Executive Shaving Prices

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well bob i sort of sympathise with what your saying however i also have a huge megastore 10 minutes from my house and it generally sells nothing i want.
unfortunately i have no local shops now as the big boy put them out of business then upped their prices
They probably closed when everyone else went to the mega store, same thing with small grocers and butchers when Asda and Tesco came along, people want more choice at less cost...and that's what the big stores offer
 

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They probably closed when everyone else went to the mega store, same thing with small grocers and butchers when Asda and Tesco came along, people want more choice at less cost...and that's what the big stores offer
I do agree in part however once they have the monopoly the prices go up and there's not a thing we can do about it. Most of my fishing these days is LRF and most in the uk don't deal with the high end stuff I want is most I have to order from Japan
 

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The ES site gives quite accurate ideas for everything they sell, I think. Not all prices are more than other sites. What IS adrift though is the shipping cost. You have to spend more than some other retailers to get free postage, and then it is sent 2nd class.
 
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They don't have a shop
They do, they are located at Museum Business Park if you're in Glasgow.

I agree with other, while I love to support local shops and small businesses, they also need to respect the customers and not take the piss. Would I rather pay extra £2 for great service rather than pay Amazon? Sure thing, but in some cases as others pointed out, they charge much more than "couple of quid" (saying that, you can probably apply that logic to most of the small businesses that operate online). I really hate high shipping fees too, I guess after years of free shipping from Shave Lounge it is hard to get use to paying for postage, so because I can always pop in to ES it works out cheaper anyway.

Shave Lounge was my favourite shop, they had everything I liked (apart from Goodfellas, but I only discovered that brand after they shut) so I was used to ordering all my shaving stuff from the same place. Now I just got into a habit of checking few different websites for prices and ordering from whatever works out cheapest. Pain in the arse, but what else can you do. Bring the SL back!
 
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I find some stuff at ES well priced but other stuff is just bonkers. Here's a couple of examples:

Super ShaveX blades - £16.80 at Connaught or £60 at ES:

Proraso Red 400ml aftershave - £15-17 on the bay or £33 at ES:
I rarely even bothering to look at ES nowadays 'cos most of the stuff I want I can find much cheaper elsewhere...even after TSR 10% discount!
 

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They do, they are located at Museum Business Park if you're in Glasgow.

I agree with other, while I love to support local shops and small businesses, they also need to respect the customers and not take the piss. Would I rather pay extra £2 for great service rather than pay Amazon? Sure thing, but in some cases as others pointed out, they charge much more than "couple of quid" (saying that, you can probably apply that logic to most of the small businesses that operate online). I really hate high shipping fees too, I guess after years of free shipping from Shave Lounge it is hard to get use to paying for postage, so because I can always pop in to ES it works out cheaper anyway.

Shave Lounge was my favourite shop, they had everything I liked (apart from Goodfellas, but I only discovered that brand after they shut) so I was used to ordering all my shaving stuff from the same place. Now I just got into a habit of checking few different websites for prices and ordering from whatever works out cheapest. Pain in the arse, but what else can you do. Bring the SL back!
you are 100% wrong they don't have a shop. I know this as a matter of fact as iv been ( twice ). The have a warehouse where Brian will speak to you but no shop for you to browse. its basically an online business. don't get me wrong when you go Brian is a wonderful guy & very knowledgable but no shop in any state or form. The Gentlemans Groom room in Dundee on the other hand is 100% shop
 
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It amuses me how many people praise ES customer service. I was using a proper brush and soap with cartridges and had bought some bits from them.
When I decided to move away from carts I spoke to Brian who convinced me to try a one blade. I bought one but wasn’t happy. First complaint - was told I needed to use it for at least ten shaves. Still not happy and having bought a cheap WS DE from a supermarket - which was better - I was then told I’d had it more than 14 days - so tough.
I’m now enjoying proper shaving despite ES’s best efforts!
I had a similarly poor experience. I was sent the wrong item which I had to pay to return out of my own pocket and they wouldn't send out the correct item until they had received it back. Vowed never to shop there again, complete p*sstakers.
 
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you are 100% wrong they don't have a shop. I know this as a matter of fact as iv been ( twice ). The have a warehouse where Brian will speak to you but no shop for you to browse. its basically an online business. don't get me wrong when you go Brian is a wonderful guy & very knowledgable but no shop in any state or form. The Gentlemans Groom room in Dundee on the other hand is 100% shop
Well, they don't have a classic shop, no. My bad. It's a warehouse and it's open to public. You can go in, pick up your order or have a look. So my point was, that it still often works out cheaper to get stuff from them and pick it up, rather than paying a postage from somewhere else. If you know what you're going for, then this is no different than going to a shop.
 

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Well, they don't have a classic shop, no. My bad. It's a warehouse and it's open to public. You can go in, pick up your order or have a look. So my point was, that it still often works out cheaper to get stuff from them and pick it up, rather than paying a postage from somewhere else. If you know what you're going for, then this is no different than going to a shop.
your wrong mate. yes they have a warehouse but there's nothing on display, nothing for you to touch & feel, nothing to see or nothing on any shelf. you can't buy anything you see on a shelf because there aint one. Nothing. you can't browse anything.
if for instance you fancy something then yes they will go get it for you but its as far from a shop as a shop can be.
ALSO with all due respect in your words you have never been,
Another one of your points is its in an industrial estate so who can go here ?
anyone with a car I would presume and for most of the country postage at £4.95 would be a hell of a lot cheaper than paying fuel money
 
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