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    Started with DE safety shaving recently...Where do you guys buy DE blades when traveling? I don't typically check a bag for work travel - prefer not to start for just a couple blades - and haven't noticed small packs of replacement blades in the big brand shops (cvs, rite aid etc). Am I just not looking in the right aisle?

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    There are DE blades in many large drug stores in Canada and a few of the grocery chains. I would expect that you would find them in a few of the same spots in the US. Wilkinson Sword is the brand I see often. They can be a little dear at Shoppers Drugmart here, but if your choice is between overpriced blades and a checked bag you will have to choose.
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    Some DE shavers resort to mailing blades ahead to the hotel they are staying in.
    If you were to mail a single blade you would need to be careful to prevent injury to postal workers and pack the blade (e.g. with cardboard) accordingly.


    To avoid needless questions at airport security checkpoints, I carry my three piece razor disassembled (usually in my electric toothbrush travel case).
    If it doesn't show the classic DE razor "T"-shape on the scanner, you are much less likely being asked to open you bag.

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    I have seen them at Walgreens, Walmart and target. They are usually stuck to the front of big cardboard sheets near the cartridges
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    .....or, if you are not checking baggage and don't want to drive around looking for blades, you can just get a Gillette Guard to use with you travel soap and brush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beluga View Post
    Some DE shavers resort to mailing blades ahead to the hotel they are staying in.
    I've often wondered if there isn't a little business to build around providing such a service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudeH View Post
    I've often wondered if there isn't a little business to build around providing such a service.
    Not a prob.,will ship blades to any local CONUS, $29.95
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    I've been lucky , with my razor broke down into 3 pieces and the blades in their container in my travel dopp bag so far so good , but when I started taking my feather razor I just pack my bag or mail it to the hotel, cost me a 4.80 both ways Tc
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