a norelco

Reflex Plus 6843XL
I just bought a Norelco razor (the Reflex Plus 6843XL) because I don’t enjoy shaving with a blade and I must say I’m impressed. You can tell a lot of engineering went into the design, and the end result is an extremely close shave. I saw the commercials and thought it was all hype but man, it really worked well.

One thing that was hard to understand was the range of prices. They all look the same, but there were over 10 models ranging from $35 to $200. The major difference between them is the time it takes to charge and how long the charge lasts. They all have the lift and cut system, individually floating heads, self sharpening blades, pop-up trimmer, travel pouch and LED power charge indicator. They all come with a 2-year warranty and a 60-day money back guarantee so there was very little risk in buying it. That tells me they’re very confident that I’m either going to be extremely pleased with their razor or they’re very confident that I’m lazy. Thankfully it was the former.


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  1. Because of the price difference, you’d think they would have sample razors for you to try out in order to help the customer determine if they want all the bells and whistles or just a basic razor. I wonder if there are department stores that have something like that available, kinda like the makeup counter at Nordstoms.

    Comment by jason on December 4, 2003 @ 8:21 am
  2. Heh, you bought my pro-electric-razor propaganda. I like them, though I’ve never tried a Norelco. I currently have a Braun, and it works pretty well.

    Comment by Cameron on December 4, 2003 @ 8:44 am
  3. Ugh. I tried an electric razor way back in 1974, and all it did (besides give me a not very close shave and irritating the heck out of my face) was cost me $30 I really couldn’t afford — there wasn’t a warranty as far as I knew, and even if there were, I was in Germany (for two years) before I found out about it.

    Are we saying that electric razors work better these days and actually shave?

    Maybe I ought to try one again.

    Comment by Mike on December 6, 2003 @ 3:29 pm
  4. The Norelco is by far the best razor I’ve tried, so if you haven’t used one, I agree with your assessment of the others. It was painless to try it because of their 90-day money back return policy.

    Comment by dan on December 8, 2003 @ 5:21 pm
  5. Norelco offers a 60-day guarantee, not a 90-day guarantee.

    Comment by Jim on January 9, 2004 @ 12:56 am

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