What you are trying to do is called selling. It's hard. But it is possible. First, know your customer. Why would they want to do it, not why you did it yourself. We are a selfish and greedy species by nature for the most part. If we are going to buy into something it has to benefit us. And all things show that if we are going to buy into a different way of doing what is ingrained in us already, like shaving which is a daily practice for many, it has to pay off huge. Converting two out of 15 with no sales incentive like a commission or freebies from a vendor... As a former salesman, I doff my hat to your skill.

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#6

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
(06-26-2015, 03:27 AM)Shawn Wrote: I have been trying to convince a couple of guys at work and one of my cousins to switch, but they seem resistant to it for some reason.  Maybe it's the start up price?  I mean, it is an investment in some way, depending on what you get, but with everything but the soap and blades being permanent purchases, it's worth it.  I have mentioned the difference in price of the blades VS the cart blades, the better soap that doesn't come out of a can and full of chemicals, and the aftershaves, yet still they don't seem to look into it.

Am I being too insistent about it perhaps?  I mean I don't constantly talk about it, just a casual mention of it now and then, maybe I should leave them alone for a while and see if they will bring it up on their own now?

let them try some of your equipment for a few shaves if you trust them...that may show them the way..
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
#7

Member
Ontario
(06-27-2015, 12:34 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote:
(06-26-2015, 03:27 AM)Shawn Wrote: I have been trying to convince a couple of guys at work and one of my cousins to switch, but they seem resistant to it for some reason.  Maybe it's the start up price?  I mean, it is an investment in some way, depending on what you get, but with everything but the soap and blades being permanent purchases, it's worth it.  I have mentioned the difference in price of the blades VS the cart blades, the better soap that doesn't come out of a can and full of chemicals, and the aftershaves, yet still they don't seem to look into it.

Am I being too insistent about it perhaps?  I mean I don't constantly talk about it, just a casual mention of it now and then, maybe I should leave them alone for a while and see if they will bring it up on their own now?

let them try some of your equipment for a few shaves if you trust them...that may show them the way..

I have tired, but they are hesitant about that, which I can't blame them for.  Maybe I'll try again and reinforce I'll the fact that I'll clean it well and sterilize it before they get it and give them an unopened pack of blades as well.
#8
(This post was last modified: 06-27-2015, 04:22 AM by thebluesbox.)
Here is what I tell the guys at work, I can buy a 100 pack of DE blades, for 12 bucks, and Im still on that box from a year ago, the shave soap is slicker thank arosol creams and that peaks their interests.
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#9

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
(06-27-2015, 02:58 AM)Shawn Wrote:
(06-27-2015, 12:34 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote:
(06-26-2015, 03:27 AM)Shawn Wrote: I have been trying to convince a couple of guys at work and one of my cousins to switch, but they seem resistant to it for some reason.  Maybe it's the start up price?  I mean, it is an investment in some way, depending on what you get, but with everything but the soap and blades being permanent purchases, it's worth it.  I have mentioned the difference in price of the blades VS the cart blades, the better soap that doesn't come out of a can and full of chemicals, and the aftershaves, yet still they don't seem to look into it.

Am I being too insistent about it perhaps?  I mean I don't constantly talk about it, just a casual mention of it now and then, maybe I should leave them alone for a while and see if they will bring it up on their own now?

let them try some of your equipment for a few shaves if you trust them...that may show them the way..

I have tired, but they are hesitant about that, which I can't blame them for.  Maybe I'll try again and reinforce I'll the fact that I'll clean it well and sterilize it before they get it and give them an unopened pack of blades as well.

maybe start with your cousin first, since he's blood and all..might be a bit more trusting than co-workers.
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
#10

Member
Ontario
(06-27-2015, 04:21 AM)thebluesbox Wrote: Here is what I tell the guys at work, I can buy a 100 pack of DE blades, for 12 bucks, and Im still on that box from a year ago, the shave soap is slicker thank arosol creams and that peaks their interests.
lol  I do the same!  It does peak that interest, but sometimes they need that extra nudge in the right direction  Wink

(06-27-2015, 05:47 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote:
(06-27-2015, 02:58 AM)Shawn Wrote:
(06-27-2015, 12:34 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote:
(06-26-2015, 03:27 AM)Shawn Wrote: I have been trying to convince a couple of guys at work and one of my cousins to switch, but they seem resistant to it for some reason.  Maybe it's the start up price?  I mean, it is an investment in some way, depending on what you get, but with everything but the soap and blades being permanent purchases, it's worth it.  I have mentioned the difference in price of the blades VS the cart blades, the better soap that doesn't come out of a can and full of chemicals, and the aftershaves, yet still they don't seem to look into it.

Am I being too insistent about it perhaps?  I mean I don't constantly talk about it, just a casual mention of it now and then, maybe I should leave them alone for a while and see if they will bring it up on their own now?

let them try some of your equipment for a few shaves if you trust them...that may show them the way..

I have tired, but they are hesitant about that, which I can't blame them for.  Maybe I'll try again and reinforce I'll the fact that I'll clean it well and sterilize it before they get it and give them an unopened pack of blades as well.

maybe start with your cousin first, since he's blood and all..might be a bit more trusting than co-workers.
Aye, I will next I see him, I have mentioned it before, but maybe a reminder will help... of course he has started to like his heavy beard so... there's that :Tongue Oh well, I have other cousins that keep themselves shaved, I'll keep trying to help convert the masses! Big Grin


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