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Some interesting links and reading material. I think we can all agree multiblade carts are the devil so this isnt a post to dogpile them. Been there, done that. But in my recent research it costs Gillette, in full production, 50 cents to make each 5 blade cartridge. Then they resell them $4.50-$5.00 a head making that a 4,750% profit. So I was searching around for info on the manufacturing process itself. (much like the how-its-made video on DE blades) But I figure P&G is so secretive and protective of the process, no pictures or video of it exists. I guess they dont want to show how easy it is to make money off of ill informed consumers.

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-5/Safety-Razor.html



http://makkai.com/2012/04/how-intellectu...s-shaving/

I would like to counter argue that a Injector razor does provide a very good shave at an affordable cost so I disagree with the author on his point there. I agree that the use of patents to protect the product line is an effective tool in cornering a market.


And for a mind melting read on razors from a college instructor with a law degree

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/faculty/rese...ades-myths

One thing he doesnt point out, or just doesnt know, the government contract to supply all troops with Khaki sets during the war actually cemented Gillette as America's #1 choice of razor. It indoctrinated thousands of men to the use of Gillette, and provides that psychological link needed to ensure a repeat customer after the war. In addition, it gave Gillette a huge financial boost right when the blade patent was about to expire ensuring repeat customers with a known product post-war. (I think you could compare it to the gvt purchase of Aries K-cars and Diplomats for gvt use when Ioccocca ran Chrysler) Only I have yet to meet a gvt worker that ran out and bought a K-car after their staff car broke down driving the General around base.

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(04-09-2016, 05:59 AM)olschoolsteel Wrote: Some interesting links and reading material. I think we can all agree multiblade carts are the devil so this isnt a post to dogpile them. Been there, done that. But in my recent research it costs Gillette, in full production, 50 cents to make each 5 blade cartridge. Then they resell them $4.50-$5.00 a head making that a 4,750% profit. So I was searching around for info on the manufacturing process itself. (much like the how-its-made video on DE blades) But I figure P&G is so secretive and protective of the process, no pictures or video of it exists. I guess they dont want to show how easy it is to make money off of ill informed consumers.

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-5/Safety-Razor.html



http://makkai.com/2012/04/how-intellectu...s-shaving/

I would like to counter argue that a Injector razor does provide a very good shave at an affordable cost so I disagree with the author on his point there. I agree that the use of patents to protect the product line is an effective tool in cornering a market.


And for a mind melting read on razors from a college instructor with a law degree

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/faculty/rese...ades-myths

One thing he doesnt point out, or just doesnt know, the government contract to supply all troops with Khaki sets during the war actually cemented Gillette as America's #1 choice of razor. It indoctrinated thousands of men to the use of Gillette, and provides that psychological link needed to ensure a repeat customer after the war. In addition, it gave Gillette a huge financial boost right when the blade patent was about to expire ensuring repeat customers with a known product post-war. (I think you could compare it to the gvt purchase of Aries K-cars and Diplomats for gvt use when Ioccocca ran Chrysler) Only I have yet to meet a gvt worker that ran out and bought a K-car after their staff car broke down driving the General around base.

LMAO
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I read somewhere that Gillette had the highest margin of any company on it's products. Not sure if it's accurate but it's marking it's prices up pretty high when you look at the cost to manufacture. I read their fillings a few times and their margins are quite impressive.
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(This post was last modified: 04-13-2016, 04:13 PM by grim.)
(04-09-2016, 05:59 AM)olschoolsteel Wrote: Some interesting links and reading material. I think we can all agree multiblade carts are the devil so this isnt a post to dogpile them. Been there, done that. But in my recent research it costs Gillette, in full production, 50 cents to make each 5 blade cartridge. Then they resell them $4.50-$5.00 a head making that a 4,750% profit.

I am sure the P&G stockholders love this, the American Way.


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