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Feb 8, 2006 at 3:35 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 15

cpw

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Anyone bought one recently?
Whaddaya like? How much?
I have a Braun and a Norelco. Braun battery doesn't hold a charge anymore and the Norelco (bought at Costco) doesn't seem to work very well (sounds like it's jacked up and doesn't shave very close anymore).
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PS Please don't suggest the blade. Not goin' there. Thx.
 
Feb 8, 2006 at 3:40 PM Post #3 of 15

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I've been using the Norelco 9190XL since it came out. Seems to fit my face perfectly as I get a really close shave with it and it is simple to clean.
 
Feb 8, 2006 at 6:19 PM Post #5 of 15

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I've been wondering the same thing. Here's a question though - I have a good Norelco electric shaver from maybe 1999. It was the top of the line then, though I see new models that are basically the same design but with new features - pivoting head, slightly differently designed heads. Are these improvements meaningful? Otherwise, I'm tempted just to buy new blades for my old one.

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Feb 8, 2006 at 6:21 PM Post #6 of 15

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I have been useing the bottom line Reflex Norelco rechargable for years now. Works great. Tried the same thing in a Remington and diden't like it.
 
Feb 8, 2006 at 8:27 PM Post #7 of 15

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Another happy Norelco user here. I completely swear by them. I usually just buy their midline model available at Walmart, the minimum is that it must have pivotable blades. Have gone through two so far in the past 10-15 years, they've both been awesome.
 
Feb 8, 2006 at 9:50 PM Post #8 of 15

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I"ve tried the 'cool-looking' Braun's, only to be disappointed with it's performance. Never tried the Panasonic wet-shavers. Remington gives a good value for the money, but I always come back to the Norelco triple-head models, which work best for me too.

Other than shaving performance, I do have some complaints regarding my current Norelco. First, it's less than three years old and the battery isn't holding a charge for more than a couple of days (where I used to go at least week when new). Secondly, the unit doesn't work when plugged into a wall outlet if the battery is depleated! The plug is only good to charge the unit. No chargie, no workie
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. What's up with that? My older Norelco's would work that way *shrug*.

Going mid-range is a good idea. The top-of-the-line are quite expensive, and have features that I don't particularly want. That built-in creme stuff kinda creeps me out, and has to be a cleaning nightmare. The other thing I have to complain about is the prohibitive cost of a new triple blade set. Not much less than a new mid-priced unit!
 
Feb 8, 2006 at 9:52 PM Post #9 of 15

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ken36
I've been using the 8894XL Spectra for the last few years. No complaints. Norelco really does rule.


Me too!
 
Feb 8, 2006 at 10:04 PM Post #10 of 15

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Another vote for Norelco. Closer shave than Braun or Panasonic and easier on the skin to boot.
 
Feb 9, 2006 at 4:40 AM Post #11 of 15

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Yeah, I've had 2-3 Norelcos and 3 Brauns and I'm currently back @ Norelco & not that happy. Today I bought some "Lectric Shave" to see if I can get the Norelco to go a bit closer but I also bought some fresh shaving gel and a Mach 3 to give that a go. I never seem to stay with the non-electric very long cuz it just seems to take me longer but I gotta try something right now.
Thx for the answers. According to Norelcos website, theres a new model but no one seems to have it yet and it's probably another $200 for about what I got know.
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Feb 9, 2006 at 6:38 AM Post #12 of 15

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Straight edge for me. I used to use remmington, but the razer burn got to me. Plus I love the look I get in the morning from some of my dorm-mates.
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Feb 9, 2006 at 7:13 AM Post #14 of 15

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After poking around for quite a while and reading numerous consumer reviews I went with the high end Braun dry electric shaver and feel it blows away the norelco on the cheek, but the neck can be a bit rough and is a bit harder to use. The shave is fast, efficient and a must for someone who can shave twice daily.
 
Feb 9, 2006 at 3:04 PM Post #15 of 15

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Oh well. Even though I said I "wasn't goin' there", I bought the blades which I'll probably use for 2 wks then give up again. Shaving just sucks I guess.
The Mach 3 worked pretty good this AM but the cream gets everywhere as always. Well see how my skin holds up.
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